If you are looking to dress up in your fanciest outfit and enjoy some really good food while you’re out exploring Orlando, Florida then you’ve come to the right place. With many different styles of cuisines and a myriad of unique atmospheres, restaurants in this city have more to offer than meets the eye. And since Orlando is such a huge city there are many options to choose from, so we've compiled a list of some of the top rated fancy restaurants in Orlando.
For each restaurant we’ll have the restaurant's location, a Yelp review, a summary of what to expect when you go, and a link to the restaurant's website in case you want to order takeout or want to preview the entire menu before you go in person.
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7488 W Sand Lake Rd | Orlando | eddiev.com
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a restaurant chain that has been seen in many articles detailing it as one of the best of the best again and again across America. And without fail at every location they have incredibly high user reviews.
So that’s why Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is at the top of our list for fancy restaurants in Orlando. They leave any customer who goes there happy and full when they leave later in the night. They have a reputation of going above and beyond at every location.
If this restaurant piques your interest then we’d recommend making a reservation in advance as they tend to fill up pretty quick during the week. They have the freshest seafood in the area from raw oysters to Pacific Ahi Tuna. And if you like to pair your meals with a good drink, they’ve got the best hand-crafted cocktails and wine readily available.
“I live 2min away and never been there, I always wanted to and I didn't get disappointed at all. Amazing good, all the staff is great, our waitress was super ! The ambiance is wonderful with live band every nights. The food was very good and great portion too!” -Yelp Review
1315 S Orange Ave Suite B | Orlando | eatdt.com
"Wouldn’t it be great to create a Cheers-style restaurant and bar for family, friends, locals, and visitors to Orlando?" asked Dr. Becky Moroose, the partner of Dr. Tom Winters who is the co-owner of Delany’s Tavern. Delany’s is located in the heart of downtown Orlando, so if you fancy yourselves a shopping trip and some good food, drop by Delany’s.
They specialize in small plates and shareables, plus good wine and craft beers. On the menu they have Vegetarian French Onion Soup, Shrimp Salad, Burrata, Honey Chili Pepper Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cheese & Charcuterie, Blue Crab Flatbread, and Smoked Brisket Tacos. They have an array of delicious and savory items for the perfect night out.
“A must go too! Great location and amazing ambiance! I had the steak skewers and Sea bass! Ohh and the shrimp Mac and cheese is DELICIOUS!!!!!! We had Steven Pruitt as our bartender and his attention to detail was one of a kind! Service was phenomenal!!!!” -Yelp Review
7339 W Sand Lake Rd #400 | Orlando | ocean-prime.com
If you’re a fan of scallops, sea bass, surf and turf, and more dishes of the likes all cooked to perfection with the highest quality ingredients then Ocean Prime is about to become your new favorite seafood spot in the city.
And they don’t just deliver on good food, they also have a stellar ambience that’ll really capture that “classy” feel you’re looking for. Plus the team at Ocean Prime is here to help you with anything you need from the very beginning of your meal to the end.
If you go to Ocean Prime and realize that you could see yourself having a party here for a celebration in the future, then you can look into their Private Rooms which are in house and allow for a perfect meal to happen with the people you love all in one finely decorated room.
“My absolute favorite happy hour in Orlando. The tuna tartare is the best I have ever had. The sliders are delicious and never overcooked. The drinks are always delicious and the staff knows just what to do and when.” -Yelp Review
448 N Terry Ave | Orlando | 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. They 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 they also have happy hour menus that you can peruse. No matter what size your party is, big or small, they’ll have just the dish and drink to compliment your social occasion perfectly.
“Best service and food. Andres was really masterful with his cocktail making and was even able to help us with evening plans. The burger was amazing. Honestly one of the best burgers I've ever had. The vibe was also really nice and aesthetically pleasing.” -Yelp Review
8282 International Dr | Orlando | fogodechao.com
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is another pretty high scale place you can dine at in Orlando. They have a dining room that seats over 400 guests so it’s the perfect place for a big event like a wedding. Because not only is Fogo de Chão big in space, it is also beautifully decorated. And if the gorgeous dining room doesn’t catch your interest they also offer a covered outdoor seating area, where you can experience some of that Florida heat.
But you’re really here for the food. And Fogo de Chão is the number one rated Brazilian Steakhouse in Orlando we could find. So if you or someone you know is a big steak lover then this is going to be the spot 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 some tasty brunch and “barbook” items like Spiced Chicken Sliders, yum!
“The food was amazing, the service was exceptional and the ambiance was great. This is our second time celebrating Mother's Day here and it's been great both times. Definitely recommend this place for an intimate occasion or a family gathering! They did exceptional work.” -Yelp Review
4201 S Orange Ave | Orlando | thewaterfrontorlando.com
If you are in Orlando and you want to enjoy views of the Waterfront while you eat then the best restaurant for you is going to be the aptly named: The Waterfront.
That’s right, the restaurant located right on the waterfront is called The Waterfront.
This place has the best open air dining anywhere in Orlando. They were voted Orlando’s best al fresco by USA Today! So not only do they have countless positive user reviews, they also have been rated by publications as one of the best places to go in the city.
They have breakfast, brunch, and a main menu with dishes like Crab Cake Sliders, Chicken Fingers, a Cheese Burger, Poke Bowls, Eggs Benedict, Avocado Toast, and numerous cocktails for a sunny day in Florida.
“A big fan of the casual, relaxed, lakefront feel! Food is great bar food and drinks are cold. The poke bowls are a family favorite. Fun spot with kids outside, they have swings and place to play. Waterfront also usually has live music outdoors. Great vibe all around.” -Yelp Review
4200 Conroy Rd A146 | Orlando | thecapitalgrille.com
Especially known for their impeccable dry aged steaks, mouth watering seafood, and wine so good it has won awards, The Capital Grille is a well known fine dining spot in Orlando. They have two locations and each one boasts about their refined ambience and stellar service. Here’s just a few of their menu items…
For lunch they have:
For dinner they have:
And for dessert they have:
“Nice atmosphere. Friendliest service around. Probably the best steak I've ever had in my life. Capital Grille is perfect for special occasions and fancy dinner dates. Valet parking was a madhouse but that's my only negative.” -Yelp Review
9700 International Dr | Orlando | jacksplacerestaurant.com
Named after the owner’s father Jack, Jack’s Place is a steakhouse on International Drive and the story behind Jack is a fascinating one. You can learn all about the legacy of Jack on their website and why the restaurant is dedicated to him. Representing a small part of who he was, Jack’s Place is known for their “casual upscale” ambience and has been credited as the place to go to while you’re in town from a lot of well known people.
On their menu they have appetizers like Pan-Seared Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Ahi Tuna, soups, salads, Rib-Eye Steak 16 oz and Filet Mignon, Jack’s Specialities like Pappardelle Pasta Pescatore and more! Enjoy a nice meal and get your portrait drawn by a caricature artist with your loved ones at this well-loved Orlando spot.
“They've outdone themselves with Magical Dining menu. The octopus appetizer was a very generous portion and cooked tender. The accompanying sauce was perfect. Our Sea Bass was outstanding. The puréed olive pesto dip for bread was delicious. One of the best fine dining meals we've had in a long time!” -Yelp Review
On their website, the Melting Pot’s main attraction point is their ability to bring high quality cuisine and just the right Florida vibe together to make a place where you can have fun while fine dining. Instead of your standard plate, fork, and knife combo, you get to have all of the deliciousness of fondue which is a pot of melted savory and/or sweet goodness where you can dip a variety of things in and have as many bites as you want.
You can choose what kind of fondues you want and there are multiple different choices to make like Wisconsin Cheddar, Bacon & Brie, and their signature Classic Alpine. Then you choose a salad, entree and cooking style, and the type of chocolate you want for your dessert fondue, amazing!
“Fun place. Great experience. Exceptional service. Privacy booths (fantastic for date nights or an anniversary). Food was great! Especially the cheese fondue and the dessert. With all the courses we had we were really happily full when we left.” -Yelp Review
4012 Central Florida Pkwy | Orlando | highballandharvest.com
Highball & Harvest is Artisanal Inspired and has chefs that take a modern approach to Southern inspired comfort food. They get the highest quality ingredients from local vendors and make sure to always promote sustainable agriculture. Their famous Parker House Rolls are made by their 30 person pastry team and you can enjoy some of the most inventive cocktails by the best bar chefs in the city.
Highball & Harvest has a breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar bites, and drinks menu, so you know if you go, you’ll have plenty of food to enjoy. Here’s a highlight from each menu:
For breakfast they have a Smoked Salmon Plate, for lunch they have Steak Frites, for dinner they have the H&H Pimento Cheeseburger, for “bar bites” they have the Spicy Andouille Dog, and for drinks they have cocktails, wine, beer, and more!
“The atmosphere inside the The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes is top notch and Highball & Harvest is no exception. The food, drinks, and service are the best in Orlando. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts and the Pimento Cheese Burger.” -Yelp Review
1809 Winter Park Rd | Orlando | kadenceorlando.com
Kadence is a special fancy restaurant, they have a menu that is a multi-course chef-picked tasting experience that shows off the highest quality finds from the land and sea. Plus, their carefully curated bottles of sake will really enhance a lot of the flavors from the food you’ll be biting into. Their menu consists mainly of sushi, so if you’re a fan, then you definitely need to try Kadence in Orlando.
“What a great experience. Everything about this restaurant lives up to the hype and I can't stop talking about my experience. Went for lunch for my bday and it was amazing. From the music to the drinks to the food, just perfection. Mark and his wife provide an amazing culinary experience.” -Yelp Review
Now that you have some options, now’s the time to call your loved ones to let them know your plans to go to one of these fancy restaurants in Orlando. Plenty to choose from and plenty of fun to be had!