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4012 Central Florida Parkway, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837
+1 407-393-4333
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Ranked #18 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: John Young Parkway
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.
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89% Recommend
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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Loved the service AND food! I ordered the grouper and house salad. Both were delicious. I also go the banana nut dessert. OMG so yummy!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were a little hesitant to eat at Norman's because it was expensive and we had a 4 year old with us. I am glad that my husband insisted that we have fine dining the night before we leave Orlando. The place is elegant, the service was excellent and they were not understaffed. They even catered to... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Norman's. Prices are very high - similar to an expensive restaurant in New York or Boston - but the food is outstanding. It's a large restaurant, given its location in the large Ritz Carlton hotel, but designed to be quiet. Service was outstanding as well. Definitely the place to go if... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We went here whist on holiday on Orlando a couple of weeks ago. The service was excellent, food was explained, wine choices were advised (we has wanted the tasting menu with wine but it was not being served that evening) Whilst the food was very good, I would not say it was fantastic, or outstanding. All the food was served... More

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Oviedo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is definately a place to eat if you want consistantly great foo and great service! Our server is David H. But I'm quite sure you'll be satisfied with whoever you server is. I'm not a big fish person but thats what i get because it is so fresh and prepared so well. Everything is just so fresh and thats... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a girls' weekend this weekend at the Ritz Carlton Orlando. Dinner here was the highlight. We had the June tasting menu with wine pairings. Every course was unforgettable and the wine pairings were perfect. The service was amazing. Fernando took great care of us and explained every course. Mustafa assisted him perfectly. The evening flowed well and the... More

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NormansNewWorld, Public Relations Manager at Norman's, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing NORMAN'S, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and your girl's weekend! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Treasure Island, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The title says it all. From the onset, our waiter Paul had an attitude. He was patronizing, did not get the orders correct, our host told him to put all the first order of drinks on his bill. Paul failed to do that. His attitude bordered on surly. Someone in our party made the comment " I think he hates... More

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NormansNewWorld, Public Relations Manager at Norman's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. While we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food, we are very sorry that you did not enjoy the service. We strive to make sure all of our guests have a wonderful experience, and when they do not, we are appreciative of the feedback so that we can take the appropriate... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Norman's is a very good restaurant. The menu is interesting and the food very good. Service is outstanding. We had fried green tomatoes, a great conch chowder, Grouper and Snapper. A keylime cheesecake was terrific and there are some reasonably priced wines on the list. That said, for some reason, unless I was staying in the hotel, I am not... More

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Orocovis, null, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

On Saturday I invited 3 of my best friends to dinner at Norman's. Oh my! The best decision ever! The food... the service... the vibe. Just perfect! Will definitely visit again.

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Everything was superb. The room was lovely, the service outstanding and the food luscious. The lamb chops were outstanding and the heirloom tomato salad was hard to beat but the corn chowder(an odd choice for me but intriguing) simply delicious. Followed by a wonderful creme brulee made for a perfect meal. Our server, Paul, is a true professional and added... More

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