Orlando Restaurants


  • 4000 Central Florida Pkwy. Map It
  • South Orlando
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • James Beard Award–winning chef
  • Creative preparations with wide-ranging international influences
  • Extensive wine list

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Legendary Florida chef Norman Van Aken brings impressive credentials to the restaurant that bears his name. Van Aken's culinary roots go back to the Florida Keys, where he's credited with creating "Floribbean" cuisine, 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, 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 a Mongolian-marinated veal chop, pan-cooked Florida snapper with citrus butter, and pork Havana with "21st-century mole sauce." Covered terrace seating is also available.

Restaurant Information


Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, 4000 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, Florida, 32837, USA

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Website: www.normans.com

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Published 07/06/2017


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