Victoria & Albert's, the ultra fine dining restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, has been cited in TripAdvisor's list of Travelers' Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants in the U.S., coming in at number five. The restaurants that precede it in the list are, in order: Alinea, Chicago; Eleven Madison Park, New York; Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco; and Hall's Chophouse, Charleston.
The list is based on reviews and ratings of users of the TripAdvisor website. TripAdvisor calls itself the "world's largest travel agency," and is a common stop for people planning vacations to look for advice and comments from other travelers who have gone before.
Chef Scott Hunnel's restaurant has been awarded numerous awards over the years, including presitgious top citations from Mobil and AAA. The one recognition that has eluded it is a James Beard Foundation award. Perhaps the judges for those awards use TripAdvisor when planning their vacations to Orlando and they will finally discover what those of us in Central Florida always knew: Victoria & Albert's is one of the finest restaurants in the country.
Here's a link to the full list of TripAdvisor's Best Fine Dining Restaurants.