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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.
Orlando, FL 32837
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
John Young Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
Norman Van Aken
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.
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
Here on business and decided to try Norman’s. We both ordered filets. Wow! The filet was excellent! One of the best filets I’ve ever had. We enjoyed our meal experience so much that we went back a couple nights later! From the drinks and bread when you are seated through desert we’re all amazing!
I️ would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a nice meal and great food and service!
Food was great. No complaints about that.
Our server was friendly but a little too relaxed. It felt as if he needed some training on etiquette (for example, asking if he could pick up the check from the table before we had left... he really should have waited until we left. he did this to another table as well.)
Fried green tomatos are a must. Wine pairings with the vegetarian tasting menu were perfect. Norman's is classy, but not pretentious. I did a vegetarian version of the tasting menu. Being from the dairy state of Wisconsin, I was utterly impressed with the cheeses. Every minute, from the moment I was seated by the hostess to the moment I left raving to the assistant General Manager and hugging everyone (full disclosure--I had a delightful wine buzz), was enjoyable.
I came to celebrate a friend’s birthday and was very impressed with the food but more impressed by the amazing service we received. I’ve dined at most of the higher end restaurants in central Florida but never encountered such a well trained and hospitable staff.
This is a decent "fancy" restaurant. Overall it's just not as good as many more reasonably priced options. Their Wagyu beef wasn't the best considering the price tag on it. There are quite a few advanced kitchen techniques used, a lot of Pureés and Foams which are fun.
Out of town with my wife celebrating our 35th anniversary. Food was delicious and service was very efficient. Fernando was right on top of every detail and helped make it a special event. I really appreciated his relaxed and at times humorous delivery of service.Will be back next time in Orlando. I would recommend the Snapper or Grouper, both were excellent.
Had the Chef's flight with wine pairing. My wife really enjoyed the first 4 of 6 courses. The shrimp appetizers were excellent as was the following soup course. The yellow snapper and pork chop was excellent. The pork chop was the most tender piece of pork I ever had. By the time we got to the fifth course of cheese plate we were pretty well stuffed. The cheese was good, but felt the port wine pairing was a bit too sweet for our tastes. The final desert course of fried bananas and ice cream was good but not great. Overall it was a very good experience and would recommend for a very good dining experience. The wait staff was excellent throughout dinner especially our main waiter, Scott.
1st impressions count and the 1st thing the waiter asked me was to place my order as soon as possible because they were busy. Not what any customer wants to hear. I was celebrating my birthday and he wanted to rush me. I had to tell him that I was going to take my time deciding what I wanted to eat. I think he got the point after that. Food was okay
The food is excellent, the setting on the terrace is beautiful and peaceful, but it's the service that puts this restaurant over the top. We ordered several courses, and everything was paced perfectly. The server and his team anticipated our every need but never rushed us - sadly, a rarity in even the "best" restaurants these days. The sommelier paired each course perfectly with a different wine. We spent over two hours enjoying a true dining experience. Norman's is pricey, but unlike many pricey restaurants that leave you feeling empty (and not just in the wallet), Norman's is well worth the splurge.
Simply an outstanding dining experience...did the chef's tasting menu and wine pairing! Outstanding. Service - Outstanding. Simply a great great place to have a wonderful meal! Can't highly recommend Norman's enough! Laura Errington was super helpful to ensure we had a great table for our anniversary and Wilson who served us was amazing!. 5 Star!!
This was my second tasting menu with wine pairings, and once again it did not disappoint. Wonderful dishes that were tasty and innovative. The wine pairings were perfect! Service was very attentive. Only gripe was they spoke so softly when describing the food and wine. It was fairly loud in the restaurant and busy. I will definitely do the tasting menu again in the future.
Fine dinning American inspired nostalgia.,no fancy molecular gastronomy. 7 course Chef's Tasting menu very good,conch on the chowder overcooked ,not your typical ceviche ,prepared table side .Wine pairing amazing.Dessert bananas foster inspired was fabulous.Portions way too much ,could have been half of portions.Cheese plate balanced and amazing.One of the best part of the whole dinning experience was Fernando very knowledgeable ,approachable ,and excellent personality .Will definitely come back to try tapas.
What an amazing experience. My wife and I chose to celebrate our 1st anniversary here last week. So glad we did. We had the chefs tasting along with the wine pairing. It's well worth the price and the 3 hrs it takes to get through the meal. The staff was outstanding and had everything ready for our special day. Even a couple glasses of complimentary champagne. We will be back for sure.
We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and selected Norman's based on the website information. We were definitely impressed with the atmosphere and the server's attention to wanting our dining experience to be one we would remember and we will! Chef Norman's dishes were well presented and entertained us thoroughly with the combination of flavors used in preparing them. A simply wonderful place to celebrate the big and small things in life!
We went for my husband's birthday. This was hands down our best fine dining experience in Orlando. I don't want to ruin any surprises for guests that haven't been here, so I will just say that they pay attention to even the smallest of details and are more than accommodating and attentive to your every need. The food was delicious, loved the fried green tomatoes, the scallops and the fish was perfection. We loved our experience here.
Had a lovely birthday dinner here on Friday night. The setting was beautiful, and the food was amazing. I had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and the wine was perfectly matched to each course. Lazar, our server could not have been better. He was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive without being over the top. Perfect every way! The overall service was the best I have experienced in a long time. Norman's is a true gem!
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