About Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

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.

4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
John Young Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 393-4333

Website:
http://www.normans.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Norman Van Aken

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for buyouts and partial buyouts. Private dining and semiprivate dining areas are available as well.

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Details
Daily 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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.

Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (48)
Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Notable Wine List (37)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Tasting Menu (24)
Business Meals (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Always like Norman for fine dining. Bbackground Music was loud so we had a hard time hearing our waiter and carrying on a conversation with a table of 6

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Impeccable service and attention

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The very best restaurant in Orlando. We make sure to go there whenever we're in the area. The service and food are simply superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and food was great.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

As great as we have come to expect. Birthday dinner menu was a great touch.Fernando was ouutstanding. We'll be back next week.
E W Kelley

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I would never eat here again. Completely not worth the exorbitant prices and the service was way too slow. Wine was the only ok thing but I guess it should have been for $119. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time here. What made our experience truly exceptional was our server Stefan. He was very attentive and extremely knowledgeable. We will be recommending to all of our friends!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing dining experience. Everyone is pleasant and happy to be serving you. Food is to die for.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had a really nice night out with my sweetheart. Very elegant. I enjoyed every minute of this experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Unbelievably loud two people sitting at a table across from one another literally could not have a conversation without leaning across the table 12 in" apart the noise was unbearably loud was not attractive at all and was not worth the money.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was fantastic and the room is beautiful. However, the noise level quickly made the restaurant sound as though we were seated in a school cafeteria when merely half the tables were filled. The food was delicious but the portions are unacceptably small. I’m 5’2”, 110 lbs., and, after eating the two, small *slices of the $60 filet (a detail not included on the menu), I was still starving. I do not mind spending money on a great restaurant when I feel as though the food is of quality and worthwhile but I did not feel this was the case at Norman’s. Plus, the bathroom is an unreasonable hike from the tables. For a truly fabulous and romantic evening, I recommend going to Capa, Chatham’s, or Chef’s Table, instead.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing service

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food and service were wonderful but it was too noisy to have a conversation. Not recommend if you want to chat with your fellow diners. But great if you want to enjoy good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Impeccable service and the tasting menu + wine pairing is incredible. We've dined all over the world at renowned restaurants and were highly impressed with Norman's. Definitely recommend!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This experience was one of THE BEST. The service, food and ambiance were incredible!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome! Definitely worth the evening.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2018

After a shaky start when we could not be seated at our reserVed time the staff really rallied and made our evening memorable for all the right reasons.Food perfect.Staff were some of the finest we have encountered.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The attention to detail is outstanding. From beginning to end the service was attentive and well done. We experienced a new level of service and will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Perfect evening highly recommend a restaurant service was excellent recommend asking for Sarah

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Reliably excellent meal. Creative and well-prepared Caribbean-influenced cuisine, attentive and friendly service, beautiful room. Not inexpensive, but well worth it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have to go to Orlando for work usually twice a year and I struggle to find someplace for a special dinner that isn't the chain garbage/yet-another-steak-house wasteland that defines Orlando. This is one of the restaurants that makes me happy. I really enjoy the Latin touches to the offerings. I'm still fantasizing about the conch chowder. My only complaint is that the portion sizes on the tasting menu are actually TOO large - I practically needed to be rolled out of the restaurant. I almost want to go back to Orlando to eat here again!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Scott the waiter did an amazing job to make sure my first time at Norman's is a great experience. The pork belly appetizer was delicious and the snapper is a must try. Wine list is great. The staff were professional and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great experience. Everything was perfect.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is the place to make a special day special.
The Food is awesome the service is the best.
This is were you want to go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our servers were friendly, courteous and very efficient. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was very well done.
All in all we would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We go every year to Celebrate our Renewal of Vows we love food the atmosphere and especially our waiter David who we ask for every year because he makes it more special for us as well he is very attentive and helpful all the time which is priceless and trust he will there upon our return..

David is always well presented, polite, friendly and very professional he goes the extra mile to make our special occasion even more special... He is a credit to Norman's...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have dined out all over the world and this visit on Saturday evening to Normans totally blew both of our minds, the service was outstanding, the food was unbelievable,the ambiance and overall attention we were given was impeccable, we will definitely return and would highly recommend your restaurant to anyone, we wanted for nothing and were treated like their only client. Bravo to all involved from start to finish. your fine, friendly and exceedingly well trained staff take pride in all they do, and I mean all the staff, they are Superb and we cant wait to return for another visit, you all should be commended and know this, you are truly second to none and made our stay at the Ritz Carlton a total and complete 5 star experience. thank you again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent place to dine, special Thanks to manager Mr. Yusuf making the place even more special.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner at Norman's. The food and service were exceptional

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always a delicious meal with impeccable service at Norman’s. Cody was outstanding, super knowledgeable and attentive. We had the Chef’s tasting menu and it was fabulous. Every dining experience should be this wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years!! Fabulous time! Great food!
Normans is our favorite restaurant in Orlando!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a New Year’s Eve dinner I booked on open table no where did it mention it was $175 which was way over priced for what we recieved. The food quality was average at best the ambiance was crowded and they rushed the meal so they could turn over the table. One our greatest meal memories was the ritz Carlton on Amelia island many years ago this was a poor comparison

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

You don’t go to a restaurant like Norman’s if you don’t expect it to be expensive, but the food was absolutely incredible. The steak was so good I think I had an existential crisis during dinner . Who knew anything could taste like that? And now that I know, how do I keep on living if I have to eat regular food everyday? Oh god, I’m ruined.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The restaurant food and service were impeccable!
This was our second dining experience at Norman’s and food quality is very dependable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always this place goes above and beyond, the food is amazing, the service is magical!. Can’t wait to go back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Well-paced, generous portions, and good pairings on tasting menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It is also a great experience eating at Norman’s. My husband chose it to celebrate his birthday and once again they did everything to make the night a great night. The server was attentive and everything was tasty. I enjoyed the moscato.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been dining at Normans for 5-8 years and the past 3 years for Christmas Eve. This time not as great as the others. They had a guy playing/singing in the lounge area, some Christmas music , some not which was too loud and really not appropriate for Christmas Eve dinner. Service was slower than usual, I mean like 1/2 hour slower for us to get any food/bread, etc. the food was good but not outstanding like in the past. I will return to Norman's but probably not for Christmas Eve dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was great but food was definitely not fine dining. We had the set menu on Christmas Eve and we waited up to an hour between courses. The waiter was excellent but unfortunately the quality of food means that we will never return or recommend to a friend.

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