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 Dining, 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
Love, Love, Love this place! When we to ...
Love, Love, Love this place! When we told our waiter we were celebrating my birthday he immediately brought the whole table each a glass of champagne! We started off with a ceaser salad which you could tell the dressing was made from scratch. Their menu is fresh and exciting and each entree looks like a work of art. We are lucky to have Chef Klingensmith in Winter Park. I can't wait to come back again!
The entire staff from hostess to server ...
The entire staff from hostess to server and chef were outstanding. As this was our anniversary they went out their way to treat us in a very special manner. The food was outsnading. Unique presentations and great menu.
At first I thought the menu looked a lit ...
At first I thought the menu looked a little sparse. However, the mix of cuisine styles worked to successfully change my mind. We ordered two items that are very easy to overcook and serve dry, double cut pork chop and yellow fin snapper. Both were perfectly cooked. I mean perfect! Not to moist and not too dry. The pork was on a bed of tangy grits (cider had a vinegar tang) and I wanted to trade for those BUT the black beans and rice under my fish was just as tempting. Completely different flavors but both excellent in their own right. We will be back; I know my husband was eyeing the filet!
This is the second time we were at Hamil ...
This is the second time we were at Hamilton's Kitchen. The menu is very limited and that night they were out of two fish dishes. When the food arrived the meal was luke warm. The staff quickly reheated the meal and was very apologetic. Additionally, the portions for the value are not there. Although the service was very good the food, value and selection is not consistent with an upscale restaurant.
As usual our Brunxh with dear grinds was ...
As usual our Brunxh with dear grinds was cordial and cozy. Our waiter, Eduardo, has helped us previously and he is delightful. He gives us all necessary info on selections and has a delightful personality. The venue is so pleasant and good was delicious. Our favorite place for Brunch and dinner.
My friends met here at noon on a weekday ...
My friends met here at noon on a weekday lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. The waiter was attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. The food was very good, including the broiled salmon, shrimps & grits, and the chicken/almond/cranberry salad. After the meal, the waiter delivered a special treat for the birthday person. I thought that was a nice touch, because we did not make arrangements for this ahead of time. The dining room manager checked in to make sure we were satisfied. She also came back to take a photo of our group. Again, it was a nice touch.
This was my first time eating here. I thought the menu was somewhat limited, with breakfast items and a few lunch items. That seemed unusual for a weekday noon meal. Overall, the food, service, and atmosphere is special. I will likely return, maybe for breakfast or dinner. I would also recommend Hamilton's to anyone interested in a different type dining experience in Winter Park.
Went there for brunch on Sunday morning. ...
Went there for brunch on Sunday morning. First, the bartender seemed to have just woken up (10:30AM) as he did not have his bank nor celery for the Bloody Mary's, and the drinks were weak to say the least!
Then as we were seated the hostess complained to us, like we cared, that they were short staffed stating that wait staff did not show up, and it was Parents Weekend at nearby Rollins College blah blah blah. It took 45 minutes for our four breakfast plates to arrive. It looked like the food was thrown on the plate in a rush. I had the Eggs Benedict. It was not on a toasted English muffin as stated in the menu, but on a soggy greasy toasted piece of bread . The roasted potatoes while tasty were under portioned so I guess they improvised and threw some greens on to fill the plate. We dealt with multiple waiters who rushed to and fro especially when a group of about 35-40 people came for a party. We were just relieved that our order was in before they arrived. The poor party was short seats, and stares came our way because our table would have been perfect for the kids since we were adjacent to the main table.
We would have willingly moved if we were asked and given some free drinks for the imposition. Instead some members of the party were seated on the other side of the room which caused a constant stream of parents parading back and forth to their kids asking them not to break anymore plates, and to behave. As usual in these instances, I blame management. They have unreliable help and standards are not kept in the kitchen. I cancelled my Thanksgiving dinner reservation there.
Very happy with the high level of servic ...
Very happy with the high level of service we received from a great staff starting with the Hosts and following with Pietro as well as Ron who were all fantastic. The food was also excellent and as the early evenings are cooling, the beautiful outside patio was wonderful.
The waiter was not professional, seemed ...
The waiter was not professional, seemed like someone fresh out of a diner. He was not able to aptly describe the menu and pointed to pages in the menu making general statements. He could not adequately describe the dishes bing offered. After first waiting on us, We waited a very long time for him to come back to the table. We finally had to go find someone to take our order. When a new waiter arrived, he explained that the original waiter had a variety of important duties and just couldn't get to everyone. Want an embarrassing experience.
Amazingly, the food was outstanding, reasonably priced, and the ambience was nice. Once we ordered, the food arrived at a reasonable time. Our waiter never checked backed with us until we finished...he actually made the statement "your not interested in dessert are you?"
Someone please train the wait staff...this could be a great restaurant if excellent service was offered.
It was our first visit during magical di ...
It was our first visit during magical dining and we were really looking forward to it. The service is what really detracted from the experience. We were expecting more knowledge and engagement from our server but were left unsatisfied. In addition, the dessert dish was dirty on the outside. Also, the executive chef was not there, which was disappointing. The restaurant left us with no reason to return.
We brought friends for their first visit ...
We brought friends for their first visit to Alfond Inn and Hamiltons. We were promptly seated but our server was certainly less than friendly and quite frankly rushed our evening dinner, returning to the table several times, "are you ready to order" without even taking time to ensure we had ordered a cocktail/wine. When asked about substitutions to magical dining, very rude "NO', we make no exceptions. Quite frankly, he could have offered that we could include other dishes, just at the price listed. Lastly, no return to the table to check on our meal, did not include the condiment I asked for, simply pushing us to eat and pay the tab. Not at all what I would have expected from an elegant, evening dinner.
This was my second time dining at Hamilt ...
This was my second time dining at Hamilton's Kitchen and it was equally as amazing as the first time. We went for Magical Dining and it was magical for sure. Everything was so delicious. Chef Jason's menu does not disappoint. Our party had the entire Magical Dining menu (and then some) and each dish was beautiful and amazingly delicious. You definitely need to check out Hamilton's Kitchen.
Magical Dining lead us to try Hamilton's ...
Magical Dining lead us to try Hamilton's Kitchen at Alfond Inn. I will definitely go back. The food was fresh, attractive and innovative. My husband had the butternut squash soup (delish). I tried the beet raviole with crab but it actually wasn't that great. Everything else was superior.
Wonderfully composed food, quality ingre ...
Wonderfully composed food, quality ingredients and an inventive chef that knows how to let the ingredients come together for an outstanding culinary experience. We had the filet with a great gratin from white and sweet potato and my wife had the fish dish. The creme brulee was to die for. We went there again with some friends the same week.
This is the second time over the last mo ...
This is the second time over the last month that we have gone to Hamilton's Kitchen and have had a less than desirable experience. We love the Alfond Inn (we were married there a year ago and have eaten at Hamilton's Kitchen on numerous occasions). When we ate there recently for our anniversary, the food was marginal and the service was poor. I thought it might have just been an off night for Hamilton's Kitchen. Unfortunately our bad experience a few weeks ago was surpassed by our most recent visit. The service was extremely slow (again), the server did not understand English very well, the soup was cold, and the filet mignon tasted rancid. I suspect we will be making alternative choices for our optional dining going forward. I am very disappointed because we love the location and the atmosphere.
My husband and I took advantage of the M ...
My husband and I took advantage of the Magical Dining Month and had dinner at Hamilton's Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. The new executive chef, Jason Klingensmith is a true artist. His artistically prepared modern-American dishes were a double treat...not just for the presentation but also for the creative ingredients. The sous vide filet with a persilliade of herbs and red wine syrup was a hit...and his version of Creme Brulee with a Biscoff twist was one of the best desserts I have ever had. Ian our server was also great...very personable and knowledgeable who is passionate about the talents of chef Jason. We also took advantage of the wine pairings offered with the special menu which was a nice addition. Great "Night at the Museum".
We decided to have our weekly family din ...
We decided to have our weekly family dinner here and take advantage of Magical Dining month. I'm not sure why we hadn't come here before! The restaurant and lobby of the hotel are just stunning. The service was top notch...keeping all glasses full, replacing flatware for different courses, knowledgeable about menu. 5 of us ordered from the MD menu and were very pleased with it. Chef prepared a kid-size pappardelle bolognese portion for our 10 yr old (excellent!). We were pleasantly surprised to receive an amuse bouche of one of the items on their regular menu (salmon) - even our young daughter loved it! It was delicious! The Biscoff creme brûlée MUST be added to the regular menu, please! It was presented in a small mason jar with a raspberry and cream dollop on top, the bottom of the creme brûlée had a caramel-like biscoff cookie layer - absolute perfection! The decor and ambiance are lovely. We will definitely be back!
Had Sunday Brunch with a friend. Asked ...
Had Sunday Brunch with a friend. Asked for table on the patio which we got, they are very accommodating. It was lovely except a bit hot, there are NO ceiling fans on the porch and it would be so easy to add them, that would extend season for the use of the porch for alfreso dining
I had the salmon open-face sandwich with a salad, very healthy, very good, decent portion. Service is still a little 'spotty' and they don't seem to retain the service staff as, mostly, you see new faces when you come back.
Has improved a lot since they first opened! Keep it up!
My wife and I had been to Hamiton's for ...
My wife and I had been to Hamiton's for lunch a number of times but this was our first dinner. My bloody mary was excellent and the complimentary pork belly appetizer was a nice touch. We shared a flatbread starter that waa excellent and its softer, tasty bread was a nice change from the usual charred cracker consistency. My wife had the rack of lamb and I had the pork chop and both were excellent in taste and presentation. A complimentary creme brulee to share for desert was a pleasant surprise. The ambiance is very upscale and not at all like a hotel restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The overall experience was well beyond expectation and we will return soon.
Another great dinner! I've always enjoy ...
Another great dinner! I've always enjoyed Hamilton's and I invited 3 friends to join me for dinner there as a start to our evening. We had a wonderful time. Such a pretty atmosphere and the food is delicious and very nicely presented. Our waitstaff was very attentive and actually recognized an issue before we did and quickly removed the item (liquid-y Creme brûlée). The restaurant manager returned with the replacement and waited to be sure the dessert was as good as usual. Everyone felt special! And it was a great start to our evening out.
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