Orlando Restaurants, something for everyone
Since “dining out” ranks as one of the top activities for travelers, the vacation
capital of the world has plenty of options—and more than 5000 restaurants.
Included is just a sample of the dozens of
family, ethnic, specialty and fine dining establishments
visitors will find in Orlando. From haute cuisine to the perfect
burger, there’s something for every palate and pocketbook.
Gourmet fare is now a way of life in the vacation capital.
Celebrations and romantic evenings deserve the perfect venue – some of
the finest include Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa,
the only AAA five-diamond restaurant in Central Florida; Manuel’s on the 28th in downtown
Orlando, with its stunning view of the city; Maison & Jardin, a French find in Altamonte Springs;
and The Boheme at downtown’s luxurious Westin Grand Bohemian Hotel.
Celebrity-chef fare shines at Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney
World Dolphin, Norman’s (Norman Van Aken) at The Ritz-Carlton and Primo (Melissa Kelly) at the JW Marriott.
And Emeril’s at Universal Orlando Resort has been hot for so long that
the popular chef “kicked it up a notch” by adding Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at
Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort. On Sand Lake Road, a whole new “restaurant row” tempts
visitors with Middle-Eastern flavors at Cedar’s, Euro-Asian creations at Roy’s Orlando and seasonally-inspired fare at Seasons 52.
Critics rave about California Grill atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort
(best restaurant fireworks show) and the Flying Fish Café on Disney’s Boardwalk.
The most extensive South-African wine list around complements the exotic flavors at Jiko –
The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
For cheeseburgers in paradise, it’s a laid-back stroll along Universal CityWalk
to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
Desert im award winning Victoria & Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort