Steak Houses































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

Steak Houses

*The Capital Grille Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando 407-370-4392. L Mon.-Fri., D nightly. Dry-aged steak, doting service and a 300-plus-label wine list are the calling cards of this upscale I-Drive steakhouse. In addition to steaks prepared simply, Capital Grille offers creative alternatives such as Kona-crusted sirloin with caramelized shallot butter. The classic décor with traditional gilt-framed paintings is D.C.-centric—you’ll expect to see a senator dining nearby. Price: $$$-$$$$ Credit cards: All hn

Capriccio Grill The Peabody Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando 407-352-4000. D daily. This Italian-themed steakhouse features Ruprecht's of Chicago beef, fresh seafood and dessert shooters, all prepared in an exhibition kitchen and served against a dramatic backdrop of black-and-white tiled floors. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All 

*Del Frisco’s Prime Steak & Lobster 729 Lee Road, Orlando 407-645-4443. D Mon.-Sat. Year in and year out, readers pick Del Frisco’s as the city’s best steak house. Owner Carole Christner serves USDA Prime, corn-fed Midwestern beef and Australian cold-water lobster tails in a masculine, woodsy atmosphere. There’s also a 6,500-bottle wine cellar and an extensive collection of single-malt scotch. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All hn

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 933 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park 407-699-9463. D nightly. With a contemporary dining room and 100 wines by the glass, the Orlando outlet of the Fleming’s chain is a lively take on the steakhouse concept. All steaks are aged USDA prime corn-fed beef. Price: $$$ Credit cards: AE D MC V hn

*Kres Chophouse 17 West Church Street, Downtown Orlando 407-447-7950. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. Kres’ urban panache attracts downtown’s see-and-be-seen crowd, who fill its dramatic booths to try out sizzling steaks and chops. Price: $$$-$$$$ Credit cards: All hn

A Land Remembered Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando 407-996-9939. L-D daily. Themed around Patrick Smith’s novel of the same name, which chronicles a Central Florida family’s experiences around the time of the Civil War, A Land Remembered serves a menu centered on steaks from the Harris Ranch. Price: $$-$$$$ Credit cards: All hn

Matthew’s Steakhouse Plantation Grove, 2594 South Maguire Road, Ocoee 407-877-0003. L Wed.-Fri. D Tue.-Sun. Matthew’s has brought German-style steaks to Orlando. Each steak is marinated and cooked over an open–flame wood grill. Price: $$$ Credit cards: AE MC V hn

Morton’s The Steakhouse
Dr. Phillips Marketplace, 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando 407-248-3485. D daily. This local outlet of a national highest-end chain has made its reputation on 24-ounce Porterhouse steaks, 20-ounce New York sirloin, and 14-ounce double-cut filets. Bar 12-21 features a Bar Bites menu featuring items like petite filet mignon sandwiches. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: AE MC V DC

Ocean Prime Rialto, 7339 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando 407-781-4880. D daily. Expertly prepared seafood and steaks are presented by white-jacketed servers in this “Modern American Supper Club,” which boasts a sleek Deco setting and a bold, jazzy soundtrack. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: All hn

Old Hickory Steakhouse Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee 407-586-2000. D daily. Designed to look like a rustic Everglades retreat, Old Hickory features naturally aged, grain-fed Midwestern Angus beef plus fresh seafood and rotating unusual items such as kangaroo and suckling baby pig. Dover sole is flown in from Europe. Price: $$$$ Credit cards: AE DC MC V hn

*The Palm Hard Rock Hotel, 5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando 407-503-7256. D daily. With the exception of caricatures of Orlando stars on the wall, our outpost of this high-end New York steakhouse is a duplicate of the 75-year-old original, down to the aged steaks and oversized lobsters. Price: $$$ Credit cards: All h

*Ruth’s Chris Steak House Winter Park Village, 610 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park 407-622-2444; The Fountains, 7501 Sand Lake Road, Dr. Phillips 407-226-3900; 80 Colonial Center Pkwy, Heathrow 407-804-8220. D nightly. Orlando is home to three Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses, each one an attractive, expensive restaurant with top-quality steaks and good service. Price: $$$ Credit cards: AE DC MC V hn

Spice Modern Steakhouse 326 Park Avenue South, Winter Park 407-772-8176; 407 East Central Blvd, Downtown Orlando 407-481-9533; 7025 CR 46A, Heathrow 407-936-1267. L-D daily. Spice is a dynamic steakhouse attracting the martini crowd with steaks plus options like blackened grouper, tuna sashimi, lobster ravioli and olive-stuffed chicken breast. Price: $-$$$$ Credit cards: AE DS MC V hn

Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar Plaza Venezia, 7488 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando 407-248-0429.  L-D daily. A steakhouse with Italian influences—and loads of martinis. This Restaurant Row classic includes a Sinatra-style lounge area as well as a menu of dry-aged beef and dishes such as chicken Marsala and shrimp fra diablo. Price: $$$  Credit cards: All n

Vines Grille & Wine Bar The Fountains, 7563 West Sand Lake Road, Dr. Phillips 407-351-1227. D daily. A wood-fired grill makes this Chicago-style steakhouse a standout along Restaurant Row. There is an extensive wine list and live jazz plays often. Price: $$-$$$ Credit cards: All hn