Orlando Restaurants

The Rusty Spoon

  • 55 W. Church St. Map It
  • Downtown Orlando
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Locally sourced and Florida-specific ingredients
  • "Lake Meadow" salad, with local greens and sautéed chicken livers
  • Impressive service

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Lovingly raised animals and locally grown produce are the menu foundation at this Downtown gastropub owned by chef Kathleen Blake. An ideal spot for a business lunch or dinner before a basketball game, theater, or concert, the wood-and-brick dining room is a comfortable backdrop to hearty, seasonal American meals with Italian and Southern elements. Creatively stuffed eggs and buttermilk-soaked Vidalia onion rings are top starters. The salads—with ultrafresh greens—are always sensational. All pastas are made from scratch, whether a "remodeled" ravioli with roasted organic Seminole pumpkin, radicchio, and cremini mushrooms, or hand-cut wide noodles with a beef tenderloin/pork ragu with chili oil. The Dirty South seafood stew is a signature take on bouillabaisse. End with a very grown-up version of s'mores.

Restaurant Information


55 W. Church St., Orlando, Florida, 32801, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch weekends

Published 07/06/2017


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