Le Coq Au Vin
4800 S. Orange Ave., tel. (407) 851-6980
One of Orlando's finest restaurants, Le Coq Au Vin offers refined French cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere befitting its sober decor. The chicken-liver pate is delicious, and the roast duck is a sure bet. For dessert, the crème brûlée is a real treat.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
The Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Rd. (Exit 78 on Rte. I-4), tel.407-226-6515
At McCormick & Schmick's, fresh seafood is served in a classic, warm setting. Nice selection of wines and microbrews.
Despite its many fast-food joints and chain restaurants, this area also harbours a few culinary gems.
Café Tu Tu Tango
8625 International Dr., tel. (407) 248-2222
Flamenco dancers and Spanish artists provide the atmosphere in the colourful Café Tu Tu Tango, where the decor may lead you to think you've stepped into a painter's studio. Excellent choice of tapas, as well as pizzas and empanadas.
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., tel. (407) 345-8770
This chic Italian restaurant has built a solid reputation for itself with its innovative cuisine. Fresh homemade pasta and dishes featuring fish, seafood or lamb earn this fine-dining establishment the highest praise.Proper attire is required.