Recommend restaurants in Orlando please!

Feb 21st, 2009, 04:04 AM
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Recommend restaurants in Orlando please!

I am responsible for planning dinner outings for a group of 9. We are staying at the Omni Orlando south of Disney and Celebration. One 4 year old is involved. In the $10-20 dollar entree range, which ones are of good quality and atmosphere?
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Feb 21st, 2009, 04:57 AM
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Your hotel is somewhat isolated and there are not a lot of options, in your price range, in the immediate area, including Celebration. The first one that comes to mind is the Columbia , but TripAdvisor reviews are mixed.

If you drive a little further north, you will find a ton of family restaurants (mostly chains) on US Highway 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway) in Kissimmee. Here are some of them . Again, I don't think there are any to get excited about, but many are probably within your price range.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 06:13 AM
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The Columbia is a great suggestion.
And, their white sangria is GREAT!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 06:17 AM
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A third for Columbia. The food is very good and the atmosphere is alive enough that a four year old will fit right in.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Okay..yes, I realize I am further south and isolated but am totally willing to drive into the Disney area..I don't want to choose chain restaurants for the most part and the price range per person is probably too general..so far, we have booked Artist's Point(our splurge), Ohana and 1900 Park Fare..yes they are pricier as they involve a little more than just food. Just have a couple more nights to fill..what about Bonefish Grille or Villa de Flora at Gaylords?
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Feb 21st, 2009, 10:32 AM
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From a previous post of mine:

"Scott Joseph was the Orlando Sentinel's restaurant critic for about 20 years. During that time, I came to respect and trust his opinions about local restaurants. He was always right on target. He now has a blog where he continues to review Central Florida restaurants. One of the seafood restaurants that he likes is The Oceanaire Seafood Room http://tinyurl.com/9rpyga . I have not yet tried it yet, but want to very much. Read his review here: http://tinyurl.com/8jnwsa "

Scott also recommends: Café d’Antonio – 691 Front St., Celebration; 407-566-2233. "A smaller version of Greg Gentile’s flagship restaurant, Antonio’s La Fiamma, Café d’Antonio is the consistently good restaurant for residents and visitors in Celebration."

I can recommend the Bonefish Grill at Sand Lake Road http://www.bonefishgrill.com/locator...lando-florida/
Yes, it is part of a chain, but it is an upscale chain, very good and a far cry from a Red lobster."

You will enjoy Artist Point. It is a superb choice. Be sure to allow enough time to wander around the hotel, see the geyser outside and maybe take a (free) mini-ride on the WDW boat at the end of the dock.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Well, if you are going to a Bonefish consider Seasons 52. It would have been my first choice but not at the price point you originally gave.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 11:33 AM
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I agree, but be sure to make a reservation!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Thank you, thank you..will look for his blog....and the sites you highlighted...where is Seasons 52?
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Feb 21st, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Oh, yes..exactly why we have already booked some of the above places..love the Disney properties, gives me a chance to wander..
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Feb 21st, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Is the Columbia totally cuban food?
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Feb 21st, 2009, 01:30 PM
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The Columbia is what I call "generic Hispanic" with some Cuban (e.g. Cuban Black Bean Soup, Boliche, Ropa Vieja) & some Spanish (e.g. Paella, Gazpacho Andaluz) dishes on the menu. It's all good.



Seasons 52
At the Plaza Venezia
7700 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 354-5212
http://www.seasons52.com/locations/Orlando2.asp

Take I-4 North/East (toward Daytona Beach)to Sand Lake Road. It's not far from the Bonefish Grill.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Okay...thanks..
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Mar 6th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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Okay..I have found Fishbones and Bonefish..which one do I want?
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Mar 6th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Bonefish Grill: http://tinyurl.com/ca3le6 although both are good. I think Bonefish Grill is what I meant.
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