Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Orlando / Central Florida East
  4. Orlando
  5. I Drive / Sand Lake
Norman's, Orlando, FL

Norman's

4.7
4.7
2502 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Norman Van Aken

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    John Young Parkway

  • Parking details

    Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. T

    Tkjacobson

    New Orleans

    88 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This Restaurant has been CLOSED since August. We had a reservation here for many months and looked forward to dining. We received reminder notices from Open Table. We called the restaurant on the day of the reservation only to learn that it is CLOSED!!! We had to scramble at the last minute to find another reservation while on our vacation. One would think that when the restaurant closed its doors that they would let Open Table know so that we would have notice that the reservation is now canceled. Very poor customer service.

  2. B

    Betty

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made this reservation months ago for my birthday in Orlando (Travelled from Philadelphia). We spent $50 on an uber (each way)to get there from the Four Seasons where we were staying only to discover Norman’s had closed weeks before. Why was I not notified? Not only that, the day before I received an email asking me to let Norman’s know I’m coming and today I received an email asking me how it was!! Not acceptable OpenTable!!

  3. S

    Sammy

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last night for Norman's at the Ritz Carlton. End of an era!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating. My husbands 40th birthday and our first time here. Very pleased

  5. J

    Judyrags

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was good, service was five stars, sorry they are leaving the Ritz Carlton, but understand completely Ritz isn’t the same since them merged with Marriott, will definitely try next time we are in Orlando and you are in your new location, please let’s use know when !! good luck in your new location Fondly Judy Raghavan

  6. SH

    SandraH

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had wanted to dine one last time at the Ritz-Carlton location of Norman's and we truly were not disappointed! The food, service and ambiance were excellent. We look forward to following Norman to his next location.

  7. JW

    JermaineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this place was beautiful!! Will definitely return to this place soon.

  8. h

    heartdoc

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    top restaurant in Orlando Area with exception food and service

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my birthday! My server was amazing! The food was great!

  10. MC

    MikeC

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience, allowing 2 year screaming kids to dine in such an upscale establishment is a little sad but I guess it’s just the way it has to be. Great food and service made it worth the experience. Only 7 days left to enjoy this establishment before it closes. ☹️

  11. RD

    RDB27

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fantastic. Food was delicious. Sorry that Norman’s is leaving the ritz but will certainly visit the new location.

  12. HR

    HRAA

    Charlotte

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food,service and atmosphere were all excellent! I had the snapper which was flavorful, flaky and cooked perfectly. My wife had the scallop appetizer which was doubled to an entree portion and was equally as flavorful.

  13. JP

    JenniferP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was outstanding... a few hiccups but the staff and management were responsive and accommodating. Favorites included Fried Green Tomatoes and Arepa with Oxtail appetizers.

  14. PC

    PCBill

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very, very loud. With extra loud cussing at the next table.

  15. M

    Mascarero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, the food was outstanding and the staff as great as ever.

  16. S

    Swede62

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Overall a very good experience. Wait staff was exceptional. Cocktails were delicious; creative and well balanced. Appetizers were outstanding. Out of the four entrees, three were very well executed - the snapper, the filet, and Wagyu. Only the grouper disappointed - it was over cooked. Overall, we would be happy to dine there again in the future and are looking forward to Norman’s opening in it’s new location.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with outstanding service. This was a 53rd anniversary and the staff could not have done more to make this memorable. Highly recommend it. Sorry to see it leaving the Ritz Carlton but look forward to dining at their new location.

  18. LW

    LarryW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Stevens, was exceptional and helped to make our anniversary celebration a memorable evening. He’s an outstanding asset to Norman’s.

  19. EC

    EdwinC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good ambiance food and service are great Prices are OK

  20. CC

    ConciergeCEE

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been dining at Norman's for about 5 years now and always enjoyed their excellent Caribbean, Latin, American and European cuisine, elegant but not stuffy ambiance and service by one of their best server: DAVID who is knowledgeable and his service is impeccable mixed with a great sense of humor and cares about his guests needs. I have become friends with many of their staff including Chef Norman Van Aiken himself, GM Yusuf and Juan. They are very hospitable like that and leave a lasting impression on all who dine. It is bittersweet to learn that they will be moving to another location in Dr. Phillips but that will not stop the community, guests and my family and friends to enjoy this establishment. Best wishes and continuous success to the owners, partners and entire staff of Norman's!

  21. g

    gastronomique

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, superb service, ambience, and food quality. Awesome experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The service was very good and it offers a nice atmosphere but the food was just ok and very expensive for the small portion sizes. We had the Havana pork and Wagyu and the flavor was mediocre. I heard many great things about the restaurant but felt like I just paid too much for average quality food. I will not be going back and will stick to other local favorites for dining.

  23. JG

    JohnG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pricey, but one of the three or four best restaurants in Central Florida.

  24. HH

    HalH

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a fine dining experience.

  25. G

    Gizer

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service from Andrew and Sianne(sp?)! A truly delightful experience all the way around.

  26. S

    Stuart

    Bath

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    We have been every year but really disappointed this visit. Booked in again for 26 aug 19 but will probably cancel as it stands. Stuart Foster

  27. EM

    EdwinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Julia and Leo provided a superb service,the food exceeded our expectations and definitely will pay the restaurant a visit when in a future they relocate to a different address.

  28. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing service flawless. View was great. Coming back.

  29. DK

    DikaiaKnight

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Norman’s never disappoints, they are a truly wonderful restaurant.

  30. IM

    IgorM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service fantastic GM and waiters. Loved the food. Everything was better than expected. We had to wait a while however the GM made sure we where taken care of. Offered Champagne and wine for our troubles. Great time was had by all.

  31. SH

    SH12

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by fine dining in France, but I was disappointed by the quality of the dishes. The portions were too large, the meat was too salty, and the balance of flavors was too coarse. Service was good and the location was nice, but I would eat elsewhere when next in Orlando.

  32. CS

    CandiceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food snd ambiance. Would definitely go back.

  33. CT

    CarlaT

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual excellent service and food! Julia was amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu.

  34. KT

    KatherineT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente servicio, cena extraordinaria.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice moment for sure.

  36. a

    apreslevin

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We're locals and we're in as hotel guests for birthday. Staff went through all the right protocols but with robotic tone and little enthusiasm - it was Saturday night so usually that is the more experienced staff. Mid week - who can say. I actually like staff who know their craft and push you - they work somewhere else ... Wine list came out 10 minutes after diner menu presented. Wine has a big gap - either high end grocery store lines or well on up to equal top tier NE spots. Price point is missing in the middle. Entrees were warm, not hot when tabled although extremely well presented. Menu choices were well crafted in the kitchen and we like their range of choices and art which was the reason to go. Ambience is quiet, yet plenty of conversation. Oddly lots of open tables throughout the evening and but it seemed there was a conscious high turnover push - 1 hour or less for several tables around -not a lot of encouragement for diners to linger. Looked like prom / date nite for younger set anxious to move on ... They did what they advertised but no one looked like they were enjoying it. Voila..

  37. L

    Lynnep

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved everything about Norman’s. A fabulous restaurant in every single way. Looking forward to them opening on Sandlake Rd.

  38. WE

    WilliamE

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent.... maybe the best in Orlando. Great wine list and a fun lounge to relax and warm up for dinner.

  39. MG

    MichelleGriffiths

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved Norman's - the menu is wonderful. Great wine list too. The service is also fabulous - Christine and Roberto rock!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very accommodating server and chef to reduced carbs and reduced sugars Great meal

FAQs

Norman's is rated 4.7 stars by 2502 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Young Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Norman Van Aken

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo