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Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

4.8
2083 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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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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: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
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Available for buyouts and partial buyouts. Private dining and semiprivate dining areas are available as well.
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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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server, Wilson was outstanding. Thank you for making our dinner a delight!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Porkloin was over cooked - did not meet e pectayions but Fish was good

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Marriage aniversarie

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very good!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was great beautiful location. Service very good and our server was great. Food good and ambiance great only down side was the 1 guy in our party was supposed to buy dinner. We even did credit roulette and he lost. We ended up splitting four ways so sad. Otherwise fish was great and the pork chop entree yum

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing Anniversary dinner. From the personalized menu to the complementary champagne it was a very special experience. Service was top notch and on par with any restaurant we've ever been to. Food was suburb. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Beautiful venue with wonderful service and outstanding food. Hard to find in Map Quest. Look for entrance to Grand Lakes. David was great as our waiter.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Such a beautiful place and such a great attempt at service but we had the tasting menu there were such long waits between courses that it ruined the whole experience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Took my girlfriend here for her 30th birthday to have dinner. I called ahead to see if they could surprise her with a dessert of some kind, with a candle.. and they came through big time!! She was completely amazed from the moment we got there. It's 5 star dining at it's best! The wait staff is spectacular. The ambiance was so relaxed. The lights are dim. Candle lit at the table. Food is very pricey but it's absolutely amazing. Chef Norman goes all out on his menu. Everything is very delicate and made to absolute perfection. Excellent plating. The restaurant surprised my girlfriend with this amazing dessert at the end of the night. It was something new they just added to the menu. Some sort of frozen ice cream on top of a cookie. She loved it. I forgot the name of it lol The comp'd us on Champagne, dessert wine and parking. Which is 30$ just so you know. This restaurant is located inside the Ritz Carlton, in case some don't know.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We are from AB and wanted a nice romantic evening out. Norman's didn't disappoint friend the moment we walked in the door, we were seated immediately and taken care of! The service and food were amazing! We had the Pork Belly, Sea Scallops, Yellowfin Fish, Filet Mignon. I'm a foodie and travel a lot.. it was fantastic! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience! We were celebrating our 18 year wedding anniversary and the staff at Norman’s was absolutely amazing! James was an excellent server and made the whole experience that much more special. We chose the tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was a lot of amazing dishes and all prepared with elegance and refinement. We were even able to change one of the items for a different option from the main menu. It was truly a great meal and we will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

A delightful and elegant restaurant with totally exceptional service. Dinner is presented as an adventure in dining. Do first is the service, second the ambiance but the icing is the food, delicious to the last bite. We had the snapper, tilefish and the chowder. We love to dress up to dine and Norman's is perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had an amazing birthday dinner at Norman's. The hosts, waiter and all of the staff were wonderful and kind. Our waiter had a great presentation of each lovely dish. The food was absolutely delicious and well presented with great flavors. I appreciated the small special touches for my birthday with a complimentary rose, menu to take home with my name and happy birthday, plus a complimentary glass of champagne. The noise of the restaurant was just right, music wasn't too loud so people didn't need to shout and I was actually able to have nice conversations with my fiance while he sat across from me. We will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We came to celebrate our anniversary. I never called the restaurant, but left a message on the Open table reservation. They printed a menu for us saying Happy Anniversary, gave us complimentary champagne to toast (excellent champagne!) and brought out some chocolates with Happy Anniversary written on the plate! They went above and beyond in making our 20th wedding anniversary very special and memorable!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This has to be the best restaurant in the Orlando , everything is perfect ! Having lived in France for sometime we have learnt to appreciate the best in food and Normans is up there along many of the Michelin star restaurants we have used , not just in France but all across Europe. The staff are superb , all the way from the welcome on arrival, the bar , the servers and the management. This now the only restaurant we use on a regular basis as it never fails to exceed our expectations.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of our favorites!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing! Staff was beyond super attentive and the food was fabulous!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The staff was incredible. They went above and beyond to make this a memorable evening.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice place. Could be better though. Nothing special.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always my favorite restaurant! Scott is excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

When we first arrived the noise level was wonderful, and the restaurant has a great vibe. As the meal progressed and more people came, it did get a bit noisier. A lovely restaurant though and our waiter was wonderful. He was just enough, not to intrusive, but very attentive and helpful throughout the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Superb service. Very good food. Exception dessert. Most interesting Iced Tea service of my life. Great night.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

A wonderful dining experience. Delicious food and perfect service.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were able to customize the tasting menu and every course was superb! Fernando and Andrew provided very attentive service and made my partner’s birthday special!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious and service with David was impeccable. Will definitely return next time I'm in Orlando.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Bday great

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service but disappointed our leftovers were left at the restaurant because they weren't given to us when we closed the check. We went to the bar after and then forgot about the food. If given our food when we closed out the check we wouldn't have forgotten it.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was very good. A little noisy for the night

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the world! We loved our meal and all of the people who waited on us. Hurrah to the chef!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Unbelievable customer service and above average food, ambiance and staff.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Special dinner with my Husband , everything was superb and when we fond it was The Norman from Miami we were not disappointed food was just excellent
It was worth the drive

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

James and Juan took great care of our foursome and we were treated like welcomed friends. The food as hoped met our high expectations and we all talked about the event the next day with smiles on our face. We all felt like Arnold...”I’ll be back!” Thanks for making me look good with my recommendation ...again!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good and service was great. Come every year during a conference I attend. One complaint is the menu seems almost the same as last year, so it would be nice to see some items changed.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Being captive at this hotel complex doesn't leave many options. The wait staff was great, but the food left little to be desired. The shrimp appetizer had little flavor and the pork chop was dry and overcooked. I would suggest getting a taxi or uber and getting out of there and finding one of the hundreds of restaurants nearby that have substantially better food.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pretentious and food was mediocre. Waiter was fawning and annoying. Red snapper was like cardboard. No taste at all.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The most beautiful place to dine with that special someone, to celebrate any occasion. The food is delish, the cocktails are flavored, the ambiance is spectacular, the staff are so professional, Pleasant, organized, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back to NORMAN'S and recommend highly to friends, family and acquaintances.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Extraordinary service in a beautiful setting! Ask for Fernando and your every wish will be attended to. Some dishes were underwhelming but the snapper was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Simply superb. Ambitious and creative chef. Tasting menu great value - especially with the well chosen wines alongside. Only downside - too noisy, needs more drapery to deaden the sound in the room

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic meal with great service. Was alone so I sat at the bar. The bartender could not have been nicer or friendlier. Wonderful food at a great place.

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