Orlando Restaurants




Norman's Review

Celebrity-chef Norman Van Aken brings impressive credentials to the restaurant that bears his name, as you might expect from the headline eatery in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. Van Aken's culinary roots go back to the Florida Keys, where he's credited with creating "Floribbean" cuisine, a blend that is part Key West and part Caribbean—although he now weaves in flavors from all continents. The Orlando operation is a formal, sleek restaurant with marble floors, starched tablecloths, waiters in ties and vests, and a creative, if expensive, menu. In addition to exceptional ceviches and a signature appetizer called Down Island French toast made with Curacao-marinated foie gras, favorites include a Mongolian-marinated veal chop, pan-cooked Florida snapper with citrus butter, and pork Havana with "21st-century mole sauce." A six-course tasting menu is $95, more with beverage pairings.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, 4000 Central Florida Pkwy., South Orlando, Orlando, FL 32837 | Map It
  • Phone: 407/393–4333
  • Website:
  • Location: Orlando

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 03-06-2013

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