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Confined to the Peabody - Need a Recommendation

mindracer Jul 5, 2012 08:01 AM

I'll be staying at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando during a convention next month. My time will be pretty well occupied through the day and night, so getting off property for dinner will be difficult. I'd like to take some time to have at least one decent dinner experience that offers a bit of quiet ambiance. My tastes are varied, and I can make do with almost any menu, and my dining partner is more of a traditionalist. It appears that our best options at the Peabody would be Napa or Capriccio Grille. Keeping in mind that a quiet respite would be a consideration along with the quality of the food, what would be my best option in this respect? Thanks in advance for suggestions

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    Rona Gindin RE: mindracer Jul 6, 2012 03:09 PM

    I can't choose between those two for you, but keep in mind that International Drive has an inexpensive green trolley that travels regularly up and down International Drive. I-Drive isn't tops for quiet fabulous restaurants but Sand Lake Road nearby has several credible options.


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      mindracer RE: Rona Gindin Jul 7, 2012 06:15 PM

      Thanks. I'll look into some of those options, but getting out of the hotel is the problem. I'll have to try to find a block of time when we're both available

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        boydcrowder RE: mindracer Jul 8, 2012 06:56 AM

        If memory serves, the hotel furnishes trolley passes. Two blocks down is Vito's chophouse and Charleys Steakhouse, both pricey but great meals. The peabody itself has great restaurants. The Grill is diner-style but has excellent burgers and desserts. The main restaurant is also on the high side for Orlando prices.

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          mindracer RE: boydcrowder Jul 8, 2012 09:43 AM

          Thanks. Given the proximity of Vito's and Charley's, they may be viable options.

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            Rona Gindin RE: mindracer Jul 9, 2012 03:45 AM

            In that case, stick with Napa.

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              Sandwich_Sister RE: Rona Gindin Jul 9, 2012 05:19 AM

              I second Napa

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                mindracer RE: Sandwich_Sister Jul 9, 2012 05:23 AM

                Rona and Sandwich_Sister. Thanks Sounds like Napa's the choice.

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          LilMsFoodie RE: mindracer Jul 10, 2012 05:01 AM

          I've had two excellent meals at Napa in the past two years. The food is excellent and they have beautiful and creative vegetarian options. I'm not a vegetarian, but I always order that way when I see a menu like Napa's.


          We love the lobby bar above it as well. It's a beautiful space and they have a great jazz singer at cocktail hour. I have enjoyed sitting at the counter at the B-Line Diner. Excellent old style griddle and grill type breakfasts. It is a very well run operation. LMF

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            mindracer RE: LilMsFoodie Jul 10, 2012 07:16 AM

            Okay, thanks. Looks like Napa is definitely the favorite.

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              pdpredtide RE: mindracer Jul 10, 2012 08:05 PM

              let us know how you like it !

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