Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

4.3
174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
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Caribbean cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen makes Amatista Cookhouse an instantly
inviting option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 503-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nando Belmonte
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Private party facilities
Amatista features a private dining area, which can accommodate up to 64 guests, as well as a 12 seat boardroom. For parties of 8 or more, please call the restaurant at 407-503-5411.
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Cross street
Hollywood Way
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Parking details
We offer valet parking and a parking garage for your convenience.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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Daily 1:15PM - 4:15PM

What 174 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

The service was great, food was just ok. We tried many items in the menu and didn’t find any to be worth ordering ever again. Nice decor and is decebt for a hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Had another delicious meal and dining experience at Amatista, so far the best Universal Resort restaurant there is. I’ve been to others and they don’t really compare to Amatista. The food is delicious, fresh, and portions are more than enough. The price is also at an average for a resort, but it won’t break the bank. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting, the decor is really great as well. Overall, best place to eat at Universal Orlando.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Awesome breakfast, great service, atmosphere was very inviting. Enjoyed the meal with my family very much.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very good waiter. We were there before it got really busy

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We will recommend the restaurant to our family and friends.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great atmosphere, awesome food, standout service and overall beautiful experience.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Francheska was an amazing server!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is my go to place for a fabulous breakfast.
The service and food are the best in Orlando !

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great quiet ambiance, delicious food. And great, friendly service

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Lovely place for lunch

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Just average :( While hoping for the best, we left with the "typical amusement park hotel restaurant" feeling. Nothing to "wow" you. We even ordered a cake for our son's birthday in advance and while the presentation was very good, the cake was barely palatable. We wanted Amatista to be better and even tried again for breakfast but no joy.

Now - dine at the Strongwater Tavern upstairs and you will definitely know you are at a Lowes Resort. Great experince. The next night we took the boat to the Portofino and dined at Bice'. Absolutely perfect!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great food and amazing service

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Our server was very attentive and just excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

My Hubby and I absolutely love the breakfast buffet at Amatista Cookhouse! It is one of the reasons we like to stay at Sapphire Falls when we are in Orlando! While the brunch has many, many items, the highlights for us are the lox, fresh fruit, yogurt (with many "toppings"), scrambled eggs, made to order omelettes, and the large table of pastries! There is also juices, cereals, bacon, sausage, gravy, grits, pancakes, french toast, waffles, etc. They coffee is great and the staff keeps it coming hot and fresh! The staff is absolutely wonderful and always in a good mood and the atmosphere is wonderful and relaxing! I highly recommend Amatista Cookhouse!

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was mediocre at best. As far as a breakfast buffet goes it was at the bottom of my list. Way too expensive for such limited offerings.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food was great. My kids especially loved their meals. They were a great value. They got a beautiful bowl of fruit and a mixed fruit drink as part of their meal. Best kids meal we had the entire trip. I had the street tacos as a meal and that was the perfect amount. So many flavors fused into one meal. The empanadas were great too.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was good but the kitchen a bit over eager with the main course arriving just after the appetizers. The guy was trying to find space to fit it all until I suggested he take it back until we had chance to finish our appetizer.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I feel bad even writing this, but our dinner with 7 was a fiasco. We had a reservation and were seated on time. Our appetizer order was incorrect. No big deal, we are it anyway. One of the guests never was asked what he would like to drink. The worst part was three dinner orders were completely incorrect. They offered to get new orders but at that point in time, we had been there for almost an hour and a half and were ready to go. They gave a 15% discount but unfortunately it didn't seem enough to make it right. So disorganized and it wasn't terribly busy.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. My waiter was attentive and fun! And most of all the food was delicious 😋

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great breakfast with excellent food and very good service.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

After eating here for the first time I came back two days later to try the flatbread pizza and it was wonderful, everything was good on the menu. The kids meals are so much that I ordered only one chicken quesadilla and my 2yr old twins split it with food left over. I’m definitely returning.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was delicious and the breakfast buffet had a good variety of items. I LOVE coffee but theirs was so strong it was undrinkable, at least to my taste. Servers were friendly but slow to refill beverages and when paying the check it seemed to take forever. Not sure why it took so long to process payments but it took WAY too long. We enjoyed the visits from Gru and Kevin.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Francheska was excellent! She was extremely personable and we loved her recommendations.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent service, good food

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Very few people there at what i would consider a usually busy time. Food was bland and mediocre. Atmosphere, while intended to be Caribbean, was nondescript. Price for a meager meal was overblown for what you received.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My mother and I dined here during our vacation to universal. We stayed at another hotel but wanted to try this place after seeing the menu online. The wings were excellent. The jerk chicken pot pie was incredible as well. Very beautiful place and good service. The only downside was a large group behind us with two screaming kids. Probably around age 3-5. Their parents barely tried to quiet them and my head was pounding from a headache earlier. Not the restaurants fault obviously but it was a little annoying.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was very fresh and service was amazing!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a reservation for 10am breakfast. We were seated promptly on the patio but then waited 10 minutes for our server to come and bring coffee. Even though we had asked for cream it took another 10 minutes to get that and water. Our water was never refilled. We ordered Eggs Benedict and an Omelet @ 10: 15am which arrived @ 10:45am. The Eggs Benedict was served with hardboiled, not poached eggs. The omelet was overcooked until it was brown on the outside and both dishes were luke warm and had sat under a heat lamp for a long, long, long time. When this was brought to the attention of the restaurant manager he did not understand what the issue was! He had no concept that Eggs Benedict are supposed to be served with poached eggs. We had to call the chef out and explain to him why the breakfast was inedible. It was a disappointing end to a lackluster experience at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We were surpised by this hotel restaurant. Had cool mix of flavors and plates. The rice & beans were a little dry but the platanos were delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Chef made sure that we were set with Gluten free options.
Conch Chowder was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our favorite breakfast buffet in Orlando! The atmosphere is a perfect, relaxed, upscale, island feel. . .you feel like you can sit and eat breakfast, talk, and drink your coffee without a care in the world for as long as you like! We usually don't choose buffets but this one is the exception! The buffet includes lox, yogurt, many different kinds of fruit and berries, scrambled eggs, bagels, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, gravy, grits, warm pastries, and a separate table of danish, croissant, donuts, breads, etc as well as an omelette stations and cereal, juice, coffee, milk. We always feel relaxed and happy while eating here as the food, atmosphere and staff are wonderful and we leave feeling relaxed and full! I Definitely recommend Amatista on your next visit to Orlando!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have to say that overall the food at Sapphire Falls wasn’t anything to write home about. Service was great throughout but food not all that .

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

If you are staying at the hotel, this place is a fine option for a meal. The restaurant looks lovely and the staff was very friendly. However, the food is comparable to what you'd find at The Cheesecake Factory - our dinner portions were huge and our paella was way over-salted. On the plus side, they were very accommodating about splitting dishes. We did not return since there are other options in the hotel and surrounding area.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch made reservation for 4:30. I got there at 4:25 food look great but the meat was cold and had to eat in a rush since I didn't realized brunch is over at 5pm.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Fairly priced, quick service and great food.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Adam our server was great. The food was very tasty

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is my new favorite restaurant at Universal Orlando Hollywood. Nice wine list. The most unique pot pie I’ve ever tasted and best salad I’ve had in awhile.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food. Great service. I would recommend this restaurant to visitors and locals.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Sasa was great!

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