Winter Park , Florida
Tel: 407 628 2333
Concierge.com's insider take:
Orlando's current must-have reservation may be accented by a few pubby touches—such as naked Edison bulbs and a ceiling of pressed metal—but it's a stretch to call it a true "gastropub," as chef-owners James and Julie Petrakis do. Still, if the decor merely evokes the spirit of English tradition, the dining amplifies and Americanizes it, offering an ever-changing roster of fine fish and meats, including grilled duck, flatiron steak-frites, and barbecued leg of lamb. Some of the sides, like house-made gnocchi, Gruyère biscuits, and truffle fries served in a pint glass, are delicious enough to have become signatures dishes, but the specialty of the house, which appears on the menu at monthly intervals (usually on the first Saturday), is suckling pig, roasted whole on the premises. Reserve ahead or miss out.
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 to 9:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 to 11 pm.