White Wolf Cafe
Address1829 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-895-9911
Price$$
This is a funky little place in Orlando's Ivanhoe Row district of antiques shops. When it first opened, in 1991, it was part cafe, part antique shop. But it was clear most people were coming for the sandwiches and salads than the collectibles, and eventually the cafe overtook the antiques store. The atmosphere may be more of an allure than the food, although most of it is quite acceptable. Still, most people see it as a fun meeting place than an eating place.... Read more
Wine Bar George
Address1610 E. Buena Vista Drive
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-490-1800
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Not your typical wine bar. It's two stories, serves some serious food, and it's all overseen by a certified master sommelier, George Miliotes, who loves to introduce his guests to new wines. If he makes a suggestion, take it.... Read more
Winter Park Fish Company
Address761 Orange Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-622-6112
Price$$
Scott's Review
When it first opened, Winter Park Fish Company was a fast-casual restaurant. People stood in a line that often snaked out the door, ordered their food at the counter once they made it inside, then took a table stand with a number and hunted for a table to wait for their order. You may still find a line today, but it's more likely people waiting for a host to acknowledge them and to find them a table, probably with the curt phrase, "Inside, outside or first available?"... Read more
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Address1514 E. Buena Vista Drive
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-815-2100
Price$$$
Scott's Review
The website admits that the dining experience is meant to be Spago-like, though they chose not to name it such, even though there are now five Spagos worldwide. But the food is classic Puck, with touches of his native Austria and of course the designer pizzas that made him famous.... Read more
World of Beer Downtown
Address431 E. Central Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-270-5541
Price$$
Scott's Review
The location is the former Lee's Lakeside, once considered the jewel of downtown dining. It would have been nice to see an upscale/casual restaurant go here, but this franchise has turned the space into a pleasant gathering spot. Unlike many other Worlds of Beer, this one has a more extensive food menu, including full entrees. Not the greatest food you can find in the neighborhood, but when steak frites only costs $15, it's hard to quibble.... Read more
Yachtsman Steakhouse
AddressDisney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$

Among the hundreds of eating spots in Walt Disney Worlds culinary universe, only a few could be described as full-fledged steakhouses. Of those, Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disneys Yacht Club Resort is arguably the best. The meat is of high quality, and the portions are generous.

Did I say generous?

Let me tell you about the prime rib. My friend ordered the admirals cut, thinking that the captains cut wouldnt, well, cut it. This piece of meat was large enough to have its own Zip Code. I was surprised it took only one person to carry it to the table.

But not only was it a massive mound of meat, it was tender, too. The medium-rare cut was a juicy red and took no effort to cut. It was served au jus, along with straight horseradish and a horseradish cream sauce. Absolutely marvelous.

I also enjoyed the mixed grill, which featured smaller cuts of a filet, lamb chop and chicken breast. The steak was cooked exactly the way I ordered it and had a terrific charred outside with a warm red center. The lamb chop was dusted with rosemary and a bit of garlic, perfect accompaniments for the mild flavor of the lamb. And the chicken breast was thick and m... Read more

Yard House
Address8367 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-351-8220
Price$$
Scott's Review
Beer it the forte here, with 140 tap handles, all connected via tubes to an overhead refrigerated keg room. Beyond that, there isn't a whole lot more to get excited about. The food menu is also quite large, and although it initially reads like any other bar menu in America, it also has pan-Asian notes that go completely unexplained. There is an extensive list of burgers and your usual bar appetizers, such as calamari (fried or kung pao'd) and spinach cheese dip, interspersed with moo shu egg rolls and chicken garlic noodles.... Read more