Paradiso 37
Paradiso 37

Paradiso 37

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney/dining/paradiso37/
  • Phone: (407) 934-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jose Camey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Capacity to be decided on a case by case basis.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Kurtz 407-248-9975
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment nightly. Call for schedule

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hotel Plaza Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at DOWNTOWN DISNEY(R) Pleasure Island.
A word from Paradiso 37
PARADISO 37, a high energy restaurant and bar will feature North, Central and South American favorites along with a tequila bar of over 37 kinds of tequila, signature margaritas and an international wine bar all in a colorful and lively setting with a circular deck suspended over Village Lake. Open daily, from 11:00am till late night. Once the sun goes down the tequila bar lights up and live entertainment takes center stage. A dining and entertainment emporium that will take you to the flavors and culture of the streets of the Americas without leaving the streets of DOWNTOWN DISNEY®.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Paradiso 37 reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)vibrant bar scene (23)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (19)scenic view (12)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (10)romantic (7)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Found this place on opentable.com.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    Found this place on opentable.com. Wanted to try a place in downtown disney. This place was said to have one of the top 10 best outdoor dining in Orlando. I would highly agree. They had live music, great atmosphere, and amazing views. The biggest trouble is parking. Because this restaurant is located in downtown disney, the parking is INSANE!!! I would HIGHLY reccomend making reservations (through opentable.com) and arriving early to find a spot unless you are already staying at disney. Will go again!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time at Paradiso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2010
    We had a great time at Paradiso 37. We brought clients for lunch so that they can see some of the venues that Orlando offers. They were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2010
    The dining experience was not as nice as I expected. The food was very bland and not what I would call authentic. The restaurant was very hot with the doors wide open and the hot breeze blowing right in to our table. Not a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One word to describe this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2010
    One word to describe this place, AMAZING!! We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were greeted kindly. We originally requested a table by a window to view the water but changed our minds and wanted to sit on the patio, the hostess was very nice and sat us right away. Our server was very attentive and informative, which we loved. When it came to the food we read so many reviews about the delicious appetizers and how it was better to order a few and share as opposed to ordering a meal. It was excellent advice!! There are so many great things to try this is definitely the best way to go. Paradiso 37 was AMAZING and we can not wait to go back!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place was packed. We arrived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    The place was packed. We arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled 9 PM reservation. Despite being told a few minute wait we weren't seated until 9:05 PM, after I made an inquiry at 8:55. Walk-ins were told the wait was 30 minutes so Im not sure having the reservation made a difference. Service was slow and fairly unattentive until the crowds thinned out after 10 PM.It took 20 minutes to receive our drink order, they arrived after the apps. When a restaurant is jammed they need to be at their best. The food was good although I would have preferred a selection of more finger type foods suitable for picking. The corn caked served with the Chicken dish would make an excellent appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My family went to Paradiso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2010
    My family went to Paradiso for dinner on our way thru downtown Disney and we were very impressed with the food and the atmosphere! Would give it 5 stars but they stuck us at a table next to the exit of the kitchen and expo line when there were 2 booths open. The tequila bar was neat and there was someone singing live music. Kids would not care for this place, but for adults and young adults it is a great restaurant
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was friendly, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2010
    Service was friendly, but not particularly attentive. Wine list was unexceptional and should be enhanced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we truly enjoyed Paradiso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    we truly enjoyed Paradiso 37. some of the food was unique, while other parts of the menu included your typical fare. we were seated outside, with a great view of the saratoga springs resort. the entertainment was fantastic; just a man wih a guitar and a great voice that turned any ordinary song into a great treat for the ears. some songs included hits from jimmy buffett, the eagles, and train. hubby had beer, i had their signature drink - sangria mixed with a margarita. it was a bit sweet for my taste. we snacked on appetizers while we had our drinks. we tried the south american crazy corn, which was different, interesting, and enjoyable. we also had the nachos, which were very good but nothing eceptionally different. for dessert,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love going here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/21/2010
    We love going here before heading to a movie at Downtown Disney. The people watching is great, the bartenders are always friendly and the food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was OK. I wouldn't eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    It was OK. I wouldn't eat there again. It was over-priced and the food was so-so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed sitting out on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2010
    We enjoyed sitting out on the back deck- although beware that there can be a lot of people smoking. However, the food was horrible. My husband and I never send back food but in this case we both needed to and even the remade dishes were poor. Would only go here again for drinks and maybe some bar appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone loved this place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2010
    Everyone loved this place, which was impressive considering that there were 5 people with very different tastes. The quesadillas were a notable hit. The live music was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant opened in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    This restaurant opened in the midst of closed down Pleasure Island. I mention this as I am saddened by PI's closing but having this establishement there is one nice improvement to the area. Fun and good food with a tad of a upscale feel make for a very pleasent meal all around. Been here twice for dinner and have yet to leave dis-satisified with the service, bar selection or quality of food. The menu selection seems a tad odd at first but really its offerings are not far off from that of a Fridays or chillies but on a smaller scale. The nicest part of the food here is that everything seems to be well proportioned without being drenched in sauces or seasonings. They often have live entertainment which has yet to be annoyance for us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Orlando Florida, 95 degrees
    John
    Dined on 5/3/2010
    Orlando Florida, 95 degrees 88 percent humidity and no AC. I should have left. The food was excellent. The staff was fanning themselves. The staff however did not show their displeasure while serving and were vewry attentive. I don't know how they did it. I don' t care if they say you get used to it, you do not.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there for a ladies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    We were there for a ladies night & had a wonderful time. The food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2010
    Dining experience was great. We had the best seat in the house at a high top right by the opening to the porch area where we watched an amazing sunset. The food was very good and everything was served in a timely manner. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The margarita was great although a bit pricey. We ordered the dipping trio. Loved the guac and the queso. Even the chili con carne was very tastey. The trio was fresh and served with a cute little paper bag full of tortilla chips. My daughter got the chicken quesadillas and loved them. I really enjoyed the shrimp salad and my husband got the surf and turf and thought it was pretty good. Can't wait to go back during our next trip to Disney. This is one of our new favs there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our food and service was excellent.
    MlnoleVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Our food and service was excellent. It was not air-conditioned and it was hot and very noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food. The service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2010
    Good Food. The service was just okay. They use really small drink glasses so the waitress had a difficult time making sure we had enough to drink at all times. Sometimes we went 10-20 minutes waiting for someone to get us more drinks. Other than that, good food. Don't get the dinner salad as a main entree. It was very small, didn't have a lot of taste, and not worth the money charged. Every other entree we got (burgers) was a good value for the money and tasted delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much better than WolfGang's
    Maxx
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    Much better than WolfGang's and one the better in Downtown Disney. Food is a bit nicer than a TGI Fridays, but sort of in that category. Atmosphere on Saturday night was great and depending on the weather the outdoor seating is prime.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great! Music is the
    NovaCite
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Food was great! Music is the worst. The musician is playing live guitar to a very monotonous pre-recorded piece. Makes it difficult to determine if I'd return or not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service. Small servings,
    ss66
    Dined on 3/15/2010
    Excellent service. Small servings, especially the appetizers, and are over-priced. Entrees good, not great. Very loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the food and the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    I loved the food and the atmosphere. The service was very slow, and the server seemed to be new.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, the experience was
    dcl23VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2010
    Overall, the experience was good. The food was fine, nothing particularly great worth noting, but nothing to complain about. We were there on the early side, before sundown, and enjoyed the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food portions were very small.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/22/2010
    Food portions were very small. Food was not that flavorful. Kids menu was expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The overall dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    The overall dining experience at this restaurant was good. We dined alfresco, which would have been much nicer had it be warmer outside. We did however, have a nice view of the fireworks at Magic Kingdom. The food was okay. I had the Crispy Hen. My husband had the spare ribs which were really good and tender ( I wish I had ordered that as well). Drinks were good. The live band was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought the restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    I thought the restaurant was reasonably priced considering it's location (it IS in downtown Disney, some people seem to forget that high prices are inescapable in Disney) and that the food and drinks were definitely enjoyable. It is a very neat experience for anyone who is a tequila enthusiast - with over 37 varieties available and several very interesting mixed tequila drinks, there's plenty to choose from. It's got a very "Margarita-ville" feel to it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were looking for a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2010
    We were looking for a place to have lunch where we could sit outside in the sun. (Florida was experiencing a rare cold snap so sun was essential.) Surprisingly, there are not a lot of outdoor seating places on Disny property that fit the bill. But Paradiso 37 was perfect. Their front outdoor seating is in the sun, and when it warms up, their rear outdoor seating is in the shade. We had their specialty appetizer, Crazy Corn. It as totally addictive and not too spicy if you have "spice wimps" in your party. Then we split the shrimp and yicama salad. I thought the shrimp were a bit underseasoned and they could have been more generous with the jicama. But all in all, we found it a great addition to the Disney lunch scene and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great atmosphere..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Great food, great atmosphere.. Pleasantly surprised, considering I read other negative reviews. Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Paradiso 37! The crazy corn was amazing! We sat lakeside and even though it was cold outside, the mushroom heaters were cranking! Love the ice cream cones!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We arrived early, and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    We arrived early, and was seated prombtly. Our Waitress came over introduced herself, and took our drink order...I asked for a beer the other 3 in my party ordered sodas. They came out first and the waitress said my beer would be out soon.....not as soon as I thought, we had to wait 10 more min for her to show up at the table, take our food order, and ask for my beer..again! (it was not that busy, maybe about 20 patrons in the whole place)....Food was brought out, and was tasty...small but tasty...burger was good as was the tacos and the corn appetizer were good also. All in all, it was a nice experience, and the "free" Ice cream cone for me, the Birthday Girl, was a nice touch! I would go again, possibly in May when I return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I spoke directly with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    I spoke directly with the restaurant's managing partner, who was working as host that day. He was very helpful with working with my special diet needs. The restaurant has simplified its menu recently, and the food is tasty, well-presented, and reasonably-priced for a Disney location. I would not hesitate to return here, or to recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sangria! Food was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/8/2010
    Great sangria! Food was good. Nothing spectacular. Just good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Service was great. We were seated close to our reservation time. Bartender(lady from Rochester, NY) was especially friendly in spite of being busy. Ordered macaroni and cheese bites. Size of the cones containers is deceiving due to the paper stuffed in the bottom. No one in our group was a fan of the green (cilantro) sauce. Mahi mahi quesidillas were wrapped in corn tortillas. Small and bland tasting. Green rice had way too much cilantro. The mahi mahi sliders were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined during Bowl week right
    TheRealDJ
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    Dined during Bowl week right before New Years Day. There was no wait when we arrived and service while a bit slow at 930pm was fast enough to keep pace with the sizable crowds. Noise level is high energy but not bad where you can't speak up. Not recommended for folks over 55 as the music volume may be a bit too much. Food quality is not bad. Our group had all apps with drinks. While portions were on the small side, we all agreed we'd go back at some point. Of note: their tortilla chips are extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accomodating to persons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    Very accomodating to persons with Celiac's disease.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2009
    We had a wonderful Christmas dinner here. Crab & fish cakes with coconut lime sauce were unbelievably good. Salads very fresh. Service well-paced despite being extremely busy. We missed our reservation time due to the full parking lots but were able to get a table fairly soon thereafter. The beer was ice cold, music was excellent, great view of the DD scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The room was pleasant, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/25/2009
    The room was pleasant, the service good, and the menu, while more limited than anticipated, did what they did well. When the weather warms up, it will be a nice place to sit on the lanai and have a meal, an adult beverage, or both.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was unique and tasty.
    Opentable85VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2009
    The food was unique and tasty. The menu had a pretty decent selection. The portions were not very big but were decent. The Short Ribs were very good. The only drawback to this restaurant on this visit was that the music was way too LOUD. Just awful! Even the servers could not hear the orders. It was just outright loud. It also took a very long time between our appys and our main course. Don't know if that was a fluke but I thought I would mention it. We would eat her again for lunch and ask to be seated outside. We would not do dinner again only because of the loudness of the music. Lastly, it was great to find Paradiso 37 on Open Table, the reservation went smoothly and they even accepted by Open Table Gift Check.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. If you want to have good food and have a great time, this is the place to be.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Addition to Downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/29/2009
    Great Addition to Downtown Disney. Good food, good music and very friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic