The Venetian Room can be found hidden away in the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel near Walt Disney World. Formal wear required—step inside, and you will see why. It is a winner of multiple awards like the AAA 4 Diamond Award and is a sight to behold. It offers a first-class dining experience with impeccable service, delicious delights and lavish surroundings. The menu has continental cuisine including fresh seafood and a variety of other dishes cooked to perfection. Choose from numerous wines from the list or a drink from the fully stocked bar. The Venetian Room provides an unforgettable dining experience for all.
This fine French restaurant is located on a nondescript stretch of Orange Avenue better known for convenience stores than gourmet eateries. Inside, guests enter a world of romantic lighting, starched white tablecloths and excellent cuisine. You might begin with Onion Soup, topped with Gruyere cheese or an appetizer of phyllo dough stuffed with vegetables and cheese, and follow that with a grouper filet or a Black Angus steak.
Linda's La Cantina Steakhouse is one of Florida's oldest steak houses, and patrons are happiest when they stick with the restaurant's signature dishes. These include a large T-bone Steak, an eight-ounce Filet Mignon and an 18-ounce Top Sirloin. Linda's serves them all with salad, bread and a choice of baked potato, fresh vegetables or other sides. The restaurant also offers a seafood menu. Dress is office casual, and décor is comfortable, roomy, and typical American. The restaurant offers a good wine and champagne list as well.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is a local hotspot situated at Pointe Orlando on the famous International Drive in Orlando. It is an upscale restaurant and rum bar that provides an open-air, tropical surrounding that closely resembles one found in Cuba. Listen to upbeat Cuban music provided by DJs or enjoy late night floor shows and salsa dancing on the massive dance floor. Choose from a large variety of tasty old-world and contemporary Cuban dishes or enjoy a refreshing drink from one of the four bars, including the signature mojitos, 70 varieties of rum, specialty tropical fruit drinks and an assorted wine selection. The bar stays open until 2a or later on weekends.
Housed in a century-old structure that's also served as a private home, this atmospheric eatery features charming décor that calls to mind the general store it once was. Unlike those general stores, however, this one offers more than penny candy. Sandwiches are this eatery's hallmark, from roast beef with tomato to turkey and bacon clubs to curried chicken. A lunchtime crowd packs this place, and the restaurant does not accept reservations, so be forewarned.
Mediterranean Deli is located north of Downtown Orlando in an aged strip mall, but don’t let the exterior and surroundings stop you from checking them out. The interior may show its age a little as well, but it is extremely clean. The staff is very attentive and especially welcoming. This is an exceptionally popular spot for the locals and often has a line, but the wait is worth it. Choose from homemade, fresh Greek food items, including a variety of gyros, sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as baklava. Large portions, great prices and indoor or outdoor seating are available.
The Treehouse Truck may not be the first choice for those looking for a healthy meal, but it is for anyone desiring a very tasty treat. This food truck serves homemade American foods in variation locations including Oviedo, Winter Park, Maitland, Lake Lily, Fashion Square Mall and many others. Notable specialties include several deep fried items, such as PB&J sandwiches, Oreos, Twinkies, Twix's and bread pudding. Other popular menu items include hotdogs, French onion grilled cheese and Chimoo sandwiches, plus a number of specialty Angus burgers, such as Portobello mushroom, Treehouse, Irish stout, King Caesar, Megalo and the Luther burger, which consist of a bacon cheeseburger inside of two Krispy Kreme doughnuts. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Korean BBQ Taco Box does not only has one food truck found around the Orlando region, but two separate food trucks that offer cooked-to-order taco boxes and special box meals. Places frequented include UCF, Maitland, Apopka, Oviedo, Downtown Orlando and other locations throughout the area. Notable specialties found on the menu consist of Spicy Pork Taco, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Taco and Spicy Chicken Wings. Other meats offered include chicken and boneless marinated short rib (galbi), and the boxes come packed with a salad and four Korean sides. The wait time is longer than many trucks, but the majority feel the results are worth it. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Look for beastly eyes and sharp fangs on a bright orange truck that proudly displays a Brazilian flag, and you will have found the Feast Beast food truck. This truck can be located in Winter Park, Apopka, Oviedo as well as other Orlando area sites. This truck serves a variety of Brazilian cuisine. The menu items available include grilled Brazilian cheese on a stick, baked cheese rolls, Brazilian-style hot dogs, roasted Brazilian peanut candy and a varied selection of drinks. However, the top three favorites among the locals are the Brazilian Feast Beast sandwich, grilled marinated chicken hearts on a stick and the national dish of Brazil: Feijoada Bowl. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Audrey’s Punk Kitchen is cooking for all the vegans and vegetarians in the Orlando region. This food truck stands out from many of the others due to their complete menu of healthy and organic alternatives to typical food truck foods. Look for them at Hoover’s Organic Farmers Market on Sundays in Altamonte Springs and other Orlando area locations. Menu items include fresh, local and seasonal goods used to create soups, wraps and other meals along with organic and raw smoothies, fair-trade coffee and tasty desserts such as semi-sweet chocolate cookies, coconut cookies, fudge brownies, mint cookies and carrot cake. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Country Chuck Wagon is a food truck specializing in fresh and tasty Mexican and American favorites. Look for them at various locations in Downtown Orlando and other popular city sites, as well as in spots hosting special events around the Orlando area. The menu features a nice selection to choose from such as a variety of hot dogs, burgers, Polish and Italian sausage sandwiches, fajitas and quesadillas. All menu items are available with freshly made grilled and seasoned potatoes. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Boheme is part of the Grand Bohemian Hotel located in downtown Orlando. The extraordinary artwork, luxurious furnishings, and spectacular entertainment will impress you for sure. The abundant array of scrumptious delights will leave you longing for more—if you have the room! The Boheme is truly in a class of its own and one of the few AAA Four-Diamond restaurants in Orlando. It is the perfect destination for a business luncheon, important gathering, or a romantic dinner just for two. If you are looking for an elegant gourmet feast or merely drinks at a fully stocked bar that includes an extensive wine selection, then the Boheme is the place you should go.