The name itself says what you can expect. Cuban Sandwiches to Go is not a very hip, plush place, but is a little food joint tucked away in a corner with modest setting. They have a counter where the food is served and just a few tables where you can sit and eat. The pork roasted Cuban sandwiches served here are worth much more than the price. They come really cheap and for a quick grub-this is the place to be. The plantains, a Cuban specialty are also favorites among the regulars who visit here.
Bloodhound Brew's rough-around-the-edges demeanor belies a friendly, fun environment where guests can select from a huge selection of beers as well as an expansive menu of food. The menu is colored with tones of Tex-Mex and tropical in equal measures, Cuban specialties placed alongside Southern favorites like popcorn chicken. Despite the meaty cuisine, a decent amount of vegetarian options are on the table such as garlic parmesan yucca fries and a classic veggie dog. Bloodhound Brew does bill itself as a pub first, backed up by its full bar and selection of forty draft beers and seventy bottles. Perfect for a rowdy night out, Bloodhound Brew is a high-quality pub with a great blend of great beer and better food.
Saffron Indian Cuisine is located in the Dr. Phillips region of Orlando, or what many refer to as Restaurant Row. This is the place to go for authentic Indian cuisine. The exterior is somewhat plain, but the interior is simple yet elegant with decor that includes plenty of dark woods and lighting from candles and chandelier-like fixtures. The menu features a nice selection of curry and tandoor dishes. They also offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch specials, as well as wine and beer for all meals. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
8046 West Sand Lake Road Dellagio Town Center Orlando, FL 32819
Big Fin Seafood Kitchen is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in the well-known Restaurant Row on Sand Lake Road. The interior is a massive 11,000 square feet (1022 square meters) with a tall ceiling and features an upscale-casual setting. You can also dine on the covered balcony outside, in a private dining area, or in the full-service bar and lounge area. Choose from a menu packed full of seafood options, including Maine lobster, snow crabs, Alaskan king crab legs, swordfish, mussels and seven to 15 varieties of fresh raw oysters, as well as a sushi rolls, steaks, pasta and more. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Located in Market Place in the Dr. Phillips area, Press 101's motto is "the perfect place to meet, mix and mingle," and this European-style bistro has won a number of awards from various places to back this claim up. Customers can choose from inside seating in a contemporary-type setting or spacious outside dining on the covered patio that features a heater on chilly nights. The menu includes eclectic sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads and cheese plates to enjoy with your wine. Press 101 has live music nightly from Thursday to Saturday. This sandwich and wine bar offers quick service lunches, full service dinners and European brunches on the weekends. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Beewon Korean Cuisine restaurant lies west of Downtown Orlando and is located in the Dr. Phillips area. Anyone yearning for authentic Korean fare will find several selections from this friendly eatery. The décor reveals beautiful woods and customary Korean decorations. This informal, family-owned restaurant provides ample space and individual tabletop grills for dishes prepared right in front of guests. Accommodating and informative servers can help you decide from numerous menu offerings. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Zohra's Restaurant is located southwest of Orlando in the beautiful town of Lakeland. You will find it situated on the shores of Lake Wire, which provides an unforgettable background for this historic home and a fine lakeside dining experience. Take your time to enjoy the atmosphere and sip on a cool refreshing drink from the fully stocked bar while you look over the menu filled with International dishes prepared with a Mediterranean flair. The market-fresh menu includes daily specials, homemade breads, craft beers and sweet gourmet desserts. Zohra's Lakeside Restaurant is a great selection for a special dinner for two or a gathering with family, friends or associates. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Crave Orlando, located next to the Mall at Millenia, southwest of downtown Orlando, offers an exciting menu, a hip atmosphere and helpful friendly service. The décor includes dim lighting, remarkable artwork, a massive wine stock, glass chandeliers and elegant tables, as well as music that blends it all together, creating contemporary surroundings. Choose from a diverse selection from the regular menu, including a mixture of American favorites and Asian Fusion dishes for lunch or dinner. You can also find something to try in the special sushi menu, Sunday brunch menu, burger menu, Sunday night specials menu, or get a refreshing cocktail from the fully-stocked bar, wine menu or other drink specials. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, found southwest of Orlando in the beautiful town of Winter Haven, offers fine Italian dining. It is located in the historical downtown area known as Time Square. The décor is very stylish and refined, yet the ambiance is informal and inviting. The tables are covered with white tablecloths and lit with candles, chandeliers hang from the ceiling and the walls include brick as well as wrought iron. Open for lunch and dinner, Arabellas Italian Ristorante features a number of genuine Italian dishes prepared with a touch of Mediterranean. The service is first-class and the adjacent full service bar offers cocktails, including a nice wine selection to go with your meal. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Cedars of Orlando can be found in the Doctor Phillips area, a little southwest of downtown Orlando or a short trip northeast of Walt Disney World. Tempt your palette with an array of tasty and award-winning authentic Lebanese dishes offered in a variety of ways, including putting together your own combos for lunch or dinner. Choose from several vegetarian selections or numerous beef, chicken, lamb or fresh seafood creations. Entertainment includes traditional belly-dancing on Saturday nights. Cedars of Orlando has a fully stocked bar with a nice imported and international wine assortment, provides an elegant dining experience, and offers outside seating too. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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