Luke's open design is chic and warm and has been proving popular since its opening, not surprising - since the culinary talents behind it are responsible for two of Winter Park's most popular eateries. Luke's is more expansive and its menu - New American, with both raw bar and regular smokehouse offerings, among other dishes - rotates with seasonal availability. Can't decide? Order the smokehouse oysters and tick both boxes at once! Over at the bar, expert mixologists meld mean cocktails, whether it's your favorite by request or one of their unique, house recipes (the Gatsby is divine, tart and refreshing!). In cooler seasons, patio seating is an exceptionally appealing option amid the impressive, towering oaks of Maitland. Brunch available on Sundays.
640 South Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
Best Restaurants for Fall: "Reservations are recommended. Weekend nights can be popular, so expect a wait and enjoy a handmade cocktail while you eye the menu. Burger fans: the au poivre is exceptional."
Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: This seasonal kitchen spins up fine fall offerings including celery root soup with honeycrisp apple, and chicken-cannellini bean chili with pumpkin, and aleppo pepper yogurt.