Slate

4.5
1005 reviews
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Contemporary American
SLATE is a open kitchen restaurant locally owned and operated in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood next door to Trader Joe's.
Our space features sinuous floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary architecture and design, rustic wood & stone floors, and gas chandeliers to provide a warm, inviting, and energetic environment. Our Chef-Driven menu offers seasonal produce, wood-grilled meats, fresh fish & seafood, pizza's baked in our wood-burning copper oven, house-made desserts, Sommelier curated boutique wine list, extensive spirit selections, local draft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Whether you’re looking to stage a gorgeous afternoon event or a candlelit evening affair, you’ll find SLATE to be the perfect setting.
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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Went for brunch and the food was not up to par. Scrambled eggs was too salty and service was a joke. Definitely not coming back. Very disappointed! Hopefully they can turn this restaurant around, train their staff/servers very well and hire a really.great chef!

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DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My girls steak was ordered med rare but came out rare . They took it back and it came back the same , I had the snapper that came with spoon bread. They said the portion was not up to par and they would bring more. We were almost finished when we asked about it. The manager actually brought 2 additional portions. This would have really been good except they were cold. Was just expecting better

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CV
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son loves this restaurant for great food and atmosphere, so when we visited Orlando he wanted to take us. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday there and it was fabulous! Great food and excellent service. We will be back!

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

They have to update menus. I was wanting pork snitzel but wasn’t on menu. They replaced the brisket when I asked. Overall nice restaurant and service was great.

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J
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle was wonderful ! We needed to get to a show and he made it work seamlessly. Steak tartare very good. Gnocchi great! Brussels sprouts amazing. Wine pairing wonderful. Had a lovely time.

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BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon cake bene, jerk chicken and waffle, BLT, home fries, and mimosas... all great. We’d all order them again. Nice ambiance as well. Only negative is it was a little chilly.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was me and my girlfriend’s first time. I would have to say, the experience overall was great. Being our first time we weren’t sure about the food. I have to be honest, we ordered the Calamari and let’s just say I’ve had better at the Ale House. It was chewy and didn’t look appealing.
Now when we ordered our main course that made up for the starter for sure. The pork tenderloin was amazing. And my girlfriend has the shrimp pasta which was great. The potions was a great size.
The service honestly made up for that starter. Our waitress was informative and just all around great to us. We are definitely going there again.

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DR
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Undercooked food. Inexperienced chef and management.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris took great care of us, and his recommendations were spot on!

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SS
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for us. The menu has changed so more items seem featured at a higher price point but great happy hour every day and the service continues to be exceptional. We enjoy the rotating menu, bar and ambiance Slate offers.

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d
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Slate and the food was just as outstanding as the first time. My husband had the steak which was cooked exactly right, medium-rare and was a generous portion. I had the grouper which came with a creative and delicious sauce. The presentation of both dishes was also artistic. Sometimes we have gone to restaurants where the food looks artfully presented, but the taste has been less appealing. I am pleased to say that everything was as it should be at Slate. Also, our server was both knowledgeable about the menu and very pleasant and helpful. Cocktails were equally well prepared. The noise level is “active” with some music which did not impede our conversation, but I would not like it to be any louder.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time even with a new server. Food was great!

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brunch meal was one of the best meals I’ve ever had - and although there was an error with one of our meals, our waiter noticed before it even got to our table and corrected the issue and explained why there was a slight wait.

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was as bad as it could possibly be in a restaurant with a good reputation. The food was at best average, with one of our meat dishes overcooked.

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Took a group for a bachelorette party here and they loved it so much!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love the decor and ambience. Music seems a little loud but once we were seating down talking we forgot about it. We ordered the andouille hash and the fish tacos. Superb!!! We also ordered the calamari and it was too crispy and dry? Reason why we didn’t give it the 5 stars. Overall, the service was outstanding as well as the food and drinks. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and love the decor! Cool place.

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K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails yet need to make sure you’re thoroughly stocked on your craft beer selections based on your current menu! Food was delicious!

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RO
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jeff was our server and was attentive and knowledgeable able specials etc., We'll be back to enjoy the restaurant again in the near future.

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ER
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!!!

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RB
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we walked into the restaurant the hostess and Chris are at the Entrance. Chris has been a leader several times and greeted us welcome back with a huge smile on his face. He was our waiter tonight and was phenomenal as always. He suggested items to our friends that were visiting from Miami he allowed us to hang out and always check on us but I was never Intrusive, he allowed us to have a phenomenal night with wonderful service and great food. Thank you Chris for always your attention and even if we are not set up your table for letting us know that we are always welcomed back.

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S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service is always wonderful. Has never failed us yet.

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DB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flank steak! Yummy!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love your food - but when we were there (7pm on Friday night) it was so loud that we had to shout to talk at our table of 4. Not sure if there is anything you can do - but we won't book at busy times or maybe ask for an outside table?

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l
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience. Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. I’ll be back.

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d
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Noise level is way over the top. Don't expect to hear your server or talk to the person across the table.

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SO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The temperature was off... we were right under a fan +HVAC that made it quite uncomfortable.

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TL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular, the food and service is always on point. A must try for those looking for a casual premium dining experience!!

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OT
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not up to usual standards
Appetizer delivered after meal
Good food but seemed short on servers and attention normally given
Off day but will return
Brought new people who loved the food here

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience, however we ordered the pork tenderloin and it was very dry and we had to send it back (we never send stuff back). Service was great as well

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food was superb , maybe a little expensive but that’s dr Phillips for you , but expected that as it wasn’t our first time in there .
If you want beautiful food then you expect it to cost . We wold highly recommend the slate and wish we could afford to go more .

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M
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The hostess left our guests at the entrance for nearly 30 minutes although we were seated and waiting for them. The waiter said “that’s too bad” when I brought it up. When I spoke to the manager to complain, he said that’s not part of their training. So I emailed him to get him to acknowledge the situation and he said they’d consider it for future training. No where in there was an apology.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food except the steak tartar was not tasty. The rest of the food was delicious and the waiter Mike was really helpful. We will definitely go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience, great food, wonderful and attentive service! Would certainly recommend and visit again

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s
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place, food, menu, & staff are always awesome!

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MS
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. Went for brunch after a girls spa day. Great menu, great service, delicious food.

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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a concert and we were running late. Chris took great care was personable and my family had a great time. A place to go to next time in the Orlando area.

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d
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, starting with a perfectly crafted Cosmo and Gin Martini! I had the Grouper which was creatively presented and tasted wonderful. I would have liked the portion to have been just a little more generous, though. My husband totally enjoyed his flank steak that was cooked medium rare, exactly as he liked it. This portion was very generous. He loved the potatoes and although he always dislikes string beans, these he liked and surprisingly ate them all. We felt the dessert which I frankly can’t even remember, was not as appealing as the rest of the dinner. A little more creativity is in order there, I think.

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