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Wish They All Could Be California Grills

A makeover freshened up the menu and dining room, but left intact the Disney mainstay’s 19-year tradition of superb food and an outstanding view.

Major Cajun

This year, Mardi Gras, the last day of unbridled eating before Lent, is on March 4th. While we won’t have any revelers on Orange Avenue, we do have some Cajun-inspired eateries that offer tasty repasts year-round.

Sea Change

Eddie V’s makes a formidable mark on Restaurant Row with superb seafood, steaks and service.

Chocolate Unwrapped

It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to romance and chocolate, two eternal concepts that have delighted and bedeviled us for centuries. Romantic love cannot be explained. Love of chocolate? Well, we’ll try our best.

Turkish Blend

Cappadocia draws on a diverse food history from the homeland, with charcoal-grilled meats that are out of this world.

Say Cheese!

Or filet mignon, or ricotta gnocchi, or Bananas Foster. Diners love to dish on their dishes via photos on social media. And so do the chefs.

A Study in Creativity

Chef Henry Moso watches and learns from others—and Kabooki Sushi diners are reaping the benefits.

All Smiles

With items like duck lovers pizza and buffalo burgers, The Smiling Bison takes ‘bar food’ to new heights.

Savory Southern Accent

From an on-site brewery to dazzling smoked dishes, Cask & Larder beckons diners to make themselves at home.

Mixed Grill

Santiago’s Bodega offers tasty tapas in an inviting space, but some kinks need ironing out.

On a Fast Track

With its modern Mediterranean flavors, the casual Carmel Café & Wine Bar is cause for celebration in Winter Park.

Royal Palm

Steak and seafood is The Palm’s bread and butter, and the venerable restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel excels at both.

In Plain Sight

Rocco’s Italian Grille is a true reflection of its chef, who runs his restaurant with a focus on family, friends and good food.

Flavorful Intersection

At B&B Junction, in the old 4 Rivers spot, Aaron Quinones crafts creative burgers as well as a superb mac ’n cheese.

Bakery Brilliance

Modest but Mouthwatering

Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria at Rosen Shingle Creek dazzles with a chef from Hawaii who is a wizard with Mexican food.

It’s All That

Some bear goofy names, but the sandwiches, soups and salads at That Deli are seriously good.

Familiar Fare

The Vietnamese comfort food at Ha Long Bistro is deliciously predictable—but with a few surprises.

2013 Dining Hall of Fame

The inductees to the 2013 Dining Awards Hall of Fame

2013 Dining Awards

Our annual readers survey names the top restaurants in 61 categories.

Italian Duet

Barbara Alfano and Elisa Scarpa come from different worlds in the home country. But they strike a common chord when it comes to authenticity in their culinary creations.

Expedition Sushi

At Wasabi in Florida Mall, the meal is on the move atop conveyor belts. So bring the kids and grab some fun.

Love of Country

You could easily miss diminutive Café de France on Park Avenue. And that would be a big mistake.

Mac Attraction

Out of this World

The superb flavors at Raga will transform your view of traditional Indian cuisine.

Salad Days

When Melissa Kelly opened Primo in Orlando a decade ago, she attracted a group of culinary artists who have gone on to instill her farm-to-table philosophy in their own ventures.

Self-Serving Soup

There’s a whole lotta cooking going on at Hotto Potto—and you’re doing it.

Savory Surprises

A tasty dish at a department store eatery? That’s just one of five unexpected culinary pleasures that dining critic Joseph Hayes found hiding in plain sight.

Cat’s Meow

Magnificent Greek cuisine gets star billing at Kouzzina by Cat Cora on Disney’s BoardWalk.

Stark Raving Rad

The ebullient Emily Ellyn shimmers and simmers with a retro persona that has made her a foodie darling.

Taking Flight

Whether your choice is from the sushi bar or a hot-as-blazes grill, everything at Dragonfly Robata Grill is magnificent.

Changing Tastes

When his bistro didn’t click with diners, Chef Rich Lendino turned to his Italian family’s recipes and created Marco Dino’s.

Fantastic 5

Where Wood Is Understood

At Hillstone, it rules the grill and décor to perfection. The marvelous lakeside view is hard to beat too.

Grand Affair

For 17 years, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has wowed millions on a colossal scale. Here’s how Disney pulls it off.

SoNapa, So Not

While the name is supposed to evoke places—Sonoma and Napa—known for savory cuisine, the new Maitland restaurant doesn’t even come close to them.
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