1921 Mount Dora

4.7
1687 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
1921 Mount Dora is an award-winning restaurant in Mount Dora, Florida. We are allied with the famed Modernism Museum across the street from the restaurant. The menu reflects a forward thinking look at the bounty of ingredients and culinary traditions that surround us. Our unique location in the heart of Florida has strong influences from the diverse cuisines of Southern Florida as well as Southern traditions from Northern Florida. Mount Dora is surrounded by numerous outstanding farms just minutes away and is equidistant from our Gulf and Atlantic coasts, so we have access to some of the best produce, meat, and seafood Florida has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1687 people are saying
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Fritz
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of...if not the finest dining experiences we have had in a long, long time. Bret, our server, was masterful in his attention and pacing of our anniversary dinner that we enjoyed over a 3-hour period! My filet was simply beautifully prepared...seared and perfect throughout. My wife's flounder was expertly prepared and finished. Wines and cocktails were spot-on delicious. Would we go back? In a heartbeat. Thanks for a most enjoyable evening!
ps: The complimentary dessert was a delightful and tasty surprise.

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VVAM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Superb experience overall.

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vipbarryw
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ironically, the best restaurant in Orlando is actually not in Orlando -- it's in Mt. Dora! The restaurant itself is essentially a museum of gorgeous artwork including the pictures, sculptures, and even the chandeliers... Food is beyond excellent -- creative with world class excellence. Wine service is stellar and Adam Crane is knowledgable and helpful beyond words -- he runs a first class establishment! Dining in the chef's table private room is highly recommended when possible! Everything on the menu from oysters (raw or roasted) to the amazing house cured charcuterie and cheese course to the main dishes is simply outstanding. Highly recommended!

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vipJeffP
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Service was excellent. The bread rolls are amazing and the burger was perfect.

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Emilio
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Overall, the food was not well cooked. First time in 20 years since I have sent food back. My wife’s meal and mine were both woefully undercooked. I had a beautiful cut of pork ribeye that was poorly cooked. It had nice fat but they failed to use it to their advantage to bring out the flavor. Honest opinion is that they rushed the food out for no reason. I expected to wait 30 minutes for the meal. There was no reason to rush and in the end I was served a horrible meal. I wanted to desert but couldn’t even do it. Drove out 40 minutes to be completely let down. I do feel like this was just a single Miss and that they are normally producing amazing dishes but please take the pork ribeye and the flounder out if you don’t know what you are doing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We went on thanksgiving and they had a 3 course meal. It was an upscale turkey dinner and was great. Would recommend if you don't want to cook for the holiday.

1921 Mount Dora
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for spending your holiday with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pre fixe Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. It was traditional with a modern twist. Our server Danielle was a real professional with a great sense of humor. Besides the dinner I’d recommend the Mai Gai cocktail. I really have to come back to
Check out their regular menu.

1921 Mount Dora
Responded 6 days ago

Yes! Please come back to check out our daily offerings on our dinner menu! We appreciate your review.

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Lorenzo
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinnet

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I highly recommend 1921 to anyone in the area.

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vipLisaD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for thanksgiving. Great location and service. Fixed menu was very good. Will be back to try a la carte soon!

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Golflady
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was disappointing. Turkey was too heavily herb flavored. Poor choice of vegetables, no dinner rolls, poor visual presentation. So much could have been done to make this dinner more pleasing to the diner. Dessert was a big disappointment as well, ice cold apple crumble, (maybe it hadn’t thawed long enough?) pumpkin pie was tasty tho.
Rethink how you offer Thanksgiving dinner in the future. Maybe err on tradition and save the “gourmet” flavors for your regular menu. Quality for price? Way overpriced!

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BrianK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and it is a lovely restaurant.

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LauraA
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner! Highly recommend

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ArmandCicc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Chris, was Welcoming and Extremely Accommodating. The cocktails, appetizers (salad & soup) were Very Good, as was te Trio of desserts. Unfortunately
the Turkey appeared to be "smoked", and while only slightly so, it did not suit some diner's taste. Also MORE dark meat would have been nice.
Otherwise, we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at 1921.

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ErinC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for our 9th wedding anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful with a very comfortable ambiance. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and fast. Food was delicious, only complaint was the chicken was a little overdone. Prices were high, but we expected that considering the type of restaurant it was. You won’t be able to get food like this just anywhere! We will definitely be going back for a future celebration.

1921 Mount Dora
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review Eric! We hope to see you back in the restaurant in the future. Thanks for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was wonderful! Service and food were outstanding.

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vipAnnV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The chairs were insanely heavy and too low and uncomfortable, and the rough edged natural wood table not pleasant for eating. Service was extraordinary

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vipDanLobeck
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The four of us were given a nice corner window table upstairs. The chairs were plush and comfortable. Our server Zach was elegant, fun, courteous and informed. Great wine and the food —- absolutely incredible! The meat charcuterie was varied and delicious. The smoky veal was cooked just right, and it was brilliant of the chef to complement it with a fresh cranberry sauce. Our table shared amazing desserts: the squash creme brûlée (which, as we were told to expect, tasted like pumpkin, fitting for the season) and the cheese cake from locally raised goat milk (by a friend of the server). What an enjoyable fine dining experience! We will be sure to reserve at 1921 next time we visit Mount Dora.

- Dan And Xin Lobeck, Sarasota

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food was fantastic. I still wish they would stop using pearl ice in the cocktails, but everything else was great. Pearl ice is really for soda at fast food places, I’m not sure why they use it in nice craft cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAC2016
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was our 3rd time dining at 1921 having the same ribeye entree. To our disappointment, the steak was not nearly as tender and flavorful as the first two experiences.
Hoping it was just an off day. I will make one more attempt.

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selent
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was too experimental. The menu needed some safer options together with these unique dishes. We did not love the 4 dishes we ordered. Except for the chocolate ganache - that was outstanding. Would not go again.. Ambience is very nice. I wouldnt go again but would recommend everyone to go once. Its an experience.

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vipCoryS
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pancake was a little "eggy" and the 45 minute egg was to "white runny" for my taste.

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RaymondE
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The ambiance, the food, and the quality were great!

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vipDineHard
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very creative. Staff is awesome and friendly. Awesome kitchen!

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JonathanC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu and wonderful food with great service.

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vipMaggie
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Chris was our server and he was very attentive! We loved the ambience and the upscale dining experience! We enjoyed the cheese plate, Tatar/carpaccio, pork, mushroom and chicken! Everything was delicious! The cheesecake was one of the bests we have ever enjoyed!!

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kimc
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the noise level in the dining room was a bit high.

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RevoluTion
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever. Creative cocktails too. Service was good excellent

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gm57
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful and beautifully presented. The chess pie with clabber cream was the perfect finish to the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a little early for our 7 o’clock res. Greeted very warmly by hostess and went to bar for a cocktail. Bartender very friendly made very good and unusual drinks. When time to be seated both hostess and bartender escorted us to our table with our drinks. Our server, Spencer, took over and explained everything we needed to know about this really special menu . The food was over the top good and we will most definitely back whenever we are even near Mt Dora

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LesS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service!! Highly recommend!!

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HanahD
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We greatly enjoyed 1921 Mount Dora - Brad was an ~amazing~ waiter, the food and drinks were incredible, and the price & value matched. Highly recommend!

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Mktexperience
Orlando
17 reviews