Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens

Park Plaza Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkplazagardens.com/
  • Phone: (407) 645-2475
  • 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
76 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (48)special occasion (48)neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (33)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (7)hot spot (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • When we arrived, using valet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    When we arrived, using valet parking- so we came in the back door of the building. We had never been here before, so we had no idea where the hostess stand was. many members of the team passed by us without directing us where to go. When we got to the hostess stand, the busboy was going to seat us, but there seemed to be INCREDIBLE confusion as to where to sit us. (even tho i mention a romantic tbl on my res.)Then when our server arrived, she never asked if we had been there before. When I said we had never been here before--she just said, "Oh then you'll need more time". She was NOT helpful AT ALL. It was my husband's birthday as well, i put it on the res, told the hostess, and server-- and NOTHING Special was done!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    Great Food, great service, though a bit noisy. If you want to have a conversation reserve in advance a wall booth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We recently enjoyed the 30th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    We recently enjoyed the 30th Anniversary menu and were very pleased with the quality of food and service. The 1980's pricing was an unbelievable pleasure in these days! What a great idea!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restuarant is located
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2010
    The restuarant is located in old town Winter Park on a cobblestone street. The area is fun and active. While the atmosphere is not formal, it is definitely not casual. The table settings are white linen with flowers and candles. The service was quick. Wait staff is polite and versed in proper service. Food was presented nicely and tasted good. I expected a little more flair on the seafood since we were in Florida. The flavor was a little bland. The food is average on price. Dessert was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Park Plaza has been my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2010
    Park Plaza has been my favorite for many years. It is a special place and always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always a great time. The
    Foodie4LifeVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    As always a great time. The 80's menu is a great hit! The service & food are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a very nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    This is a very nice restaurant in a wonderful area. The food is very good and the ambiance is very nice. My only concern is that they weren't nearly full when we dined, but our entrees were held up approximately 30-45 minutes after the salads were finished. It was enough that they apologized and offered a dessest on the house. They said it was because of a large party that was served first. It wasn't a huge deal, but it was a little bothersome. Still, a nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for lunch on a Saturday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    I went for lunch on a Saturday, and we were the only ones there for lunch. There was a party there for someone's birthday party. It seemed like it may have been someone's grandmother. Our service was average. I had the new zealand lamb chop with mint jelly. I ordered it medium well, and I was not disappointed by the way it was cooked. The mint jelly was odd but not horrible. The dessert was creme brulee, and you can almost never go wrong with it. All in all it was good just not the best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My co-worker and I decided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    My co-worker and I decided to share several appetizers, salad and an entree. The food was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing, yet vibrant. Would return to dine here on a regular basis. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have enjoyed many of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    We have enjoyed many of the regular and especially the anniversary items on the menu and look forward to going back for another dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Might be noisier at the mid-room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Might be noisier at the mid-room tables; ask for a booth -- they sonically isolated, so they give a great view while still permitting conversation. Also try the anniversary menu -- 1980 dishes at '80 prices.
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  • the restaurant is celebrating
    Dave
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    the restaurant is celebrating 30 years in Winter Park and has rolled back pricing to 1980. that is what brought us in, but now we are reminded of how we enjoyed this restaurant years ago, so we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited park plaza for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2010
    We visited park plaza for our 2 year anniversary and it was a hit. The ambiance is very relaxing and romantic. Perfect for a nice evening out. I loved my salad, (spinach and nut), crab cakes, and lava cake with ice cream! The staff was very attentive but not overbearing! Great night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great! The service
    Foodie4LifeVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2010
    The food was great! The service was great! Loved the ambiance, graet for dates. can't wait to go back. We had a great time. The 80's menu & pricing make it even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the "1980" Anniversary
    Adrienne
    Dined on 3/6/2010
    We loved the "1980" Anniversary menu. The portions were just the right amounts and the prices went along with them. We understand that this celebration will be going on for a number of months with new menus each month. I hope this is true. The food was delicious and the desserts were too. Keep it up Park Plaza. You are a gem to Park Avenue! ADK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was slow and impersonal;
    LindseyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2010
    service was slow and impersonal; food was good but overpriced; decor is 20 years outdated
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been going to Park
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2010
    I have been going to Park Plaza Gardens for many years although not on a frequent basis. Through several changes during that time it has maintained a fine level of quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot downtown with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/9/2010
    Great spot downtown with a wonderful menu....also very reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last year, we held our wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/7/2010
    Last year, we held our wedding reception in the back dining room. We received many compliments then about the food, service and the atmosphere. This year, we returned to celebrate our 1-year anniversary. Once again, the food and service was spectacular...highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All the food, service, etc
    UCFWriter
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    All the food, service, etc was FANTASTIC. However, we were a little disappointed with our desserts. For the desserts that were supposed to be flambeed at the table (crepes and baked alaska), they were not. Also, we had chocolate lava cake that wasn't "lava" at all. It was essentially a chocolate souffle/cake with chocolate sauce around it. Not inside it as one would normally think with a "lava" cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2010
    The food and service was wonderful. The music was a little loud for comfortable conversation. Overall still one of my most favorite restaurants!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been to Park Plaza Gardens
    JohnnyDubstar
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    We've been to Park Plaza Gardens now for lunch and dinner. Both times we had a great experience with the food and service. We will definitely be returning for more!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    OrlandoVicVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2010
    This was our first visit to Park Plaza Gardens in 15-20 years and, frankly, we were disappointed. We came because of the 1980 anniversary menu. We thought the prices would be good and there would be an opportunity to sample the current menu. We were correct on only one count. The food quality can only be described as fair-poor. Let me give some specifics: The broiled grapefruit with sherry was not cut and the server could not provide a serated grapefruit knife for my friend to cut the sections himself. The Caesar and wilted spinach salads were good. The beef in both the TENDERLOIN OF BEEF STROGANOFF and PEPPERED SIRLOIN STRIP STEAK WITH SAUCE BORDELAISE was tough and "Golden Corral" quality. I would not return again for this food quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for their 30 year anniversary
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Went for their 30 year anniversary menu. The oysters rockefeller, ceviche, and coquille saint jaques were all fabulous as was the sole meuniere and the steak. The zucchini gratinee was tasty but you could still taste the flour in the roux. The cauliflower was undercooked. The chocolate lava cake was amazing as was the creme brulee and banana's foster. A true Winter Park classic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Absolutely love this place for there corner booth it is so romantic and you feel as if you are the only ones in the restaurant. I would recommend the crab stuffed grouper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my teenage boys to
    Ladytjl
    Dined on 1/19/2010
    I took my teenage boys to dinner tonight. They loved it and felt like they were treated very special. A great restaurant that is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The meal was fabulous. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/17/2010
    The meal was fabulous. Service great. I definately would recommend to try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been coming to PPG
    Ladytjl
    Dined on 1/14/2010
    I have been coming to PPG for 29 years. This is their 30th anniversary and they have pulled original menu items from 30 years ago with the prices from that period; two full pages for the month of January 2010. Lots of great choices at 30 year prices or pick from the more contempory menu. The food is alwasy delicious. There were plenty of wines to choose from. Although the place was slammed last night the service was excellent and attentive. However, the food came very, very slowly and I WASN'T with a hot date just a girlfriend so it wasn't like we needed the time between courses. Beautiful in there, great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/9/2010
    It was our first time and will say not our last!!!! IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! The food was excellent and waiting staff outstanding!! We were having dinner with an old friend and did not feel rushed. Look forward to the next time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We decided to take advantage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/7/2010
    We decided to take advantage of the retro 1980’s menu that Park Plaza Gardens is using to celebrate its 30th anniversary this month (01/2010). I started with the SEAFOOD CEVICHE. It would have been a bargain at twice the price of $3.25. We all tried the WILTED SPINACH SALAD. It was full of yummy mushrooms, bacon bits and the warm bacon dressing was fantastic. I had the CRABMEAT IMPERIAL IN CASSEROLE as my entrée. It was great, but when I saw my friend’s TENDERLOIN OF BEEF STROGANOFF, I knew he’d made the better choice such a cold night. Park Plaza Gardens is a landmark in Winter Park, but to get to enjoy such a great meal at a really affordable price in times like these is a real treat and a gift. Thanks, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restuarant - service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2009
    Great restuarant - service is excellent and food was outstanding. Highly recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was quite lovely.....our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    Everything was quite lovely.....our Waiter was very attentive......food was delicious.....we loved the variety of the menu......something for everyone......we will definitely come back and recommend to our friends. J
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The menu was good with a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2009
    The menu was good with a lot of different choices. The best thing about our dining experience was our server JJ. Very personable and right on top of everything. Great experience. Be sure to ask for her!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was excellent, including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    service was excellent, including valet service. Food and coctails very good. ambiance with piano music especially nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Brunch was wonderful. The
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2009
    Brunch was wonderful. The menu choices were excellent and all five of us had exceptionally good food. Service was attentive and we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for brunch on Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2009
    We went for brunch on Sunday to celebrate my new job and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the dining room is gorgeous, and the service was wonderful. We plan to start coming back on a regular basis because we loved it so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2009
    The dining experience was fantastic! With wonderful service, great food, and the atmosphere perfectly suited for romantic occasions or social gatherings, I would highly recommend Park Plaza Gardens to anyone looking for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was average. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2009
    The food was average. The ambiance was excellent. The service was outstamding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have always enjoyed Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2009
    I have always enjoyed Park Plaza Gardens especially for Brunch, the food has always been consistent, except for my Friday night diner. My partner and I ordered the scallops and shrimp dish which were a bit over cooked, which seems to be the norm for most restaurants that we have visited lately. I was looking forward to having them there because we have never had a bad meal yet at Park Plaza Gardens. We both were dissappointed with our meal but that won't stop us from visting for Brunch, as much as I love a good cooked scallop entre, I suppose I just need to stop ordering them at all restaurants. Our server was JJ, she was very freindly and attentive and gave exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere - great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2009
    Great atmosphere - great food - great service.....Calamari appetizer was cooked perfect and one of the best we've ever had. The Rack of Lamb and Crab stuffed Grouper were outstanding. With so many delicious sounding items it was hard to choose but all were beyond expectations - including the salad and creme brulee. It was an anniversary dinner to remember!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate