In this edition of “As the Orlando Restaurant and Dining Scene Turns”, we explore 16 new restaurants who have sprung up in Central Florida worth taking a look at. They are new and ready for folks to come out and see what their food is about. Have you been to any of them already? Let us know! In the meantime, Go forth and support our local Orlando businesses and restaurants!

Here are 16 New Restaurants to Try Out Right Now in Orlando This Spring 2016

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1. Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge

Take a trip back to the big band era of the 1940s at Urbain 40 on Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row. They take over the former location for Cantina Laredo replacing the Mexican restaurant with a French and American influenced aesthetic – fantastic pan roasted mussels, French onion soup, house made pasta bolognese, and perfectly cooked steak chops.

Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge
8000 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 872-2640
http://urbain40.com/

2. Saigon Noodle Grill

– The second location for the Goldenrod and Lake Underhill Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon Noodle and Grill has taken over the location previously held by Pho K5 on Bumby Avenue, where Medina’s Spanish Grocery once stood for many years. Their specialties include Vietnamese Pho beef noodle soup and thit bo xao xa ot, stir fried beef in lemongrass and chili sauce.

Saigon Noodle Grill
101 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 532-7373
http://saigonnoodleandgrill.com/

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3. Baoery Asian Gastropub

They may have opened for a few months now, so it is high time you came down to visit The Baoery in Thornton Park, helmed by venerable Chef Greg Richie. Specialties include their signature korean fried chicken bao buns, crispy shrimp toast, kung pao peanut calamari, and short rib tacos.

Baoery Asian Gastropub
617 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 849-9779
baoery.com

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4. Better than Sex Desserts

Yes, the name is a bit PG-13, but it is the second location for the popular Key West dessert shop so look past the name and look forward to their sultry cakes and desserts like the cookie nookie or The Morning After, made with Danish brie cheese & dark Belgian chocolate grilled on homestyle buttered bread kissed with cinnamon sugar.

1905 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 761-8949
betterthansexdesserts.com

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5. Chimiking

The fourth location of this Dominican restaurant that started as a food truck. They specialize in chimichurri burgers, Dominican sandwiches made from a ground pork or beef, which is sliced, grilled and served on a pan de agua (literally “water bread”) and garnished with chopped cabbage and tomatoes as well as mashed plaintain mofongos with garlic shrimp (seen above).

Chimiking
6700 Conroy Windermere Rd
Ste 105
Orlando, FL 32835
(321) 732-3933
chimikingrestaurant.com

o (16) 6. Kabsah Yemeni Cuisine

Yemeni cuisine has arrived in Orlando with the new Kasbah – the small country on the south side of the Arabian peninsula currently undergoing civil war. The restaurants features specialties including chicken rice kabsah, a family of mixed rice dishes that originates in Yemen, where it is commonly regarded as a national dish made with spices and meat, and heneeth biryani rice. Haneeth is usually made from basmati rice, meat (lamb), and also a mixture of spices.

Kabsah Yemeni Cuisine
4153 W Vine St
Kissimmee, FL 3474
(407) 978-6501
kabsahfl.com

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7. IShanghai

Shanghainese cuisine with dishes such as steamed pork buns, braised pork belly, and stir fried crab.

IShanghai
8216 World Center Dr
Ste A
Orlando, FL 32821
(321) 430-1220
ishanghaiorlando.com

 

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8. El Inka Grill

The Second location for the Hunter’s Creek based Peruvian restaurant – their menu features Peruvian classics such as ceviche, lomo saltado, fried seafood platters, and very delicious chaufa – Peruvian style fried rice influenced by Chinese immigrants.

El Inka Grill
7600 Dr Phillips Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 930-2810
elinkagrill.com

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9. Antica Pizza and Mozzarella Bar

A new Italian pizza style restaurant in the Altamonte Springs area with chefs right from Rome who worked with the Michelin starred chef Adriano Baldassarre. They also have a Mozzarella bar which helps guests try out new and different Italian cheeses that makes Italy famous throughout the world.

Antica Pizza and Mozzarella Bar
249 W-SR 436, Suite 1105
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 834-7770
antica-pizzeria.com

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10. Sinha Brazilian Steakhouse

Sinhá (Seen-yah’) which means “lady of the house,” is a new Brazilian steakhouse in Hunter’s Creek features the rodizio style all you can eat dining experience with affordable prices and a buffet bar – Rodizio Lunch: $19.95 and Rodizio Dinner: $24.95.

Sinha Brazilian Steakhouse
13586 Village Park Dr
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 203-0726
sinhasteakhouse.com

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11. TR Fire Grill Winter Park

This newish concept by Tony Roma’s restaurant group (the original TR Fire Grill on Semoran near the Airport has closed and relocated to Winter Park) strives to have locally sourced and chef driven menus with dishes like cherry wood smoked duck tacos, bacon wrapped smoked meatloaf, and chicken and waffles.

TR Fire Grill Winter Park
1035 North Orlando Ave.
Suite 101
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 708-3600
TRFireGrill.com

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12. Provisions & Buzz Co.

A rebranding of the location formerly known as Jack’s Steakhouse in Baldwin Park, now with an eclectic list of dishes like pork belly kimchi rice bowls, honey miso marinated black grouper, and sage gnocchi.

Provisions & Buzz Co.
4868 New Broad St
Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 896-2688
http://www.provisionsandbuzzco.com/

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Image via Lisa W. at Yelp.com

13. Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria

New Mexican restaurant in Oviedo featuring a diverse list of tequilas, house made guacamole, ceviches, and street tacos.

Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria
5248 Red Bug Lake Rd
Winter Springs, FL 32708
(407) 636-3600
saintanejomexicankitchen.com

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14. Metro Diner

From Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives fame, this is a new location for the Jacksonville based Metro Diner in Altamonte Springs – a winner of many Best Breakfast awards from Jacksonville – they are known for huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, and other traditional diner fare.

Metro Diner
985 N State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 917-8997
metrodiner.com

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15. The Ganachery Chocolate Shop at Disney Springs

Fashioned after an old apothecary, The Ganachery features Gourmet Chocolate Ganaches in Disney Springs made with milk chocolate and cream.

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Image via Mike P. at Yelp.com

16. Antonella’s Pizzeria

Excited for this pizza restaurant with fabulous pedigree – from the family of Stefano’s Trattoria in Winter Springs and Goodfellas by UCF lead by husband and wife team Francesco Paradiso and Antonella Paradiso-LaCommare. We look forward to trying their pizzas in Winter Park – very, very soon! Read more about the family on Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide here.

Antonella’s Pizzeria
360 W. Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 636-5333
antonellaspizza.com

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