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blu on the Avenue, Winter Park, FL

blu on the Avenue

4.5
4.5
1081 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Blu on the Avenue offers fresh seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more...
It brings modern West and East coast cuisines together with a twist. Inspired by locals and Orlando visitors, the Blu concept of daily fresh seafood, prime steaks and classic cocktails is a great addition to the already thriving Winter park shopping district. Blu is open 7 days a week with a full bar featuring specialty martinis, classic cocktails and a beautiful list of wines by the glass. The staff at Blu is looking forward to making your visit enjoyable and lasting. Whether it"s a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner with family and friends or just a craving for dessert and coffee, Blu on the Avenue will win your heart.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Thu–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (407) 960-3778
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tony Krueger
  • Catering
    Catering available, details listed on website.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Hillary: (407) 730-6249
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Park
  • Cross street
    Lyman Ave
  • Parking details
    On street parking, Parking$Garage.
  • Public transit
    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,081 Reviews
  1. LexiL

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my birthday dinner and it was amazing. It was a bit difficult to see it from the street when arriving, but that’s more so on the city’s end than the restaurant, so be mindful of that. The food was great, but don’t bring the kids if you want a family dinner because there aren’t any chicken tenders served here. It’s very upscale and classy, so it’s perfect for dates or catching up with friends.

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  2. CarlD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Blu. Service is always impeccable and the food is consistently good. Highly recommended.

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  3. SusanB

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for lunch if you have the time as service is slow citrus salad, crab cakes and fish tacos were all hits

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  4. KenF

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for date night out. Food is Excellent. Nice selection of wine as well.

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  5. JeanneC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tina is the best! She always provides friendly, courteous and great service. She is knowledgeable and helpful. Lucky, the manager, is a gem. He is friendly and always greets with a warm smile. We ordered four different sushi rolls: volcano, Avenue, shrimp tempura and California. All were delicious. Great New Year’s Eve start off!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was awful, 3 different dishes with same fried potatoes . It looks lime they are closing. In top of that , expensive. Not worth it.

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  7. Charles

    Baton Rouge

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, sushi and Sea Bass. Service was spot on.

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  8. DoeJoeT

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a delightful dining experience! The food was exceptional- my husband had the lobster salad-divine! I had chargrilled Blu burger with steak frites, cooked perfectly & was savory, meaty & delish. Our daughter had the steak roll, so fresh. We also ordered raw oysters, calamari, rainbow roll, each offering was superb! Our waiter Thomas was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable & professional. His timing was spot on and very polite. The atmosphere was casual with a nice hum of patrons enjoying their cocktails & entrees with a mix of standard tunes in the background . Blu is truly one of our favorite dining haunts, can’t wait to return!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Atmosphere was very nice. Overall a great experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming to Winter Park. Great bourbon selection here. 

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  11. AndreaI

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good and the service was great! I will definitely go back!

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  12. DavidH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great but food was really bad. We had crabcakes that were all breading and tasted old. The Lobster Grill Cheese was oily and the lobster tasted like it had been frozen.

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  13. Zman

    Tahoe

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pleasantly surprised, good food and drinks, attentive waitress.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was not knowledgeable about ANYTHING. Every question he had to go check. Every question. Oysters came out before our two cocktails. So they were not shucked fresh. A little off. It was just not a good experience and it was solely due to service. Maybe an off night. But service is everything. If you are going to be an order taker - work at a QSR or fast food.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect of the restaurant was great! Dennis was our waiter and was very accommodating!! We were very pleased with food and drinks.

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  16. MasterS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere! We tried several restaurants for magical dining month, and this was my favorite.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and the food was out of this world.

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  18. MiaT

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Sam our server was very attentive and made us feel like a valued customer. We love the Magical Dining experience.

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  19. NatalieG

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but not close to worth the cost.

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  20. NancyeR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I both really enjoyed the swordfish offered on the Orlando Magical Dining menu. It was cooked to perfection and the potatoes and asparagus that accompanied this were delicious. We started with a fresh Caesar Salad and finished with the Oreo Brownie and the Bread Pudding. Of these, I would recommend the Oreo Brownie. Our waiter, Thomas, was very attentive and everything was delivered promptly. Such an enjoyable dining experience.

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  21. mysterygal

    Orlando

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner during Magical Dining month at Blu on the Avenue. The salmon chips were unusual and tasty. I liked the grilled salmon although the sauce was spicier than I prefer. And the bread pudding could have used a sauce. We had excellent service and enjoyed the lively atmosphere. It's worth a visit if you haven't been here before.

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  22. Stacy

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Blu, reviewed magical dining options to try something new and decided they had the most interesting menu for what we were wanting. Food was delicious. We had the salmon and swordfish as entrees. We didn't expect it to be so casual, photos and marketing make it appear more on a Ruth's Chris level but it wasn't. Menus were printed on paper ...drink menu had the look of printer running out of ink and just didn't align to the upscale vibe they were showing online. Wine menu was decent, bourbons were limited but overall decent bar menu. Service was good but felt rushed. Server was bringing out desert as we were taking our last bite of dinner , we only ordered one drink so he probably wanted to turn the table. Either way we will be back. Lobster rolls looked delicious so definitely want to try it.

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  23. JenniferO

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried this restaurant for the magical dining. Started out with the salmon chips appetizer, which was beautifully served and flavorful. I had the swordfish with lobster butter. My husband had the lobster roll & he loved it! We finished up with a key lime trifle--excellent flavor here. Hubby had strawberry bread pudding which he said was very good. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Happy hour drinks were great and a bargain. We will be back!

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  24. zeffie

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood excellent, service as well! First time it will definitely go back!

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  25. Susanna

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good menu with innovative choices. Excellent food and attentive service.

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  26. LoriS

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service needs lots of work. After one hour we received partial plates, could not fill the order. Waiter needs to use a better choice of words I kept hearing it will just be a minute or two! That said I wasn’t done eating and the bill was sitting in front of me. Wish my food came that quick. Will not be back!!

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  27. Carol

    Jacksonville

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal. Oysters on the half shell were fresh and delicious. Beverages (an Old Fashioned for my husband, a Negroni for me, were great. My husband's sushi and my yellowtail were outstanding. We took desserts to go. The peanut butter pie was yummy, and my husband hasn't yet tried his carrot cake. Tina provided exceptional service.

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  28. DenisseC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance was okay, service was alright, food was nothing crazy. Overall mid.

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  29. Quina

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I dined at The Blu for Magical Dining. The food was excellent but the service was average. The restaurant's website pictures made it like the walls were blue but they weren't. I ordered the salmon chips, bar-b-que salmon, and the Oreo brownie. All of my food choices were excellent. The dessert was not a full size but it was great!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good. I enjoyed the atmosphere and overall quality. Our service was not the best; our food was accidentally delivered to the wrong table, which is not a huge deal but there was no communication to us. We sat for over 50 minutes wondering what was going on until we had to flag down a server and ask. We again waited 30ish minutes after entrees were taken until dessert arrived. Our server didn’t come check on us until after dessert. I was disappointed because no one addressed it or communicated with us. The food however was excellent.

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  31. jjim

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only issue is they don’t have a sun screen to block if you’re sitting by the front…that’s about all I could find they could improve on…

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner with great service. We will definitely be back

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  33. FLTiger

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Magical Dining menu. Our server was excellent and handled all our requests and questions expertly. We will go again, but will try their regular menu next time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen seemed understaffed. Not ready for Magical Dining.

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  35. DebbieB

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We came here for magical dining at 6 pm We put our order in at least three times with two different wait staff and by 7 o’clock we had no food, not even an appetizer. We finally got our appetizer and our entrée, and then it took forever to get our dessert. We did not get out of there until 815. We talked to the manager and she said she would. “make it right.” Well, when we got the bill, all she did was take off some drinks. We told the waitress this was not acceptable, so she took off the second round of drinks. And not all of us had a drink. We don’t understand what happened, because the restaurant was not crowded. And by the way, they were out of swordfish so they were going to replace that with mahi-mahi and then we find out they are out of that as well. Two of the guests ended up ordering the salmon.  Food was pretty good. The lobster had way too much mayonnaise. It will be a while before we return to this restaurant. This was very disappointing as we were really looking forward to trying the magical dining here.  

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  36. burtr

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were four people and each had the magical dining meal. 2 caesar salads and 2 spicy tuna rolls were fine. Three had lobster rolls. They were small and consisted of very small shreds of lobster. There wasn't even one large piece in the three rolls. They were not very flavorful. I wonder whether this is freshly cooked lobster or a commercial product. One person ordered swordfish but was told that they were out and mahi mahi was being substituted. They ran out as we ate at 7 pm. The fish was tasty although portion small. We each had bread pudding. To me it was dry and needed a sauce. service was fine and we were seated on time.

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  37. AmandaL

    Orlando

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and delicious food - we did not leave a crumb on any dish.

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  38. deejay

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a birthday at Blu. While a little only pricey side, as expected, the fresh grouper and the lobster mac and cheese were absolutely outstanding. Our server was attentive and her recommendations were spot on. Being a week night, it was not crowded, so the atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable. We were not able to sit outside due to a thunderstorm but inside was lovely. Would highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tina is the best waitress there, please keep her forever !

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  40. danf

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cold Lobster Roll…yum! Great service with a smile!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

blu on the Avenue does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

blu on the Avenue is rated 4.5 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for blu on the Avenue

326 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lyman Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Thu–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On street parking, Parking$Garage.
  • Public transit
    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tony Krueger
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 960-3778
  • Catering
    Catering available, details listed on website.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Hillary: (407) 730-6249
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