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Aug 5, 2011 08:10 AM

orlando urgent: Ravenous pig or Luma date night

First, let me thank all you chowhounds for the great info you have on here. Im new to the area and have read as much as it out there.

My situation is a very important date this evening, for which I have a 8:30 reservation at TRP. What I realize now is that it may be a bit too informal in both dress and demeanor for the female companion who is simply looking for a reason to get dressed up. I am from d.c. where fine dining and well dressed young professionals are the norm, and I fear Orlando may have a bit more of the shorts and sandals set than I anticipated. We are in our late twenties, love seafood and red meat, and enjoy the chic trendy decor on a special night out.

That said, I can tell demand is much greater to dine at the Pig rather than my fallbacks, by the lack of available tables. I realize price is going to be equal (120ish) regardless of my choice, and would like an elegant evening. I am considering luma as an alt ernative, as well as kres chophouse, as they seem to offer more in the way of decor and less of a chance of her feeling overdressed.

Honestly, after perusing the menu, I am hesitant to pay 4* prices for the ambiance and food of a casual eatery. Any and all opinions welcomed, and thanks for the read.

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  1. You can not go wrong with either one, and The Ravenous Pig is no dive, to be sure. But Luma on Park has the sexy ambiance you're seeking. I'd go with that for date night and choose The Pig for your next dinner out. Both have amazing food.

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

    The Ravenous Pig: An American Gastropub
    1234 N. Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

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    1. I heard last night that Normans has recently started enforcing a business casual dress code.

      1. Ravenous Pig is a spectacular restaurant. The atmosphere is one to put you at ease. I have been there after black tie affairs with no problem whatsoever. If you're looking for something more formal then go to Sand Lake Rd to discover "The Table"

        The Table
        8060 Via Dellagio Way #106, Orlando, FL 32819