It’s no hidden fact that Orlando is packed to the brim with cuisines for every craving in the book! Hosting out of town visitors? Trying to decide on the perfect date night spot? Just in the mood for something new?
No matter the occasion, we’re here to help you make that dinner decision. So pull up a seat to some of these delicious restaurants in Downtown Orlando that you simply have to try!
What’s better than tacos every hour of the day? Spoiler alert: nothing! Reyes Mezcaleria serves up regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine in Central Florida. They take great pride in their authentic flavors and sustainable partnerships with local vendors. So take a bite out of one of their classic dinner plates like the Chile Relleno, or sip on some signature cocktails at Happy Hour like the Milagro Paloma or the Matador.
An American-style restaurant serving up classic dishes and cocktails (with a twist, of course), the Stubborn Mule is a great place to please every hungry member of your group. Their food is locally sourced in partnership with other local Orlando farmers, fisheries, and small businesses.
To start, the Stubborn Bruschetta is a great fresh option. And of course, what’s a relaxing dinner experience without a cocktail… or two? Of course, you can’t go wrong with one of their Signature Mules like the Purple Rain with hints of lemon and rosemary or the Tequila Me Softly featuring orange notes and lavender syrup.
The perfect place for dinner and fun entertainment with the occasional Drag Show, like Bites, Sips, and Hips, Häos on Church brings the fun. With packed live entertainment schedules paired with delicious dishes and cocktails, it’s a rarity to order an appetizer or meal at Häos that won’t leave you hungry for more. So be sure to stop by for lunch, dinner, or their Sunday “Sunflower” brunch! Visit their website or social media for a full schedule of their upcoming shows and events.
Aside from absolutely scrumptious sushi, Shakai Sushi Lounge offers an elegant and relaxing dining atmosphere, perfect for sharing a roll or two. They serve up the classics like your California and Spicy Tuna, but also take a turn to the totally unique recipes with their Specialty Rolls. If you can make it in for their Happy Hour, Monday through Saturday, 5 to 7 PM—quite a few favorite rolls, appetizers, and beverages are available for just $5 or less!
Located in Mills 50, Tori Tori is a local Japanese pub serving modern cocktails to grilled skewers and entrees. So whether you’re craving chicken, beef, pork belly, or shrimp, the menu is packed with flavors, all prepared over a charcoal grill. The concept for Tori Tori is built around a Japanese term, translating to “live in the moment, as if it may never happen again.” If that doesn’t get your tummy rumbling and your feet out the door, we don’t know what will!
Classic, quirky, and creative, the Monroe is a diverse social gathering place offering the perfect atmosphere for every occasion. In the mornings and early afternoon, stop by for their coffee bar and lunch service. At night, the Monroe boasts a full cocktail bar and dinner. The combination of the food, the drinks, and the atmosphere—chef’s kiss!
Coffee Bar & Lunch:
Monday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 9AM—3PM
Thursday | 9AM—3PM
Friday | 9AM—3PM
Saturday | 9AM—3PM
Sunday | CLOSED
Cocktail Bar & Dinner Service
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 5PM – 11PM
Wednesday |5PM – 11PM
Thursday | 5PM – 11PM
Friday | 5PM – 11PM
Saturday |5PM – 11PM
Sunday | CLOSED
Seafood and spirits: the perfect combination is waiting for you at The Osprey! Their dinner menu is packed with some of the freshest, most flavorful fish and seafood entrees around. Perfect for the fall season, their Sea Scallops come served over a butternut squash puree, curried spaghetti squash, and a peanut and chile salsa.
And besides a delicious dinner or one of their classic Oyster feasts, The Osprey’s Sunday Brunch has all the southern flavors and bubbly beverages from Polenta Cake and Shrimp and Grits to Osprey Punch and Bloody Marys. Happy hour is 5 to 7 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Get your brunch on at The Osprey!
Ramen lovers, rejoice! Domu is the perfect stop for your noodle hankering. To give in to any craving, they offer homemade ramen bowls in various delicious and savory flavors.
Start with the Domu Wings, topped with their kimchi butter sauce, before moving on to one of their signature ramen creations like our personal favorite, the Richie Rich. Next time you make your way to East End Market, be sure to put dinner at Domu on the itinerary!
Monday | 5PM—10PM
Tuesday | 5PM—10PM
Wednesday | 5PM—10PM
Friday | 5PM—11PM
Saturday | 5PM—11PM
Sunday | 5PM—10PM
Only East End Market Brunch:
Saturday | 11AM—2:30PM
Sunday | 11AM—2:30PM
East End Market:
📍3201 Corrine Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32803
📍7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. #14, Orlando, FL 32819
If you’re looking for a great place to dine, Santiago’s Bodega should be at the tapas of your list! A restaurant full of heart, soul, and small plates, The Bodega offers a menu full of fine wines, sangria, tapas, and desserts.
For something crisp and refreshing, try an order of the Tomato and Basil Bruschetta or the Yellowfin Tune Ceviche. When the weather (eventually) cools down here in Orlando, opt for a comfort meal with their Croquettas or Lamb Patties!
Feeding into the theme of entertainment and dining, Maxine’s on Shine features some tasty cocktails, apps, and dishes to satisfy every craving. Try one of their “Opening Acts” like the Key West Style Crab Cakes, or treat yourself to a plate full of their Lobster Ravioli dinner. Covered in a three-hour reduction and sherry cream sauce, how can you pass up this savory selection?
Slow and steady wins the ramen race—at least, that’s the way they play it at Jinya Ramen Bar! Made with broths simmered for 20 hours in-house, the noodle bowls at Jinya are absolutely packed with the richest flavor. If you’re in the mood for a true comfort meal, the Wonton Chicken Ramen certainly provides all the warm and fuzzy feelings. So slurp up your scrumptious soup of choice at Jinya Ramen Bar!
The name speaks for itself! Sticky Rice Lao Street Food is a quick-stop food location specializing in Lao flavors and traditional plates. Stop by for a bowlful of their 6-hour braised Curry Ribs, a plate filled with their Coconut Curry Ramen and, of course, heaps of sticky rice.
Kres Chophouse takes your typical steakhouse vibe and reimagines it to add a little extra flair. Known for their house-aged, hand-cut steaks, the sight of their menu will be enough to make your mouth water. But, if you aren’t a fan of the classic beef cuts, they also offer a delicious Duo of Duck or Beef Wellington. So no matter which way you sway, Kres Chophouse will leave your taste buds tingling!
Forget the chef’s kiss—Bites & Bubbles adds a little French kiss to their menu! Located in the heart of Mills 50, you’ll find many French-inspired dishes like the classic Escargot or French Onion Soup. And, if you’re feeling extra fancy, they have a completely separate menu just for caviar! So get all dressed up with somewhere to go for a night out at Bites and Bubbles.
RusTeak Restaturant and Wine Bar has a hand-crafted dish for every occasion. Craving a healthy dinner? Livin’ on the Veg is the perfect combo of healthy and hearty as a whole plate of veggies rests atop a bed of creamy gruyere grit. And we’d be doing it a disservice if we didn’t recommend one of RusTeak’s juicy burgers.
My Boy Blue is salty, sweet, and savory with melted blue cheese, onion chutney, tomato, crispy pancetta, agave BBQ sauce, all resting on a toasted pretzel bun. Be sure to follow along with RusTeak on Facebook to check out their lunch and dinner feature items that look simply scrumptious!
Dinner and a gorgeous view? Yes, please! To set the stage for a beautiful evening out, Hillstone rests on the banks of Lake Killarney in Winter Park. The view of the water pairs perfectly with a selection from their extensive wine menu and one of their fine dining lunch or dinner plates. Enjoy a relaxing date night with vino, sunsets, and some delicious shrimp, snapper or salmon to end the night.
The ambiance of The Boheme is truly unmatched. The sleek and chic design, bold colors, and ambient atmosphere leaves you curious for what more is to come. Each meal looks and tastes like an actual work of art. Open for breakfast and again for dinner, there’s a little something for every guest, perfectly plated and prepared to create an unforgettable experience.
Breakfast & Lunch:
Monday | 7AM-2PM
Tuesday | 7AM-2PM
Wednesday | 7AM-2PM
Thursday | 7AM-2PM
Friday | 7AM-2PM
Saturday | 7AM-2PM
Sunday | 7AM-2PM
Monday | 5PM– 10PM
Tuesday |5PM– 10PM
Wednesday | 5PM– 10PM
Thursday |5PM– 10PM
Friday | 5PM– 10PM
Saturday |5PM– 10PM
Sunday |5PM– 10PM
Fresh food and cold beer. Need we say more? Super Rico provides a fun, bright aesthetic to match their stunning, colorful plates! You’ll have a hard time deciding which delicious meal or snack to chow down on, as their selection of traditional Colombian food is quite extensive. From burgers to arepas to platters to smaller bites, be sure to come hungry because you’ll certainly leave full!
Time to dig in!
Clink your cocktails and clean your plates—this guide of the best restaurants in Downtown Orlando is the ultimate bucket list for all you foodies out there. Which location is at the top of your must-try list? Tell us on our Facebook page, Stuff To Do in Orlando!