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“Enjoyable experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Norman's

Norman's
4012 Central Florida Parkway, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL 32837
+1 407-393-4333
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Ranked #16 of 3,100 restaurants in Orlando
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.
boca raton, fl
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Chef Norman made a name for himself with his restaurant that was in Coral Gables Fl for many years. I ate there several times and always enjoyed it. His restaurant in the Ritz has evolved, but his style of mixing Latin American and American food is what makes him different than most chefs. The restaurant is very elegant. You sit next to windows that stretch out like a semi-circle. The center of the room has a high rotunda, with one large table in the middle of the room. You don't have that congested feel like most restaurants. The food is unique and well prepared. Portions are mostly small, so not for those who like quantity. We started out with a beet salad and a shrimp dish. The shrimp were 2 large tiger shrimp, lightly breaded, fried with a Costa Rican slaw. Our main course was a Yellow-Tail snapper fan sauteed and then placed under the broiler to slightly grill. The vegetables that came with it were steamed perfectly. Our other dish was Havana Pork. A perfectly prepared piece of pork served beautifully with 3 different types of sauces. Our Waiter Christian was a delight. You could sense his excitement as he explained every dish to you. His professionalism far exceeded his years. A very nice overall experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pleasant Grove, UT
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Super service and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The food was wonderful and fresh. My wife and I were not particularly hungery, but we wanted to try it while we stayed. It was wonderful. They even alowed us to split the food which can be difficult in these high end restaurants. They did it with a smile and it was great.

Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great Dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I bit pricy, but well worth the cost. I loved the menu, and couldn't resist the Mongolian Veal Chop. Outstanding! Great wine list and unbelievable servive. If you are in the area and want a first rate dinner, go!

Visited April 2013
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World
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Orlando!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a wonderful gem in a town that good food is hard to find. The menu changes with the seasons but always offers amazing, chef prepared meals. Great service and wine list!

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Dinner again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were party of 6, we asked for a window table. also it was our anniversary. they greeted us with comp champagne. they wrote our name on the menu, it was a good touch. Our Server Adam was amazing. We let him choose our dinner, and cheese cart was out of this world.
we still talking about this place to our friends all the time, Thanks Normans and Adam

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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