The Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention center in the country, and so it comes as no surprise that there are tons of delicious eateries to take your clients to. Let’s review 10 of the best choices within reasonable proximity of the convention center.
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
The chic atmosphere at this spot makes it a great choice for business meals. The tapas-style menu gives you the opportunity to try many things, and ensures there will be something there that fits everyone’s tastes. If you’re planning a longer lunch or dinner, Dragonfly Robata is the perfect spot to keep everyone at ease while they continue to sample delicious eats for hours.
Authentic sangria, incredible art, and a diverse menu make Café Tu Tu Tango a great choice for celebrating. It’s also a nice choice for parties with picky eaters and adventurous foodies because there will be something for everyone on this massive menu.
If you’re taking out some international clients, consider Cricketers Pub & Eatery, where you can watch football – and we’re not talking the American version – on every game day. There are plenty of tasty pints to be had at this spot that’s the perfect compromise between frou-frou and casual.
It may have an unassuming name, but Norman’s is a top choice for elegant clients with refined palates. This Caribbean and Latin inspired restaurant is well known for their desserts, especially the Root Beer & Rum, which combines root beer semifreddo, black cherries, and rum caramel ice cream.
For the business traveler on a budget, Chatham’s Place offers an upscale feel without the upscale prices. If you or your client is celebrating, let the staff know and you may get a special treat on the house.
Spencer’s for Steak and Chops is actually located right inside the Hilton, which means it’s connected directly to the convention center. As the name implies, you can get some delicious steaks and chops, and the service can be quick if you request it to be so. This is a good spot for quick lunch or dinner during a busy convention.
Located in Hunter’s Creek, about 7 miles from the convention center, Padrino’s Cuban Bistro is a little less convenient than the other spots on this list, but it’s worth it for their delicious, authentic Cuban food. Their happy hour includes refreshing Mojitos, and there is live music many nights of the week.
Located conveniently on restaurant row, Bosphorous is open for lunch and dinner and is usually frequented by business people looking for great service, simple Turkish food, and lots of privacy. Don’t miss the Turkish coffee to end your meal.
For those with a taste of Lebanese or other Middle Eastern cuisine, Cedar’s Restaurant is the top choice. You can order everything from shish kebabs to shawarma, and on weekend nights you can check out the belly dancers on the convenient outdoor patio.
Any of these 10 restaurants would make a great choice for a business lunch or dinner, and they each offer their own unique appeal. No matter where you choose to take your client, you can rest assured that Orlando has many delicious opportunities awaiting you.