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strephking Jan 28, 2007 11:52 AM

I searched Chowhound for Orlando Restaurant recommendations, and my search turned up empty. I am staying downtown, any suggestions in Downtown or Winter Park area?

  1. cherylp3 Jan 28, 2007 12:58 PM

    Not sure why your search was empty.
    I did a search for Winter Park: Beluga and Popolo recently had items.
    Also do a search for Bob Mervine, he has some writeups as well.

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      kimocorb Jan 28, 2007 05:09 PM

      Try Chan's for Chinese Dim Sum it is served every day on Coloniel Dr.

      1. hitachino Jan 29, 2007 08:32 AM

        i always enjoy perusing these e-zine things for reviews: (you can search by location, type of dining, $$, etc)

        http://orlandocitybeat.metromix.com/restaurants/

        http://www.orlandoweekly.com/dining/

        i was going to recommend some places, but realized that i haven't been to downtown orlando in ages. last place i visited was the tiki bar restaurant on wallstreet - you can definitely find some decent food and fun ambience in that area (the globe, tiki room, etc)

        1. Bob Mervine Jan 30, 2007 03:58 AM

          Dude, not sure what search engine you are using.

          I just put orlando restauants into the chowhound search engine, no quotes, and got 840 replies.

          Chan's on Colonial is good for dim sum, but just around the corner is Ming's Bistro. better,fresher good, more variety, and very very clean with great service.

          Bob

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            strephking Feb 2, 2007 08:46 PM

            i put in "orlando restaurants" maybe that is what limited me

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              Mrs. LoveToTryNewRestaurants Mar 12, 2007 11:25 AM

              For downtown Orlando, if you want super romantic, go to Manuel's on the 28th. You can do a prefix menu for $55 per person - 4 course meal. If you want to go just for drinks and not too, too busy, and still swanky, go to the Boheme.
              For Winter Park, I higly recommend Luma on Park Avenue for dinner. For a big group, try and book the room down in the wine cellar. It has a dining table that seats up to 8-10 people, 2 couches, and a flat screen tv.

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