Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

4.7
235 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 235 people are saying
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SaraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was out of this world. Light and flakey crust and not greasy. Must be air fried. Kevin is the best waiter prompt service and so kind. The decorations are beautiful. My mom enjoyed celebrating here birthday and would recommend spending your special ocassion here.

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dorothyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic - the hostesses were welcoming and the food and cocktails were delicious. Great evening .

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BillB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Last evening may have been the very best meal I have had in an extremely long time. Everything was EXCELLENT!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jersey was our server and she was fabulous. She is 5 star all the way.

My only irritation was cell phone use being permitted and I spoke to the manager about that. You have got to post signs and approach guests who are just talking over nonsense. That is what the lobby is for. This is not an inexpensive place and your ambiance suffers when an obnoxious guest decides that they should talk on speaker phone one table away or talk on their phone regardless.

The dress code is tough as you are dealing with the horse crowd. It is a struggle.

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vipMarkFromFlorida
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dined here several times and has always been great but service was a bit slow this time

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RichardC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way, except finding the hotel & restaurant in the middle of the huge World Equestrian Center is a bit tricky.

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vippalmbeach
New England
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Considering that Ocala is a wasteland when it comes to food, this was amazing. The decor, service and food quality was excellent!

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viphollyk
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BillM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
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 on November 23, 2021
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
39 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.
Paul

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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
32 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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Stirrups at World Equestrian Center is rated 4.7 stars by 235 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.