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Permanently Closed - Spice Modern Steakhouse Downtown Orlando

293 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(407) 481-9533
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Gomez
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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.
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Private party contact
Justin Shoener: (407) 481-9533
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Parking details
Valet Friday and Saturdays
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Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  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.

Rocky (Orlando)
1.0  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.

vipTony (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

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

viphisibro (Orlando)
4.0  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.

Greekcosmocrash (Orlando)
5.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  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.

vipNeirboj (Orlando)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  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.

vipBarOnly (Orlando)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

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

viphisibro (Orlando)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

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

PH2017 (Orlando)
2.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  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.

KDubs (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Delicious for brunch! Great egg sandwich and wonderful location!