Steak Houses




Wine Bars and Lounges

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* 2008 Dining Award Winners
B Breakfast
BR Brunch
L Lunch
D Dinner
h Reservations recommended
n Extensive wine list
$ Dinner entrées under $10
$$ Dinner entrées $10-$15
$$$ Dinner entrées $15-$25
$$$$ Dinner entrées more than $25
AE American Express
DC Diner’s Club
DS Discover
MC MasterCard
V Visa

Creative / Contemporary

*The Boheme The Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 South Orange Avenue, Downtown Orlando 407-581-4700. B-D daily. The combination of elegance, fine dining and art that would be the envy of galleries has made The Boheme a top choice in downtown dining. The restaurant also features a Sunday jazz brunch. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: All hn

*Café Tu Tu Tango 8625 International Drive, Orlando 407-248-2222. L-D daily. Go with a group and share, as Café Tu Tu Tango’s menu is full of incredibly inventive items—all in appetizer-sized portions. Cajun chicken eggrolls, and Dutch salad made with caramelized onion flatbread, dried cranberries, pine nuts and goat cheese, are typical selections. Price: $$ Credit cards: All n

Citricos Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, 4401 Grand Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3436. D Wed.-Sun. Designed with our local bounty of citrus in mind, Citricos offers a nouveau menu with appropriate wines suggested for each item. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

The Dining Room Downtown Disney West Side, 1482 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista 407-938-9653. D daily. The shining star of Wolfgang Puck’s four-section eatery is The Dining Room, an unmarked fine-dining establishment sitting quietly at the top of a steep stairway. Visit for agnolotti filled with corn and marscapone, and “chinois” rack of Colorado lamb. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

The Galerie Mona Lisa Suite Hotel, 225 Celebration Place, Celebration 407-964-7000. B-D daily. Flavors from around the globe and market-fresh ingredients give diners a range of choices from breakfast to dinner. Price: $-$$$$. Credit cards: All hn

Hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Airport Boulevard, 9th Floor, East Orlando 407-825-1234. D Mon.-Sat. Consider the Hemisphere a Hyatt restaurant instead of an airport restaurant (it’s both), and you’ll begin to accept it as the fine dining refuge it is. The ninth-floor location offers runway views. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

*HUE 629 East Central Boulevard, Thornton Park 407-849-1800. L, D daily. Sleek, hip HUE brings creative food to equally with-it Thornton Park. Enjoy a tuna tartare napolean and tamari-roasted duck breast with sesame hoisin sauce while eyeing a DKNY/Banana Republic-clad crowd. Price: $$$ Credit cards: AE DC MC V hn

*Journeys Restaurant 1831 West State Road 434, Longwood 407-629-2221. L Mon.-Fri.; D Tue.-Sat. Above-par fusion fare sets Journeys above most local competition. The indoor/outdoor restaurant, owned by Bram and Geraldine Fowler, is heavy on intense flavors. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

*K Restaurant Wine Bar 2401 Edgewater Drive, College Park 407-872-2332. L Tue.-Fri.; D Tue.-Sat. Scott Copeland cooks up quite a following at K, Kevin Fonzo’s tiny, indoor-outdoor stronghold of College Park’s ever-changing restaurant scene. His wine dinners are popular, as are his “art nights,” while regulars stop in for flavors such as sautéed salmon on Peruvian purple potatoes. Price: $$$ Credit cards: AE MC V hn

*La Coquina Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, One Grand Cypress Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista 407-239-1234. BR Sun.; D Thurs.-Sun. La Coquina’s specialty is the region’s most indulgent brunch, a buffet that’s served during the cool-weather season. For dinner, the restaurant is a 40-seat, dimly lit “Chef’s Kitchen” serving a prix fixe five-course meal. Open seasonally. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: All hn

*Luma on Park 290 South Park Avenue, Winter Park 407-599-4111. D daily. Infusing a burst of style into Park Avenue’s restaurant scene, Luma serves up creative and with-it fare—in a refreshingly over-the-top space. Price: $-$$$$ Credit cards: AE MC V hn

*Park Plaza Gardens 319 South Park Avenue, Winter Park 407-645-2475. BR Sun.; L-D daily. Park Plaza Gardens’ menu is as appealing as its garden-style dining room. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: All hn

*Roy’s Restaurant Plaza Venezia, 760 West Sand Lake Road, Dr. Phillips 407-352-4844. D nightly. Hawaiian-fusion cuisine is prepared thoughtfully and served by a friendly staff at this local outpost of the Hawaii-based chain. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

Taste 717 West Smith Street, College Park 407-835-0646. L-D daily. Taste serves appetizer-size portions of foods from all over the globe, so you’ll see chipotle pepper in one dish, basil oil in another. The atmosphere is upbeat, with funky art (for sale) on the walls, and the wine list is extensive. Price: $$ Credit cards: All n

Tchoup Chop Royal Pacific Hotel & Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando 407-503-CHOP. L Mon.-Sat.; D daily. Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse goes Polynesian at Tchoup Chop. The lively dining room turns out creative dishes like spicy Kiawe-smoked ribs and marinated grilled chicken. The Bloody Marys are exceptional. Price: $$-$$$ Credit cards: All hn

*Victoria & Albert’s Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista 407-824-1089. D nightly. This fine-dining creative-American mecca is the place to celebrate landmark occasions. Chef Scott Hunnel prepares outstanding seven-course prix fixe meals each night, delighting with the likes of pheasant, foie gras and truffles. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: AE MC Vhn

Wolfgang Puck Café Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista 407-938-9653. L-D daily. A welcome four-restaurant complex, offering a fine dining restaurant upstairs, a sushi bar and casual café downstairs, and a quick-serve outlet next door. Price: $-$$$$ Credit cards: AE DC MC Vhn