2011 Dining Awards

Our annual readers survey names the top restaurants in town in 60 categories.

BEST RESTAURANT
1 (3) FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.352.0135
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.23992 (2)

 

Chef’s Table 
at the Edgewater
chefstableattheedgewater.com
99 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.230.4837

 

3 Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 


BEST NEW 
RESTAURANT
1 Mitchell’s Fish Market
mitchellsfishmarket.com
460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 122
Winter Park
407.339.3474

 

2 Napa
peabodyorlando.com
The Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando
407.352.4000

 

3 Crave
fl.craveamerica.com
4158 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.345.8788

 


BEST SEAFOOD
1 (1) FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.352.0135
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.2399

 

2 Mitchell’s Fish Market
mitchellsfishmarket.com
460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 122
Winter Park
407.339.34743 Bonefish Grill
bonefishgrill.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST SERVICE
1 (1) Victoria & Albert’s
victoria-alberts.com
Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World Resort
407.939.3463

2 Ruth’s Chris
ruthschris.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

3 FishBones
fishbonesrestaurants.com
6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.352.0135
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.2399

 


BEST OUTDOOR 
DINING
1 (1) FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.2399

 

2  (3) Hillstone
hillstone.com
215 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park
407.740.4005
 

3 Mitchell’s Fish Market
mitchellsfishmarket.com
460 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 122
Winter Park
407.339.3474
 

 


BEST BREAKFAST
1 (1) First Watch
firstwatch.com
Seven Orlando-area locations

 

2 (2) Peach Valley
peachvalleyrestaurants.com
5072 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando
407.522.2601

 

3 Keke’s
kekesbreakfastcafe.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH
1 (2) La Coquina
grandcypress.hyatt.com
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando
407.239.3853

 

2 Villa de Flora
gaylordhotels.com
Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee
407.586.1114

 

3 (3) Dexter’s
dexwine.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST TAKE-OUT
1 (1) 4Rivers Smokehouse
4rbbq.com
2103 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park
407.474.8377

 

2 Outback
outback.com
Six Orlando-area locations

 

3 Pei Wei
peiwei.com
Four Orlando-area locations

 


BEST POWER LUNCH
1 Citrus Restaurant
citrusorlando.com
821 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407.373.0622

 

2 Hillstone
hillstone.com
215 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park
407.740.4005

 

3 (2) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 


BEST LATE-NIGHT 
DINING
1 Bananas
bananasdiner.com
924 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando
407.480.2200

 

2 (1) Kres Chophouse
kresrestaurant.com
17 W. Church St.
Orlando
407.447.7950

 

3 Johnnie’s Hideaway
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
12551 State Road 535
Orlando
407.827.1111

 


BEST WINE PAIRING 
DINNERS
1 (1) Chef’s Table at the Edgewater
chefstableattheedgewater.com
99 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.230.4837

 

2 Old Hickory Steakhouse
gaylordhotels.com
Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee
407.586.1600

 

3 FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.352.0135
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.2399

 


BEST FOR A 
BUSINESS DINNER
1 Ruth’s Chris
ruthschris.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

2 (3) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

3 Old Hickory Steakhouse
gaylordhotels.com
Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee
407.586.1600

 


BEST CARIBBEAN
1 (1) Bahama Breeze
bahamabreeze.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

2 Tommy Bahama
tommybahama.com
9101 International Drive
Orlando
321.281.5888

 

3 Caribbean Sunshine Bakery
caribbeansunshinebakery.net
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST CHINESE
1 (1) P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
pfchangs.com
The Mall at Millenia
407.345.2888
Winter Park Village
407.622.0188

 

2 Kim Wu
4904 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando
407.293.0752

 

3 Pei Wei
peiwei.com
Four Orlando-area locations

 


BEST DELI
1 (1) TooJay’s
toojays.com
Six Orlando-area locations

 

2 That Deli
thatdelifl.com
3801 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 131
Lake Mary
321.363.1394

 

3 (2) Jason’s Deli
jasonsdeli.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST FRENCH
1 (1) Le Coq au Vin
lecoqauvinrestaurant.com
4800 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407.851.6980

 

2 (2) Café de France
lecafedefrance.com
526 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.647.1869

 

3 (3) Chez Vincent
chezvincent.com
533 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park
407.599.2929

 


BEST GREEK
1 (1) Taverna Opa
opaorlando.com
9101 International Drive
Orlando
407.351.8660

 

2 (3) Mykonos
mykonoslongwood.com
2401 W. State Road 434
Longwood
407.788.9095

 

TIE
3 Greek Flame
greekflametaverna.com
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando
407.370.4624

 

3 (2) Athena Café
1140 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs 407.830.0707

 


BEST JAPANESE
1 (1) Kobé Japanese Steakhouse
kobesteakhouse.com
Seven Orlando-area locations

 

2 (2) Amura
amura.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

3 (3) Seito Sushi
seitosushi.com
Four Orlando-area locations

 


BEST INDIAN
1 (1) Memories of India
memoriesofindiacuisine.com
7625 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando
407.370.3277
3895 Lake Emma Road
Lake Mary
407.804.0920

 

2 Woodlands
woodlandsusa.com
6040 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando
407.854.3330

 

3 (2) Kohinoor
kohinoorindianrestaurant.com
249 W. State Road 436
Altamonte Springs
407.788.6004

 


BEST ITALIAN
1 Cariera’s Cucina Italiana
carieras.com
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 12
Orlando
407.351.1187
10663 Narcoossee Road, Suite 108
Orlando
321.235.1931

 

2 (3) Antonio’s La Fiamma
antoniosonline.com
611 S. Orlando Ave.
Maitland
407.645.1035
Five Orlando-area locations

 

3 (2) Carrabba’s
carrabbas.com
Seven Orlando-area locations 

BEST LATIN
1 (1) Columbia Restaurant
columbiarestaurant.com
649 Front St.
Celebration
407.566.1505

 

2 Samba Room
sambaroom.net
7468 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.226.0550

 

3 (2) Numero Uno
numero-uno-restaurant.com
2499 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando
866.495.7187

 


BEST MEXICAN/
TEX MEX
1 Tijuana Flats
tijuanaflats.com
Eight Orlando-area locations

 

2 (3) Taquitos Jalisco Restaurant
taquitosjaliscorestaurant.com
1041 S. Dillard St.
Winter Garden
407.654.0363

 

3 Paxia
paxiarestaurant.com
2611 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.420.1155

 


BEST MIDDLE 
EASTERN
1 (3) Cedars Restaurant
cedarsoforlando.com
7732 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.351.6000

 

2 (2) Bosphorous
bosphorousrestaurant.com
108 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.644.8609

 

3 (1) Anatolia
anatoliaorlando.com
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando
407.352.676

 


BEST BARBECUE
1 (2) 4Rivers Smokehouse
4rsmokehouse.com
2103 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park
407.474.8377

 

2 (1) Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q
bubbalous.com
Five Orlando-area locations

 

3 Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
sonnysbbq.com
Nine Orlando-area location

 


BEST SOUTHERN
1 (3) Cracker Barrel
crackerbarrel.com
Eight Orlando-area locations

 

2 (2) Mama Nems’
mamanemssoulfood.com
805 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 106
Orlando
407.253.7744

 

3 House of Blues
houseofblues.com
1490 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista
407.934.2583

 


BEST SPANISH
1 (1) Columbia Restaurant
columbiarestaurant.com
649 Front St.
Celebration
407.566.1505

 

2 Mi Tomatina
mitomatina.com
433 West New England Ave.
Winter Park
321.972.4881

 

3 Ceviche
ceviche.com
125 W. Church St.
Orlando
321.281.814

 


BEST WINE BAR
1 (2) The Wine Room
thewineroomonline.com
270 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.696.9463

 

2 (1) Eola Wine Company
eolawinecompany.com
500 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando
407.481.9100
136 Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.647.9103

 

3 (3) The Vineyard Wine Co.
thevineyardwinecompany.com
1140 Town Park Ave., Suite 1260
Lake Mary
407.833.9463

 


BEST VIETNAMESE
1 (1) Little Saigon
littlesaigonrestaurant.com
1106 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407.423.8539

 

2 (3) Viet Garden
vietgardenorlando.com
1237 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407.896.4154

 

3 Pho 88
pho88orlando.com
730 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando
407.897.3488

 


BEST STEAK HOUSE
1 (3) Charley’s Steakhouse
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

2 (2) Ruth’s Chris
ruthschris.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

3 (1) Del Frisco’s Prime 
Steak & Lobster
delfriscosorlando.com
729 Lee Road
Orlando
407.645.4443

 


BEST WINE LIST
1 Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

2 (2) Luma on Park
lumaonpark.com
290 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.599.4111

 

3 (1) The Vineyard Wine Co.
thevineyardwinecompany.com
1140 Town Park Ave., Suite 1260
Lake Mary
407.833.9463

 


BEST APPETIZERS
1 (3) The Cheesecake Factory
thecheesecakefactory.com
520 N. Orlando Ave
Winter Park
407.644.4220
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.226.0333

 

2 (2) Café Tu Tu Tango
cafetututango.com
8625 International Drive
Orlando
407.248.2222

 

3 Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 


BEST BURGER
1 Five Guys
fiveguys.com
Nine Orlando-
area locations

 

2 (2) Graffiti Junktion
graffitijunktion.com
900 E. Washington St.
Orlando
407.426.9503
2401 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.377.1961

 

3 (1) Tap Room at Dubsdread
taproomatdubsdread.com
549 W. Par St.
Orlando
407.650.0100

 


BEST SUSHI
1 (1) Amura
amura.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

2 Shari
sharisushilounge.com
621 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando
407.420.9420

 

3 (2) MoonFish
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
7525 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.363.7262

 


BEST HEALTHY
SELECTIONS

1 (1) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7770 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
436 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

2 Infusion Tea
infusionorlando.com
1600 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.999.5255

 

3 Dandelion Café
dandelioncommunitea.com
618 N. Thornton Ave.
Orlando
407.362.1864

 


BEST HOTEL
RESTAURANT

1 Napa
peabodyorlando.com
The Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando
407.352.4000

 

2 Shula’s
donshula.com
Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista
407.934.1362

 

3 La Luce
laluceorlando.com
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando
407.597.3600

 


BEST BEER SELECTION
1 World of Beer
wobusa.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

2 (3) MoonCricket Grille
mooncricketgrille.com
14 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.905.5325

 

3 (1) Jax Fifth Avenue
Deli & Ale
3400 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.999.8934
951 Greenwood Blvd.
Lake Mary
407.323.335

 


BEST RIBS
1 4Rivers Smokehouse
4rsmokehouse.com
2103 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park
407.474.8377

 

2 (1) Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q
bubbalous.com
Five Orlando-area locations

 

3 (2) Tony Roma’s
tonyromas.com
8560 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
407.248.0094
7015 S. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando
407.857.7244

 


BEST SIGNATURE DISH
1 (3) CityFish
Lobster Roll
cityfishorlando.com
617 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando
407.849.9779

 

2 K Restaurant
Wild Mushroom-Dusted
Filet Mignon
kwinebar.com
1710 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.872.2332

 

3 Vito’s Chop House
Shrimp & Scallop Scampi
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
8633 International Drive
Orlando
407.354.2467

 


BEST INDEPENDENT
BAKERY

1 (1) Sweet Traditions
Bakery & Café
sweettraditionsbakery.com
126 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.656.6338

 

2 (2) Charlie’s Gourmet Pastries
charliesgourmetpastries.com
3213 Curry Ford Road
Orlando
 407.898.9561

 

3 Sweet!
sweetbyholly.com
711 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando
407.277.7746

 


BEST SANDWICHES
1 (1) TooJay’s
toojays.com
Six Orlando-area locations

 

2 That Deli
thatdelifl.com
3801 W. Lake Mary Blvd.,
Suite 131
Lake Mary
321.363.1394

 

3 (3) Panera Bread
panerabread.com
20 Orlando-area locations

BEST PIZZA
1 Cariera’s Cucina Italiana
carieras.com
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.,
Suite 12
Orlando
407.351.1187
10663 Narcoossee Road,
Suite 108
Orlando
321.235.1931

 


2 (2) Anthony’s
anthonyspizza.com
100 N. Summerlin Ave.
Orlando
407.648.0009

 

3 NYPD Pizzeria
nypdpizzeria.com
Six Orlando-area
locations

 


RESTAURANT MOST WORTH THE WAIT
1 (2) The Ravenous Pig
theravenouspig.com
1234 N. Orange Ave.
Winter Park
 407.628.2333

 

2 (1) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

3 Hillstone
hillstone.com
215 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park
407.740.4005

 


BEST-KEPT SECRET
1 Chatham’s Place
Restaurant
chathamsplace.com
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd.    
Orlando
407.345.2992

 

2 Yellow Dog Eats
yelllowdogeats.com
1236 Hempel Ave.
Windermere
407.296.0609

 

3 (1) Chef’s Table
at the Edgewater
chefstableattheedgewater.com
99 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.230.4837

 


BEST PLACE TO
CELEBRATE

1 Victoria & Albert’s
victoria-alberts.com
Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World
407.939.3463

 

2 Ruth’s Chris
ruthschris.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

3 FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.352.0135
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.239

 


BEST CELEBRITY SPOTTING
1 (1) Blue Martini
bluemartinilounge.com
Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.447.2583

 

2 Luma on Park
lumaonpark.com
290 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.599.4111

 

3 (2) Kres Chophouse
kresrestaurant.com
17 W. Church St.
Orlando
407.447.7950

 


BEST ROMANTIC RENDEZVOUS
1 Chef’s Table at the Edgewater
chefstableattheedgewater.com
99 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.230.4837

 

2 (2) Victoria & Albert’s
victoria-alberts.com
Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World Resort
407.939.3463

 

3 (3) Vito’s Chop House
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
8633 International Drive
Orlando
407.354.2467

 


BEST VIEW
1 (2) Hillstone
hillstone.com
215 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park
407.740.4005

 

2 (1) California Grill
disney.go.com
Contemporary Resort
Walt Disney World
407.939.3463

 

3 (3) Enzo’s
enzos.com
1130 S. U.S. Highway 17-92
Longwood
407.834.9872

 


BEST SALADS
1 (1) Souplantation &
Sweet Tomatoes
souplantation.com
Four Orlando-area
locations

 

2 (2) Crispers
crispers.com
Seven Orlando-area locations

 

3 (3) Greens & Grille
greensandgrille.com
4104 Millenia Blvd., Suite 114
Orlando
407.770.1407
11325 University Blvd.
Orlando
407.373.0123

 


BEST VEGETARIAN
1 (2) Ethos Vegan Kitchen
ethosvegankitchen.com
1235 N. Orange Ave., Suite 101
Orlando
407.228.3898

 

2 Infusion Tea
infusionorlando.com
1600 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.999.5255

 

3 Dandelion Café
dandelioncommunitea.com
618 N. Thornton Ave.
Orlando
407.362.1864

 


BEST OLD FAVORITE
1 (2) Le Coq Au Vin
lecoqauvinrestaurant.com
4800 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407.851.6980

 

2 (1) Linda’s La Cantina
lindaslacantinasteakhouse.com
4721 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407.894.4491

 

3 Enzo’s
enzos.com
1130 S. U.S. Highway 17-92
Longwood
407.834.9872

 


BEST LIVE MUSIC/
ENTERTAINMENT

1 Vines Grille & Wine Bar
vinesgrille.com
7533 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.351.1227

 

2 (2) Dexter’s
dexwine.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 

3 House of Blues
houseofblues.com
1490 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista
407.934.2583

 


RESTAURANT YOU ARE
DYING TO VISIT

1 (1) Victoria & Albert’s
victoria-alberts.com
Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World
407.939.3463

 

2 (2) Norman’s
normans.com
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando
407.393.4333

 

3 The Capital Grille
thecapitalgrille.com
9101 International Drive
Orlando
407.370.4392

 


BEST PLACE TO
TAKE COMPANY

1 (1) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

2 Hillstone
hillstone.com
215 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park
407.740.4005

 

3 Luma on Park
lumaonpark.com
290 S. Park Ave.
Winter Park
407.599.4111

 


BEST DESSERTS
1 (2) The Cheesecake Factory
thecheesecakefactory.com
520 N. Orlando Ave
Winter Park
407.644.4220
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.226.0333

 

2 (1) Dessert Lady
dessertlady.com
4900 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando
407.822.8881
120 W. Church St.
Orlando
407.999.5696

 

3 (3) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 


BEST PLACE FOR  COCKTAILS
1 (2) Blue Martini
bluemartinilounge.com
Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.447.2583

 

2 Rocks
peabodyorlando.com
The Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando
407.352.4000

 

3 (1) Ember
emberorlando.com
42 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando
407.849.5200

 


BEST THAI
1 (1) Thai Blossom
mythaiblossom.com
The Edgewater Hotel
99 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden
407.905.9917

 

TIE
2 Sea Thai
seaorlando.com
3812 E.Colonial Drive
Orlando
407. 895.0985

 

2 (2) Thai House
thaihouseoforlando.net
2117 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando
407.898.0820

 


BEST NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT
1 Tap Room at Dubsdread
taproomatdubsdread.com
549 W. Par St.
Orlando
407.650.0100

 

2 (2) K Restaurant
kwinebar.com
1710 Edgewater Drive
Orlando
407.872.2332

 

3 Dexter’s
dexwine.com
Three Orlando-area locations

 


BEST HAPPY HOUR
1 FishBones
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
7005 County Road 46A
Lake Mary
407.581.2399

 

2 (3) MoonFish
talkofthetownrestaurants.com
7525 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.363.7262

 

3 (1) Blue Martini
bluemartinilounge.com
Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando
407.447.2583

 


RESTAURANT THAT SAYS “ORLANDO” THE BEST
1 (1) Citrus Restaurant
citrusorlando.com
821 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando
407.373.0622

 

2 (3) The Ravenous Pig
theravenouspig.com
1234 N. Orange Ave.
Winter Park
 407.628.2333

 

3 (2) Seasons 52
seasons52.com
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando
407.354.5212
463 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs
407.767.1252

 

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