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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (28)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Scenic View (15)
Romantic (14)
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Worth the Drive (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
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Seasonal (4)
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Good for Groups (3)
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People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant is my favorite in all of central Florida. The fish is so incredibly fresh, consistently, with a large selection of them. Service outstanding and very accommodating. The windows with view of the beautiful pool were spectacular. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our fish was prepared as good or better than anywhere in Orlando. We ‘customize’ our meals and we were accommodated very well. Looking forward to our return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good food and service.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went for my wife's birthday and had a great time. Since we are pescatarians we were pleased with the variety of seafood on the menu. The atmosphere was great and the staff attentive. The only slight problem was finding it. We were not staying at the hotel and the lack of signs has us walking an extra block or two.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

been there many times never been disappointed look forward to my next visit

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I absolutely loved Hemingways. I highly recommend the wagu burger with truffle fries and the fried calamari. It was a great vibe for a date or a birthday dinner. Not as expensive as I perceived as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food, service outstanding - David the waiter knowledgeable on wine and great cocktail recommendations. Right amount of attention, discreet but available. Great place

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Reservation was for a party of six. The entire experience was immensely disappointing. We were sitting for 15-20 minutes before we were greeted. The service was terrible. Our drinks were not refreshed. Our entrees were not served for well over an hour. I ordered oysters as my entree and they had sat either so long or too close to the heat lamp, as the shells sunk into the water/ice.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This my second visit to Hemingway’s and with a larger group; there were six of us. They didn’t disappoint! Service was fabulous and the food marvelous! I enjoy the menu being diverse enough for a variety of tastes, although I have to admit that there was sharing amongst the group. To recommend one item? Hands down, the calamari.. or perhaps the wild boar. Thank you for a delightful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Having been three or four times previously each visit seems a little less satisfying than the last. One starter, admittedly a cold one, was brought out some ten minutes before the rest which must have been sitting on the pass for some time as the jus had congealed. The mains were fine if not outstanding and for a cost of $355 plus tip for the four of us a somewhat disappointing experience.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not that great!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Mediocre food at best. Too expensive relative to quality. Don’t bother .

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful meal and service, the grouper was to die for!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great meal under Magical Dining promotion. Abundant portion size as opposed to other participants.
Very happy they agreed to extending the offer again in contrast to other participants.
Highly recommend giving Hemingway’s a try.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Slow service, but enjoyed the food!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fantastic food and noise level was very low, perfect for business conversation. Our waiter, Matthew was awesome

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This place was a little out of the way for me, but worth it. It has a very nice atmosphere, especially in the back rooms overlooking the gardens. The staff could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. And finally, the food was excellent. Give this one a try.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing! Made my friends birthday amazing !

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love it here! Thank you so much for making our 11-year anniversary a very special and beautiful occasion!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everyone at the restaurant was excellent . From the moment we stepped at the door everyone treated us like family . The food was excellent , there is a great selection of wine and at the end of ur dinner, our server brought us dessert for our anniversary. I myself gave a big hug to gentleman who has been working for the restaurant for 35 years, he took the time to talk to us during dinner. It was a very special night , thanks to all the staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best Magical Dinning value for the money. Portions were as impressive as the food. Loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We have eaten at Hemingway's during magical dining for the last 3 years. This year we expected the same awesome food and great service and was disappointed. I have recommended Hemingway's to many of my colleagues when they come in from out of town. This will not be continued.
The food was okay, the service was poor and the price was high even for magical diners.
I am sadden because this use to be one of my favorite places. The atmosphere, the building, the glass, the wood, the scenic views, the grounds are comfortable, relaxing and lush, tropical and a true Florida paradise feel.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food but the service just got slower as the night went on, it took at least 20 minutes for us to get our dessert and the bill. Our older female waitress seemed too busy socializing instead of serving.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience all the way around. Entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Fantastic food creatively presented. Great cocktails and wine. And then there was dessert! Being there at sunset was a plus. Our server, Suzanne, made the evening even better. Would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I has been several years since I had dined at Hemingways; live in Indianapolis. I'm glad to see the quality of the food had not diminished. Excellent meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I went during Magical Dining. The atmosphere of the restaurant, delicious food and great service was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Brilliant meal at Hemingway’s again!
Service was brilliant and efficient.
Food was perfect. Starter of stuff mushrooms was Devine whilst the filet and rib eye myself and my wife ordered were cooked to perfection and served with a great mash and asparagus.
Deserts were amazing too.
Great way to spend a special occasion or a date night!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Even though it's in the heart of Orlando, it's surrounded by a waterfall and stream with beautiful foliage. The crab cakes were absolutely amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fabulous food offered thru Orlando Magical Dining. Portions were so large I took home half my entree and all of my dessert. We will certainly go again. One extra positive—in contrast to the Disney Signature restaurants, few overtired children and a lot less noise!

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