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Winterpark for Lunch

MarilynE Feb 11, 2009 11:10 AM

I know of only one spot for lunch in Winterpark, the Park Plaza Garden. Does anyone have other suggestions for a group of 8?

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    Bill Leonard RE: MarilynE Feb 11, 2009 06:53 PM

    Can't go wrong with the Briar Patch on Park Ave, and also Spice Steakhouse on Park Ave as well.

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      mountdorahound RE: Bill Leonard Feb 12, 2009 09:23 AM

      Lunch is premire in Winter park. I used to work there and the choices are limitless. They have everything! AUTHENTIC mexican,thai, middle eastern,carribean, cuban, french and italian. You can even have REAL english pub grub at the Fiddlers green. My coworkers and i would sneak off every friday payday lunch to the fiddlers for a tall pint of esb,,just one of the 23 imports they carry and some of the best Irish cuisine around. People don't think of going there durring the day so you will be seated right away in a spacious dark dining room all to yourself. I reccommend the potato pancakes served with smoked salmon and chive dip.I love the briar patch but if you go there with eight people you might be waiting quite a while for a table. If it is a rainy day you might have better luck.

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      melpadilla RE: MarilynE Feb 12, 2009 11:41 AM

      Luma (lumaonpark.com), Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine (Bosphorousrestaurant.com), Hot Olives (hotolives.com), Dexter's (dexwine.com)

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        starbucksbrew RE: MarilynE Feb 16, 2009 12:48 PM

        Hot Olives is fabulous for a group.

        1. winechic RE: MarilynE Feb 16, 2009 03:12 PM

          Hot Olives is wonderful for lunch, great for a group that size.

          I enjoy 310Park South, there is something for everyone on the menu.

          Luma on Park, also nice for a group.

          Ravenous pig has a nice big table for larger groups on the pub side, love RP!

          Briarpatch is a bit cramped, though people don't seem to mind. The pile them in there! :) Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine, is wonderful.

          I hope the weather is nice, allow for some walking the avenue time.

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            winechic RE: winechic Feb 20, 2009 09:21 PM

            Luma is only open for Brunch on weekends, which I neglected to post!

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            lavenderbeach RE: MarilynE Feb 16, 2009 04:28 PM

            I vote Briarpatch ( get there early) or Luma on Park

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              Scott Joseph RE: MarilynE Feb 16, 2009 06:27 PM

              I'll be the dissenting voice on Briarpatch -- I've just never gotten the allure, and the food has never been good enough to balance out the poor service.
              Luma, sadly, serves only dinner.
              Bosphorous is nice if your group is adventurous.
              A new restaurant, Circa 1926, would be a great choice, and for something unusual, try Cafe 118, which bills itself as a raw, living cuisine restaurant. It is ultra vegan and the 118 designates that nothing has been raised above that temperature, which, they attest, preserves the integrity of the food. You have to trust me on this one: it's very very good.
              I have full reviews of both Circa and Cafe 118 on my site, but the Houndsters get upset when I try to link to them here.


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                wishbugger RE: MarilynE Feb 24, 2009 01:23 AM

                Go to Houstons. Mollie is my waitress there. Perfect service and perfect food. Bring your wallet.

                1. dmfnole RE: MarilynE Feb 25, 2009 11:58 AM

                  I like Chez Vincents; Dexters and The Ravenous Pig

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