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Jan 8, 2009 06:36 AM

Any new restaurants in Orlando???

Just checking to see if I've missed any new openings in Orlando? Or at least anything I may have missed over the past 3-4 months.

Hoping for SOMETHING new in this town...

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  1. J alexanders is kind of new. They also opened up something right by it, but i can't remember the name. Rustic DT on church is somewhat new. There's the new 310 Park that is where Sam Snead's used to be.

    4 Replies
    1. re: fsupilam33

      Rustic has actually already closed its doors.

      1. re: jjhayesd

        wow, that didn't take long. The restaurant i was referring to next to J Alexanders is Ocean Prime. It was just reviewed in the sentinel

        1. re: fsupilam33

          I went to J Alexanders, Thought it was pretty good food at a decent value. Walked into Ocean Prime and it was gorgeous. Didn't eat there yet, but plan to, Was the review good?

    2. Ugh. I really try to defend Orlando when people say the culinary scene here sucks. But lately its getting harder and harder to do so giving the same old examples.

      Has anyone tried Funky Monkey Wine Bar yet? I hear things, but then look at their menu online and don't get excited about anything on it.

      1. I thought I saw Funky Monkey closed.

        Where are J Alexanders and Ocean Prime? I've actually eaten at J's years ago in Nashville.

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        1. re: starbucksbrew

          Funky Monkey is booming and busy, usually booked up, Funky Monkey is just fine

          1. re: Tastersguilde

            Grin.... Yep, I'll confirm that Funky Monkey Wine Company is doing quite nicely.

            1. re: starbucksbrew

              they are just west of i4 off sand lake road

            2. Lago in Baldwin Park just opened. Seito Sushi on Sand Lake Road just opened their newest, most fab location yet. Vineyard Wine Company in Lake Mary/Sanford/Heathrow just opened a few months ago and the food is wonderful.

              So we've got that going for us, which is nice...

              1. I heard a place called Graphitti Junktion opened in Thorton park next to Dexters. Circa 1926 opened on Park ave, and some place called Cafe118 also opened on park ave. All this info courtesy of Scott Joseph's blog.