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Jul 5, 2012 08:01 AM

Confined to the Peabody - Need a Recommendation

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Rona Gindin

      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

      1. re: mindracer

        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.

        1. re: boydcrowder

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

              1. re: Sandwich_Sister

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

        2. re: mindracer

          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

          1. re: LilMsFoodie

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