Le House
Address595 W. Church St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-530-7024
Price$$
Scott's Review
The owners of a new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Orlando named it Le House because they wanted customers to feel as if they were dining at their home. I can’t attest to that authenticity, but I can say that I certainly felt welcomed and accommodated on my visit, even if I wasn’t offered the guest room. The menu here is more succinct than at other Vietnamese restaurants. Pho is available, as it must be at all local Vietnamese restaurants, apparently by law. But Le House’s menu has a manageable 10 entries instead of the three or four dozen you might be asked to negotiate elsewhere.... Read more
Lion's Pride
Address123 W. Church St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-203-4099
Price$$
Scott's Review
It's a good place to watch a game, but beyond that there's little here to be proud of.... Read more
Little Saigon
Address1106 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-423-8539
Price$$

This was once the go-to place for Vietnamese cuisine. That's partly because it was one of the first to introduce Central Florida to the phos and other specialties of (mostly) South Vietnam. If this is a longtime favorite of yours, it’s probably because you’ve found something you like that they do with consistency. Good for you. Newcomers who scour the menu with a fine-tooth comb may not like what they find. Quality has flagged a bit over the last few years; I do not endorse this restaurant with the enthusiasm I once did.

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Market on Magnolia
Address150 S. Magnolia Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-9230
Price$$
Scott's Review
Not so much a market as a food court with a bar. Food options include poke, pizza, and sandwiches. Nothing shines.... Read more
Market On South
Address2603 South St
CityOrlando
Phone
Price$
A collaborative of three businesses offering all-vegan fare that could fool most meat lovers. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere. A must for vegans or anyone wanting to cut down on animal products for health or humane reasons.... Read more
Maxine's on Shine
Address337 N. Shine Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-674-6841
Price$$
Scott's Review

Note: This review is from Shine Neighborhood Kitchen, which has changed its name to Maxine's on Shine.

This is the quintessential neighborhood cafe, a lone business in a downtown residential area. Formerly Bravissimo Wine Bar, this space was a destination for people who simply liked the atmosphere. Now they can also like it for the good food. Clams and mussels Catalan, shrimp & grouper Maltese, and pork osso buco were some of the items I enjoyed. The owners -- who also own the decidedly different Graffiti Junktion -- did wonders with the limited space, which started its life, decades ago, as a neighborhood market. The atmosphere is soft and subdued and so very comfortable.

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Mesa 21
Address1414 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-930-8000
Price$$
Scott's Review
Situated on Lake Ivanhoe, Mesa 21 has one of the best outdoor patios in town. The food measures up, too.... Read more
Ming’s Bistro
Address1212 Woodward St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-898-9672
Price$$
Scott's Review
Once a very good Chinese restaurant, Ming's Bistro has had an ownership change and the quality has flagged. It is not currently recommended.... Read more