By David Sibila
This fall is truly the most delicious time of the year in Orlando with the kick off of Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month (Aug. 29 - Oct. 2) where food fans can choose from 90 popular restaurants across the City Beautiful to enjoy three-course dinners for $33, an average savings of 33% per meal.
Now in its 11th year, the month+ celebration of all things dining give visitors and locals alike have the chance to savor all the finest flavors across Orlando, while saving money. A full list of all participating restaurants and menus can be found at OrlandoMagicalDining.com and reservations can be made directly at OpenTable.com.
Some to the new restaurants to the program this year include:
From dining options near our world famous theme parks to delicious finds in Orlando's local neighborhoods including:
Convention Area - RA Sushi*, Itta Bena*, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit*, Urban Tide (Hyatt Regency Orlando), The Capital Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, A Land Remembered (Rosen Shingle Creek),
Disney/Lake Buena Vista - Black Fire Brazilian Steakhouse, deep blu seafood grille (Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort), NINE18 (The Villas at Grand Cypress), Todd English's Bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin)
Downtown - Shari Sushi Lounge*, Artisan's Table, The Boheme, Citrus Restaurant, KASA Restaurant & Bar, Maxine's on Shine
Restaurant Row - SLATE*, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Christini's Ristorante Italiano, Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Morton's The Steakhouse, Ocean Prime
Universal/CityWalk - Amatista Cookhouse* (Loews Sapphire Falls) , Emeril's Tchoup Chop, Island's Dining Room (Loews Royal Pacific), The Kitchen (Hard Rock Hotel), Mama Della's Ristorante (Loews Portofino Bay)
Winter Park - Blu on the Avenue*, The Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park, Mitchell's Fish Market, Chez Vincent, Hamilton's Kitchen, Ruth's Chris Steak House
Surrounding Areas - F&D Kitchen and Bar*, Osprey Tavern*, Kabooki Sushi*, Ruth's Chris Steak House (Orlando and Lake Mary)
*First year participating in Magical Dining Month.
Eat For a Cause
Each year, Magical Dining Month benefits a local cause chosen the year prior. This year, The Russell Home for Atypical Children is the recipient, and will be given $1 from every Magical Dining meal. The Russell Home is the first non-profit institution in the country to provide a home atmosphere with a family structure for special needs children and 'child-like' adults. In continuous operation for over 60 years without any government support, the home also provides 24 hours of free respite care and free day care for the local families with special needs dependents.
Written by David Sibila, Senior Manager of Content and Social Media for Visit Orlando. He's a TV producer turned content and social media strategist, hands-on dad and a casualty of four rescued pets.