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Eating in Downtown Orlando
From haute cuisine and the best in seafood to fun character dinners and dinner shows, Downtown Orlando is a great place to dine.
Restaurants in Downtown Orlando catering particularly to all vacationers are met with a surprisingly diverse array of choices for everyone. More mature visitors with sophisticated palates will find a number of fabulous chef-anchored, restaurants, and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the delight provided by wonderful master sommeliers in Orlando like the Boheme Restaurant found at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Another great choice for fine dining including a very nice al fresco area is Citris Orlando, where their fusion cuisine is also the choice of many of Orlando’s power brokers, as a power lunch headquarters.
The Orange Avenue District
Orange Avenue is your headquarters for eating in Downtown Orlando, strolling around during the warm but comfortable evenings after a busy day at a theme park. It is packed with great restaurants, as well as theaters and concert venues. Orange Avenue itself is closed to vehicular traffic most nights to accommodate the large volumes of strolling vacationers and Orlando residents alike. Make sure you check out the famous Ichiban and their Rock ‘N Roll, and Gino's Pizza & Brew is another informal fun spot specializing in their garlic knots and strombolis.
The Wall Street District
Just a few blocks from Orange Avenue is Lake Eola and its swan-filled lake and its iconic fountain. Nearby is the Wall Street area, a small pedestrian alley just off of the beaten path that is another great restaurant hotspot. Finnhenry's is Wall Street’s neighborhood bar, found in the historic Angebilt building, found right in the middle of downtown's thriving entertainment district. The Wall Street Cantina is another local favorite, where you’ll find a great nightclub in addition to their fine dining.
Dinner Theater Fun
Dinner shows in Downtown Orlando provide a wonderful way for you to extend your entertainment experience well into the night, as you imbibe in a wide variety of cuisine, including fine wine and the best of brews while enjoying the best of shows like Al Capone’s Dinner and Show, where the pretty Miss Jewel is your hostess and M.C. for the festivities providing fun for the whole family. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, near Sand Lake is another fun spot where you can book the private Governor’s VIP Lounge for a customized show.
Best of the Best
Make sure you imbibe in Seasons 52, home of George Miliotes, the world’s 152nd Master Sommelier in the World and his organic wines and selection that’s touted as drinking them before they’re famous. Their seafood specialties and light dish selection make a visit to this hotspot a wonderful choice. For wonderful fish, steaks and cocktails make sure you take in the Ocean Prime experience, found on Rialto overlooking Sand Lake. Their Modern American supper club venue is a delight for the fine diner. Another great choice is Spice Modern Steakhouse and their Mood choices, including their Avanti, Eclectic, Romanze and Pulsante choices. The classic home of dishes like Veal Oscar, the Waldorf Salad, Thousand Island Dressing and more recently Red Velvet Cake, the Orlando Waldorf Astoria lives up to its New York restaurant origins, pleasing the most discerning diner with its meticulous service, delicious offerings and warm, elegant ambiance. Business travelers and luxury vacationers alike enjoy the time honored, well deserved reputation offered by this wonderful venue.