151 North Douglas Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3334
Phone: (407) 869-9000
Fax: (407) 788-6746
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant serves authentic dishes in an elegant setting. The menu is well thought out and includes culinary hints of all the parts of India. Try the Samosas, Kebabs, Channa Masala with Naan and more accompaniments. Every dish is at its ultimate authenticity and adequately spicy. End your meal with a dessert like Gulab Jamun. Call ahead for reservations.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
This elegant restaurant is perhaps the best known of the city's French/Continental restaurants. Boasting the AAA Four Diamond Award and Wine Spectator's Grand Award, the award-winning food does not come cheaply, but the ambiance and culinary treats are worth it. You'll often find an older, more sophisticated crowd that appreciates the rare-in-Orlando opportunity to dine in elegance, which includes candlelight, crystal chandeliers and classical music. The menu includes Escargot-filled Puff Pastry, Sherried Oyster-Mushroom Bisque, and Texas Ostrich Tenderloin. A 1,200-bottle wine list is available as well as a full bar.
Terramia Winebar Trattoria can be found a few miles north of Orlando in Altamonte Springs. The outside may not seem like much, but once you step inside it is a whole different story. The ambiance is created by the attractive dark woods on the polished tables, the immense fully stocked bar, gorgeous old-style European décor throughout, and the exceptionally accommodating staff. Terramia Winebar Trattoria is a genuine Italian eatery that serves scrumptious Northern Italian creations. There are a large variety of imported and domestic wines on the wine list and a wonderful outside dining area. This is the place to go for a memorable time and a fabulous feast.
Specializing in breakfast and lunch, First Watch opens early every morning and closes mid-afternoon, but this is not your typical breakfast place. The staff starts several hours before opening so they can prepare all of the day's fresh foods, which means they slice seasonal fruits and vegetables, whip up made-from-scratch French toast batter, and bake a variety of muffins every morning. First Watch serves an exclusive premium blend coffee, an assortment of specialty dishes as well as healthy options, and provides free WiFi and newspapers to all customers. This is the place to go for a fresh, made-to-order breakfast (brunch or lunch) served by helpful, friendly staff in a contemporary setting. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away.
Served in a number of the finest Orlando restaurants and hotels in central Florida, the goods at Olde Hearth Bread Company of Casselberry can also be found at the bakery or local farmers markets around the area. Seek them out at Fernandina Beach and Winter Park Farmers Markets on Saturday mornings or the Audubon Park Community Market on Monday nights. This family-owned artisan bakery prepares natural, handcrafted breads and pastries using only fresh ingredients, which means there aren't any artificial flavorings or preservatives. Select from a variety of breads such as Artisan loaves, sandwich breads, baguettes and rolls; pastries including Danishes, croissants, scones, cookies, strudels and muffins; or other baked goods like bregals, crackers, crisps, granola and flatbreads. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Ali Baba is located north of Orlando in the friendly town of Longwood. Enter into a world of cozy elegance and be welcomed, fed and entertained Middle Eastern-style. Choose from a variety of traditionally created dishes from a menu or go for the popular lunch and dinner buffet. Tasty creations from Lebanon, Morocco and Greece as well as Persian delights fill the menu and buffet selections. Watch an entertaining, exotic, family-friendly dance show performed at night on the weekends. Entertainment includes belly dancers and DJs. Enjoy a glass of wine or cold refreshing imported and domestic beers with your meal. Ali Baba provides a memorable and hearty dining experience. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
In operation since 1982, Korea House Restaurant is considered the best of Orlando's few Korean restaurants. The food is inexpensive. The decor is also unpretentious but comfortable and inviting, consisting of 10 polished wood tables, a few rice-paper lanterns, and a checkerboard floor. Favorites include fried dumplings stuffed with vegetables and meat, Bulgogi (beef marinated in a garlic sauce), and tofu soup with spinach. You won't be disappointed with your meal here.
Bayridge Sushi can be found in beautiful Longwood, a short trip north of downtown Orlando. It offers a traditional Asian-style setting that is welcoming, simple and stylish. Pick from contemporary tables and chairs or go for the classic Japanese seating with low tables and no chairs. The menu offers a large variety of distinctive sushi and many other authentic Japanese delights from appetizers to desserts. Choose from a number of specials for lunch or dinner, and do not forget to try the sake with your meal. Bayridge Sushi also offers domestic and imported beer and first-rate service. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Bagel King, located north of Orlando and Winter Park in the Casselberry area, is the place to go when you're craving genuine, fresh-baked bagels and other notable kosher bakery and deli favorites. The variety of goods offered resembles a New York bagel shop. Bagel King ranks high among the locals for the variety provided and the authentic quality of the foods offered. Open for breakfast or lunch, the menu includes a variety of bagels with a wide selection of cream cheeses, tasty hot and cold breakfast or lunch sandwiches, and other favorites like knishes, black and white cookies, rugelach, matzah ball soup, salads and more. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis