Hemisphere

4.6
148 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Hemisphere offers an active, upbeat environment that engages guests' senses. Executive Chef Jeffrey Powell's seasonal menus feature hand-crafted dishes that infuse fresh, local ingredients with modern world flavors. Hemisphere also features an incredible wine selection and cuvées. We are located on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport with convenient access to downtown Orlando, the Interstate 4 business and tourism corridor, as well as the neighboring Lake Nona community. Hemisphere will be open for breakfast, dinner and special events. A great place to dine or relax before/after your flight or with complimentary valet parking, it's an unexpected but excellent option for Orlando & Lake Nona area residents!
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TM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to see the sunrise an outstanding service!

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

We had a large party including children. The breakfast buffet was fabulous and the children could eat from it including their drinks for only $5. The other people in our party ordered from the menu and everything was delicious and presented so well. Was a great place for a family gathering before people left on flights.

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

Lovely evening enjoying time with great people. Only challenge was that our table was positioned in such a way that two members of our party had to turn around in their seats to see the planes taking off and landing.

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

Great food. 2nd time we came for Valentine's day and we were not disappointed. Had a good server but we prefer Sherry.

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r
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I was hoping for a memorable dinner when traveling for business, but was underwhelmed. Despite a relatively empty dining room, I was seated in a corner out of view of the advertised wall of windows overlooking the airport gates and runways. The food was delicious, but service was inconsistent and infrequent. I’m sympathetic to slow nights when bartenders double as servers, but it would have been helpful if I were seated anywhere near the bar.

Just so you are aware, guests of the restaurant must have a key card to access the 9th floor. If you’re not staying at the hotel and just dining, you’ll need to ‘check in’ at the lobby or snag a member of the staff to escort you to the restaurant. Unfortunately, there were no readily apparent signs or directions, nor did the valet share a friendly heads up. I understand the security as there are guest rooms on the same floor, but better signage or service should be available to direct patrons of the restaurant. I helplessly rode the elevator until I exited and the lobby and asked for assistance.

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s
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Everything was unseasoned

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

Lovely place.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Restaurant with Fantastic Food -- The Grilled Octopus is superb!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely come back again with my friends and family.

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AR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Very attentive server. Chef came out to greet us. Prepared a special dessert for our anniversary dinner. Beautiful restaurant overlooking airport and airfield activities. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented. Will definitely recommend to anyone going or coming through the airport and to those living in Orlando. A gem not to be missed.

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C
New England
51 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, EXCELLENT! The food, drinks, wine, atmosphere and view are amazing! We always make a point to go for dinner when we stay at the hotel. Slavca, our server, THE BEST! We always request her and will continue to as long as she is there!!! Also, the bar tender did an exceptional job making our specialty drinks and was a pleasure to speak with!

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RN
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with terrific views of the Orlando International Airport runways!
Service was prompt and friendly. Can’t say enough about the great food!

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KB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great -- and unexpected! -- brunch at this airport hotel restaurant. Ingredients were fresh and portions were perfect. Would definitely return if staying near the Orlando airport again.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wow! This is truly a hidden gem. It's such a beautiful atmosphere and very quiet and relaxing.

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C
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific. Service is wonderful. I feel valued when I dine here. They truly care about your experience.

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Denver
35 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Amazingly good food for a restaurant at the airport!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had read reviews for this restaurant and it sounded very interesting. We had friends visiting in the area and they were flying out of the Orlando airport early the next day. I suggested they stay at the Hyatt Hotel at the airport and then found out this was the location of Hemisphere. So it was the perfect opportunity to try it out. The restaurant exceeded my expectations and the other guests were equally impressed. The food went way beyond the basics found in other high end restaurants. Incredible combinations of fresh ingredients, grains and spices. The service was also excellent.

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JR
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service we're excellent

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DV
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I ate here for breakfast. The views of the airport were unmatched. Great service!

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e
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasant enough with pretty good food. Service was a bit uneven but well meaning. A good place if you are in or near the hotel.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is great; server was very knowledgeable on all menu items. The food is exquisite! Dessert was quite tasty. The chef came out to introduce herself and inquire on our overall experience. The most memorable part of the evening was the scenic view; restaurant overlooks the airport's runway. An overall wonderful dining experience!
We will definitely be returning soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Slavica, has been at this Hyatt for many years. Customer service is top notch. Menu is simple and modern creative.

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemisphere serves outstanding food in a beautiful modern setting. Every table has a great view of the planes taking off & the night sky. Tyler, our waiter, was so welcoming, accommodating & took the best care of us! Appetizers & main courses were beautifully presented & the 6 of us enjoyed all the gourmet dishes!

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WA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Worth the drive!

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p
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for dinner.....my first time at Hemisphere and I was not disappointed. The service was amazing and food presentation was exceptional. Definitely worth the time to explore this hidden gem.

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f
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Hemispheres is excellent. I had a Crawfish chowder, 14 ounce. strip steak and the Nutella cheesecake. I would recommend all of them. The chowder had a lot of crawfish in it. The strip came with chino hollandaise (yum). The dessert was very tasty and a beautifully presented.
My only negative about this restaurant is the parking. We self-parked and had to walk quite a ways to get to the restaurant. We had hoped to valet which I had called and found out they do but it was not well marked so we couldn’t find it. They do included the prize of the parking which is a plus.

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CJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was so wonderful. The craw fish chowder was incredible. The adobo chicken was phenomenal, likewise for the New York Strip. The desserts, however, fell WAY short of good.

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j
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find and in a hotel located within Orlando Airport, no less. A good destination restaurant. The view, the service, and the food are fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was fantastic and the views are breathtaking. But the only thing is and I did not want to be that person. But my steak was over done but besides that everything else was great.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, awesome view and the server even though we forgot his name we are sure he is the manager and he was absolutely amazing.

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F
Orlando
64 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very contemporary hotel restaurant with a nice view of the airport and taxi ways. We visited for Magical Dining (Restaurant Week). Although I often dine at finer restaurants, I found the food confusing. Looking over the entire menu, then ordering from the promotional menu, and watching what arrived, it seemed like a stretch to pair them up. Confusing. Execution by the kitchen seemed to be the weakest link in our experience. Salad dressing and topping mix-ups, simple failure to read tickets was apparent. Entrees, we all ordered steaks, all medium. How you can plate sliced meat medium well to well-done when ordered medium, and still send 3 plates to the table is concerning. The steaks tasted great though the plate was just busy. Desert was the most confusing thing I've ever eaten. It was all over the place, too many textures, salts, sweets, and no consistency at all (even eating the same item). We ended up sending them back and ordering other deserts (and paid for both of them). I think in an effort to show off the restaurant for promotion, it was overdone and just too much. I'm all for something interesting and a new twist, but the fusion of ingredients didn't make any sense to me. The pricing is typical of most hotel restaurants (higher). The bar is in the center of the restaurant, but most of the drinks came out of the back of the kitchen. Our server was also a bartender. The service of food delivery was very formal, while the feel of the restaurant was casual formal. The lack of consistency was confusing. The view was nice, definitely better for a 2-person venue, good for a date with a window view. The only downside, the restaurant is also the hotel's breakfast venue, so it's heavily used and abused by guests. The center table chairs aren't comfortable at all (no backing). I don't know that I would return without some kind of incentive. Skip the valet, park yourself (they validate both), but valet "searches" your car under "TSA Security Guidelines".

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crawfish Chowder was the best I have ever had. Also, the salmon was very good. We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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M
San Antonio
76 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome views of the runway. You’ll see many airplanes taking off from here. Enjoy! The crawfish chowder is AMAZING!

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MC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the view! Waitress was on point very attentive! Magical Dining menu. Steak was on the dry side, but good flavor.

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g
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We partook of the magic dining and it was great. The portion sizes were very large and we needed to take food home. Service was good and the waiters were pleasant.

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e
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at this restaurant was so amazing that we dined here two nights in a row. Natalia made some amazing recommendations and took great care of us.

We started with the octopus, soft shell crab, pear salad, and crawfish chowder. All had amazing flavors. For the main entree we ordered the salmon and scallops with squid ink pasta. The scallops were delicious, while the salmon was good, but just slightly over. Day two we ordered the catch of the day (shrimp) with risotto and my friend had the filet. Both cooked to perfection. We finished off with various desserts, which were all great.

I asked how the grits in the soft shell crab were prepared, and to my amazement Natalia brought out chef Shelby! She shared the recipe, took our feedback, and came back to our table to personally check on us. Now that's what I call service! I never would have thought that the best restaurant in Orlando would be located at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. This is officially our favorite restaurant in Orlando!

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had breakfast at the restaurant before my cruise. We have stayed at the hotel on many occasions, but never ate.

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S
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience ! The food was excellent , I feel that the chowder was the best I have ever tasted. The salmon was crispy blackened and perfectly medium raw. The salad and the steak were huge and impossible not to eat it all. Beautiful atmosphere and view of the airplanes coming and going. Plan to return soon.

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p
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was awful, staff didn’t respond to my complaints.

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