Very nice find
What a great find - fresh food, friendly servers, clean and modern setting. I was visiting from San Francisco on business, and was really glad that I stumbled upon fresh! It was worth the drive over, and I'll certainly be back!
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Again very yummi we love fresh.
Again very yummi we love fresh. Only the service has certain room for improvement
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had our first visit there
Had our first visit there and only connected with the restaurant from the wine tasting the previous week. We really like the size and intimacy of the place and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious...had a seared salmon with ginger glazing, and tried the Brussels sprouts and pear salad to make a meal for two. The salads look interesting and we will try those on next visits. The only "flaw" was a more extended wine list, but maybe that will come with time. Look forward to a return visit.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The short but sweet menu was
The short but sweet menu was incredibly flavorful and the portions were of reasonable size. The space would look even cozier with dimmer lights past 7 pm.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just an over all wonderful
Just an over all wonderful dining experience. Loved everything I ordered,especially the wine. Then my dinner companion and I spent the rest of the night chatting with the owne. Great Lady. Try the curry mussels!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great local food that is creative
Great local food that is creative and tastes awesome. The only drawback is that the food is slow to come out because it is all made to order. It is a small place and it can feel crowded when full of customers.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Orlando area restaurant!
fresh may be the best restaurant in the Orlando area! I have just tried it for dinner and brunch and was very pleased. Small, with a few tables on the sidewalk, you will need a reservation. Everything from the choices of water (mine was cucumber and mint and was delicious) to the coffee to the toasted pear salad to . . . well, everything, was fresh and delicious. I am a foodie and my wife is a very good gardener and chef so I get to sample a lot of very good food. I know she would love fresh also.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really appreciate that most
I really appreciate that most of their food is local and they buy from places that aren't cruel to the animals. Very important. Organic, too.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
All four of us enjoyed entrees
All four of us enjoyed entrees that were inventive, delicious and most of all ingredients that were fresh. The service was excellent and attentive.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, excellent food
Excellent, excellent food and ambiance. There really was something about the filet there that made it taste FRESH!!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed this small
We really enjoyed this small restaurant a great break from the big touristy chains with mediocre and expensive food so typical to our area of Orlando. The food and service were great. The ever changing local menu a big plus and makes us want to go back again. We made reservations in advance which I think is a must as it is a small restaurant. It is a little noisy but we could still carry on a conversation. In our minds the noise factor just added to the small neighborhood hot spot atmosphere.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great option to the normal Winter P
Read some negative reviews before we went. They really could throw you off. Small restaurant but very efficient. The two waitresses who took care of us were really helpful, attentive and informative. Small menu but all four entrees were great. Small wine list but all were reasonable in taste and price. Very refreshing compared to other nearby eateries. Reccommend you try it for something new.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and a...
...great name that lends itself easily to puns! Who can ask for anything more in a restaurant? Everything we ate was exceptional. And everyone's jokes that involved plays on getting "fresh" were hilarious! (Which may be more a testament to the quality of the wine than the jokes.)
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
In searching for local farmer's markets, I came across a review for Fresh. After reading that all of their items come from local sources, I was very excited to try it out for myself. My husband and I made a reservation through the website (super-easy!), and arrived at 6:45. There is not a lot of room inside or out, but that is a part of its charm. We started off with the complimentary bread, whipped butter, and house salt mixture, which was wonderful. We then shared the organic peach salad, with proscuitto, mint, and fresh mozzarella. My husband had the paella; I had the salmon, and we shared the white chocolate cheesecake. Everything was perfect!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is incredible. All the food is local. The staff is amazing, environment is so simple and chic. Prices are fantastic for the amount and quality of the food. I always have left overs. I love this place. It's one if my favorites. Don't second guess it, you'll love it I swear!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recommend for Organic Foodies!
The menu has many fresh, organic items. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this place, and cannot wait to go back!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Spot in WP!
Had an excellent experience at Fresh on Friday night!! Great service, Great Food and Great Ambiance!! I highly recommend going to check it out. The food was outstanding and extremely reasonably priced. Our server was great and really helped to have an even better experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh is just that!
Fantastic food. I had the beet salad with fresh grilled fish, it was excellent. My friend loved her utter leaf salad with chicken and another had the pear salad, great flavor combining on all. Really love the cucumber mint water too. Service was friendly and effecient Love that they use all local foods. Place is very tiny so make a reservation if possible. I will definitely be back and I would say this place is going to grow a solid repeat business.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timers to Fresh
Last week, we were looking around for a new restaurant to try, a friend suggested Fresh, knowing that Luma is one of our favorites.
We had a reservation at 7:30, and at that time only 3 out of about 10 tables were filled.
As a vegetarian, I found it easy to create a great meal and they even have tofu as an add on to the menu!
My only complaint: About 8pm, the other tables started to fill up, and it got really loud! The place is tiny with minimal decorations, and a ton of concrete, the sound just bounced around and it was hard to hear my husband across the table. Next time, we'll go a little earlier before the noise or perhaps sit outside.
Overall, it was a great experience. It may have been our first time, but it won't be our last!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our 2nd visit to Fresh and our first time for brunch. I can not wait to go back again! The food was incredible, quite possibly the best brunch I have ever had and I didn't even have any of there mimosas;) I had the BLT which had the thickest cut of locally sourced bacon I have ever seen. My husband had the chicken and waffles which is just like you would have a real southern diner but once again the chicken being locally sourced looks much different then the chicken you would eat from any other restaurant and it was so tasty! My 4 year old daughter had the absolute best meal out of the three and it was French toast! Oh so good and she ate every last bit of it and her bacon we were shocked!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our new Favorite brunch spot by far. The food is perfect. Everything is fresh and delicious. Don't miss their take Eggs Benedict. it is something special. Yummy!!!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful surprise! The food was fresh and delicious. The service was wonderful. This is definitely a hidden gem. Try the mussels & the steak. The bouillabaisse was the best I've had in years!!! My only regret is not trying fresh sooner!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Little Find
Great little place with a no frills charm. The pear salad was delicious and service was good. Everything is fresh and sourced from the area- hence the restaurant's name. "Fresh Cafe". I plan to return to try more dishes. The restaurant is small and can fill up quickly. Reservations might not be a bad idea especially for dinner.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like the food and the fresh local food concepts. We got there at 6:00 pm at a time when there were few people in the restaurant and the noise was unbelievable. They need to put noise reducing panels on the ceiling and walls. The food was delicious. I can't wait to go back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Ingredients Restaurant
The restaurant uses locally grown food. A nice casual restaurant with good food. Our party all had different food and it was all very good. The pork chop is huge. Make sure you order it the way you want it cooked. Overall, we will be back
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Megan was awesome!
It was a great place to dine but the service stood out. Megan, our waitress, made the experience at Fresh great! Was great to see a friendly personality who served the food, filled the drinks on time, she knew what she was doing and made the experience at Fresh so much more enjoyable.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good -- a winner on all counts.
AMBIENCE...living room feel in a modernl home -- maybe only 10 tables...plus a "bar" and some outside tables.
MENU -- not pretentious. Simple yet descriptive...one of everything you'd possibly want ...with a twist. Very seasonally based -- mostly all organic. Farm to Table.
SERVICE -- well informed. Obvious passion and interest in food which is obviously the owner's and chef's passion....mirrored extremely well thru service. Always impressive to have a relatively young server who is on the same page as the owners...so good.
FOOD & WINE - best complement I could give : perfectly seasoned and balanced and well thought out. Everything had amazing flavor. So extremely good.
Color me impressed.
I will be back and bring friends ....often.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. I
Great food and service. I will definitely return but be aware seating is limited and inside is very loud
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First off, the server gave
First off, the server gave me tastes of wines, very nice. Unfortunately, my husband is a beer drinker, no love here, only three on the menu and two weren't available. Our salads were wonderful. I had the steak, absolutely fantastic-it will change the minds of those not fans of grass fed beef! He had the seafood bouillabaisse, not much seafood, one shrimp, one mussel, one scallop and a little fish, but the broth was very tasty. The bread was stale unfortunately, we had expected fresh bread. Great homemade herb butter. The reason I gave such a great review was that the food, the idea, the whole concept has so much potential, that we want it to succeed, if that makes sense. I look forward to going again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Megan was fantastic and does a great job making sure we are happy.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I were delighted with the freshness,the plating, the attentiveness of our friendly server! The Yucca fries and dipping sauces, yum! Still thinking about the ASP salad, double yum! The chocolate cake was Delish! Returning soon.
I made a reservation...good thinking!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
I really enjoyed my experience at Fresh and would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends! What a find!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh is one of the best restaurants in Orlando, and because the service and food is always excellent, I chose to have my birthday dinner with friends here. The steak dinner was amazing, and everything is so fresh, with detail paid to as much organic and locally sourced items as is possible. Highly Recommend!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a Neighborhood Gem!
My husband and I decided to have our last date night at Fresh, and it turned out to be a great choice! Located on the west side, this neighborhood bistro features locally sourced foods prepared in creative and very tasty ways. Interesting wine list, great food, amazing service and a urban chic atmosphere all add up to a very fun night out.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
My husband and I have had brunch and dinner here. The food is fantastic and so fresh (it lives up to its name!). They are also very accomodating and knowledgeable concerning food allergies and intolerances.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
yes to fresh
A gem of a place--our party of 4 all sampled each others' plates and we all agreed the food and service was tops! A different twist from the usual fare. The brussel sprouts we ordered as an appetizer were to die for, as was everything else. It is just a short walk from Rolllins College, so it would be a great place for parents who are visiting their college students and want a special evening out, Afterwards we walked the street and window shopped and later got ice cream at one of the shops (we were too full at the time to try the dessert at fresh, but I am sure it would have been as yummy as everything else!) A lovely evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timers vow to return to Fresh
The menu offered interesting and enticing options. Would have liked more vegetarian fare. Although the space is small we had ample room and could carry a conversation comfortably. The blend of industrial and rustic decor created an environment that is at once comfortable and current. Very nice wine list. Exceptional service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for small plates this time, which worked out deliciously. Brussel sprouts with bacon and apple really started us off right. Mussels were well garlic-ed and tomato-ed.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were absolutely amazing. From the call confirming the reservation to the desert, the service was top notch. Dishes were different than you would normally consider. We had peach salad, which had fresh mozzarella, a thick grilled peach slice, balsamic glaze, prosciutto and mint. I did have to send my tuna back twice to have it cooked well. The chef had a hard time believing I really wanted it well. Only complaint we had the entire evening. We had a lemon cheesecake with BlackBerry cobbler on it. That was so good, we order a second piece! Shawn, our server, was very fabulous, gave us great suggestions and just overall fun!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh is fresh
-Small dining room and bar but food and service make up for it.
-Menu is specialized and not too ambitious (i.e. not too big).
-I recommend putting a nice fish on the menu
-Enjoyed the late night dinner and outside tables (only 2 or 3) looked very nice in the cool late-October fall evening.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but should've sat inside
Three out of four diners at our table loved the food and drinks. Flavored water was a fabulous touch. Prices were reasonable for the menu and part of town. The only thing that was missing were umbrellas for outdoor dining. There wasn't enough seating for us to sit inside and no shade during brunch outside.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local food!!
This little restaurant is a great find! absolutely make reservations as there is probably a total of 6 tables of 4 available, but on a wednesday night it was a perfect evening! The menu was interesting and decision making was difficult. As the menu changes all the time, you know you are getting a fresh meal. All food comes from within 150 mile radius of the restaurant. I had the lamb ragu pasta and it was delish. Wine list was big enough to have choices but small enough not to be overwhelmed. The choice of cucumber mint or lavender water was a refreshing treat and the staff was great. We will be back for sure!!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's seems cheesy to say but all night we just kept saying over and over this is just so fresh! Everything was delicious. I felt like we were sitting in a friends home while they cooked for us. It was clear everything was really made in house and with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate. You could easily have a conversation and not have to shout across the table. The staff was all friendly and helpful but also gave us time and space to decide at our leisure. I will gladly return to fresh and will recommend it to others.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new favorite
Wonderful restaurant, pleasant staff, imaginative menu which changes often. I have gone here 4-5 times in last few months always excellent. This is a seating challenged restaurant, so when making reservations make sure to request a table. They outside seating and small bar seating.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM