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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
1. Christmas Day 2017 serving Thanksgiving Brunch Buffett: 11am until 3pm.
2. New Year Eve 2017 Night: 5:30pm - 10pm

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

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

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

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4.1

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (245)
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Notable Wine List (140)
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Neighborhood Gem (58)
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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)
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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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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 19, 2015

My husband and I dined here for the magical dining month. The restaurants decor is very simple with huge tables, even the tables for two. But the really star of the decor was the huge windows surrounding the restaurant with an overlook of the golf course. The food was really good, some of the highlights include the mushroom crepe appetizer, and the raspberry dessert. Both entrees were delicious as well. The wait staff was very attentive and answered all questions we had knowledgeable. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 19, 2015

I went with a group of friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a really great time. Our server was very nice and professional and the overall service was top notch. It's perfect for a romantic dinner or even just a small group of friends. The food was great and even great presentation. I would definitely recommend this place and will be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Wait staff was wonderful and food was one of the best I have ever had. Recommend the Filet Mignon and the lobster squash bisque.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 18, 2015

The decor and the atmosphere in the restaurant was elegant without being overt. We were promptly seated by the hostess and offered water by the busser. The restaurant had several tables occupied, but far from 'busy'. About 10 minutes later, we were brought an amuse-bouche. After waiting another 10 minutes, our server finally came to offer us drinks and explain the menu. The wine selection was decent and having the back-server bring the bottle to the table just to pour a glass of wine was a nice touch. We ordered off of the Magical Dining menu. The food was very good and the timing of courses was appropriate. Very appealing presentation and perfect temperature upon delivery to the table. After taking our initial meal order, we were not approached again by the front-server. Once we had finished dessert, it was almost as if we were invisible. Our table was cleared, save our water glasses (which were emptied) and our server did not approach us to inquire if we wanted our bill. We waited for over 30 minutes as the staff worked all around us. It was not until one of the ladies in our party had left the table and returned, when the floor manager approached to assist her with her chair that I had to ask for the bill to be brought to us. Had I not spoken up, even he would have walked away without inquiring if there was something he could do for us.

So, what was a pleasant meal with friends was slightly marred by the slow, somewhat un-attentive service by the front-server. We were sat in the restaurant for about 2 hrs 15 minutes and could have been done in 1 hr 30 minutes and not felt like we were 'rushed'. As a former server in a fine-dining restaurant, I appreciate allowing the clients to enjoy the experience. However, this instance felt more like neglect (for lack of a better term?).

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Had an absolutely fabulous meal through the Orlando Magical Dining program. The staff made us feel special and welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Beautiful golf course view. I can personally recommend the crab cake, wild mushroom crepe, beef filet and chocolate molten cake. All were absolutely delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 11, 2015

we really enjoyed our entire experience at this restaurant. I've already told several friends and family about it. It was really nice to experience it for the Magical Month of Dining so that we could know first hand because we now know their regular prices are worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2015

We tried Nine18 for Orlando's Magical Dining Month menu and some decisions were tough to make- lots of good options! Our meal was started with an amuse boushe- a bite of sauteed spinach with a dab of goat cheese- which was a pleasant surprise and the bread that was served on the table was a nice mix of kalamata olive, sourdough and french bread which we could choose to spread with butter or hummus. The mushroom crepe was interesting- crispier than what I imagine when I think of a crepe (soft, pancake-like batter) and was quite tasty, as was the poached pear and arugula salad. The Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly (ordered as Medium Rare) and the bacon mashed potatoes and sauteed collard greens were nice accompaniments. The scallops were also seared nicely. For dessert, who can go wrong with a chocolate lava cake?! Nice and warm with chocolate oozing out, served with vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce- yum! The raspberry mousse cake was also a great way to end the meal; light and just enough sweet. While there seemed to be no one available as we checked in for the reservation, once seated, the service was very attentive- we never felt forgotten about as even the Front of House Manager served plates in the dining room. I'd give Nine18 a hole in one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2015

We went with a group of four couples and had a fabulous evening. Everything about Nine 18 was outstanding. The service makes you feel really special. The food was totally top notch We eat at a lot of upscale places in the Orlando area and this place was in our top five favoriites. Then the atmosphere pulled it all together for a very special evening of dining out. Soft music with tastefully appointed dining room and a beautiful golf course view made this a night to remember and return to again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Great service, delicious food in a very quiet setting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Excellent restaurant on a golf course. Refined atmosphere, great chef. We loved every dish: crab cake with carrot and citrus sauce, wild mushroom crepe with leak and spinach sauce, filet mignon with rutmus and bacon lardoons, scallops with creamed butternut squash sauce and hominy, chocolate melt-down with praline truffle center, raspberry mousse cake. Each three-course meal was only $33 (restaurant week); normally one entree would cost that much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 5, 2015

We dined during September's Magical Dining promotion, as we have before. The place raves it's only one of two 5 star Forbes rated restaurants in Orlando. The special menu options were excellent, beautiful presentation. If you don't look around and realize you're in a golf club house, you'd think you were in a very exclusive restaurant. There is no ambience. At one table was a golfer in shorts, golf shirt and tennis shoes. I would rate our experience higher if our waiter had introduced himself, if he had described each course and offered his recommendations. Also, we saw the manager around but he never worked the room or came to our table. There were only about 4 tables of people during our dining 6:30 - 8:00.
My wife got the filet and said it was better than the one she had at an exclusive steak place the night before. My scallops were excellent.
We dined at 4 different locations over labor day weekend and my wife says the 9/18 Martini was the best and most generous.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2015

We picked this place from a list of restaurants in the area that had a $33 special appetizer, main, and dessert deal. The crab cake was the best I ever had and I have had quite a few. My filet was perfect, but the dessert was incredible. I expected a tiny portion, but was served a chocolate dream consisting of ice cream on a toffee dish and a chocolate cake with liquid chocolate center. We left full and impressed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2015

We tried Nine18 out during The Magical Dining for our anniversary. The staff was excellent and really went above and beyond for the occasion. We had a great view overlooking a little lake out towards Epcot in the distance. Which gave us a great view of the fireworks! I cannot say enough about the food. The presentation was fantastic (get the French onion soup. Awesome) and the food was wonderful in flavor. The dessert chef came out to speak with us and presented us with a fantastic dessert tray. We have already recommended it to friends. We will look forward to going again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We went for Orlando magical dining Crab cakes, mushroom crepe appetizers were phenomenal We had filet and scallops both were fantastic. The filet sauce was really good Service was fantastic. Must go

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Central Florida!! The best meal I have out in forever with great service and views!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 25, 2015

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates gourmet food. All the dishes were well presented and tasted delicious! The view of the golf course is spectacular. Customer service is excellent! The pork belly appetizer is to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on August 24, 2015

The food, service,menu were all excellent the best meal we have had in a very long time!!!! Cannot wait to go back!!!!

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 (London)·Dined on July 22, 2015

The whole experience of eating at Nine18 was absolutely flawless from the time we walked through the door until we left. Very attentive staff who did everything they could to make our dining experience memorable. Excellent menu and wine list. Lovely little touches such as coming out with gluten free bread for my daughter which is the first time this has happened anywhere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Great service, wonderful alternative to scape from Disney's clutches.

Within the Disney estate, a great option to eat real and good food in a quiet and properly served ambience.
The place is within the golf club facility but it is far from being the typical club cafe or casual restaurant. It has a classy decor and a proper restaurant service.
Nice wine list and the food although the portions are more on the "novel cuisine" side are high quality and properly prepared.
We arrived late for dinner and the kitchen was operating normally and provided a good service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Very nice environment, great customer service good attention. The food came in on time and very pleasant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2015

So glad they brought back the French onion soup served in an onion! Wonderful flavor. As always, it didn't disappoint. The lamb was perfectly cooked and the apple flavors in the side dish paired nicely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2015

If you are staying at the Villas, and want a nicer dinner, this place is convenient, but go in with lower expectations. The place was really empty, and yet the service wasn't great. The wine list is not well selected for diversity or costs or taste. The dining room is a bit dated and some areas seem unfinished. The also sat a table of young children (with one adult) next to our table, despite the many tables around and the noise level was challenging and unenjoyable. I should also say, we expected at least a minimum amount of dress code, but the guests next to us showed up in casual shorts, sweatshirts and flip flops. Not setting a very romantic scene. The food was pretty good, but the entree my husband had was as big as the appetizer I had - not huge portions, but adequate for those that eat less.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2015

Visiting Orlando and wanting an adult night out, we picked this restaurant based on the reviews.
We drove up to a building that had valet service but no valet. My husband waited and then parked his car in the valet parking lot himself. Upon entering the restaurant for a 7pm reservation, we were aware that we were the only people in the place and were so for the entire meal. Our waiter was attentive, but sloppy. When he poured our wine he was spilling it on the table every time because of the speed of his pour. Our appetizers were good the two shrimp tasting I had was better than the tuna with greens. The Ceaser Salad was too strong on the mustard.
Main dishes were fair. My Grouper was very dry and whatever it was served with was no discript.
The scallops were fishy, but alright.
We did not have dessert. It wasn't worth trying based on our dinner.
Considering we were the only people in the restaurant; You would expect the chef to be on top of his game! Truly a huge disappointment based on the reviews on open table.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The food is very good but they accept kids for dinner and don't have kids menu at new years eve dinner.
When I made the reservation at book a table and when they called us to confirm, neither one told us anything about that. It was expensive and the kids ate nothing!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

My wife and I visited Orlando for some time away together and we wanted to have a nice dinner to help celebrate our 32nd anniversary. After Googling area restaurants, I was intrigued by Nine18 and it was close to our condo so I used Open Table to book a reservation for dinner on New Year's Eve. I was surprised when we arrived that there was no regular menu available that night, just a pricey prix fixe menu. That's not unusual for NYE, but that was not clear when I made the reservation and quite honestly, we would not have dined there if I had seen it ahead of time. The food was very good, but did not meet the expectation created by the price of $100 per person. The ambiance was great, the restaurant very nicely appointed, and the service met our high expectations of friendliness and professionalism. I would probably give this restaurant a try for nice dinner out on a regular service night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2014

once arriving here it was nice . the nice valet attendant was well dressed . we were greeted by host. the table was well set for the occasion. the four course meal was good. only wish the dessert was a hot one . over all would come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2014

We had a perfect dinner start to finish. Our meal was delicious. The onion potato soup with scratch made Brie biscuit in the carved out onion bowl was just one highlight. Our server Rafael was a real pro. 5 stars.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2014

My husband and I looked for a well-recommended restaurant on Open Table to celebrate our 31st anniversary. We were so pleased to find Nine18. The stand out dish was the Duck Two Ways; perfectly cooked duck breast nestled in a flavorful sauce. We also enjoyed the crab cake and pork belly appetizers. Service was spot on, being attentive but not hovering. The sommelier recommended two wines that complemented our main courses perfectly. We were even treated to a special anniversary surprise to complete our meal. The entire experience left us raving to our friends and neighbors, and has us looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last week and just love the food, service and setting. It's our third time dinning here and it just gets better. Amazing food and even better deserts. It's easy to get to so close to downtown Disney but without the parking hassles , crowds or overpriced food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2014

The food was over the top. We have eaten there before and will continue to go back. The waiters are the best. Their attention to ever detail is excellent. They know the menus in and out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Great service and food. Celebrated a birthday. Staff was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2014

Our server was fantastic, and recommended an amazing wine pairing. Unfortunately, I had higher expectations for the food. The pork belly appetizer was hands down phenomenal, but the scallops were a bit over seasoned and the accompaniments were bland. The lamb was great. I would be willing to give it another try based on the excellent service, wine list, and the pork belly :)

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2014

My wife and I are locals. We decided to have a "stay-cation" at the Grand Cypress Villas over a weekend. While there we dined at Nine18 one evenin for dinner. Hands down one of the best dining experiences of our lives. This is saying something as I travel the country for work and eat at prestegious restaurants in various cities often. We made reservations for 7:15pm. There was only one other couple in the dining room - very quiet and romantic. The staff was incredibly attentive. The house wines are amazing - as are some of the other selections available. My wife had an aged steak with a gratan. I enjoyed the scallops with a bur blanc made with Sothern Comfort; sweet and zesty. Price was right too! Great value here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2014

If you want awesome food, fantastic service and a quiet setting, let the folks at Nine18 show you how it's done!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 26, 2014

This is our second time and it was even better than the 1st. It's so close to downtown Disney, and no hassle parkinging. Better food and cheaper.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Thanks to Magical Dining, I discovered this gem. Excellent food and the best customer service that you could ever ask for. I truly enjoyed my dining experience here! The Pork Belly was the best ever! Special Thanks to Raphael for being so accommodating!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2014

We went for the Orlando dining magic. Both of us had excellent 3-course meals with special, unique touches in each. The wine pairing was excellent, and a good draft beer selection as well. Service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2014

Me and my 13th made good use of the magic dinning month and loved it. Everything from bread to the wine was very good. Plus, we got educated by the Somalia of the place. Awesome

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 21, 2014

Everyone was absolutely wonderful. We were there on a Sunday evening. From beginning to end we were well taken care of. The food was excellent. My son who has traveled extensively and dines out quite a lot said it was the best chicken he had ever had in his life. My husband who is hard to please was extremely happy. I would recommempnd this. You could see Disney fireworks from the room. We had the magical dining menu but would go back. Rafael and the entire staff is wonderful. A young man had just moved here from New Jersey was also very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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