Tasty tapas include the blue cheese-stuffed mushrooms, grilled hoisin chicken wings and kim chee glazed ribs. The Mango Duck Quesadilla is filled with fresh Manchego cheese and served with cilantro cream and mango salsa. And build-your-own pizzas, perfect for sharing, come with gourmet toppings like goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Signature cocktails, with names like Matisse Margarita and Picasso Punch, are strong and artfully presented. Homemade sangria is a highlight, and the 'masterpiece martinis' go far beyond the standard up with an olive version. And you'll never go wrong ordering a few plates of guava cheesecake and almond flan to share with your table for a sweet ending.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Tel: 407 390 9600
Hwy 192 In Formosa Garden’s Plaza
At Carrabba’s we bring you the same wonderful experiences we grew upon: from our warm Italian hospitality; to the authentic aromas in our open kitchen; to our flavorful handmade recipes passed down for 4 generations. Try the Chicken Bryan - awsome
Tel: 407 396 0017
Hwy 192 In Formosa Garden’s Plaza
We like to describe our menu as “full flavored” and are proud of the fact that Outback really defines the word quality with our food. A restaurant with an Australian’ theme Try their “Blooming Onion”.
7780 W. Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy (192) Tel:
Whether its lobster, crab legs, or catch of the day, seafood is made for sharing. And Red Lobster is the place to do it. It's the kind of place where you can talk with your mouth full, eat with your hands, and laugh a little too loud.
Mall at Milleni, 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
Fresh, contemporary and consistently outstanding are the trademarks of P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang's is a restaurant that has been embraced by diners across the country.
The P.F. Chang's experience is a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro.
7525 West Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
One of Orlando's most innovative restaurants. MoonFish serves the Freshest Seafood from the Oceans of Planet Earth™ - from the usual to the exotic. In addition to its fish-fusion cuisine, MoonFish offers Prime and Choice mid-western aged steaks cooked over a natural wood-burning pit and an intriguing sushi menu. The vibrant atmosphere combines modern ingenuity with a Pacific flair to stimulate your senses.
"With more than 45 years of distinctive culinary experience, I am convinced that success comes down to this: One restaurant, in one location, serving the highest quality cuisine, the best service, and a friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy it ..... this is a lesson learned during my career with some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in the world."
"My whole purpose is to make Christini’s your favorite dining destination in Central Florida." The experience of opening 19 restaurants and hotels has earned him significant recognition in the restaurant business. In 1984, Mr. Christini created his privately owned venture, Christini's Ristorante Italiano, where he personally oversees all aspects of operation with his daughters Elli and Caty. Christini's impeccable reputation has drawn celebrities and dignitaries from all over the world.
"It is my pleasure to present to you the culmination of a lifelong dream."
Buon Appetito Chris Christini
The Capital Grille
We want The Capital Grille to be “your place.” The spot you most want to come to, whether for a special occasion or just the perfect dinner out. Of course, we strive to make every occasion special here. We start with the food. Dry aged steaks that have earned high praise from the nation’s toughest food critics. An award-winning wine list. Mouth-watering appeti-
zers, fresh seafood, chops. Irresistible desserts.
Then we match the food with out-of-this-world service and a comfortable, relaxed ambiance that’s a world away from the routine. No wonder The Capital Grille isn’t just the place to be seen. It’s the place to be seen having a fabulous time.
As a dinner-only restaurant, Stonewood is a warm, comfortable, inviting place where guests are provided an exceptional dining experience. The flavor of hand-cut steaks, market fresh seafood cooked over an oak burning grill further enhances the dining experience. The restaurant features an ample wine selection with more than 30 wines available by the glass.
Bongos Cuban Cafe
International superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan introduce BONGOS CUBAN CAFÉ a unique blend of authentic Cuban cuisine and la cultura of Old Havana, presented in a setting that unites the tropical deco architectural design with the sizzle of South Beach glamour. This 550-seat family dining and entertainment experience debuted in late 1997 at Downtown Disney
Visitors from the entire world are making Bongos Cuban Café their favorite establishment to enjoy the rich and delicious Cuban culture and heritage. Make sure you visit Bongos Cuban Café at Downtown Disney West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort. Daily hours are from 11 AM to 2 AM / 7 days a week
Emerils Tchoup Chop
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
Open for lunch and dinner, Chef Emeril Lagasse's new restaurant takes Asian cuisine and "kicks it up a notch" with his unique style. Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop-chop) has a gorgeous "tiki bar" decor complete with bamboo, waterfalls, sculpted gardens and giant woks in full view. The name is meant to offer a hint of New Orleans' famous Tchoupitoulas Street, where Emeril's parent restaurant is located.
The menu focuses on the islands of the Pacific, borrowing flavors from Asia and Europe. Favorite main dishes include Kona coffee-glazed duck breast served with duck and vegetable chow mein, Kahlua slow-roasted pork and noodle saute and banana leaf-steamed fish with chile-onion salsa and a sake-soy glaze. The restaurant also features specialty drinks (try the Pago Pago, tropical mint-flavored rum with lime juice and fresh mint leaves) and a tea menu. It's a journey for the palate.
The Venetian Room
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
Join us Tuesday through Saturday evenings,
6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Reservations recommended, jackets suggested.
When you're out to impress -- or spoil yourself silly -- it's well worth the trek to the outskirts of tourist country in South Orlando to visit one of Central Florida's most renowned restaurants. The Venetian Room's head chef -- Khalid Benghallen, who trained in Europe and North Africa -- got his feet wet in Florida at such respected restaurants as Emeril's and Shula's. The menu he has created here is rich in European inspiration, yet so creatively rendered that it's truly an intercontinental original.
Foie gras with smoked corn polenta is an indulgent starter, and well balanced with a bowl of the tarragon scented Vidalia onion soup. Entree selections feature everything you'd expect at a restaurant of this caliber, from lobster and veal chops to rack of lamb, duck and beef tenderloin. The Maine lobster is finished with a Cognac glaze and accompanied with hazelnut pheasant sausage and saffron risotto. A departure for ordinary poultry dishes, the farm-raised roasted squab comes with a rich mushroom pudding. And the confit of duck features a pastry tartlet filled with guava choucroute and rare slices of duck breast. Dine under the restaurant's copper clad dome in high-class surrounds -- golden chandeliers cast an elegant glow, and if you're celebrating a special occasion (perhaps popping the question, guys?) the secluded banquettes, partially enclosed by etched glass dividers, are tres romantic.
Cracker Barrel http://www.crackerbarrel.com/
The Cracker Barrel chain serves traditional Southern comfort food. Their outlets have traditionally been located along interstate highways, though the company policy on this appears to be changing. Breakfast is served all day, though the breakfast menu is kept separate from the one for lunch and dinner.
The outer porch of a Cracker Barrel store has rows of rocking chairs for guests to enjoy before or after eating, and there is usually a fireplace and a checkers table within the dining area for an added country feel. The interior walls of the dining area are decorated with antiques such as photographs, advertisements, and household items. The retail store carries mainly nostalgic merchandise, collectibles, housewares, crafts, toys, classic candies, and items used in making Cracker Barrel entrees.
Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill
With a legend dating to when an iron worker named Duke hand-built a smoker from Rocky Mountain pipeline, Smokey combines barbecue with a rustic, mountain lodge decor. Signature sauce adds zing to ribs and pulled pork, slow smoked over hickory for 12 hour.
Address: 2911 Vineland Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Café D’Antonio Ristorante
Italian - Italian classics served in a warm woodsy dining room or on the outside patio at this Celebration stronghold. Using a wood-burning oven, a rotisserie and a grill, Café D’Antonio’s chefs turn out rosemary-roasted chicken and veal piccata, as well as pasta specialties such as penne boscaiola tossed with portobello and porcini mushrooms, pancetta, fresh cream, and a touch of tomato. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Cuban - If warm Cuban foods such as paella and beef round stuffed with chorizo entice you, consider this Tampa-based upscale chain. You’ll dine in Mediterranean style, enhanced by wood paneling, hand-painted Spanish tiles and family photographs—plus large windows for lots of light. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Price: $$.
Pei Wei Asian Diner's menu samples flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and China. All dishes are individually prepared and made to order using Mandarin-style woks. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, noodle and rice bowl dishes. Specialty appetizers and salads include Minced Chicken with Cool Lettuce Wraps, Crab Wontons, Asian Chopped Chicken Salad and the Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls. A kid's menu is also available. Dine in or take out.
2501 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 846-0829
Hemingway’s at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
For delectable seafood in an authentic Key West setting, Hemingway’s offers the freshest fare from both land and sea. Honoring the Keys’ most famous resident, this seafood and steak restaurant features specialty dishes such as, ceviche, mango painted chicken and dumplings, chowder of fresh conch and lobster-crusted sea bass. The restaurant’s four separate rooms feature soft lighting from hurricane lamps, and spectacular views of the resort swimming pool and private Lake Windsong. In keeping with the regional flair, Hemingway’s offers its signature drink, the “Papa Doble,” as well as a wide selection of wines, specialty tropical drinks and desserts, including Key Lime Pie. For more information or to make reservations, call 407-239-3853.