Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Beyond expectationsMy friend and I dined at Norman's June 14, 2013 and we could not have been more pleased. Our server, David was so good I would ask for him again. His menu knowledge was impressive. The entire staff at the restaurant performed flawlessly. I have worked in restaurants in the past and taken many classes on excellence in service and Norman's never missed a beat. The wine list was extensive, and they are using iPads as well as printed wine lists. The fine marble not only ran across the floor, but up the walls as well. Cleaver acoustic details to trap sound, kept the sound level low. The food was creative enough for a foodie, but approachable enough for non-foodies and I would expect that all should be pleased.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!!My server Gregory was pleasant and a gentleman !! The food was excellent !!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Star Service and foodThe attention to detail from the top manager, the server David and server assitants is pefect.
They anticipate your needs, and dining speed without you having to say anything.
The entire staff and management is friendly and professional at all times.
The chef creates some amazing dishes, I can't wait to stop back again.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in OrlandoWonderful food and service in a beautiful setting. The veal chops and Havana pork roast were easily among the best meals that any of us had ever experienced. A bit expensive, but worth the price. We'll happily return whenever in the Orlando area.
Truly a memorable and enjoyable meal.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousStarted out with a menu customiized for the occasion of my birthday which, aftter dinner, I received a copy of signed by the chef. We split 3 appetizers, each of which was a taste of heaven. I had the Rhum and Pepper coated Chilean Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked and the sweet fish was offset perfectly with a slightly spicy sauce. The poblano pepper stuffed with mashed sweet potatoes was incredible.The iPad wine list was great, easy to read. Dessert was highlighted by a plate of chocolate/peanut butter bites, one for each of the 5 of us, with the occasion painted onto the plate as well as a candle. What a great place for my 70th birthday!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatReally great food and environment. Lovely and polite employees.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a great eating experienceFrom beginning to end the food experience at Normans was impeccable. A great waiter and ancillary help
in abundance made the dinner a delight. Extremely difficult to criticise any aspect of Normans5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful experienceOysters amazing
Beef tar tar succulent
French toast so good I ordered a second
Veal chop served to perfection
This place is a must if you have means to do so.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingAmazing Perfect service, only topped by the high quality food.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience at Norman'sWe had a really nice meal at Norman's
The steak was one if the best we ever had.
We usually eat at the signature restaurants at
The Ritz Carlton's that we stay in and Norman's is
One of the best. Service is over the top.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service & food and winNice when they go hand in hand. Highly recommend Norman's for a spectacular dining experience. The service is incredible. Second time there and plan on going back as frequently as my travel permits. Sommelier and entire staff were wonderful. Wine suggestions made were absolutely right on target. If you like fine dining, incredible wine and attentive, knowledgeable service with an ambiance to go with it you will truly enjoy an evening at Norman's.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful for special occasionsFood and service are world class. I've lived in Orlando for 13 years and have found no other restaurant that would top Normans. The food is incredible and the service is beyond expectations. I asked if they could place a congratulations note on our table when I made the reservation and they brought out custom menus with the note printed at the top of each one and gave us a signed copy as we left. Well worth the price for a fine dinning experience.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Special EveningNorman's made our anniversary dinner even more special. Seated in the special center area, wonderful attention to detail by the servers. We considered the tasting menu, decided to orde ala carte. The fried green tomatoes, beef tartare, and ceviche for appetizers. Ceviche was prepared table-side for a special treat. Yuka stuffed shrimp -- wonderful! Brazillian styled creamy cracked conch chower, not a fan, it was well prepared, a little sweet in taste and not to our liking. We had the fish -- me the rhum and pepper painted chilean sea bass, hubby the pan cooked fillet of yellowtail snapper. Both excellently prepared and tasty. A great wine list here, must splurge a bit. All in all, worth the splurge for us.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingGreat food and ambiance but the service and attention to detail was outstanding! David made our evening every special and will definitely return on our next visit to Orlando!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic and very comfortablefantastic and very comfortable and enjoyable place to rest and relax and have fun at the same time all the time feeling safe5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAs it should have been!What a great feeling when the product, the service and the atmosphere all align and what you get is exactly as advertised! We were welcomed warmly and professionally, the staff, and all of them, we expertly trained, the food could not have been better, the service attentive to detail but not overbearing either, great balance, great experience...5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded our expectations.Exceeded our expectations. The food was as elegant as the atmosphere. What a gem; Norman's will be our reason to plan a future vacation to return to The Ritz. The Foie Gras was heavenly.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect DinnerGreat all around Izmail did a great job. it was my wife birthday, special treat for her5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dinnerWent to Norman's with the kids (11 and 4). We both had the tasting menu, I had it with the wine pairings. 11 yr old had the veal chip and the 4yr old had the crispy chicken breast from the kid's menu. All the food was delicious. Service was attentive. Great spot for a high end dinner when you need to bring the kids.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLast night in OrlandoOur last night in Orlando was spent in Norman's it was wonderful great food and service we have dined there before and will again!!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceWe celebrated our Anniversary and everyone there made us feel very special and honoured.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Norman's. The wait and service staff is extremely attentive - always keeping a watchful eye on the table. The menu has a slight Latin style and flavoring which only adds to the taste. The Brazilian conch soup is amazing, the Pork "Havana" was tender and juicy. The Yellowtail Snapper is served with "garlicky" potatoes - they do mean garlicky. Extra note - Parking is free - with valet service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great ExperienceThe service was amazing. Britani, the hostess, was very accommodating as we we late for our reservation. We had no problem being seated immediately upon our arrival. Frank, our waiter provided many excellent explanations of the menu. He was also extremely personable and added to the ambiance of the restaurant. The cuisine, AAA+. I will definitely visit Norman's at the Ritz Carlton again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Normans twice.I have been to Normans twice. Once when I proposed to my wife and the second time for our One Year Anniversary. The service is OUTSTANDING which is why I will continue to frequent this establishment. They pay attention to detail and make sure your experience is first class. The food is amazing as well!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSimple FormulaFollow this simple suggestion: Order the pork and ask for David as your server. When you return to your room, you'll think "It truly is as simple as that."4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my birthdayWe celebrated my birthday at Norman's. They greeted us with a 'Happy Birthday' and a complimentary glass of champagne for both of us!
It was a delicious dinner in a beautiful room with fabulous service!
It was a wonderful treat!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNorman's is a destinationNorman's is a destination restaurant for those who enjoy a long evening of fine dining. Service is outstanding and the tasting menu and accompanying wines is always amazing.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCompliments to our server,Compliments to our server, don't recall his name but he was from Paris, France. That should narrow it down.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DiinnerWe took business clients to dinner and we all really enjoyed our meals. One gentleman is more of a meat & potatoes guy, I was a bit concerned for him. We navigated to the more traditional dishes and even got him to move outside of his comfort zone a bit.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinner at Norman'sWe had SEVERAL courses and almost all of them were amazing. What made our night exceptional was the attentive and warm service from Darren Bermudez. Thank you, Darren.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be backThe food was fantastic and our waiter was great. He suggested several things that were amazing.
Our reservation was at 9 and we arrived at 9, but not seated until 930. The hostess was pleasant but she never updated us...i understand they were busy but checking on us once would have shown a little effort. Just a small blemish on a otherwise fantastic evening.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service , quite, perfectgreat service , quite, perfect for what I requested for a business diner.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceExecellent service and very good food. Took my husband for our aniversary and the attention to detail was phenomenal (i.e. complimentary champagne, refering to us as the bride and groom throughout the entire night, printed menus with our names as Mr. and Mrs., etc...) I would recommend this restaurant for any special occassions. Oh, and loved the dessert.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNorman's was fabulous, accommodatinNorman's was fabulous, accommodating, Jessica accepted my calls and requests with patience and displaying a desire to please. Our waiter Paul was perfect for our table. He showed enthusiasm and knowledge about the menu, wine pairings, and offered to everything and anything to make my parent's 60th anniversary celebration special. I ordered flowers for the table which they made certain was delivered, offered us a complimentary bottle of champagne and dessert. We received autographed menus with chef's signature and our celebration purpose printed on the menu. Outstanding Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst ClassFood was outstanding. Our server, Nick, was knowledgable, timely attentive and created a comfortable dining experience3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealOur server Adam was amazing. We go to Norman's all the time for our special nights out.
always first class service and food3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to returnWhat an incredible dining experience. Oh my goodness, what a night. Every dish was amazing with wonderful balance of flavors. Can not rave enough about the food and the service. Perfect still is not good enough description. Oh and if you are an oyster lover!!!!!!!!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful waiterWe had a wonderful waiter at Normans and enjoyed the oyster appetizer. The lamb chop dinner for $63.00 had great flavor but was extremely tough. Not what we expected for that price. Should have been tender and juicy! Sea bass was ok. They did not have a dessert we were interested in. (We always have a dessert at a fine dining restaurant.) Limited wine menu by the glass. Would not go there again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excell as was theFood was excell as was the service and ambience. Only issue was we were a bit rushed, courses weren't spaced out and we we in and out in an hour, surprising for this type of expensive mesl3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for my birthday and itWent for my birthday and it was so special. THis is a beautiful restaurant with the best service. Our waiter Paul was so fabulous in explaining the dishes and his service terrific!! Ha the pork belly which was great andthe beet salad so good. The veal chop is pricey but worth every cent. I had the grouper that had sweet and spice. We tried dessert the bourbon cheesecake andthat was great as well. They were so nice by giving us champagne since it was my birthday and a menu saying happy birthday with my name. We will be back, this is a great restaurant!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion mustWe ate at Norman's for the first time on our 11th anniversary. The service is exceptional as well as the food. I had the prix fixed menu and my husband selected from the regular menu. They were still able to time our meals perfectly. I had told them it was our anniversary when I made the reservation and we had personalized menus as souvenirs and a complementary glass of champagne.10/20/2012 12:00:00 AM