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About Permanently Closed - Spice Modern Steakhouse Downtown Orlando

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Spice Modern Steakhouse serves USDA Choice Certified Angus Beef and is aged a minimum of 4 weeks for maximum flavor. Unique creations like our Bacon Wrapped Shrimp appetizer and 10oz. Center-Cut Filet make up a portion of our menu. Spice Modern Steakhouse"s style, attitude, and flavor have acquired various praise and awards. Full Sushi bar available. Our Award Winning wine list consists of over 225 wines by the bottle. Open for Lunch, Dinner, and Late night until 12:00am. Serving Brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 3:00pm.

407 E. Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00p,; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 481-9533

Website:
http://www.spicesteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Friday and Saturdays

Executive Chef:
Fernando Gomez

Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy our Private Dining room that holds up to 40 people not to mention outdoor space. Enjoy your own private door to our enticing patio with an outdoor bar overlooking beautiful Lake Eola. We can accommodate parties of any occasion, please visit our website for more details. Spicesteakhouse.com

Private Party Contact:
Justin Shoener: (407) 481-9533

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website, Spicesteakhouse.com

Spice Modern Steakhouse Downtown Orlando - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (386)
Scenic View (371)
Neighborhood Gem (197)
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Romantic (188)
Special Occasion (186)
Good for Groups (154)
Fit for Foodies (145)
Great for Brunch (127)
Great for Lunch (123)
Notable Wine List (114)
Hot Spot (88)
Late-night Find (64)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Waterfront (29)
Kid-friendly (28)
Good for a Date (20)
Casual (11)
People Watching (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Never got a chance to have our lunch because the restaurant closed it's door July 9th due to bankruptcy but yet I still received a confirmation email from Open Table confirming my reservation.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I am not qualified to make a review based upon my last reservation because when we arrived for our 5:30 reservation, the restaurant was closed! Although we could see glasses and menus on the tables through the windows, the outer doors were locked.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great location, beautiful outdoor sitting towards the lagoon. Gear food and wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Went there for lunch. We're were not impressed with either dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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food3
ambience4
service3
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I go here often and I usually leave a review. Our service was pretty good and the food was good, as well. I got a free birthday dessert. The only thing I would comment on is the male host who wasn't very friendly. He seemed to have a stank attitude the two times that we spoke with him. He did wish me a happy birthday.. but even that sounded forced. I really love the food and location of Spice, but the wait staff needs improved. It wasn't always like this.

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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Stopped in with our kids early evening on Saturday while running an errand downtown. We were so happily surprised! Can't wait to go back!!

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It was Hot! It doesn't seems to me AC works over there at all. We address our concerns to Server but unsuccessfuly. Check or call them before you going if they fix AC , very uncomfortable

Tags: Bar Seating
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoyed the food - initially the air was warm and humid inside, but it did get better. The service was OK, not great.

Tags: Scenic View
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food4
ambience3
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 15, 2017

First visit for lunch. Nice breadth of menu items for lunch including a variety of sandwiches and salads. Very large wine list and decent number of craft beers.

The Montreal Reuben was very good. The burger and Turkey Brie sandwich were very tasty.

Will definitely return.

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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always great service, nice atmosphere and can't beat the view. Mixed menu selection and longer brunch hours than most places downtown. I haven't had anything I didn't like from soups, salads, sandwiches, main dishes. Good drink options as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were first sat outside, per our request, and it took over 10 minutes for a server to even come over to give us a glass of water. It then took another 10 minutes for our actual server to come and ask us what we wanted to drink. During this entire process, the table behind us got their drinks, and order, taken within 5 minutes. They were also seated AFTER us. We were trying to enjoy a kid free night out and it was ruining the mood to have such terrible service. We then moved to the bar outside and our new server/bartender was awesome. She was attentive. She knew her stuff. She made excellent suggestions. I would suggest if you are dining here, to dine at the bar.

I would also like to note, it was Saturday night, and the place was dead. There were only a handful of tables there with us. We did dine later - 9:00 PM - so perhaps that's why.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront
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food3
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service1
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Perfect for a date night or a group outing before a show

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I come here all the time.. Anytime that I meet friends, I tell them to meet me at Spice because it's right by my house and the ambiance is impeccable. The food has always been really good and the drinks, as well. What I did not enjoy about my most recent visit was the lack of good service my friend and I received. I haven't seen this old friend in over five years and I wanted it to be special. She and I both were appalled by the server's attitude and service. We were almost afraid to ask for anything because when we asked for a refill of wine, she rolled her eyes and walked off. We both noticed her odd and hostile behavior. I would still recommend Spice to friends and family ... but maybe ask for a male server. I know that sounds awful and sexist but I am a female and this isn't the first bad experience with a female server at this location. One of the male servers had walked by initially and asked if I needed anything because my female server (the hostile one) hadn't come to my table in over 15 minutes after she sat me. At the same time, she was very attentive and obsequious to the table of 8 men behind me. I found that very odd.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We enjoyed this downtown location right on Lake Eola, with a splendid view of the fountain! A great halfway point to meet friends who live in SE Orlando, as we live west of town. Delicious steaks, great sushi, warm sake, and an attentive server. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Chicken was pink and super small portion not worth the price.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food1
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service4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was average. Bad steak, dirty dishes and slow waitress. Drinks were average.

Tags: Waterfront
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food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Expérience très agréable. Excellente nourriture. Patio pleasant. Service A1.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Living near Lake Eola, I had always wanted to try Spice being that it's in a fabulous spot and we can walk there! Sadly, our experience was far from fabulous. We found an apathetic, lackadaisical staff who seemed like they'd rather be anywhere else but serving customers.
Expecting a busy Saturday night, we made a reservation for 3 (3 hours ahead). We arrived surprised to see the place nearly empty. The hostess never asked anything about my reservation which wasn't a big deal at first because there was no wait. But anything she did say was a mumble as if it was too much trouble to speak. Despite numerous open tables outside, she sat us at a 4 top wedged in the middle of two other occupied tables. She ignored the previous table's dog bowl of water was still sitting base of my chair.
We sat there for a while before anyone approached us, and then a waiter who said he was filling in for our waiter took our drink order.
While those drinks, 2 glasses of wine and a beer, took 20 minutes and were HOT when they arrived... my $12 glass/red wine had that cheapish musty "this-bottle-should-be-thrown-out" taste... our table was uneven and too big for the area so we got bumped by any waiter/busser every time they passed.
When one waitress who bumped us actually said, sorry, I responded, "maybe it's a bad place for this extra chair because we keep getting hit?" She just shrugged, "its a bad place for this bulky apron" laughing at why she couldn't fit through the small space and walked off.
When we finally got a server to pay attention to us - and a side table opened up, we asked to be moved from our rickety spot. A few minutes later, the hostess sat another party at our old table with the broken leg.
In sum, maybe just showing up for happy hour, when you expect it's crazy would be fine... but for a quiet dinner and drinks, when you're willing to pay for a nice night... it was hands down some of the worst service I've seen wrapped in an overpriced and underwhelming product.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Spice is one of our go-to restaurants and it is always fabulous. Right now, they seem to be training a lot of new waitstaff, so there are a few growing pains, but overall - we love this place.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Delicious for brunch! Great egg sandwich and wonderful location!

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the blackened mahi-mahi. Both were really delicious and were served promptly. We also tried the ceviche appetizer which was tasty and light too. A solid meal all around.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Calling this a "steakhouse" does not fully explain what this restaurant offers, as there are more non-meat choices than steaks. Sushi and other Japanese appetizers are offered in a wide variety. One could make a meal of it without having any meat, but that is the speciality.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 20, 2017

I asked if the Chef would alter the way he prepared the salmon. I wanted it to be crusted with Maytag blue cheese. He not only did it but it was one of the best meals I've had in Orlando. Kristen was our server and she was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was great. They did a nice job with our large group of 16.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Monster steaks perfectly cooked at a reasonable price. Tasty apps, too.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was really good, sushi was great! Our service was very slow, sat for more than 5 minutes without being greeted, waited 15 min on my drink and it was wrong, the servwr would disappear for 20 min or more at a time, I think she was new. But the view was amazing, and the food and ambiance made up for where the service lacked. May return one day in hopes of better service, then it would be a perfect dining experience all around!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, People Watching, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I was very disappointed in the meal itself. The steak my buddy ordered was over-cooked after he explicitly mentioned he wanted the steak done toward the rare side of medium. The steak was medium toward the well. And my Blackened Mahi - which we were told was one of the top dishes was dry and barely blackened. Again - overcooked! Dry fish is the worst. The only redeeming quality of the evening was the terrific service by a gal who was working there on her final day. She was delightful.
I cannot recommend this restaurant and will not be returning.

Tags: Scenic View
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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Chocolate cookies were great. Food was good but not great. Restaurant sits on Lake Eola and offers a pleasant view.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great steaks and ambience for a date night!!! The waitress recommended an excellent wine choice for my steak and food came out in a beautiful presentation and very delicious.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 24, 2017

The food was great (love the bacon wrapped shrimp) and the service was very good even with our large party of 12. Love the deck overlooking lake Eola.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Excellent sushi and rolls. Outdoor dining on Lake Ebola. Our service was exceptional. Gratitudes to Kirsten for helping us print theatre tickets that we forgot. Our waitress, Brittney was spot on.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I rated the ambiance as energetic because there were a few birthdays so it was a little noisier than usual. Overall the place is very nice and the food was great.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2017

The dinner steak was absolutely amazingly delicious! Had outside seating for my birthday party. The scenery was beautiful and the waitress was well knowledgeable about the wine list. I would love to come back and recommend to other people.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Service from Sean was great! He was prompt and informative.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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service4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2017

In Orlando for the night and we wanted a steak with a view

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2017

I had a good time. The waitress was very attentive and provided excellent service. I really enjoyed the view of the lake.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2016

I wanted a restaurant that provided good food, good service, and great ambiance and Spice delivered. The view on the lake at night is pretty spectacular.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Horrible food good service would never go again

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We waited for 10 minutes and no server to be found, no one stopped by to check on us at all. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Had a terrible experience at Spice last night.
The good:
While the inside is loud and cramped, the porch outside (where I ate) is quiet and has a great view of Lake Eola.
The bad:
When we got to our table it hadn't been cleaned, so we had to wait for someone to come clean it. After a few minutes the same thing happened to a couple sitting next to us.
The server was friendly but overwhelmed. The kitchen was running behind and a party that came in was told it would be an hour before they could get any food. The brie and my green beans were great, but my burger was overcooked and dry. When I went to the restroom a urinal was broken and there was water all over the floor.
As we were leaving there was some kind of argument going on with a guest over seating.
Spice has a great location, but seems to be very poorly managed. The kitchen needs to step it up, and the serving staff needs to pay attention to details.

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