Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

4.7
605 reviews
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Contemporary American
A cornerstone of the all-new Lake Nona Town Center, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen serves a colorful spectrum of small plates with big tastes. Every detail of the restaurant has been thoughtfully designed to create a social environment where guests can connect, dine, and unwind. Chroma’s visible kitchen faces the vibrant bar and lounge where guests can choose from a range of local and craft beers, specialty cocktails, and fine wines-on-tap. Diners can opt to sit inside in cozy banquettes, enjoy a meal outside on the covered patio or outdoor lounge, or in the solarium complete with views of Lake Nona’s community art installation, "The Beacon." Every Thursday night guests can enjoy live music throughout the restaurant.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my husband’s birthday and had an amazing experience. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was enjoyable. The food was DELICIOUS. I thought because it was Saturday night that there would be a live DJ, but I didn’t see one there this night. Other than that, definitely plan on visiting again.

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LL
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan is fantastic
Love this restaurant , we always get great food and great service

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z
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was terrific! Everything we ordered was fantastic and the service was very good. The only negative thing is that it is so loud. Although a very pretty restaurant, it has all hard surfaces that the noise bounces off of and when the restaurant is packed, as it usually is, it’s hard to hear your table mates talking.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erma our server was awesome! Hostess Katie (?) totally saw that we were not digging our original table and she offered to move us - now I know to request booth. Good was delicious!

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K
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal, solid service, went for my birthday and truly enjoyed it!

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BE
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I have come to chroma, I have had a great experience. This time i brought 4 of my friends that haven’t been to the restaurant. It’s always a great atmosphere and the staff is amazing along with the food. They along with myself will be back!

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FL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurent and great services.
the concept is to order, a few plate to share, crab dip and tuna tartar was very good

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FD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was prompt and attentitive . Ambiemce was spot on. Not expensive great bar

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This has become my favorite place to eat in Lake Nona. The vibe is great and the food and drinks are delicious!

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AR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The lamb sliders, chicken drumsticks, and Brussels sprouts are stand out items! Highly recommend! The pork sliders, fish tacos, and ribs were okay- nothing special. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Would recommend and plan to try again being more selective about items.

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IW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t clear that the plates were smaller to share. But the food was delicious

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DM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever our auditors come to Orlando, they request we visit Chroma and we would never say "No" (we love it too!). The food is amazing! We love the idea of having small plates so everyone can try a dish and/or the table can order a larger variety of dishes, knowing we'll all get a taste. During this last visit, one of the owners(? - sorry I did not get a name) stopped by the table and took the time to talk with us. It was fun to learn how he and others came up with the concept for Chroma and how humble he was to see how people loved the restaurant, the food and the experience. We so appreciated him taking a moment to really engage with us.
We did have one person at the table who needs to eat Gluten free (not an allergy, but medical need), so we appreciate the fact that Chroma does offer a selection that meets her dietary needs. Of course, to always offer a larger selection would be great. Also, I'm not sure how easy this would be (or even how to do this), but it would have been nice if the dishes were 'coded' or labeled some how that would let her know that perhaps a dish that someone else ordered was Gluten free. She did not want to take a chance trying someone else's dish, based off of them thinking it was ok for her to try and not be 100% sure. I guess we could have kept a menu on the table, but working towards an option that does not have to be that, would just be something to consider.
We love Chroma and will always find our way back - auditors or no auditors! Thanks for all that you do!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience at the bar. Sophisticated atmosphere but relaxing composure that Lake Nona is known for.

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JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

There were things we loved about Chroma and things we really disliked about it. Loved that the staff was helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and allergy requests, and made changing my reservation easy. Both our servers were pretty attentive. They made sure we were aware of the menu options that were peanut free and how dishes could be modified to accommodate the allergy. The also kept us informed when there was a computer issue that would slow down kitchen service. The manager came to our table to ask about the severity of the peanut allergy at our table. We disliked the noise level in the restaurant. We were on the porch which was a little quieter but we still could not have conversation with those at our table. Drink refills were not offered. I understand that the dishes come to the table as they are prepared, however our last dish was served 20 minutes after all the other dishes......even though the sliders had to go back twice. That was disappointing. I would probably recommend it to a younger people looking to eat before or after doing something but not people looking to have a relaxed meal with drinks and conversation.

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

This place was awesome.

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t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for our 8 ladies out on the town! We got to try lots of different, yummy foods and everyone had a really good time.

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I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with a visiting colleague from NY and both of us so enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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BC
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exquisite small plates dining experience for a birthday celebration! Excellent service!

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KP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok, not exceptional. But we had a good time just the same.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Blue Burguer!!! And the White chocolate cheesecake 🥰

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to your restaurant on a number of occasions and was always pleased with service and the food. I this most recent visit, I was very disappointed especially since I brought several guests along. Specifically, I ordered the bone marrow. I thought it was a little strange that the dish was cold. Worse was that it was totally undercooked, in fact it was barely cooked and essentially raw. I returned the dish and was served another which did not have any marrow in the bone. I was basically brought a plate of 2 marrow less bones. I was later told by a staff member that they had received bones that were below standard. If this was the case, why not tell the diner that the dish is not on the menu on that day. The dish was deleted from our bill. Nonetheless, it was disappointing since I like to support a restaurant that attempts to break away from the norm.

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IW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lobster pad Thai was awesome, of the nine courses we ordered (6people) all but 1 were excellent. Would not order the fish taco again. 9 plates were sufficient for the table.

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OT
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was disorganized
Food came out late
Server had an odd habit of using “we” and “our” as if he were having dinner with us.

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JO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Unless everyone in your party orders the save thing food is NEVER served to the table at the same time. This was our 4th visit to Chroma’s and definitely our last. I’m not talking a few minutes between everyone getting their food. It took 15 minutes for our friend to get her sliders!

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our FAVORITE restaurants. We stay at the residence inn next door every few months just so we can eat at chroma! 😂

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chroma is great for so many occasions (from date night to a friend’s birthday to a family dinner). The food was great and the ambiance was great.

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have brought friends and family to celebrate a special time and we have also had a couple of date nights here. It is a bit loud but the food is fantastic.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere and service!

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BS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Nona. The menu variety is fantastic and the food is always cooked to perfection. Our family really enjoys Tapas style and Chroma has nailed it.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chroma has a nice setting in the growing and beautiful Lake Nona. Perfect for a night out with friends or with your loved ones. Did not see any toddlers but did see children.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When you go to Chroma, it's for the atmosphere, delicious food, and outstanding drink selection (my pick is the Chroma Mule made with a smoked tequila). The wait for food is a little long, the menu is priced higher than you'd expect, and they taunt you with desserts at the table before whisking them away if you say no thank you. Those things taken into consideration, I would most definitely go again--if only for that Mule.

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CB
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Valentines dinner. Chroma outdid themselves

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DP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasurable experience and evening enjoyed by all

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A
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner with friends. We each ordered two items from the menu and shared, was plenty of food and everything was delicious. The only disappointment was the cheese board. The cheese selections were perfect, however, we found the portion size very small to be considered a sharable item. Overall we were quite happy and will return.

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b
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience. The food is full of flavor and the menu has a wide range of options for every palate

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G
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went at 3 pm Valentine’s Day to avoid crowd-waitress was awesome at recommending dishes -likes that it was small shareable dishes so we could have a variety. Definitely recommend and will go again soon!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Have had better expireance other times this time you service was ok not great

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JH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regular customers since shortly after you opened. We have introduced friends to Chroma numerous times. We have never been disappointed.
Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! Been to all three Tavistock restaurants in the Lake Nona area. All fantastic.

Chroma is tapas style and the one's we had were fabulous.

Great service food and drink.

5 big stars!!!

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JJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always love the pulled pork sandwiches but my husband and daughter thought they lacked sauce. My husband loves the lamb and beef ribs. The meatballs are delicious

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