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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Hamilton's Kitchen at the Alfond Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
Service is on the decline
We have eaten at hamilton's several times since it opened a couple of years ago. The food is always good and the service is fair at best. Last night's experience pushed us over the edge and will most likely be our last time eating there. It took over ten minutes for our waiter to introduce himself and after we finally received our drinks, we reached the 45 minute mark before we placed our dinner order. He actually told us he forgot he had a table outside. After our food arrived, he walked past our table to take drink order without even asking us how our food was as he passed by us again on his way back inside. Although the manager did address the situation, the damage had been done. Not the best birthday dinner for my wife by a long shot.
Cool location in a new hotel.
There is potential but in a party of six, half were disappointed with their food, including sub par salads and desserts! They really need to step up their service. Steak eaters were happy, fish and lamb eaters were unhappy. The jalapeno mini muffins, when seated, are a pleasant touch but apparently there is no other bread available, as we were not served any bread. Unfinished drinks were removed without asking. The service was generally inattentive. I honestly feel we may just gone on a bad night...there is no way they could be like this every night and stay in business. If the service had been better, it would have made up for the poor quality of food and food preparation. I would give it another chance because I did enjoy the atmosphere and the bar!
2nd visit within a week. Beautiful room & ambiance but smoke from the open kitchen grill filled the dining area both times I visited beyond what was acceptable. The smoke ruined our dining experience and everyone at our table agreed it was unpleasant. Food was decent, average I'd say, but overpriced for the quality. I'm disappointed because the location & gardens are lovely. The food does not live up to the potential of the surroundings. They need some sort of ventilation fix that keeps grill smoke within the kitchen area.
Too Much for Mediocre
The restaurant was pleasant enough and the service was very good. However, our appetizer and entrees came out at the same time which was a bit weird. The waiter apologized and offered to take the entrees back, but we had waited a while and were hungry.
The food was tasteless--no seasoning. For the price, I expected more. Very disappointing!
Has gone down hill. Terrible quality foo ...
Has gone down hill. Terrible quality food for the amount of money they charge. Steak was chewy and overcooked and of poor quality. Fish also bland and overcooked. Sad because of the beautiful ambiance. Definitely not worth the cost though.
The overall experience was not good, we ...
The overall experience was not good, we had to send my wife's lunch back it was way too salty, it took forever to replace it. the service was very poor. We had to ask someone else several times for assistances. When we received our bill we were billed for both of my wife's dishes.
Food and ambiance were excellent but ser ...
Food and ambiance were excellent but service was lacking. Had to request spoons
for coffee and had to request coffee refill multiple times. Once our food order was
placed we never saw our waiter again until he brought our bill unsolicited and before
we had even finished eating which was most uncomfortable and embarrassing for my
guests since we had not yet finished ordering either. In this caliber restaurant, a bill
should never presented until the patrons have finished eating/ordering and request
Top Notch Breakfast
Overall a terrific spot for breakfast/brunch, but... when we inquired about a special menu selection that was advertised at the front of house and on tables throughout the restaurant, our server seemed perplexed and somewhat irritated- insisting that we choose from the limited menu and investigating the existence of "the special" only after we demonstrated to her it was being advertised steps away. We chalk it up to a miscommunication, but it could have been handled much more professionally.
Beyond that- the food was top notch, plentiful and served promptly. Terrific Bloody Mary, excellent coffee and great ambiance. A very satisfying breakfast experience.
Good But Not Great
This was my first visit to Hamilton's at the Alfond Inn. I had high expectations since the culinary competition in Winter Park is so high. I don't want to say I was disappointed because it is a beautiful space. I simply thought the food and service fell short. From what I could gather this establishment is billing themselves as an 'upscale eatery.' If that's true guests shouldn't have to wait 10 minutes for water to be poured. I've worked in many restaurants and currently reside in South Florida which is a mecca for every major restaurant in the nation. This meal was average at best. With all of the other fantastic options in Winter Park it may be a while before I venture back.
Great food but small portions
Great food, but portions could be bigger to make it a better value. Noise level inside was moderate, but we sat outside and it was quite so that we could actually make conversation. Don't miss the art collection throughout the hotel.
Neighborhood Gem - Slow paced
We went to celebrate our anniversary. If you are looking for free champagne or complementary dessert to commemorate your special occasions, this is not your place. The environment was pretty relaxing, we like that it's further away from the chaotic Park Ave. We sat outside, under the covered patio. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. He gave us a few recommendations on what to do and what's shareable -- we had the shrimp &grits. We were given these delicious jalapeno cornbread popovers and whipped butter while waiting on our appetizer. The appetizer was great in flavor and size, they divided the dish into two portions for us. It took 25-30 mins for the main course to arrived after the appetizer, our waiter had disappeared as well. The restaurant was very busy, many tables were sat at the same time near us in the patio so we imagined the kitchen being super behind. By then we have had too much to drink. The bar made delicious cocktails/ great wine list-- highly recommended. I had the olive oil poached snapper which was delicious and really big. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned, had to take it home because the portion was really large. My partner had squid ink pasta with shrimp. We loved the creamy sauce but hated the undercooked pasta. We didn't make it to dessert because we had too much to drink and it was getting late. Despite the slow pace in service, we enjoyed the outdoor dining. The food wasn't amazing but it has potential, we were told that they're bringing on a new head chef. Great concept, location and great potential. We will definitely return and give it another try.
everything that could go wrong did
The Bar staff were good and friendly nice drinks.
The restaurant staff , waited 10-15 mins after being sat before anyone came to the table and it was the bus boy to fill water glasses. Ordered a bottle of wine took 20 mins to get it. no apology
everything took so long to come out. it was just a bad experience. The restaurant was not even full, maybe less than half full.
the chicken was dry. Cesar salad too much mustard.
Lamb Chops way over cooked. Filet however cooked to temp. Fish ordered was good.
Had to ask for the manager, one avoided us totally the other tried to rectify the situation but trust me it was beyond repair. The one i spoke with was pleasant enough, i am sure i was harsh with her but frustration at what was occurring clouded my better judgement. Sent over a wine we werent even drinking and the waiter started pouring it right on top of what we were drinking. Just not a good thing.
The chef came out of the kitchen and one of my guest commented about how they were out of short ribs, he says oh we pull them off the menu when we only have one or two left. Went to get them and the were still out. just not worth the sentence it took for him to explain that.
i wanted to like it, i had been once before , service was slow then too but i gave it another chance. HOWEVER i will not spend my money here again. Just disappointed and embarassed for having to put my friends through this meal.
complimentary dessert sampler which was good and champagne finished off the evening.
Good food, nice place but Not Open Table friendly
Food was fine, service was good and the place is nice. I showed up 5 min before the reservation, gave them my name and they found me in their reservations. the next day I get a note from Open Table that I no-showed for my reservation. if they are going to use the system, they need to make sure they don't make errors of this type. I had to waste time letting Open Table know that I didn't miss the reservation and give details of the meal to prove I was there.
I've been here several times and really ...
I've been here several times and really enjoy the service and the food. I had the misfortune of having Luis as a server and it completely changed my experience. It felt as if he was bored and serving us was a bother. I will say if you have a chance ask to have Allison as a server. She was great the last few times I've been there and had her as a server. The great service she provided was one of the reasons I kept coming back to Hamilton's kitchen.
Outside Saturday Brunch. Wonderful amb ...
Outside Saturday Brunch. Wonderful ambience. Terrific frittata and omelette. Fresh fruit was high quality. Hostess was fabulous. Waitress was testy. Came back every two minutes to get our order, but after we paid, she disappeared for 20 minutes and we could t get more coffee!
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