Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Downtown Orlando

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Downtown Orlando

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Orlando

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Orlando

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The Boheme - Grand Bohemian Hotel - Orlando
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Modern European | Downtown Orlando
DoveCote
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French American | Downtown Orlando
310 Lakeside
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando
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Downtown Orlando Restaurants

Kabooki SushiKabooki Sushi
749 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Overall the meal was delicious - service great...but I was not expecting to pay $18.00 for one sushi roll and $12.00 for a glass of wine. So bottom line - great food - make sure you have the $$$... More

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Bites & BubblesBites & Bubbles
32 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

The owners and chef are great people and take a lot of pride in making your meal a memory. More

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Adriatico Trattoria ItalianaAdriatico Trattoria Italiana
486 reviews
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Italian | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

I read the reviews on this restaurant and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The restaurant ambience is so wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine was great. If you want homemade Italian food with great service this is the place to go. More

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The Tap Room at DubsdreadThe Tap Room at Dubsdread
625 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Kay was a fabulous attentive server and worthy of mention. Food is always great with wide selection and great value. More

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The Osprey TavernThe Osprey Tavern
609 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Always great. We have been for lunch, brunch and dinner. Each menu is outstanding as is the food, the service and the decor. More

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K restaurantK restaurant
1324 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

There is not a more consistent restaurant in central Florida in regards to food and service; outstanding all the way around! More

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KRES CHOPHOUSEKRES CHOPHOUSE
1549 reviews
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Steak | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Always a great meal with excellent service, my favorite restaurant before shows at the Dr. Phillips Center or Amway Center. More

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The Capital Grille - Millenia, OrlandoThe Capital Grille - Millenia, Orlando
1247 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Dining there is becoming a weekly experience! There menu offers many options both in cuisine and in price point. Both Jose and LInda are polished professionals and yet warm and friendly. More

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Soco RestaurantSoco Restaurant
762 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Fabulous meal! Loved the peanut hummus and the salmon! Our waitress, Tara, knew the menu and was very attentive. More

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City PUBCity PUB
2 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Fantastic service and very good food. Brand new place and everything was running smoothly. Family friendly. More

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Meza - OrlandoMeza - Orlando
11 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Sam is great. Chicken kabobs are fantastic! Not at all crowded. Great experience. More

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DoveCoteDoveCote
486 reviews
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French American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious we order 3 appetizers our favorite was the Eggplant Dip (OMG) a must have I had a cocktail called Paloma, to die for. And our entrees were on spot my husband had the short ribs and I had stake and frites. Will be back!!!! More

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The Rusty SpoonThe Rusty Spoon
636 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great food. Good service. Good bar. One of our favs in Orlando. More

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Reyes MezcaleriaReyes Mezcaleria
220 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great food. Service good. More

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Shari Sushi LoungeShari Sushi Lounge
804 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Loved it that they have a vegan menu! And they did vegetarian substitutions too. More

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Amura - DowntownAmura - Downtown
73 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We really enjoyed our time at Amura! The service was great and the staff very friendly! We split edamame and each got a signature roll and everything was perfect! We look forward to coming back! More

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Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - OrlandoRocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Orlando
1183 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Went for bottomless brunch with friends and had a wonderful time. Staff was exceptional and the food/drinks were on point as usual. Highly recommend sitting outside for brunch! More

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Landry's Seafood House - OrlandoLandry's Seafood House - Orlando
1159 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Seafood was very good except the shrimps, which were over cooked. The very best clamp chowder we have ever had and the crwafish bread was unique and delightful. More

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - International DriveKobe Japanese Steakhouse - International Drive
116 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Food was excellent,stuff were very nice and friendly.Kobe is one of my favorite restaurants More

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Artisans TableArtisans Table
327 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We enjoyed a nice meal with our friends. The atmosphere was very conducive to chatting and catching up on things. Our server was polite and accommodating. The food was delicious too. All-in-all, it was a great experience dining here. More

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P.F. Chang's - OrlandoP.F. Chang's - Orlando
64 reviews
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Asian | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Awesome meal awesome service Great ambience! I would Highly recommend going More

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Jimmy Hula's Downtown OrlandoJimmy Hula's Downtown Orlando
2 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great food. Great atmosphere. So much fun More

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The Boheme - Grand Bohemian Hotel - OrlandoThe Boheme - Grand Bohemian Hotel - Orlando
2068 reviews
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Modern European | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We arrived prior to a show at the Amway Center. We enjoyed a cocktail in the piano room and then moved into the dining area for reservations. Nice atmosphere and the food was yummy. Definitely recommend it. More

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Mall at MilleniaEarls Kitchen + Bar - Mall at Millenia
584 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great place with nice ambiance for a sports type bar and restaurant. Great food at reasonable prices. Excellent service. Highly recommend. More

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Dexters of Thornton ParkDexters of Thornton Park
269 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Delicious! We began with salads, their homemade ranch with feta... delightful. I had one of the specials, Chicken Schnitzel... others had the French Dip and Mahi-mahi with shells. All were winners. Topped it off with peanut butter chocolate mousse, that was only ok... the rest of the meal was so, so good though! More

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Pepe's Cantina - Church StreetPepe's Cantina - Church Street
41 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Our table was ready when we arrived. Servers were friendly and attentive. We ordered tacos, a burrito, and enchilada plates. The portions are a good size and enough to share if you have a smaller appetite. Great location for dinner before a game at the Amway Center. Reservations recommended. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Lake Buena VistaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Lake Buena Vista
7 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Open Table reviewers were spot on with their reviews of this restaurant. We do not live locally and were looking for a place that had great food at a reasonable price. I always use Open Table as my first stop in looking at new restaurants to try. With a 100% recommendation level, I figured that we'd give the restaurant a try. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious ( I had the baked ziti and my husband had the prime rib). Our server was courteous and very friendly. The wine section notes that they are generous 7 ounce pours. Pricing was very reasonable. We will make this a definite stop on our next trip to the Orlando area. More

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310 Lakeside310 Lakeside
756 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

310 was the perfect choice for a family gathering of four generations. Food, service, and entire experience was fabulous! Thanks for the memory. More

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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Orlando - MilleniaBRIO Tuscan Grille - Orlando - Millenia
593 reviews
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Italian | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Most relaxing restaurant at Millenia Mall. Reliably good brunch as well as lunch. Martini cocktail hour is also good and properly priced for shoppers. More

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Olympia RestaurantOlympia Restaurant
74 reviews
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Greek | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

The stuffed grape leaves are delicious! The staff is always friendly and the restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. Great place for traditional Greek food. More

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The WaterfrontThe Waterfront
5 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Delicious food swordfish kabob was cooked perfectly burgers are yummy More

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Oishi Japanese RestaurantOishi Japanese Restaurant
151 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Very casual restaurant with a great staff and an extremely entertaining hibachi chef! We had a great time and we were all very happy with the quality of food! Definitely will be back! More

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Red Lobster - Orlando - E Colonial DriveRed Lobster - Orlando - E Colonial Drive
2 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

The food and service were terrific. Red Lobster has the highest standards I’ve found for quality of seafood ingredients. They require all of their seafood to be traceable, sustainable and responsibly-sourced. I had one of the early-dine specials they offer on weekdays before 6:00 pm, and it was an amazing value. I will be back!!! More

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Ember - OrlandoEmber - Orlando
63 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

The service here was amazing. The waiter periodically checked on us to make sure we were doing ok. The music was a little too loud for my liking being that we were sitting in the lounge area but overall my friends and I had a wonderful time. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Sea WorldTGI FRIDAYS - Sea World
41 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great service! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Universal StudiosTGI FRIDAYS - Universal Studios
36 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Todo Muy rico, ambiente muy bueno More

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TGI FRIDAYS - DisneyworldTGI FRIDAYS - Disneyworld
28 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Reservation made 15 minutes earlier on New Years Eve. We were glad to have found it in Orlando where everything was booked. Food was good too. More

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Mesa 21Mesa 21
270 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Party of 4. Entrees came out for 2 of us. A full 5 mins later 3rd person got food...3 mins later ..4th person got food. We all started eating. This shouldn’t be happening. It’s awkward and unpleasant. Wait for the full order to be ready before you serve. More

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Shade Bar & Grill- Marriott Orlando DowntownShade Bar & Grill- Marriott Orlando Downtown
4 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We arrived within minutes of our reservation but the young lady at the entrance seemed to have no clue. She did seat us right away at a table of our choosing. The food was very good and at a good value. Our server was excellent and very attentive. There was a group gathering very close to our table and the noise level was a little loud for our liking. Overall the experience was very good and we plan to come again. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - MilleniaTGI FRIDAYS - Millenia
12 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Alway enjoy TGI Frdays. Food was very good. The service lacked bit. It took a long time before a wait staff gave us menus (which I had to ask for). Then another long wait until we were asked for our order. Not usual for TGI Fridays -must have been short staffed that day. More

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Pio Pio SemoranPio Pio Semoran
1 review
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Latin / Spanish | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Drinks were good and food was even better Authentic colombian and Peruvian food. Staff was very friendly and my server was fine. More

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The Roque PubThe Roque Pub
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Roque Pub is a neighborhood craft beer, wine bar & eatery located in the heart of the Crystal Lake Village in Orlando, Florida. We boast 30 rotating craft taps, over 450 craft bottles and cans, feature a full wine list and proudly serve food! We are a pet friendly pub. Bring the pups and enjoy our outside patio area! Grab an organic, non-alcoholic dog beer by Bad Dog Brews only at Roque Pub!More

Irish Shannon'sIrish Shannon's
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Pub | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

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El Valle RestaurantEl Valle Restaurant
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Latin / Spanish | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Located in Orlando Serving central Florida with the Finest Latin Cuisine. Live Djs. Open Thursday-Sunday 12pm-2am More

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Millenia MallBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Millenia Mall
7 reviews
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American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

House sirloin steak was excellent again! More

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Place by My ChefPlace by My Chef
4 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Joe and his team truly go above and beyond every time we dine. The food, the wine, the professionalism are all incredible. Couldn't recommend Place by My Chef enough! More

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Red Lobster - Orlando - 5396 International DriveRed Lobster - Orlando - 5396 International Drive
3 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Great service More

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Orlando (Sand Lake)Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Orlando (Sand Lake)
2 reviews
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Italian | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We were already familiar with Anthony's in Tampa so we sought out the new location in Orlando. Anthony's did not disappoint. The service is attentive, the pizza is amazing and the wings are excellent! My kids don't even like onions and they LUV Anthony's wings, onions and all. More

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Red Lobster - Orlando - W Colonial DriveRed Lobster - Orlando - W Colonial Drive
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Seafood | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Downtown Orlando Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Orlando's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Kabooki SushiKabooki Sushi
749 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Overall the meal was delicious - service great...but I was not expecting to pay $18.00 for one sushi roll and $12.00 for a glass of wine. So bottom line - great food - make sure you have the $$$... More

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Bites & BubblesBites & Bubbles
32 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

The owners and chef are great people and take a lot of pride in making your meal a memory. More

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Adriatico Trattoria ItalianaAdriatico Trattoria Italiana
486 reviews
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Italian | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

I read the reviews on this restaurant and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The restaurant ambience is so wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine was great. If you want homemade Italian food with great service this is the place to go. More

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The Capital Grille - Millenia, OrlandoThe Capital Grille - Millenia, Orlando
1247 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Dining there is becoming a weekly experience! There menu offers many options both in cuisine and in price point. Both Jose and LInda are polished professionals and yet warm and friendly. More

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K restaurantK restaurant
1324 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

There is not a more consistent restaurant in central Florida in regards to food and service; outstanding all the way around! More

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The Osprey TavernThe Osprey Tavern
609 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Always great. We have been for lunch, brunch and dinner. Each menu is outstanding as is the food, the service and the decor. More

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DoveCoteDoveCote
486 reviews
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French American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious we order 3 appetizers our favorite was the Eggplant Dip (OMG) a must have I had a cocktail called Paloma, to die for. And our entrees were on spot my husband had the short ribs and I had stake and frites. Will be back!!!! More

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KRES CHOPHOUSEKRES CHOPHOUSE
1549 reviews
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Steak | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Always a great meal with excellent service, my favorite restaurant before shows at the Dr. Phillips Center or Amway Center. More

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Amura - DowntownAmura - Downtown
73 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

We really enjoyed our time at Amura! The service was great and the staff very friendly! We split edamame and each got a signature roll and everything was perfect! We look forward to coming back! More

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Soco RestaurantSoco Restaurant
762 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Orlando, Orlando

Fabulous meal! Loved the peanut hummus and the salmon! Our waitress, Tara, knew the menu and was very attentive. More

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