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Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
  • Address:
    4012 Central Florida Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32837
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.normans.com
  • Phone: (407) 393-4333
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Norman Van Aken
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for buyouts, partial buyouts, and private dining room available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Young Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
A word from Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Quite expensive to eat here, they made it special with a personalized menu, however my lamb was not tender, don't think I'd return for the food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "From the valet to the host, servers, and renowned Chef, Norman's provided a 25th Anniversary Dinner that we will not forget. Very personalized, attentive, and exquisite! Greeted by name, personalized menus and desserts recognizing our special occasion, were just a few examples of this outstanding experience. The 6 course meal with wine pairing exceeded our expectation as it actually turned into an 8 course meal. Every bite was delicious and a full bouquet of flavors that were masterfully crafted. Thanks Normans!!!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I spent the weekend at the Ritz Carlton and had dinner at Norman's the first night. I had such a wonderful experience and meal that I returned the next night. Both nights I was surrounded by guests at other tables that eat there often which is a really good sign of how consistently good they are. My head waiter, David Hersey, was outstanding! He and the rest of the staff really took care of me. Everyone at Normans did a wonderful job and I will definitely return in a few months. I had the tasting menu the first night (loved every course and bite) and then the tuna, yellow tail snapper with the peach dessert the second night. Perfection! Thank you for one of the best dining experiences I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My experience, all around, was amazing from the minute we stepped foot onto the property to the time we left!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hands down the finest service I've ever experienced in a restaurant. I also found it very rewarding that entire menu was not exclusively $60 beef items but a well rounded with several very well priced options. Dinner for 2 with a shared starter, salads, entrees, and wine was half of what I budgeted for and I would have felt satisfied had I paid more. I could not recommend Norman's any higher."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very good restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Orlando. Food is very good and well prepared. Service is excellent. The restaurant is comfortable. However, having been to Norman's in Coral Gables many times in the heyday of the Mango Gang this sole remaining outpost is just very good. There is little evidence that Norm Van Aken is a fixture in the kitchen."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "we selected this restaurant for its high Open Table rating. And, although I only gave it a 4 star, it's a 4 star for this caliber of price and level. Outstanding dishes - appetizers - like the green tomatoes, and the Ceviche . Fair - the grouper just was OK, Lamb was good, but did find the cumin a little over powering. Service is incredible. Atmosphere - great"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "All was great.only complaint was Fried rice with veal chop was way too salty and overly seasoned. Marco was an awesome waiter!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good service. A tad noisey though. Oysters were superb. The stuffed shrimp, not so much. Bothe Snapper and Grouper plates were very well done, indeed. I would return. Quite a few small children at 9:00 PM...but it WAS the land of Disney - I should have expected that..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Norman's is easily my all-time favorite restaurant. I wish everyone could experience this kind of service when they dine out."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Stayed at the Ritz for business 2 nights, never a question about where we dine... Both nights at Here! Normans never fails to be perfection every time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our group of seven thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food, wine, and desserts at Norman's. From the time we were seated until we left over two hours later, we felt comfortable at this fine establishment. They are creative with their meals as was the case with our ceviche and spicy shrimp appetizers to the Pork Havana and the spcially prepared sea bass. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food and friendly service. The patio is perfect at night"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, we were struck with attentive, yet not overbearing service. Every staff member we encountered was very personable and despite us letting them know we had to be through all of our courses in 55 minutes or less, we were assured it would be fine. We had to catch a plane and a delay in our meal would certainly mean missing it. We were assisted with wine pairing and given some excellent recommendations on starters to get us moving along. We had the Ceviche and Fried Green Tomatoes. The bread basket that arrived was probably the best I've ever tasted. Being Cuban/Argentinian, I was very familiar with the style of entrees and can say the Mofongo and Snapper entrees were cooked to perfection. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I cannot say enough good things about Norman's. Everything was impeccable from the valet's greeting to dessert. The food and service were divine, the setting fabulous."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated birthdays there and they certainly knew how to make us feel special. From the customize menu to the excellent service. They definitely pay attention to the details here."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place really has the trifecta of excellent food, service and ambiance. I will absolutely go here again. You can tell a lot of prep and skill went into making every dish. Entree portions are a good size for a hungry person. The Snapper entree is the house favorite and it really is excellent. Desserts are sized smaller, so if you have a sweet tooth and are sharing, consider ordering two. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The service was excellent at Norman's. Very attentive servers. The only issue was when the waiter described the Veal Chop special of the day, he did not mention the $69 price. It was a bit of a shock when we got the bill."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very tasty and excellent service. Havana Pork had terrific sauces. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We read several good reviews but the experience - Wow! absolutely delicious, top quality gourmet food. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend for special or any occasion. The views are so peaceful looking out to the lake. We had the Foi Gras, Veal, Seabass, among other delicious dishes. Will be back when in Orlando again. Took special care of dietary restrictions and special attention to celebration. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place has a small menu but the food is 5 star. Literally, the best pork belly, venison and pork loin that I have ever had. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "From the moment we sat down the service and food were excellent. The veal chop was possibly the best dish we have ever eaten. We were fighting over dessert. Oh my so yummy!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent menu choices.. Wonderful atmosphere!! Paul is an excellent server.., and Yuesef runs the best restaurant ever!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our 9th Wedding Anniversary dinner and it was perfect. From the complimentary champagne to start to the personalized dessert plates, Norman's was perfect. We asked for, and received, a tasting menu and wine pairing for 4. We started with octopus and finished with bison. Paul, our server, made our dinner fun and enjoyable and not stuffy!! Thank you Norman's for a dinner I'll remember forever!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great choices, our wine was really very special. Every recommendation was superb."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had the opportunity to dine Mothers's Day and then later in the week with a small group of friends during a recent convention stay in Orlando. I have followed Chef Aiken since having met him at a small hotel restaurant in Key West probably 25 years ago. Everything he touches is extraordinary....I was not disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, the food and service were superb."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Waiter was very good in explaining menu and in attention."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and I had mentioned it and the year in the comments section of the reservation. We were greeted with champagne and menus that were customized. The waitstaff was superb and knowledgable. Perfect night"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Just what I expected from the Ritz! Great food and great experience. Definitely a upgrade from any restruant at the JW Marriott next door. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "A great dining experience wait staff perfectly trained. Food excellent. Definately a 5 star restaurant "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The wait staff was extraordinary. Wonderful food beautifully prepared and served. The conch chowder was one of the best soups I've ever tasted. Loved the wine and water glasses and the ambiance of the restaurant. Expensive, but worth every penny."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I don't think they have changed the menu in years, it is limited and unexciting. My wife and I used to think going to Norman's was a real treat, I doubt we return again. It is overpriced and riding it's reputation. If it were not located in the Ritz I doubt it would survive. There are too many other options in Orlando....better food and pricing ($25 for a shot of Glenmorangie Nectar d'or...what a joke....bottle costs just over $50). Adios Normans, you will not be around much longer"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I first experienced Norman Van Aken's cooking when he opened his first restaurant in Coral Cables many years ago. Happy to say he hasn't lost his touch. The food was wonderful and a fitting end for a Mother's Day experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I now know what Norman's has such a great reputation. We enjoyed the dinner of a lifetime! Thanks to our server Frank for making the evening special."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife & I were celebrating my son's college graduation, along with Mother's Day. The food and service could not have been better. As a local, we eat here several times a year and it only has improved with time. The 4 of us enjoyed the sea bass, fillet and lamb entrees - all were perfect. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were in Orlando for a few days with our kids for Mother's Day. We do not typically take them to nice restaurants as they are still young- 4 and 7. We decided to give it a try as we really wanted to try out Norman's. The staff was very accommodating of the kids. They had a kids menu and they even made them an ice cream sundae as that's what they really wanted. We had the Oysters, Caviar, Pork belly, Empenadas, Salad, Foie Gras and Steak. Everything was amazing! We'd recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Go to Normans once a year. Always very good food and the service is exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place was simply awesome. Excellent food, excellent personalized service. Incredible attention to detail. If you're looking for a great place to dine and you're near the Ritz, book reservations. You won't be sorry. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Norman's delivers in both taste and service. The restaurant is also very beautiful. The staff is willing to go the extra mile to provide exceptional service. Our server, David, was great. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014