Hemingway's
Hemingway's

Hemingway's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyattgrandcypress.com/
  • Phone: 4072391234x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar/Lounge - Opens at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Juran
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SR 535
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Hemingway's is located within the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. Utilize our complimentary valet parking at the front of the hotel or choose to pull around to our open parking area convienently located near Hemingway's Restaurant.
A word from Hemingway's
Treat yourself to delectable seafood in an authentic Key West setting. Honoring the Key’s most famous resident, with walls filled with sepia photos of the author and his fishing trophies, Hemingway’s proudly boasts the freshest fare from both sea and land. Soft lighting from hurricane lamps and six separate dining areas where privite parties from 6 to 50 may be accommodated with overlooking the pool and private Lake Windsong create an atmosphere to make even the most casual get together a special occasion.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Hemingway's reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (76)fit for foodies (63)scenic view (63)good for groups (32)notable wine list (27)great for outdoor dining (16)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great food/presentation but noisy
    hopalong
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    not very handicap accessible as the walking distance from the hotel lobby thou pleasant is a long distance. I being handicapped had to sit down twice before arriving at the restaurant. The outstanding food and presentation made up for the high noise level
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    KellynBill
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Enjoyed the magical dining menu. We had the salads, crab cakes and shrimp scampi and key lime tart and peanut butter bombe! Everything was outatanding and Suzanne was top notch server. We really enjoyed her personality. We also got 2 key lime tarts to go, they were that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hemmingways
    svhendrix
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant always delivers. You feel like a frequent diner regardless of the time between visits. Main courses and desserts always remain in the Key West Carribean style And flair.great experience and great food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Service & Ambience
    Chaz1326
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Friendly staff - beautiful location and views. Food is always excellent. Service is seamless. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magic September Orlando
    Thumper
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was a little hesitant about eating in a restaurant at a hotel even though my wife had heard great things. I took my wife, daughter and friend just to experience a different restaurant. When we arrive everyone was polite and helpful. We were seated immediately and our servers greeted us too. Each one of us got something different off the magic 3 course menu. The food was outstanding and pretty to look at, plus large portions. We each tried the other's entre'e and dessert. We really enjoyed our night out, and will make Hemingway's our special night out restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunchette
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food. Loved the seafood chowder and crab cakes
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great resturant
    MIboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, neat location. Horrible traffic to get there. From Hwy 4 it is less than 2 miles, takes 20 minutes to drive that, and 20 minutes when leaving to get back the Hwy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but missing something
    SimplydivineVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We stayed at the Hyatt and had the magical dining dinner. I was really looking forward to the calamari. I was disappointed that it came with what tasted like Campbell's tomato soup sauce. To me, the sauce makes or breaks a bland calamari. Our fish dishes were fantastic as were the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fantastic
    Cdngirlsrock
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We enjoyed the 3 course August feature menu. Everything was fantastic. Outstanding flavor & presentation. The table bread equally perfect. I'd definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally made it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been anticipating a visit to this restaurant for over a year. The grounds at night looked lush and beautiful, but I thought the interior decor was a little dated (80s). That wasn't a bother because I was looking forward to the food. I had the rock shrimp and corn chowder, crab cakes with coconut grits, and key lime pie. The presentation was good but the flavor and portions were better. The chowder was much more corn than shrimp but it was not lacking. The crab cakes were great, with huge lumps of crab and no fillers and went well with the coconut flavor of the grits. The filling of the pie was a quite tart and the crust quite sweet but they balanced each other well with a myriad of fresh fruit to add variety. I would visit again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Princess Birthday
    Princess
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Both my husband and I have celebrated our birthdays at Hemmingways. It is the perfect combination of great food, wonderful paradise like atmosphere and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Dinner
    Notscottjoseph
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves and the food was very good but not memorable. There were hardly anyone there (surprising for a Friday evening) and we had a whole section of the restaurant to ourselves which detracted a bit from the ambience - but overall a really good restaurant and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid restaurant
    PickyCTYankeeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Not the usual hotel restaurant. Very creative menu that features fresh seafood. My paella was outstanding without the normal overwhelming presentation in a cast iron pan. My wife was pleased with the cerviche special and the shrimp scampi. The Key West vibe also works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BridgetG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The appetizers were A+: Big lumps of crab in the Crab Cake appetizer. I enjoyed the Snapper Ceviche – nice heat and loved the crisp plantain chips alongside. Our entrees were disappointing. The food did not arrive hot. Inedible flower garnishes on the plate (bitter and fibrous). The tuna special was rather sinewy and the wasabi crust had no wasabi flavor at all. My husband’s Crispy Snapper did not have a crispy skin since it was covered in yellow pepper espuma (foam). The accompanying coconut yucca cake was very sweet. Our bottle of wine was staged in an ice bucket 15 feet away from the table. My husband’s glass went empty a few times before catching the server’s attention to refill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back to Excellent
    norm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Last visited Hemingway's about 3 years ago and was very disappointed then but figured we'd give it another try since we were going to be there anyway. Are we glad we did! Food was excellent as was the service although a bit pricy. Well worth it though especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hemmingway's Hyatt Grand Cypress
    SailsGuyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hemmingway's in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is one of Orlando's Best Kept Secrets. Ask for Mike who has been a waiter there for over 20 years. He always knows what's best on the ever evolving seasonal menu. On our last visit the Alaskan King Crab legs were to die for. Both my wife and mother ordered them and I was the most fortunate beneficiary of their overzealous appetites. Huge portions and perfectly prepared split legs make eating these sweet, plump crab legs a breeze. Taking a walking tour of the art and sculptures around the Resort grounds afterward.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jr1018
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful food,great service and beautiful view....unbeatable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    Ukvisitor
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were celebrating a special occasion and Matt our server looked after us well. Food is well presented and delicious. Portions are not too large so you can manage all 3 courses. Worth a visit as some interesting and different dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    lindaochsc
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    the food was outstanding as was the service. the waitress was good about explaining the preparation of the dishes and her recommendations were spot on. the food was amazing for all four of us. we will definitely be back and tell others about the quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for 30 years now
    Newfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Still a great atmosphere, especially the bar. Warm, tropical, right out of a Graham Greene novel. The menu has changed over the years, still seafood based. We had paella and a superb salmon. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. The Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel grounds are fabulous to walk through to get to the restaurant. I will return again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were introduced to Hemingway's in 2009 and have compared and tried many other restaurants since. The service, the food, even with food allergies, is so great. Everything we have tried is excellent with great presentation. The staff takes such excellent care of us and we always have an enjoyable evening and eat way too much! We brag about this place to friends and family and always take visitors there. They too leave amazed and impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a Special Night Out...
    JimW
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Hemingway's is one of those places that you go for a special night out. The food is exceptional, the service is outstanding, and there's a betautiful garden view from nearly every table. We really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay, but not great
    Choppernut
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was average, over cooked seafood. Ambiance was right for a relaxing quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On a whim ....
    Foodies
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    On a whim we chose Hemingway's while we stopped in Orlando for an overnight stay. It was fantastic! The food was excellent- the service impeccable - ambiance delightful- a bit pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!!
    TommyT
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Hemingway's on several occasions. The latest was for her birthday (July 4). As usual, this was a FANTASTIC, OUTSTANDING experience. Everyone from the hostess, to Lindsay (mgr), to Suzanne (server) made us feel like we were special. The food was FANTASTIC (as usual!!). We looked forward to the key lime pie and coffee and it didn't disappoint either!! We brought friends with us this time and all they could talk about was "when is the next time we're coming to Hemingway's!" For us, it's not for "everyday," but it is certainly for special occasions. We're already looking forward to our next visit. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant and it's service and food. "OUTSTANDING" isn't good enough!! A+A+A+
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Absolutely fabulous food, service and ambiance. Best meal I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 613 reviews are from the Hemingway's reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The shrimp cocktail was perfect. Cold, firm shrimp with great cocktail sauce. All presented on a bed of ice. The crab cakes were perfect - all lump crab perfectly cooked. My colleague had several vegetarian options from a second menu. She choose some sort of dish with faux noodles made of squash (I think) and spinach. She throroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best hidden gem for locals
    Foodie2
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It took us a a decade of living here to find this place, but WOW! Best food, gorgeous view, amazing service. My daughter asked to go for her birthday and she was treated like a little princess. Don't let the hotel location fool you- it's a favorite for locals, too! Key lime pie is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    HappyDiner1VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My daughter and I have been dining at Hemingway's for 25 years. We enjoy the ambience, good service, and delicious food. The menu has a nice variety; I would recommend this for only well behaved children who have been taught how to dine in a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get out of the Parks!
    GAProvinceDining
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Hemingway's is worth the trip whether you are staying at the hotel or just looking for a great change from the usual US 192 Fare. The staff is excellent and the food imaginative, well presented and fresh. The crab cakes are a mainstay but don't miss the paella or the paella croquets appetizer. All the seafood is fresh and well prepared - the scallops were excellent but the hit of this dish was the sweet potato risotto. Fabulous. Save room for dessert - nice selection all made in house and well presented. We had an amazing homemade coconut ice cream wrapped in a milk chocolate flavored with Grand Marnier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Visiting Orlando for business. A colleague recomended Hemingway's. The hostess was super friendly as was the bus staff (water fillers), our server was borderline bad. Never asked if we wanted another glass of wine, didn't seem to be that interested in us overall. Food was okay. Not bad, not good, very average. I wouldn't come back.
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  • Food
    PARDOG
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Scallops were a little to salty. Menu needs a few more items
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable as Ever
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Well prepared and delicious food, attentive and knowledgeable service. This is a superb dining experience
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crab cakes!
    GroundsquirrelVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have been eating at Hemingway's for over a decade. I will only comment on their crab cakes, Cesare salad and key lime pie. These are the items on the menu I have consistently eaten. The crab cakes are amazing, the salad refreshing though not traditional and the key lime pie is good but has too much crust for my preference. The service is exceptional on all levels-from hostess to support wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    marine75
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great staff, wonderful atmosphere, and even better food. Our waitress made sure that we were satisfied with every detail. Right down to the presentation. We will definitely come back every time we visit orlando!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family time
    Jenny
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've been several times and each time is worth coming back. Our family has had the opportunity to stay at Grand Cypress throughout the last 20 years and it has become one of our favorite resorts. Hemingway's has become a tradition as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks Lindsay
    Beak1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Hemmingway's of course is a special place to dine and an experience to remember. Every once in awhile you run into that special employee, Lindsey is one of those employees. She took care if us as if we were family and made us feel special and right at home. She is to be commended and would be a great asset to any company. David our waiter was very, efficient, polite, and professional and took very good care of our dining needs. It was my birthday and both Lindsey and David made it a night I won't forget anytime soon. Thank You Lindsey and David. A Hemmingway's Fan Michael Benner Orlando, Florida P.S. And like Arnold said in the movie the Terminator "I'll be back" ...... You can count on it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FishTV
    FishTV
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great restaurant, great food and wonderful, friendly service. We needed to move up the reservation time at the last minute and add 2 more people and the restaurant easily accommodated our requests. We would definitely return! Thank you Hemmingway's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food...poor service
    Stephen
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was good, I had the lobster my wife had a fish dish. The service was very poor though. I'm not a tough customer but certainly expect to have the attention of my server, which we didn't. our drinks sat empty twice, and I had to call him over, not the way it's supposed to be. it's a tourist hotel/resort though so they don't expect to see you again. it was convenient to eat here because it was on property. However, there are a bunch of other good places with excellent service that aren't too far.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old established restaurant. Good
    Kai7215
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place has some good dishes. It's located in an older hotel but they've maintained it nicely. It's a great place if you like to walk after dinner. Their biscuits could use some work. They really excel with their fish. Great service. This is an expensive restaurant, but the food is high quality so you're not up-charged for nothing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.