Fodor's Expert Review Norman's

$$$$ Central Orlando Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Legendary Florida chef Norman Van Aken brings impressive credentials to the restaurant that bears his name: he's credited with creating Floribbean cuisine and coining the term fusion cooking. The resort operation is a formal, sleek restaurant with marble floors, starched tablecloths, servers in ties and vests, eight certified sommeliers, 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 yellowedge grouper crusted in Serrano ham, yuzu roasted chicken with pad Thai noodles, and perfectly seared scallops with handmade Anson Mills grits. Covered terrace seating is also available.

Eclectic Business Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

4000 Central Florida Pkwy.
Orlando, Florida  32837, USA

407-393–4333

www.normans.com

Known For:
  • James Beard Award–winning chef
  • Creative preparations with wide-ranging international influences
  • Extensive wine list
  • Legendary James Beard Award–winning chef
  • Exceptional seafood and Wagyu beef
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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