Fine Dining Destinations for Celebrating Special Occasions in Orlando



Celebrating something special? We’re so glad to welcome you to Orlando and to Vista Cay Resort, the perfect launching point for any special occasion. Whether an anniversary, birthday or family celebration, there is no shortage of inspiring places to make memories. And if you’re looking for a special evening out, fall is the perfect time. From August 27 through October 3, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month offers a variety of three-course, prix-fixe dinners at many of Orlando’s most popular restaurants for just $37 per person.


Orlando is known as a foodie town, and its many excellent establishments cater to the diverse palates of visitors from around the world. So if you’re clamoring for a fine dining destination in Orlando that will really set off some tastebud fireworks - we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of our TOP FIVE Orlando fine dining destinations to celebrate any special occasion.



Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster


Christner’s is an award-winning restaurant that serves only the best USDA Prime cuts of beef, imported cold water lobster and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy high end steakhouse fare like sizzling bone-in ribeye, prime porterhouse and filet mignon, including dry aged selections, as well as lamb and veal. It's fine seafood choices include ahi tuna, Atlantic salmon and Alaskan King Crab Legs. A La carte sides like lobster mac and cheese and potatoes au gratin, will satisfy the most savory palate. 


Christner’s also boasts a wine list featuring more than 4,500 bottles from across the globe as well as locally-crafted whiskies, spirits and beer. Relax with live piano music nightly and if you’re feeling adventurous, enjoy “An Evening of Magic,” which includes a full magic show after dinner. Private rooms are also available upon request. 



Chatham’s Place


Chatham’s Place has been an Orlando favorite since 1988, and there is a great reason this fine dining destination has stayed local and beloved for 30 years. 


Owner and executive Chef Tony Lopez achieves culinary excellence with special touches like herbs, vegetables and fruits from his own organic garden. Choose from a selection of delectable menu items including: NY strip, duck breast with a port wine demi-glace, rack of lamb, beef carpaccio or spicy cajun chicken with creole mustard. In addition,  along with nightly jazz piano tunes, a sommelier will help perfect your wine pairings in the dimly lit dining room - keeping the exclusive vibe high!


The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 24 guests for a special celebration.


Chatham’s Place is the choice for true local flavor and was recently awarded the 2021 Traveler’s Choice Award from Trip Advisor. 



The Osprey


The Osprey promises a modern coastal cuisine menu designed to highlight Florida's seafood in a lively downtown Baldwin Park setting. 


Offering the best of Florida's local shellfish at an intimate Chef's Counter, allow The Osprey to kickoff your fine dining adventure with caviar, mussels, shrimp or the not-to-be-missed Oyster Bar!


Behold a seafood lover’s dream with scallops, yellowtail snapper and king mackerel as well as bluehouse salmon. With sides like black beluga lentils, fairytale eggplant and butternut squash, the flavor combinations will knock your socks off.


Executive Chef Michael Cooper says, “I’m a firm believer in that simple, strong technique with clean flavors trumps fancy ingredients and preparation every time.” We couldn’t agree more. 





While relatively new on the scene, this fresh and flavorful sushi restaurant in Winter Park provides an intimate dining experience focused on multi-course tasting menus and an extensive, carefully curated selection of sake.


It's unassuming black box exterior pumps up the intrigue of this eight seat, reservation-only dining adventure. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, this hidden gem has received multiple awards including Orlando Sentinel’s Foodie Awards Restaurant of the Year and Orlando Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Japanese.



Le Coq Au Vin


Le Coq au Vin was named among the first (in 1976!) and remains among Zagat America’s best restaurants. For 27 years, Le Coq Au Vin’s farm to table classic French country cuisine has kept visitors and locals alike coming back year after year.


Begin your dining experience with escargot or baked brie. Then, select entrees include steak au poivre, roasted duck, pork with bearnaise sauce and naturally, the restaurant's name sake -- the best coq au vin you’ve ever tasted.


The mouthwatering dessert menu features crepes and souffles, but the highlight is, of course, the creme brulee.


As you can see, there is no shortage of exceptional dining experiences in Orlando. Private rooms, world class cuisine and wine lists out of this world, celebrating a special occasion In Orlando at any of these spots is a culinary arts adventure you won’t forget. Hungry yet?