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“Great meal & Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Norman's

Norman's
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Ranked #143 of 3,680 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great meal & Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The tasting menu was great and reasonable. The regular menu is expensive, but food was very good. Atmosphere average.

Visited May 2013
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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277 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Service, atmosphere and food--all great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, the fourth time we have eaten at Norman's. We had the tasting menu and the wine pairing. The service was superb. Our waiter knew the food, the ingredients, and the wine. The menu was customized with our names on it. The tasting menu was wonderful. Each course brought surprise flavors and ingredients and the wine pairing was spot on. We were in the restaurant for three hours. It was a great experience.

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boca raton, fl
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Pleasant Grove, UT
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Super service and food.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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212 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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