Highball & Harvest

4.7
496 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
A Modern Approach to Southern-Inspired Cuisine

Aside from the classic cocktail, a highball is a train conductor’s signal to depart at full speed. It was how Central Florida’s abundant harvests moved from field to table, an iconic symbol of the region’s agricultural might. Highball & Harvest (H&H) pays homage to this legacy, with menus laden with ingredients from local farms, as well as our own green-growing efforts. We pluck fresh produce from our on-site 7,000- square-foot garden at Whisper Creek Farm. Handcrafted cocktails are infused with seasonal fruits and herbs, and create a culinary adventure that is as inspiring as it is memorable.


Valet parking is available and will be validated in the restaurant
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Open Daily

Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am - 11:00 am

Lunch
Daily 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bar / Lounge
Daily 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(407) 393-4422
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Pizzo
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Private party facilities
Please contact Restaurant Reservations.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Reservations: (407) 393-4648
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Cross street
John Young Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 5:30PM - 6:00PM

What 496 People Are Saying
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

Once again, Angelica provided superb service.

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CR
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent though the prices are a little high.

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DR
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ordered Florida snapper. Fish was all dried out and tasted like chalk powder. Replaced with a burger which was ok. Duck breast was ok but a little bit chewy. Server was very good but the food was nothing like what he described. Disappointed. Expected a better meal in a Ritz Carlton resort.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! One of the best farm-to-table restaurants we’ve been to thus far. And the live music was fantastic!

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LS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the restaurant and we loved it!! Angela, our server, was awesome and the food was phenomenal!! We had a couple of special requests and they were very accommodating. I would definitely recommend coming for a visit!

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PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at H&H. The food was excellent, and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food flavours were outstanding. I had the fried chicken. It was crispy but not at all greasy. The waffle was just awesome. My husband had the snapper and it was melt in your mouth delicious. We had the apple crumble and pchoclatebpecan tart for dessert and both were prepared to perfection. You can just tell that everything is fresh and homemade. The cocktail menu is referencing and the wine list complete. Would definitely go back next trip to Orlando!

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M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have really upped their charcuterie program...and the bourbon list, as far as I'm aware, is unparalleled anywhere else in the area. Service is always outstanding.

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PP
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding outstanding outstanding outstanding outstanding

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LP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Was so excited to go to breakfast here and then so disappointed. Service was slow. Buffet was overpriced with no real interesting selections. Avocado toast was okay hard to eat without making a mess. All in all a let down for what we wanted it to be.

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A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always and our server James was awesome! Best service we have had in a long time

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M
Salt Lake City
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located inside the Ritz in Orlando. It was so good, that I had to come back two other times while we were here, and we were staying at a different hotel. If you come, you have to try the donut bites with the tube of Nutella that goes with it. It is life changing!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone and everything was amazeballs...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out server was excellent, and she looked like Taylor Swift, she said her older sister. Greatest server ever.

Food was incredible, next time I get off a plane on a late flight, I am going right there again.

Shrimp and Grits!!!!!

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their street corn and kale salad !!

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GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The server seemed rushed. Service could be improved.

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NC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wrote a positive review in TripAdvisor. Great find! Awesome atmosphere, wonderful food! Located in Ritz Carlton hotel where restaurant will validate your valet parking. Definitely going back :)

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Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Bread and Brussel sprouts are musts for sides. Got the steak and it was delicious. Desserts were so so. Great atmosphere.

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Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, creative and exciting!

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

H & H is the best restaurant in the Orlando Lakes Resort complex. I just enjoyed my 5th meal here and looking to go back tomorrow.

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OT
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location food and service.

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EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is the main dining facility for the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The restaurant served a wonderful breakfast buffet, but it was just ok for dinner. We had a casual dinner that was very pricey and the restaurant was noisy. It does cater to families so a lot children and a bit of chaos is to be expected. We were disappointed in one of our two main courses we ordered, one of which was a Snapper that was fine but served with a dreadful accompaniment of rice, beans, corn and garlic. The server was quite solicitous but it took forever to get our cocktails at the beginning of our dinner (to the point that that waiter took the cost off our bill without our request).

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Robbie was great.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good, the service lacked. Everyone in my party ordered the burger. Two were ordered to be cooked medium and one medium rare. They all arrived medium well. We are an easy going group so we weren't extremely put off. However, one was ordered with a fruit bowl instead of fries and another with tomatoes. The tomatoes and fruit were asked for repeatedly. The tomatoes finally came out when I had to ask the hostess for them, after half the burger was gone, approx 15-20 min. She also brought the fruit bowl. We had all dined here before, and never experienced such poor service before.

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MS
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I saw the reviews on Yelp, and I was excited to see an alternative to the typical Orlando chain restaurants. Not only is the food delicious, but the location is also beautiful. (My date and I strolled around the grounds for a little while after dinner to enjoy the beautiful landscaping.) I had the vegetarian option which featured summer vegetables. I also got a side of Brussels sprouts which were mind-blowingly good! My date had the shrimp and grits; no kidding, those were probably the best I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of really good shrimp and grits on my travels). Our server recommended wines to complement the meal, and they were perfect! I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. The food is amazing, and the price is extremely reasonable for the quality and location.

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DC
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Management from Mathew Cristi and Staffing Mario Escobedo along with Great Chef Scott Pizzi yields excellent customer service, quality and satisfaction. Under the word teamwork in the dictionary there should be a picture of this management, kitchen and staffing. Thank you.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, but the food was mediocre at best. They are trying too hard. If they kept it simple I think they would be more successful with their execution. The decor is warm and inviting and the wait staff was lovely. (Not so much the hostess.)

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sure the food is outstanding but what sets highball and harvest apart is the service

Liz was beyond exceptional and took her time in not only explaining the menu but also the history of the restaurant. She truly takes pride in what she does.

Hunter, Gary and Kevin were also excellent and took their time in explaining menu items

Will definitely recommend

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OG
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great creative cuisine. We enjoyed everything we tried. Appetizers in our group included Southern Spread, Waffle Fried Oysters, Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomato's. Entree's were Shrimp & Grits, Florida Snapper, and Sunburst Trout. Everybody raved on each dish. Wish we had tried it sooner and had another meai there.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This was a wonderful place to spend our anniversary. Gorgeous room, the best service I've had in years, and some really delicious eats.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely flawless from top to bottom — a true Ritz-Carlton experience! Can’t wait to come back.

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MC
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner experience! We did not know what to expect, but it turned out to be such a wonderful time in terms of food, atmosphere, and the lively music that was playing. The food itself was very large portions, the service was excellent, and it was just a really great time overall. Very impressed!

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EL
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! Well trained servers. Very accommodating and great options for children (organic, GF, fish & chicken)

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, but the main attraction and reason we keep coming back is Robbie the waiter. Charming, professional, engaging , best waiter we have ever had, and we have traveled the globe ! He does magic tricks that are amazing !

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m
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having eaten thrice at the exceptional Normans one floor up from H&H, I can say as a self ascribed foodie, this is every bit the delight as it's more expensive cousin. No, you don't get the 5 star treatment you get upstairs, but you also don't get the stuffiness that can sometime accompany that kind of dinning. Instead, you get wonderfully, carefully chosen flavor combinations in unique dishes that have depth. The triple dipped chicken is the most tender I've tasted with just the right spice. The Southern Spread appetizer was perfectly shareable among our party of four, and the special request cocktails were gladly prepared to perfection. Our servers Lenny and Angelica were brilliant and warm.

You won't be bored with the menu either as there is plenty of variety for everyone with just the right price point for value. If Norman's upstairs is a tuxedo (and it is) H&H is a comfortable Brooks Brothers ensemble. Try it, and you'll be as presently surprised as I was.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience from start to finish. Greeted with a smile and promptly sat at our cozy table.

Angela was our server and made our evening fantastic! Very informed of the menu, explained our options in detail and had great knowledge and suggestions on what we might enjoy. Always a smile on her face and very courteous when returning to the table to ask us questions.

The food was terrific. Can’t say that I’ve had better smoked wings anyplace else. Shrimp and grits were tasty. Surprisingly it was the Brussel sprouts we enjoyed the most, and we are not fans of the vegetable. Angela assured us that we might change our minds on our feelings towards the bitter greens after we tasted these. She was right. Never thought I would say, “they were better than the Mac and cheese”.

Overall we had a fantastic dining experience at H&H and look forward to returning the next time we visit. Thank you for the relaxing, enjoyable, evening!

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1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robbie was our server at Highball & Harvest. The food is always excellent when we have been here, but the service we received pushed this to one of our most memorable dining experiences. Robbie was the best server we have ever had at any restaurant! He was friendly, went above and beyond to serve us, and had mastered every detail of the menu. If you go, insist on Robbie.

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D
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planning our trip to Florida, I thought this might be a fun place to try and it was ! I was a little under the weather and everyone made sure I was taken care of ! The Hot Toddy they gave me helped :) Food and service right down to the 2 magic tricks by our server Robbie were awesome ! Appetizer chicken wings , shrimp & grits, and the fried chicken were great . The soup I had was delicious! The bread pudding for dessert my boys devoured it so I know it was good !

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Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this restaurant whenever we visit the resort. Staff and chef are very accommodating & will do their best to satisfy every request. My favorites include, the kale salad with grilled shrimp, Mexican corn on a cobb & flat bread with fig cheese and shrimp or chicken.

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