Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando’s culinary scene continues to evolve as new, high-profile dining establishments arrive every year. Meeting-goers can easily find popular restaurants, famed steakhouses and seafood outlets, they’ll also be able to enjoy menus curated by celebrity chefs, unique local experiences in Orlando and MICHELIN-recognized restaurants. Bite into our acclaimed culinary scene the next time your group meets in Orlando!

  • Interior dining area of Morimoto Asia restaurant in Disney Springs
    Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs®, Part of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando (Courtesy Patina Restaurant Group)

    Michelin’s recognition of 46 Orlando restaurants, including four starred venues, 11 Bib Gourmands and 31 Recommended, confirms what locals and a growing number of meeting professionals have long known have known all along — that Orlando has an exceptional culinary community.

    A popular group venue is Disney Springs®, which serves up 60-plus crowd-pleasing dining and entertainment venues — including the highest concentration of celebrity chefs in the Orlando area — as well as more than 100 eclectic retailers, and continues to expand. Disney Springs’ celebrity restaurants include José Andrés’ JALEO, Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Asia, Rick Bayless’ Frontera Cocina, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen, and Guy Fieri at Chicken Guy! and Planet Hollywood.

    At the nearby Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Todd English’s bluezoo provides more celebrity dining. Closer to the Orange County Convention Center, your group can enjoy the creations of Primo by Melissa Kelly, John Tesar’s Knife & Spoon, and Four Flamingos — A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen. And even without a celebrity chef attached, Restaurant Row’s new London House is worth your foodies’ attention.

    A wide range of eateries can also be found at Universal CityWalk, Pointe Orlando and ICON Park®, including many nationally famous options such as Blake Shelton’s Ole Red and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips. Just minutes away by car, Orlando’s Restaurant Row is a must-visit for anyone who loves a great meal.

    In downtown Orlando and its adjacent neighborhoods, dine from an impressive array of global and regional flavors. Choose from gourmet farm-to-table goodness at Artisan’s Table, or award-winning food served over Lake Eola at 310 Lakeside. Opt for upscale dining at The Boheme, DoveCote Restaurant or Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe. Go international at Kabooki Sushi and Reyes Mezcaleria and the French-influenced Bites & Bubbles. And get a real taste of Orlando at venues like Maxine’s on Shine, The Strand Food & Drink, and The Tap Room at Dubsdread, among others.

    More fantastic restaurants are waiting for you in Winter Park and other locations around the destination, including several headed by James Beard Award honorees. Use our listings to feed your group’s appetite, and dig into unforgettable dining in Orlando!