Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens

Park Plaza Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkplazagardens.com/
  • Phone: 4076452475x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Antoine Ludcene
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call (407)645-2475 for catering options and details.
  • Entertainment: Live music at the bar and patio every Friday and Saturday! Sip and Spin every Wednesday featuring live DJ entertainment.
  • Special Events: Dine in our beautiful garden-inspired atrium. Enjoy a personalized menu prepared by our acclaimed chefs. Perfect for birthdays, reunions, celebrations, baby & bridal showers, engagement parties, dinners, wedding receptions, holidays and more!

    For more information on booking a reservation or to schedule an on-site consultation, contact us at 407-645-2475.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New England Avenue
  • Public Transit: N/A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Winter Park valet is available as well as street parking and the public parking lots on New England.
A word from Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens has set the standard for dining in Central Florida for more than 30 years. With an ever-changing menu of fresh ideas and inspiring presentations, Park Plaza Gardens Continues to delight long time patrons and newcomers alike. Every plate created is infused with a passion for great food!
Join us for lunch as you stroll Park Avenue, sip cocktails in our sidewalk cafe, or celebrate that special occasion in our dining room.
Dine amid lighted fichus trees and rustic brick, interspersed with chic textures and contemporary furnishings.
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Park Plaza Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (36)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (9)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time dining at Park Plaza Gardens. Had reservations and was seated right away. Our server was John E- he was fantastic! He explained the appetizers/entrees and had great recommendations, was very attentive and made the whole experience wonderful. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service at Park Plaza Gardens
    bdking
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have eaten here many times. About 2 years ago, we had a pre-planned dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a party of 16 people, including small children. The service was the worst ever! We had not been back in 2 years because of the experience. Well, we may never go back again. Our reservation was for 6:45 PM. We were served drinks, but did not get our salad for an hour. We did not leave the restaurant until 9:30, so the entire meal took almost 3 hours. I do not understand why it was so slow. Is it the kitchen? Or the waiters? I suspect it just comes slow out of the kitchen. It was a huge disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diningoutfoodies
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a party of 6 celebrating one anniversary and a birthday. We were able to reserve the side room that had curtains that could be closed. Very quiet and great room for personal conversations. Excellent service and his attention to detail was spot-on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great Service
    RONN
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Waiters are very friendly and Customer Service Oriented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The courtyard setting is nice but showing its age; it seems a bit forced/fake now compared to 20 years ago. An occasional drop of water would hit the table to make you feel like you were really in an outdoor setting. The food was good; but typical for what I expect in the price range. Nothing made me stop and say WOW. The service was good. I don't feel the need to rush back. I would go back; but I would just as soon try a new place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food is substandard for this type of restaurant. Restaurant seems past its prime and needs renovating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Rate Restaurant, Excellent Po
    C6CarbonFlash
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Outstanding Service from Bryce, excellent Appetizers (Calimari) (Mussels plentiful), 16oz Rib Eye was done to. Perfection (Medium [Pink Center]) Swordfish & Snow Crab Legs were prepared delightfully fresh and good sized portions, Creme brûlée & Coconut Cake were also outstanding, would recommend anytime!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hdden Gem
    PeteSwanVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is hidden at the back of the Park Plaza Gardens Hotel Bar. It is a quaint closed courtyard environment. Service was fast, attentive and efficient, without being intrusive or rushed. The food was some of the best I've had on Park Avenue. The wine list is mostly inexpensive and not bad, but they had few mid-range ($40 - $80) choices. My wife started with a generous serving of the Cast Iron Roasted Black Mussels. I had a large plate full of the Beef Carpaccio. The Beef was good, but the fried egg was unnecessary). Both were very good For entree my wife had the Crab Stuffed Grouper and I had the Jumbo Lump Crab Ravioli which was in a nice sauce with a good serving of baby shrimp. Desserts were well sized and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EAD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The restaurant has a beautiful and relaxing setting. Our dinner was prepared perfectly and served promptly. Our server was both friendly and knowledgeable.....he added a nice touch to the evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AN ANNIVERSARY
    nonna
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here. We also used Orlando Magical Dining and a gift of a campaign toast and 2 desserts from the restaurant. The experience was very enjoyable, comfortable seats, elegant atmosphere and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wordfanne
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    exactly what I was looking and hoping for! And LOVED leaving by back passageway, into our fabulous hotel, Park Plaza..the 1920's-era hidden gem of a divine boutique inn..IN THE HEART OF WINTER PARK'S PARK AVENUE!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware !
    VnaLG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The place is really cute. But slow and quiet for a Friday night. Service was good. Food was good but not very creative. But... we found a big thick hair in the dessert and it just spoils everything.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Coziness of the restaraunt
    camera5d
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food choices were superb and we will go back again. We did have a little trouble choosing and our choices were perfect. I had a rib eye and my wife had a filet. They were both cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the quietness of Park Plaza Gardens. No hustle and bustle so we were able to talk without a lot of background noise. It was date night for us, so this made it especially nice,
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The ambiance was great the appetizers were delicious main course was burnt and no flavor
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    MadDog
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The crab stuffed grouper was delicious as were the desserts. The waiter went out of his way to make our anniversary special. We were indoors but it was decorated to look like we were in a garden. All in all it was a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place
    SimoneVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Grate ambience e delicious food, we will back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were very delighted by the quality of food and the beautiful outdoor seating area in this restaurant. Service is very polite and accommodating. The only dissapointing thing is that we were there tocelebrate my 50th birthday and it was completely ignored. Details are very important and just by saying Happy Birthday it would have made a great difference.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open table did not reserve this tho
    brunch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The reservation would not complete on line and I had to call the restaurant directly, so I am not sure why the email from you asking for a review.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so service and food
    DGPayne02VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nothing to write home about but convenient if you need a bite while in Winter Park.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Ritz2652
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great good, Great atmosphere and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A birthday dinner finally brought us to Park Plaza Gardens after living in Winter Park for many years and saying we should go there one day. The service and food were excellent, exactly what I would expect on Park Ave.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dining at Park Plaza was a wonderful experience. The food was perfectly prepared and the portions very generous. Our server John was the utmost host and professional. The wait staff worked together to provide a very memorable evening. I would highly recommend Park Plaza Gardens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere outweighed sad service
    YoungTipper
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have nothing to complain about with the food, is was to DIE for, the atmosphere? You can't do better, endless mimosas? I had to request more orange juice haha it was great. However, I was FURIATED with the attitude of the wait staff towards my friend and I. I understand a nice restaurant is expensive, and when 2 younger girls come in - staff might not see a huge tip on the table. However, I am a huge tipperand gave the man 25% even though I wanted to give him 5%. Reason I didn't was the attitude he had was that he expected us to tip poor and so served us poorly, but I watned to prove him wrong. Zacory. I will make sure to request sitting outside next time, I spoke to some locals and they said that's where the good service is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Romantic anniversary
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This place was amazing. Don't be fooled by exterior look and front window bar. The gem is inside. Jason our waiter was fantastic. Food and ambiance were romantic. The crab stuffed grouper was to die for. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Keith
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was great except row of bench seats were really uncomfortable. That's the only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars. Mussels were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NIce ambiance, good food
    diner2618
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I love the fact that the inside dining area feels as if it is outside with, all of the greenery coving the ceiling (but needs to cover more so that you don't see all of the leaves,etc.)mGalette was very good; Benedict had 2 eggs that were almost hard boiled and had to be sent back; chicken/waffles good,but didn't know chicken would be tenders. Mimosas good, BUT they can't call thier sparkling wine champagne (not from France) If Bloody Mary is unlimited, don't charge for refills w/o saying. if advertisement says choice of vodka for the price, don't then say it is a particular type of vodka. I brought these to the server's attention, and while she understood and was gracious, this to me is false advertising and I would not return. Principle
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Need Friendlier Servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was excellent. Everything came out cooked perfectly and in a timely manner. Service was dull. It was our first time there and our server wasn't very familiar or helpful with suggestions and favorite items on the menu. I wish the cocktail menu had better choices but the food menu is absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plan to return often.
    FRANKM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service is extraordinary. Ambience relaxing and upscale. Food portions are the right size. Setting is romantic. Generous refills on mimosas ans champagne. Menu is varied enough for all tastes. Price ranges on a la carte offering are fair. Parking is convenient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was quite good, but the menu should be jazzed up a little.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real disappointment
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had dined at this restaurant back in the day when it was the classiest restaurant in Winter Park. I took my wife there recently hoping to at least have some great food and service. Sadly, at present the restaurant is not even a ghost of its former self. The waitstaff tried really hard to cover the details, but to no avail. The food coming out of the kitchen and its presentation was mediocre at best. Perhaps it had just reopened with new chefs, waitstaff and management, I really don't know, but they all thought they were doing wonderfully well. They were not. We wish them well, but my wife and I will likely not be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 371 reviews are from the Park Plaza Gardens reviews archive.
  • A great night out.
    Datenight
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This place has it all. The front of the restaurant has a pretty popular and busy bar. We started with a drink there before our reservation. After our drink we go to the back where the dining area is, completely different. The dining area is elegant, quiet and peacefull with a very old world feel. The level of service was great, friendly and knowledgable. I had the double pork chop and my wife had the seared Tuna, both very good. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    With all of the options for brunch in the area, PPG is not usually my first choice. We decided to give it a go and it was ok. Nothing to get excited about and nothing to go running back for, but it filled us up and we had plenty of mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    IkenDawn
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Service was great. Our entrees were served very quickly. All of the items we ordered were very good. The breakfast potatoes were very tasty without being greasy. The salmon breakfast dish and the omelets were very good. The French toast was good but was a little too much. I probably would not order the French toast again. We enjoyed the endless mimosas and the build your own Bloody Mary bar. The only slight disappointment was that there was only one tomato base for the Bloody Mary (I believe that a choice of a few different tomato bases were advertised) and the horseradish was not put out for the bloody Mary's until we were about to leave. Otherwise, a very enjoyable Sunday brunch to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely dinner
    emy5
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    dinner here was very, very tasty. good menu choices that would fit most any type of taste. they had my favorite wine. it was a little pricey but very nice for the 'priceyness'. made reservations by email and they sent a coupon for $15 off the next bill of $50. or more. spent it a few days later and i had the same experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • no airconditioning
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was always good for lunch. Now substandard. Lettuce on a sandwich room temp very wilted and old. They brought me new lettuce and said sorry. Oh well. Their A/C was down and not enough fans. I live in the area very disappointed in Park Plaza Gardens today! Portions are smaller. I have eaten here at least 6 times in the last year. This was my last time. The staff is always very good. The kitchen needs help.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, good service and nice area to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner experience
    PepeAndPenelopePussycat
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We choose Park Plaza Restaurant to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The staff was very friendly and polite. The food was excellent and a vast wine selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!
    clermontfoodie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We picked this restaurant after we saw such wonderful pictures on the website. The pictures did not do it justice. It's beautiful! And the food was so delicious... there wasn't a morsel left!! Could've licked the plate!! Mmm. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Tina
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Service was slow, we sat for 30 minutes before we received our salads. Drinks took just as long. I got the tuna entree which was under seasoned and had no flavor. My husband ordered the filet and it was over cooked. Once we finished our dinner we sat for at least 20 minutes before our server cleared our table. Maybe if the restaurant was packed I would expect less, but it wasn't we were the only table there. The only good part about my experience at park plaza garden was the company we had with us.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok. We went on a
    dthrift1005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food was ok. We went on a groupon. Other than the discount it was very over priced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate