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.
Magnificent Greek cuisine gets star billing at Kouzzina by Cat Cora on Disney’s BoardWalk.
Whether your choice is from the sushi bar or a hot-as-blazes grill, everything at Dragonfly Robata Grill is magnificent.
When his bistro didn’t click with diners, Chef Rich Lendino turned to his Italian family’s recipes and created Marco Dino’s.
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.
Cuba Libre showcases the fantastic flavors of Guillermo Pernot’s remarkable culinary journey.
For 28 years, restaurateur Chris Christini has stayed true to what made his fine-dining establishment a grand success—perfection.
Before- and after-dinner drinks serve their purpose—the palate and digestion, respectively.
From Cuban sandwiches to creamy flan, tiny Black Bean Deli delivers big-time on Latin classics.
Minor misses aside, Pasha deserves a star ranking for its pan-Mediterranean cuisine.
At deep blu seafood grille, chef Cory York’s creations immerse diners in unforgettable flavors.
Armando’s pie defines perfection, while Prato’s creation doesn’t come close to it.
Luma shines on with McGlamery’s creative flavor combinations and a chic dining room.
…with main courses and treats mentioned in Christmas stories and songs.
At Cocina 214, Southwestern cuisine is open to interpretation. And the chef knows what he’s talking about.
A few sparks fly at City Fire, but the overall dining experience is a flameout.
Although it’s grown older and bigger, Rossi’s Pizza is still home.
Terrace 390’s solid menu and nifty tech touches enliven former Harvey’s spot.
The diverse Asian offerings at Hawkers Street Fare please both palate and pocketbook.
Peabody’s Napa, with its innovative farm-to-fork cuisine, deserves ‘special place’ status.
In Florida, an emerging boutique industry is offering distinctive versions of gin, vodka and whiskey.
At this culinary school’s student-run restaurant, the chefs of tomorrow get a passing grade.
La Luce’s tasty and quirky Italian dishes put a new luxury hotel on the dining map.
From Maine to Mexico, the Windy City to the Texas Badlands, one thing we all have in common is the sandwich. Fanatical fans of food stuffed into bread can spend hours debating the merits of Reuben over Cuban and sub vs. club. And I can hear the grumbling from the burgermeisters and frankfanatics in the audience—sorry, as far as I’m concerned they ain’t sandwiches. Having spent weeks sampling sandwiches from the sublime to the truly inedible, I can recommend the following six as the best of what Orlando has to offer.
Mi Tomatina’s paella contradicts Americans’ notions about rice stuck to the bottom of the pot.
At Stone’s Throw Bistro, chef Rich Lendino tops off his fare with flavorful sauces.
The cuisine—African or Indian, or a bit of both—at the new restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge speaks a universal language.
The Oriental offerings easily outmatch the Ottoman ones at Chi in Baldwin Park.
The new Paradiso 37 isn't quite as billed, but the quality of the food makes up for that.
The differences between neighbors Bull & Bush Pub and The Social Chameleon work in your favor.
Since the beginning of 2008 we’ve seen many a restaurant door open, with a select few making a real impression on the local dining scene. Here are the best new eateries listed by their individual types of dining: American, Asian, Cuban, Italian, prix fixe, health-conscious and eclectic.