Fodor's Expert Review Vines Grille & Wine Bar

$$$$ Central Orlando Steakhouse

Live jazz and blues music fills the night in the bar 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 (and a Downbeat magazine Top Jazz venue), this restaurant has an extensive wine list, and its cocktails are serious business, too. Entrées range from prime steaks 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 buco. 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. Live jazz starts nightly at 7 pm.

Steakhouse Business Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Trendy

Quick Facts

7533 W. Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, Florida  32819, USA

407-351–1227

www.vinesgrille.com

Known For:
  • Extensive wine selection and cocktails
  • Prime steaks cooked on a wood-fired grill
  • Live jazz performances
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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