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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 #17 of 3,153 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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, Late Night
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came here on November 26th to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Everything from start to finish was perfect. Both service and food was on point. I had ordered flowers beforehand and they were timely placed on the table as a surprise for my wife. Ismael, our server, was so nice and knowledgeable. He arranged for the flowers... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

business dinner, Norman's is inside the Ritz Carlton. Server was excellent and very knowledgeable. Started with the scallops, it was 2 nice sized scallops cooked perfectly served with a special brussel sprout. It was excellent. Had the Havana pork which was beautiful. It was specially prepared and with the ingredients the flavored continued to evolve as you ate it. What... More

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

Dear atlagunabeach, Thank you so much for dining with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review! You definitely picked some of our favorite items off of the menu, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed them as much as we do. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you... More

Camberley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have come to Norman's annually for 6 years, either on a special occasion or with friends (for a special occasion). We chose the Chef's Sampler Menu (6 courses) and I had the Wine Pairing (5 glasses). The Amuse Bouche was Wagyu Beef: very tasty. Starter was Scallop, but infused in Tequila, which didnt suit my wife. New Zealand wine... More

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

Dear FlyBacon, Thank you so much for dining with us every time you are in Orlando; it is an honor to have a repeat guest six times! Thank you so much for writing this review, while we would hope that you have an amazing experience every time you visit us, we really appreciate the honest feedback. Your concerns have been... More

Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was my second visit to Norman's, and it did not disapoint once again. This time I took my siblings and brother in law, and we all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. My brother and I both had the tasting menu, which was scrumptious, as was the wine pairing. I have been to some great restaurants, and Norman's was right at... More

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

Dear Leonard, Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking time to write such a nice review! We are happy you were able to visit us during your visit to Orlando, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Austin, Texas
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170 reviews 170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A friend and I did the tasting menu with wine paring last weekend and it was a truly amazing dining experience. We spent almost three hours at the restaurant and our waiter, Fernando, really put on a show for us. He was very knowledgeable about all of the food and the accompanying wines, and he really seemed to enjoy sharing... More

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

Dear MrTed, Thank you so much for dining with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at NORMAN'S. We hope to see you the next time you are in Orlando! More

Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have eating here three times including twice on our most recent visit. Have only had two items to eat that I didn't think we're outstanding and most of the food is truly great. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and they cater especially well to special occasionas. Alcohol prices are very inflated but the food, which is also expensive, is... More

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

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for dining with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at NORMAN'S. We hope to see you the next time you are in Orlando! More

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent service, gorgeous ambiance, excellent wine list and superb food...wonderful choice for a special occasion..the fish selections were fantastic

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

Dear devildoggiemama, Thank you so much for dining with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at NORMAN'S. We hope to see you the next time you are in Orlando! More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Fairly pricey relative to better rated restaurants (eg, Michelin stars). Found the cobia and buffalo dishes to be excellent. Duck was dry and chewy. Acoustically problematic. Very loud until nearly 10PM. First night of my stay, I couldn't get a seat, so it seems that it is often very busy. It's a good... More

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went to this restaurant after reading reviews for most romantic in Orlando. It was a special occasion and Norman's did not disappoint. Jessica D. our server was great. There was a team and unfortunately I didn't catch everyone's name but I did enjoy the effort that they put forth to make it a special evening. The Mojitos are fantastic as... More

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a group dinner on the terrace and the food and service was excellent. The Bread in particular was amazing - I know its only bread but they make it was carbonated water (I think) but it was fantastic.

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

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for dining with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at NORMAN'S. We hope to see you the next time you are in Orlando! More

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Additional Information about Norman's

Address: 4012 Central Florida Parkway, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837
Phone Number: +1 407-393-4333
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Wine Bar

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