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About Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando
NORMAN'S, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers the unique flavors of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken's “New World Cuisine." Conveniently located just 2 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, NORMAN'S is the recipient of the prestigious AAA 4 Diamonds and Mobil 4 Stars Awards as well as the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
NORMAN'S cuisine, is a celebration of the many different culinary and cultural influences that make Florida a unique place; it seamlessly combines Caribbean, Latin-American, and Asian flavors in dishes such as Yuca stuffed Crispy Shrimp, Key West Yellowtail Snapper, or Roasted Pork Havana.
Orlando, FL 32837
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
John Young Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking Details: NORMAN'S offers complimentary Valet Parking to all guests dining at our Restaurant.
Norman Van Aken
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Available for buyouts and partial buyouts. Private dining and semiprivate dining areas are available as well.
Norman's has private dining options for groups from 8-400 guests. Allow Norman's to prepare a custom menu for your group showcasing the inspirations of Florida's most awarded James Beard recipient Chef Norman Van Aken. Guests may work with our sommelier for personalized wine pairings.
Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Ratings and Reviews
This place is a sensorial experience for all. Food, the combination of ingredients was creative and visually appealing. Decore, masculine but formal and comfortable. The staff, while young are experts at delivering the chefs messages. They are polite and talkative. My meal of cerviche then sea bass encrusted was extraordinary. I wish I lived local but now when in Orlando, Norman's is a must.
We were very pleased with everything about the dining experience we had at Normans. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helped with food choices. I had the sea bass over risotto and it was superb. My wife had Asian chicken wth noodles and she loved it, very tender .
We've dined at Norman's Ritz Carlton many times. Yusuf and his staff have always
provided us with a superb dining experience. The Executive Chef has been adding some
innovative enhancements to the menu. Recently, the new Pastry Chef has taken the dessert
offering to remarkable level exceeding all expectations.
Our dining experience here was superb! Our server Ian was knowledgeable of the menu, wine pairings and was an overall pleasure to be around! Our food was delectable, my husband had wild boar and I had sea bass. Both were prepared to perfection. Very quiet and relaxing dinner! We were staying at the JW Marriott and appreciated the fine dining available at this Marriott complex!
My wife and I went to Norman's for a nice dinner during our stay in Orlando. To sum it up succinctly, it was simple an incredible culinary experience. We have never had such a good meal, and every detail was perfect right from the moment we arrived (free valet parking). The staff was exceptionally well trained, courteous, attentive (but never over-bearing), knowledgeable, and helpful. The actual presentation and meal was clearly superior to anything we have had before, and the desserts were wonderful. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but I would still rate it high for value, since the food/experience was so superior.
Valentine's celebration. We were on vacation in Orlando and we wanted something nice for that night.
Open Table did not advise us about a prix fixe menu of $150. We arrived with our 12 year old and the manager only would allow either the kids menu or the Valentine's menu. We had had the same situation at the Peninsula LA and they were much more accommodating. The food was no good. Food was mediocre. Service was ok but nothing outstanding for $540 bill including just one glass of wine, the other drinks were tap water. Never again!! Not what I expected from Ritz Carlton and I have visited plenty all over the world.
We have eaten at many fine dining establishments in the Orlando proper. Our favorite thing is trying new places. That being said, we are often won over and will return, if wowed (places like Luma and Victoria and Albert's). This evening (Valentine's) we decided to give Norman's a try. We made reservations a few months prior and we were never notified of a prefix menu. The menu was roughly twice the cost of their regular menu (which we both agreed wouldn't have mattered if the food was stellar). You had the choice of a Strawberry Salad or Ceviche to start. Tomato Soup or Pork Cheeks as an appetizer. The choice of Lamb, Chicken, Strip Loin, or Swordfish for your main course. For dessert a Chocolate Cake or a Creme Brûlée. That was it. As boring as that sounds... it was as boring to taste. Our assistant server took our drink order and never brought our drink. Our server looked offended when I asked him for a beverage. The assistant server did apologize. The server felt rushed and seemed disinterested in anything we had to say. He would ask a question as if it were on his checklist and then walk away before we were even finished speaking. The twenty percent gratuity was included. We ended up paying $400 for a meal that was mediocre. Nothing was poor. Presentation was pretty. Food cooked well. Boring. Unoriginal. Uninspiring. Almost laughable. The music was lovely. The Female Maitre D was polite. Bathrooms were impeccable. The meal was paced well and then we waited and waited and waited for the check. The Valet cared about us more than our servers (one of which poked fun at how much bread we consumed). All in all - skip this place. Go to Luma and thank me after.
We always go to Norman's on Valentines day and we were disappointed this year. We brought our own wine and had a $700 meal. The best part was the caviar we ordered extra. The Valentines dinner was not a $150 meal. The ceviche was fishy and the desserts were not very good. The lamb was ok (a little fatty) and the swordfish wasn't anything special.
We went for dinner several months before and it was also an average meal.
Wait staff was good.
Had been before for a birthday. So tried for Valentines day. Food was OK good but four courses at 150 seem steep for what was delivered. Wine outrageously priced three times going rate. I also really dislike the imposed 20% tip seems like it should be my decision based on service rather than an enforced policy. I must say I'm typically a very generous tipper and usually tip at 20% but huge turn off to me when someone else decides on my behalf. The billing was suspicious $50 for something I never signed a receipt for still haven't figured that one out. Overall the ambiance was not special or romantic. Just don't like sitting close enough to another patron hearing clearly everything said without listening not my thing. The place is beautiful most of the folks working are fantastic but just not my special place. Won't try it another time will explore other options.
The food was excellent albeit very pricy. In fairness we had the Valentines fixed menu, since this was the only option available. $150 pp without drinks. Ordinarily we would have ordered less food since we are not big portion diners. Drinks and wine were also excellent. A good treat for a special occasion.
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