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Beautiful Views - Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

4.6
4.6
663 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian
Perched on the ninth floor, this rooftop lounge bar heaven serves contemporary cuisine and creative cocktails in a social setting. At night, you’ll enjoy an incredible vantage point for the nearby fireworks displays from nearby parks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Parking details
    Please ask your server or stop by the host stand to have your validation ticket.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us for a delightful Easter Brunch featuring a delectable a la carte menu. Indulge in Japanese inspired breakfast specialties and our renowned Illume signature sushi rolls. Choose from a variety of tasty entrees, including a special kid friendly option. Make your Easter celebration truly unforgettable with us.

What 663 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando

    Great for scenic views

663 Reviews
  1. KinF

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I tried to reach out the manager of the restaurant Erin and she refused to discuss the humiliation the hostess has made us. After dining me and my wife was just spending couple of minutes outside the restaurant enjoying the remaining wine. we were told to remove from the place. the outside space was empty!!! EMPTY. no wonder why. this place is the most humiliated MARRIOTT restaurant i have ever been. NO reservation sign was in the seats and i said outside was EMPTY.

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  2. ateAug04

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I love this place. Been there a number of Times however, last night they sat my party of six next to the bar. This was terrible. The noise and lack of room made for a below average experience. Make sure you don’t sit near the bar if you plan to hear the people in your party!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The atmosphere had a lounge-y feel rather than feeling like a formal sit-down restaurant. The food was just so-so. I would not return, given the prices.

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  4. opentablesg

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was Emily L and from the beginning we felt right at home. Excellent experience and a must-try when staying at the JW. Definitely will be back when in the area and would just note that this is not a child-free environment so remember to set date night expectations accordingly if that is your goal!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We made our appointment weeks in advance. When we arrived we were put into a large room where me and my wife were the only people. Within 10 minutes a party of 16 arrived with 8 approximately 9- year old girls. It was like being at McDonald’s. For the entire meal it was just the party of 16 and us in this room. That means that everyone else who came after us were seated in the main dining area. The sticky ribs were fantastic the rest of the food was rather tasteless. Wouldn’t go back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, highly recommend seating outside !!!

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  7. Mike

    Orlando

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The menu was interesting and had delightful surprises. My husband got the special Valentine's Day dinner, it included steak and lobster. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. I would definitely go here again. I would have loved to have had dinner on their balcony, but it was too chilly that night. Beautiful views. As an interesting aside, the temperature in the restaurant was pretty cool. Apparently they know that, because they will give you a blanket to cover up with if it is too uncomfortable for you. Now, how considerate is that.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service very efficient, the kitchen instead was not particular impressive in some of the dishes. The problem is that Orlando is not at the level of other few towns in USA when it’s about authentic Japanese ingredients. Ambiance of the terrace very nice

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very romantic! Amazing sushi! Great service! Outstanding ambiance and aesthetics.

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  10. EDell

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent, service always exceptional. Newer menu items are delicious, particularly the Hamachi with wasabi sorbet. We dined at the bar - Alice and Francisco were outstanding, as usual.

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  11. RafoS

    Orlando

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is really a bar, with bar little tables, not suitable for a sit-down dinner. Main attraction is the view but there is no outside service nor heaters (temp 63 degrees in a wonderful night). Drinks (Illumenare; their version of passion fruit margarita) were mediocre done with low quality concentrates. Their ribs are OK but at an exorbitant price. Same their salad. We left after two appetizers and two drinks and ate dinner elsewhere; not even waited for the fireworks. It’s sad because the actual Server and Hostess were great. It’s a Management problem.

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  12. CaseyS

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great presentation The cocktails and wine list were masterful. Our server was attentive and the food was perfect!

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  13. colinj

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing sushi and drinks! Service is excellent all the servers have a great knowledge of the food and drinks to help guide your choices.

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  14. FunOutings

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not what we expected. The rooftop impression was not what we had envisioned. The view was not pretty and it was either the parking lot or construction. The inside was ok but not what we expected. Expensive. Food was ok.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a 9pm to catch the fireworks which was nice but for dinner they put us in the back outside deck with 3 random tables under florescent light next to the emergency exit door. I've been here before and it was great but this experience was the worst. It was my daughter's birthday celebration. Hesitant to come back. The service was ok no complaints there but the back deck tables and lighting is unfit for this caliber and priced restaurant.

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  16. fernb

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They have tried to mix various elements in their dishes. For example serving a fish appetizer with a sweet and savory sorbet . It was absolutely delicious.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful rooftop restaurant! Servers and bartenders were attentive and personable. Food was great, but spendy for the quantity. Would recommend a later reservation as the Disney Fireworks show can be seen nightly at 9.

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  18. MichelleM

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex and Alice served us at the bar and were both personable and professional. They were extremely knowledgeable of the menu and not only the cocktails but also talked with us about the different Japanese whiskeys used in the cocktails. We each tried a whiskey cocktail and they were both delicious and well balanced. We ordered the shishito peppers which were okay, I think they could have used a bit more flavor but it’s also the first time ever having shishito peppers. The beef bao buns were absolutely to die for and the chicken pot stickers were very flavorful and the ponzu sauce was exceptional. Next time we’ll definitely leave room for some sushi rolls and dessert. We also were able to enjoy some of the Disney fireworks shows from the terrace.

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  19. LinndaL

    Caribbean

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They expanded some of their menu choices so that was good. We sat at the bar and the service was excellent! They didn't have a big wine selection, but they did offer to go downstairs to the lobby restaurant and bring us a bigger selection of wines, so that was awesome! We love going here for the food, the vibe and the outside patio deck is fantastic for ambiance, views and fireworks. Always fun!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a beautiful place to catch a sunset. Another bonus view is the changing lights on the Epcot Ball at night. You can catch various firework displays from the Disney parks in the distance as well. My second time here and I’ve loved every menu item I tried. My favorite from last night was Pork-belly Bao Buns. Our server, Sara, was incredibly knowledgeable of the menu and provided excellent suggestions. She had a special talent for articulating flavors of the specialty cocktails to help us find our perfect match. Her timing and forethought was superb.

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  21. ivanv

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El sitio es espectacular. La vista, la comida, el servicio y las instalaciones fisicas son excelentes. Buen lugar para una buena cena.

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  22. ChisolahA

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was really nice and patient my only regret is that I forgot to ask her name, the staff was really nice. Ambiance and food was great I would definitely go again. Thanks for such a great experience!

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  23. AdrianW

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was outstanding - so I’m not complaining about her at all. What is disappointing is that there were 2 servers for the entire facility. I was given a bit of a hard time when showing up on time for my reservation (was asked to come back in 10 mins?), and the hostess while kind was a bit exasperated by my being on time. I got the distinct sense they’re very understaffed - food took ridiculous amount of time to arrive. Portions were small and prices did not reflect portions at all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is so good! It’s our favorite thing about staying at the JW.

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  25. AAng

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish, beautiful ambiance, great food, great service. Party of 5 in private dining room - very comfortable and relaxing. Emily was a great server.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very clean restaurant with great staff & service. The food was palatable, and I will surely recommend this place. Anyone looking for a top-notch restaurant.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience! Outstanding view and service. Highly recommend

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would definitely do this again. Everything was beautifully laid out from the food to the dance floor. It was a great party!

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  29. JoseM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing New Year’s celebration and dinner, the music was great, the service was excellent, it was a great night all around.

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  30. SilviaM

    Key West

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi selection was very disappointing considering its a sushi restaurant but everything else was amazing. Our service was especially amazing thanks to Emily. She was kind and went above and beyond to make our night special. Thank you Emily!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OU812

    Mississippi

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing at Illume but what keeps us coming back is our awesome server Francisco. Francisco, our waiter, deserves nothing less than a raving review! His exceptional service and attention to detail made our dining experience truly memorable. From his warm greeting to his knowledgeable recommendations, Francisco went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. His friendly demeanor and prompt service added an extra touch of excellence to our evening. We were thoroughly impressed with Francisco's professionalism and dedication. He truly made our dining experience unforgettable. Thank you, Francisco, for your outstanding service!

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  32. Amandaf

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding. We had our children with us and everyone was so accommodating and nice. Highly recommend!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service- loved the experience. Would recommend highly.

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  34. Katr

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience at Illume. By far one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in the Orlando area. Our server, Mai, went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. The quality of the food is superb. The ambience is perfect for a classy rooftop lounge. We had the seafood udon which blew us away.

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  35. AngelaO

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family loved this restaurant. The location is great and it’s easy to see fireworks from the rooftop. Staff was welcoming and the food was good. The one down side was the chicken yakitori that is on the menu. It’s astounding that a restaurant with such good and unique food options has this chicken dish on the menu. It was not good and the dipping sauce was not good either. Would go there again but would never order the chicken yakitori.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top notch! We had Tyler and he did everything and then some to accommodate my wife’s food allergies. Amazing Sushi! Everything was extremely fresh! We were also treated to a fireworks show at Disney while we were eating! Hand’s down, if I am eating sushi again in Orlando I will be eating it here.

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  37. DonaldW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner to celebrate our 30th anniversary. May P was our server and she was fantastic. She walked us through the menu and brought us a dessert after dinner to celebrate. She also took a Polaroid picture and gave jt to us to mark the evening. The ambiance and view of the Disney fireworks were amazing. We will certainly go again. Thank you May P!

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  38. mo34

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They added a kids menu and our kids absolutely loved the filet! It was cooked perfectly and the vegetables and fried sweet potatoes were excellent compliments. The sushi is always on point and tonight makes me wonder why we do not drive over from tampa to have dinner here more often! The view of the fireworks from the rooftop were an incredible ending to a perfect night!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing! taylor was our server she was the best! the view was beautiful and just a relaxing time all together

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  40. Angela

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sticky ribs were excellent as always. Drinks very good. However my entree of beef tenderloin with noodles was soooo oversalted it was unbearable. Very disappointed with that.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

14900 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando, FL 32821

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Please ask your server or stop by the host stand to have your validation ticket.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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