Hemingway's

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Ernest Hemingway's expeditions from “Cayo Hueso” to the coast of Cuba are portrayed in many of his writings. The culture and cuisine of these areas serve as the inspiration for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ signature Hemingway’s Steak & Seafood restaurant. Hemingway’s is home to many of “Papa’s” favorite dishes - and soon, some of yours. Savor a wide selection of wines, specialty drinks and desserts, featuring Key Lime pie and delectable pairings. And don’t forget to ask about our signature Papa Doble, one of Hemingway’s own libations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great service. Beautiful restaurant and hotel.

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vipKonstantin
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Octopus appetizer is one of the best octopus dishes I've ever tried.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As others have said, it was quite noisy. One of the smaller, outer rooms may be quieter, which I would request if I find myself there again.

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BOBB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

After having good experiences previously at Hemingway's, we made reservations for 4 and was all set to enjoy the same experiences all 4 of us had previously. Not to be. We were seated next to a group that was very loud and we asked to be moved which was graciously accommodated by the seating host. 3 of us ordered grilled Salmon, the 4th something else. All 3 agreed the Salmon was tasteless, did not taste like Salmon at all, but did taste like a frozen fish just taken out of the freezer and grilled with absolutely not taste. All 3 of us eat Salmon regularly and to be completely honest, this was the worst Salmon any of us have ever tasted. One did not even bother to eat much of it at all.

This experience was a total disappointment and one that caused to agree we would not be back.

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ChipF
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food absolutely amazing. The calamari maybe best we ever had! We went with Grouper & Sea Bass and they were impeccable

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vipDrRichardS
New England
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prepared and served seafood on the planet

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JoanneD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best crab cakes ......excellent service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Matthew, knew the menu well and gave recommendations based on our input. We got the crab appetizer with avocado. It was delicious with large pieces of fresh crab meat. We split the sea bass for dinner and it was cooked perfect with a buttery searing on the outside, flaky and moist on the inside. We had our own dessert and the rum cake won out by far. Atmosphere was great with all the windows and it was not overly noisy, but very intimate. We enjoyed our visit.

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viptwofortheroad
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, good food and service. Really enjoyed it.
A nice break from the “Disney” theme/crowds in the resort restaurants.

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vipDaveH
Savannah
235 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at Hemingway's on Sunday with 4 guests and Monday with 14 guests. The service was actually better on Monday than Sunday. The food is fabulous. Fresh seafood and high quality meats. They have a great wine selection and quite reasonable for a high quality restaurant. It's great to have a high end restaurant at the hotel.

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ChefSue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hemingway’s offers a spectacular dining experience. From the valet at valet parking to the hotel’s warm front door welcome to the lush, inviting decor we felt welcome. Our waitress, Suzanne, was so lovely and warm. My roommate had dined there 25 years ago and remembered their appetizer of coconut shrimp so favorably that all versions since have been measured against it. Chef Raul had literally just changed the recipe from an orange horseradish dipping sauce to a shredded phyllo dough shrimp served with a strawberry habanero chutney. My roommate shared her disappointment at not seeing the dish she remembered with Suzanne, who shared it with the Chef. He prepared his version and sent it to the table with his compliments for her to try anyway. She was thrilled and the new version was absolutely delicious. We asked to meet him to say thank you. Chef came to our table and we had a wonderful chat, learned his background and taste passions. He is marvelous and we both treasured spending time with him. The shrimp scampi with pappardelle was scrumptious as was the seafood paella. Go and enjoy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good, but food was disappointing at best. Will not be returning.

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vipVermontBud
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra special place with great ambiance, food and service! A favorite and must go dinner spot.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here for our anniversary. They have a great vegetarian menu that we love! Plus the ambience is so nice. Highly recommend.

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TravelDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Ok but nothing special

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vipBobby
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First thing to know is that this restaurant is in the Grand Hyatt (we hadn't realized this) with all the special Hyatt pricing (eg. $18 to $20 for simple cocktail). The restaurant looks just like that in several of the grand Hyatt's (surrounded by water and tropical plants). The place was busy and a bit disorganized when we arrived and had to wait 15 to 20 mins for our table. Our waiter, Matt (?) was very good. We had the cold seafood appetizer combination which was good. The entrees were fantastic- we had the crab cakes and the the ribeye. The rib eye was on the small side and thin cut so was a little overcooked but the flavor was wonderful. The chef is obviously talented. The key lime pie was excellent.

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vipBretwi
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Karl and his team went above and beyond, especially considering how busy the restaurant was with large parties.

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A2Diner
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was amazing. The setting is beautiful. Unfortunately the service was lackluster at best. I’ve had better service at Chili’s. Took over 2 hours to get entrees. Had to flag down the bus boy to find our waiter more than once.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service
Beautiful grounds and restaurant !

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vipDebby
Charleston
88 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific and the food delicious thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds expectations. Incredible food with excellent service. He is hard to get, but ask for David.

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JoanM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A gem, food was fresh, delish and presentation was very nice. The property was also very beautiful, the restaurant was situated in a Japanese garden. The wine list was also very good.

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TravisO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

They had the AC blasting the entire evening. It was freezing!!! The food was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the prices.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in Orlando and I must say our overall experience staying at the Hyatt Grand Regency Cypress was perfection. We chose Hemingway’s as the location for our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was absolutely lovely! The crab cakes were to die for and the service itself was like something out of a movie. Everyone was friendly, smiling and they even gave my gorgeous date a rose at the end of our meal prior to us walking out. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hemingway’s for any special occasion, and if you’re looking for a place to stay while in Orlando please choose the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. You won’t regret it!

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Disappointed
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our server and he was FANTASTIC! Our food was perfect, such a great evening! We love this place and we come back as often as we are in Orlando!

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AliciaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My husband and I loved everything that we ordered. The flavors were unique and outstanding. I can’t wait to go back.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! We were seated outside on the patio and even though they were full inside they found space for us when it began to rain. The food was amazing, also. We had the braised rib stuffed mushrooms to start and scallops for dinner and every bite was delicious. We will definitely be coming back

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JanetS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff! They were incredibly accommodating even though we were running late.

The food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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CamboSoup
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything from the ambience/atmosphere to service and food was excellent. However, the food took a while to come out to the table. Overall, a great experience! Highly recommend!

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Holyman53
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful dining experience awaits. It sits on the grounds of a luxury hotel and is located amidst beautiful grounds, landscaped lushly. The decor is pleasant, with hints of Hemingway's home in Cuba and his boat. Live Spanish guitar music added to the ambiance. We enjoyed the special Tapas offered that evening. Unique pairings and exquisite flavors! All in all a delightful experience.

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MarkH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible...crispy artichokes? Who would have thought? Unbelievable! Service? Not a match for the food.

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Scottip64
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our dinner at Hemingway’s was amazing. From the Calamari abc Avocado Crab Stack to the Filet, Sea Bass and Scallop entrees we were thrilled plus add Pana Cots and Creme Brûlée and your topped off the meal with a bang ...oh, cocktails from start to finish were smashing too! Tour de Force in dining.

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Floridian
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience2

It used to be my favorite restaurant for special occasions but not anymore a lot of business people is usually they’re very noisy the food is always late last week I have to leave the restaurant Because he was so full and noisy and I was waiting for my meal for more than an hour so I asked to leave around 930 and I was there since 7:40 PM

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vipJoshuaH
Acapulco
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was an amazing place from the ambiance to the food and drinks! We highly recommend Hemingway’s!

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vipLL04dl10
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Too much time between courses. Otherwise delightful.

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vipJohnJ
New England
76 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Kitchen was confused and extremely slow. Double appetizers came out and a long delay for the entrees. The bursts-salad was missing tomatoes. Must be a produce shortage. Waiter accommodated the delay by offering a round of drinks on the house. We passed. He brought us a dessert that was delicious. In the end, my spouse loved everything about the place. I was disappointed with my salad and the paella. Oh well. Waiter was a star!!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was top-notch, the food to die for, from start to finish everything was great except for two large very loud groups we asked to be moved from our first table because 8-10 grown men could talk to each other without yelling like a bunch of Baboons, the second table was the same a few drunk or very deaf women were just as loud call the restaurant manager was. Thou the manger Carl was right on top of everything he made our 10th Anniversary dinner so very special Thank you, Carl, we will not forget we were in your house. James & Celia K.

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vipAndrewC
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A disappointment to be honest. Had expected better given prices and reputation. Fish overcooked. Garnish monochrome and somewhat sloppy.

Dessert of coconut key lime pie was actually excellent both in flavour and texture.

No espresso in a restaurant that pitches itself at this level is a big turn off.

Surprisingly noisy.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are the best!! There was a large group in-house so it was a bit loud but not too bad.

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vipCliff
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good octopus appetizer. Stay away from paella - they bake it too much so it was really dry.

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Hemingway's is rated 4.5 stars by 1772 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.

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