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About Citrus Restaurant

While Citrus is not “historic” or “citrus themed”, the restaurant name is meant to respect Central Florida’s heritage. The Citrus Restaurant concept reflects our interpretation of Florida and Southern flavors and ideas like fresh, clean, local and independent. The restaurant is stylish and inviting and sets an energetic and lively tone for the North Quarter District. Citrus was voted "Best Power Lunch" in the Orlando Magazine Dining Awards

821 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30pm – 4:00pm,
Closed Sunday; Dinner Hours: Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Lake Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 373-0622

Website:
http://www.citrusorlando.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the 801 North Orange parking garage with entrance off Park Lake Street.

Public Transit:
LYNX LYMMO Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Alex Myers

Private Party Facilities:
Citrus Restaurants - private dining accommodates up to 50 people for a seated event and 80 for a cocktail reception. Audiovisual equipment is available upon request. This space is ideal for corporate lunches, private dinners, holiday parties and private happy hour gatherings. Citrus also features a Chef Table that can accommodate up to 10 people for a private lunch or dinner.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager - Heidi Skehan : (407) 373-0622

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Citrus Restaurant culinary team, headed by Executive Chef Alex Myers, invite you to experience our Chef Table dinner. Enjoy a seasonal four-course dinner menu including a wine and cocktail pairing for $60 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Please call the restaurant to book your event.

Citrus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (646)
Neighborhood Gem (479)
Special Occasion (456)
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Good for Groups (389)
Great for Outdoor Dining (389)
Great for Lunch (356)
Romantic (332)
Hot Spot (264)
Notable Wine List (250)
Vibrant Bar Scene (203)
Late-night Find (64)
Great for Brunch (33)
Scenic View (32)
Good for a Date (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had a delightful time with friends and very nice meal. Sad to read today that Citrus closing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Really enjoyable atmosphere. Great service and food/presentation was really good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Everything has to be remade except burger. Old chairs without stuffing uncomfortable. This place was good a decade ago. Call Fonzi, shark time!

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food1
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Came for lunch after the Miami Hurricanes football game. Good place, Flatbread steak was great.

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food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Great service and food

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Always reliable. Always interesting menu. High quality ingredients well prepared. Attentive staff. Moderate to expensive pricing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2016

great cuisine with a menu that is constantly changing. one of the great gems in orlando. a foodies delight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was delicious. I had Shrimp and Grits. 4 Nice size shrimp and creamy grits. Wine selection was not bad. You could find a wine to compliment your meal nicely.

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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Recently dined at the Citrus with 4 other men. Food was outstanding, server (Hillary) was great, prices were reasonable for the quality. Would recommend for business, friends get together, or date with someone special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Had chicken with a salad. The meat was terribly charred.

Tags: Business Meals
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food1
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2016

I travel on business frequently and look for places with great food, a quiet atmosphere, a good bar and comfortable for someone dining alone. This fit the bill! The food was well prepared and original, great mixing of flavors, thought to the presentation and side orders. The waiter was attentive and, when the restaurant didn't have my first choice in wine, was able to recommend another that was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2016

My daughter-in-law joined me for a dinner prior to a concert and it was a great start to the evening. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful in explaining the menu offerings and wine/beer choices. We both had a seafood entree which were perfectly prepared with an interesting side of Risotto, or vegetables. The restaurant is lovely and also has a nice outdoor area. They offer $5 Valet but there is free parking and easy access to the attached building garage. Highly recommend the location for a quiet dinner with friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Had a great time!! Food and drinks were delicious!! Service and ambience were wonderful. Will be back!!

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food5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2016

All was great ...... I did have a Caesar Salad and would get 1/2 the dressing or "on the side" next time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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food4
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value4

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great little restaurant north of downtown Orlando on Orange. Beautiful dining room with full glass front wall for watching the scene outside. Very open, very chic feel to the room. Fantastic lighting for dinner. Service is very attentive, as a nice restaurant should be. Brussel sprouts were huge, plentiful, and roasted to perfection, just the way you do them when you know what you are doing. Mussels appetizer was lick-the-plate good with plentiful mussels and fantastic sauce. Black bean soup was good enough. Salmon dinner had a great char on the skin and a nice topping, but alas, inside was partially undercooked although the waiter specifically asked me and I said "not gelatinous". Salmon was on a bed of creamed corn/vegetable mixture that was also unique and delicious. Vodka martini was good. Beers were very local, with a lot of interesting options to choose from, including a new favorite chocolate porter. Will go again and recommend to my friends. I'd forgotten how good this place is.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food4
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value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Great food, attentive service and a nice crowd. The smoked salmon cobb salad was delicious and the whole menu was filled with great choices.

Tags: People Watching, Organic
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food5
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service5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is a hidden gem for us. Of all 12 Magical Dining restaurants we visited (some were favored repeats from other years) Citrus was the best by far. The mussels were amazing with their chorizo slices in the sauce flavored with a bit of lime and just a tad spicy. The two large toasted bread slices soaked up all the wonderful juice as well. My pork chop on polenta had a rich, deep flavor while my husband's fish was delicate and very tasty. My key lime dessert was just the right amount of sweetness without the cloying taste of most key lime pies and its crust was light and crunchy. Our waiter and staff were wonderful as well. We look forward to coming back again for dinner on our night downtown.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We love Citrus, and our meals were very good. However, my fish entree (Wahoo) was not cooked through. It was raw a couple of bites in. Since I didn't see our server, I flagged down one of the hostesses walking by and asked her if she would mind having the kitchen cook it through. She asked me if I wanted it "well done" as if I had ordered Sushi grade Ahi Tuna and wanted it cooked through. Wahoo is the type of fish that is supposed to be cooked through, not raw in the center, but it seemed like she was automatically trying to push back so I didn't expect any accommodations to be made because of it. Very strange. The server came by and saw my husband eating and me sitting with no dish in front of me, asked me what happened, and apologized that we were not able to eat together because the fish had to be cooked. Long story short, when the bill came, I certainly didn't expect my meal to be comped, but had my one drink from the bar been comped, it would have been an inexpensive way for the restaurant to acknowledge what had happened. Wishful thinking. That put a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth regarding Citrus, despite the fact that I think the food and atmosphere are great, and the servers are also very nice. I now feel strange about going back there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2016

Hardly any cellphone coverage
Need a wifi repeater or something

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food3
ambience2
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Love this place! Went there four years ago when visiting from out of town for a soccer tournament. Now our daughter goes to college in Orlando and we couldn't wait to get back there! Food was as great as we remembered. Thankfully we can visit more often!!

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 12, 2016

We LOVED Citrus! Visited during Magical Dining month and all the food items on the menu were delicious! The restaurant was nice and quiet with an open floor plan and beautiful glowing lighting. We were seated in a large comfortable booth facing the window. The bar area looked comfortable as well. It was quiet enough for conversation and we enjoyed ourselves from beginning to end. I'd definitely recommend this for a date night or celebratory meal :)

Tags: Seasonal, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We went during the Magical Orlando $33 per person program, but have been there a number of times. Service very good. Food good, except my fish sat under a light for awhile before being served - still good. Wife's porkchop was excellent. I like dinner there better than lunch. Staff seems more relaxed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food3
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service4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We hadn't been to Citrus for a while and wanted to re-visit. Had excellent attention from Tim and in addition to good service, he made excellent recommendations on food and wine. We were very pleased with the tuna crudo which was a large serving and of high quality. We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Lunch feels like all business. Tables are far enough apart that private discussions can happen. The wait staff is informed but not intrusive. Ambience is quiet elegance but not stuffy. If you've made reservations before you are greeted by name. Make reservations for lunch BTW. Outside of summer, this place is busy. The food goes from normative to adventurous. So, look carefully at the ingredients: like there was pickled okra on the Mayor Dyer Cobb Salad. I like pickled okra, so it was not a problem. I thought the whole salad was delicious. Everything is always well prepared. No bad food here! I've been several times, and this time won't be my last.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service5
value3

vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Great food and service as always!!! Easy to get in and out on my lunch break!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Was great food service and ambiance. Restaurant was nearly empty on a sat night though.

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 12, 2016

My drink was so bitter it was undrinkable, and my pork porterhouse was so salty it was inedible.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 2, 2016

This was our second time dining at Citrus and we were again blown away by both the service and the food. We will become regulars now and bring friends along in the future.

Try the octopus--great smoky flavor and so tender you can slice it with your fork. It was so delicious that we ordered a second appetizer portion! We split the mahi main course and it was the best preparation of mahi we've ever had. The okra succotash served alongside was perfectly prepared as well. Everything was so fresh and perfectly seasoned. Really outstanding.

If you are a fan of fresh, farm to table ingredients, this is your place! Best and most memorable meal we've had in quite some time. And our server, Stephen, was perfect.

The location of this restaurant is ideal if you have an event at the Amway or Dr. Phillips; however, we will gladly drive from Windermere just to dine here. A nice change from the Sand Lake "chain" type restaurants and the ambiance is nice, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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service5
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great food, Great service! Wish I would've tried it sooner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2016

We overordered as the portions were much bigger than expected. We ended up taking half of lunch home. Two of us ordered two appetizers and a flatbread. The mussels alone were enough for two ladies to share. The carpaccio was ample as well with 4 good size slices. The brisket flatbread was crispy with balsalmic glazed brisket and grape tomatoes carmelized in the oven. Our server was professional and personal, bringing out each appetizer and the flatbread in succession.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 14, 2016

All good ... as usual. Great for lunch and not to crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2016

I loved the open feeling of Citrus. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The menu is full of wonderful choices and the Smoked Salmon Salad is unique!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2016

Food and everything was excellent including server Amy T.
Asked for a more private table for conversation with client but not available so a little noisy to be able to hear conversation for 6 and be able to engage and add value to discussion.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The Citrus Restaurant was an elegant and relaxed experience. The atmosphere was topped only by the delightfully robust execution of the main courses. Even after many days, our flavor palettes are still singing the praises of each bite of food we ate. Well done Citrus Restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Incredible food and service. Everything very flavorful and unique. Cocktails were also very good.

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food5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Went to Citrus last Friday night before going to performance at the Dr. Phillips Center. Let staff know and had fantastic service. Food was also excellent-don't pass up the venison if on the menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Food was spectacular and we couldn't have had a nicer server. We'll be back for sure.

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was so good. They were running a special that included your choice of two different burgers and two different bourbon drinks. We got one of each as did the couple we were with. All I can say is Wow!! Two of the best burgers I have ever had.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Great for lunch and our waiter was amazing. It was an amazing hidden spot in Orlando.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Amazing mix of cocktails that are fresh, Octopus app was great , best Tile fish I have ever had !! One of my favorite places.

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