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Norman's

#10 of 3,008 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Wine Bar
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4012 Central Florida Parkway, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837 (John Young Parkway)
+1 407-393-4333
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: NORMAN'S showcases the menu of legendary Chef, Norman Van Aken. Chef...
NORMAN'S showcases the menu of legendary Chef, Norman Van Aken. Chef Norman is known internationally as "the founding father of New World Cuisine". His cuisine is a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors. Chef Norman is the only Floridian to be inducted into the prestigious "James Beard list of 'Who's Who". Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes, NORMAN'S offers picturesque views of the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, lake and gardens. Enjoy dinner in our Main Dining Room, on our Terrace, or book your next get together in our Private Dining Room. The team at NORMAN'S is ready to create a memorable evening for you and your guests. Whether a small family gathering or a large corporate function we will take care of your every need.
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  • 249
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A MUST Visit in Orlando

We ate here the first night and had an above average experience. The restaurant has very attentive service and is full of extra wonderful touches to enhance the experience. For example when they serve this out of the world roll...they give you butter, balsamic and oil. They ask you if you want the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here the first night and had an above average experience. The restaurant has very attentive service and is full of extra wonderful touches to enhance the experience. For example when they serve this out of the world roll...they give you butter, balsamic and oil. They ask you if you want the special spices added to the oil...which were... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my birthday at Norman's primarily because I had heard many great things about it. I was not at all disappointed and loved everything! I had the Key West Ceviche and Beef Tartare as starters and were pleasantly pleased, they both were delicious. As our main plates we both preferred the seafood options available, Yellowtail Snapper & Sea Bass... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. From the moment we walked in, everything was wonderful. We had a glass of champagne at the bar before going to our table. The bartender was very friendly. When we sat down, the great service continued. Each course we ordered was better than the last. Even the bread was... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is possibly one of the best overall meals we have had in Florida. The ambiance and waitstaff were exceptional which makes this a perfect destination for a special event. In order to make this the very best meal the food needs to be more exceptional. Whilst very good and it has its faults. Please bear in mind we still... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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215 reviews 215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had the tasting menu and took about 3 hours to ease through some of the best high end food we have had in a while. Our waiter Greg was a true professional and took excellent care of us. The wine pairing was spot on and the food arrived at a perfect pace. The bison was the best dish, but... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is part of the hotel complex. The atmosphere is sophisticated. The food was excellent. we had the fish and roasted chicken. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was very good. Extensive wine list and other drinks. The wait staff was attentive and very helpful. If you are at this Marriott/Ritz Carlton complex, eating here is certainly worth it.

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Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to Norman's for my wife's birthday and well it lived up to the hype. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings since it was our first time we wanted varying dishes to get a nice sampling of what Norman's had to offer (there is an a la carte menu as well). The food very tasty and showed... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We go to Norman's every year during our Disney trip. I love the atmosphere - sophisticated, nice crowd - just as expected from a restaurant at the Ritz. Great food, great service, fabulous wine. What else can you wish for. We'll be back.

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Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have been to Norman's several times and before I go any further let me just say we still feel this is THE best high end resort restaurant in the greater Orlando area. Having said that since our previous visit service has slipped. Our waiter and assistant waiter were just not communicating well and while service was fine it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We just returned from dining at Norman's. The food was spectacular from appetizers to dessert. The service was impeccable. David, our server, was professional and attentive without being intrusive. All and all a great experience. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4012 Central Florida Parkway, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837
    (John Young Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-393-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

NORMAN'S showcases the menu of legendary Chef, Norman Van Aken. Chef Norman is known internationally as "the founding father of New World Cuisine". His cuisine is a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors. Chef Norman is the only Floridian to be inducted into the prestigious "James Beard list of 'Who's Who". Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes, NORMAN'S offers picturesque views of the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, lake and gardens. Enjoy dinner in our Main Dining Room, on our Terrace, or book your next get together in our Private Dining Room. The team at NORMAN'S is ready to create a memorable evening for you and your guests. Whether a small family gathering or a large corporate function we will take care of your every need.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?