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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), 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
The ambiance, food and service were outs ...
The ambiance, food and service were outstanding. I must commend in particular the service that was exceptionally fine and discrete. Lovely evening.
Top notch food and service, with a beaut ...
Top notch food and service, with a beautiful romantic atmosphere
The food, service and atmosphere were ex ...
The food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. I suspect this is the best restaurant in Orlando. My only complaint is they don't have matches - the match boxes from Coral Gables were the best.
Outstanding food and excellent service. ...
Outstanding food and excellent service. They know how to make each meal a special occassion.
Excellent food and service let down by o ...
Excellent food and service let down by one extremely noisy table - obviously not the fault of Norman's.
Been coming to Norman's for 10 years!
We love Norman's and the special treatment we receive each and every time we go. Love Frank Roquefort as our server... Fantastic! Been our server for over 10 years. He truly goes out of his way to give you the best service possible. Yusuf is the outstanding General Manager of Norman's. He makes a special point to come visit each guest and make sure they are enjoying their meal. The food is outstanding! We have never been disappointed. Our family has spent many special birthdays and anniversary's at Norman's. Every staff member works together to make your dining experience one to remember. From the minute you sit down they truly wine and dine you! Thank you everyone!
In Orlando for a business trip and saw t ...
In Orlando for a business trip and saw that this James Beard award winning restaurant was not far from my hotel, AND the menu prices were comparable to everything else in town. Wanted to check it out and we were not disappointed! They had an amazing wine list with domestic wines that I usually cannot find outside of Napa. We started with blue-point oysters and a shrimp ceviche. Both were incredible. The ceviche was loaded with flavor but not enough to overpower the shrimp. And the shrimp were perfectly soft and not chewy. It was great. I had the sea bass with Serrano ham crust for more entree, and it was the best preparation I think I've ever had. The portion was very large and the ham crust gave so much flavor. It all just melted in my mouth. My colleague had a cuban-style pork shank and I tried a bite. The sauce was so full of flavor and pork was literally fall-apart tender and succulent. Definitely try this restaurant if in town. The service was on point and very attentive. The a la carte menu price is literally the same as any other restaurant in the area, and it is far superior!
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Amazing Dinner 2 days in a row, we will ...
Amazing Dinner 2 days in a row, we will be back. thanks for Fernando
Although the we have been to Norman's before, it never gets old. Cody was our waiter and he was exceptional. He was very knowledgable about the menu but it was his interaction with our group that set him apart. A perfect dinner was followed by a perfect dessert. We will be back again on our next visit.
Outstanding service from start to finish ...
Outstanding service from start to finish. First class food and drink. Overall an amazing experience. Will definitely be visiting again.
I had an exceptional dinner. excellent f ...
I had an exceptional dinner. excellent food and service
We sat outside on the patio, Sunset was ...
We sat outside on the patio, Sunset was amazing and view. Server Milos was amazing great recommendation on food and wine. we were very glad to listen our friends and check this restaurant. Thanks Normans!!
Overpriced and snooty
Took my wife and kids for Mothers Day and wore a nice pair of Shorts and golf shirt. They asked if I could go back to my room and change. The manager then said he'd make an exception since it was Mothers Day. When they seated us they asked if I would sit on the inside next to a wall so that no one would see me in my shorts. I saw others walk in dressed in jeans and tennis shoes and another older gentleman in shorts. Food was ok wine list was good. Overall just ok
Excellent Mother's Day dinner. Oysters d ...
Excellent Mother's Day dinner. Oysters definitely not a favorite. Would be better plain than with frozen michelada on top. Otherwise, everything was delicious.
Excellent tasting menu
I love Norman's tasting menu and wine pairing! It has never disappointed me.
Octopus on the tasting menu was amazing. ...
Octopus on the tasting menu was amazing. As good as what I had in Greece
Outstanding food and service. One of Or ...
Outstanding food and service. One of Orlando's best!
Always amazing service and meal, Norman ...
Always amazing service and meal, Norman is special restaurant in Orlando
My husband and 7 yr old daughter enjoyed ...
My husband and 7 yr old daughter enjoyed a lovely, delicious dinner here while staying at the Ritz. The sea bass was perfection! Service is outstanding and waiters were kid friendly and offered a delicious kid menu as well. I can't wait to return!
Norman's delivers again
Exceptional service and food! Perfect for any special occasion! David Hursey, our waiter, was wonderful.
Had the tasting menu - was a terrific ex ...
Had the tasting menu - was a terrific experience, the chef created a wonderful set of courses that were unique and beautifully crafted
Food, ambiance, and service are superb. Tasting menu was outstanding. Every item was excellent. We picked this rather randomly while on vacation and it ended up being one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. Will definitely return.
Great Dinner, thank to the staff they we ...
Great Dinner, thank to the staff they were amazing
Convenient and upscale
Overall, it was a good experience. We ended up going to this restaurant largely for the convenience (not the food). The service was outstanding but the menu was a little disappointing. I was expecting a higher level of food choices for the pricing. The meal was good but I would have liked more quality in terms of the food and more selection. It was fine but if you are expecting variety, high quality food, broader selection - you would be better off leaving the hotel.
Fine Dining at It's Best... Don't Miss It
I hadn't been to Norman's in about 5 years and booked the JW Marriott with that in mind. I have to say Norman's is firing on all cylinders... it's never been better. The food is absolutely fantastic. Add excellent service and the nice dining room and you have the recipe for a great dining experience. I particularly recommend the shrimp app, the scallop app, the fried green tomatoes. For entree's the ethereal sea bass (just perfection), the chicken with an amazing side of pasta. The filet is also just amazing. Basically, you can't go wrong with whatever you order. Norman's lives up to all the praise... don't miss it when you're in town.
Norman's is in the Orlando Ritz for those who have not been to the restaurant. The decor is Ritz-elegance. The staff is plentiful and perfectly trained. The wine list is adequately extensive. The menu is wonderfully inventive and unique. The presentation/plating is artistic. The food is perfectly prepared and excellent. If Michelin ever came to Orlando--which they won't because Orlando is devoid of fine food--Norman's would at least get a One Star.
Food was excellent and the service excep ...
Food was excellent and the service exceptional.
As usual we always enjoyed Normans. Food ...
As usual we always enjoyed Normans. Food and wine pairing was amazing
I hosted business dinner for my client at Norman`s, I am glad I did. Service was outstanding and the food was extremely delicious. Our server Alper was professional and knowledgeable about food and wine service. Great job. They have great selection of the wine. I recommend this restaurant to any occasion. When ever I am in town, I will definitely visit Norman`s. Thank you
Not only was the food at Norman's delectable, but our server Frank was a gem. He anticipated the perfect wine for each course with skill and his personality was charming and delightful. We plan on spending many future special occasion sampling more of their delicious cuisine and excellent personal attention.
Twice in four days
Guess the title says it all. The food was magnificent and very reasonably priced for the quality. Service was interesting, two different servers on different days with completely different styles. We preferred the more traditional (which was more knowledgable). All in all a great place to eat.
They were out of about half of the items ...
They were out of about half of the items on the menu no rib eye, no sea bass, no pork, no snapper, no green tomatoes...... I wish I had known that in advance.
The service was amazing because it was p ...
The service was amazing because it was professional and courteous while making us feel very comfortable in the atmosphere. I love food and wine pairing.
we were there for convention, had a amazing meal with friends. did 6 course tasting menu everybody had a great time..
We celebrated our friend's anniversary, everything was super. Chowder Soup was amazing and Seabass as well
It was exactly what we needed... Romanti ...
It was exactly what we needed... Romantic, great view, great wine, wonderful service and the food was creative as well as delicious! We will definitely be back.
This is a great restaurant. Everything i ...
This is a great restaurant. Everything is excellent.
The food and the service were outstanding, we really enjoyed our dinner!
Great Anniversary dinner
Wonderful food and service. Expensive but a terrific experience. Probably won't go more than once a year because of the price though
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