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Aug 7, 2006 10:36 PM

Top five in Orlando for anniversary dinner

We live locally but with 2 kids (and one on the way) we don't get out as much as we used to so I'm not up to date on what's the latest and greatest. I'm looking for a restaurant for our anniversary dinner that's a "special occassion" place. The only place we're not currently interested in is V&A's, only because I don't want to be pregnant when I go there due to food and alchol limitations (I want to be able to REALLY enjoy it when I spend all that $$$).

We live in the North side of the city but are willing to drive anywhere. We are open to any type of cuisine & all price ranges.

Would you mind sharing YOUR personal favorites for a speical occassion in the Orlando area?


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  1. I was just in Downtown Disney, and ate at Wolfgang Pucks. It was great. You need reservations. When youre done eating, you can walk around and see all kinds of attractions. Dinner at Wolfgang's, then live music at the House of Blues which is just a few steps away. If you still have energy, another few steps away is Downtown Disneys bar scene.

    I took pictures of each plate they brought out to me at Wolfgang's - it was that beautiful. It tasted even better. The sushi is the best I've had here in Florida so far. You will spend $$$ but it will be worth every bite.

    1. If you like steak, make it Del Frisco's. I'm not from Orlando, but have been to Del Frisco's many times. Right off I-4, I think in the Winter Park area. Have the NY strip and chateau potatoes. You won't be disappointed.

      1. I don't live in Orlando but I travel and dine there frequently enough to be able to recommend some places. Don't be put off by two rec's that are in hotels.

        1. Norman's at the Ritz Carlton. You will get attentive service, interesting and well prepared food in a very romantic atmosphere. Room is gorgeous.

        2. Primo at the JW. Organic ingredients beautifully prepared with some very interesting combos but all based on sound cooking principles. I would call them in advance and talk with the chef (a woman who wanders around in coveralls in the elegant room) about a menu for your anniversary. They will even prepare interesting non alcoholic drinks for you.

        3. Chatham's. Haven't been for a while but friends still dine here and love it.

        I disagree about Puck's. I love the place and eat there but it is too touristy for a truly romantic experience.

        4. Window table at Seasons 52 would be good for a mother to be and the view is lovely over the lake. I do not know if there are more Seasons 52 in Orlando but I am referring to the Sand Lake one.

        Mangia Bene. LMF

        1. Dux in the Peabody hotel.

          1. Enzo's on the Lake in Casselberry/Longwood on 17-92 is deliteful. Great, authentic Italian. Ask for small room seatin or outside to improve the romantic ambience. My wife's favorite special occassion place.

            Mason Jardain in Altamonte Springs has never let me down for special occassions either.

            Antonio's in Maitland on 17-92 is also a nice treat. Very good and very personable.