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Tradewinds Restaurant, Orlando, FL

Tradewinds Restaurant

4.0
4
53 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld introduces you to a world of culinary delights. Jumpstart your day at Tradewinds Restaurant and discover classic comfort foods prepared with an upscale twist made with only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 351-5555 ext. 2770
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Billy Brown
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining section in our TradeWinds dining room that can accommodate 49 guests. We offer choice of limited dinner menu's besides our a' la carte menu. We have the capability to accommodate audiovisual needs for a fee based on what equipment is requested. Please contact our TradeWinds dining room directly to reserve your next event.
  • Private party contact
    Michele Sweeney: (407) 351-5555
  • Neighborhood
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cross street
    Academic Drive
  • Parking details
    The Renaissance Orlando Hotel offers validated self or valet parking for TradeWinds Restaurant patrons.
  • Public transit
    The I - Ride trolley stops in front of our Hotel.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

53 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual dining Thanksgiving experience - the food was good and although they close at 6, they continue to bring out fresh food for patrons with the last reservation. Service was excellent as well. however, $70 is a bit steep for what it was.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, Ana was a great server. Everything we ate was delicious, I can’t recall anything being less than wonderful. Would definitely dine here again. I will say a little pricey though .. 70 was a bit much for the buffet. 50 a person would have been more accurate.

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  3. Maria

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good except not many options for someone with wheat allergies. Most side dishes had some kind of sauce or breading. I would recommend adding some gluten free options, we had 3 in our party with allergies but the dishes didn't indicate if nuts, wheat, etc. were in the ingredients. Not a place I could recommend for someone with food allergies. Service was good after we got our drinks. Amanda was amazing and so accommodating!

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  4. Picklespimento54

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The people were amazing, the buffet was in my opinion terrible.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a nice variety of foods. I loved the carving station. Also an extra bonus was sushi. The dessert area was quite tasty.

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  6. DrewC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great thanksgiving spread! Service was great and the food was over the top good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great the food was delicious and the place was very nice

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  8. Diners

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Thanksgiving buffet was wonderful. Food was fresh and hot. Each person in our party had a different favorite item. The display was a feast for the eyes. The staff was welcoming and friendly from arrival to departure. Wished we had more room in our tummies. Anna did a wonderful job as our server and the Chef was charming when he visited with us. Everyone had a smile and was very personable. What a great family meal we enjoyed thanks to their hard work.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. It did suck a little to pay $50 to valet. I had my mom with me & i didn’t want her to have to walk.

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  10. AmyB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thanksgiving buffet was amazing. It had everything you would want from a thanksgiving spread, plus some vegan options, sushi, tons of salads, and an assortment of desserts. The turkey was a LOT better than some houses I've visited. I'm still thinking about their mashed potatoes. I recommend getting there a long before 6, which is when they close, to give yourself enough time to browse and not feel rushed. Parking is definitely expensive, so factor that into the price if you're not staying there, or ubering there. Highly recommended.

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  11. cfoxma

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Thanksgiving buffet. The Turkey and Prime Rib was delicious. The sides were pretty good and the appetizers were excellent. The desserts were delicious. Our server was attentive and we enjoyed talking with him. We would definitely recommend it.

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  12. VictoriaF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely wonderful. Delicious, so much to choose from and many options for vegetarians and kids. They were also so kind to my kids. We had Ray as our server and he was just the kindest- made our meal even more special.

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  13. FeliciaJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Ambiance was off , was seated by entrance so it was noisy and was a little traffic trying to get to Buffett

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  14. TIKKY

    Orlando

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I think for what there was at the buffet it was a little pricey. Drinks were very expensive. Most of the food was good

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  15. Mike

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Tradewinds for their Thanksgiving buffet for the 2nd time and we love it. The food options and service are great. They have all the usual staples plus charcuterie, pasta, multiple meat and fish options, dessert and more. Can't beat no cleanup either!

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  16. CharlotteW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only wrong food was the Dressing/Stuffing So wrong

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  17. ThomasC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ray was the nicest and most professional waiter imaginable. Made our Thanksgiving special!

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  18. KimK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great. We went for the Thanksgiving buffet. There was a variety of food that was really good and the staff was great. I would recommend it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great thanksgiving meal!

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  20. SeanO

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, good menu choices. For kids and adults. Food and dessert awesome all 4 meals! Grouper cheeks amazing, sword fish best I've ever had! There home made hot sauce incredible. Highly recommend! Validate parking to boot.

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  21. LV16

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the catfish sandwich. The bun was definitely too big for the fish. Fish well cooked and thin. The previous night had scallops. Scallops over cooked.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very good, nice for kids but noise level so high we were yelling to talk

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  23. Floridanne

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday brunch

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  24. Chrissy

    Naples

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was seated right away, there weren't a lot of people there at 8:30 on a Friday. Being in a hotel I imagine they aren't a popular option considering there is so much in the surrounding area. Bread was pretty hard, but sourdough usually is, so no qualm there. Side note - the menu listed on open table was ENTIRELY DIFFERENT than what was actually offered. That was kind of a let down. We already had our minds made up on what to get based off the open table menu. Probably wouldn't have eaten there if we saw the current menu. We ordered a prosciutto platter with Crostinis, ricotta and pickled vegetables. It was good. The pickled veggies were a little too sour for my liking. I ordered the "best cheeseburger ever" which - wasn't. Fiancé ordered the "harvest flatbread". The cheeseburger was massive, very difficult to eat. Had to deconstruct. The bacon was wayyyyy over cooked and inedible. Hurt my teeth to eat the bacon, had to take it off my burger. They weren't kidding about the jalapeños. I love spicy and I love heat, but holy f*ck, this was the hottest burger I've ever eaten. It was so hot that I couldn't even enjoy it. Ate a quarter of the burger and ended up wasting the rest - and I absolutely hate wasting food. Fiancé sent back his flatbread. This thing had a pound of cheese on it. The management offered a complimentary dessert but we declined. We stay at the Renaissance frequently and will not eat there again.

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  25. Tracey

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas dinner after a day at Discovery Cove and Sea World: it was a great finish to the day. Delicious buffet even later in the evening, great service and the manager, Ernie Hernandez, was terrific. Looking forward to going next year!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Christmas Buffet. We really enjoyed the Christmas Day buffet. There was a huge choice of different foods, which were beautifully cooked. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend the Tradewinds Restaurant, particularly for UK visitors on Christmas Day (it isn't that easy to find a decent Christmas Dinner in Orlando)

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joan was lovely, so attentive and really made it a nice evening. The food was delicious and there was lots of it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was excellent. Juan was very accommodation to my twins.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Too many kids and the acoustic guitar player left a lot to be desired. The only thing the restaurant had going for it was that it was in the hotel we were staying at.

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  30. JLarkinSmith

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service. Quality restaurant with plenty of vegetarian options and some vegan as well.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at Tradewinds was wonderful.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous baked chicken with a hint of honey, which comes from the bees they raise on the top of the building. Organic and large portion, perfectly cooked.

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  33. pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    820 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    820 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wasn't expecting much for dinner since it was a hotel restaurant. Food was absolutely fantastic! Everyone enjoyed and nice wine selected. It was a comfortable place with not a huge selection to chose from but everyone really enjoyed their meals. Nice wine selection too!

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  34. JulieC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to wait to be seated and they weren't even busy, then had to wait again for a server. Felt like we were at a hole in the wall diner.

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  35. Csfa

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and wine was great but the service was surprisingly uncomfortable - our waiter kept rushing us at one point and then disappeared at another point, we couldn't really figure out what was going on. During this whole time we were the only 3 diners in the restaurant.

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  36. MARTINIANYONE

    Philadelphia

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I were in for the weekend. Found this place on open table and decided to give it a try. The food was very good and the resaurant was very quiet. Nice addition to the hotel. Parking is only downside, $15 self park or $10 valet with validation from restaurant.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent sadly, the service was slow and ineffiecient!

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  38. DavidT

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tradewinds has a good variety listed on their menu and everything oredered at our table was gourmet quality. Each table is served a complementary order of chips made in their kitchen. The chips alone are worth the visit. The ambiance is very appealing. Very nice decor, quiet enough to talk, but busy enough to be interesting.

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  39. DannyJ

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were outstanding! The organic and all natural menu is very appealing and economical.

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  40. NancyK

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For the past 20 years we have been having breakfast at Tradewinds when we are on business in the Orlando area. The service is exceptional and the breakfast buffet is terrific. The made to order omelettes keep us coming back.

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FAQs

Tradewinds Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Tradewinds Restaurant

6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Academic Drive
  • Neighborhood
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Renaissance Orlando Hotel offers validated self or valet parking for TradeWinds Restaurant patrons.
  • Public transit
    The I - Ride trolley stops in front of our Hotel.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Billy Brown
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 351-5555 ext. 2770
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining section in our TradeWinds dining room that can accommodate 49 guests. We offer choice of limited dinner menu's besides our a' la carte menu. We have the capability to accommodate audiovisual needs for a fee based on what equipment is requested. Please contact our TradeWinds dining room directly to reserve your next event.
  • Private party contact
    Michele Sweeney: (407) 351-5555
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