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Any leads on a special place to celebrate an anniversary would be appreciated.

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  1. could u be a little more specific?
    who? just a couple? wife/husband? or a group?
    what? really special anniversary? or just an anniversary?
    how many?
    kinds of food?
    any budget?

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    1. re: srsone

      Wedding anniversary for two. Open to all possibilities, no particular cuisine preferences. Casual to fine dining.

    2. Orlando is pretty geographically dispersed - can you narrow down the area a little? Also price range?

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      1. re: YosemiteSam

        Downtown/Winter Park area. Casual to fine dining.

        1. re: Marilynne Herbert

          Luma on Park Ave for upscale. A lot of people like the Gastropub called Ravenous Pig too.

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          Luma on Park
          290 S. Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

          1. re: Marilynne Herbert

            As Todd mentioned, Luma is a good option for more progressive food and a bustling atmosphere. I wouldn't classify it as romantic though if that's what you're after. Another option in the area if you are steakhouse people is Del Frisco's, but again it's not really romantic.

            I would recommend K in College Park above all else. The food is great and it's small and in a nice old house so can also be romantic if you get the right table. Other options I'd recommend are Chez Vincent and for a cheaper option the Funky Monkey downtown - it's very romantic despite the name and the food is sensual.

            I'd like to mention two other places if you don't mind a little drive. Chatham's Place in Dr Phillips Restaurant Row has been there for years and they have a great but simple menu and top notch service. It's old school but a real treat in the modern casualization of everything. Also, in downtown Winter Garden is a great place in the historic Edgewater hotel call Chef's Table. Awesome food, quaint setting and wonderful service.

            Perhaps a few too many suggestions, but visit their websites and see what appeals to you. I'm sure you'll be happy with any of them

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            Chatham's Place Restaurant
            7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

            Chez Vincent
            533 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

            Chef's Table
            99 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

            1. re: YosemiteSam

              Ooh I second K, that's a great spot. More romantic than Luma, would be a great anniversary spot. Another place that's very romantic and has out of this world lobster bisque is The Boheme (at the Grand Bohemian hotel downtown)

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              Boheme Restaurant
              325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

              1. re: askdrtodd

                In the past they I've really enjoyed Boheme, but they have been undergoing renovations and I was hesitant to recommend as I'm not sure if those are completed yet. They were staying open during but it would really impact the atmosphere

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                Boheme Restaurant
                325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

        2. I love the Ravenous Pig and The Boheme is extremely romantic, but I should also recommend Enzo's on the Lake, a romantic, wonderful Italian restaurant in Longwood with a beautiful lakefront view. It's our regular Valentine's Day destination and may be everything you're looking for, as long as you don't mind driving. (It's still accessible from I-4, maybe ten to fitfteen minutes, tops, from the Maitland exit.)

          http://www.enzos.com/Welcome.html