Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Latin, New American
Price Range: $$$
Norman Van Aken is a culinary legend and a proud adopted Floridian, which plays nicely into delicious and often Latin-, Caribbean- and even Key West-infused fare. Sit outside and enjoy spectacular... Read More
Norman Van Aken is a culinary legend and a proud adopted Floridian, which plays nicely into delicious and often Latin-, Caribbean- and even Key West-infused fare. Sit outside and enjoy spectacular views of lakes, gardens and the Ritz-Carlton's expansive, green golf course or dine in climate-controlled majesty – vaulted ceilings and Italianate windows help bring that outside essence in. Tapas like Key West shrimp ceviche or delicate caviar may prime your palate for creamy cracked conch chowder or rhum and pepper painted Florida black grouper. Norman's is, of course, not a one-dollar-sign venue, but for vacationers and those looking for a sumptuous meal out, few venues are as resplendent as the Ritz-Carlton, and few restaurants could match it as well as Norman's.
- Fine Dining: "When in Rome.... Norman's embraces the Floribbean vibe, so I say embrace the region. If they're offering something key lime come dessert, grab it."
- Best for Fine Dining Because: If Ritz-Carlton can rely on Norman Van Aken to represent its fine-dining interests, it's safe to say you probably can, too.