Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

4.8
228 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood and seasonal specialties are served in a refined dining room with elevated service. Stirrups offers an extensive wine cellar to complement your menu selections.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Celebration

    $165.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Enjoy our 5-course tasting menu with a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year. The menu will feature the following: Amuse - Chilled Oysters - Pineapple-Ginger Miognette Salad Course - Iceberg Wedge - Benton's Bacon, Marinated Tomato, Maytag Blue Cheese First Course - Chicken Pot Pie - Puff Pastry, Shaved Black Truffle Main Course - Choice of: - Prime Beef Tenderloin - Potato Mousseline, Baby Carrots, Asparagus, Bordelaise Sauce or - Seared Sea Bass - Anson Mills Grits, Mushrooms, Garlic, Kale, Lemon Truffle Butter Sauce - Dessert - Florida Citrus - Pistachio Crumble *price does not include tax & gratuity. Required dress code: Formal Attire*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 228 people are saying
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viphollyk
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, and we really enjoyed the ambiance .

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BillM
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was excellent. The quality of the ingredients in each dish were superior to what you would find most places. Service was great. We took our son for his 21st birthday and he was very impressed……

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MaddieG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First I would like to state that the hotel is beautiful. All the staff from the bellman, front desk, and everyone in stirrups were very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing best hands down in Ocala. Kevin our server did an amazing job celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and making it an unforgettable night. Will definitely be back again.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food a true 5 star experience from the moment you are greeted at the door!

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SkipCol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening from start to finish. Couldn't have asked for a better experience

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vipWyoBull
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Birthday dinner for the wife and I. Will definitely return.

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MarieD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Beautiful restaurant. Food was delicious!

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DominicC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As fine a restaurant as you'll find anywhere in the U.S. Three servers for our table of six. Four managers touched our table during the evening, including Stirrup's top manager. Food, from taste to presentation, appetizers to desserts, was wonderful. Pace was leisurely, but courses served promptly. A must-visit if you're in Central Florida.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful facility. Excellent meal particularly shaved vegetable salad and lemon dessert. Gracious staff including our excellent server Lisa

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EricN
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and meal! My wife could have cut her filet with a butter knife and my salmon was fantastic. A very good experience. We will return

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vipMarkFromFlorida
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu, cuisine, and service was excellent. Kevin is one of the best and most attentive servers in the hospitality industry

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AnneS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! Everything was fresh and light. The smoking old fashioned specialty drink was the best we’ve ever had! Loved sitting on the beautiful patio and the service was perfect.

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JenniferT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and service was outstanding!!!! We loved our server Lisa and Dan who assisted her. It has become our new favorite place!!

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PaulE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was the worst experience WE have ever had at a supposed 5 - Star restaurant! They seated a family with unruly screaming children next to us. The parents were not paying any attention to the little terrors. We could not have any type of conversation because we couldn’t hear each other.

I received my soup and could not eat it because it was too spicy. It was taken away but not removed from our bill. Our waitress really did not pay much attention to us. The service was extremely slow.

I would like to know if you have a dress code or not?!

If I wanted to wear blue jeans and eat with screaming unruly kids, I would have gone to McDonalds. My bill would have been a whole lot less.

Our entire celebration was ruined!

Gloria Everett

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SebastianA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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DonaldE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is by far the best restaurant in Ocala. The hotel and the grounds are exquisite and the food and service are top quality.

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BinmattieS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and felt Zen like, I don’t think I have the words to express my feelings. The food was outstanding and delicious. I am a Vegan and I had enough choices. Our waitress and team was friendly, helpful and courteous throughout our dinner.

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BarbaraB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic! We will continue to recommend Stirrups to our friends.

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vipmarisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous from start to finish!

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PaulA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server “Jules” was absolutely amazing and extremely knowledgeable. I had a question that she didn’t know the answer to, and she quickly got it answered for me. The world needs more people like her on earth.
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JimR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. So many dog paintings odd at a equestrian hotel.

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BridgetM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning venue. Service was impeccable and food delicious! We will definitely be back!

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vipprofcleve
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our Anniversary. We started with the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; it was very tasty, the sauce was excellent. However, receiving only 5 Jumbo Shrimp was a little disappointing for the price. ($18). We each ordered the 6 oz. , Filet and Lobster Tail. Our side was a twice-baked potato. My wife likes hers rare and I medium-rare.
Our steaks came perfectly cooked! These were some of the finest steaks we have ever eaten. (We have sampled some all over the country). They just melted in your mouth. The lobster tail was also excellent, very meaty and cooked to perfection. I didn't care for the clarified butter it was served with, however, it was excellent without it. The twice-baked potato was creamy and tasty. Dessert was a delight. My wife having the Florida Citrus Dessert and I had the Hummingbird. The evening was completed when we received a serving of cake with Happy Anniversary written on the plate.
We are looking forward to a return visit and trying some of the other steaks.

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CarlaN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stirrups was not just dinner it was an experience! Our waitress was amazing and very attentive. The presentation of the food was beautiful! We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner to the fullest!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a 5 star 🌟 restaurant and we had a 5 star 🌟 experience. Great service from Lisa and Christa. Impeccable details down to the shine on the tables..we we go back and stay again at this beautiful hotel 🏨

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vipKaplapd
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are great fans of Stirrups. The food is terrific and the service is first rate. We can recommend the restaurant highly.

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Wellie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Professional staff. Fabulous food presentation.

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MickJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Stirrups. It was a perfect atmosphere. Our servers, Lisa and Sara, could not have been better. The food and drinks were outstanding. We will return and definitely recommend Stirrups to our friends.

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BeckyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t remember our waitress’s name but she was excellent. Excellent service!!!

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St123
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there -- second time to be exceptionally satisfied. A combination of service excellence and exceptional food.

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Howards
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 8, 2021

Good Evening Howards, 5 stars - thank you Howards! We take a lot of pride in what we do and I know the team will be excited to see their continual hard work paying off. We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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CynthiaK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, awesome wine selection, delicious food

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 8, 2021

Good Evening CynthiaK, So thrilled to see that you had such an amazing time with us the other night. I agree that Amy - our sommelier - has done an awesome job building our wine program! If you are an enthusiast, be sure to ask for her on your next visit. Cheers until next time! Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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SaraC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with great food, highest service level and beautiful view. Will definitely be dining there for special times.

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 7, 2021

Greetings SaraC, What an amazing review! Thank you. So thrilled to see that you had such a wonderful experience from start to finish. This is what it is all about. Cheers! Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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vipbvino
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent fish and service. Beautiful restaurant, probably the nicest in Ocala. $30 corkage fee. We will certainly dine here again.

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 7, 2021

bvino, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your experience. So proud of the team for delivering on 5 stars for service. I look forward to your next visit when we can turn that 4 to a 5 for food as well! Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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AlanL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had an excellent lobster tail. The side order of mushrooms is big enough for two. The smoky bourbon old fashioned is one of the smoothest drinks I have ever had. Service was good but on the slow side. The room is exquisite. It is worth the visit just to sight see.

Alan Lentz

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 7, 2021

Good Afternoon AlanL, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! The lobster always makes a great addition to our steaks and the smoked old fashioned is one of my favorites (along with the spiced pear sour). We have been working more with our team on speed of service and looking forward to improving on your next visit! Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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vipKaplapd
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to dining in Ocala. Beautiful restaurant, terrific food and delightful staff. We particularly like the home made pasta but we have tried pretty much everything on the menu and and there is nothing we would not order again. For us the icing on the proverbial cake is Jordan who takes care of us. She knows the menu, makes wonderful suggestions and just generally makes the experience even more terrific. Stirrups is an experience not to be missed.

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 7, 2021

Good Afternoon Kaplapd, We are happy to be here for you! Jordyn is absolutely amazing and excited to see you had such a great experience with her. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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Jane
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tenderloin steak was so tender & delicious. The baked potato was huge & more than enough for two people - or three. The service provided by Kevin was impeccable , the dining room is beautiful. Definitely a five star experience.

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 7, 2021

Greetings Jane, So wonderful to see the amazing experience you had with us on your visit. Our tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts! Kevin does such an incredible job and happy he gave you a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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Robb
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everything Mr. Robert's has done with this place is awesome, he should be very proud. The service and facility is amazing, the food was fair.

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DalePete
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful restaurant at which to celebrate our anniversary!

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 8, 2021

Good Evening DalePete, So happy that we were able to celebrate your anniversary with you and made the evening special. We look forward to the next celebration! Cheers! Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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BradleyB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific experience and dinner. A true gem for Ocala. Our servers, Lisa and Sarah, were perfect in every way possible.

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center
Responded on November 8, 2021

Greetings BradleyB, Lisa and Sarah make a fantastic team and I am happy to see that made your night special. I loved sharing this comment with them! We look forward to having you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Heidi Loucks General Manager

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Stirrups at World Equestrian Center is rated 4.8 stars by 228 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.