Restaurant Listings
Alex's Fresh Kitchen
Address1015 State Road 436
CityCasselberry
Phone407-636-5048
Price$
Scott's Review
Charming cafe with above average food.... Read more
Amatista Cookhouse
Address6601 Adventure Way
CityOrlando
Phone407-503-3463
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Located inside the Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, Amatista is supposed to represent the tropics, though the decor is a bit more North Polish. The food, though, is recommendable. Ostensibly Caribbean, it is presented in a creative and stylistic way.... Read more
American Kitchen Bar & Grill
Address1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-828-2828
Price$$$
Scott's Review
The menu, under the direction of chef Venoy Rogers III, offers an array of choices, including Small Bites that that would suit a group that wanted to share a meal tapas style, and Provisions that offer more substantial meals. (The Small Bites Tour gets you three appetizers for just $25.) Both categories have varied selections but most of them proudly proclaim local ingredients: Canaveral shrimp, Florida corn, Kissimmee mushrooms and such. The location might give some people pause, but this is some of the best food in town. ... Read more
American Social
Address7335 W. Sand Lake Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-454-9992
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Boisterous sports bar out of South Florida with good food, especially the burger. Vibrant happy hour.... Read more
Amura
Address950 Market Promenade Ave.
CityLake Mary
Phone407-936-6001
Price$$$

Amura continues to improve on a good thing with its latest location. Although it wants to be considered a chophouse, this is a sushi spot. If beef is what you want, the Kobe steak may be worth a really big splurge.

But for roughly the same price as the Kobe steak, my guests and I feasted on the Heathrow boat ($87.99), a small yacht decked out with sushi, sashimi and assorted hand rolls. Onboard were an Africa roll with yellowtail and tuna; crab Rangoon with real crab, smoked salmon and cream cheese; electric shock roll with tempura eel, avocado and cream cheese; rainbow roll with salmon and tuna; and nigirizushi nibbles of shrimp, salmon, snapper and tuna. All of the raw fish had a cool taste and a soft, buttery texture and every bit of it was delicious.

From among the kitchen foods, the Chilean sea bass with black bean sauce was a favorite. The fish was a large fillet with white flesh that broke off in big chunks. The sauce of tiny black beans provided subtle spiced notes.

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Anh Hong
Address1124 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-999-2656
Price$$
Scott's Review

Anh Hong, which I had removed from my list of recommended Vietnamese restaurants, is back on its game and back on the list. Have the fall rolls (unfried, with pork) for an appetizer and choose one of the pho soups or the rice noodle feasts.

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Anna's Polish Restaurant
Address3586 Aloma Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-657-0020
Price$$
Scott's Review
Anna's marks a return of Polish cuisine to this location, which was the original home of Polonia. Once again the kitchen here is turning out stuffed cabbage, pierogis, kielbasas and goulash. The cabbage is especially good.... Read more
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Address430 N. Orlando Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-790-7868
Price$$
Scott's Review
It might as well be called Another Average Breakfast Chain. Think First Watch, think Peach Valley, think the Egg & I. Someone needs to break this mold instead of an egg. Such as it is, the food is fine.... Read more