Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Address9150 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-351-5074
Price$$$$
Scott's Review
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has come into the area in a big way, with an emphasis on the big. The new restaurant on International Drive is huge. Of course, the main event here is meat -- big, expensive hunks of it, nicely broiled and juicy.... Read more
Delaney's Tavern
Address1315 S. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-849-0801
Price$$
Scott's Review
Part of the new Delaney, a boutique hotel, Delaney's Tavern is more than a drinking spot. The food, under the direction of chef Anthony Albino, is innovative and expertly executed. The crab beignets and shrimp, scallops & grits (with purple grits) are favorites.... Read more
Enzo's Hideaway
Address1560 E. Buena Vista Drive
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-560-3696
Price$$$
Scott's Review
This gem truly is hidden away, below the entrance to Maria & Enzo's and behind the Edison (both sister restaurants). It's a quiet respite that also serves excellent food.... Read more
Fiorella's
AddressWestin Imagine
9501 Universal Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-233-2950
Price$$$
Scott's Review

After a shaky start, this casual Italian situated in a newish hotel behind the Orange County Convention Center is finally finding its way, thanks in no small part to Robert Mason, who took over the kitchen. Mason, formerly of the Boheme, has given the menu something it didn't have before: consistency.

The oven-roasted grouper was a thick fillet served on top of thick, round noodles. It had a delightful crisp crust and was topped with a stack of rich crab meat.

Filetto con Gorgonzola, a certified black angus tenderloin of beef, was grilled to a perfect medium-rare and finished with tangy blue cheese, accompanied by baked tomato, cipollini onions, asparagus and fingerling potatoes.

The setting is OK, but you never get over the feeling that you're sitting in a hotel, because you are. One irritating thing: there is no self parking, you must use the valet service, which is free (if you don't count the tip).

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Grande Cafe
Address600 N. Lake Destiny Drive
Sheraton Orlando North
CityMaitland
Phone407-660-9000
Price$$$
Scott's Review
It's necessary for a hotel like the Sheraton Orlando North to offer a restaurant for its guests, and this property has had a number of restaurants over the year (most notable was an Irish pub that did a pretty good job). This latest effort is one that locals will want to try, too, especially for the special of prime rib, a 16-ounce tender slab of meat for $14.95, quite a bargain. Be sure to try the empanadas, too.... Read more
Highball & Harvest
Address4012 S. Central Florida Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-393-4422
Price$$$
Scott's Review
The Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes Orlando recently opened its newest restaurant, Highball & Harvest, which takes the place of the Vineyard Grill. During a media preview dinner, I had the chance to sample several of Jeffers' dishes, and I liked all of them quite a bit. ... Read more
Hungry Pants
Address3421 S. Orange Avenue
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-6300
Price$$
Scott's Review
Quick-serve restaurant for the "plant curious" – many vegetarian/vegan dishes but with options to add animal protein.... Read more
Kres Chophouse
Address17 W. Church St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-447-7950
Price$$$$
Scott's Review

Kres Chophouse has been holding its own in downtown Orlando, good times and bad, for a good number of years now. Downtowners like its "adult" mien, a classy spot amid the myriad kids' hangouts.

As with any chophouse, meat is the main event. On my first visit I went right to the top and ordered the veal rib chop. It was a beautiful hunk of meat and seemingly larger than its advertised 12 ounces. The late night hours are one of the attractions here, a good place to hang out once the kiddies from the neighboring clubs have left to meet curfew.


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