About Hemingway's

Treat yourself to delectable seafood in an authentic Key West setting. Honoring the Key’s most famous resident, with walls filled with sepia photos of the author and his fishing trophies, Hemingway’s proudly boasts the freshest fare from both sea and land. Soft lighting from hurricane lamps and six separate dining areas where privite parties from 6 to 50 may be accommodated with overlooking the pool and private Lake Windsong create an atmosphere to make even the most casual get together a special occasion.

One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar/Lounge - Opens at 5:30pm

Cross Street:
SR 535

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 239-1234

Website:
http://grandcypress.regency.hyatt.com/

Parking Details:
Hemingway's is located within the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. Utilize our complimentary valet parking at the front of the hotel or choose to pull around to our open parking area convienently located near Hemingway's Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
David Didzunas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy your next group dining event at Hemingway's! The restaurant features five distinct dining areas with beautiful views of our lush grounds. Parties from 6 guests to 50+ may be accommodated. Ask about our Key West Lanai!

Hemingway's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (17)
Scenic View (17)
Business Meals (16)
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Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
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Seasonal (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

As a local, we have a lot of choice in Orlando, but Hemingway's always-always offers the best menu and outstanding service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wait staff was on point (very friendly and engaging). The food was very good (beyond expectation). Pricing was as expected

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Perfect location for business dinner meeting. Perfect food and service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wow! Everything was superb!! This fantastic restaurant delivers excellent service and delicious food at an affordable price!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very frendly and smiley staff! Thank you so much!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a large group of people, family gathering. The price was good for the excellent quality. Not one person in our party had a bad thing to say after the meal. The service was really attentive to us. I even went and thanked the chief personally for the meal he cooked for me (Ahi Tuna). If you’re at the hotel or in the area I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We wanted to take our friends to an upscale place with especially good quality food and service. Hemingway’s exceeded our expectations. The service was impeccable and our friends were very picky on their food choices and yet the waiter was extremely knowledgeable and handled them quite well. The ambience was especially nice and made for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday with a romantic dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and quiet. We were seated promptly upon arrival and greeted by our server Brad. He was professional, friendly and attentive. We ordered the calamari which tasted good but was slightly over cooked. The paella and the crab cakes were delicious and prepared perfectly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hemingway's was a disappointment. The Hotel is beautiful but quite snobby. Service in the bar was poor. They were busy which obviously was a challenge for them. Our waiter was excellent. He was from Hawaii and he made up for the otherwise poor reception. He was as good a waiter as I have ever enjoyed. He foresaw problems and prevented or intervened. The food was good though nothing exceptional.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome prefixed menu for our New Years dinner but also had full menu. Was fantastic and well priced. Good drinks, didn’t feel like a hotel resturant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great and the presentation was excellent. The price was very expensive. A glass of $7.99 bottle of wine was $9.50.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Extremely loud inside the restaurant, we couldn’t hardly talk to each other at our table. Service was extremely slow, took 15 minutes for us to be seen by our server. Food was good and the price was fair.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was an amazing culinary experience! The service and food were top notch. The crab cakes and the paella were great! We are definitely going back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Steak was excellent. Fish was over cooked. Service was slow

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My family and I came to Hemingway's for a nice dinner after Christmas. My brother and I were taking my parents out as a gift. We had come to Hemingway's a couple times before and were happy with the food and service. It's definitely on the pricey side (my crab cakes were $40!), and although the food is delicious, I'm not sure I would call it a good value. My mom's wagyu burger that was $22 was the cheapest item and may have been among the best tasting at the table. Our server, Mike, was great though.
Overall, a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent, fun service with fabulous food. The seafood tower is a must buy for a lasting experience.

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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was slow had to get our own wine waited 30 mins to be offered a glass of Walter

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything from the service to food was perfect, my only comment would be our area of service was sooo cold - it was so cold !

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. Christmas dinner ribeye steak was scrumptious as well as the seafood tower. Service was over the top

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My boyfriend and I had been looking forward to our romantic Christmas Eve dinner at Hemingway's but were severely disappointed at the service and the food quality. 30 minutes had passed before we were able to order and another 30 minutes to get our food. Even the patrons at the table next to us caused a scene because their food had taken over an hour to be delivered to the table and the restaurant was not at max capacity. The steak we ordered was cooked to hard and tasted burnt and the Seafood Paella was one of the worst we've tasted. Our waiter, whose service was not memorable enough to remember his name, was not very attentive. However, the two good thing about the restaurant was Jimmy, the gentleman who served us water and seemed to be present whenever we could not find our waiter and the ambiance.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Several visits over the last 18 months
It never disappoints us

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great as always!

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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food is served on a very hot plate but is cold from hanging around the kitchen counter lights. For a supposed fish based menu the salmon for example was inedible over cooked and covered in a glaze which because of over cooking was horrible. The white wine was to near room temperature for my liking. The shrimp cocktail was tasteless. Orlando has many fine restaurants but sadly this isn’t one of them.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The shrimp scampi were superb! Look at the size of the meal along with fried green tomatoes .!!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fabulous experience!!! I usually avoid Hotel Restaurants and can't stress enough how happy I was that I trusted reviews and went to Hemingway's. The chef did a fabulous job with fresh ingredients. We had the crab cakes and shrimp scampi. The crab cakes rivaled Charleston's best. I will come back even if I am not staying at the Hyatt in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We have been eating at Hemingways for years, it is an annual restaurant stop for us when we are in Orlando. In the past we have considered it one of our favorite restaurants. This year we all agreed some thing has changed. They ran out of one of their best entree items on the menu
( duck)- which was strange as we had a 7pm reservation. There was too much spice added to one of their meals - drowning out the taste of the seafood and our greatest complaint the service was so S L O W. It took us three hours to get through dinner !? Our waitress- aware of our annoyance brought us a small appetizer as a means to remedy our frustration but...given there were few people dining we find the slow service problem a bit baffling. My hope is they can address some of these issues as the setting is quite a lovely place to eat and I know the staff works hard to provide excellent service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Maitre’D opened an area to allow us the celebrate our anniversary away from a more crowded noisy area.
He and our waiter made it a very enjoyable evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I often choose Hemingway’s for business dinners. Food and service are exceptional. We were a party of six. They were not particularly busy this particular evening but still set us in a separate area vs seating all guests together. It is not a loud restaurant. You can actually have conversation that all can participate in. They never disappoint

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

would never go back - very disappointed - stayed at Hotel for our birthdays
Very disappointed in our dinner a

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Disappointed in the recent across the board price increases on meals

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always enjoy dinning at Hemmingway's Restaurant. Food is excellent. Duval Tiger Shrimp dinner is the absolute best. Great seafood specialties. Highly recommend for consistency. Joan is an excellent waitress!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was excellent. However, we expected more of a quieter dining area. I understand that there are many families with kids, but we would have liked a more quiet area. There were only the two of us on a date and it was really noisy where they put us. So, I would probably not go back again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the most wonderful experience. A Thanksgiving to remember. I would highly recommend this outstanding restaurant for any occasion. The service was superb, the ambience perfect the food exquisite. It exceeded my expectations, especially on a holiday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed our meals here. The food was great and the service even better. The options on the menu were diverse and very appealing.
We highly recommend this for a nice dinner.
The only problem we had was finding the restaurant! We weren't staying at the Hilton and the signage for the restaurant were poor.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I hadn't been to Hemingway's in quite a while, and wasn't disappointed this time. The ambience is still lovely and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the special of the night, seabass prepared in a simple but delicious sauce accompanied by wilted spinach and butternut squash. My husband enjoyed the paella, always his favorite. It did not disappoint, filled with delicious fish, lobster, shrimp, scallops, and chorizo over a creamy yellow rice with pimentos and peas. Our waiter, who has been working there for years, was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. We will return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went to celabrate my wife's birthday.
Had a great dinner. GREAT service would recommend it to everyone. The rose she received was just a added touch to make it that much more special.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were staying at the Grand Cypress Hotel and decided to eat at Hemmingways. What a mistake that was. The food was not even close to being worth the expensive price tag. I ordered the Chef's Special which was the sea bass and my wife ordered the seafood paella.

You would think the Chef's Special would be a special dish but that was far from the truth. The bass was overcooked and bland with a bit of a smell like raw sewage. In fact, almost every dish had that smell in it, including the water which really ruined the entire meal.

The Seafood Paella was also overcooked and had an overpowering hickory smoked taste which made the overcooked seafood taste even worse. On top of that it had the sewage water smell which made it very unpleasant.

We thought at first it was the hotel's water source that had that smell but we later dined at the other restaurant in the same hotel, the Lake House and the food in there did not have any of this strange smell at all.

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone except my enemies.

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 (London)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Crab cakes were ok, duck was better. Should have left the mushrooms and bits of potato off the duck. Didn’t compliment the dish.
David our waiter was efficient but a bit snippy. Don’t know what would happen if he actually smiled.

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