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“What a treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norman's
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Ranked #134 of 3,744 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: USD 40 - USD 80
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: John Young Parkway
Description: NORMAN'S showcases the menu of legendary Chef, Norman Van Aken. Chef Norman is known internationally as "the founding father of New World Cuisine". His cuisine is a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors. Chef Norman is the only Floridian to be inducted into the prestigious "James Beard list of 'Who's Who". Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes, NORMAN'S offers picturesque views of the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, lake and gardens. Enjoy dinner in our Main Dining Room, on our Terrace, or book your next get together in our Private Dining Room. The team at NORMAN'S is ready to create a memorable evening for you and your guests. Whether a small family gathering or a large corporate function we will take care of your every need.
Wisconsin
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423 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“What a treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Had a business dinner here, and was thoroughly impressed. The menu has very unique selections, the presentation very enjoyable, and the service is excellent. Portion sizes were perfect. I had the strawberry and beet salad, which was out of this world; the grouper - so tasty; and the "banana split" which featured macadamia nut ice cream. Every dish was memorable.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food and Service was SPECTACULOR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Hearing about the quality of customer service that Ritz-Carlton delivers, I expected no less than the best at this restaurant, located inside. The food was incredible. The server was very informative and offered great choices for entrees and sides that we never regretted going with. Very romantic and spacious. I never felt rushed or in a chintzy location. Inviting and comfortable, Norman's offers one of the best experience ever.

  • Visited May 2011
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SW Florida
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“gorgeous restaurant, good food, excellent wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

just not enough to take it to 5 stars. At this price level, everything should be perfect. Loved my dessert with the pop rocks. Painted grouper was good but not stellar, scallop presentation wasn't quite up to par but tasted great.

Visited March 2012
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austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We can't stop talking about how wonderful Normans was at the Ritz. The conch soup was absolutely delicious as was the snapper. The wait staff went out of their way to make us feel like honored guests. They even offered to do half glasses of various wines so we could try the food with lots of wine pairings. Amazing. We had a spectacular dinner with cocktail, wine, apps and dinner for $100pp. Not bad given the level of service and quality of fare. We loved it so much we bought a GC on the spot for the inlaws to go back that week. Can't wait to return next year!

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New York, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Just outside the Ritz, through a double door. Delicious food, well prepared, elegant, Floridian setting.

Visited January 2012
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