Falls Pool Bar and Grill is a popular poolside restaurant which is renowned for its spectacular laser show at night. Sit close to the fire pits as you enjoy some of their delicious offerings like Classic Burger, Lobster Roll, Teriyaki Turkey Burger, Pressed Cubano and Falls Signature Burger. Complementing the meal here are beloved cocktails like Traditional Mai Tai, Pirate’s Treasure, The Hen House, Jameson Cooler, Aperol Spritz, Beach Comber, Sky’s Out BLY’s Out and many more.
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.
The Gnarly Barley offers everything from meat and bean tacos to sixteen craft beers on tap. This pub is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, whether they are looking for a few rounds of beer, or a full meal. This laidback establishment is known for its local brews and savory sandwiches, available Tuesday through Sunday every week.
Prato serves Italian cuisine in a chic, yet relaxed atmosphere. Whether you come here for a business lunch, a gathering with friends, or a romantic evening with someone special, you'll love what this restaurant has to offer. There's an outdoor patio that's open year round for your enjoyment. Pizza, pasta, and classic Italian desserts are prepared carefully and with flair. The shrimp ravioli comes highly recommended.
Agave Azul is conveniently located north of Universal and International Drives and is the place to go for authentic Mexican cuisine. Step inside to simple, yet elegant and modern décor that offers a welcoming atmosphere as well as plenty of azul (blue) accents throughout. Seating for dining is offered inside or outside on a covered patio, but those looking for a refreshing beverage can take a chair at the full-service bar, which offers numerous drink specials and more than 100 brands of tequila. A live Mariachi band performs every Thursday and the daily happy hour is three hours long.
Eola is known for its excellent wine tasting sessions. They have an impressive drink selection with more than 70 wines and 30 bottled beers. Tasty appetizers and comfortable seating area make it a good place to chill out. The outdoor area offers a more casual take on this 'beautiful people, great wine' atmosphere. Wines and cheeses clearly rule the roost, but there's more variety on weekends.
Conveniently located in the Downtown Orlando area on South Orange Avenue at Church Street, Eden's Fresh Co. provides the hungry and health-conscious with a menu packed full of Mediterranean inspired made-to-order wraps and salads. Stop by for a vegetarian-friendly selection of freshly made wraps, salads and yogurt parfaits for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacking. Choose from a nice variety of featured recipes or make your very own special creation to enjoy. Eden's Fresh Co. offers inside or outside seating as well as catering and delivery for parties ranging from six to 100 guests. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Artisan's Table offers contemporary American fare in comfortable settings. The restaurant menu incorporates fresh and local, seasonal ingredients that offer a world of nutrition and flavor. Ideal for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers plenty of wholesome dishes that simply irresistible. The Japanese Breakfast Bowl which includes sticky rice topped with sweet chili sauce, togarashi, pecan smoked bacon, scallions and two perfectly cooked eggs is a best seller here and yes, it tastes as delicious as it sounds. Other dishes include gourmet burgers, cheese steaks, salads, sandwiches and much more. The bar offers signature cocktails, wines and other beverages that pair well with the food.
Guests of this restaurant enjoy tasty, reasonably priced tex-mex fare and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Be forewarned: the restaurant fills up quickly on weekend evenings. Start with cream cheese-filled jalapenos, then progress to entrees such as Chicken Quesadillas or Chimichangas with either chicken or beef. If you're not in the mood for Mexican delicacies, have no fear. The restaurant also serves pasta and hamburgers. Complement your meal with a drink from the full bar.
Located beside Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Lakeside 310 is an elegant restaurant specializing in contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant presents a lovely setup that resonates with an understated charm and warmth, perfect for casual meals or special days like weddings, rehearsal dinners, parties or formal meet-ups. The menu is dominated by classic American and features steaks, sandwiches, pasta, seafood dishes and signature salads. Lakeside 310 also offers a separate menu for children as well as efficient take-away service.
Relax Grill at Lake Eola, located in downtown Orlando, provides amazing surroundings and a good selection of menu items. Located on the lake with views of the famous city fountain and encompassed with flourishing landscaping, choose from menu items including American, Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. Relax and enjoy the outdoors under the tall oak trees at covered tables or at the bar sipping on a glass of wine or beer. At Relax Grill at Lake Eola, you can watch the people passing by, be mesmerized by the cascading water on the fountain, watch the latest sporting events on big-screen TVs, or take in one of the weekly movies shown. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis