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“Great food, great ambiance, great staff”
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Ranked #91 of 3,791 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Miami Shores, Florida
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great food, great ambiance, great staff”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

While attending a conference, my wife and I made reservations at Norman's. Often, hotel restaurants are disappointing, and rely on the hotel guests to keep the doors open. Not so, at Norman's!

The food was imaginative, prepared with obvious care and precision, and beautifully presented. The staff was very knowledgable about the menu and wine list. The restaurant presents a beautiful setting.

If you are looking for a wonderful meal, or are hoping to impress a client or special someone, Norman's should be on your list.

Visited August 2013
Thank John M
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Celebration at Norman's in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Last night we celebrated a special occasion at Norman's while staying the night at the adjacent and connected JW Marriott Hotel. We were greeted with a wonderful surprise: a personalized menu announcing the engagement of our son, just prepared for us! The service continued to be excellent throughout. We chose to all order a la carte rather than from the three-course tasting menu and enjoyed the stuffed chicken, filet, and salmon as one might expect from the price. Not memorable but very good. With a bottle of wine, cappuccino's and a couple of desserts, our bill came to $300 total so expect it! I would only return for another very special occasion or a business meeting where the tab would be covered or the bill written off. Next regular meal at Primo's in the Marriott itself!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank JJSFlorida
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Orlando, Florida
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tops in Orlando”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I eat here often and the food , service is always the best, Josef the manager can never do enough for you .

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Rick D
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Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
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189 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Everything on the menu is a pleasure”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Not often do you find a true gourmet restaurant. Everything was beautifully presented, wait staff was professional and not over bearing. British Columbia oysters were every bit as good as our Appalachicola Bay oysters (that is a true compliment). Hubby had conch soup which he really liked, well enough to lick the bowl if I had not stopped him. His pork dish was a " true experience" with several different sauces to try alone or mix together. We will definitely return!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Marcia L
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Jacksonville FL
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Norman's made our Special Occasion "Special"”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

While visiting Orlando for our anniversary, we decided on having an evening at Norman's. We were very pleased with the elegant atmosphere and surrounding beauty of the location at the Ritz Carlton
The staff was very attentive and did such a good job explaining how the dishes were prepared, we were torn about what to order. After having a glass of champaign to toast the evening, I started with the conch chowder and my wife had the shrimp appetizer. Both were delicious and had us eagerly anticipating the main courses of grouper and Cuban potatoes. The grouper was outstanding and potatoes were made to perfection. We ended the meal sharing the dark chocolate cake which was also surpassed expectations.
The staff was very attentive and personable. They all acknowledged our anniversary and chatted for a while. We definitely recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable evening out. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Eaglesfan04
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