Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.normans.com/
  • Phone: 4073934333x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)romantic (104)notable wine list (87)fit for foodies (84)scenic view (53)good for groups (33)great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The service was superb and food exquisite. I would definitely return. They made my friends bday one to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant
    JPTraveler
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great location for an elegant or romantic dinner. Superb menu
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TonyC.
    TonyCVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, service and overall experience. The waitress and wait staff were very pleasant and attentive. The sea bass and snapper dishes were perfectly cooked and paired with great sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Loveeatingout520VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a lovely evening. My husband had the wine pairing dinner. Everything was outstanding! I loved my Foie Gras and main course. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Choice in Orlando
    RWATLVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have been to Norman's before and did not hesitate to return. Great atmosphere, typically great service only this time we had to flag down our server on a couple of occasions. The majority of our group (7) enjoyed their meal. I ordered the snapper and felt it was over cooked (dry). The rest of the meal was excellent. Wine list is pricey, few wines under $100. Overall, still a great choice for an elegant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is outstanding!
    KimandChris
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While expensive, it's worth every penny. The food is phenomenal and the service matches the food. It's a great selection for special occasions when you really want to celebrate. The quality of the ingredients and the flavors the chef creates are truly worth the spend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary Heaven
    Diningduo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I chose Norman's as a venue for a special romantic dinner for the two of us and it did not disappoint in any way. It was simply amazing in every way from beginning to end. We have only had one other meal on this level and it was at a 3 Michelin Star in New York. We have eaten in many fine dining establishments around the world so we don't give this level of praise easily. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoebikeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Normans remains the best dining experience in Central Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The staff was very friendly and attentive. We had a very nice dinner and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great attention to detail. Awesome 50th Birthday celebration. They went over and beyond for the birthday table. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Dbneim
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just an overall Outstanding meal! We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary here as we recently moved to the area and I found this on Open Table as highly rated and we have had great success at Ritz Carlton restaurants in the past.. the ratings are right on! We had 6pm reservations so it was nice and quiet in the restaurant as we were seated by the window with a nice view....we were greeted with complimentary sparkling wine, were given a personalized menu which my wife will scrapbook, received just OUTSTANDING attentive/cordial/knowledgeable service by Darren our server and Hector, and just enjoyed the overall dinner, it was one to cherish... Oh, and did I mention the food was fantastic! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Pork Belly appetizer was superb, as was the Foie Gras first course and the Steak with Chimichurri sauce. My Havana pork with mole sauce entrée was way overcooked -- the only disappointment in the meal. The wine list was reasonably priced and the sommelier helped us pick a perfect wine for our combination of dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special birthday dinner
    Foodielover
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Norman's is my number one choice for special occasions. The food is amazing and the service top notch. I took my brother to the restaurant for his birthday and he was very impressed with my choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    magicaldining
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good to experience normans despite pricey menu! I would recommend going during the week.. less people and less noise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • V&G Ann 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food is outstanding, the seasonal changes to the menu keep you coming for more. This Norman's location in Orlando is uniquely superior because of the team selected and trained by General Manager Yusuf Yildiz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    Enjoytodine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love it! Great Place to dine! I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, service. We ate at Norman's when it was in Miami, and are thrilled to be able to eat there again. Norman is a master chef that adeptly blends Florida and Caribbean food, fruit and spices ("Floribean") that results in great flavor. Service was great. Server brought out a complimentary sweet wine that paired with dessert. Wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, food & ambiance!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the top restaurants in Orlando. Wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food and wonderful staff. Celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and they made it special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary
    MCOChuck
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've tried a few fine dining places around the Dr. Philips area and decided to try Normans for the first time. We were really impressed with how our server was waiting for us as we checked-in at the restraunt. She was very sweet, professional and personable. The personalized menus were also a surprise. While a upscale place, we felt very relaxed and really enjoyed ourselves and the food. There were plenty of great options and everything came out in at the proper time, cooked perfectly and seasoned well. We plan on going again and strongly recommend Norman's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite Restaurant Period
    fabfood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Unbelivable Food - Fabulous Service - Great Wine and as always a superb Evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in all ways
    pickydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great experience at Norman's celebrating our anniversary. We were offered a nice table by the Manager (after we weren't happy with the first one offered - too close to entryway). Service was attentive. Food was excellent. A nice visit from the Chef and lots of attention from the General Manager. We chose from the a al carte menu since we did not want dessert and cheese (we had eaten rich food the night before and were trying to be moderate). Oysters were delicious and my spouse had the fois gras which was a very special preentation. We both had the sea bass and it exceeded our expectations for a beautiful piece of fish. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, reasonably priced
    ivan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    food was delicious, portions were fairly big for a fine dining place, friendly service, very good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Norman's Orlando Ritz
    WJEK
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful service, great food, relaxing window view. A bit pricey but will visit again when in the area. Wait staff superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I proposed
    DLJ2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I proposed to my girlfriend that night and the staff did a great job helping out! They were very accommodating and played a part in making it happen. They were thoughtful and the server even made sure that at the table is was an experience. Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From ATL and chose Norman's strickly from reviews for a bday dinner. It definitely did not disappoint either of us! Everyone wished a HB to the guest of honor and the snapper was perfectly cooked!! A must try! I will definitely be returning next time I am in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ToWhomItMayConcern:
    SomethingDifferent
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Norman's was the best for FOOD all weekend -- except for the Oatmeal at Highball & Harvest.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    Nlmom23
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was impeccable, wine list extensive and food delicious. Perfect evening. Would definately recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    ellandess
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Norman's is a perfect restaurant for that special occasion. It is expensive, but worth the splurge. The food was delicious, the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Sensational
    Rae1VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    On a business trip with my husband staying at the Ritz. Saw great reviews of Normans but having traveled the world we never expected a fantastic experience in Orlando. The restaurant is beautiful, the view is serene, quiet and lovely. Our waiter, David Hursey, immediately sensed this happened to be a special occasion as the trip coincided with our anniversary and gave us an extra special experience. Including the chef, Andres Mendoza, coming to our table and to introduce himself and enhance my remarkable snapper dish with shaved truffles! One of the best meals of my life. My husband had the lamb, also exquisite. Request David as your server and with Andres as the chef enjoy a spectacular culinary experience in Central Florida!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always
    Luvsfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The ambience us perfect and the service impeccable. All of the food was wonderful but the empanadas were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FrankG
    FrankG
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at Norman's this week. Together with our friends, we were treated to an unforgettable evening. The dinner menu offered a list of tempting and novel dishes. Our selections included the Venison Loin, Pork Havana and the day's special Red Snapper. The Venison was declared 'world class winner' and the novel Pork Havana was right up there. The Fish dishes are always great, it's up to you, to make the best choice. The service at Norman's is always impeccable. If you insist on the best wine accompaniments for your dinner, be prepared to select from possibly the most complete wine list in Orlando. We concluded our evening with Norman's heavenly desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Great
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I found the restaurant to be great in all regards. The service top notch. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little salty but nice
    Bonfood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The restaurant is lovely,service from our server, Darren was excellent and the food was very good but not excellent for the price. The salad we shared and entrees were heavier on salt than we like as they overruled the sauces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef Norman's food is the draw.
    FoodiefromMiami
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We deeply missed Norman's in Coral Gables and made a point of bringing our party of six to Normans at the Ritz Carlton when we were in Orlando for a convention. The food did not disappoint Chef's recipes and their presentation where the best. The restaurant space at the Ritz Carlton was gloriously beautiful however a pervasive stuffiness from the dull Muzak to the slow, stuffy and disjointed waitstaff with French accents detracted. They seemed thrown off by two of our guests watching their weight who did not order the same number of courses as the rest. We became proactive at the start of the second course and gave them instructions on timing the courses for them which helped keep the light eaters from starving through 2 or 3 courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    Leedil
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant staff makes you feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment you enter their doors. The attention to details to make your dining experience enjoyable is impeccable. The food was exceptional and we will definitely be dining here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing... as always!
    Wino4hireVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have eaten here before, and always treated like royalty!!! The servers are top notch and very professional. Fernando was our server and he was great!!!! Very informative about the wine list, which is very extensive!! Lots of great choices!! We had the Tasting menu, which was just one great taste after another..... amazing! A must do if in Orlando!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top!
    Idzmeenodyou
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In Buddhism we learn that one way to live happy is to live without expectation. Well that's been blown out of the water by Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. The food was outrageous and the service was impeccable! If I may be Frank, that would be impossible because Frank was our Waiter who not only attended to our every need but was so knowledgable about the establishment the chef and what inspirations went into this fusion of delectable delights. My wife and I are sure to return to Norman's at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando every year from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!!!
    nancyfsu
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our dining experience at Norman's was fabulous!!! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Our group tried many things on the menu and all were wonderful---fried green tomatoes, oysters, conch chowder, lamb, sea bass, snapper, and pork. Every dish got rave reviews. We would recommend Norman's to all of our friends and look forward to dining here again!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.