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Dexter's New Standard

4.3
118 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Dexters New Standard!
It is our mission to inspire you to tell your family, friends, and neighbors about the experience you have here. You can expect to listen to live music that changes nightly, an extensive wine list offering over 30 wines by-the-glass, craft cocktails while dining. Our talented chefs create modern American cuisine that features a raw bar and locally sourced ingredients that change daily. We believe there is a harmony that exists between food, wine, music and friends. We are confident you will love it as much as we do!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 118 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodietwo
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite Dexter’s. Love the outdoor seating. Food is very good but they could use some more choices. We started with drinks & oysters that were very sweet and fresh. But no crackers was a disappointment. We had the beef filet & the porterhouse pork chop and both were cooked perfectly and well seasoned. The sides, or accompaniments, are also lacking a bit. We wanted dessert but they only have a few choices and the one we wanted they didn’t have. Sad. All in all, the most important things were perfect. Outdoor seating, drinks and perfectly cooked meat. Had the other smaller things been there it would have been 5 stars. Service was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Beautiful environment

JR
vipJohnRacine
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little neighborhood gem. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. I did find my food slightly under salted but once I added it, man was it great.

GS
vipGeneS
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from Atlanta, Went for a music event and discovered an amazing restaurant. Accommodated our needs all night. Will definitely be one my favorites list when I’m in town.

KG
KalaniG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, got to watch the band warm up for a show later that night. Really great drinks and deals on the happy hour menu.

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Zazouster
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We were seated outside and the music was way too loud. We had to yell to understand each other. Not very relaxing. Our server was wonderful though. Food options for lunch were not impressive. Dinner on another occasion was delicious.

JD
JDub
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Arrived for lunch at 12:30 to find a band blasting music so loud you had to shout to be heard. Asked the hostess how long they would be playing and she said "5:00 p.m."
Sitting inside became impossible. I counted 10 to 12 tables outside and 1-2 tables inside. That should tell management something.

Nothing in our order came out the way it was ordered. The appetizer came out last. It was amusing to see the look on the waiter's face when he delivered a bowl of soup and we had to stop him to ask for a spoon.

Come here if you want drinks and apps and listen to live music. Not a place to catch up with a friend unless you want to sit in the heat.

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PaulP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Menu options when this place first opened were great. It seems like they moved to very basic options and the price point is a little higher than I would pay for some of them for brunch. Interior design is lacking especially in the furniture. For the price I would expect something nice like an experience at soco or boka.

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vipCharlie
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great food, music and service - Dexters is among the very few in this town and I've been here since 1982!

DG
DGFoodie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live music and the food was amazing! I recommend the Watermelon + Tomato salad with grilled chicken. My husband had the Prime Rib, which was actually very lean for that cut of meat.
They also have a very nice selection of wine. Great place for date night or to meet up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

They had good brunch but the drinks took far too long and the band was so loud inside we had to ask to move unfortunately. We saw two other tables ask to move as well

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LyndaD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I was disappointed to see very few healthier options on the menu. Service was exceptional however. Very noisy and difficult to talk-live music was a distraction due to volume.

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KathyP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, great service. Highly recommend

DJ
vipDJSmith
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s actually called New Standard, you need to change the listing. Really great!!

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Mawbama
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We sat outside under the covered portion and the music was sooo loud. Very hard to converse. We had a bottle of wine in a chiller on the table and nobody came by to pour it which I thought should be done or offered. The food was good I had a salad with some chicken on it and my friend had a really delicious red snapper dish

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vipnaplesfoodie
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was ok. They had live music playing at 6:30 and you could not hear the waiter or your dining partner.

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TZ87
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nothing at all like Dexters. Completely new concept. Ambiance and restaurant is very pretty - they had a nice band too. Food not so much. Corn fritters taste like hush puppies, pork rinds have zero flavor.... u can buy a bag at the 7/11 which will taste better, wedge salad was good....great champagne. Thank god our server was awesome! She did a great job, not her fault food isn't great and over priced.

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vipTPIV
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but a bit expensive ...... also, if you sit inside understand that once the band starts you will not be able to hear anything but the band.

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SallyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, wonderful music.

ME
MET17
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and great outdoor dining space. Staff was very good and service was quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and very friendly service! Was a great first meal at this restaurant.

GL
vipGreatLocalSpot
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great new spot! Very lovely but still quiet enough to not be overwhelmed. Service is fantastic! Awesome to catch live music during certain times.

Menu is small and they can run out of items. Serving portions are small and pricey. Not a great value for your dollar but always a great experience. I leave full while my husband leave hungry.

We go for the experience, next time we may just go for drinks and the music.

RJ
vipRobJ
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Over priced and not very good.

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local
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Service was fantastic, bright cheery decor and most importantly great food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rachel was amazing. She explained every dish In detail and made it sound delicious. She was attentive and had a sweet friendly and energetic personality. She made our experience wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Malinka
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall atmosphere was amazing. Very unique, even with live music it wasn't very loud. I could still have a conversation with my date. The drinks were also unique and interesting. The amount of food you get for the price you pay isn't great. Usually in restaurants if I pay $20 for an entre I get full or even have leftovers. I still felt hungry after having my meal. Maybe if they served bread, this wouldn't be such an issue

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Luvafoodie
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was the best. We were there when the music started and was happy that it wasn’t too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love New Standard!!

TK
TravisK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service!!! we will be coming back

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iburias
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for the bite30 menu promotion on a Saturday evening. We saw this location was dog friendly and brought our pet and we were seated outside just like we requested. We were seated in view of the water fountain and decorative pools which was nice. Our server was very courteous and attentive to what we needed and have some great suggestions on what to pick. The food tasted great and the presentation of each dish made it very appealing. We stayed long enough to hear the band play. Music was very chill and not intrusive to our experience as were were sitting outside. We would visit this place again. Made for a nice date night experience for couples.

JR
vipwJR3
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very nice appearance, great service the menu looked very good but the courses all seemed a little less than. If you looking to relax enjoy some drinks and music great.

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kris
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely clean and following all guidelines. Very impressed by the food, service and overall experience. Will definitely be back!

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starburst
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dexter's New Standard has a comfortable and upscale ambience. The menu features a variety of delicious dishes and live music. The restaurant staff wore masks and provided social distancing in the dining area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CL
vipCoreyL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Atmosphere and live band was fantastic!

Food portions were a little light but matched the dollar amount per dish. Unique menu items were nice to explore but would not be as adventurous next time.

Would recommend coming for the drinks, musis, and ambiance but not not dinner.

Great date place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for Father’s Day brunch, it was a super cute spot! The server was amazing & our food was delicious! I got the Wedge Bibb salad with the grilled chicken. It’s our new favorite spot!

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Bigtreenatural
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We didnt realize it was a restaurant so we mainly came for drinks. We did howevr have the mixed greens salad and an order of the Octopus. The salad was good and balanced. The octopus was tender but the use of arugula and the spicyness took away from how good the octopus was. The drinks were excellent. My favorite was the "mines better" cocktail. It was fruity but packed a punch. My husband had the pistachio old fashioned and he absolutely loved it. I also really liked the fact that they had such a variety as far as the drink menu. I also had the buttercake with grilled peaches which was ok, everything on the plate was better than the cake( the whipped cream needs to be bottled and sold). There was live music and the staff was great. Overall a really great experience, i will definitely be visiting again soon!

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JanelL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely brunch here it was early morning so it was quiet. Not many other friends and families were enjoying a dining experience. We had the restaraunt to ourselves. I would love to go back and hear the band. This new location is more spacious! Great service and great quality food. Would definitely recommend to others! Want to go back and try the craft cocktails!

Had the BLT a lot but very very tastey!

MF
MaitlandFoodie
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was amazing. I had the bread & spread starter, followed by the chicken sandwich which was fabulous.

The only problem was the noise. The hostess did warn us before we sat down, so we were prepared. I went at 5:30pm and the band was starting warming up. It’s LOUD.

Apparently the music is nightly so just be prepared that you won’t be able to
Hold any conversation once the music starts.

FAQs

Dexter's New Standard does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dexter's New Standard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 636-4995.

Dexter's New Standard is rated 4.3 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.