Here are our restaurant recommendations in our home city. All tried & tested by us! All restaurants are kid-friendly.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32836
Great date night option but also kid friendly, they have a kids menu. You can watch the Epcot & Magic Kingdom Fireworks from their Terrace. Highly recommend Datiles, Huevos, Filet Steak with Maiz. Best cocktails, highly recommend Capa Vodka Tonic!
Wine Bar George
Disney Springs 1610 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
If you love wine this is the place to be. There are hundreds of wine options including hard to find ones. The food is surprising good for a wine bar. Reservation recommended, great for date night or dinner with friends.
Disney Springs 1580 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
Orlando outpost of the famous steakhouse in New York and Miami. Reservations recommended but they take walk ins just expect a wait.
Disney Springs 1600 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Great option if you like Pan-Asian cuisine. Beautifully design dining room. Reservations recommended.
This side of town is dominated by chain restaurants on International Drive. However there are some hidden gems especially if you are staying at the Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott Grande Lake property.
Whispering Creek Farm: The Kitchen
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes 4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837
This is one of my favorite places to bring the kids. They have a giant TV showing the latest sporting events while you enjoy a wonderful wine selections and farm to table fare. No reservation needed.
Highball and Harvest
Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes 4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837
If you are not local this is a great place to try Southern cuisine with a twist. Amazing cocktails. Reservation recommended.
A truely authentic Japanese restaurant. They have wonderful Ramen, really fresh sashimi and sushi and tons of traditional Japanese dishes to try. Reservation recommended.
Modern American menu. Great decor, open kitchen serving pizza cooked in Cooper wood oven. Cocktails, food & service are consistently good. There is a big open fireplace to enjoy.
Enjoy tasty tacos and knocking back
some of the most authentic and delicious hand-crafted margaritas. Fun & super kid friendly menu. Great decor and outdoor seating.
If you happen to be going to a show at Dr. Philip Performance Center or an Orlando Magic game at Amway, these are all in close proximity and great options.
55 West 55 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
A very welcoming restaurant that serves creative american cuisine. Reservation recommended.
One of the few French Bistro offered in Orlando. I love the decor, food & service is always consistent. Reservation recommended but will take walk-ins too.
Fun Mexican restaurant. Always has a lively crowd and good Margheritas. Reservation recommended.
This is one of my favorite restaurant in Orlando. It is an Omakase menu which means you eat whatever they serve. The food is ridiculously fresh and delicious. You have to make a reservation on their website and pay in advance. There’s only 9 seats at the restaurant and they are booked well in advanced. Unless your kid can sit through an 8 course meal I will leave them at home.
A’ La Cart Orlando
A La Cart is a food truck dining experience where there is always 4-5 food trucks parked around an open lawn space and a bar that serves draft beer and wine. There are games for kids and a small baby/toddler play area inside the bar as well.
If it is Asian food you are after, then you should come to Colonial Town. This area is full of Asian restaurants, all casual and affordable.
Mamak Asian Street Food
Delicious Singapore street food. Order a lot and share. My kids love the Bulgogi skewers and Roti Kanai.
Shin Jung Korean Restaurant
No frill Korean barbeque but the food is great.
The cuisine is dim sum taco if there’s such a thing. Regardless it is yummy and fast.
Black Rooster Taqueria
Best Mexican food in town.
I am not a big fan of barbeque but I like Pig Floyds. The flavors of the ribs are amazing.
Lovely neighborhood surrounded by Lake Baldwin.
Great decor, good food, cocktails & super service with a great happy hour. Outdoor seating too & Kid Friendly
Great sushi & contemporary asian food. Outdoor seating & kid friendly
If you want to venture out, winter park is a super charming small town 30 minutes from Universal Studio. It’s main street Park Aveue is lined with shops and restaurants.
124 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Great wood over Pizza and pasta dishes. The meatball is to die for. Also a great spot to come for an after dinner drink. Reservation is a must on weekend.
The Ravenous Pig
This Winter Park establishment just moved to a new location with an elegant dining room and a great bar area. It serves wonderful southern cuisine like shrimp & grits and pork tenderloin. Reservation recommended.
Great family restaurant. Much more low key than Prato.
Even they have many locations across the country, Hillstone at Winter Park is super special location. There’s nothing better than enjoying a glass of Rose by the lake before your dinner. Reservation recommended. The food & service is amazing once your get pass the overwhelmed hostess!
This is not your everyday spicy tuna roll kind of sushi place. Creative rolls with wonderful flavors. If you are a fan of sushi it’s a must try. Reservation recommended.
We will continue to add to our list. Hope you find this useful. Please let us know if there are restaurants we should try?
Genny & Suzanna xo