Have been here twice. Food is great, service is great. The question is why wouldn't you come here?
Great brunch! Unusual but tasty menu choices. Great service! They gave my wife small cake & ice cream for her birthday.
First time dining at 1921. Wife and I really enjoyed our entire experience. Started with milk buns followed by the cheese plate, both really good. Wife had the grouper,great and good sized fresh piece of fish. I enjoyed the pig porchetta. Yes on the creme brûlée! Outstanding wine list and art on the walls. Highly recommend. Sherri was a very experienced server.
I brought my two grown grandchildren , 19 and 21 years old; as a special treat on the the last night of their visit. The service was very good and the food was creative and very tasty ....BUT my 5'2" very petite grandDAUGHTERr ordered the Pork chop which came and nearly spilled over the sides of the plate, it was surrounded by vegetables and had a side of yummy mashed potatoes. My 6' football playing grandSON, ordered the grouper and it was about the size of his thumb encircled by 24 green peas. We had a good laugh, but she and I both gave up half our meals to help feed him..... Our waiter knew it was our first time dining with there, and I just know if I'd been in his position ( which I was many years ago.) I believe I would have suggested he order some sides or somehow let him know , the piece of fish was literally 2 bites for him, maybe would have been three for me! Really tiny. I am not unfamiliar with gourmet dining, and if the pork chop had been a small round medallion without the potatoes and just a few pieces of brusselsprouts, I wouldn't be writing this, but the disparity was confusing.
Great appetizers. We shared 4 and a dessert plus drinks and wine.
Excellent food and service. Menu is constantly changing with the seasons. Large wine and beer list and the desserts are amazing. Perfect for anniversary dinner or date night.
This venue is better than a review can word. It is a fine dining location. Special date, a celebration establishment, when you need to impress or expirence a fine dining establishment please go here.
It was worth every penny spent.
I was excited to try this restaurant. Went for Mother’s Day. Was very surprised that every dish on our table was average at best. The decor outshines the food and the service by a far margin.
We went for Mother's Day Brunch. It was wonderful! The ambiance, the service, and the gourmet food, made for a lovely brunch. The portions are small but delicious!
We enjoyed the mimosas, most! Very classy place, perfect for a special occasion, or just stopping for lunch while in the area shopping.
What a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. It was our first time here. Everyone was friendly. Reservations are a must.
Delicious peach mimosa.
Great food, great staff, beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommended
Excellent food and service
Great selection of wines and cocktails
This restaurant was amazing , the food is to die for ,bold flavors that flow very well together . Desserts were amazing , if I could try every one on the menu I would . I highly recommend this restaurant , it has a great ambiance with and elective decor . If you have not been , you need to go !!
Overall, our dining was a good experience. The waiter was outstanding. We are not rushed but he was there immediately when he was needed. The food was unique and very good. The butter rolls were to die for!
It is a little pricy but for a special occasion, I would definitely recommend.
My vegan dish (not offered on the menu) was outstanding, but everyone else in the party said their food was just okay. Service was good, atmosphere and decided was odd.
Salad was over salted.
Pork shank ( which though we shared) extremely fat, sauce overly thick. Almost inedible.
This was a highly disappointing birthday celebration!
Pleasant evening with great food and drink
very poor service.
Outstanding meal! We had three courses - each excellent. Drove from Orlando - so worth it. The restaurant surpassed our expectations and the location in Mt. Dora was magical. Will be back soon.
Best restaraunt in Lake County. Hands down. Chef's creativity is outstanding. Appreciate the use of local ingredients. Fantastic job accomodating my wife's vegan diet. We will be back often.
Unique, fabulous innovative food, loaded with flavors! Everything was wonderful and can't wait to go back. Lively bar, excellent service, great wines!
Pleasant, delicious innovative menu that was well-exectuted in a friendly space.
I always eat here when in mount dora. I am never disappointed with any part of the experience.
This restaurant proves repeatedly that they are both competent and confident. Culinary precision meets customer care. No diner should leave here disappointed.
Beautiful interior decor. Authentic 1921 building.
We were there for lunch thus a limited menu.
Both waitstaff and kitchen staff were exceptional. Food was prepared thoughtfully and plated immaculately. Easily nicest seafood in the area, the fish was highlighted but not overshadowed by the preparation. I took a while to make drink selection and never felt rushed. Great bar, recommend for cocktails and wine. Thoughtful Florida draft beer selection as well, but not their focus. If you want to nerd out on beer (which one should occasionally) there are other places around.
Seriously banging spot.
You want volume food? Not the space, but you should know that going in.
Great! Everything we had was great. My husband wanted more of a plate, non sandwich, at lunch on a weekday. Maybe provide that option?
We ordered a large shrimp dish that would serve several persons family style. The shrimp were overcooked and the shells would not come off. Consequently, you had to rip into the shrimp. I expected more from a Norman Van Aken restaurant. The only concession given was “I’ll let the kitchen know”. We’ve had very good experiences at this restaurant before but that evening was disappointing.
The food is consistently fantastic. The desserts by Gloriann are especially phenomenal - she combines unique ingredients to make some of the best desserts I’ve ever had.
We had a very disappointing dinner due to a terribly rude, obnoxious and out of control table of guests dining next to us. I hoped the management and/or waiter would have approached the group to let them know they were disruptive and inconsiderate of those dining near them. I fault the management for not addressing the issue. I called the restaurant to talk with them the following morning. Unfortunately the manager on duty the evening we dined (Adam) was unavailable but I did talk with another 1921 management team member (Chelsey).
I asked that Adam return my call upon his return.
Our dinner was good, we had the pork shank, it was a bit fatty and unusual in that the skin was still on and although it had a crisp crunch it was really crispy / almost too hard to eat.
Our cocktails were good and all around it was a good experience
This was the first visit to 1921 for my wife and I and we wish we had come sooner! We dine out often and this was a rare exceptional experience. For starters my wife had the Italian Country Salad and I had the Potato and Leek soup and both were outstanding. For the main course my wife had the Striped Sea Bass and I had the 1921 Burger and both were again outstanding. While the service was very good but not outstanding, and the decor a bit too traditional for our taste, the food made this a five star dining event! It is well worth the drive to Mt. Dora and we will return soon.
EVERYTHING that comes out of their kitchen is stunning.. You won't have a bad meal, the staff is spot on, while the atmosphere is elegant. It's become our favorite restaurant in all of North Orlando!
Great food and service.
Bar area great and Bar man very friendly
But can only assume server was having a bad day, did not seem bothered about service at all food good but not great
We will try again to see if we were just unlucky
We came in as a party of 4. ordered 2 steak, one pork chop one a burger. Beverage service was great. Starters were all wonderful. Entrees were average. Steaks were not very tasty for prime. One of the steaks were brought over by a kind server who said medium. And both steaks were supposed to be med rare. (Only one was. )So it went back to the kitchen. Then we overheard the kitchen scold the server by saying, why didn’t you just let the guest decide if it was over done. The pork chop was very overdone and we were told chefs choice was medium. We didn’t send it back. Would have taken too much time to prepare another. Side items were very good. The burger was very good and the fries. We ordered deserts. They were all excellent. After we were finished our server brought the bill. We waited for an extended amount of time for our server to collect payment. We finally seeked out another server. Our server was taking care of a table all the way on the other side of the restaurant. Lovely restaurant. Beautiful art adorned it. But possible need to step up the kitchen a bit. Only parts of it.
The food was exceptional! So flavorful with a unique twist. Loved it
My wife and I went for a dinner date on a Saturday night. The food, the service, and the experience was exceptional.
Very noisy; over 20 minutes to be seated for our 8 pm reservation, $59 Wagyu steak had too many inedible pieces; understanding was that I’d get a slice of birthday cake, but no!