Last updated at 10:38 a.m. Thurs. 11/10/22
Tropical Storm Nicole is forcast to reach hurricane strength when it hits the coast of Florida this evening, then drop back to a tropical storm as it crosses the state and heads to Central Florida. It's likely to bring strong winds and heavy rains, which will affect the operation of many businesses, including restaurants.
Here are the current storm plans for some of Central Florida’s restaurants. This list will be updated throughout the day.
Tap Room at Dubsdread: From owner Steve Gunter Thurs. morning: "We will be open Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. with limited menu."
Tornatore’s Ristorante & Market: According to owner Denny Tornatore: “We are staying open regular hours and will be doing deliveries during the storm to help people that cannot go out.”
Hemisphere: Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
McCoy’s: Open as normal.
JW Marriott Bonnet Creek (Sear+Sea, Illume, UnReserved): All open as usual with only outdoor dining suspended.
Four Flamingos: A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen: “Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and Four Flamingos will remain open and fully operational.”
Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe: Open Wednesday with last reservation at 8 p.m. Thursday open as usual.
Tartini Pizza & Spaghetteria: Open Wed.; for takeout on Thursday.
Wine 4 Oysters: Open 4 to 9 p.m. Wed. and Thurs.
Francesco's: From owner Francesco Aiello: "I will be open today regular hours Wed., closed Thursday and reopen Friday regular hours. I have family items available for takeout.
Tell customer to call in please 407-960-5533, grazie."
Stefano's Trattoria: Reopens Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Shakers Cafe: Shakers will close on Thursday and reopen Friday.
Big Fin Seafood: Closing Wed. at 7:30 p.m.; open regular hours Thursday.
Soco Thornton Park: May close early Wed.; phone ahead. Closed Thursday.
Se7en Bites: Closed Thursday if storm continues on current track. Reopening Friday.
Pizzeria Valdiano (all 3 locations): Reopening Thursday at noon.
Hangry Bison (both locations): Open Thursday at noon.
Disney Springs Restaurants: All restaurants will close at 7 p.m. Wed. and likely remain closed through Thursday morning, possibly reopening later in the day.
Aurora at the Celeste: From chef Mike Trudnak: "Aurora @ The Celeste Hotel, open with business as usual 7am until 10pm offering full service. We are more reliable than the post man. Running our new Fall/winter menu."
Nauti Lobstah: Open at 3 p.m. Thursday.