Restaurant Listings
Toasted
Address1945 Aloma Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-960-3922
Price$
Scott's Review
Toasted is the first grilled cheese restaurant to hit the Central Florida area, reflecting a national phenomenon for the childhood comfort food. But given that any child can make one of these sandwiches, why would anyone order one in a restaurant? Well, there are various gourmet options, but unfortunately the cheese is layered on a little too, well, cheesy. The burgers are slightly better.... Read more
Todd English’s Bluezoo
AddressWalt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-934-1111
Price$$$$

Todd English, of course, is the charismatic celebrity chef best known for his Olives restaurant. I’m not sure English even knows where this restaurant is -- his name is used in a licensing arrangement -- but the people using his name do their best to keep his reputation intact. Occasionally they succeed. Still, at these prices - $18-$52 – it should be wonderful every time.

English did name the restaurant, or at least his kids did. During a trip to an aquarium one of them commented that it looked like a large blue zoo. Putting the two words together and not capitalizing them was someone else's idea, I'm guessing. One of the restaurant's design elements, which were orchestrated by the estimable Jeffrey Beers, is a circular grill where whole fish are supposed to spin around. English told me he calls it the Dancing Fish. Never seemed to work quite as expected whenever I was there.

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Tokyo Dining
AddressJapan Pavilion, Epcot
Walt Disney World
CityOrlando
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$

Renovated in 2008, the dining room of the Japan pavilion now offers a serene setting inside and a gorgeous view of the World Showcase outside. Sushi is a forte here, although there also are kitchen foods. Most of the sushi chefs at Tokyo dining are women, so while the restaurant attempts to give a taste of Japanese culinary traditions, it does so by breaking down gender barriers. Very nice.

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Tokyo Ramen Fusion Cuisine
Address5076 W. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-440-4609
Price$$
Scott's Review
Tokyo Ramen Fusion Cuisine is one of the newer tenants in the repurposed strip mall on the west side of Orlando known as Chinatown.... Read more
Toledo -- Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Address1000 Buena Vista Dr.
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Disney's newest top-tier restaurant on the top floor of the Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs. It's a Spanish-inspired menu with a special emphasis on seafood.... Read more
Tony's Town Square
AddressMagic Kingdom
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$
I wonder how many people try to recreate the scene from Lady and the Tramp where the two dogs meat in the middle of a strand of spaghetti for a kiss. That scene from the classic animated Disney movie was the inspiration for this full-service restaurant. How much nicer it would be if the inspiration had been good food.... Read more
Too Much Sauce
Address1430 N. Mills Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-270-7747
Price$
Scott's Review
I cringed just a little when I first heard about Too Much Sauce, not because of the name, which is indeed cringeworthy, but because it is yet another in the long line of assemblage restaurants. Maybe it wasn't a cringe; it might have been an eye roll. I definitely sighed. But I found this new restaurant in the Mills 50 district to be absolutely charming and much less annoying than the average choose-from-each-column concept. And, not incidentally, the food was good.... Read more
Tori Tori Pub
Address720 N. Mills Ave.
CityOrlando
PhoneNone
Price$$
Scott's Review
It's more bar than it is restaurant, and there is no table service – order food and drinks from the bartender and someone will bring your order to you. The food goes beyond bar food, however, and it's all quite good.... Read more