Orlando Eats – What’s on Our Radar for NBAA2014
With hundreds of choices for a sit-down experience in Orlando, we assembled these recommendations from a couple of regulars to the area. Our list focuses on the better options in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) vicinity, in no particular order. Note: If you have a car and want to venture out, there are several great dinning opportunities that are worth the drive. See you at NBAA2014, booth #662!
- Chatham’s Place – Quality blend of ambiance, service, and world culinary brilliance, often with piano accompaniment. (407) 345-2992
- Norman’s – Upscale World and New American menu with majestic ambiance. Situated in Ritz-Carlton. (407) 393-4333
- Cricketers Pub & Eatery– British vibe and fare, this sports pub is likely to have live music. (407) 730-2111
- Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi – (352) 371-3359 is the number. You’ll need it. This Japanese lounge is a WireMasters’ must-eat.
- Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops – Don’t let the location inside Hilton Orlando fool you. They are the closest call for steak and wine lovers in the OCCC area. (407) 313-8625
Padrino’s Cuban Bistro – It’s Cuban and it’s great. Don’t miss the Pudin de Pan for dessert. (407) 251-5107
- Bosphorous – Authentic Turkish with hookahs on the patio. Yes, hookahs on the patio. (407) 352-6766
- Cafe Tu Tu Tango – Colorful atmosphere and 100% scratch world cuisine. “A true dining experience for the right side of your brain.” (407) 248-2222
Worth the Drive:
- Ravenous Pig – Casual, lively, metropub atmosphere, serving a locally sourced/inspired menu. Sister brew-house (Cask & Larder) offers craft beer highlights. Winter Park, FL. (407) 628-2333
- Luma on Park – Upscale-casual, American, open kitchen serving original locally inspired cuisine. Winter Park, FL. (407) 599-4111
- Tako Cheena – A Mexi-Indo-Asian Taco Shop. Small, friendly, very local, and economical. Orlando, FL. (321) 236-7457