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Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress
Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress

Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandcypress.com/dining/nine_18/
  • Email: dining@villasgrandcypress.com
  • Phone: (407) 239-1999
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jacaranda
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress
NINE18 is a dinner-only restaurant offering a distinct selection of black angus steaks and fresh seafood perfect for that exceptional dining experience. Overlooking the North-South Course, Nine18 offers a relaxing and elegant atmosphere that showcases an extensive 500-bottle wine collection. We feature items such as Chef’s famous Colossal Onion Soup, Australian Rack of Lamb, Maple Leaf farm Duck, and Chocolate Soufflés. Surrounded by 1,500 acres of natural and serene beauty, NINE18 is the perfect location for a romantic dinner or special occasions.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We felt like the only diners there, that's how special the Staff made us feel, and how pampered we were all night.... simply amazing. The Chilean Sea Bass was the best I've ever had in my life... What an amazing experience. We could not decide which was better, the food or the service... Nine/18 was simply amazing in every way."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "They have hit their stride! The wine list is very well chosen with something for every taste. All ingredients were incredibly fresh and artfully presented. The service is top notch but not at all stuffy. Dress code is California casual. The room itself is beautiful with sweeping vistas of the the surrounding golf course. Tourists - if you are staying in the Lake Buena Vista area this is an easy drive / cab ride and well worth the effort. The ambiance is as far away form the theme park environment as you can get. :-) It truly is an oasis. Locals - if you are in Windermere, Bay Hill, or Keene's Point you absolutely should give it another shot! This is a "hidden gem"!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was great. Quality food. A little pricey. Excellent service and wine list. Good ambiance overlooking the golf course. Restaurant appears to cater to golf groups but also does a good job with couples."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Ate there twice. Great service, excellent wait staff, and food cooked exactly as ordered. The Strip, Filet, Shrimp, and the duck entrees were perfect, and came to the table hot and in a timely manner - on plates that were warm. Recommend this for fine dining anytime, Might suggest you bring your own wine and pay the corkage fee, as the wine list was the only thing that was lacking in variety."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Very good food in a nice quiet setting looking out to the golf course. Located only minutes from Disney parks, but an entirely different peaceful setting. The staff & kitchen were quite helpful with special diets, in our case gluten free, being very careful to substitute for each dish."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great place off the beaten path (I-Drive) tremendous food, knowledgable staff and up beat valet (what more can you ask for)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect for my Valentine, even the Gluten free Food served by excellent knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Staff was wonderful and attentive to every detail."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Stayed in the Grand Cypress villas with family and enjoyed an amazing 5 days with incredible service and accommodations. Visited Nine18 the last night and would describe as a service training opportunity for any consulting firm. There was an attempt to rush, and we had to push back hard to avoid having the dessert served with our cocktails. Even so, the experience with cocktails, wine and dinner was less than an hour and a half. When the wine margins are over 300%, you shouldn't have to guzzle. Food for the most part was very good; however, the veal had that discernible "burned' flavor from searing. With one exception, service staff was unremarkable, robotic and void of any conversation ability. I suggest room service...."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the soft warm ambience of the room ~ we both chose the filet ~ the chef prepared an elegant dinner plate and was perfected to our liking. The staff was knowledgable, attentive, courteous, friendly ..everything you would expect and more. The grounds were decorated festively for the holiday season and I would also like to mention the fact that the valet staff was trustworthy, efficient and very friendly as well. This is our second dining experience at Nine 18 and we were made to feel just as special as the first visit ~ we look forward to returning again. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a spectacular night out and would like to be treated like royalty at its finest."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We dined here on Thanksgiving day and the service was terrific. Now, if the food would have been as good, it wasn't. For that kind of money we could of had a filet from the best restaurant in Orlando. Even with the 4 course meal the price should have been half of what it was. We expected quite a lot more from this upscale eatery."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Quiet atmosphere. Limited patrons were present but the food was quite good. Gluten free needs were easily accommodated. It was quite a treat to be able to enjoy sweet potato bisque with shrimp topped with a roasted marshmallow."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food was just average .... nothing special. Service Excellent"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was such a surprise and definitely will go back. It's so close to Downtown Disney and ten times better food, service and even price. The sea bass was the best I've ever had and was a huge portion."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Excellent food... on par with Emeril's at Universal. The extra special touches took it from a really nice dinner to an excellent dinner. The service was beyond amazing. Attentive... never needed to ask for anything... yet not too overbearing."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Outstanding quality and selection. The veal chop and the rack of lamb were standouts. Beautiful lump crab (and lots of it) in the crab appetizer."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "This restaurant was not what we expected based on the reviews. The food was ok but WAY overpriced. My husband got the mixed grill and the lobster tail was rubbery and overdone. He didn't like the lamb but thought the filet was good. I got the rack of lamb which was ok but not what I would expect for an entree priced over $40. We had two servers who were attentive which was nice but at times they were pushy and bordering on intrusive. This restaurant overlooks a golf course and the view was lovely and quite romantic but the decor of the restaurant needs some updating and the fact that there was only one other party that evening was a little creepy."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "Service was incredible and an already wonderful meal that much better!!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013