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Diners' Choice: Neighbourhood gem restaurants in Orlando / Central Florida East

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighbourhood gems in Orlando / Central Florida East? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Grafton Street Pub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (61)
$30 and under
Irish
Lake Mary
About the restaurant
Welcome to our sophisticated Irish pub, where we blend the charm of a traditional pub with the refinement of an elegant restaurant. Our cozy yet stylish ambiance invites you to unwind and relish the pleasant atmosphere while enjoying one of our specialty cocktails.

Our bar offers a diverse selection of premium spirits, carefully crafted to complement the flavors of our delectable food. From classic Irish brews to artisanal cocktails, we have something for every palate.

Speaking of food, our menu presents a wide array of dishes that are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Our chefs use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to ensure that every dish is an authentic culinary experience. Whether you are looking for a relaxed evening out with friends or a romantic dinner for two, our sophisticated Irish pub has everything you need for an exceptional dining experience. Join us and discover why we are the preferred destination for tasty specialty cocktails and superb food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
So noisy. Little kids running everywhere. Between the chairs. Neighboring table kids hanging on the backs of our chairs
A photo of Z Asian - Vietnamese Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (64)
$30 and under
Asian
Downtown Orlando
About the restaurant
Join our kitchen for fresh, authentic Vietnamese cuisine with VEGAN options!
Top review
Agnes
Dined 4 days ago
Highly recommend! Food was meticulously prepared and delicious! There are appetizers & entree that are completely innovative & creative with a refreshing modern take on traditional Vietnamese Asian cooking.
A photo of Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza - Windermere restaurant
4.7
4.7 (157)
$30 and under
Italian
Windermere
About the restaurant
Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or a dinner destination to meet up with friends & family, Piesanos is your place. Celebrate Life’s most memorable moments with delicious dishes whether in our dining room or yours. Piesanos is a locally owned restaurant with locations in Gainesville, Ocala, The Villages, Clermont, Windermere and St. Augustine! We are the only restaurant in the state with a Granite Stone Fired Pizza oven! Dine in, Take Out & Catering available!
Top review
KatieWvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had an excellent experience for Mother’s Day for a later lunch. We were a party of 8 and had 2 servers. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Mrs. Potato Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (90)
$30 and under
Brazilian
Kirkman South
About the restaurant
Mrs Potato's unique concept and great flavors quickly became a success in 2015 when it was featured on Fox35. As business continued to grow, it attracted more and more locals becoming a “hole in the wall”. National recognition came in May 2017. We were featured on Foodnetwork. Guy Fieri was blown away by the simplistic, yet explosive flavors this little joint had to offer. Since then, it has won many awards, and has been well reviewed by the most respectable food critics and bloggers from all central Florida and the US. If the idea of having a delicious and satisfying comfort meal, in an inviting Mom and Pop atmosphere suits you, Mrs Potato is the place to go. Meals here are huge, full of flavor, made with love and served with pride.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Kind server, quick service, excellent food. Would definitely go back
A photo of Park Avenue Tavern - FL restaurant
4.6
4.6 (40)
$30 and under
American
Winter Park
About the restaurant
Park Avenue Tavern is the quintessential American bar and restaurant, centered around a combination of classic elegance and over the top hospitality. Located in the heart of Winter Park, FL, we serve lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and a full beverage menu with martinis and cocktails, wine, and cold beer. Whether it is our famous Burger or our extensive Wine and Beer list, we have got you covered.
Top review
FineDiner3113
Dined 6 days ago
Park Avenue Tavern is always our place to take friends and family for a fantastic dining experience. The food and drinks are superior in quality and variety. The service is always excellent and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Park Avenue Tavern to anyone looking for a great dining experience
A photo of The Vineyard Wine Bar & Bistro - Orlando restaurant
4.5
4.5 (189)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Dr. Phillips
About the restaurant
At The Vineyard, it's all about great food, wine and friends. We’re your neighborhood wine bar and wine shoppe, pairing our love of wine with incredible meals. We will pair the perfect wine with Chef's delicious food, transporting you to the most beautiful regions and vineyards in the world.

Settle back in our relaxed and elegant wine bar or outside on the patio and enjoy wines by the glass or bottle. Sample our unique selections when you’re stocking your wine cellar. We’ll help you select the best wines for any occasion to enjoy at The Vineyard or at home, always with great service and outstanding prices.

Join us for Happy Hour, live music or anytime for great food and drink under the ambiance of the chandeliers. Call us to reserve our Wine Cellar or ask about party planning too. We welcome you to discover our world at The Vineyard!
We also offer curbside pick up and delivery.
407.909.9522

THE VINEYARD WAS VOTED IN THE TOP TEN RESTAURANTS
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
The Swordfish special was outstanding!! Loved the music. Great venue for intimate dining.
A photo of Tabla Indian Restaurant - Winter Park restaurant
4.5
4.5 (247)
$30 and under
Indian
Winter Park
About the restaurant
You will delight in visual creations that entice the eyes and enliven the palette. Tabla Cuisine where your senses come alive with the aroma of fresh Indian curries, Chinese delicacies and Thai spices in the air. Our vision is to reflect the flavors of Tabla Cuisine, with ambiance, service, and modern presentation. Tabla's cuisine offers a symphony of Indian, Chinese and Thai flavors and spices that is to excite both the neophyte and the connoisseur alike. We welcome you to embark on a culinary journey as you enjoy the ultimate dining experience and invite you to experience the new Tabla Cuisine.
for Gift Cards and Online Ordering, Please visit our website www.tablacuisine.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our hostess / server was fantastic. She seated us,as requested, in the most quiet area to accommodate my Father. Food was excellent with reasonable portions. Food heat advise was spot on. Lamb Vindaloo cleared my sinuses and I got a good sweat on. Will definitely return.
A photo of Marlow's Tavern - Oviedo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (38)
$30 and under
American
Oviedo
About the restaurant
Whether you're looking for a great spot for dinner, a place to grab a quick lunch, or a night of drinks with your friends, Marlow's Tavern is the perfect place for you and your guests! Our restaurant is a great place to get a high quality, made from scratch meal in Oviedo, where our menu includes tavern favorites like our grilled Atlantic salmon and our classic Southern staple of shrimp and grits.

Here at Marlow's, we embrace a relaxed neighborhood feeling. This is a great place where friends, coworkers, and family can come together over a great meal. Marlow's offers classic tavern seating, and a few flat screens to let you enjoy the big game, but that aren't distracting from your company. There's also a patio to welcome you to outdoor dining, where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and enjoy some sunshine all at once.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoy a great family dinner for Father’s Day. Service was great and super quick considering the restaurant was packed. Everyone was friendly and the food as always was delish!! We’ll be back for sure. Love Marlow’s Tavern in Oviedo
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Lake Buena Vista restaurant
4.3
4.3 (127)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Orlando
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
It was a great experience! The food honestly exceeded our expectations and it was super sweet that they gave us moms a cute embroidered wine glass for Mother’s Day! Can’t wait to come back.
A photo of F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen - Winter Park restaurant
4.1
4.1 (33)
$30 and under
Italian
Winter Park
About the restaurant
Nominated for Best Italian by the Orlando Sentinel.

As you step inside our inviting Winter Park location, be embraced by the tantalizing aroma of wood-fired pizzas and freshly baked bread. Our warm and rustic ambiance sets the perfect stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Indulge in our extensive menu, which showcases traditional Italian dishes crafted with love and care. From homemade pastas to flavorful seafood and decadent desserts, there's something for every palate. Elevate your dining experience by pairing your meal with a carefully selected wine from our extensive collection. Whether you're seeking a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends and family, F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen in Winter Park promises to leave you with an unforgettable taste of Italy. Secure your reservation now and embark on a journey of flavors and hospitality that will have you craving for more.
Top review
SMZR
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Incredible food! Definitely very close to the best pizza in Orlando. The country music was a bit… off putting given the environment, as well as too loud. But over all incredible service and food experience.
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