6 Fancy Restaurants in Orlando, Florida You’ll Be a Fan Of

Source: Yelp

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant in Orlando Florida then you’ll want to be sure to check out one of Orlando’s fine upscale and high end restaurants and eating establishments. With many different styles and cultures of cuisines, and a myriad of upscale atmospheres, the restaurants in Orlando have more to offer than meets the eye. Although there are many options to choose from, in this article today we have compiled a list of some of the top rated fancy restaurants in the whole Orlando area. 

The list includes the restaurant's location, a Yelp review, a summary of the restaurant's style, and even a convenient link to the restaurant's website in case you want to order takeout or just want to preview the menu before you go in person. I've even included links where you can get a GiftYa E-Gift Card for each and every one of the participating restaurants.

Virtual GiftYa Cards make the perfect gift for loved ones and for anybody who likes to explore the city or travel. These virtual gift cards can be sent and received within seconds. Usually with a special message inside with well wishes towards a loved one or special friend. The virtual gift cards are as easy to send as an email or a text message and can be purchased for nearly ten thousand different merchants and businesses. 

You can personalize the gift message, and send it directly to your recipient’s phone, all within seconds. GiftYa’ digital format provides not only a speedy delivery but also a convenient way to store and maintain different gift card balances. You don’t need to worry about having that particular gift card for that particular establishment on that particular day, as long as you have your phone, GiftYa cards are with you. Check out the list of top fancy restaurants in Orlando Florida below, including several that accept GiftYa!  

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

A Reputation For Service And Hospitality

7488 W Sand Lake Rd | Horizons West | eddiev.com/orlando

Eddie V’s is a restaurant chain I have seen again and again writing about different restaurants in different cities across America. And in every single city they have incredibly high user reviews. So that is why Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is at the top of my list for fancy restaurants in Orlando. I know for a fact, that they are going to leave any customer who goes there happier as they can be when they leave that night. They have a reputation of going above and beyond at every location. 

And according to all the user reviews I’ve seen the Orlando location has the same high standards and quality staff. You really aren’t going to be able to go wrong if you decide to stop at Eddie V’s for dinner. I just might make a reservation in advance as they tend to fill up pretty quick on their busy nights. In this location in particular Eddie V’s is highly rated by their users and  the Orlando location boasts a four and a half star rating with nearly a thousand reviews in. Which just proves my point about Eddie V’s consistently going above and beyond. 

“Good food and great customer service! The staff deserves 5 stars alone.  My daughter doesn't care for seafood,  but really enjoyed the lobster mac and crabcake.  The butter poached lobster was still cold, the parmesan sole was somewhat underwhelming, and my filet mignon was extremely undercooked; but we still enjoyed the meal.
The bananas foster butter cake is a MUST have!!! We'll go back for appetizers, cocktails, and dessert.” - Yelp Review 

As always we’re busy adding attractions and fancy restaurants in Orlando to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Eddie V’s Prime Seafood just yet. Check back soon.

Delaney’s Tavern

Extensive Wine & Beer Menu In Downtown Orlando 

1315 S Orange Ave | Downtown | eatdt.com/

On any other list, Delaney's Tavern would come in the number one spot. But with Eddie V’s having such a good reputation I thought they deserved the top spot just based on their consistent reputation. Which brought Delaney’sTavern down to the number two spot on the list today but that doesn't mean they aren’t fantastic. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood then Delaney’s is the best fancy restaurant in Orlando. The only real knock I have against it is that it is located downtown in the heart of Orlando. And I can’t imagine having to sit in the traffic with the Orlando heat just to get to dinner one night. But if you are already downtown, or plan it out well in advance, then Delaney’s is a must try. They say they specialize in “friendly fares and spirits” but that is just a cute way of glossing over their extensive wine and beer menu that can compliment any dish you might order. 

“This is the best hometown place that could have moved into our neck of the woods. Service is always excellent, food amazing and atmosphere bar none. Upscale and comfortable all at the same time.” - Yelp Review

Unfortunately Delaney’s Tavern isn’t one of the fancy restaurants in Orlando participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

Ocean Prime

Award Winning American Restaurant & Lounge

7339 W Sand Lake Rd 400 | Horizons | ocean-prime.com/orlando

I always have a hard time determining just what exactly a restaurant means when it says it serves American cuisine because there are so many types of cuisines that are American. People from cultures from all over the world come to America and open up restaurants. American cuisine is really the best of global cuisine in a lot of ways. But when it comes to Ocean prime what they mean by American cuisine is largely a seafood menu filled with classic American dishes. 

Such as scallops, sea bass, and of course, surf and turf. So if you are looking for traditional American seafood in the highest quality, then Ocean Prime is gonna be the seafood restaurant in Orlando for you!

“I cannot vouch for everyone's experience but ours was amazing and greatly elevated our special night. Thank you to the Ocean Prime for the more private section and thank you too the dedicated staff. 5+ star establishment.” - Yelp Review 

Ocean Prime is one of the thousands of restaurants that accepts digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated fancy restaurants in Orlando!

The Monroe

Diverse Social Gathering Place In Orlando 

448 N Terry Ave | Downtown | themonroeorlando.com/

Located on the ground floor of The Julian Apartments at Creative Village in Downtown Orlando, the Monroe claims to be more than just a restaurant. It markets itself as a diverse social gathering place. I’ll leave it up to you what exactly they mean by that, but what I can tell you is they really do have seating for any type of social gathering you might want to have. There is a main dining room, a bar, a lounge/study area, a backyard patio, a semi-private dining area, and during the daytime a coffee bar. 

So whether you are looking for a fancy restaurant for a date, or for a nice business lunch, you really can’t go wrong choosing The Monroe. They offer lunch, brunch,dinner, coffee, cocktails, and happy hour menus that you can choose from. So no matter what size your party is, big or small, they’ll have just the dish and drink to compliment your social occasion perfectly. 

“Fantastic service from start to finish!The hosts seated us quickly and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding as well as the cocktails. The hostess on 10/28 during the evening shift was kind, helpful and super accommodating. Please support this awesome, small, local business!” - Yelp Review 

Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to The Monroe but check back because there’s more fancy restaurants and stores in Orlando added all the time.

Fogo de Chao

One Best Brazilian Steakhouse In Orlando Florida

8282 International Dr | International Drive |fogodechao.com/orlando

Fogo de Chao is another pretty high scale place you can dine at in Orlando. They have a dining room that seats over 400 guests so I imagine they host a lot of weddings. Because not only is Fogo de Chao expansive, it is also beautifully decorated. And if the beautiful dining room doesn’t catch your interest they also offer a covered outdoor seating area. Which I imagine is pretty nice in Orlando most of the year. But I bet it gets a little unbearable in the summer. 

But you are really there for the food. And Fogo de Chao is the number one rated Brazilian Steakhouse in Orlando I could find. So if you or someone you know is a big steak lover then this is going to be the place for you. Not only are you going to get some of the best steak you have ever had in your life, you are going to be served it by a restaurant that has been booming since 1979. Say what you might, but you can’t say Fogo de Chao doesn’t walk the walk. 

“Amazing food and service always a great experience for everyone the entire team was professional and friendly” - Yelp Review 

Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Fogo de Chao and enjoy one of the best fancy restaurants in Orlando by following the link!

The Waterfront

Orlando’s Best Al Fresco Dining

4201 S Orange Ave | South Orange | thewaterfrontorlando.com

If you are in Orlando and you want to enjoy the Waterfront then the best restaurant for you is going to be well, The Waterfront. Hey don’t yell at me. I'm not the one who came up with the hyper literal restaurant name!

But what The Waterfront can offer you is the best open air dining probably anywhere in Orlando. Actually I take that back. They can offer you the best open air dining anywhere in Orlando as  a matter of fact. They were voted Orlando’s best Al Fresco by USA Today! So not only do they have countless positive user reviews, they also have a whole magazine backing up their claims. I feel like there’s no way you can go wrong as long as you make sure to check the weather beforehand to be sure it’s a clear night to dine outside. You wouldn’t wanna drive all the way over there and miss out on the lauded open air dining experience. 

“The Waterfront is a dive bar on a lake with some exceptional gourmet Cajun inspired food.  They have a great craft beer selection, cans, bottles and on draft. And they have some reasonable specialty cocktails under $10….The place is divy.  So don't expect much as far as decor.  The beers are cold.  The food is awesome and so is the service.” - Yelp Review 

There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for The Waterfront as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for restaurants in Orlando.

There you have it! All the fanciest restaurants you can find in Orlando. I really try to get some diversity in the menus that get chosen to go on this list, but this one leaned pretty heavily in the seafood direction. But what else can you expect from a city that is so close to water? But even if you aren’t in the mood for seafood I hope one or two restaurants on my list today helped you narrow down the place you are going to eat at your next important occasion. Whether that is a date, a business meeting, or a birthday dinner this list should have a fantastic restaurant for you and your special occasion. 

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