Canvas Restaurant and Market

4.6
757 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Join us and dine lakefront while enjoying new American cuisine influenced by Florida’s Southern and Latin American roots.
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What 757 People Are Saying
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KP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good but was not hot. Server was sweet but hard to get her attention. In fairness, she had numerous large tables. Overall it was good and I would go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy was an amazing server! God bless him, I and my Husband enjoyed his birthday here at the Canvas ! Way to go Jimmy !!

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JD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was perfect, reservation for table of 2 gave us a window seat. The water and sunset made me feel as if we were on vacation. Had dietary restrictions and allergies, and they were so helpful and accommodating. I had shrimp avocado salad, lump crab cake and side of spinach was delicious!! My husband had the steak and goat cheese au gratin potatoes, he loved it. The cappuccino and key lime blueberry compote dessert was fabulous. The nona sunset drink is perfectly sweet! Can’t wait to come back and add this to our regular visit.

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T
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place a hidden gem. Well worth any drive it takes to get you there. Food and views are the best in town.

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S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Shepherd pie was excellent!

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f
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We have been frequent diners at Canvas since its inception and have had some good meals but the service has always been slow and inconsistent. This last dinner will be our Last one based on the food and slow service.
We booked our St. Patrick's Day dinner based on an email sent to Tavistock Preferred diners it touted a special menu. I had the "special" burger: it was dry and the corned beef lacked flavor, my fries were lukewarm. My husband had the Shepard's pie: gummy potatoes over almost non existent bland beef. The Farmhouse salad tasted good; but, as has always been the problem with Canvas, severely OVER dressed and soggy. The salad issue is one that has been a problem since they opened. Our pre-dinner cocktails were fine, just very slow to come out. I then ordered a Guinness (it was canned) and it arrived when I was 3/4 through my meal. Our water glasses remained unfilled unless we flagged someone down.
We had an early reservation and the restaurant was not crazy busy so there was really no excuse for the slow drinks and meals.
The manager on duty, Never came to our table in the 1 1/2 hours we were there and I did not see her visit any other table in our area. If she had stopped by we would have made our concerns known. If this had been our 1st time visiting I would have never come back; but we have dined here other times hoping it would get better. We have very limited options for table service restaurants in Lake Nona, mostly fast food or casual food so we have tried to support this endeavour, but NO more. Tavistock has really locked down independent restaurants from opening limiting competition, so from now on we will take our business elsewhere. It is so disappointing to have a nice venue with so much potential, but poor execution, inconsistent food, and routinely poor service makes for a bad combination.

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F
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Canvas. Always have a good time. Food is delish and salads are always super fresh. Drinks are really good too. We love their brunch, although today was a Linner day. We took friends for their first time and they loved it.

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JG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to take the time to let you know that Canvas offers great food, great music, and good times.
It was cold on Sunday so the manager turn the heaters on the patio. She was aware of all customers to assure they were all having an excellent time. Thanks

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E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great restaurant and great place for photos.

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OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great view, great atmosphere, awesome bartenders.

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MP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, really impressed and had a fantastic time with some neighbors. I tried the Lobster Benedict...Yummy...C u all again soon <3

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BC
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding and unique menu!!!

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D
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a group meeting at Canvas on a Saturday morning and could not have asked for a more accommodating waitress. I explained to her that we wanted to conduct business before ordering more than beverages and she was wonderful, checking drinks periodically but, otherwise leaving us to our meeting. When we were ready to order, she pleasantly took the orders and the food was delivered quickly. Everyone enjoyed his/her meal and my only negative is that, being a Saturday morning, we were limited to the brunch menu. For someone watching her weight, that made finding anything acceptable difficult. I decided upon the Oak-grilled Scottish Salmon Salad because it was the one item that I knew wouldn't have too much hidden butter, used for cooking. It was tasty, although the salmon could have used a bit more seasoning.
The view from the restaurant was lovely but the noise level was excessive, especially as more people arrived. I would not recommend it for meetings in the future but would not mind returning for a meal with friends.

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F
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars since we live in the neighborhood. The staff is always so friendly, the food is always amazing. Also, Canvas has some of the best managers around! James was on the night we were celebrating my husbands birthday and he helped make it even better!

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G
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great service!
The Yucca fries are my favorite.

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YK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. We will definitely return

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T
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, portions were on the lighter side. Environment was a little loud, ambiance was nice.

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VA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jimmy was great! I would definitely go back and visit canvas

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HH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Canvas for brunch to celebrate a birthday. Service was amazing and the atmosphere was great. A lot of great Food and beverage options to choose from. Will be returning!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place!!

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AJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunsets are great

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G
Orlando
103 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal while watching the sun set. Excellent service, and attention given that everyone was pleased.

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WM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great always good service and great food

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Massive restaurant with nice view over the pond. Went for brunch and amazed by the $14 unlimited mimosa deal with choice of 5 different mixers. Brunch menu was standard with some pricier options. Will be going again

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Nice quiet brunch with bottomless mimosa. Sat in the covered patio, view was very pretty. Nice place to relax and have light drinks with someone special

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AF
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch was amazing in every way! We are so happy to be able to walk there. It’s our neighborhood gem!

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b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view, great food. Brunch portions are on the smaller side, may want to order extra sides.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Expensive and menu is limited. Drinks are also very expensive

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a unique place to dine with beautiful water and sunset views. The food was exceptionally delicious and our server was very kind and attentive. With the music and the many conversations going on around us, it did get noisy, but I will definitely go back.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our waiter, I believe his name was Juan. The BEST since we have been going to Canvas. We will always ask for him. Takes good care of old people. LOL! Checks on you and makes sure you have everything and gives you tea to go.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my boyfriend and i have been here many times but this time we brought our friends from st pete for sunday brunch! we all enjoyed our experience very much. dylan (spelling?) was our server and he was awesome! thanks!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, and really enjoyed it! Atmosphere very cool, food delicious, and service great! Can’t wait to come back soon :)

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BC
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very unique dining experience!

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp mofongo is usually my go to. I would personally prefer if the monfongo itself wasn't so hard and it would be nice if they cleaned the shrimp.

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HD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level was due to very loud children and inattentive parents. Excellent food and fantastic service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Thanks

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Felt that the prices for the food did not match the quality or amount supplied. Overall a complete disappointment.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant...I love it!!!

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PA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was ok although the menu was limited. The waiters were excellent. The ambience left a little to be desired. I would recommend they cover the cement floor. Wood or some other rustic cover to match the rest of the decor would be mice.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Let me first say we are on the deck and the scenery was terrific. Can’t say the same about the waitress though, she was not attentive at all. She did not come check on us periodically, she was not personable. She just looked she wanted to get her shift over with. I was looking forward to enjoying my wife’s birthday however it became just another bad experience. I wouldn’t go back especially since their prices are so high and the service was so bad. Felt like an Applebee’s server and that what I was expecting.

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