Canvas Restaurant and Market

4.8
1392 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Canvas Restaurant and Market features New Southern Cuisine with Latin and Caribbean influences in a beautiful, casual setting overlooking a small lake in Laureate Park, Lake Nona, Orlando. Known for one of the best brunches in Orlando, our sunset views, extensive outdoor seating, and great food and drink, and our great service, Canvas is perfect for a drink at the bar, a business lunch, a romantic dinner or a relaxing brunch.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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Fair
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was for lunch and this was my second visit. I started to appetizers to taste and have my parents experience the different choices. The meatballs are SEPURB! The calamari has no taste and the sauce was decent but I asked for lemons to add some type of flavor. The octopus was also bland with taste but the potatoes with chorizo on the plate were excellent. The entree was fish and chips for my mom which was good. The portion was large and great fries. I had the turkey club and it was SUPERB. The bread and the taste were at point. Very please and would have it again. My dad had the fish and it came with fruit and once again it was excellent. The best part and surprise was the cheesecake. My mom was a professional baker as a career and now retired she was impressed. Excellent taste and a very nice twist. Overall the food was good with some dishes needing some flavor. The service was excellent and we will return.

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ADTuck18
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!!! Everything was tasty-the lemon pancakes are fabulous!!! Service was good too. Its a great atmosphere with a fun vibe and definitely make reservations!!

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Gisela
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would like to return to try other dishes as the place is spectacular

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded a day ago

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here as a mini celebration for my return to work at my dream job and the food did not disappoint, ambiance was perfect as always, and the Marissa were mixed well. Always a good choice for a nice brunch

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded a day ago

Thanks for such a great review. We are so happy you chose us to celebrate with! Congrats to you as well!

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vipWanda
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine out at Canvas. I forget that there is live music Friday evenings so was a bit annoying trying to have conversation with my dinner date. Outside of that the ambiance is great, drinks and food are stellar

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vipGoodnight42
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yucca fries are my favorite! Great spot for catching up with friends and business meetings.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded 4 days ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with Friends, love the view, love the drinks, love the chicken wings with fried Yuca. Finger liking Good , recommended!!!!👌😋👌😎

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded a day ago

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was in town and we went out to our local favorite. It did not let us down! Everything was wonderful!

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StephanieA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The lobster benedict was just okay. The lobster itself was flavorful but the biscuit and bearnaise sauce were beyond bland. The biscuit was also hard. Ruined the entire dish. This is my third time trying Canvas and each time has been mediocre.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your comments are important to us, and they serve to help us continually enhance the way we work. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional dining for our guests, and we’ll do our best to address and rectify your concerns. We do hope you’ll give us another chance and will dine with us again.

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Nicolette
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased with the management staff and our server. They day started out very nice weather wise but always there’s rain here in Florida (we were seated in q screamed in area. Everyone did their best to accommodate our party which included children to a dryer table.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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LisaG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Brunch was excellent!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star review!

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MichaelM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast on Friday night there. Sunset dinner over lake Nona. The food is amazing, great service, live music, beautiful views. I could not ask for more!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAsha
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This place was amazing the view was beautiful, we really wanted a outside view and they made it happen! It was greatly appreciated!!! The experience was perfect!!! And the food was to die for!!! The only thing I would suggest is heat lamps for the outside area when it gets a bit chilly. Other than that this place was perfect!!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your great feedback and 5-star review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canvas is one of my favorite restaurants and Chris is my favorite server. The food was amazing.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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SammieLu
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a rough start, not going to lie. We were seated on time for our reservations but nobody came to serve our table for about 15 or so minutes. Just as we were thinking about leaving, a waitress came over and realized we hadn’t been served. She was very sincere and apologetic and swiftly took our orders. Later the manager came by and apologized personally and offered to comp a dessert for us!! My sister has a lot of dietary restrictions and they were VERY accommodating and patient. Much appreciated and would definitely come back and try out more on the menu.

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KarenP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dining experience. Our server Gina was exceptional with our group, seamlessly working to get all of our requests taken care of. She was amazing with our daughter, taking sweet time to entertain her. The food was perfect; I had the Pan-Roasted Salmon paired with vegetables and carrot romesco. It was exquisite. The Flourless Chocolate Torte with Nutella Buttercream and Chocolate Pearls dessert is the perfect ending for me. Definitely try all of their desserts. The staff is so nice and attentive, the views are so gorgeous and the sunset is an extra perk when you visit for dinner. Thank you Canvas for the amazing experience for my friends and family!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

We’re so happy to hear you and your family had a great experience at Canvas! Guest service and quality menu items are our Number 1 priority, so we’re pleased to get your positive feedback. Thanks so much for your review. We look forward to your next visit!

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Mike
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

There were a lot of fruit flies around us throughout the meal. I don’t mean a cloud, but a minimum of 5-6 per person. The entire time we ate we were busy slapping them out of the air around our faces.

Food was great! And the server was sympathetic. But the place is dusty too, about the cooking areas and on lighting fixtures, etc.

Considering the price per plate, this lack of attention to detail is noticeable.

Great view of the lake/pond at sunset!

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Geoff
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent location, food selection & quality, and service.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments and 5-star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sunday brunch 18 April 11:45am experience high noise from tables having younger generations. glass shattered and observed some younger clientele miss behaving.

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Ecarter
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection and quality was very good. Beautiful rooms. Very friendly staff. Our server was Brandon and he took very good care of us. Will visit again very soon!! Thank you!

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vipCDinside
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Most of the meals we ordered were spicy, so hard to taste (especially the rice bowl). Only the blue crab we knew, was ordered with the spicy salad on the side.

The major concern is how dirty the place was. We have photos (if the restaurant wants us to share them). Dirty towels on the floor for 2 hours in between the bar and the booth area hallway. In the hallway toward the restrooms, the smelly and stagnated water was coming from under the kitchen door. We used the restrooms three times and the water stayed there. On the last visit, my friend took the picture and that's when the staff closed the door (it was a little bit open so it can be seen inside) but NO ONE came out to clean that area during the 2 hours we spent at your restaurant. Restroom: (ladies only because I did not let my 92 years old grandpa use the men's restroom) was dirty. Trash full of paper. Does not one have a responsibility, especially with the times we live, to go once an hour to check the status of the restrooms? It is sad to see a restaurant owned by Tavistock on that condition. Our previous visit was full of flights. That's the reason we did not come back until Saturday. I used to love it. I even celebrate my daughter's brunch for her birthday in your private room. I a not coming back. These were my family from L.A. and it was a bad experience. Things are out of control. However, our server was amazing! She did very well!

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ZacharyP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I have had in a VERY long time. Amazing staff, service, food, and atmosphere. This is a gold standard dining experience for the restaurant industry. A++

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anthonyl
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed the meal. I especially loved the octopus appetizer. My wife and I shared a salad which was also good. My blackened grouper was ok. A bit dry. The other three dining enjoyed their entrees. Overall very good I would go back

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for sharing your kind comments! We look forward to having you back for another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing food

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PamT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too expensive for the quality and amount of food received.

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JAVIERR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place ,but need more palces around ,to be more fun!!

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vipcmart
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was our server and he was awesome! Thanks for making our first visit a good one!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canvas is one of our favorite places to go, especially for apps and drinks. There was live music on Friday night and the singer was incredible! Our server Jose was phenomenal as well. He was on point, super friendly, and very personable, everything you could want in a server! The habanero wings and the yucca fries are a MUST have. The white sangria is really refreshing and I would recommended. We sat outdoors at the weather was perfect, the view was just great! No complaints at all and we will be back soon!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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MikeM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for our 9 year anniversary and it was a great experience. Our server Chris was amazing and attentive. For our celebration we were given a glass of champagne each to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing and the views of the lake was breath taking. I recommend anyone looking for a new great restaurant to enjoy for a date night or celebration.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for celebrating with us - Happy Anniversary!

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Nikk
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very, very slow service. Unfortunately, won’t be back.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. If you want to discuss this further, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great, friendly, and inviting! She suggested great drink choices for my friend and I! Would highly recommend!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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da1111
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and service used to be great however lately both have decreased significantly. They didn’t even have a steak knife for steak

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for your review. We take all suggestions for areas of improvement seriously and will address your concern. Your input is important to us, and we’re pleased you chose our restaurant and hope you’ll come back to dine with us again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Booked a reservation for 2:45 which is apparently the last seating for brunch, arrived a few minutes past the time at which point they told us we could only order off the dinner menu. They absolutely refused to allow us to order off the brunch menu which was a bit ridiculous. However, we accepted this a bit hesitantly, and were seated at the back of the bar. There were huge puddles on the floor from the rain leaking through the garage doors. Food was subpar, the chicken sandwich was all breading so a bit disappointing, wild boar bolognese and braised octopus were good dishes. I had a good brunch experience for Valentine’s Day so decided to take my mom here, wasn’t the best first experience for her, definitely disappointed with how we were treated about the brunch situation since it was not indicated anywhere that If you arrive even a bit late that you won’t get what you’re expecting(says brunch is 10-3...)

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vipDGfoodie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was the first time that we had dinner at Canvas and we had a great experience there. First off our server Tyler was in training as last night was his first night of work at the restaurant which resulted in our being lucky enough to have two servers , Tyler and the person training him Chris. The team was super knowledgeable and helped with both dinner and wine selections. I had trouble deciding on the right wine but they were extremely helpful and kindly offered tastes until I found one that I liked. They recommended the Roast Chicken and the snapper to us and they were both great choices the chicken had crispy skin and was moist and delicious. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This reservation was made for a very special date night/belated birthday celebration, not to mention our first time at Canvas.
They have earned new fans!

First - I had requested outdoor seating for the INCREDIBLE waterfront view. Due to weather, we were seated on the indoor patio. HOWEVER, a couple of hours before our reservation time, the hostess called me to tell me this. WOW, that blew me away! And of course I was beyond understanding of that.

Second - the location is smack dab in the middle of the East Orlando suburb of Lake Nona. And yet, it has this feel that your far removed from any major city. It’s so peaceful! We loved it.

Third - service was OUTSTANDING. Brandon and Yash (who was shadowing him) were so incredibly attentive, and we very much appreciated their recommendations. I personally appreciated their participation in surprising my gentleman friend with a lit candle in his dessert. He was so taken aback and genuinely appreciative of the sweet surprise!

Fourth - food and drinks. DELICIOUS! I will recommend the octopus appetizer hands down. If you’re very hungry, order more than one app, as the portions can be smaller on these. Which does make sense, so you have room for entrees :)
I had the shrimp mofongo and found the deconstructed concept to be quite interesting. That citrus saffron broth? I could drink a warm cup of that every night for dinner. It was heavenly in my tummy!
Desserts, as with the whole menu, are seasonal. The creme brûlée cheesecake was so light and airy, almost like a mousse. Wow! That flourless chocolate torte was dense, rich, and yet smooth on the palate.

Sorry for the long review but I had to sing your praises. We WILL be back for sure!!!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 14, 2021

Your review brings smiles to our faces—and this is why we do what we do. Hearing about experiences like yours is what makes us proud. Thank you for your kind words, and be sure to come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best evening food, service and atmosphere was impeccable! Thank You for making our 10 year wedding anniversary dinner the absolute best!

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 14, 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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vipDebbieP
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Noris was our server and she was excellent. There was live music and he played the guitar and sang and it really added to our experience. The Farmhouse salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. The meatloaf was a little bit too salty for me but it was still good and I am a bit sensitive to salt so some of it was me.

They have a good wine list too.

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JohanneD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. We left feeling satisfied not overstuffed

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My group and I were looking forward to go to Canvas for awhile now. We were so very excited to go for dinner. Seating is horrible, think school wood chairs. Tables around the bar consists of square puffs, so we waited for the next booth to be available. That should of been the first sign that this place is not for us. The bar drinks are overfilled with ice, even when asked to take it easy with the ice. Now we get to the food.... the food is not worth the money, time and effort to go through all this.. The burger tasted like it was a frozen patty, not cooked to our liken, The salads were nothing special, and the dessert tasted day old or more. Our desserts were extremely dry and totally underwhelmed. We will not be returning and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone of our friends. There are so many other great choices in the area.

Canvas Restaurant and Market
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear about this, and even more sorry to disappoint a guest. Next time, please ask for a manager and voice your concerns. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach out by email at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m if you would like to further discuss. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.

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Canvas Restaurant and Market does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Canvas Restaurant and Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 313-7800.

Canvas Restaurant and Market is rated 4.8 stars by 1392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.