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Norman's

#10 of 3,007 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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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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Visitor rating
  • 249
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Impeccable

My husband and I celebrated our second anniversary at Norman's. We started with cocktails in the hotel's Lobby Lounge, which was comfortable and upscale. When we walked over to the restaurant, the hostess greeted us with a "happy anniversary" and sat us immediately. Our waiter, Cody, was friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Katie E
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our second anniversary at Norman's. We started with cocktails in the hotel's Lobby Lounge, which was comfortable and upscale. When we walked over to the restaurant, the hostess greeted us with a "happy anniversary" and sat us immediately. Our waiter, Cody, was friendly, attentive and very knowledgable. Cody provided two complimentary glasses of champange and... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I went to Norman's in June 2014 to propose to my ex-fiance, now wife and all was as expected. I had a delivery of flowers properly arranged for a composition I wanted to make. The pastry chef helped a lot at the end as well as the server who was a perfect partner in crime. Nothing to complain about at... More 

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

Dear Antonio, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S and for taking the time to write this review. We are honored to hear you also proposed to your wife at our restaurant! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been dining at Norman's since it opened over a decade ago and we have never been disappointed. The setting is beautiful,the food and service superb and we are always treated like honored guests even though we only dine there 3 to 4 times a year.The appetizers and featured fish dishes are outstanding as is the wine list and... More 

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

Dear j0ebike, Thank you so much for your loyalty to NORMAN'S over the years, we really appreciate and enjoy our repeat guests! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit us! More 

Guayaquil
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The service was very nice and the food extremely fresh. The combination of fresh seafood with Latin spices makes was just great.

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

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

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our second time in less than a week. This evening they were totally committed, however, Cory made our last minute reservation a reality. Thank you again Cory! Norman's is on point in every aspect. We had guests coming from Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia and we raved about the exquisite veal chop that takes you right to heaven with... More 

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

Dear RG, Thank you so much for dining with us not once, but twice in one week! And for taking the time to write this review! We strive to ensure every guest has a wonderful experience, and we are happy to hear your group enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Terrific hotel restaurant. The servers were exceptional, anticipating needs and being NON-intrusive. Fine menu and terrific bar for the exceptional resort experience.

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

Dear Greg, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was surprised on my birthday with a dinner at Norman's located at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. It was a beautiful experience. We were perfectly attended to by Nick, who was vigilant and unobtrusive. The food was beautifully displayed and each course a delight in flavors. The wine list offered a broad selection for many tastes. We will look forward... More 

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

Dear mlvis, Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S and for taking the time to write this review. We were honored to celebrate your birthday with you! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Orlando! More 

East Northport, New York
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Superb from bread service down the line. Attention to detail from a service perspective and the chef puts out dishes that are superb with a focus on quality ingredients that yield a terrific culinary experience.

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

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

Kissimmee, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I wanted a truly elegant restaurant to celebrate our 49th anniversary and we found it. From the moment you enter the restaurant you are treated as a special guest. The staff are professional, friendly and obviously well trained. The food is fantastic but the real elegance of this restaurant comes from the attentiveness and friendliness of the... More 

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

Dear John, Happy Anniversary! We are so honored you chose NORMAN'S to celebrate your special day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Maryland
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wow, where to start. The service is very good for a full length dining experience. If you are looking for something a little quicker, you may need to try some place else. The grouper and veal chop were outstanding as was the fresh spinach salad. If you can score a table on the terrace, you will find perfection.

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

Thank you so much for dining at NORMAN'S, and for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner, and our terrace... that is our favorite place to dine as well. We hope to see you the next time you are in Orlando! 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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