In­ter­na­tional Drive

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A LAND RE­MEM­BERED ‒ Steak. Old Florida charm abounds with ar­ti­facts and photos from the state’s past. Or­ganic steaks from the Har­ris Ranch are the main fea­ture. Spe­cial­ties in­clude seared, black-iron sir­loin braised with wild mush­rooms. D (nightly). www.lan­dremem­bere­drestau­rant.com. Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.3663. B  LINE ‒ Amer­i­can. This up­scale diner is open 24/7 so you can get a stack of pan­cakes, a great burger or a house-made dessert any time. Free valet. B, Br, L, D (daily). www.or­lando.re­gency.hy­att.com. 9801 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.345.4570. B. B. KING’S BLUES CLUB ‒ South­ern. South­ern-style din­ing and live mu­sic nightly by the B.B. King All Star Band. Sig­na­ture menu items in­clude fried dill pickles, gumbo, var­i­ous bar­be­cue and rib dishes, and ba­nana bread pud­ding to top off your meal. L, D (daily). www.bbking­clubs.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.370.4550. BEN & JERRY’S ‒ Ice Cream. Taste the leg­endary ice cream cre­ated with non-GMO, Fair Trade in­gre­di­ents and sus­tain­ably sourced pack­ag­ing. Ben & Jerry’s unique fla­vors like Cherry Gar­cia, Bos­ton Cream Pie and Chubby Hubby de­liver a eu­phoric ice cream ex­pe­ri­ence. L, D (daily). www.ben­jerry.com/idrive360. 8457 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.930.6054; 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.286.3353. CAFÉ TU TU TANGO ‒ Mediter­ranean. Re­sem­bling an artist’s loft some­where in Spain, the res­tau­rant in­vites diners to feast on tapas and other ap­pe­tiz­er­sized items while watch­ing artists work. All art­work is for sale. L, D (daily). www.cafe­tu­tu­tango.com. 8625 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.248.2222. CALA BELLA‒ Ital­ian. Cozy up to the bar for a full din­ner and watch chefs skill­fully pre­pare Ital­ian de­lights such as orec­chi­ette with pan-seared diver scal­lops, Tus­can veal chops, or roast chicken and ar­ti­choke pizza. D (nightly). www.cal­a­bel­larestau­rant.com. Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.3663. DEL FRISCO’S DOU­BLE EA­GLE STEAK HOUSE ‒ Steak House. This clas­sic Amer­i­can steak­house spe­cial­izes in juicy, hand-cut, aged USDA Prime Beef steaks and chops served with ir­re­sistible side dishes like lob­ster mac­a­roni and cheese. D (nightly). www.del­friscos.com. 9150 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.351.5074. EVER­GLADES RES­TAU­RANT‒ Steak/Seafood. The un­usual menu of ga­tor chowder and buf­falo ten­der­loin works well with the Ever­glades-themed din­ing room com­plete with mu­rals de­pict­ing na­ture scenes. D (nightly). www.ev­er­gladesrestau­rant.com. The Rosen Cen­tre Ho­tel, 9840 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.996.2385. FIORENZO ‒ Ital­ian Steak­house. The Hy­att has blended an au­then­tic Ital­ian res­tau­rant and the tra­di­tion of a great Amer­i­can steak house. Fea­tures an open kitchen and a pizza oven. D (nightly). www. or­lando.re­gency.hy­att.com. 9801 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.345.4570. FOGO DE CHÃO ‒ Brazil­ian/Steak. Ex­pe­ri­ence the South­ern Brazil­ian way to in­dulge. Meats such as steak, sausage, chicken, lamb and more are roasted over an open fire and pre­sented to the ta­ble by rov­ing gau­chos. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). www. fogo.com. 8282 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.370.0711. HANAMIZUKI ‒ Japanese. A thor­oughly au­then­tic Japanese res­tau­rant with an ex­pertly pre­pared se­lec­tion of menu items rang­ing from sushi to ra­men. L, D ( Tu-Su). www.hanamizuki.us. 8255 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.363.7200. HASH HOUSE A GO GO ‒ Amer­i­can. Hearty por­tions of com­fort food fa­vorites such as stacks of flap­jacks, BLTs with ex­tra “B,” burg­ers, fried chicken and meat­loaf. The din­ing room is mod­ern and slick.

B,L, D (daily). www.hash­house­a­gogo.com. 5350 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.370.4646. ICAFE DE PARIS ‒ French Bak­ery. En­joy fresh crois­sants, pas­tries, sig­na­ture sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads with some of the best brewed cof­fee in town at this French bak­ery at I-Drive 360. B,L, D (daily). www.i-drive360.com/icafe-de-paris. I-Drive 360, 8465 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.203.3000. JACK’S PLACE ‒ Steak/Seafood. Steak, seafood and re­gional dishes are served in an in­ti­mate din­ing room among Or­lando’s largest col­lec­tion of celebrity-au­to­graphed car­i­ca­tures. Com­pli­men­tary valet. D (nightly). www.jack­splac­er­estau­rant.com. The Rosen Plaza Ho­tel, 9700 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.996.1787. MAGGIANO’S LIT­TLE ITALY‒ Ital­ian. Ital­ian fam­ilystyle din­ing with hearty plat­ters meant to be shared. But ex­pect more than spaghetti and meat­balls: Tus­can-style mus­sels and mush­room ravi­oli make for more el­e­gant cui­sine. L, D (daily). www. mag­gianos.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.241.8650. PARA­MOUNT FINE FOODS‒ Mid­dle Eastern. Try the baked pita straight from the wood-burn­ing ovens, bar­be­cue ha­lal meats, chicken and beef shawarma, flat­breads and bak­lawa hand­made daily. L, D (daily). www.paramountfine­food­susa.com. 8371 In­ter­na­tional Drive, Suite 60, 407.930.8645. RA SUSHI ‒ Japanese & Sushi. Lively mu­sic, a vi­brant crowd, in­ven­tive cock­tails and the best sushi this side of Tokyo. L, D (daily). www.ra­sushi.com/ or­lando. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.454.5600. SHAKE SHACK‒ Burg­ers. With lo­ca­tions in Win­ter Park and I-Drive 360, this cel­e­brated fast-ca­sual burger and hot­dog joint fea­tures unique lo­cal fla­vors in both decor and menu. L, D (daily). www.shake­shack.com. 119 N. Or­lando Ave., 321.203.5130; 8359 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.205.0362. SHARKS UN­DER­WA­TER GRILL‒ Caribbean. Through the res­tau­rant’s floor-to-ceil­ing glass, you can watch dozens of sharks while en­joy­ing Floribbean cui­sine. Park ad­mis­sion re­quired. L, D (daily). www. sea­world.com. Sea­World Or­lando, 7007 Sea Har­bor Drive, 800.327.2424. SHOGUN ‒ Japanese. Tep­pa­nyaki chefs en­ter­tain as they cook at this tra­di­tional steak­house. Choose from steak, shrimp, chicken and lob­ster en­trées. D (nightly). www.shogunor­lando.com. Rosen Inn, 6327 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.352.1607. SPENCER’S AT THE HIL­TON ‒ Steak. pe­cial­ties are the Spencer’s cut made with Florida beef and fresh lo­cal seafood matched with lo­cal pro­duce. Choose from over 20 wines by the glass and scratch-made cock­tails. www.the­hiltonor­lando.com. 6001 Des­ti­na­tion Park­way, 407.313.4300. SUGAR FAC­TORY‒ Amer­i­can. This up­scale eatery that’s pop­u­lar in cities like Ve­gas, New York and Chicago, just opened an Or­lando out­post. The res­tau­rant serves ev­ery­thing from brunch and burg­ers to candy-in­fused cock­tails and a King Kong Sun­dae with 24 scoops of ice cream. L (Sa-Su), D (nightly). www.sug­ar­fac­tory.com. 8371 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.270.7082. TAPA TORO ‒ Span­ish. Guests en­joy clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary Span­ish cui­sine, tapas, sig­na­ture cock­tails, im­ported wine, a paella pit and fla­menco dancers. L, D (M-Sa). www.tap­a­toro.res­tau­rant. 8441 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.226.2929. TAV­ERNA OPA‒ Greek. This fes­tive eatery serves fam­ily-style cui­sine such as mous­saka, grilled fish and spanako­pita along with nightly en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing belly danc­ing and tra­di­tional mu­sic. L, D (daily). www.opaor­lando.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.351.8660. TEXAS DE BRAZIL‒ Steak. Brazil­ian-style steak­house tempts diners with a 40-item buf­fet of cold and hot dishes, in­clud­ing typ­i­cal Brazil­ian foods. Carvers roam with choice cuts of beef, pork, lamb, sausage and chicken on skew­ers and slice por­tions onto your plate. D (nightly). www.tex­as­de­brazil.com. 5259 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.355.0355. THAI THANI ‒ Thai. Choose from as­sorted cur­ries made with spicy chilies and co­conut milk, gin­ger­laced stir fries, fresh spring rolls and seafood spe­cial­ties. The at­mos­phere is col­or­ful and fes­tive. L, D (daily). www.thaithani.net. 600 Mar­ket St., Cel­e­bra­tion, 407.566.9444; 11025 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.239.9733. THE CAP­I­TAL GRILLE ‒ Steak. Known for its hand­cut, dry-aged steaks and ex­pan­sive wine list, The Cap­i­tal Grille aims to de­light the most de­mand­ing diner. L, D (daily). www.the­cap­i­tal­grille.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.370.4392. THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM ‒ Seafood. This up­scale din­ing room at Pointe Or­lando is ded­i­cated to fresh seafood. Spe­cial­ties in­clude Alaskan hal­ibut, Cop­per River salmon, Maine diver sea scal­lops, and for land­lub­bers, filet mignon and pork chops. D (nightly). www.theo­ceanaire.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.363.4801. UR­BAN TIDE ‒ New Amer­i­can. This din­ing room at the Hy­att Re­gency blends fresh seafood with sea­sonal Florida fla­vors. Free valet for visi­tors of the ho­tel. L, D (daily). www.or­lando.re­gency.hy­att.com. 9801 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.345.4570.

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