Visit Orlando releases Magical Dining Month menus


You need a reason to drive to Sanford? The Smiling Bison should be at the top of your list. - PHOTO COURTESY SMILING BISON
  • Photo courtesy Smiling Bison
  • You need a reason to drive to Sanford? The Smiling Bison should be at the top of your list.
It seems like yesterday — OK, six days ago — that we wrapped up the Orlando Weekly restaurant weeks known as Bite30. What's next? More restaurant weeks!

Visit Orlando's five-week promotion features 100 restaurants around the city and $35 prix fixe dinner menus.

Search participating restaurants by cuisine if you're craving certain flavors, or if you're in a new neighborhood and want to try out a new spot, search by area, or "districts" as Visit Orlando calls them.

Some of our favorite restos are listed, and Magical Dining, like Bite30, is prime time to try a restaurant that's usually out of your budget for a casual weeknight dine.

Magical Dining Month's catalog of culinarians also allows you to make a reservation at most participating restaurants right from the website through OpenTable, which makes planning ahead a heck of a lot easier.

Here are some highlights from the list:
Ravello at the Four Seasons Orlando
We're not going to miss the bucatini alla Amtriciana entree and gelato di parmigiano to start.

Le Coq au Vin
Go full-on classic French with onion soup, boeuf bourguignon and crepes Suzette for dessert.

Urbain 40
We're heading straight for that braised pork shank entree with thyme-honey reduction.

Smiling Bison
Magical Dining Month ain't just for Orlando — Sanford's getting in on the action too. The pickled low-country shrimp app has our name on it.

Get more info on Magical Dining Month here and start making those reservations ASAP. You've got a lot of eating to do.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.