Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.normans.com/
  • Phone: 4073934333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Norman Van Aken
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Available for buyouts, partial buyouts, and private dining room available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Young Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
A word from Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)romantic (95)fit for foodies (87)notable wine list (80)scenic view (55)great for outdoor dining (32)good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent experience. Normans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2008
    Excellent experience. Normans lives up to the hype!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    This restaurant was awesome. We loved the food and the service and would definitely come back when in Orlando. The hotel was also a great place to stay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very well executed food. a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    very well executed food. a little pricey but worth trying out once. would suggest staying away from wine list because it is over priced for quality of wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our expectations were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    Our expectations were great and Norman's exceeded them. We arrived early and the chef offered to cook for us. We had a four course tasting menu with a different wine accompanying each course. OUTSTANDING!!!! As good as the food and wine was, the service was even better. It's expensive, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best restaurants
    Retiredfoodie13
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    One of the best restaurants we have ever dined in. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and they made it superb, Rose petals on our table, complimentary glass of champagne, constant congratulations -- "the whole nine yards." We will probably make this an annual event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A truly classy restaurant.
    JL84VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    A truly classy restaurant. When reservations are confirmed a few days in advance the host/hostess will inquire as to any special dietary needs. One in our party has a fish allergie. Our waiter, without being prompted, was completely aware and offered detailed information about the entire menu pertaining to what involved any seafood/seafood based sauces. Attention to detail is incredible at Norman's and the food is excellent. Orlando is a town fast becoming known for a "Ritz'y" food scene, but this place does it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • apparently the attitude has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/22/2008
    apparently the attitude has changed, all they care about is charging riduculous sums and have forgotten what good food and customer satisfaction is abll about. They ruined the 65th birthday celebration planned for my husband. Having dined there 5 times in the past it was terrible. By the end of the evening I was in tears. Will never return and would strongly recommend their rating be reconsidered. Myra Kennedy
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extensive wine list. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Extensive wine list. Great timing of food delivery. For those who are not alcoholic there isn't much else than water unfortunately. Needed to have more variety of non-alcoholic options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved it. They made a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    We loved it. They made a personalized menu for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for a wonderul evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Thanks for a wonderul evening. Will definitely come to Norman's again. Joseph & Tammy Fessler
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is definitely a destination
    eat2muchVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    It is definitely a destination restaurant. Although it is a separate entity, being housed in the Ritz-Carlton permits a wide array of attire in order to accommodate the hotel clients. That said, Norman's still provides a memorable dining experience. The food preparation and presentation are excellent. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The wine list can take you wherever you want to go, both geographically and financially.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food and Service was excellent
    Hawkeye89
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The Food and Service was excellent even after being made to wait 30 minutes later than our reservation. The staff was attentive without being overly so. The Pork Chop was out of this world and dessert was magnificent. Overall a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    I have been several times and will return. This is my first chance to rate Norman's, and probably unfair as I was under the weather when there this time. I will definitely go back. On past visits, I likely would have given 5 stars in all categories. We had caviar with corn bellinis and key lime creme fraiche on a past visit and it is one of my all-time favorite dishes. The caviar preparation is always fascinating and the newer tapas option for the first course is fun. Our server couldn't stand by and watch us eat with empty glasses and we weren't planning to order more wine (because I was ill), so he poured us some complimentary pairings...very cute and well-chosen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu offerings were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    The menu offerings were very different and interesting but the food itself was a bit over seasoned and the portions were way too big for the three course recommendation made by the wait staff. The staff was excellent though, very attentive, had good suggestions, were very warm and friendly. The food felt like it was trying too hard to be something more with all the different seasoning, large portions and extreme saltiness to many of the dishes. I think if they just toned down the amount of seasoning and the size of the portions it would have been excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have dine at Norman's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We have dine at Norman's for my wife 's birthday the year before. It was outstanding! We were treated like royalty. This time we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we felt it wasn't as memorable as they make us feel during my wife's b-day the year before. Even though we let them know that it was special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was outstanding.
    Edge
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    The service was outstanding. Mr.Omar,(Manager) makes you feel at home. Nice ambiance, good food, and a memorable moment. Will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was lovely! The
    aberdonVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The restaurant was lovely! The service was mediocre. The food was very salty and hot when served, and neither the menu nor the server did a good job of explaining the dishes. I would doubt that we would return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Norman's is a one of a kind
    Ugly
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Norman's is a one of a kind restaurant in Central Florida. The room is beautifully stunning. The food is artfully presented with great flavors and textures. The staff is extremely attentive. Great place for a special dinner! Pietro will be missed. Good luck to him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We very much enjoyed our supper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We very much enjoyed our supper at Norman's. Our waiter was exceptional; he was very well versed in the menu and its preparation and was very helpful with matching our wines by the glass to our differing starter's and entree's. The pacing was very good, not too fast not to slow, and the good was very good. Our only comment, was the high ceiling amplifies sound a bit (we were there on a Saturday night).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very disappointed. food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    very disappointed. food was only mediocre, nice view if you had one of the few tables near the window otherwise nothing special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Norman's is one of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    Norman's is one of our favorites in Orlando. The food, the service, the atmosphere, all superb. We have never been disappointed, in fact we are usually highly impressed. One of my favorite dishes was taken off of the regular menu and put on the pre-fixe menu. I asked if the chef could make this dish for me again, and without hesitation, he did it! The service is fantastic, as is the food. If you like ahi, try the ahi appetizer, served table-side in a very unique way. While expensive, this is well worth it. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It doesn't get much better
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2008
    It doesn't get much better than this! I have eaten here twice and it was outstanding both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've eaten at many fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2008
    I've eaten at many fine dining restaurants, and this was one of the best meals of my life. The food, service, and attention to detail are all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate