New Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Steak, and Rhythms on Orlando Restaurant Row

New Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Steak, and Rhythms on Orlando Restaurant Row

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Sparkling atmosphere and sounds of live jazz fill the air and set the tone for an elegant dining experience at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.

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Eddie V’s is a new swanky upscale restaurant on Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row with an emphasis on prime seafood creations, USDA prime beef and chops, and fresh oyster bar selections. The 8,000-square-foot space was formerly occupied by Timpano Italian Chophouse and bought out by Darden Restaurants. The space was torn down and rebuilt to create a sophisticated environment with sweeping lakefront views in the main dining room and a open patio area featuring a “living wall” of colorful plants.

Restaurant concepts owned by Darden include Bahamas Breeze, Capital Grill, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Seasons 52. Eddie V’s represent a big part of Darden’s future as the company emphasizes niche chains with more sophisticated designs and will be the seventh Orlando-based Darden concept in Central Florida.

Fresh seafood is flown in daily while sourcing the very best product so that the Chefs can focus on simple elegant presentation with strong flavors.

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Steak and Lobster Tartare samples in the V Lounge
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Market Oysters and Chilled Gulf Shrimp – cocktail style with atomic horseradish and spicy mustard
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Point Judith Calamari: Kung pao style with roasted cashews and crisp noodles
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16 oz USDA Prime New York Strip Au Poivre: cracked black peppercorn cognac sauce
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Crab Fried Rice with Scallions and Mushrooms (Side Dish)
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Alaskan Halibut: Sauteéd with sweet corn, morels, edamame and smoked pork shank
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Bananas Foster: Warm banana butter cake flambéed with 151 liquor and pecan ice cream

Eddie V’s is an exquisite addition to Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row with outstanding food and staff. The restaurant can accommodate big parties that seek large private spaces for any special occasion. Seafood or steak? Both of the main entrées I tried were equally delicious and filled with sensational flavors but I enjoyed the freshness of the Alaskan Halibut more. The Bananas Foster was phenomenal and the perfect way to end the meal. Definitely worth a try if you have not visited yet – let us know what you think!

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Address: 7488 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone Number: (407) 355-3011
Website: http://eddiev.com

KRYSTLE NGUYEN is a food enthusiast and Creative Director to TastyChomps. Many of her childhood memories were created in the restaurants that her parents owned while she was growing up - trying new dishes and interacting with customers. Krystle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida and took a job at Florida Hospital following her graduation. Her passion is to support the Central Florida community, serving on the board of many local non-profit organizations. Photos taken by Krystle Nguyen with the Nikon D5000 DSLR