Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

4.2
286 reviews
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Caribbean
Caribbean cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen makes Amatista Cookhouse an instantly
inviting option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Daily 1:15PM - 4:15PM

What 286 People Are Saying
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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is great. Portions are big so you get your money’s worth. Breakfast is outstanding. We ordered eggs Benedict off the menu but the buffet also looked great. Rotisserie chicken for dinner was the big hit.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Joey was outstanding, friendly and really helpful and seemed to just always appear when you needed him. Food portions good size and they really know how to serve a dessert. Would recommend if your staying on site and do book with a certain app as it gets super super busy.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Great service, but 40 dollars for a whole chicken that Walmart sells for 5 was a little crazy. The food was ok at best and very overpriced. The rolls were extremely dry and the chicken was bland.

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Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious lunch! Great service!
Love the black bean soup and roasted chicken! Yum!

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SD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful backdrop! And the burger I had was delicious.

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BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why leave the Saphire Bay resort when the best restaurant is located on the lower level of the hotel! Staff was exceptional and when one of our steaks was a little well done Erica and James went out of their way to make sure our group of eight was completely satisfied. Food was very good with something for all ages and the staff phenomenal. We will definitely go back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amatista Cookhouse has quickly become our favorite restaurant, so much so that we made a second dining reservation for the same stay. Our evening meal with our server, Vinnie, was exceptional! He assisted my wife with her gluten-free dietary needs and also brought us prosecco, as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. He was very friendly and very accommodating. All of the menu items were exceptional, as were the service and the ambience.

We also enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Our server, Natasha, was very friendly and engaging and made us all feel right at home. There were so many selections at the buffet, many with a Caribbean riff on traditional favorites. The made-to-order omelets were hot, delicious, and served with a smile.

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j
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Amatista cookhouse was a bit of a let down. Based on the menu description the House made empanadas, queso fundido, and meat lovers flat breads sounded enticing and tasty. However, they lacked flavor. Everything tasted like it was frozen and not freshly made/prepared.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was professional

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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must order the rotisserie chicken

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Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome and food was excellent. We will be back!

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Server took 10 minutes to greet us. Another server was nice enough to bring us bread after he saw we only had drinks. He also did refills...I believe his name was Lenny? I received my appetizer but my son did not...had to ask for it. Never saw our server much. Not I,pressed...but food was good.

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was way to salty and chicken was undercooked. Service was lacking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a Graduation and absolutely everything was splendid. My new favorite place to eat!!

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Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a friendly and attentive staff. Good food.

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BS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! We were so blown away with the food and the service. The waiter was personable and provided excellent service. The food was 5 star. We were not expecting food of this caliber at the hotel! We were celebrating a birthday and engagement and the staff went out of their way to make it special. We were truly blown away with the quality of this restaurant. If you are staying at Saffire Falls, definitely eat a meal here!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening celebrating my birthday. Beautiful food and fabulous staff. Lots of options for those who are gluten intolerant.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a buffet that was shamefully over priced. The food was ok and the server was very kind.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A grand experience for Easter brunch. A wide variety of well prepared meats and seafoods, luscious desserts, and mimosas. Service was top notch and had a personal touch. Well done!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were staying at hotel and were looking for a nice dinner after long day at park. Service was brutal. Took 30 minutes after we sat down for the drinks to come literally! Then 60 minutes total for dinner to come. Ps-we ordered the dinner and drinks as soon as we sat down. Steaks were cooked wrong...mine was bloody and supposed to be medium well. Husbands filet was well and supposed to be medium. $268 before tip. Waste of money and I never complain!!! This place has potential..food and atmosphere. Needs better management for the price!!!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the Hostess greeting to our amazing Server all the way through our dining experience our culinary journey was impeccable. The employees went above and beyond to make our evening far better than we had ever imagined. The food was absolutely delicious!! I cannot think of a better place to dine at. Thank you to every single person at this wonderful place. We will be coming back!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Side salads were 3 bites max. Food was a little over cooked or maybe sat under the heat lamp too long.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great variety! Definitely would recommend to a friend

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francheska was the best! She knew exactly what to recommend. Our family enjoyed eating lunch at Amastista's and walking the garden path afterwards; gorgeous, scented southern magnolias that we don't see up north.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner our last night staying at sapphire falls and wish we had made it there every night! We got the queso fundido, whole fish and seafood paella. All were fabulous! Everyone was amazing and so kind from start to finish! We are from a resort beach town so the prices weren’t out of range at all for the quality restaurant this is!

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were so excited to have a good dinner after eating "park food" all week but ended up being disappointed. The soup was very good, though it took forever to come out, and the other food came out at the same time, even though we asked for the soup to come first. The grilled pineapple salad came without the steak we requested, and then when it was fixed, the meat was nearly raw, instead of medium rare. The grilled pineapple itself was awesome, but there was not enough of it, and they must have forgotten the dressing because there was no flavor...we could not even eat the greens. We are pretty gracious when it comes to food and service (everyone WAS very nice), but this was a very disappointing experience.

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M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food was wonderful. Service was exceptional. Great date night!

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Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for girls lunch!!!

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LW
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful experience. Our waiter Sasa was outstanding. He is truly one of a kind! He along with the great food made us come back more than once on our vacation. The breakfast buffet was fantastic!

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went the extra mile for a birthday celebration! Also split the meal for us ahead of time into two plates, 2 salads, etc. much appreciated ! Great kids menu too

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Belmonte out does himself yet again! Great menu, great food. If you are staying on Universal property, it’s a must try.

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Arturo was excellent! We had a food allergy in our party and he did a great job finding an alternative for our daughter. Really solid experience overall!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast buffet, great selection. Clean. Superb service. Beautiful ambiance and views.

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MJ
New England
29 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife &I were dining for our anniversary while visiting Universal-Orlando. Food was excellent and service was great. There was a very minor delay in our appetizers however the manager gave us a bottle of wine given it was our anniversary. We were both very thankful even though it was not necessary. Will definitely go back next time we are in Orlando!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time eating here, I LOVE \IT!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for meet for my wife’s birthday. The waiter, Henry we had was exceptional. Recommended different meals as the meal progressed. And everything was exceptional. The plate presentation was great and ever sent out a piece of cake for my wife with balloons and 2 candy bars. How creative
Great job from all

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r
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience. The food and service was amazing. We completely forgot our waitress name, but she went above and beyond to help us enjoy our experience.

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SM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic breakfast. Top notch quality food with outstanding service.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great and the food was ok. We sat outside which smelled a bit like mildew. The food was way over priced but that’s Orlando.

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RB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Ambience was great and I was pleased with the lower noise level after being in so many noisy restaurants at Universal.

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