AAKI SUSHI ‒ Japanese. Order the Mexican Roll with spicy cooked shrimp or Crunch Seaweed Roll or have an entrée made to order from the hibachi table. Located near The Florida Mall. L, D (daily). www.a-akisushi.com. 1400 Sand Lake Road, 407.888.9545. CASK & LARDER‒ New Southern. This local favorite offers Southern-sourced seasonal dishes and craft beers at a new location in the Orlando International Airport. www.caskandlarder.com. Orlando International Airport, 321.280.4200.
CHROMA‒ Modern American. Near the Orlando airport in Lake Nona, this innovative new restaurant serves a colorful menu of small plates, perfect for sharing, along with craft beer, fine wine on-tap and hand-crafted cocktails. Open L and D daily. www.chromalakenona.com. 6967 Lake Nona Blvd., 407.955.4340. HEMISPHERE RESTAURANT‒ Creative/Contemporary. Consider this upscale eatery at the Hyatt inside the Orlando International Airport instead of the food court. Enjoy fine dining in its 9th-floor location with runway views. Locally sourced and organic options are on the menu. D (daily). www. orlandoairport.hyatt.com. 9300 Airport Blvd., 407.825.1234. HIGHBALL & HARVEST‒ Farm-to-Table. The chic/casual dining concept features handcrafted cocktails like the Moonshine Whistle Stop and a creative, playful menu using produce from Whisper Creek Farm. Signature dishes include Pig-n-Potatoes for an all-day breakfast, dips with pickled veggies and homemade Parker House rolls. B,L, D (daily). www. grandelakes.com. Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, 407.206.2400. MIKADO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE ‒ Japanese & Sushi. Enjoy watching while your dinner is prepared Teppanyaki style at the Mikado Japanese Steakhouse. Located in the Orlando World Center Marriott, this classic Japanese restaurant is perfect for families and groups. D (nightly). www.marriott. com. Orlando World Center Marriott , 8701 World Center Drive, 407.238.8664. NORMAN’S ‒ Creative/Contemporary. New World Cuisine pioneer and James Beard Award winner Norman Van Aken is the mastermind behind this spectacular menu that melds the flavors of Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S. and the Far East. D (nightly). www.normans.com. Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, 4102 Central Florida Parkway, 407.393.4333. SIRO ‒ Italian. Located inside the Orlando Marriott World Center, this urban Italian restaurant offers genuine Italian food with rustic flair. Handmade pasta and pizza rule the menu. D (daily). www. siroorlando.com. Orlando Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive, 407.238.8619. TABLA‒ Indian. Find traditional and savory recipes from India with favorites like Tandoori Lobster, Samosa, Pappadum and Lamb Vindaloo. L, D ( TuSu). www.tablacuisine.com. 5827 Caravan Court, 407.248.9400.