Our Picks For Best Restaurants in Orlando
So you’ve already fed your appetite for entertainment in the mecca of Orlando, Fla., now it’s time to actually nourish those bodies that were buckled into coasters and racing at top speed.
Only thing is, there are thousands upon thousands of restaurants in Orlando – and you only have so many days in town, a particular budget and taste preference in mind. Which is why we’ve cut out the work for you by compiling from our experts some of the best restaurants in Orlando for you and your family, or you and your plus-one.
It’s quite an eclectic culinary exploration, so you should find something to satisfy your cravings. And, only as Orlando does, dinner is more than just the food served on your plate. We tried to find those restaurants that also served up an unforgettable experience in its ambiance. Dig in!
Hard Rock Café
6050 Universal Blvd
Rock on at the biggest Hard Rock Café in the world, the Hard Rock Café Orlando, located at Universal Studios’ CityWalk entertainment complex. The Roman Coliseum-style building houses the largest collection of music memorabilia, including Elvis’ suit from “Viva Las Vegas,” Buddy Holly’s famous black glasses and Pete Townshend’s 1973 custom Gibson. Dine in the multi-level dining areas and be sure to order one of their Legendary Burgers and catch a live show in their massive concert venue that accommodates 3,000.
1506 Buena Vista Drive
Another celebration of celebrities past is at Planet Hollywood Orlando in Disney Springs, where there are countless artifacts from Hollywood history displayed on the walls, floors and ceiling. It’s senses overload here, with all you have to see, hear, with the restaurant’s state-of-the-art multimedia and live entertainment, and taste. Choose to dine in any of the four floors of dining areas indoors or out and order one of Guy Fieri’s killer burgers and sandwiches.
Rain Forest Café
1800 E. Buena Vista Drive
If you’ve always dreamt of taking a journey into the rain forest, take a seat at the Rain Forest Café in Disney Springs Marketplace, where you’ll be surrounded in a cool tropical jungle retreat and massive aquariums. Menu must-trys include the Jungle Safari Soup, Korean Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken, Anaconda Pasta (quinoa spaghetti) and Sparkling Volcano dessert.
7760 Sand Lake Road
Named after founder Roy Yamaguchi, born in Tokyo and James Beard winner, Roy’s is known for its Pacific Rim cuisine and outstanding hospitality. One of 18 Roy’s locations in the U.S., with six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam, the Orlando location is one of those downtown Orlando restaurants you’ll want to experience, with a menu laden with inventive fresh fish dishes and sushi.
7700 Sand Lake Road
Another longstanding Sand Lake Road landmark, Seasons 52 sources ingredients that are only in season to create unique, full-flavored dishes year-round. The American fresh grill and wine bar has a passion for fresh foods, featuring a menu of creative flatbreads and light entrees fresh off the grill.
Café Tu Tu Tango
8625 International Drive
A combination bohemian art gallery and vibrant restaurant, Café Tu Tu Tango will not disappoint as a culinary entertainment venue. Local artists paint throughout the restaurant and display their art while you dine; art is on display (and for sale) on the walls; dancers weave through the dining room; and spontaneous opera singers, tango dancers, puppeteers and magicians could erupt throughout your meal. And, if that’s not enough, dinner is a delight, with a menu of brick oven pizzas, international dinner entrees and more.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
9101 International Drive
Maggiano’s Orlando is a taste of Italy in ambiance, hospitality and scratch made classics, from its antipasti and bruschetta bar, to steak and veal entrees, pastas and extensive wine list for happy hour.
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Located in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Norman’s is a showcase of the James Beard-winning chef/cookbook author Norman Van Aken and his acclaimed New World cuisine, or fusion of Floridian foods with Latin, Caribbean and Asian influences. The elegant rotunda-shaped dining room overlooks gorgeous gardens, lakes and a Greg Norman Signature golf course. This is dining on another level, with such delicacy offerings of various caviar, a Guajillo Spiced Filet Mignon and Black Trumpet American Wagyu.
Todd English’s Bluezoo
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Located inside the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, the award-winning Bluezoo features the freshest seafood and coastal cuisine, as incepted by celebrity chef Todd English. Bluezoo’s interior is a beauty, a reflection of blues, brilliant light and glass artistry. You cannot go wrong with a selection from the raw bar, Bluezoo’s Simply Fish entrée of fresh catches or the Paella for Two served atop saffron rice.
Victoria & Albert’s
4401 Floridian Way
This renowned fine dining restaurant is located within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, featuring modern American cuisine and a classical Old World setting. It’s all in the details at Victoria & Alberts, with fresh flowers, fine china and silverware, Italian linens, intimate lighting and soft music from a harp. The restaurant offers a Chef Degustation Tasting menu, featuring seasonal dishes comprised of various textures and flavors from ingredients sourced from around the world, including truffles from Italy, beef from Japan and caviar from around the world.
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