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It’s impossible to create a list of Orlando’s best restaurants for fine dining and not include Victoria & Albert's. Tucked inside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort, this opulent eatery features a 10-course chef’s menu designed by award-winning Chef Scott Hunnel, who was recently nominated for a 'Best Chef South' James Beard Award. Be sure to dress for the occasion; men are required to wear a dinner jacket and ladies are recommended to wear a cocktail dress or pant suit.
While the scene is slightly less haughty at Norman’s, a Florida-inspired restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, the food is no less decadent. The menu boasts a host of dishes with Latin, Caribbean and Asian nuances, including the Key West Shrimp Ceviche, a tableside-prepared appetizer that’s definitely not to be passed over. Another special perk of Norman’s is the wood-encased wine room, which sits in the middle of the dining room and can be reserved for special occasions and group functions.
Orlando is probably not the first city that comes to mind for fine-dining, but this theme park capital has plenty of appeal to foodies and roller coaster enthusiasts alike.
At the Forbes Four Star Peabody Orlando you'll find Napa, where a locally sourced menu is paired with one of the most extensive wine lists in the city. The restaurant also features a beautiful view of the hotel's Grotto pool, and is just a few steps from the fountain that the famed Peabody Ducks call home.
Over at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, the Forbes Four Star Award winning Victoria & Albert's is the most celebrated fine dining experience in Orlando. The seven course pre-fixe menu is the brainchild of Chef Scott Hunnel, and features ingredients from around the globe. For an even more outstanding experience, book a table in the Queen Victoria Room, where an expanded ten course menu is offered in an intimate, fireside setting.