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Apr 4, 2011 09:57 AM

Orlando 'hounds- new restaurant "Finesse"

My foodie buddy went this past weekend and raved about it, curious if anyone else has checked it out yet? Apparently a monthly changing menu, locally sourced meats & veggies, reasonable prices, etc. Sounds interesting...

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  1. Lake Mary - harumph, that's a haul from our side of town. Looks interesting, will wait to hear a few reviews before making the trek.

    Terrible name though.

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    1. re: YosemiteSam

      No doubt. Might as well be Pantene.

        1. re: Manderley

          LOL!!! i thought the same...
          but i hear it is a great place, the chef are renowned

    2. I'm actually going up to my companies office in Lake Mary this week, and I will try and make time to eat (hopefully) tasty food. I will report back if I do.

      1. I'm not in love with the name either. but I am in love with the menu and the fact that they are refreshing the menu often. I checked out the yelp page for the restaurant and the pictures are making me hungry.

        It's also quite a drive from where I live and work. :( but It's on my list of places to try.

        1. I have eaten at Finesse twice now, once for dinner and once for lunch. My friend and I enjoyed our dinner there very much, it was excellent. I have detailed my dinner experience in my blog here:

          My lunch experience with three coworkers was also excellent, we all agreed we'd come back, it was very good. I wrote about it briefly on .

          I think Finesse has the potential to become a very good restaurant, I'd recommend you try it and comment here or on my blog or on urbanspoon, however you feel.

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          1. re: LakeMaryFoodCritic

            I took my boss there for dinner last week.

            Here is my three word summary: It has potential.

            I had the crab cakes to start with the Paella Risotto entree. My boss had a salad with the pork (tenderloin?) entree.

            Portions are huge. The crab cakes were underwhelming, and I thought the paella a bit heavy handed.

            But, overall, good for an eight week old place. The staff was friendly, and it looks like they are on the right track. For beer fans like myself, while they have a good selection of bottles, there is no draught beer.