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“Cool place. Top notch service. NASTY food!”
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Ranked #543 of 3,827 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hemisphere offers an active, upbeat environment that engages guests' senses. Executive Chef Jeffrey Powell's seasonal menus feature hand-crafted dishes that infuse fresh, local ingredients with modern world flavors. Hemisphere also features an incredible wine selection and cuvees. We are located on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport with convenient access to downtown Orlando, the Interstate 4 business and tourism corridor, as well as the neighboring Lake Nona community. Hemisphere will be open for breakfast, dinner and special events. A great place to dine or relax before/after your flight or with complimentary valet parking, it's an unexpected but excellent option for Orlando & Lake Nona area residents!
St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Cool place. Top notch service. NASTY food!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

One of the most upscale places I've been to. Very expensive entrees with side dishes all extra. Fillet mignon was ordered medium. Came out blue rare. Very very gross. Sent it back and then it was medium rare. Still gross. Just a really nasty piece of meat. Only suffered through half of it. Left the other 25 dollars worth on the plate. Again the service was impeccable. Just fire the cook!

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Thank IMARover1973
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Runway view”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a terrific meal here last time we stayed in Orlando.
The first time eating at Hemisphere. Arrived on a late flight from NYC as they were closing for the night, the hostess seated us without hesitation. The staff was terrific, welcoming us as they worked round four of us. Food was class A.

Visited June 2012
Thank NeverLateForDinner
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Ocean, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Delicious pre-cruise breakfast buffet.”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Before departing the hotel to embark on our cruise we enjoyed a lovely breakfast in Hemisphere. The staff was very attentive and everyone in our group enjoyed the food choices. We chose to enjoy the buffet rather than order off the menu as all the items on the buffet looked (and were) delicious.

Best of all, I was made to feel that my 14 month old was welcome at the restaurant despite the fact that it looks a bit more upscale than your stereotypical family-friendly restaurant.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank jordgubben42
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Crystal Lake
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A great place to have an upscale dinner.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had a delicious experience at the Hemisphere restaurant. The shrimp appetizer was fresh and delicious, the soup excellent and the filet cooked to perfection. My husband had the ahi tuna, the wedge salad and the NY strip. The key lime pie was perfect and so was the raspberry sorbet. The meal was a delightful experience, the service attentive and the view enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
Thank Sheila L
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Downhill fast”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I'm not sure if it's because of the renovation of the McCoy's restaurant on the ground floor and possible limitations on the kitchen & the merger of the staffs or what, but the service has really gone downhill since my last visit about 6 months ago.

Food is good, especially for an airport hotel restaurant. But the service just dragged on and on, both lunch and dinner. And it wasn't like they were busy. Lots of servers standing around. I don't get it. At least 2 parties left because of failure to be served or failure to have food delivered timely. If you're on a tight schedule, you might want to think twice.

I was also disturbed as one of the tables had several small children seated there. The kids had been playing with the table ware, glasses, napkins, etc. Rather than reset the table with clean service, the server just moved the table ware back in place and refolded the napkins. Grossed ME out ! ! !

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank cbsinfll
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