Wine Bar George at Disney Springs is a favorite among locals and tourists. The restaurant is known for its extensive wine list that features more than 140 wines from around the world, all of which are available by the ounce, glass or bottle. When it's time to nosh be sure to get the Big Board, a variety of artisan cheeses, meats and accompaniments. We also love the family-style platters of skirt steak or the whole-grilled sea bass. Wine Bar George also serves a decadent weekend brunch with items like brioche French toast or a fried chicken biscuit with pimento cheese. And no brunch at this Disney establishment is complete without a Frozcato made with DOLE Whip Pineapple, moscato, and vodka blended together into a perfectly sweet slushy.
When people think of restaurants in Orlando they may think of an over-abundance of chain restaurants, character-clad meals, or cheap fast-food. Yes, Orlando does have those things, but if you're willing to look around a bit and drive outside of theme park zones and tourist districts you'll find that the City Beautiful is filled with everything from authentic Lao street food to fine dining. (That's not to say you can't find some great meals inside the theme parks, though!)
Orlandos' culinary renaissance has led to restaurants expanding, adding new establishments to their portfolio, and even getting into prized kid-friendly theme park. This is exactly what happened to James and Julie Petrakis, who are the masterminds behind The Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder, and their newest venture The Polite Pig at Disney Springs.
Whether you're looking for slurpable ramen dishes, mouthwatering dry-aged steaks, or decadent crab nachos to share (or not share, we don't judge) with a table of friends and family before or after hitting the theme parks, these are our favorite places to eat in Orlando.