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Lake Buena Vista/Orlando Restaurant Recommendations

Aug 17th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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Lake Buena Vista/Orlando Restaurant Recommendations

looking for suggestions for nice middle price restaurants in the above area. Middle ages couple alone
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Aug 17th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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Wolfgang Puck's Downtown Disney #1 for me

www.opentable.com/the-outback #2

great steaks...
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Aug 17th, 2011, 05:04 AM
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I'm not sure if you are looking for a restaurant in Downtown Disney or a restaurant completely outside Disney property. There's precious little just outside the Disney boundaries. I've looked. Perhaps an Olive Garden or other casual dining chain. Surely there must be a good local restaurant, but I don't know of one off-hand. But there are many great choices in Downtown Disney.
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Aug 17th, 2011, 09:04 AM
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thanks didn't realise there arent many places to eat outside Downtown Disney. We are staying at The Regency Grand Cypress
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Aug 17th, 2011, 09:21 AM
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You hotel has both a more formal dinng room and Hemingwy's - a mre casuale plce in the grounds. Have never eaten in the former but have n the latter and it was quite good - and no kids.
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Aug 17th, 2011, 09:39 AM
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We went to Seasons 52 in Orlando a few years back and it was very good. It is a chain (I think there are only a dozen or so restaurants).
http://www.seasons52.com/locations/default.asp

There are also lots of recs on Chowhound.com

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728797
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/744427

Good luck!
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Aug 17th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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The former restaurant critic of the Orlando Sentinel is a great resource on local restaurants. Here's his info on restaurants located in/near Disney. I'd agree with his recommendation for Bahama Breeze (located across I-4 on Vineland Rd) http://scottjosephorlando.com/index....=57&Itemid=107

I'd also say that if you have a car, you could drive to Celebration and try Columbia or Cafe d'Antonio. You'll find very good food if you get off the tourist track and go to Downtown Orlando or Winter Park, but those destinations may be farther than you want to go.

And I'll second steviegene's recommendation of Seasons 52. Yum!
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Aug 17th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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To follow onto 321go's post about Scott Joseph, click on this link http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...o_Florida.html and scroll down to #16. Re: Best Hidden Gems Restaurants - No Chains!

damedonna, You asked the very same question yesterday in another post. http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...omment-7240873

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Aug 18th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Great Lebanese Food at Habibi Lake Buena Visita - a little hard to find but worth looking for
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Sep 27th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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Thanks to the others who recommended my website as a resource. The restaurants in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress are not moderately priced. Nine18, the restaurant in the golf club at the Villas of Grand Cypress, might be a tad more so. But if you have a car, you're just 10-15 minutes away from Restaurant Row, the stretch of Sand Lake Road west of Interstate 4. There are more than 45 full service restaurants, many of them moderately priced (including the very good Seasons 52 - the one here was the prototype). Consider City Fire for American cuisine, Anatolia and Cedars for Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Nagoya Sushi, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Dragonfly (Japanese), Memories of India, Greek Flame Taverna, Antonio's Italiian -- not a chain among them. The suggestion for Columbia in Celebration is a good one, though they can be spotty at times (it's on outpost of the oldest restaurant in Florida, from Ybor City). Cafe d'Antonio there is good, too. At Downtown Disney, Portobello is good Italian, with a menu under the supervision of Tony Mantuano of Chicago's Spiaggia. You'll find more suggestions at my website, scottjosephorlando.com, and be sure to check out my app - it's a free download in iTunes. You can find it by searching my name. Have a great time.
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Nov 25th, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Well it looks like we're going to have to start defining food prices as well as hotel prices. IMHO Hemingway's is a pleasant middle priced restaurant. I agree that it charges more than a local neighborhood place does - but it's certainly not in the upscale range.

So perhaps now the OP should give a price range in $ - so we all understand.
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