Park Plaza Gardens
Park Plaza Gardens

Park Plaza Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkplazagardens.com/
  • Phone: 4076452475x
  • 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
56 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (37)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • suprised!
    tizz
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had a groupon and didn't expect much. We waled into the hotel part and the guy couldn't even get out from behind the desk in back to show us what dooes he was referring toto get to the restaurant. Ambiance nice except for the plastic ceiling and bunches of exposed wires. Food and service was outstanding however and we were pleasantly suprised. My only suggestion would be to install a door between bar and restaurant and the cigaratte smoke was choking near entrance. We will go back but to another table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Care with Food Taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    One of the things that struck me the most about this restaurant is that the kitchen did not look stressed and hurried---when my food came out and I tasted it, I knew why---we had jumbo scallops and the sea bass, and both dishes were prepared perfectly, with amazing taste! Thank you for paying attention to what really matters---the taste of the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EVERYTHING WAS VERY SATISFACTORY.
    dinearound
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    EVERYTHING WAS VERY SATISFACTORY. FINE JOB ALL ARUNG D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in anice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    good food. NIce indoor garden. Good Wine selection. We had a group of 6 and they did a great job.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and prompt
    RandR
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Needed a fast dinner before going to an event at Rollins. We had the King Crab legs that were sliced, fresh, easy to eat and tasty. We started with the carpaccio. The twiced baked potato was awesome. Jason was friendly and prompt but a little chatty for our taste. He definitely knew the menu and was a very good server. Just not sure everyone enjoys the additional effort to inform or relate personal experiences with food. Would recommend Park Plaza Gardens to anyone anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ambiance yes… food no
    specialoccasion
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We requested a seat in the gardens because we have been there in the past, and it was a lovely setting. Unfortunately, due to daylight savings time, if you are seated in there before dark, you are looking at a nasty roof with stained plexiglass inserts and wires hanging everywhere. The calamari appetizer was like eating jerky. The chicken was rock hard and couldn't even cut through it. The seafood salad was a bunch of lettuce with no vision of seafood (sprinkles of pieces of unrecognizable bits) The waiter was very upbeat and positive, so that would perhaps have been the highlight of the entire experience. So I'd say, go for drinks, but leave before you consider eating anything in the restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service gets an A+
    dinerpsyco
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Our server deserves recognition, he was awesome!! To the point that our kids still talk about him!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The food was very good, but very expensive for the setting. Our waiter was weird... He would interrupt our table of six conversation, get our attention and then not know what to say so then began to ramble stiltedly and nonsensically? leaving us all looking from one to the other? High end price dining for low end surroundings!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Success
    djluv822
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    From the moment we walked into the restaurant to moment that we left the service was amazing. Everybody was so tentative. We were given the best seat in the house and the waiter was very informative and friendly. He made sure we were very well taken care of. They truly made our anniversary night a beautiful night. The ambiance was gorgeous and the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Great place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Johnson
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We spent our 31st Anniversary eating a fantastic piece of ribeye steak. The crab cakes are a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I decided to go to Park Plaza gardens with my wife based on the review from other posts. I was amazed by the service and the food quality, simply spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very slow and
    Chris
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Service was very slow and there restaurant was nearly empty, so no obvious reason for the drawn-out service. Took at least 15 minutes before the bread was served. Chopped Salad plate included small shrimp that were cut in half; very under-whelming presentation; insufficient dressing. I requested no onions on the salad, and I could still taste them, even though it appears they removed them. Lovely setting, as always, but not worth the check.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a classic!
    CandS
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere in the atrium. Waiter (John) was very good and pleasant. Appetizers were a bit pricey for the size (lobster escargot was delicious! and the burrata tomato salad was nicely split for the two of us. Entrees were fantastic - lamb mix grill was three parts of perfect and the Gulf Shrimp with grits was divine. Will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took too long for food to
    Melissa
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Took too long for food to come. Bloody Mary bar is a bloody joke-no olives. One meal had to be sent back. Our party was bothered by other people waiting to be seated--hostess seemed to be ignoring them
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome, will definitely come again
    Sean
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    John was an excellent server. Recommended wines, even wines not on the menu and was very attentive to our needs. Had two appetizers, Calimari and Lobster Escargot style both delicious. Entrees were Giant Scallops (huge) and Crab stuffed Grouper, both very tasty and melt in your mouth good. Dessert was awesome! Atmosphere was very outdoor garden like. Had a self playing piano and the lighting was perfect. Was not very busy because it was Monday, but I like quiet intimate anyway. It was an early Valentine dining opportunity and the perfect setting for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Rich
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here the other night. We started out with the crispy calamari appetizer - this was awesome, the calamari were mixed with greens and a sweet pepper sauce, very tasty. I had a New York strip, which was cooked to perfection, and my wife had the crab-stuffed grouper, also excellent. For sides, the truffle mac and cheese is not be missed. Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Dinner at Park Plaza Garden
    Mike
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was good. Order a filet minion medium rare but was closer to rare and one side was not cooked as much as the other. Had it been then would most likely been on medium rare side. Wife had shrimp and grits and was very good. We had a side of Brussels Spouts that were very good and a large quantity. Service was good but slow/jumpy. Maybe the server was new. Took extended time for drinks to be served and bread to be served. Server was very pleasant and cordial. Very low noise level and easy to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the usual Night out at PPG
    dacgerht
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Something changed. The food, service, and desserts where always 5 star. Your staff needs polishing and food needs tasting. A new chef? Don't know, however, preparation, taste, display completely a miss. ---It was a special occassion, Or waiter was good, hostess/wait staff needed polishing, Lob Bisque beefy? no cream" Replacement fish Chowder/better but also brown gravy. Main course, My Steak, missing ingredients, steak good but would have been better with the goat cheese. Desserts/call Annie Pies, Your menu features a three layer cake from Miss. We ended up with choc. ck. with syrup like Hershey's and Mart. pudding Banana no taste, missing liquor? Something is really wrong! Please fix it. *Old Fashion from the bar/very good waiter.
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  • Just a fantastic place that
    rhpmikel
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Just a fantastic place that has been around forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    Eb06B
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our experience started off rough. After being seated we noticed that 3 tables that were seated after us had been greeted, etc & we were still just sitting there. It was close to 10 minutes when I got the managers attention: Joe & he did his best to set everything in motion quickly. We appreciated that, but wondered how long we woulve just sat there without anyone noticing. That left a bad taste in my mouth especially because it was a birthday dinner for my husband & by this point he was aggravated. The good: our food was amazing. Our waitress & Joe made great suggestions on food/drinks. It's a super cute restaurant, decorated well and feels upscale, but not stuffy. Overall, I'd recommend it...as long as you don't get the "forgotten table"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Meal
    JoannmVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a lovely birthday meal for a friend. We each used a groupon coupon that was $69 - included 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine and 2 desserts per coupon. They gave us a $20 credit on the wine towards a bottle so each couple got a bottle. My meal was exceptionally good - a sunflower crusted tuna over some sort of eggplant saute and it had wonderful seasonings. The tuna was a tad over cooked but still amazing flavors and I almost licked the plate. My dessert was also great - a coconut cake that was extremely moist. My friend had the over the top chocolate cake. My husband had the lamb served three ways and he liked that.My only surprise was that they removed all the lovely banquettes that lined the wall and were so lovely.
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  • Great experience
    fscwcuuga
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Excellent menu - food was great. VERY attentive waiter, romantic atmosphere. Easy valet parking. A great place to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WENT TO THE RESTAURANT ON
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    WENT TO THE RESTAURANT ON A GROUPON. ORDERED THE FILET AND I THINK I GOT A SIRLOIN. VERY CHEWY. TINY APPETIZER BUT GOOD DESSERT
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  • Every single dish looked and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Every single dish looked and tasted very well. The executive chef, Antoine Ludcene is deeply involved with the guest wishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!!!!! New menu and
    Toni
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    EXCELLENT!!!!! New menu and everything was absolutely delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding waiter!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    John was our waiter, and I wish I could have him as a server every time I dined out. He provided phenomenal service and was very funny, so you get a two for one! Two of us ordered filets, and we both ordered them medium. They were medium well to well done. However, they were still delicious so we didn't say anything or send them back. We were just at Le Coq Auvin the weekend before, and the filets at Park Plaza Gardens were even better. A friend had the salmon with the artichokes, and she said it was out of this world. Overall, I would highly recommend Park Plaza Gardens for a special occasion, romantic dinner or when you have guests from out of town. It's a tried and true restaurant, which continues to be a staple for nice dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible service...great food
    TBSims
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We came here for brunch, and the service was impeccable. We were well taken care of. There was a bridal shower going on and we saw they were well taken care of as well. The food was delicious for all 3 of us. I would definitely go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • atmosphere
    food
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    laid back quiet atmosphere of the atrium is what keeps me coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Rich
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I took my wife to Park Plaza Gardens for her birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter John was very helpful in explaining the menu options and provided excellent service. The food was very good and the menu included many great options to appeal to most peoples taste. This was our first time dinning here and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor return
    resinexVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We lived nearby but this was our first visit in many months. Previous visits were good. This was disappointing. The food was mediocre. But the service was very poor. The food was delivered slowly. The waiter often forgot our requests for additional items like wine, salad dressing, extra sauce for the fish, etc To top it off we were overcharged a glass of read wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We usually dine here for all special occasions- especially the holidays. This experience was a let down. Food not up to par, taking too long for the food to arrive and just plain a bad experience. And- also where was the piano player??? We at least had a fantastic server- who obviously needs to look for a another job because he is too high caliber for this restaurant.
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  • Great Food!
    Anson
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Very impressed with everything ordered. would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I made my reservation about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I made my reservation about a week in advanced and they had everything ready the moment i showed up. They had our own little booth set up for my party of 8 for my girlfriends birthday and it was positively adorable. Not to mention how fantastic the food was and how patient the waiters were.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    reggie
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Server was efficient but seemed rehearsed, not genuine except to regular customers Food was so so, not much flavor and way too much oil/butter Appetizer was not bad but had little to no flavor and the tortilla chips that were served with it were stale Lobster had egg batter....strong egg flavor that over powered the taste of the lobster Desert and coffee was best part of the meal Singer entertaining the bar over sang the soft piano Christmas music playing which was annoying
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    lagerheadVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Night Dinner at 5:30 PM
    Cristi
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    doubledb
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    The food was very good &reasonably priced. Upon arrival we stood for over 5 minutes at the greeting desk before being greeted by anyone - there were no other diners in the restaurant when we arrived at 6:30 & no servers in the restaurant that acknowledged our arrival. Our server disappeared for lengthy periods of time throughout our service. After completion of our dessert we waited over 30 minutes for our server to return to the table and deliver our check. After delivering our check it took another 10 minutes for another server to arrive with our receipt and thank us for our business. Our original server never thanked us for coming. The food, which was very good, is deserving of better service to complement the overall dining experience.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was a little apprehensive
    BobH
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jason was a fantastic server!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    happydiners
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Had a great brunch again at Park Plaza Gardens. Every meal there is fantastic. Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Our favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.