Atmosphere was great as well as the service provided by our waitor. All food served was great except my wife's steak. It was ordered medium and was served well done. Taste was good, just over cooked. Didn't bring it up to our waitor as we were on a time constraint. We will definitely dine at the Park Plaza Gardens again.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at the Park Plaza Gardens
Lunch at the Park Plaza Gardens is always a treat when I come in to Winter Park. Food and service is always top notch and I enjoy exploring the menu with different options every time - I've never been disappointed.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
when in Orlando, we have been
when in Orlando, we have been going here for over 30 years and have always had great food and service.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dine frequently at Park Plaza Gardens, and have for years. We love the bar; Shannon and the other bartenders know us, know what we drink, and go out of their way to be friendly. We have never had a bad meal, nor have we ever had bad service. The staff is efficient and well-trained. Most have been there for some time; in my opinion, the fact that the turnover in personnel is low shows the stability of the restaurant and its management. I highly recomment Park Plaza Gardens for any occasion. It is our favorite Orlando/Winter Park restaurant.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always loosing my reservations
Always loosing my reservations but they do still fit me in
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistent good Park Avenue gem.
Went for our anniversary. We hadn't been for years and it was still as good as before. Nice updates, great menu. We'll be back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was outstanding. They
Service was outstanding. They literally would fill your drink and remove your place the second you were done. Food was amazing. Had the stuffed grouper and added a side of scallops. Someone in my party wanted a mix of menu items and the chef was happy to prepare it the way he wanted it. Ambience was great, low noise except for the train that went by. Wine was a little expensive. Overall very nice place to dine in Winter Park. Will definitely dine there again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a beautiful and charming restaurant! I had forgotten what a treat dining at Park Plaza Gardens is. The food and service were both spectacular. And, the musician at the piano made the evening even more special.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had asked for a quiet area
I had asked for a quiet area and we were put in a small side room that was just perfect!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
To Orlando, from California, w/love
Loved being right "in the mix" on Park Ave., Winter Park, FL! Great bartenders, servers, and ambiance. We sat outside...on the sidewalk. Suggest only parties of 4 or less on sidewalk due to city mobility restrictions, but the restaurant helped us out with our 5...we just scrunched in and were still in compliance.
Three of us had the Grouper...one stuffed with crab. Two of us asked for simply grilled Grouper....suggest you ask for a LIGHTLY simply grilled. The only reason I didn't give the restaurant 5 Stars is because the fish was slightly dry from a little heavy hand on the pan searing /simply grilling. One had steak...loved it! One had salmon....loved it! Overall? Great evening!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for our 27th
We went there for our 27th anniversary and we had a wonderful time. We loved the food, atmosphere; the piano man was amazing!
We will return... :)
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten there many times
Have eaten there many times in the past but not recently. My wife and i both thought the food and service was better than ever. Looking forward to a return trip.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great dining option
Took the wife to Park Plaza Gardens for Mother's Day. Food was exceptional, very well prepared, nicely presented. Service was attentive and efficient. Menu selections were limited (due to special occasion) but still offered good choices.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I both had the
My wife and I both had the Shrimp BLT's. They were great. We also always enjoy the bread with the olive oil. Nice restaurant.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our service was outstanding. Also, the bartenders are awesome. Their Manhattan always tastes like the one I make at home.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat out a LOT and with several of our favorite restaurants going out of business over the last year we have been looking for more. Park Plaza has moved to #2 of all the restaurants we have visited in the last year. And #1 for us is twice the price of PPG. It is a quant restaurant tucked away off the street in Downtown Winter Park. You can not miss this place. Great food, presentation and service. Manager is genuinely involved and considerate of EVERY patron. He kept a watchful and caring eye over all the tables and made sure everyone was happy. Great sevrers and incredible atmosphere. Truly a refreshing find... YOU MUST try the PPG ice cream desert. It is NOT what you would expect.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good start to our vacation
Located on S Park this restaurant offers street-side, bar and dining room sitting. The dining area is open, quaint and at lunch nice and bright. The menu offers an exploration of food ideas for diverse palettes, our service which was very attentive is as good as you can get anywhere, and we look forward to returning in the future. I do recommend that you make a reservation and enjoy!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to a wonderful romantic dinner here, from the start the host and waiters were keen to make sure the dining experience was not only special but romantic! The food was excellent, plating and taste were exceptional! It was quiet so we could both talk and enjoy the piano that was playing in the background. Truly a fantastic first time! I would definitely recommend for any occasion especially for a romantic dinner/engagement/wedding.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Surprise Night OUt
Arranged a dinner for my wife and in-laws from out of state as I was unable to be there. The manager ensured my love ones would be well taken care of, and they were! Chef made a special appearance and made my young nephew a flaming dessert to order because he wanted something with fire! From what I've heard so far, everything was nothing but fantastic.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find (First Time)
We had Sunday Brunch. The atmosphere was excellent. The service staff was very good.
Our waiter did howeverdid not speak loud enough. We had trouble hearing him. Not that it was loud, on the contrary, the restaurant was quiet.
Other than that, we enjoyed the food and environment at the restaurant.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife for our 12th Anniversary- it turned out to be a wonderful evening. The ambiance was very romantic, not very crowded for a saturday night, service was just the right amount of attentive and courteous. The food was magnificent- the pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked and my wife's fish was as beautiful as it was delicious. Highly recommended.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
New chef, now one month in
We selected this restaurant on recommendation. When we arrived we learned that the chef of note had left recently and a new chef had taken the helm and was in place for the past month.. There had been a terrible storm, and there were a few patrons in the establishment. We sat in the back room, which has more of an outdoor feel. Service was excellent, not hovering or intrusive - just right amount of attention. The food was good, but not memorable. They plan to re-do the roof off the back room (portions of it leaked in the storm), and they also plan to overhaul the menu with time. We clearly got the sense that they knew what they were doing. I wish them good luck with all of the upcoming changes! Great spot in town, we'd definitely go back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the calamari - fabulous
This was our first visit to Park Plaza. A quiet place set as an atrium garden. Large comfortable booths and tables. The Calamari appetizer is fantastic - crisp, not greasy and large enough to have as a main course along with a salad. We had the swordfish special and the pork loin. Both were well prepared and tasty. For dessert, we shared the Bananas Foster - not Brennan's , but a worthy alternative. The wait staff is fully attentive while staying in the background until needed,
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been there in a while,
Had not been there in a while, but will definitely be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Monday night dinner
Small crowd - excellent service. No corkage fee for the first bottle, so we brought our own wine. The chef had a special scallop appetizer and prepared the normal scallops appetizer. The server recognized it before we did and brought the scallops with couscous. The way a place handles problems is what separates a great restaurant. Park Plaza Gardens is fantastic.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great first impression
A stop at the bar before dinner was very relaxing, soft music, good selections and a very pleasant bar maid. Good way to start. We moved to the dining room for dinner. An appitizer cake of crab, shrimp, grouper and salmon was tasty but a little dry, needed more sauce. The entrees were excellent, CRAB STUFFED GROUPER and FRANCAISE LOBSTER TAIL. Both were cooked perfectly. For dessert we ordered BANANAS FOSTER which was disappointing, not made at tableside. The bananas were dry and tough. Never had a tough banana before. The ambiance is very pleasent with trees and other flora and a ceiling that lets the sunshine brighten the place during the day. The service was excellent, very attentive and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Atmosphere
Classy place, Piano player was outstanding, soft quiet and professional, Staff Outstanding. So happy we find this place. Plan on returning very shortly. I give this place a THUMBS UP. and I don't do that to often. You will not be disapointmented trust me.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining To the Oldies
I have been a customer of PPG since 1981. It has gone through many changes since then but I have enjoyed dining there through all the changes. The Vintage Menu is charming and the choices are excellent. Their regular menu is also a treat and those prices, while higher than the Vintage, are still very reasonable, especially considering the quality.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good food and great staff in an enchanting decor. You can eat close to the bar for more casual setting. If you choose the more formal dining room you will be charmed by the romantic "outdoor patio at night look " with little lights and lots of greenery....there is an adorable tiny private room adjacent with bricks walls, 10 maxi at your table in the "cave". Manager is extremely kind. Enjoy !
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
During August on certain days and times one can select items from a vintage menu or the regular menu or both--quite a wonderful choice of dinner items. The welcome and service were warm, professional, and prompt. The various courses were nicely plated. The different salads, entrees, and desserts ordered were tasty and satisfying. But the cute martini glass with the bent stem should go; most real martini drinkers take the drink seriously, and don't relish silly glassware, especially at a good dining spot, to hold their drinks, although a fellow diner did suggest that if one notices the stem straightening, he has then had too much to drink. Nevertheless, glassware aside, it was a very pleasant evening at this special Winter Park restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
PPG does it again!
A celebration dinner for my staff of 10 went without a hitch! Bubbles were chilled and at the table when we arrived, the food was (as usual) outstanding and the service impeccable! I highly recommend PPG for any night out, romantic dinner, business lunch/dinner...it is for every occasion!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the outward appearance, you see a typical bar. Upon walking in and all the way to the back of the bar, you find the restaurant. This room has been decorated in a simple, romantic setting to give the outdoors feel in the comfort of the restaurant. All wait staff at some point said hello or offered to help in any way possible. The food was incredible, to say the least. The suggested wine was amazing, even if my first choice was not available. Though we didn't get desserts, I would give the complete meal a 10 out of 10. Thanks for a lovely evening, PPG.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
We loved it for lunch and brunch but have never been for dinner. We went for our wedding anniversary and we couldn't ask for a better restaurant. The food was fantastic. Everything was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Park Plaza Gardens for our anniversary. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I had the Lobster Francaise and my husband had the Filet. Both were cooked perfectly. Park Plaza gardens is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion. It is a bit pricey for a regular weekly dinner out. I would highly recommend it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my date to Park Plaza Gardens and we had an amazing time! Originally I thought it would be crowded, hence the reservation. But when we got there, there was a cozy booth waiting for us. Service was awesome too!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't eaten there in a
We hadn't eaten there in a few years and it was as good as I remember, if not better. We ordered from the magical dining menu. I loved the appetizer, entrée, and dessert; as did my wife. The wait staff was attentive and friendly, but not too friendly. I'm going back again this coming weekend with the in-laws.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good choice for special occasions
While the prices are high enough that we don't dine there regularly, we appreciate this special restaurant for special occasions. The atmosphere is wonderful - love the brick courtyard, greenery, and lights - and enjoyed the piano player on our recent visit.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food, Average Service
Had a reservation at Park Plaza Gardens and wanted to take advantage of Magical Dining Month. We were never offered a Magical Dining menu by the hosts or the server and it was never mentioned. We decided to give the regular menu a try as I had heard good things.
Server was nice but seemed like he didn't want to be there and didn't make an effort to interact much. He reviewed the specials and did checked back at the right intervals and clear dishes. When he brought us a dessert menu, he set it down and left. When he came back we ordered a dessert to share and he told us they were out of it because they had issues with it that day. It would have been better to tell us when he set the menus down.
Would return but would want a new server.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long Term Winter Park Gem
We have been coming here for over 30 years. Happy hour is great as is the food and ambience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atrium dining is where it's at!
Make reservations and dine in the atrium. It's like a gorgeous little hidden garden dining, fully AC'ed for brunch in the summertime. Everyone in our party agreed that the food was top notch and they have a full bar (for bloody marys). The complimentary breads are a nice touch - their biscuits are perfect, and they even give you a small square of apple butter to try. The waiters are on top of their game and there's not one thing I can think of that they could do better. Love this spot.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here twice now. I took my fiancé for dinner here right before we got married and now took her for our anniversary. We plan on going as much as possible.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was wonderful, as always.
Dinner was wonderful, as always. We love the patio-effect of their dining room. It creates a beautiful ambiance.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here for Magical Dining Month with my girlfriend. We had a fantastic time and both were blown away by the beautiful ambiance and service level. The restaurant is set in what appears to be a brick courtyard turned into the interior, with brick floors and walls and trees growing in planters The roof is glass like a greenhouse, and there is a player piano playing James Taylor and other tunes. It doesn't get any better in terms of ambiance, and the polite service was also very impressive.
In terms of food quality, I think the food was all very good, but I have had a better version of all six things that we ordered. Menu highlights were the brie pastry atop our candied pecan, apple, brie, and lettuce salad, and the creme brulee.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never ever had a bad time here
I have been eating at this restaurant since I first landed in Winter Park in the late 80's. I try to go as much as possible, and always take out of towners there. My favorite is the best brunch deal ever! One price for all you can drink mimosas, an appetizer, and an entree. We just always have such a good time there, and everyone I have ever taken absolutely loves the place. The back room is gorgeous, the staff is one of the most attentive staffs of any restaurant in winter park - always there for you, and the food is always out of this world. You can tell the chef really cares about what he is serving
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as usual
Had a great brunch again at Park Plaza Gardens. Every meal there is fantastic. Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Our favorite spot!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jason was a fantastic server!
Dinner was amazing! We did the Magical dining menu and it was wonderful! The baby greens and rock shrimp appetizers were full of flavor!! The pork was fork tender, polenta was flavorful and the crème brulee and pecan pie were to die for!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a little apprehensive
Was a little apprehensive after reading some recent reviews bit was pleasantly surprised. Food was great, presentation awesome,service friendly and very attentive. Property was very clean. Thumbs up!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tuesday Night Dinner at 5:30 PM
We had a group of 6 seated at a wonderful round table. Also had live music (piano) even on an early evening in mid week!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server, Jason, was outstanding!! He gave us the best service we've ever had. He went above and beyond. He anticapted every need. He was very knowledgeable and told us about the baker that comes in the morning. We will return! And we'll ask for Jason!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM