Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

4.8
2295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(407) 393-4333
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Norman Van Aken
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Cross street
John Young Parkway
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Parking details
Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Available for buyouts and partial buyouts. Private dining and semiprivate dining areas are available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Norman's has private dining options for groups from 8-400 guests. Allow Norman's to prepare a custom menu for your group showcasing the inspirations of Florida's most awarded James Beard recipient Chef Norman Van Aken. Guests may work with our sommelier for personalized wine pairings.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Happy Thanksgiving!
We will be serving a four course pre-fixe menu in celebration of the holiday.
Price will be $110++ per adult with an optional $55++ wine pairing per person. Children's menu for kids 12 and under. We require a $25 per person deposit to finalize your reservations.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays! We will be serving a four course pre-fixe menu for this evening. Price will be $135++ per person with an optional $59++ wine pairing available. Children 12 & under will have the regular kids menu available. Deposit will be $25 per person and applied to your final bill.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays! We will be offering a Four Course menu to ring in the New Year. Price will be $175++ for adults with an additional $85++ wine pairing available. $50++ for children 12 & under. We will require a deposit of $50 per person to guarantee your reservation. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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HB
Key West
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Ambiance was quality. Menu offered wide variety. Caviar was excellent and not available at many restaurants even those considered fine dining.
Service very attentive and chef amenable to additions and modifications. Excellent fresh seafood prepared perfectly.
Vintage Port available was excellent year and perfect end to our meal

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best "foodie" food in Orlando. Extraordinary dishes prepared to order in a wonderful environment and by a great service team. I can't say enough about what a phenomenal dining experience Norman's is.

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TC
Baton Rouge
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my meal and the service was great!

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OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday dinner for my love

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience! Exceptional service!

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c
Naples
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a wonderful experience.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date or meeting. I had the grouper and it did not disappoint.

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L
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time in Norman’s
Loved the food and service
Highly recommended.
Thank you

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Spoiled by loud diners at the next table. Food was exquisite. Service was very good. Waiters attentive with good explanations.

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TV
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place isn’t cheap! But if you want a dining experience just like you see in movies about fancy restaurants, this is your place.

You will be treated like royalty.

The menu is limited, but don’t worry. We all ordered off the menu and they were happy to fulfill our requests. From grouper prepared a special way to French fries for my daughter!

The staff excels at making you feel like an honored guest.
You pay a lot of money to eat here, but the once in a lifetime experience is worth it!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Lived up to reputation as being one of the best.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First year wedding anniversary

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 5 year anniversary and were not disappointed. Impeccable service, clean, inviting atmosphere, food was outstanding. Attention to detail, hospitable, perfect.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot find higher food quality or taste sensations—exceptional

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RC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Been a customer for years, and I’m sorry to say it now a regular restaurant instead of a fantastic experience....

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

Wedding anniversary.

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ZP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Norman's and it was an outstanding experience. The location is marvellous, the food is delicious and the winelist very impressive. Very good wine selection by the glass. A special award goes to the excellent team of waiters, sommelier and of course the kitchen brigade! What a pleasure to be here, what a good idea to come back on our next visit to Orlando! A couple from Switzerland

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary

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GM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love Normans!
Food , Staff, Ambiance....all 5 stars

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Norman's is not pretentious, but the food, service and atmosphere is great for a special occasion. The service is exemplary and timed so that everyone at the table is served at the same time, and the food and presentation are both excellent.

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VE
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, wine and service

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations. Worth any special occasion. Try the tableside ceviche

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S
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed Norman's , we were seated early, we got there early, it was raining so we left home early .... It was Linda's ( my girl friend ) Birthday .... we started with a salad , which was very good ... Oh, they gave us a glass of Champagne when we were seated .... I had the Steak, which was too die for, Best Ever, Linda had the Yellow Tail , which she just loved, and talked about on the way home ...... The Desert, well, I think Norman's could do Better .... I have had better deserts, at other Fine Dinning places ..... But over all, it was a Great Dinner, and Linda loved it, and that's what counts , Right ?

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Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience. Fernando and the whole service team were excellent and the fold rivals the best we've had anywhere in the world. The conch chowder, pork havana, and grouper were terrific. We really cant say enough about how thrilled we were about this gem of a restaurant. Thanks to everyone who made it such a great experience.

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KG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Norman’s was outstanding. We ate outside and it was wonderful. Wagu beef was excellent. Everyone from the bartender to the waitstaff were very knowledgeable.

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M
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was our second time in the restaurant after a very delightful first try. Unfortunately everything that could go wrong went wrong. The fish entree of my wife was very unexciting, I had to return my $88 wague dish twice (first one tasted like ash, the second was raw) and then I changed it to filet mignon which was tasty. The waiter was a rookie and made many rookie mistakes - a nice person though. Everything was compensated in the bill so that's why the three star rating not one star.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, excellent cuisine. My family and I had a most memorable evening at Norman's. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met. Thank you Norman's you deserve more than 5 stars.

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BF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Fernando is a top server in the city and the mamagement here is impeccable.

Looking forward to many returns, thank j you for the gracious hospitality.

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H
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this restaurant with another couple. We had 3 tapas dishes for starters and they were all good, especially the Steak Tatami, the Yellow Snapper main course was also excellent, Chicken breast in Caribbean Adobe was very good although I preferred the rice not the meat on top of the rice, both chicken and snapper were cooked to perfection.

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FG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been meaning to go to this well-known, popular restaurant for some time and we just never did. We have been to various events at the Ritz over the years and knew we would like the restaurant. When thinking about where to take my wife for our anniversary we chose Norman's. We were not disappointed. Since it was our anniversary they started with a complimentary flute of champagne and a special Chef's choice tasting sample of a new appetizer they were going to be adding to the menu. Very nice! Food was excellent with the small dish and entrees being perfectly prepared and plated. Our server Stefan and his assistant Nicoletta were professional, poised and polished (forgive the alliteration). The Ceviche prepared tableside was the best I have tried. Thank you for making this evening memorable. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service in a beautiful setting

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shrimp seviche was the best I have ever had, better than any shrimp cocktail. Private party outdoors limited seating to inside dining unfortunately.

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M
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is excellent but service was not near as good as our first time at Norman’s serval months ago.

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JL
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. We opted for several sharing plates and shared a main. Both the Conche Chowder and the Beef Tataki were exceptional. Would go back to try some of their other dishes.

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FC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has an exquisite atmosphere, multiple servers to ensure your every need is taken care of and the presentation of the food matched the extraordinary flavors! You will not be disappointed.

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S
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with innovative dishes, superb service, and a great wine list and cocktails. I would return again if I get the chance.

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PN
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu, very tasty, attentive wait staff, great tasting cocktails, a bit pricey but highly recommend it.

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JF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good for date but recommend sitting outside because insides a little noisy if you want a private setting. Too crowded for intimate celebrations.

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R
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Norman's lived up to its reputation and diners and my table enjoyed such dishes as the delicious conch soup, perfectly prepared snapper, and mouth-watering filet. Seating took longer than expected on a busy night, but overall service was satisfactory for a restaurant of this caliber.

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice for a date or romantic dinner! We’ve been here twice in the past month and both times were a great experience. The restaurant is located in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and valet parking is right by the entrance and service is prompt. Upon entering & checking in with the hostess you may spend a few minutes waiting at the bar for your table but the staff are attentive and helpful. The decor & ambiance are upscale & classic, the dining room itself being large and open with a high ceiling and elegant lighting. There is another bar located on one side of the dining room and the center of the room is divided by four impressive wine cabinets showcasing the available wines. The noise level in the room was louder on our second visit than it was on the first but the service on both occasions was excellent and some of the best I’ve had at any restaurant. Bread is served before dinner with a choice of multiple different olive oils, balsamic vinegars, butters, & salts. The food we tried was all very good & well presented - ask the server for suggestions or explanations of each item and you will find they are very knowledgeable about each. My date & I agreed both times that Norman’s is the best dining experience we’ve had in the Orlando area & we plan to return many times in the future!

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