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  • pec23 Mar 7, 2014 12:28 PM
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I am going to be at a conference at the Grande Lakes, and eating there most of the time. For a break from Primo and Norman's, eight of us are considering either Seasons 52 or Oceanaire. Does anyone want to weigh in on a preference or suggest an alternative? Thanks.

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  1. Was there a reason you picked these two places?

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    1. re: Sandwich_Sister

      I had heard good things about them and thought that they might be able to accommodate a group of 8. I also tend to stay away from steak and chop houses.

    2. I had heard good things about them and thought that they might be able to accommodate a group of 8. I also tend to stay away from steak and chop houses.

      1. Seasons 52 is based on a healthy meal. Salads, fish, shrimp, healthy apps, ravioli with goat cheese. and cute little shot glass desserts. It's great for those who don't want a heavy meal or are counting calories.

        Oceanaire is seafood-centric but not as health conscious. I've had oysters and apps there that were good.

        Both are chains if you want to hit up a non chain you can find a couple of places in the area that can seat 8.

        Bosphorous - Turkish
        Peperoncino - Italian
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango - fun take on tapas

        1. I second Cafe Tu Tu Tango. The banana pizza desert is a great share for the end of meal.

          1. We stayed for a week at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes and besides Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton, we enjoyed Millers Ale House which is down the street.
            Food and drink were really good and a fun place.
            Cuban resto is in the same center..Padrino's..

            There was a French bistro that was pretty good in the JW.
            Pool bar dining after riding the expansive pool river for hours has good sandwiches and fries.

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              Ale house is a great sports bar place which has local oysters and fish I believe/

              Padrinos is great too for cuban.
              Mikado sushi in the same plaza is also wonderful.