One of the great pleasures of being on holiday is spending time with your family and friends and hopefully not cooking every night. There are SO many different restaurants in Orlando you could discover a new restaurant every night of the year. Here are some of the restaurants that we have eaten in as a family which may appeal to you.
Reunion Resort itself offers several dining options.
ELEVEN is on the top floor of the Reunion Grande building on the eleventh floor and is a modern steakhouse with an open air verandha from which you can watch the Disney fireworks in the far distance. It is the most expensive restaurant in Reunion so please check the menu before booking. FORTE is the restaurant on the ground floor of Reunion Grande . It is an authentic Italian Bistro and it is a lovely place to eat with family and friends. We advise that you make a reservation at Eleven and Forte to secure your table. Please also make a note of the days the restaurants are open and the times they close as these vary throughout the year.
THE REUNION GRANDE LOBBY BAR AND SUSHI BAR offers appetizers and freshly prepared sushi on select nights. For more casual dining in Reunion THE CLUBHOUSE which is situated next door to Reunion Grande offers American regional cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. It opens at 6.30am every day and is popular with golfers, members and resort guests throughout the day. THE COVE AT SEVEN EAGLES offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and smoothies as well as a full bar with daily happy hour specials. It’s very popular at lunchtime. Finally THE GRILL AT THE WATERPARK offers meals and snacks perfect for everyone in the family. Adults can also enjoy cocktails by the pool.
For a quick meal not in Reunion but just down the road there are several restaurants in Championsgate including McDonalds, Chilli’s Bar and Grill, Millers Ale House and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
A short drive from Reunion is the town of Celebration. Celebration is a master planned community invented by Disney as an ideal American small town. http://www.celebration.fl.us
Our two favourite restaurants here in Celebration are CAFE D’ANTONIOS and THE COLUMBIA RESTAURANT. Café D’Antonios – http://www.CafeDAntonios.com and The Columbia Restaurant – http://www.columbiarestaurant.com.
A popular restaurant adjacent to DisneySprings in the Crossroads Shopping Centre of Lake Buena Vista is Johnnie’s Hideaway. (Junction 68 on the Interstate 4) http://johnnieshideaway.com
The Mall at Millenia is the most prestigious shopping Mall in Orlando. http://www.mallatmillenia.com. This is situated north of Universal Studios just off the Interstate 4 at Conroy Road near the northern end of International Drive. Here there are many restaurants and eating places.
The Cheesecake Factory http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com is situated here and opposite is The Brio Tuscan Grille http://www.brioitalian.com . PF Changs can also be found here http://www.pfchangs.com and The Capital Grille. http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/orlando-fl
If you wish to visit DISNEYSPRINGS there are numerous restaurants to experience. http://www.disneysprings.com.
The ice creams at GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE SHOP will definitely keep the children happy. http://www.ghirardelli.com The BOAT HOUSE RESTAURANT offers an upscale family friendly waterfront dining experience. http://theboathouseorlando.com
For those guests staying in FORMOSA GARDENS. The nearest restaurants are in the Formosa Gardens Shopping Village. http://www.formosagardensvillage.com. Here you will find THE OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE http://www.outback.com GIORDANOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT http://www.giordanos.com and several others.
There are several new restaurants along the 192 in both directions.
Other areas to explore are the restaurants on The Sandlake Road. This is where the locals eat. It runs from west to east across the centre of Orlando and there is something for everyone’s tastes here. International Drive is the main tourist strip in Orlando and the home of many restaurants . http://www.internationaldrive.com. The Loop at Hunters Creek and then all the Disney Restaurants and Universal Restaurants to explore.
Every September Orlando has a Magical Dining Month and this is one of the most anticipated events of the year. It is a five week event and you can experience price fixed dinners for just $35 in over 70 restaurants. See http://www.visitorlando.com/magicaldining/
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