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Birthday dinner Winter Park/Orlando

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pittsburgher Mar 1, 2007 07:00 AM

I will be taking my sister out for her 50th birthday dinner while I'm in Winter Park next week. She leads a pretty sheltered life & doesn't eat out a lot, so I'm looking for something interesting but not overwhelming. Any suggestions?

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    pittsburgher RE: pittsburgher Mar 1, 2007 07:03 PM

    New to this site -- any suggestions would be appreciated!

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      mountdorahound RE: pittsburgher Mar 2, 2007 07:16 AM

      Houston's!

      1. hitachino RE: pittsburgher Mar 2, 2007 10:54 AM

        maybe fiddlers green irish pub? casual, not overwhelming, good solid fare, good beer. and fun! although, not knowing what you really mean by "sheltered", maybe a pub might not be such a good choice ;)

        i don't eat in winter park very often so i'm not much help. if you plug "winter park" into the search engine you can find some recs by looking at the more recently dated threads. then look up the names of anything that intrigues you on google.com.

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          pdpredtide RE: hitachino Jul 1, 2009 10:55 AM

          i dont recommend this since its pretty raucous at night

          tastychomps.com

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          keysdax RE: pittsburgher Mar 2, 2007 02:46 PM

          Houston's is very nice, I really enjoy heading out back by the lake with a glass of wine.
          http://www.hillstone.com/

          Del Frisco's on Lee Road for steak.
          http://www.delfriscosorlando.com/inde...

          Lots of choices on Park Ave. and Winter Park Village,
          http://www.parkave-winterpark.com/htm...

          1. Bob Mervine RE: pittsburgher Mar 3, 2007 09:31 AM

            For Winter Park area places with good solid, not cutting edge food in a pleasant atmosphere, these come to mind:

            Briarpatch, Pannullo's and 310 Park, all located on Park Avenue. Chef Justin's is also good, a bit higher priced, and can be noisy and crowded at times.

            In the area around Hannibal Square, Hot Olives is quite pleasant as is Chez Vincent for French food.

            In the Winter Park Village, she may like the quiet, clubby, but expensive steaks and other items at Ruth's Chris. Brio Tuscan Grille is also pleasant and, if she's feeling a little adventuresome, the Americanized Asian food at P.F. Changs is nice.

            Definitely Houston's and for some nice Italian, Rocco's

            Hope that helps.

            Bob

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