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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Orlando

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor | January 04, 2018

The swing towards local, sustainable, and house-made ingredients has spread from small chef-driven independent restaurants to the major hotels, and the craft influences has changed the hotel restaurant scene for the better. Here are ten hotels with exemplary restaurants worth experiencing.


The Alfond Inn

Why it made the list

The gallery-worthy art that inhabits the Alfond Hotel is reflected in the artistry in the menu at Hamilton's Kitchen. The very popular bar leads into an open kitchen, casual space where Southern-inspired specialties are accented by European techniques and house-made highlights.

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Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Why it made the list

The ground-breaking Father of New World Cuisine, Norman Van Aken, uses the cultural melting pot of Florida as a launching point for his namesake restaurant, melding Caribbean, Cuban, Asian, African and American flavors to best advantage. Fresh local seafood and seasonal produce appear on the ever-changing menu, along with one of the best wine lists in town.

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JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

Why it made the list

As many as a dozen of the area’s notable chefs have started their careers at Primo, and it remains a hotbed of talent and fine dining. The creation of two-time James Beard Award winner Melissa Kelly, the kitchen makes full use of its private organic garden just outside the door and Kelly's unique view of food fine-tuned at her flagship restaurant in Maine. Primarily Italian, Primo is where many diners get their first taste of the freshest seasonal fare.

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Rosen Centre Hotel

Why it made the list

While awash in high-end sit-down eateries, the Rosen Centre on busy International Drive has a hidden treasure right in the lobby, where Okinawan-trained Chef Yoshi Kohazame can be found wielding his sword-steel knife creating artistic variations on standard sushi behind the bar at Banshoo. Signature rolls and meticulously sliced fish abound.

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Why it made the list

La Luce, built by the late Napa Valley chef Donna Scala, presents cutting edge versions of authentic Bolognese cuisine with a Bay Area sensibility, and magnificent cocktails. Bull & Bear offers classic New York steakhouse dining and some of the best service available anywhere.

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