***** (5 stars)
This is the restaurant experience you’re looking for. It’s about time Orlando had a supper club again, and Eddie V’s is the perfect fit. Great ambience, great food, great service.
The interior is a bit of a cross between Seasons 52 and Capital Grille, two other high-end Darden restaurant chains.
Live music in the corner of the bar sets the tone, and for those who want to be immersed in the music there are lots of dining tables in the bar.
A classy glass wine storage wall separates the bar from the restaurant, where the music is much softer. Elegant finishes and lighting create a great mood.
Sashimi yellowtail and tuna tartare were both excellent appetizers. The Ceasar salad and BLT salad were both more deconstructed than my preference, but were tasty. Grouper entree was nicely seared.
Note that the meat here is true prime, unlike Capital Grille, so ironically you can get a better steak than at Darden’s steak restaurant!
Bananas Foster is also deconstructed, with flaming 151 rum poured over the ingredients at the table.
Service was phenomenal. Even on the fourth day of operation, the place was running like a well oiled machine, friendly and hyper observant to any need.
A great new addition to Restaurant Row.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
7488 West Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819