Dining & Entertainment in Orlando’s Convention Center District
When it comes to dining and entertaining, Orlando makes a lasting impression. Delegates will find a diverse selection of restaurants and an endless array of exciting after-hours entertainment across the convention district to please every taste.
We’re also one of the few destinations in the country offering multiple retail, dining and entertainment complexes within minutes of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) — all boasting unique experiences that your attendees will need to see to believe.
Pointe Orlando features more than a dozen eateries, unique attractions and a range of entertainment, and it’s just down the road from the Convention Center on International Drive. Hotspots include Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Taverna Opa and The Oceanaire Seafood Room, among others.
For choice cuts and other fare, grab at table at The Capital Grille and Rodizio Grill. Then, enjoy a nightcap at Blue Martini, which specializes in exquisite, handcrafted cocktails.
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For amusement-park ambiance with great dining, head to ICON Park, the International Drive complex previously known as ICON Orlando 360. Its centerpiece is The Wheel: a 400-foot-tall observation wheel with air-conditioned passenger capsules.
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The Wheel is complemented by other family-friendly attractions and several restaurants perfect for a casual meal with colleagues, including Blake Shelton’s all-new Ole Red. Adult-oriented entertainment here includes live music at Tin Roof, and a dessert you must see to believe — the Chocolate Piñata — is waiting for you at Uncle Julio’s.
Just a short ride from the OCCC, this upscale dining and entertainment district is packed with top-flight restaurants perfect for networking or entertainment. Here, you’ll discover several upscale steakhouses and other high-end eateries, such as Roy’s Restaurant from celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, as well as one-of-a-kind nightlife venues.
One not-to-miss spot is Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, where you can nosh on fish tacos and sweet plantains while sipping a tequila flight. If you prefer Italian, try Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, which has hosted a wide range of famous celebrities. And upscale Mediterranean can be enjoyed at The H Cuisine. More than a dozen other top-notch dining choices await you here.
Billed as “The Epicenter of Awesome,” Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort showcases some of Orlando’s best themed dining, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant & Market, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, The Cowfish® Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill & Brew and The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. And speaking of sweets, don’t miss the incredible creations at Voodoo Doughnut!
You never know who you’ll be rubbing elbows with at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando’s largest and most popular retail, dining and entertainment complex — and home to the area’s highest concentration of celebrity-helmed restaurants.
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Choices include the all-new JALEO by José Andrés, named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” as well as the first brick-and-mortar version of his famous food truck, Pepe. You will also find Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Asia, Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen, Rick Bayless’ Frontera Cocina, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, plus Fieri’s line of burgers and sandwiches at Planet Hollywood.
Another reason to visit Disney Springs® is The Edison, a gothic-style hotspot for classic American cuisine, craft cocktails and unique entertainment — including nighttime spectacles that get a bit racy on weekends. (No matter when you go, be mindful of their evening dress code.) Wine-lovers won’t want to miss Wine Bar George, headed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. You can also experience two of Orlando’s most celebrated chefs, James and Julie Petrakis, at The Polite Pig, which is a sister restaurant to foodie hotspot The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park.