About Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress

Enjoy scenic views and modern American cuisine at Nine18 at the Villas of Grand Cypress. This upscale Orlando eatery tucked away in the stunning Villas of Grand Cypress resort, is a Forbes four-star restaurant offering fresh, flavorful seafood, steaks, chicken dishes, chops, hearty soups, garden-fresh salads and more. Dishes are masterfully crafted and artfully plated, showcasing regional and globally-inspired flavors.



Nine18 at the Villas of Grand Cypress features a lush and inviting dining space, with breathtaking views of the adjacent golf course. The quiet dining area is ideal for a special occasion as well as an everyday escape from the ordinary.


1 N Jacaranda St
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Orlando, 32836-6618
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open for special occasions.
Opening for Thanksgiving Day 2017 serving Thanksgiving Brunch Buffett: 11am until 3pm.

Cross Street:
Jacaranda

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 239-1999

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a Thanksgiving Brunch Buffett The Menu includes an assortment of breakfast Delights, such as made-to-order omelets, pastries, a Carving station, a Seafood Station, a great selection of Cheeses, Soups and Salad as well as plenty of sides and traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

Private Dining

Nine18 is the ideal location for dinner parties, wedding receptions, or special occasions. This upscale dining restaurant seats up to 100 people and overlooks our beautiful Jack Nicklaus signature design course. It is the perfect setting that leaves a lasting impression.

Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (245)
Scenic View (238)
Romantic (200)
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Fit for Foodies (156)
Notable Wine List (140)
Good for Groups (101)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Late-night Find (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
Seasonal (2)
Waterfront (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Totally understaffed and mediocre food for a special brunch that cost $50. Was not even offered alcohol to toast Easter, and had to track down help to clear plates or even receive check.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing meal and service. A++ for presentation and the filet mignon could be cut with a butter knife. We so enjoyed the evening and the conversations with the staff and management. Very personal experience. We were told the restaurant, normally, has been closed but they decided to do Valentine's day. With that they will be doing an Easter Brunch and a Saturday night before Mother's Day wine evening. We were told that regular evening dining would not be available until possibly the fall. So if you have a chance and can make one of the special events happen you will not be disappointed at all.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Exceeded expectations. Every person in our party ordered the lamb. It was some of the best I have ever had. The appetizers and dessert were exceptional. I give Nine18 my highest recommendations. Thank you.

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Food and service have not been bad, but I expected an other gourmet standard. If you are used to european gourmet restaurants, you will be disappointed. According to advertising the wine list should have 500 bottles. Actually the about 40-50 wines fit on one page. Having 10 of each in cellar, "500 Wines" is not wrong ;-) Service is nice, but do not expect a great experience...

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Very dated,, cold ambience, slow service, needs more entushiastic people food is good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Sept is Magical Dining month and the we were excited to kick off our dining escapades at Nine18 (see earlier review). 90 Orlando area restaurants participated this year. To close out the event we chose to return to Nine18 to recapture the pleasure we experienced during our previous visit. We were NOT disappointed!! Same heartfelt welcome (the staff from the front step to the dining room remembered us), impeccable service and beautifully prepared courses awaited and we were so happy with our decision to return!! We had a later reservation and were entertained by the fireworks from nearby Epcot which we could see frim our table. A perfect ending!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Never knew this restaurant was open to the public. I always assumed it was for the golf club or villa residents. Food was very, very good, service impeccable. The view from to the golf course was wonderful. Bar area looked like a great place to meet for happy hour. Alas, found out that no happy hour is offered. We will definitely keep this restaurant in mind for future occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We went for the 'magical dining' n I was attracted by the name NINE 18 not knowing that it is a restaurant next to a golf course! Anyway, I was
S a bit disappointed on my fish which was very chunky so it might be tricky to have it well cooked n yet not over-cooked! Otherwise, everything else was fine!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Lovely hidden gem of a restaurant. My husband and I didn't know it was there until it appeared on the annual magical dining list. Excellent food and service. Lovely view of the golf course. My only complaint would be when offering a taste of a wine before purchasing a glass or bottle, they were very stingy, there was maybe 2 teaspoons in my glass. For $18 a glass and up you can give a better sample. Other than that, we were quite pleased and expect to go back again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Was an awesome experience.
The steak was to die for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 7, 2016

We chose Nine18 as our first restaurant during Magical Dining month. We were not sure what to expect but we had reviewed their MD menu online and were excited to try the braised pork cheeks appetizer...honestly!! THAT's why we went! We are foodies who love to cook and love to try what we CAN'T cook!
The restaurant overlooks the 9th and 18th greens at the Villas at Grand Cypress golf course. It is a beautiful and relaxing overlook in a formal contemporary dining setting The staff was welcoming, professional and attentive. Our 3 vourses were beautifully presented, generous portions and delicious!! Each course offered a wine by the glass pairing and great prices. We were very happy with all aspects of our dinner and dining experience there.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2016

The experience was a great one. We were instantly greeted and sat. The staff was very pleasant but seemed a bit unorganized at times. For example, we just placed our order and the waiter hurried off, then another waiter came and asked for our orders. When we first sat down a member of the staff took our drink order and then later on we had to repeat what we ordered to our actual waiter after we got our drinks. Very lovely night but seemed a bit unorganized.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Fantastic! Going back again. Really enjoy the steak and berry desert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Portions could be bigger. Service was great. Hostess and manager I think we're not quiet ready for anyone. But the place , service and palette of food was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2016

went for the Magical Dining menu. Even though I had the choice and viewed the menu beforehand, was extremely disappointed in the taste. I am not a picky eater, but the only thing I liked was dessert. Restaurant opened at 6:00 and we were among the first to be seated. 4 other tables of 4 were seated shortly after us. In spite of having 4 wait staff buzzing around us, for some reason we were the last to be served our meals. Other tables around us all received their food, and we waited at least an additional 15 minutes. I would not return nor recommend Nine18 to anyone.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Food when received was not hot more like room temperature, the pork loin was very fatty.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2016

We didn't realize this restaurant was not located in the hotel. The ambiance is really bad, like a movie from the 80s. It needs some sprucing up in color and decor with just beautiful views it lacks personality.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Great experience and great food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Food was excellent , good service , great views

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Delicious. So private and beautiful place, at the same time you fell comfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

everything is perfect!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Average food and poor preparation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2016

This is a lovely restaurant with a charming view over the golf course. The food is lovely and portions are substantial. Service is very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Don't go to it. This restaurant lacks so much. There was only one other table besides ours to service at 7:15 p.m. Waiters disappeared and seldom came out to check on patrons (this is nothing new). Over priced food for quality. Definitely off our list.

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 (London)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Justcthe two of us for an early 6:30 dinner, started getting busy at 8:30
Chef makes great combinations
We had salads and several items on appetizer menu for dinner
Desserts excellant
Very fine food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The brunch could be better, the food was cold and not too many options

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Great food, great service. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by how outstanding the food was - we were expecting good but not great and the food was great. We ended up eating here two nights in a row and that is something we do not do as we like to hit up different local places. I can't recommend this place more highly.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

I wish there were more fine dining restaurants like this left in the States. The food and service were spectacular and consistent with past visits. We were celebrating my birthday that night and their surprise amazing desert meant an extra couple of miles walk the next day! It was the best and worth every calorie.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Everything about this restaurant is stellar. The service is exceptional. The chef is exquisite and very creative. I recommend the Pork Belly, Mushroom crepes, Butternut Squash Lobster Bisque, and venison. All of them are delicious! The only item on the menu that I would not recommend is the crab cake. It was fishy tasting. But they gladly returned it to the kitchen and removed it from the check. The Almond tart was scrumptious. You cannot have a bad meal at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The staff went above and beyond from start to finish. We had a food allergy and the staff was not only well vetted went to extra measures to ensure that the issue was not only covered that they did not feel excluded from any part of the dinner due to the restrictions. Hospitality was amazing and nor a moment where did not feel special. Great night spot to see the Epcot fireworks while eating some great food and AMAZING service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Food is lousy and place is old news to change the carpetbag will never go back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Just moved to fla and decided to try this restaurant for Christmas Eve. We entered the dining room only to find no Christmas decor other than one piece of garland around a service window. Asked the server to light the candle on our table only to find out they were chintzy battery operated candles. Our batteries were almost dead so our candle barely glowed. Our server made no attempt to replace our candle even though only a couple other tables were occupied. My husband switched candles with another table. It took quite long for our server to return to take our order. Every time we asked a question the server said "what"? Not sure if he had a hearing problem. Those who ordered beef liked it. The chicken was quite dry and my husband was only given two very small slices of duck. With all of the other fine dining venues in the area, I would definitely say that there are better choices for the money. No atmosphere, unfriendly service, small portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2015

everything was ok, the food the ambience the drinks the service , the place , I would recommend to all my friends and companies thanks for arranging the dinner in your restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Food small portions- could be much larger. Having said that, it is a great restaurant- and what we had wasa great. It was our 50th anniversary and they made a beautiful dessert for us- handsomely presented. Grand Cyprus where this is located did NOTHING for us for our 50th and I was very disappointed. At least the restaurant was lovely. But more food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2015

My wife and I always dine here when we are in Orlando. Great service and terrific food. The menu is limited but everything on it is fantastic. Take the time to go here and you'll aways come back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Only one other table dining at 800 on Thursday. Excellent waiter. Decided on having multiple appetizers instead of full entrees. The food was excellent. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by an anniversary dessert plate complementary !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2015

We stumbled onto this place and met there for a work team dinner. All of us were from out of town and felt lucky to find this hidden gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2015

Best ever in Orlando area, Great menu, well prepared, outstanding chef, great service , no negatives. We celebrated two anniversaries

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2015

Nine 18 was our final choice for our Magical Dining experiences. We unknowingly saved the best for last !
The service was exemplary, the food delicious and the golf course view spectacular !
The Sand hill Cranes visit to the windows were an added bonus.
We asked to see the regular menu, it was unusual and imaginative. My compliments to the Chef !! We will definitely be back !!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We used the special menu and celebrated a Birthday. The selection on the menu was varied, the food was great, and the service was excellent. I snuck a peek at the regular menu prices and am so glad for the Magical Dining month.
Loved the view of the golf course and the opportunity to walk through the pro shop.
A very pleasant evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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