Restaurants in Orlando
Orlando receives visitors from all over the world since Orlando travel has a lot to do. Food choices and themed restaurant offer everything from African to Vietnamese. Some of America’s most celebrated chefs run some of them. Choices abound from quaint cafes and sleek wine bars, to dinner theatre restaurants and fine dining experience. Dine and catch the show at Hard Rock Live and House of Blues. Restaurants in Orlando offer fine dining and entertainment.
Some favorites include:
Tabla Bar and Grill cuisine offers a symphony of Indian flavors and spices for both first timers and experienced Indian diners.
Roy's Restaurant offers Hawaiian treats including a memorable Hawaiian Martini, Yamaguchi Sushi, Misoyaki Butterfish and to die for Chocolate Soufflé. This is one of the best restaurants in Orlando.
If you have a yen for French cuisine, you cannot go wrong with a visit to Le Coq au Vin.
For Mexican dishes and ambience, you must visit Agave Azul.
Sea Thai Restaurant offers Thailand's unique flavors: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.
If you've never had Turkish food Anatolia is an excellent start. The experienced chef offers Salatlar, Shwarma, Kebab and Gyro. Save room for Baklava.
Hanamazki Japanese Restaurant provides an adoring public with Kyoto style food, sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, and steaks. Orlando restaurants offer excellent Japanese food.
One of the few enclaves of authenticity in Disney-designed Celebration, Columbia has perfected old-style Spanish cooking—grilled meats, piles of paella, and a lengthy list of seafood dishes—since its first location opened across the peninsula (in Tampa’s Ybor City) in 1905.
At Primo in the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, the refeshing layout—open kitchen, rustic-colored walls, intimate but spaced tables—underscores co-owner and executive chef Melissa Kelly's style of “simplicity, seasonality and freshness.” Produce
A blissful find in a fast-food-clogged area just outside Walt Disney World’s borders, Bruno’s is the sort of place where the namesake chef and owner can be heard back in the kitchen, singing as he cooks.
The Tusker House is located in the Harambe Marketplace in the Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The focal point of the restaurant is its impressive Wall of Flames, an 18-foot wall filled with rotisseries.
The comfort food comes in heaping portions at this cafe in Celebration, a Disney-designed town dating to the late 1990’s. Fashioned as an Art Deco-style diner, there are laminate-top tables and an old-fashioned soda fountain.
Modeled after the Italian restaurant in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Tony’s Town Square is located at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, just before Main Street U.S.A.
Inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is the award-winning restaurant of chef Norman Van Aken, a member of the James Beard Who’s Who list. The New World cuisine of Norman’s fuses the flavors of different global regions including Latin, Caribbean, and Asia.
Go to this 30-year-old healthy café for a garlic-rich Med-meets-Middle East menu,
Jiko (“Jee-ko”) is Swahili for “the cooking place.” This African, Indian, and Mediterranean restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is decorated in earthtone colors and outfitted with a mix of blue-seated booths and padded chairs around wood tables.
Located just a few miles outside downtown Orlando in Winter Park, Hot Olives is a casual, family-friendly eatery serving Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired fare. The decor includes sleek black chairs and tables, crisp white walls, and paintings of olives around the dining area.
Located on Disneyworld’s boardwalk, Flying Fish Café lives up to its name by serving seafood delicacies like pan-roasted chimichurri-glazed South Carolina flounder, cooked right in front of you by Flying Fish chefs.
Located in the Mt. Dora area, the Goblin Market is owned by husband and wife team Vince and Janis Guzinski.
At Emeril’s Orlando in Universal's CityWalk, the high ceilings, huge windows and clean lines bring a simplistic, pleasing contrast to the intricate menu items.