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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Orlando / Central Florida East

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 favorite 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 Thrive Cocktail Lounge & Eatery restaurant
4.9 (121)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown Orlando
About the restaurant
We offer an elevated food experience that encourages the exploration of shareable dishes in beautiful & inviting spaces.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This was my 2nd time visiting this venue. The first experience was early brunch on a Saturday… the food and drinks were great. This visit was for happy hour on a Thursday. The venue is very inviting and the staff was awesome. I ordered a drink on happy hour and a drink that was not on happy hour menu, no complaints on the drinks( average) . I wished my wings weren’t fried to hard, I couldn’t enjoy them. The wing sauce was good. I would try the wings again but ask for lightly fried!!! Overall as it being my 2nd visit during different times and days, the service has been consistent. I would definitely recommend downtown THRIVE!!!
A photo of Jazz Tastings restaurant
4.8 (479)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
• $10 Cover Charge for Monday Night Jazz Jam (first Monday of every month)•
• $10 Cover Per Person on Friday & Saturday, this goes toward the entertainment fee and does not go toward your final bill•
• $25 Minimum Food & Beverage Purchase Per Person Monday-Thursday•
• $50 Minimum Food & Beverage Purchase Per Person for on Friday & Saturday•
•For parties of 7 or more, contact us at 407-795-1582•
**If minimums are not met you will be charged the remaining balance**

Weekly Deals:
Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm: Half off appetizers
Tuesday- Burger & Brew $15, 1/2 off Wine Bottles all night!
Wednesday- 1/2 off select Whiskey & Wine all night!
Thursday- 1/2 off Don Julio Anejo, Blanco and Reposado all night!

Located in Maitland, Florida, Jazz Tastings combines the intimate atmosphere of a jazz bar with a classy menu. On top of all that, there is an impressive alcohol list to enjoy along with the soothing music and great food.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
We love Jazz Tastings! We’ve been twice during live jazz nights and had a blast both times. The food and drinks are pricey but very good. Highly recommend the Old Fashioned (no longer featured on their menu but still available) and the burrata appetizer. Our burgers were a little overcooked so if we get them again we’ll order them medium and hope for med-well. The entertainment was great and the service was phenomenal. We’ll definitely be going again.
A photo of Vida Cocina & Tequila restaurant
4.8 (17)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Immerse yourself into the unbeatable atmosphere of Vida Cocina y Tequila. Perfect for that romantic getaway or your friendly hangout. Best Vibes all around. This is the place to celebrate your special events. Make Vida your destination for a great mixology and food experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
I love the ambiance the servers were amazing ! The food was great and the time we went it was less busy so perfect for work early dinner.
A photo of Raglan Road Irish Pub restaurant
4.7 (11951)
$30 and under
Lake Buena Vista
About the restaurant
Orlando's multi-award winning Irish Restaurant and Pub, built entirely in Ireland, shipped Lock, Stock and Beer Barrel to Disney Springs™ Irish owned and operated, Raglan Road offers the very best Irish cuisine, beers, and spirits offering a delicious mix of traditional & contemporary dishes with a Celtic twist.

Fantastic live Irish entertainment 7 nights a week featuring dance shows with our award winning dancers and exciting house bands imported from Ireland.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is the Life & Soul of Ireland at Disney Springs Orlando.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Great place to eat. Food is good. The shrimp appetizer is absolutely amazing!
A photo of Debonair Supper Club restaurant
4.6 (87)
$31 to $50
Downtown Orlando
About the restaurant
Elevated contemporary comfort cuisine and cocktails, in the heart of downtown Orlando. Carefully curated food menu by our duo executive chefs Thomas Wilkinson and Alejandro Ocanto Uzacetegui.
Top review
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
It was a unique experience. The food was very good. The drinks were excellent. The atmosphere was enjoyable.
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Orlando - International Drive restaurant
4.5 (890)
$30 and under
I Drive / Sand Lake
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
Fantastic can’t wait to come back. Food was great and service was great.
A photo of Sajoma Latin Fusion restaurant
4.5 (69)
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Hunters Creek
About the restaurant
We are open! Join us for a dining experience like no other. Here at Sajoma, our guests become our family once they walk through our doors. Offering unique dishes paying tribute to our Criollo/Caribbean roots while pulling fusions and inspirations from across the globe we keep our authenticity as our priority providing fresh to order meals with flavors that will bring you to an ethnic paradise. We hope to see you soon. Bienvenido a Sajoma.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Great food great atmosphere will definitely be back again!
A photo of House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Orlando restaurant
4.4 (4249)
$30 and under
Lake Buena Vista
About the restaurant
Discover the experience that is House of Blues Restaurant & Bar. Located in Disney Springs West Side, next to Cirque Du Soleil and The NBA Experience, our famous water tower sits as the beacon that can't be missed. Come in for unforgettable southern inspired cuisine and hand crafted cocktails sure to satisfy any taste bud. Stick with the classics like Jambalaya or the ever popular Voodoo Shrimp OR switch it up with something new like our Impossible Southern Tacos! Come with a friend or bring the family; group dining and large group dining are our thing. Guests at House of Blues Orlando are treated to the sights of real folk artwork, like Mr. Imagination's Arch, and the sounds of the area's best musicians on The Front Porch EVERYDAY. Join us daily for Happy Hour and full menu dining outside in The Courtyard.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Great atmosphere with amazing food. Our server heather was attentive and ensured we had everything we needed.
A photo of The Wharf at Sunset Walk restaurant
4.3 (1468)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
If you’re in the mood for seafood you’ve come to the right place! We offer a wide variety of excellently prepared seafood dishes as well as an Oyster Bar for the oyster lovers out there. A large mezzanine and center bar give diners a great view of our stage where live musicians play multiple days a week. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily as well as take-out.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Relaxing restaurant. Must park and walk to it but worth the walk. Live music was not loud and the playlist was calming. Food was comforting and the menu had good variety of seafood and chicken options. Enjoyed our desserts. Did not order drinks but there were interesting options. Nicholas our waiter was attentive yet not overbearing and the courses were timed correctly. Would visit again as we didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed our meals
A photo of Gozamba Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
3.9 (34)
$31 to $50
Latin American
South Orlando
About the restaurant
Latin American cuisine Includes a representation of a variety of food
fusions such as Dominican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian and entertainment.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
Such an amazing time. Loved the food, vibe, and most of all, service! Celebrated my birthday there and will definitely be back
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