The Mellow Mushroom can be found in the welcoming town of Winter Park only a few miles north of downtown Orlando. It provides a very colorful setting with unusual mural paintings on the wall and some of the best pizza around. It is family friendly and offers a lot more than just pizza on the menu, including a variety of munchies, salads, calzones and hoagies that are each prepared with the freshest ingredients. You can choose to eat outside, at the full-service bar or at one of the comfy tables. The Mellow Mushroom features live sporting events on the numerous flat-screen televisions throughout the restaurant.-Diane Dilov-Schultheis
400 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 100 Winter Park, FL 32789
El Bodegon Tapas & Wine Restaurant is located north of Orlando in nearby Winter Park. This is the place to go to enjoy a traditional Spanish tavern that serves authentic dishes from the Iberian Peninsula. The décor creates a unique Spanish atmosphere that is both elegant and intimate, and the live flamenco music fills the air on the weekends to complete the festive ambience. The menu is divided with one side offering a nice variety of freshly made tapas and the other filled with lunch and dinner selections created from scratch. Beer and wine lists consist of several Spanish selections. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Located on stylish Park Avenue, Cafe De France's decor includes a large bar and rich, red walls. You'll find casually dressed patrons dining on fine French fare that includes Rabbit Stew, Rack of Venison and Rack of Lamb. French bread and a house salad are served with meals. There's a full bar and a very tempting dessert menu. Service is attentive and helpful. A visit to this restaurant is well worth it.
Four Rivers Smokehouse, located north of Orlando in the friendly town of Winter Park, began as a dream of one man and three friends to help support an important cause with BBQ sauce. This dream has turned into a welcoming local restaurant serving up some of the best tasting home-cooked BBQ dishes and sides. Expect to wait during peak dining hours, but it is well worth it. Choose from classic smoked sandwiches, signature stackers, classic dinners, salads, baked goods and homemade desserts. Four Rivers Smokehouse features great prices, delicious selections and a welcoming setting. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Circa is located on Park Avenue in lovely Winter Park, just a little north of downtown Orlando. It has a variety of dining, drinking and entertainment options. There is a beautiful front room with a piano player and bar area that offers a nice view of the nearby street through open French doors. It has a secluded back dining room for more privacy, a stylish upstairs lounge for dancing, and a pub in back too. Enjoy a lovely lunch, dinner or stop in for a drink at Circa. Select from the American-style menu that has numerous dishes to choose from. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
533 West New England Avenue (cross-street Hannibal Square) Winter Park, FL 32789
Chez Vincent is a short trip north of Orlando in Winter Parks spectacular Hannibal Square. The stunning décor and atmosphere transport you to a charming Paris café. There is plenty of beautiful artwork and elegance that provides a romantic setting. The menu has a large selection of out of the ordinary entrees and all of the great French classics, too. You can enjoy an elaborate lunch or dinner feast either inside or outside at Chez Vincent, any day of the week. It is a very traditional French restaurant with attentive servers, a nice selection of spirits and wines to complement your meal. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Mediterranean cuisine is well-known and so is Harmoni Market. This clean and petite eatery serves tasty and sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine along with wine that compliments the mood and taste of the meal. The chef handpicks fresh ingredients everyday and uses the right quality of spices to churn out scrumptious dishes. Gorge on the delicious 'Harmoni Shrimp Cocktail' or savor the 'Grilled Lemon Chicken'. The special kids menu features interesting dishes like 'Grilled Cheese Panini' and 'Spaghetti Marinara'.
Indian food is offered at all its richness at Moghul Indian Cuisine, a popular restaurant in Winter Park. Like any other Indian restaurant, the menu is an assortment of lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes with abundant spices. Try the Malai Kabab Dinner, Lamb Madras or Shrimp Vindaloo to get a feel of their distinctive style. Moghul Indian Cuisine is a good choice for take-away as well. Check website for details.
Margarita's Grill is a friendly eatery where you can enjoy some live performances while gorging on some Mexican delights. The decor is casual and the staff is friendly. Savor the Chicken Burrito, Tacos, Enchiladas and more. Pair them with your favorite cocktail from the menu. If you're in the area, do make sure to step in for a quick bite and an unforgettable experience.
Café 118 Degrees is located north of the city in Winter Park. This restaurant serves American, organic, raw, vegan foods and beverages. They are "Orlando's Innovative Living Cuisine Café & Juice Bar," according to the owners. They use a number of locally supplied organic ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, soy or dairy products. The menu features Living Offerings, such as Shiitake Mushroom Lasagna as well as Spinach and Beet Ravioli; tossed Mexican chopped or arugula salads; and Divine Interventions desserts like mocha pudding, dark chocolate cake and raw ice cream. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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