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Norman's

#19 of 3,243 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 239
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Unsurpassed service

As always the service was unbelievable. The food match the service weekly. Wine list is exceptional. And the waitstaff was attentive but not obtrusive. The best fine dining experience I've ever had in Florida.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lloyd B
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Jeans are OK...shorts are not. Casually dressed adults are ok....young adults and teens are not. It's one thing if the restaurant tells you, it's another when you feel like an outcast and can't sit and eat with the other patrons. That's exactly what happend to my family and I on our most recent visit to Orlando; and we stayed at... More 

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

Dear Lavallette 2014, Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to write this review. We’re sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal as much as you should have, due to the dress code we have in place. We do have a fairly strict dress code and we apologize you were not... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

As always the service was unbelievable. The food match the service weekly. Wine list is exceptional. And the waitstaff was attentive but not obtrusive. The best fine dining experience I've ever had in Florida.

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

Dear Lloyd, Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at NORMAN'S, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

stL
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Absolutely amazing breakfast. The renovation is so pretty and well thought out! Our waiter was so friendly. Highly recommend the pancakes and/or granola parfait!

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Liberty Lake, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had two great nights at this restaurant. Your servers will go out of their way to help make your experience the best ever. The portions are small but the taste is incredible, the chefs know what their doing. If you want a hearty meal the New York steak will melt in your mouth and you'll go home stratified. If... More 

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

Dear Arthur, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal not once, but twice! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Impeccable service and delicious food in the restaurant inside the Ritz. This hotel adjoins the JW Marriott.

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

Dear bagpackedletsgo, Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Orlando! More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A food lovers delight, this was a most welcome highlight of our stay at the hotel. The level of service and attention from the staff met the high quality of each of our dining choices. Special mention to our host, Fernando, made our night even more special.

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

Dear Amex, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was a guest at a large business celebratory dinner here. The staff did an outstanding job delivering an experience to match the occasion. The space was beautiful, with an intimate, upscale feeling. The staff provided impeccable service...absolutely flawless. And the food was wonderful. Despite being a very large party, every dish was wonderfully prepared. A perfect event!

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

Dear Dollyamas, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando! More 

New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a Ritz and the service was excellent. The food was very good but it seemed that appearance of presentation was favored over taste. Had to have them make the snapper heart healthy as loaded things up with butter. Nice time but over priced. If you feel the need to eat at a Ritz, good place, otherwise go off property... More 

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

Dear bhrosken, Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to write this review. We’re sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal as much as you should have; we strive to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience. Despite your most recent experience, we do hope you join us again to... More 

Mundelein, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We are from Chicago. Norman Van Aken has ties to our city, which made us want to try it. The meal was offered with a wine tasting, and they modified the pairings to accommodate our preference for fruity wines. The meal was magnificent, and even better with the wines. The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive. We were not... More 

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

Dear Steve and Mary, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando! p.s. both Chef and I grew up near Mundelein, and we love Bill's Pizza! More 

Winter Garden, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Norman's lived up to their very good reputation. We were very pleased with the food, service, atmosphere, and overall experience.

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

Dear Tom and Connie, Thank you so much for celebrating Valentine's with us, and for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?