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What makes Orlando one of the best dining experiences in the world is the diversity of the foods that encompass the nationalities of the peoples of the various cultures. The diversity of the nationalities that come to Orlando makes it one of the gourmet capitals of the world. The "Entertainment Guide" is designed to easily assist you in finding this diversity of foods in Orlando. The "Entertainment Guide" is your Guide to locate the fine dining experiences of the world.

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The Palm Restaurant

Hard Rock Hotel® 5800 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819 407.503.7256

Palm Restaurant at The Hard Rock Hotel Last week, my friend and I decided to visit The Palm Restaurant, located within the Hard Rock Hotel. Complimentary valet parking is available for all Palm Customers. The new facility is reminiscent of the original location on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, with caricatures of famous and influential customers above the wainscot, throughout the establishment. The Palm is known for its casual backdrop and unprecedented dishes, specializing in Steaks, chops and lobster.. We ordered a half and half, lump crabmeat and a split Gigi West Coast salad in addition to our main course, a 5 pound Lobster. We split the lobster and it was just delicious! It was cooked perfectly, braised with butter and the presentation was gorgeous! The waiter volunteered to pick the lobster for us however, we decided to enjoy the experience. Our well trained waiter could not have been more accommodating. At the end of the meal, our waiter voluntarily credited our 837 club membership. I always find The Palm to be consistently wonderful. and have always looked forward their delicious food and warm hospitality. Why look further? The Palm has atmosphere, a great wait staff, and the best food ever! I give this experience an A++. and I would recommend The Palm to anyone who wants quality food at a fair price. I will be returning there soon. Visit www.thepalm.com at the Hard Rock Hotel® 5800 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819 407.503.7256 Serving Dinner Nightly 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday) 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Sunday) Complimentary Valet Parking Private Dining Rooms Available Reservations




Park Plaza Gardens

Join Us For Late Night Happy Hour

Tues-Thurs 9pm-11pm

319 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, Florida 32789.


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PARK PLAZA GARDENS Along the palm lined sidewalks of Park Avenue in Winter park are lots of shops and restaurants. However, the restaurant that is Park Avenue’s shining star is Park Plaza Garden. The tables’ street side are almost always filled with many interesting regulars. Its sidewalk dining Bistro style, at it’s best. Inside, the bar is also normally filled with Winter Park’s most interesting characters. Intimately tucked away in the back of the restaurant is the most gorgeous formal dining room in the area. Park Plaza Gardens offers a menu consisting of delicious sandwiches, scrumptious salads, beautifully prepared entrée’s. I held a birthday party there recently for my dad. Our parties of seven were seated at an intimate round table in the formal dining room and were waited on by the well trained wait staff at Park Plaza Gardens. The food was marvelous. I had filet mignon avec merlot reduction sauce, julienne vegetables and gourmet mashed potatoes, artistically served, and absolutely delicious. T always order the Endive Salad with blue cheese, slicked apples and sugar coated pecans. The best salad in town! The food is always fresh and great attention to quality of ingredients coupled with a wonderfully talented chef makes this dining experience the crème de la crème of dining in Winter Park and the greater Orlando area. For formal dining, reservations are recommended. So, for an afternoon sidewalk cup of coffee or reasonably priced sandwich with a beautiful view of Park Avenue, drinks with friends, or dinner in the most romantically beautiful dining room in the area, Park Plaza Gardens is the place to visit. The menu is very varied both in price and selection. There is something there for everyone. I just love Park Plaza Gardens and I am not easily impressed.


The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot provides a unique, upscale and intimate dining experience with its assortment of fondue, cooked at the table by the guests. It is the perfect location for a romantic evening, corporate dinner party or friendly gathering.


Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-style steakhouse


Bill Wongs Famous Super Buffet

5668 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Telephone: 407-352-5373


With a family lineage that includes the executive chef to the King of Spain, Culinary Concepts' signature restaurant, Manuel's on the 28th, offers its guests a dining experience fit for royalty. Located atop the Bank of America Building in downtown Orlando, Manuel's extends a breathtaking view of The City Beautiful via ceiling-to-floor glass windows.

Manuel's on the 28th

390 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32801-1640

Phone: (407) 246-6580

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Mount Vernon Inn Winter Park, Fla.

110 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park, FL US 32789

The Red Fox Lounge and Restaurant at the Mount Vernon Inn Winter Park, Fla. The Best London Broil in town! Thursday Lunch Special. Thursdays is the day for the best London Broil that I have ever eaten, period, paragraph. Al, the chef, has been on staff there for years and prides himself in cooking southern style dishes, seasoned to perfection, I might add.This little quaint restaurant is inside the Best Western, Mount Vernon Inn, centrally located in Winter Park. Lunch is available from 11 until 2 daily, pool side, or inside the charming restaurant of The Best Western, Mt. Vernon Inn. The wait staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. This is one of those lunch places that attracts locals and business people, alike. I just love to have lunch at The Best Western, Mt. Vernon Inn. The menu varies daily consisting of a delicious club sandwich, roast beef with home made mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh ground beef burgers with fries, a London broil to die for,chicken salad, made fresh daily and a smooth delicious fresh fruit platter. Most entrees include two vegetables. Fresh vegetables are cooked daily, Enjoy a wonderful lunch for around 10.00, including tax, tips and drink. Reservations recommended for large parties only. Williams Holler-Food Critic- Greater Orlando Area 110 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park, FL US 32789 The Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn is an ideal location for your important business meeting or that deserved vacation you are planning. Located in Winter Park, central Florida's "City of Homes", we can offer you convenience with a hometown helping hand. Winter Park abounds in beauty and tradition. Founded in 1881 and built around a chain of lakes, the city offers a natural decor of lush foliage and ornamental gardens. We are very close to Park Avenue, Winter Parks' world-famous shopping and dining district, where the Old World charm highlights the fine shops and excellent dining. The Best Western Mount Vernon Inn is convenient to all activities and attractions. The Morse Tiffany Glass Museum, Rollins College, Annie Russell Theatre, Loch Haven Art Center, and Orlando Science Center help make Winter Park the cultural center of central Florida. The Winter Park area will not make you feel like a tourist, yet you are only a short drive away from central Florida's world-famous attractions. We are the only AAA 3 Diamond and Mobil 3 Star lodging in the city of Winter Park. The Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn is impeccably manicured, from its 144 guest rooms and five meeting rooms to the private pool, restaurant and lounge. Widely reputed for upholding quality service and cleanliness, the Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn strives to maintain a level of excellence that decades have established.


Bubbalou’s Bodacious B-B-Q

1471 Lee Road Winter Park, Fla 407 628 2341 www.theoriginalbubbalous.com Bubbalou’s offers the best pulled chicken ever! Also, Bubblou’s specializes in assorted fried foods, pulled pork and chicken, sandwiches too numerous to mention. Everything is cooked fresh. Meats are cooked over a wood burning pit. Catering is available. Today, I order pulled chicken and pulled pork. Both were delicious. However, the pulled chicken was my favorite. Many barbeque sauces are available. Many imported pilsners to choose from as well as sweet tea and soft drinks. The food is reasonable and delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and inviting. There are tables outside for picnic dining. This was a unique and delightful experience and it was a scrumptious lunch. I recommend Bubbalous and give it the highest mark of excellence. Serving three locations in The Orlando area. 1049 East Altamonte Drive 407 478 1212 and Shoppes at Turkey Lake 5818 Conroy Road, Orlando 407 295 1212

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Barducci’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria

Offering a full menu of Fine Italian Cuisine Open 7 days a week 10-10 Catering, take out and certain Delivery Available 7550 University Blvd, Winter Park, Fla 32792

Ph. 407 673 5100

Fax 407 673 5700

I have eaten in this establishment twice recently and both times I ordered Shrimp Tuscana which is a medley of Shrimp. Sun dried Tomatoes, cream. Green peas tossed with white wine, Alfredo sauce over Penne Pasta. It is wonderful. The portions of food are generous and the salads and bread are fresh and tasty as well. The service was excellent and the meal was a value at 15.99. I recommend Barducci’s to everyone. You will be pleasantly surprised at the authenticity of food and the friendly service.

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Altamontengs, Fla.



436 West #1093 Altamonte Springs, Fla.

(407) 788 6004


Fine Indian Cuisine Ethan Allen Plaza 249 State Road 436 West #1093 Altamonte Springs, Fla. (407) 788 6004 Valentine's Night, my fiancée and I decided to visit Kohinoor. We ordered from the menu a Curried Lamb and Shrimp Korma. Before dinner we were served three aromatic sauces with Crispy bread. The sauces were distinctive in flavor and very tasty. The restaurant was full and because we had no reservations we had to wait a few minutes. But, it was Valentine's night. The wait staff was so friendly and the food was wonderful. The owner showed me the buffet menu which consisted of many dishes. The buffet is available for lunch only and is $8.99. What a value. I am so impressed with this restaurant that I will be returning often. The Mango Ice Cream for desert was just a perfect ending to a delightfully delicious meal. Lunch Tues-Fri 11:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch Sat 12-2:30 Dinner Tues-Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 5:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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