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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Orlando / Central Florida East

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Ômo by Jônt restaurant
5.0
5 (24)
$50 and over
Japanese
Winter Park
About the restaurant
We are a team of young and inspired professionals taking down the walls between kitchen and guests and taking you on a culinary adventure. Immerse yourself in a progressive tasting menu focusing on the simple, yet luxurious, ingredients around the world with deep inspiration from Japanese cuisine.

We challenge the seasons, navigate beyond the limits of time and break with tradition— getting playful with process and tricky with techniques at the intersection of place and possibility.

At Ômo we offer a unique and exclusive experience to only 16 guest at a time. The journey starts in the living room with a welcome drink and snacks, then you are transported into the main counter overlooking the kitchen where you will enjoy all the savory bites in an interactive environment. At the end, you will transition to the pastry parlor to continue your experience with sweet bites and after dinner drinks.
Top review
Gastronomevip
Dined 4 days ago
A delicious and revitalizing dining experience presented in three comfortable rooms by a seriously talented team.
A photo of The Cellar Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (936)
$50 and over
Italian
Daytona Beach
About the restaurant
The area’s most acclaimed Fine Dining Classical Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list set in an historic building. CIA Graduate chef and his wife are hosts. OpenTable Top 100 in United States for "BEST SERVICE" and "MOST ROMANTIC" Our Covid-19 Safety Protocols are in still place with 50% capacity restrictions

Please note:
Dress Requirement
Business Casual: No Flip Flops, T-Shirts, Beachwear, Hats
Age Policy
Guests age 8 and above are invited to dine at this restaurant.
Top review
SandiR
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Always a top-notch experience! Our go-to celebration spot!
A photo of Martini's Organic Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (962)
$30 and under
Organic
Daytona Beach
About the restaurant
Organic and Natural is what we do. Contemporary American Cuisine, grown and harvested locally and prepared in the freshest way possible. Grass fed beef, wild caught fish and a menu that changes weekly to capture the freshness of the seasons. Homemade seasonings with no preservatives, preparing each dish to order and timing the food perfectly will tantalize your taste buds.
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SamMvip
Dined 5 days ago
We had a fabulous meal. Will be going back on a regular basis.
A photo of 7593 Chophouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1110)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Kissimmee
About the restaurant
At 7593 Chophouse, fresh seafood is delivered daily and all enhancements are made with fresh vegetables and bold spices. A uniquely extensive wine list and signature cocktail menu also offer wine pairings and libations for every taste, completing the upscale steakhouse experience. Dress code is smart casual. $30 Corkage fee applied to bottles of wine brought in by guests. Please call the dining line 407-396-3201 for inquiries or for reservations.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Perfectly prepared meals with wonderful staff. No need to go anywhere else.
A photo of TARTINI Pizzeria and Spaghetteria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (74)
$30 and under
Italian
Pine Castle
About the restaurant
Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria is a rustic and fresh concept bringing the best quality with unique flavors that only oak wood can bring, fresh products made at home and a feeling of family for anyone that would like to become part of the Tartini family.

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PhyllisS
Dined on May 8, 2024
Food and service was fantastic! Definitely will come again.
A photo of Aurora restaurant
4.6
4.6 (773)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Waterford Lakes
About the restaurant
The stunning lightshow of auroras wouldn't be visible without the combination of unique elements. In turn, we know that true beauty can be found when people from all walks of life come together under one roof for a shared purpose. This is the spirit of Aurora at the Celeste. We believe wonder is created in the midst of communal experiences, particularly over a shared love for delicious food and captivating atmosphere.

An immersive concept set apart from all others in Orlando, Aurora is a restaurant experience that captures vast attention through colorful flavors, stunning ambiance, and refined service. With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced food, Aurora is a glimmering spectacle within the Celeste Hotel experience.
Top review
DanaSvip
Dined 4 days ago
Bite 30 at Aurora at The Celeste: We are so excited that the culinary genius, Mike Trudnak, is back in action!!! You DON'T want to miss this. Mike's creations are absolutely extraordinary. The taste profiles for the dishes are so creative and the plating is pure art. For those who don't know, we was a head chef at the Ritz Carlton, so you are getting 5 star dining at a fraction of the price (especially at Bite 30 and Magical Dining). When we arrived, we had a heck of a time deciding on the appetizers, we added an extra app to cover all bases. And, our server Akasha was excellent the whole meal. The chef came out with some freshly made gator jambalaya off menu as a treat - holy cow - soooo good. Listen, I love me some New Orleans, but jambalaya was never my favorite nor is spicy food. This one, however, I could eat everyday (if it was calorie free). It was not spicy at all and delicious. The one thing I noticed about the menu was it's lean to a New Orleans flavor. I knew it would be good but I was hoping it didn't carry heat. None of it was - it was perfectly seasoned and spiced without any heat. Next up was the apps we ordered: 1. Gator Arancini - the arancini was good but the side of the grilled gator was by far my fave of that dish. I'd order that again for sure. 2. Oxtail Empanadas - these were huge and we took them back for dinner the next night. Excellent meat to cheese ratio throughout and perfectly balanced. And, I despise goat cheese. I couldn't taste even a hint of that goat gaminess. It's apparently some type of magic goat cheese. 3. Tuna Bites - Another dish I could eat every day. So fresh and light. Loved the caviar to top it off. Then, the entrees: 1. 'Fried' Chicken - The care and work that does into this dish is impressive. Chef Mike gave us the play by play - wow. It was so very good with the goodies wrapped up with the chicken and sliced. And those mashed potatoes and Brussels. Yum.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Oviedo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (125)
$30 and under
American
Oviedo
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.
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MarcieH
Dined 7 days ago
Food was good as was the service - Pricing a little on the high side !
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Gainesville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (120)
$30 and under
Chinese
Gainesville
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
AlanVvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
They consistent deliver quality at a fair price. Our server was exceptional.
A photo of Nutwood restaurant
4.4
4.4 (53)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Winter Haven
About the restaurant
Inspired... sustainable... delicious; this is Nutwood by Steven Rojas.
Chef Rojas creates curated and erudite experiences, based upon his travels and his decades of experience in great venues across the world.
Steven opened Nutwood in 2017, with the goal of providing the Winter Haven community with the quality of cuisine and service he personally enjoys; delicious food prepared in classic ways, warm and hospitable service, and a family atmosphere to enjoy it all in.
We look forward to sharing the Nutwood experience with you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Steven the chef and owner is just an amazing addition to Winter Haven. Our choices for the set Mothers Days menu could not have been any better. Avocado/beet toast, deviled eggs, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffle plus small potions dessert- lemon sorbet and bread pudding. Omg. We will not eat for another 24 hours Steven- so happy you chose Winter Haven for your move from Miami I think you told me the first you were open. Cannot say enough about Nutwood!!!! Cheers to your continous success!!!!
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Gainesville restaurant
4.3
4.3 (248)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Gainesville
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 6, 2024
Food and drinks were awesome! Perfect UF Graduation Dinner, our server Mario was on it! We've been to this location several times and always great!
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