MOOR at Gaylord Palms Resort

4.1
425 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At MOOR it all starts with fresh food procured from the land and sea. We work with local farmers and fishmongers to find sustainable and seasonal ingredients that simply taste delicious. Whenever possible, we make every effort to source our food responsibly. Our vision is to always think globally while sourcing locally. In essence, we are Mindful Of Our Resources.

There is more to MOOR than what we serve on the table. MOOR is a state of mind. It’s that time at sea when you’ve found your destination and all is right with the world. The boat is anchored and the drinks are in hand. Kick back and unwind aboard our reimagined dockside dining space. With the charm of a captain’s paradise and the class of an upscale yacht club, MOOR is everything you’ve imagined and more. But don’t let the sophistication scare you - we're all here to have a good time.

And always remember… there ’s MOOR to Life.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm ; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm ;
Bar: 11:00am - 11.00pm
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Phone number
(407) 586-1101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Phillip Fisher
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Osceola Parkway and International Drive South
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Parking details
Gaylord Palms Resort offers self and valet parking that is validated following your dining experience.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

MOOR offers an a la carte, reception and buffet menus for groups of 15 or more. Whether you prefer the open air of our terrace overlooking the Coquina Lawn or desire the distinct pleasure of gathering on a sailboat, MOOR offers a variety of unique space for group dining.

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What 425 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Moor's ambiance is the main draw for this newer Gaylord Palms restaurant. While the setting and servers were nice (albeit sloooow), the food was not on par with the prices. Many of the fish selections weren't available and the fish we ordered for $33 a plate were very small portions. Moreover, being nickel and dimed for sides added up quickly. The citrus greens salad was doused in dressing and was basically romaine with a few citrus sections. Not worth $14. The chairs are brutally uncomfortable but thank goodness the staff offered cushions. The desserts -- marketed as made in house by their downstairs pastry chef -- were awful. The chocolate offering was hard and dense and not flavorful at all. We expected a bit more for a $300 bill. Not sure we'd dine here again but the ambiance is nice.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Worst service ever but the food was surprisingly good.. after a very long wait

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JI
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a 5pm reservation. We were the 2nd table of the night to arrive. Our service was painfully slow. For this reason, we would not recommend the restaurant. Its too bad- the location is beautiful.

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R
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Check in very confusing for the staff as they could find my reservation!
Food came all at once app was good. Swordish was not real swordfish.

Will not be going back.

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Had a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes, even though there were many empty tables and lots of servers. When we arrived there were four employees behind the hostess podium yet NONE of them acknowledge us as we stood there and waited for several moments. Finally we had to speak up and let them know we had a reservation, to which they looked quite annoyed. Staff was not friendly and one who we believe was the hostess was just rude. VERY limited menu and extremely over-priced. WILL NOT BE GOING BACK. We've been there three times over the years and the quality of everything has definitely degraded.

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r
Orlando
93 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The Gaylord is a beautiful resort and the ambiance of the MOOR was inviting. The chairs were uncomfortable. The menu is small and the food was not very good. We had to send ours back because the hot food was served cold. The prices are what you would expect in a much more elegant restaurant with anexemplary menu.

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FL
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) ate at The Moor tonight. We loved sitting on the boat. Kids got a kick of the boat sails and the fish swimming around. Food was very good. Both kids had the grilled chicken sandwich on the kids meal. Chicken was moist and tasty. They had a large variety of sides. My daughter loved the sweet potato tots! My husband and I shared the whole yellowtail snapper with risotto. It was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For lunch we had the she crab soup and mushroom flat bread. Both were really good! Atmosphere was great! We loved the boat.

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AJ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This is an expensive restaurant in a very upscale hotel. For starters, the service was subpar. The host was very nonchalant, unwelcoming, and at one point in our meal came to our table and without a word to us yanked an open chair from our table to use at another table. It was ten minutes before our waiter came to the table and 20 minutes before we had our first drink. The food is unimpressive and for the shrimp we added to our steaks, there was a $10 upcharge and we received exactly three shrimp.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Went for 40th wedding anniversary. Had placed reservation 2 weeks before event explaining it was special event and tried to get seats on ship area. Called day of event was told they couldn't guarantee seating. Asked front line staff what time I should show up to ensure we could sit in ship area and was told they should be able to get something if I came 30minutes before reservation. Arrived on time & was told they had no spots and they couldn't give a time for when there would be a table on ship. 60 minutes after our reservation time we were seated. Front line staff HORRIBLE! However our server after we sat down was excellent! THANK you Jules(server) for helping us make it a wonderful night of celebration after the 2 star service before.

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b
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. Took almost 90 minutes for our meals and when finally delivered they were cold.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food not that great for the price. Not enough selection for entrees.

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VS
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was very good but service was awfully slow. Waiter never came back to check on us after food was delivered. We had to keep asking him for drinks, etc.

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KS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but way overpriced. We had small cup of chowder, salad with chicken added and mahi mahi over orzo and 2 waters...total was 75.00. Only 3 other tables seated and still took 25 minutes to get our food.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Teacher dinner- We were in town for our National Dance Convention

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KB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our first Mommies’ Summer Weekend getaway, we booked our reservation at The Moor, because we all wanted good seafood. I am happy to report that The Moor far exceeded our expectations! The food, drinks and ambiance were beyond what we had imagined. The service was AMAZING and my friends are already making plans to come back VERY soon!

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A
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered a strip steak medium rare and it was served rare- under cooked. Kids had to wait while my food was re-cooked. Husbands food was also returned as it was too fishy. Server was kind but it was very slow.

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PD
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special place to dine with outstanding service. Moor is always a great choice for dinner. The food is always fresh and flavorful. Our server, Corayer, Is a delightful and caring woman. She goes out of her way to accommodate our needs and desires. We asked for an item ( charcuterie) that is no longer offered on their menu and she talked to the chef Daniella and the 2 of them came to the table and were able to make it for us. We could not have asked for any better service.

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RL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ana was our server. She did an excellent job. A year ago we had a wonderful experience with Ana.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We felt the food was not worth the high prices. The meals were very average considering the cost.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice setting and great service but the food is over priced.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service, would definitely recommend

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JL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good, however, the price is a bit on the steep side, even for a hotel restaurant. We stayed at the JW Marriott for two nights prior and had dinner at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen, and the food and cocktails were excellent, and they were reasonably priced.

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LC
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our first night dining was really good, the server was informative and on top of service....the second time dining, the server was not so good....a helper brought our dinner out to soon (while we were still eating our salad) and place our dinner plates on the outer edge of the table....our waiter was busy with other tables and at times came back to late. If that was the only experience we had we would not come back or recommend, but our first experience was so much better.

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f
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was good, but the food not so much. The crab soup seemed to have no crab, the accompanying biscuit was the essence of mediocrity. The mashed potatoes were watery and the fish a little overcooked-- if that is how cobia is supposed to taste don't serve it to business travelers.

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LC
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice relaxing evening

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Gross and expense

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AB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A little pricey and the service was pretty terrible but the food was delicious. Best cobia I’ve ever had.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Recommend the She Crab Soup and fresh catch.

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R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was very basic and we expected more since we where at the Palm

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’S Day

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GB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was pretty good.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was for my husband’s birthday. The host seemed confused on our reservation and seating us and someone else took over; service was slow; I ordered a very overpriced salad with blackened shrimp (three of them) and they were very over cooked and inedible and we’re not cleaned properly. It took our server a long time to come over to check on us and by that time my husband was done and I left hungry. very disappointed and would have expected better.

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R
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

While staying at the Gaylord we had early evening dinner at the Moor. Excellent experience, Food was amazing. The Swordfish was cooked just right.

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A
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Said was an amazing server he noted our child's egg allergy on all of the shared dishes, and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed everything.

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FI
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing too special about MOOR except the very high prices on the menu. Fairly limited seafood selection for a seafood-themed location. Sitting in the "boat" isn't all it would seem -- little in the way of overhead or surrounding decor.

Menu seems to feature frills and not entrées. Crazy high prices: $32 for shrimp and grits? $35 for shrimp carbonara? Food costs for both of those dishes are well below $10 each, max, and probably closer to $5.

As with The Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms, the food and service are perfectly acceptable (not exceptional), but the prices simply cannot be justified, despite whatever ambiance is claimed for the location.

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MV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for our anniversary. The setting is perfect, food was great, service was superb.

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DS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress. Good food

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RN
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seafood can't be beat. We had the mahi mahi and swordfish which were delicious. Very fresh and cooked perfectly. Great service by our server. We did have a late dinner and it was very quiet at the hotel at the time so it was nice and quiet as well.

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