About Hamilton's Kitchen at the Alfond Inn
Hamilton’s Kitchen menus feature current Florida farm to table practices, respecting nature’s sustainable indigenous products, freshly presented with modern culinary techniques. Al fresco dining on the Hamilton’s Kitchen patio is also available. Hamilton’s Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11-30am - 2-00pm
Dinner Sun - Tue: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Wed - Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Lounge and Bar Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Validated Parking for all restaurant and lounge guests.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining Room available in the restaurant
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hamilton's Kitchen at the Alfond Inn Ratings and Reviews
The staff is AMAZING and works very well ...
The staff is AMAZING and works very well together. However, the bad manager of this establishment is a train wreck. He is rude and abrasive. He delivered the food to the table but never took the time to see who got which entree - fail. He NEVER came to see if everyone was happy - at any table. When we left, he was hanging out at the hostess stand - just hanging out. He did not say a word - not good night, not we hope to see you again, how was everything - NOTHING. This guy we have had issues with in the past. He is rude and arrogant. We would go more often but he is there and just don't wish to deal with his negativity. Too bad because the chef and the staff are AMAZING! And should be complimented at the wonderful work they do. Everything is flawless and exceeds expectations. The manager would be better suited for a bad burger joint. Would have given my rating a 5 but, they keep a bad manager and that is a minus 1 star (should be more but the staff and chef keep the loss to only 1).
First, the ambiance for our anniversary ...
First, the ambiance for our anniversary dinner was simply exquisite. Beautiful building. Lovely cocktail lounge. Well-trained, friendly servers. Drinks are more than on the pricey side. Although they ran out of several menu items we would have ordered, our server Chris gave us excellent advice. The Octopus appetizer with chimichurri, was fabulous. Perfectly cooked, mild in flavor, and tender, not mushy. For an entree, Chris recommended the Sea Bass -- something I have never ordered -- and it was all he promised. What they call "silky potatoes" is actually what tastes like a 50/50 mixture of potatoes and butter.; so the bass was more like a beautiful thick white slice of lobster with potato and melted butter. My wife's chicken confette -- a leg quarter -- was crispy and moist. Following dinner, a trip back to the lounge for music and dancing completed our evening. The friendly and talented female guitar player made a point of stopping at our table to speak with us; and even acknowledged our celebration during the next set. Finally, a fun and friendly crowd of locals who have a good time, yet are welcoming to newcomers made it a night to remember. Thanks to all. We will be back for sure!
Each and every individual of our waitsta ...
Each and every individual of our waitstaff went over the top to make certain our evening was flawless. Our lead waiter, Pietro, was informative, extremely polite, not to mention entertaining! We were giving my son his last extravagant meal prior to heading off to five years of school at Rollins College. Perfect!!
This is a foodie's paradise with a littl ...
This is a foodie's paradise with a little bit of everything delicious on the menu. From the juicy seafood, rack of lamb and double pork chop, you cannot go wrong with any choice here. Even dessert, while called McAllen's Salted Caramel Butterscotch Pudding most probably included butter and scotch, this is NOT your mother's too-sweet tan butterscotch pudding by any definition. It was cool, creamy, mildly caramel pudding with a finish of briny salt - the kind of bowl you want to lick clean, except your manners won't let you in public! And the edible garnish reminded us of a cross between fudge and caramel...yummy. We wanted more and were already full. We'll be back.
Waited long periods of time between serv ...
Waited long periods of time between server visits to our table. Caesar salad didn't seem to have any dressing on it. Filet mignons looked about 3 ozs when brought to table; two medium rares both came out well done. Waited 10 minutes for waiter to return so we could point out the problem. Second set of steaks cooked medium, still not medium rare. Still small, esp. for $40 each. Other two in our party had rack of lamb. They said it was very good as we watched them finish while still waiting for the replacement of our steaks. Manager never passed near enough to smile at, let alone to ask us how was our meal. We were comped a shared dessert for the problem with our two $40 steaks. Wine list way overpriced - even for restaurant wine. The only way I would go back is if I received a second chance coupon.
Hamilton Kitchen was recommended by frie ...
Hamilton Kitchen was recommended by friends and so I decided t try it and the food and ambieance was awesome it definitely did not disappoint.
The food was delicious and fresh and the service was phenomenal, my family and I had a wonderful experience.
We had a 12:15 reservation and arrived a ...
We had a 12:15 reservation and arrived at the host desk at about 12:08. Told by the hostess, not very friendly, that we could not be seated until 12:15! I observed many available tables in the dining room. We wandered around and came back at precisely 12:15, not knowing if our table would possibly be forfeited should we be late. We were shown to our table and were seated for 12 minutes before anyone acknowledged our arrival, other than a busser that brought us glasses of water about 8 minutes in. We were 30 seconds away from leaving when our server arrived greeting us with "Would you like anything to drink?" We hadn't decided on a beverage, but did ask the server about the Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. He came back, took our beverage order and we waited, once again, way too long for the drinks. He was able to accurately answer our menu questions, we ordered and the food arrived without too long of a wait. The food was excellent and we enjoyed every bite! Service, on the other hand, was somewhat cold and aloof. The restaurant did not seem overly busy as there were several open tables throughout our time there.
I also added a comment to our OpenTable reservation that it was our 41st wedding anniversary, but this was not acknowledged. I have used that feature before with success, but this time, to no avail and that was disappointing.
The service was awesome the food was gre ...
The service was awesome the food was great!! Chef Jason blew me away by sending us a amazing yellow snapper to taste that my fiancé doesn't eat fish at all. But she ate it with no problem and wanted more and we ordered that platter as our main dish
The restaurant overall is very good, I'v ...
The restaurant overall is very good, I've been there at least three or four times. The one issue I have is that the dining room lacks an enticing ambiance. While the room is very nice, it's layout suggests that it is a multi purpose facility, used for breakfast, lunch and dinner as is the case in many hotels. It just does not come across as a proper and inviting dining room experience.
This is a lovely hotel and restaurant, b ...
This is a lovely hotel and restaurant, but the food quality is spotty. We have gone twice in the last few months - one time the service and food were excellent - the next time food and service were average. Our last dinner my husband's lamb was barely cooked and cold. I ordered a beet salad to start, it was good but way overpriced at $14. It seems that if the Executive Chef is not in the kitchen, then food is not expedited properly.
Excellent in every way. Professional pr ...
Excellent in every way. Professional presentation and very friendly. Our waiter new all of the nuances of the menu and made appropriate recommendations. A very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
Great spot! Delicious food, not heavy a ...
Great spot! Delicious food, not heavy and beautifully presented. Friendly attentive service. Love Sunday Brunch...Food and entertainment. Great saxophonist! Treated friends for end of the week brunch. Even the one that ordered and wasn't so crazy about her dish can't wait to return for a night out with her husband and Sunday Brunch!
I ordered rack of lamb with carrots 2-wa ...
I ordered rack of lamb with carrots 2-ways (or was it 3) and duck-fat fried potatoes. I chose a pinot noir to accompany the food. The rack of lamb, dusted with a curry-like seasoning, was the best I've ever eaten. The carrots (1-way) were firm, but not hard (that's a good thing). The duck-fat fried potatoes were thick enough to allow the outside to be crisp, while the inside remained softer (also a good thing). There were 2 pinot noirs offered by the glass, and I was allowed to sample them both so I could choose the one I preferred. The server was friendly and very helpful. She seemed to know the food and wine well enough to answer my questions and offer suggestions. I visited on my last evening in Winter Park. Wish I'd visited earlier in my stay. I plan to return the next time I'm in town.
Our grilled shrimp salad was wonderful. ...
Our grilled shrimp salad was wonderful. The farm fresh vegetables were very good and the shrimp were large and perfectly grilled. Our waitress was attentive and very hospitable. My friend whose birthday we were celebrating really appreciated the birthday card and the dessert with candle. It was a delightful lunch!
We did have some hiccups redeeming our T ...
We did have some hiccups redeeming our Travelzoo voucher, which left us feeling like it wasn't much of a "deal," but other than that, we had a good experience. The food is delicious and presentation is unique and tasteful. Outdoor dining was perfect on a summer night.
This has been our 3rd dining experience ...
This has been our 3rd dining experience at Hamilton's kitchen. We had to send our filets back since they arrived luke warm even though our server said they just came up. It was just an underwhelming experience for a special birthday occasion. Doubt that we would ever return.
Excellent Sunday brunch menu with enough ...
Excellent Sunday brunch menu with enough variety to appeal to all. Food was exceptional with a special mention for the grits snd French fries! Service was excellent, despite the restaurant being packed! Live saxophone music was a nice surprise! It was my mom's 79th birthday celebration, we could not have chosen a better place.
We have dined at Hamilton's Kitchen nume ...
We have dined at Hamilton's Kitchen numerous times in the past and have always had a great experience. We decided to take an out of town friend to Hamilton's for dinner. The experience was less than great. The service was fair. The waitress was not attentive and we had to pour our the bottle of wine we ordered ourselves. The oysters they served us were not fresh and had to be returned.
The main meals were tasty, but the lamb portion serve to me were on the small side with more bone than meat.
Desserts were great. Not sure we will be going back for dinner at Hamilton's in the future.
There was nothing special about the food ...
There was nothing special about the food, and the service was below the neighborhood standard. Our order was delivered incorrectly, though a quick effort was made to correct the error. Two of us ate less than half of our food because it was not to our liking. The location is beautiful, but the restaurant was so noisy (and even while less than half filled!) that it was difficult to enjoy. I brought a "from out of town" guest... we were disappointed.
Whenever trying a restaurant for the fir ...
Whenever trying a restaurant for the first time, I usually read the reviews of past diners to see if anything stood out. I am specifically looking for patterns. In the case of Hamilton’s Kitchen, one thing did stand out – inconsistent service with many poor ratings.
When we arrived at the restaurant, my wife spoke to the hostess and said that we had an Open Table reservation and would undoubtedly be asked to write a review. The hostess said that we would have their best server – Shana G.
From that point on, we received nothing but the very best service. Shana brought the four of us complimentary glasses of champagne. Later, she brought each of us a “gift” from the chef of a very delicious single scallop mini-appetizer. My only reaction was to wonder why this item was not on the menu. We all agreed that it was that good.
We used a Travelzoo coupon and, while it was a very good value, it did come with some restrictions. The one appetizer (up to $19 could not be split into 2, $10 dinner salads with the extra $1 being paid by us) but they did split one salad and the portions were very generous. Although the flatbread was good, it could have been better. Overall, the food was tasty, the ambiance superb and, unlike previous diners, the service was friendly and very efficient. The restaurant appeared to be trying to improve upon previous reviews…and it showed!
Eduardo made the occasion of my 73rd Bir ...
Eduardo made the occasion of my 73rd Birthday special! The service was wonderful with no interruptions during conversation which seems to be a rarity here in Florida. His wine suggestion was on spot.
We came to the Alfond a bit early just to walk around and look at the art collection which had some wonderful contemporary artists that I was not yet familiar with. Fun!
It is so nice to experience such a lovely relaxed atmosphere right in the midst of our over-stressed world.
I shall return often!
We were greeted and congratulated on our ...
We were greeted and congratulated on our anniversary. The hostess had a personalized note at the table. Food and service were excellent and the chef prepared a couple of unexpected treat. We make a point of returning for special occasions and have recommended Hamilton's Kitchen to friends.
This place is incredible. They took such ...
This place is incredible. They took such good care of us. I notified the staff that it was our anniversary ahead of time, and they gave us (ALL complimentary) a champagne toast, little bites of a few chef specialties, chocolate covered strawberries for desert, and a card and fresh pink rose awaiting us at the table, wishing us a happy anni. It made us both feel so special. I LOVE THIS PLACE! Food was yummy and it was incredibly romantic. Cant wait to go back and bring friends!!!!
Absolutely one of the best dining experi ...
Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we ever had. Everyone should try going there at least once. We live 145 miles away and plan to go back soon!! The shrimp and grits appetizer was to die for and the snapper (recommended by our waiter) was superbly outstanding!
Great Local Find
I enjoyed my experience at Hamilton's Kitchen. I liked the creativity of the menu, the ambiance, and the fact that it is not the 'chain restaurant' experience. Our server knew the menu well and made great suggestions. On a Friday night the noise level gets a little loud, which was a slight turn-off.
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