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101 Best Restaurants in America
101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World
4012 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 393-4333
New American
Mon–Sun: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM

Known as the founding father of New World cuisine, chef Norman Van Aken a member of The Daily Meal Council — is acclaimed for his fusion of Latin, Caribbean, and Asian flavors using traditional European techniques. At Norman’s in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, guests can eat in the opulent dining room or on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace that overlooks the hotel’s lake, 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course, and lush gardens. (Norman’s was ranked No. 37 on The Daily Meal’s list of the Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.) The menu changes according to availability of seasonal ingredients, with dishes such as yucca-stuffed crispy shrimp with sour orange mojo, habanero tartar salsa, and Nicaraguan slaw; fried green tomatoes with queso fresco and escabeche-spiced mayo; maple-glazed Kurobuta pork belly with preserved artichoke, celeriac purée, and sherry reduction; and Havana banana split with rum-flamed bananas, macadamia nut brittle, and vanilla bean ice cream.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Foursquare Tips
Amazing meal. Great Service.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 17:31
Beautiful dining room with incredibly attentive staff. They couldn't make you feel more welcome. The ambience is a perfect mix of not too loud, but still relaxed and festive. Highly recommended.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 18:04
Chef Norman Van Aken is ready to show his mojo again at this year's Atlanta Food & Wine Festival! Join us for more learning and tasting experiences on May 30-June 2, 2013!
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 07:50
Mark & Dan like this place
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 06:56
One of my favorite special occasion places
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 17:53
Snapper is excellent. Service top rate. Great restaurant.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 14:58
Amazing food and even more amazing service. Highly recommended.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:35
The Havana Banana split was so good, it was emotionally draining. And I'm a dude.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 17:35
The venison is spectacular. And I always have the "My Down Island French Toast" for dessert. Amazing, and better each time I come. WOW.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:56
Great service!!!!! One of the best in Orlando! Great staff service as well. Will come back in the future
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:09
You have to try the wine pairing - but make sure someone else is driving!!!! 5 glasses of wine is moreover a kick then you think. Be safe and enjoy responsibly ;)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 19:52
Terrible food.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 21:11
Gregory is a great server!
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 15:47
Exceptional service. Superb menu. Beautiful dining room. A must for a special evening!
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 16:25
Had an amazing time at Normans... Beautiful menu, impeccable service. Ask for John K to serve you :)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 18:56
Best service ever..I recommend Iso, Antoine or Christian
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 14:13
The warm ciabatta bread. No joke.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:29
Frank was a great server. Amazing food and atmosphere. The beef tartare is out of this world. Actually everything was wonderful. I couldn't make up a complaint if I tried :)
Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 19:29