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.
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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, 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
My experiences at Norman's consistently ...
My experiences at Norman's consistently exceed the already high expectations that I have when it comes to fine dining. The ambiance and authenticity are complemented by an attention to detail that is reminiscent only to that of The Ritz-Carlton, which is exactly where Chef Van Aken's culinary masterpiece is located. A written testiment of the service and food quality is but an attempt to accurately describe what can only be experienced. I can only compare my dinner at Norman's to a well composed symphony, each finely tuned note fitting perfectly together in order to form an even more beautiful melody. If you would like to have a good meal, I can recommend hundreds of restaurants in the surrounding area. But if you would like to have a truly exceptional dining experience, I recommend Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
This is our 2nd visit to Norman's and bo ...
This is our 2nd visit to Norman's and both times have been exceptional from service to food quality and taste. Both times we celebrated our wedding anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make it a wonderful experience for us. We are big fans of Chef Norman Van Aken and we absolutely love this restaurant!
The food was delicious. My husband and ...
The food was delicious. My husband and I ordered off the menu, not the tasting menu. I had the conch chowder and red snapper. My husband had the foie gras and sea bass. We ended with a selection of cheeses. From beginning to end, all excellent! The service was wonderful. We had great conversations with the GM (and "wine guy") and the cheese server. He was planning a trip to KC - where we're from - so we recommended a favorite BBQ place to him. Norman's is well worth a visit!
We come to Norman's once a year and have ...
We come to Norman's once a year and have been doing so since 2008.It never disappoints.
This year I (as ever) took the Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing. My wife chose from the A La Carte Menu. My wife enjoyed the Empanadas, then Scallops and Filet Mignon. From the Tasting Menu, the Kobia, Poussin and Bison were great. The Octopus was a bit bland; cheese portions small and dessert was OK, but not stunning. Wine pairings were good but Reds more characterful than Whites.
David is a great server, so ask for him.
We'll be back again next year.
Wonderful meal! I had the tasting menu w ...
Wonderful meal! I had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Food was beautifully presented and the flavored were amazing. Service was very attentive. The staff was polite and made me feel welcomed! I would definitely return again.
Although it's a smaller menu, they made ...
Although it's a smaller menu, they made somewhat basic dishes extra - ordinary by their unique preparation. The flavor was out of this world ! I especially enjoyed their spin on classic small plates like fried green tomatoes and empinadas. We will definitely be back
Upscale, relaxed ambiance. Looked like i ...
Upscale, relaxed ambiance. Looked like it belonged in a Ritz Carlton. The stuffed shrimp were outstanding, as was the Pork "Havana". My wife had the filet. I tasted it. Great piece of meat which was well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Friends had the snapper and sea bass. They raved about both. Whenever I'm back in Orlando, I will surely visit Norman's. Very good service. Our server was informative and made good recommendations
I spent about 5 minutes looking for the ...
I spent about 5 minutes looking for the most romantic restaurants to have a nice dinner in Orlando and was instantly greeted with Norman's restaurant along with its stellar reviews. I do not think that I could have picked a better restaurant and was sincerely surprised by the class and elegance from my experience. The waiter was fully aware of the menu down to his opinions of each dish which helped narrow down our choices to the best possible meal for first timers. The price ranges for the items were not incredibly expensive, and I believe were fairly priced for what you actually experience. The staff all knew that it was my girlfriend's birthday and made every effort to remind her which surprised both of us. The dishes were perfect, the snapper was likely the best dish I have ever tasted in my life. This restaurant is definitely worthy of its accolades and deserves more in my opinion.
The restaurant set is beautiful, looking ...
The restaurant set is beautiful, looking at sunset by the window, Servers are very helpful
and not overbearing. The wine list is amazing so many choices to choose from. my fav was Freemark Abbey viognier, Thank you we will come back soon
I was at the Norman's Restaurant once ag ...
I was at the Norman's Restaurant once again.
The whole dining experience was wonderful.
What can I say....... Great service by Alper and delicious food by the gourmet staff.
Norman's became my favorite restaurant.
Excellent service and great ambiance. .
As always Normans' is on the top of thei ...
As always Normans' is on the top of their game... My husband who usually has the Pork Havana, went a different route and had the Sea Bass, thoroughly enjoying that and before that had the scallop appetizer... I myself, ordered the snapper, which was delicious and prior to that enjoyed the conch chowder...We both opted for dessert, I had the Gran Marnier and he had the Bananas, sorry missing the rest of the title... Scott and Denver did a very nice job of taking care of us and it was a very delightful and enjoyable meal... Thank you Chef Norman and your staff!!
Food was perfect as was our server. Comp ...
Food was perfect as was our server. Complimentary champagne for my husbands 70th birthday and also his recommendations for dinner were spot on. I don't remember his name but he certainly does deserve recognition for his outpouring of perfection to our evening.
The service at Norman's is impeccable, E ...
The service at Norman's is impeccable, Everyone went above and beyond to make our fine dining experience extraordinary. The menu had a wide range of variety to choose from. The Chef Passion showed in Every Flavorful Dish which was HandCrafted with Love! We felt like we were the only ones in house which made the evening special. I recommend everyone to dine @NormansGrande Lakes and receive the Royal treatment they have to offer!
We loved the ambiance of the restaurant. ...
We loved the ambiance of the restaurant. All staff
Were friendly and professional.
Loved the food. Great wine selection. Excellent service from Alper our server.
5 star restaurant. Thanks to manager Yusuf who came by and check on us.
We dined at Norman's and absolutely love ...
We dined at Norman's and absolutely loved the entire experience. We frequently dine at high-end restaurants across the country, and this was one of the best experiences in recent memory. We asked our waiter, Fernando, to surprise us with a three-course meal of his choosing, something we do regularly. Wow, was it a delicious surprise. We started with the empanadas, which came with two dipping sauces. Our second course was the fried conch soup, something we would have never ordered on our own, and it was amazing. It had small pieces of fried conch and roasted vegetables in a fruity yet spicy broth. The final course was the sea bass and the pork, and both were cooked perfectly. Fernando paired each course with wine for us, and he could not have done a better job both choosing the food/wine and serving us. This was truly a world-class experience, and we will be returning when we are in Orlando again.
My wife and I have gone to Norman's for ...
My wife and I have gone to Norman's for our Anniversary for past few years - cannot say enough about the quality of food and exceptional service. We had the Chef' stating with wine pairing - simply fantastic experience. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
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