Hemingway's
Hemingway's

Hemingway's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyattgrandcypress.com/
  • Phone: 4072391234x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar/Lounge - Opens at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Juran
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SR 535
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Hemingway's is located within the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. Utilize our complimentary valet parking at the front of the hotel or choose to pull around to our open parking area convienently located near Hemingway's Restaurant.
A word from Hemingway's
Treat yourself to delectable seafood in an authentic Key West setting. Honoring the Key’s most famous resident, with walls filled with sepia photos of the author and his fishing trophies, Hemingway’s proudly boasts the freshest fare from both sea and land. Soft lighting from hurricane lamps and six separate dining areas where privite parties from 6 to 50 may be accommodated with overlooking the pool and private Lake Windsong create an atmosphere to make even the most casual get together a special occasion.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Hemingway's reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)romantic (70)scenic view (66)fit for foodies (59)good for groups (32)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Magical Month of Dining Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Visiting Orlando and decided to try the Magical Month of Dining Menu at Hemingway's. Based on the website and menu I was expecting a more formal atmosphere but I guess in a resort town very few locations are formal. I was happy with my selection (Key Lime Caesar, "Cayo Hueso" Crab Cakes and Key Lime tart) but my husband was less impressed with his salad and entrée (Key Wester and Shrimp Scampi) though he was surprised how good the Peanut Butter Bombe was (like a big up-scale peanut butter mousse filled Reeses peanut butter cup!). The service was OK. We asked for a second bread basket and never got it but the staff was attentive and helpful otherwise. Overall it was good but I wouldn't pay full price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Key West in Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great dinner. From the appetizers to dessert, everything was wonderful. My husband and I ordered different things so we could trade and expand what we got to taste. We were happy with all. The dessert was especially good and we loved the tropical view of the garden outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to this restaurant not knowing what to expect and ended up throughly enjoying ourselves. Later in the week we went back and enjoyed it again. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a lovely evening! Great food, great ambience, attentive service (Victor) and a perfect birthday celebration for my daughter. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!
    megolf13
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The last time we were at Hemmingway's was a long time ago! Thankful for the Magical Dining Experience, otherwise it is very pricey. The cocktails were very good and the wine list was okay, a bit over priced. The food was the star of the evening. We had the Shrimp Scampi and the crab cakes. Very good portions and the food was hot. Presentation was very good. The Key Westerly salad was very refreshing. The Key Lime tart had way too much meringue for our tastes, but the Peanut Butter dessert was very light with a great flavor. We had a loud table next to us during the second half of dinner, otherwise the atmosphere was very nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant has always been on my list of places to visit. Great restaurant with great food and Service. Our table host was Jean, one of the most genuine person I have ever met and definitely provided a great service throughout the meal. The seafoof is one of a kind and kudos to the culinary team. I will definitely repeat in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were not invited to lounge while waiting. Given regular menu came for magical dining...frowns when requested this. Soup served warm, salad boring. Scampi good but fish average. Not offered more bread had to beg waiter for second glass of wine and again a comment "what was it oh yeah the (blank cheapest one @9.). Dessert looked good got key lime tart but it was burned. They scraped off! Meanwhile during dinner asked what dessert going to have and given check with dessert. Nothing like being rushed out the door... Water refills spilled all over us. Honestly felt ripped off for 100. Couldnt imagine paying regular (overpriced) would say stay away!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Crabcakes were amazing but the shrimp scampi was absoulutly plated beautifully. I hated to eat it but shrimp was amazing as well. My fiance loved the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • buffalogal
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was outstanding. We participated in the special menu and the food was fabulous. The portions were large and we received an appetizer and dessert. Neither my husband or myself could eat the dessert, peanut butter bombe, so we took it to go. We ate it the next day and it was still outstanding. I had the crab cakes and they were loaded with crab, not a lot of breading. My husband had the scampi, and he said it was the best scampi he has ever had. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hemmingway's Dining
    janlovesfl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Hemmingway's of Orlando, located in the Cypress Hyatt Regency, is a great dining experience. From the knowledgeable and friendly staff, to the broad choice of delicious entrees, this restaurant has it all!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the price!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went early on a Friday and it did not disappoint! I got the chicken, which I normally wouldn't do, but it had a chorizo sauce and I was curious. The chicken was moist with a slightly crispy skin, the sauce was okay, not as rich and plentiful as I had hoped. But, the Peanut Butter Bomb for dessert cannot be beat! If you love peanut butter like I do, make sure to try this!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood.
    iluvseafood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service were good. I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had the crab cakes. The shrimp was good but was served with fried green tomatoes. I am not a fan of fried green tomatoes. The crab cakes were good, but kind of bland. Over all, we had a good time, but I'm not sure if we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty food
    chan
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Quite disappointed in regard to the food which in general was very salty but the services were good and the waiter offered to redo the seafood which to us was salty and the chef has presented the sauce separately with the dish that the latter was less salty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    PaulS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time at Hemingway's. We were pleasantly impressed with the food offerings. Everything we ordered tasted amazing and was seasoned to perfection. The Crab Cakes were the best I've ever tasted with huge chunks of lump crab cake. Our server was warm, and very helpful. My water was never less than half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Mommabearjj
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This magical dining evening was terrific from start to finish. Our server was friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the restaurant and magical dining. Food was very good and well presented. Lovely seating by the windows. A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crab cakes I have ever had
    GordonSchumway
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was shocked by the crab cakes. they were so good and had hardley any filler in them. Also the Key lime pie was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed every minute
    MagicalLadiesofClermont
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was my first visit - the scenery is beautiful, the restaurant has lots of natural light. Every bite of food (and I tasted off of others plates) was amazing. My first try of coconut grits and I want more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STILL A GREAT PLACE TO DINE
    KAYAKER
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    WE HAD THE CRAB LEGS AND LOBSTR DINNERS AND BOTH MEALS WERE FANTASTIC! THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLACE TO ORDER CRAB LEGS, THEY ARE PRECUT SO IT MAKES AN EASY MEAL TO EAT WHEN DRESSED NICELY AND NOT AT A FISH CAMP STYLE RESTAURANT............THIS HAS BECOME OUR TWO FAVORITE MENU ITEMS........IF YOU LOVE SEAFOOD, TRY THESE NEXT VISIT!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great place
    littleli7
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a find! Great food, nice atmosphere, great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    LindaLou
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food and service were outstanding from beginning to end! Will highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special dinner or just wanting the best experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    our server,susan, was great - crabcakes were fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Love this restaurant and have for years. Our server has been with them since it opened 30 years ago. We were spoiled by his level of service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • celebration dinner
    grlsgnwld
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant was very nice. The small glass room was a nice touch and came in handy because we got kind of loud. The service was a bit slow but overall we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Orldiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed one of the best meals here we have had dining out in a long time. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the bread is to die for. The only issue we had was a large table of businessmen at the table next to us. They got a little noisy, but that is just a small asterisk on an otherwise wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb with artistic presentations
    Priceless1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to Hemingway's because it participated in Magical Dining. I'm happy we decided to because we will frequent this restaurant more often! The server (Michael) was amazing! He was extremely attentive and prepared us for every part of the meal. The food was beyond delicious and is by the far the best restaurant we have tried during Magical Dining Month. The food is beyond your expectations and you are not treated as a substandard guest for eating off of the Magical Dining Menu. I was extremely pleased with their scampi,their appetizers and their desserts! We will definitely comeback and highly recommend everyone to eat at this restaurant! You're missing out on a great dining experience with will please the senses and your memory!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    Randy8
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Hemingway's is a great place to spend a special occasion or just a quiet evening out. The staff is very attentive, helpful and friendly. The best part is the food. Artfully plated and perfectly cooked no matter what you order. I have never had anything that I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    sbgranny
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was excellent. The 2 main dishes that our party of 6 chose were the crab cakes and the shrimp scampi. Both were generous portions that tasted delicious. We also admired the beautiful presentation of all the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hemingways- A best of Orlando
    Scottip64
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had not dined at Hemingways for a while and was excited to find that it is still first class. Located in Orlando's most beautiful hotel Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress this is a gem of Orlando. The menu is vast and the ambiance classic (not too casual and not too stuffy.. Just right). Have the Creme brûlée which is the best I have ever tasted. Try Hemingways and become a fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical Dining
    YisthisVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Still one of the best restaurants for Magical Dining month.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nestled among the lush landscaping is this cozy, outstanding restaurant. The crab cakes were amazing baked (not fried) with very little bread crumbs. The key lime pie and chocolate peanut butter bombe were delicious. Service was excellent. A perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food/presentation but noisy
    hopalong
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    not very handicap accessible as the walking distance from the hotel lobby thou pleasant is a long distance. I being handicapped had to sit down twice before arriving at the restaurant. The outstanding food and presentation made up for the high noise level
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    KellynBill
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Enjoyed the magical dining menu. We had the salads, crab cakes and shrimp scampi and key lime tart and peanut butter bombe! Everything was outatanding and Suzanne was top notch server. We really enjoyed her personality. We also got 2 key lime tarts to go, they were that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hemmingways
    svhendrix
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant always delivers. You feel like a frequent diner regardless of the time between visits. Main courses and desserts always remain in the Key West Carribean style And flair.great experience and great food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Service & Ambience
    Chaz1326
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Friendly staff - beautiful location and views. Food is always excellent. Service is seamless. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magic September Orlando
    Thumper
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was a little hesitant about eating in a restaurant at a hotel even though my wife had heard great things. I took my wife, daughter and friend just to experience a different restaurant. When we arrive everyone was polite and helpful. We were seated immediately and our servers greeted us too. Each one of us got something different off the magic 3 course menu. The food was outstanding and pretty to look at, plus large portions. We each tried the other's entre'e and dessert. We really enjoyed our night out, and will make Hemingway's our special night out restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunchette
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food. Loved the seafood chowder and crab cakes
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great resturant
    MIboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, neat location. Horrible traffic to get there. From Hwy 4 it is less than 2 miles, takes 20 minutes to drive that, and 20 minutes when leaving to get back the Hwy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but missing something
    SimplydivineVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We stayed at the Hyatt and had the magical dining dinner. I was really looking forward to the calamari. I was disappointed that it came with what tasted like Campbell's tomato soup sauce. To me, the sauce makes or breaks a bland calamari. Our fish dishes were fantastic as were the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fantastic
    Cdngirlsrock
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed the 3 course August feature menu. Everything was fantastic. Outstanding flavor & presentation. The table bread equally perfect. I'd definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally made it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been anticipating a visit to this restaurant for over a year. The grounds at night looked lush and beautiful, but I thought the interior decor was a little dated (80s). That wasn't a bother because I was looking forward to the food. I had the rock shrimp and corn chowder, crab cakes with coconut grits, and key lime pie. The presentation was good but the flavor and portions were better. The chowder was much more corn than shrimp but it was not lacking. The crab cakes were great, with huge lumps of crab and no fillers and went well with the coconut flavor of the grits. The filling of the pie was a quite tart and the crust quite sweet but they balanced each other well with a myriad of fresh fruit to add variety. I would visit again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate