Slate

4.5
1529 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
SLATE is 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1529 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dianne
New England
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!! Excellent, friendly service

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FrancescoA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall good experience serve was excellent!! Pizza not too good

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GregH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Service was attentive and waiter was very friendly. Great setting for dinner. Good portions.

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vipClosL
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time on “my corner”.

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vipnc12
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My burger was not cooked the way I requested. The noise level was so loud you couldn't hear each other speak.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food great ambiance

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SamR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to dine at SLATE for quite some time and my first experience they didn’t disappoint. Our waiter Emil P was amazing. The entire staff has been amazing. Emil was very attentive and accommodated myself and my friends. The ambiance is spectacular and the food was delicious. I can not wait to return to SLATE! I have definitely added Slate as one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and interesting take on food preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great! I thought the menu was a bit overpriced, but the service and food were both good, so I’d definitely go back!

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vipClosL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite a busy night service was superb as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was good our server was nice and informative. The chef looked like he knew what he was doing. No heat lamps so everything went straight from the kitchen to the table.

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vipLucy
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

This was my 2nd time to Slate. Service was very very slow. I ordered the brisket as my entree & it came without any sauce. I’ve never seen brisket served dry - it’s usually in a BBQ sauce or something similar. I barely ate it. Unappetizing. They ran out of snapper. My colleagues had the shrimp which looked delicious. One person ordered a coffee after dinner. Waiter must have flown to Sumatra to buy the beans. We were signing the check when the coffee finally arrived. A disappointing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always...definitely one of our favorite restaurants!

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vipHeatherD
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night, food was excellent!

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Slate. I met with my sister and parents for brunch on Saturday. Slate is in a busy plaza right next to Trader Joe’s, so they have complimentary Valet Parking available if you don’t want to drive in circles. The restaurant is beautiful inside and out, however, the entry door is not obvious and we all arrived separately and wandered before finding the door to enter! It seemed silly, but if you see it, you’ll understand. A sign would be helpful. All employees we encountered were friendly. The menu was a nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. Our server Michael was so kind and nice. The restaurant was quiet, but it wasn’t crowded either.
I look forward to going back another day for lunch or dinner.

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4fam
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening at Slate...our waitress was wonderful, and the food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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RichB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

it was a weird experience. one of my guests ordered a beer and it wasn't what he liked flavor wise and got a wine instead.
He asked Matt our server if he can take it away since no one was gonna like it.
He basically in so many words said no.
We were all confused.
We had a runner take it away since he wouldn't take it.
Two of us had your scallop dish and it was lukewarm.
We had 2 coffees that were lukewarm.
I had asked for a white wine to have with my scallops and I ordered it about 5 minutes before the food came, so I could enjoy it with my meal. I got it as I was half way though the dish. I hope this helps you all moving forward.

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vipKarlL
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience ( as always). We love this place ! The touch from the scratch kitchen is amazing. Always service with a smile and fabulous ambiance.

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BeverlyC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the artichoke dip as an appetizer and did not realize it was full of onions. I was sick all night as I am allergic to onions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was dope.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was great but the food took a very long time to come out. Drinks were tasty but barely felt the alcohol. Therefore we ordered drinks on the rocks.

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LarryB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice place to meet with friends and family.

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ChefG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was nice. Feel of the dining room, decor was good too. In the reservation, I had requested a quiet spot but we were unfortunately seated in the traffic pattern between the kitchen and the dining area. When asking about a quieter spot, we were told nothing else was ready. Frustrating as we we booked on the backside of lunch service and the dining room was about half full.

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MichelleF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, and excellent waiter! We enjoyed brunch greatly!!! Great Bloody Mary :) The hush puppies, biscuits and french toast were spot on :)

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MaureenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was loud and wished the levels were lower. Difficult to have conversation at table when you have to talk over the music. Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Stacey was GREAT! Appetizers were good. Husband got the Brisket and said it was incredible and exceeded his expectations. Wish there were a few more options on the menu and we felt the entree portions were a little smaller than expected. Although I did see comments on other reviews about staff not wearing masks, we still felt safe when dining. We dined on a Tuesday night, so it wasn’t packed but we never felt crammed or uncomfortable. We do both think staff touching guests’ plates, glassware, eating utensils should probably still wear a little longer. I work for a big hospitality company and all of our employees are still required to wear masks. However, this will not keep us from coming back and that is a touchy subject that everyone can have their own thoughts about.

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vipWineguy
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife’s Cosmopolitan was quite sour, while my Manhattan was excellent. We have had better food(French Dip) at other restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not sure what happened with the meal. The appetizer was over cooked. My scallops were barely warm. Took a long time to get our meal when they weren’t that crowded. I did like the cocktail menu. The waiter was only OK

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LauraM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My guests and I were shocked when we came realized that none of the staff were wearing masks.
We are all vaccinated but we would have like to have known that this is there mentality on a pandemic. Wow. Just wow.

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Hoosiermama
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We visited for a late lunch/early dinner for Mother's Day and had a decent experience. Pros: good food and drink, excellent waitress. Cons: Most of the staff was maskless, including: hostess, cooks, bartenders and food runners. Our waitress did wear one and we felt that was respectful to us and also protected her. The music was VERY loud, however they did turn it down after we asked. A few of our clean plates weren't so clean, so we asked for new ones, which was promptly attended to. Overall, it was an okay experience. I'm not sure it's enough to get us to return. I wouldn't give a rave review, but I wouldn't discourage anyone from visiting.

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ChristopherK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, portions were just right. All of the staff were extremely pleasant, and worked very well together, coming together to provide amazing service as well. They were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, and offered great recommendations. Can't wait to go again and try something new!

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LucianoM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing from Mark! We ordered the NY steak special, brussel sprouts, their special dipping sauce for fries, and the chocolate bread pudding dessert with vanilla bean ice cream... everything was so flavorful, high quality cuts and ingredients, and SO tasty!

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BackAgain
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant just a little on the pricey side.

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FredS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and pleasant service. Nice decor. Plan to return again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I’ve been this this location about 3 times and neither time I cared for it. The food was not my cup of tea. Our server wasn’t very attentive to our table. He seemed to be distracted. At one point in the middle of me ordering he just walked away before I could get my order completely out. The place itself is super cute and the hostess was very sweet.

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TonyC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good especially considering location. not too crowded for Sunday brunch so I wouldn't expect it to ever be overly crowded

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LeeAnneV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday with great food

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PaulaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place! Brunch menu was eclectic with lots to choose from! Excellent! Will return.

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Imm78
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The music couldn’t turn down a little bit as we had to yell over the music to hear the conversation. Biscuits were hard. But everything else was perfect

FAQs

Slate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 500-7528.

Slate is rated 4.5 stars by 1529 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.