Fodor's Expert Review Vines Grille & Wine Bar
Live jazz and blues music fills the night at the bar section of this dramatically designed restaurant, but the food and drink in the snazzy main dining room are headliners in their own right. The kitchen bills itself as a steak house, but it really is far more than that. A perennial winner of the Orlando magazine Dining Awards for best wine bar, the wine list is extensive, and the cocktails are serious business, too. Entrées range from prime steaks (alas, no longer dry-aged) to pan-seared Chilean sea bass with lobster risotto and basil beurre blanc, from a one-pound Wagyu burger with truffle fries to pork osso bucco. Be sure to start with the grilled octopus, which is simply prepared with red onions, capers, and roasted fennel. The crowd tends to dress up, but jackets and ties are not required.
7533 W. Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32819, USA
- Extensive wine selection and cocktails
- Prime steaks cooked on a wood-fired grill
- Live jazz performances