About Park Plaza Gardens

319 Park Ave. South
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Park Plaza Gardens has set the standard for dining in Central Florida for more than 30 years. With an ever-changing menu of fresh ideas and inspiring presentations, Park Plaza Gardens Continues to delight long time patrons and newcomers alike. Every plate created is infused with a passion for great food!
Join us for lunch as you stroll Park Avenue, sip cocktails on our sidewalk cafe, or celebrate that special occasion in our dining room.
Dine amid lighted fichus trees and rustic brick, interspersed with chic textures and contemporary furnishings.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday- 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm

Cross Street:
New England Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 645-2475

Website:
http://www.parkplazagardens.com/

Entertainment:
Live music at the bar and patio every Friday and Saturday Night @ 8pm! Winesday Wednesday featuring live entertainment by Krystof Srebrakowski of the Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning!
Hospitality Happy Hour Thursday Nights from 8pm-12am. Check out the hottest DJ's and drink specials!!

Catering:
Please call (407)917-8884 for catering options and details.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available as well as a public parking lot located directly behind our restaurant.

Public Transit:
N/A

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Dine in our beautiful garden-inspired atrium. Enjoy a personalized menu prepared by our acclaimed chefs. Perfect for birthdays, reunions, celebrations, baby & bridal showers, engagement parties, dinners, wedding receptions, holidays and more!

For more information on booking a reservation or to schedule an on-site consultation, contact us at 407-917-8884

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Private Dining

With lavish tablescapes, 5-course menus, themed cocktails, white dinner jacket service, and top tier wine pairings, Park Plaza Gardens offers VIP Themed Dining for the ultimate dining experience.

Park Plaza Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4

ambience

4.6

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Haven't been in quite some time. Enjoyed it!

Dined on March 6, 2016

Would highly recommend and endorse the Park Plaza Gardens. The Sunday Brunch was excellent, as was the Pomegranate Mimosa's were delightful. Also love the courtyard experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Chef Bram's food was spectacular

Dined on February 25, 2016

Dining at the Chef's table did not disappoint. The food was spectacular and the treatment we received was first class. It's not the PPG I had dine at a few years ago, I have already told several friends.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

New beginning

vip
Dined on February 23, 2016

PPG used to be one of our favorites but the food and service went downhill very seriously. Now that Chef Bram Fowler has taken the reins we expect that our future meals will be as good as the one we enjoyed last Monday.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service1
value5

The food was outstanding, but the server ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

The food was outstanding, but the server was very unresponsive. By watching other servers, ours was the exception, not the rule. Great evening except for our server.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

Slow Service

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food was "ok," but not as good as in the past. The service was absolutely terrible. No dessert, and we were still there for nearly 2+ hours. Rarely checked our table except to fill water glasses.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service1

Had a valentines dinner with my wife. I ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Had a valentines dinner with my wife. I could have made reservations at any restaurant on park ave. 2 weeks in the waiting and we spent almost 2 hours there for a lackluster lukewarm meal that was priced beyond what I would call fair I frequent the area and Burger Fi would have been a better choice. Lousy food with too much spice to conceal the flavor and the food came out lukewarm. I ordered the grilled pork chop which was over peppered and dry, accompanied by a lackluster side of brussel sprouts. My wife ordered the Estipati which was a giant skewer of raw filet and undercooked shrimp covered in an over salted gravy, with overdone French fries. Service was non existent and I had to express my thrill for leaving in order to get any attention. I might try it again one day but no time in the near future. Definitely not Winter Park quality I am used to. Go somewhere else.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The filet steak was absolutely amazing!

Dined on February 13, 2016

This place is so awesome! Good for date! I took my wife there, and their steak was absolutely amazing!!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love this place!!!

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

We went there with three other couples and they gave us the most amazing private room!!! The atmosphere even in the main dining is romantic and stunning. It is by far our favorite restaurant in Winter Park and go there every time we visit Orlando. The prime rib sandwich and shrimp blt croissant were both ridiculously good. Everyone left talking about how much we loved the food!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Loved it for 25 years

Dined on February 13, 2016

Over the years Park Plaza has gone through many changes, but it is still just as wonderful as it was over 25 years ago. The dining room is always decorated beautifully - it is a little more noisy since they changed the backs of the booth seats to be shorter. I have never had a bad experience with a server - ever. I hope they are treated well by the restaurant because they have always made me feel very welcome and are extremely attentive. Sunday brunch is my favorite, but lunch and dinner are fabulous as well. Favorite dishes include but are not limited to: any eggs benedict, smoked salmon galette, curry chicken salad, prime rib sandwich, fried green tomatoes, five onion soup, and the filet. Some people may consider it expensive, but I believe it is worth every penny.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

A nice evening

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

Hadn't been there in awhile. I heard that Bram Fowler was in the kitchen, he was and the food was as expected, AWESOME!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value2

Great Service, slightly overpriced food

Dined on February 12, 2016

The server was wonderful, very attentive. The food all tasted great, although the portions seemed small for the price. I understand it is a fancier restaurant, but I think the pricing could have been more in line with the plate that was served. For example, we ordered the cheese platter. For $18 something dollars it was a few pieces of cheese with some bacon and meat...between two people it was almost nothing. For $18 I'd expect a nice assortment of cheeses with meat and bread to go along with it, and a fair amount of it! However that's my only complaint. Food was good, service was good. Pricing...eh. Could be better

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service1
value2

Terrible Service

Dined on January 30, 2016

Visited Park Plaza Gardens on 6 Feb 16 for date night, using an Open Table gift card we received for Christmas. Was looking forward to a relaxing evening. The service was terrible. After sitting at the table for about 15 minutes, I re-approached the hostess desk to let them know no one had visited to even give us water. Our waitress was identified, and while apologetic, the service did not improve the entire evening. Our reservation was at 6:15 - we weren't finished until about 9pm. So disappointed, since the food was very nice and the ambiance was romantic. The problem appeared to be with our particular waitress as the other guests with different servers appeared to be getting served in a timely manner. May return for drinks at the bar, but that's about it.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Incredible Brunch

Dined on January 24, 2016

We made a reserve for a group of six for brunch. It was incredible. Ollie was our server and we couldn't ask for a better experience. The mimosas flowed and the food couldn't have been better. We definitely will return!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Musical?

Dined on January 14, 2016

My wife and friend recently dined at Park Plaza Gardens. We live in Virginia and always eat there whenever we are in town and have never been let down. This was no exception. I had the thickest pork chop I have ever ordered and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had four large shrimp stuffed with crab meat with a sweet potato puree. Our friend had oysters over linguine with a wonderful lemon sauce. The musical part? A husband and wife team were recording a music video (camera, staff and all). They were wonderful and had all of us participate in the video.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience3
service4
value2

Park Plaza Gardens

vip
Dined on January 2, 2016

Haven't been here for 20 years, won't be back. Waiter was very nice but food was not good. No one in our party had a good meal. Oh well.

food5
ambience5
service5

Park Plaza Gardens is a lovely restauran ...

Dined on December 17, 2015

Park Plaza Gardens is a lovely restaurant with outstanding food and impeccable service! A wonderful place for a special occasion or just a regular date night!

food2
ambience4
service5
value3

Food not up to Park Ave standard

Dined on December 15, 2015

The atmosphere and the service were excellent. The food was just not what I would have expected.

food4
ambience4
service2

Birthday dinner on a Saturday night, ate ...

Dined on November 28, 2015

Birthday dinner on a Saturday night, ate in the Atrium area, just beautiful. We had the salmon and the grouper, both were very good. Somewhere shortly after the appetizer of calamari, the service fell off. After finishing our meals, we sat with the leftovers for quite some time before someone other than our server came over to take them away. No apology for the long wait. By this time, rather than having desert, we were ready to leave. Disappointing.

food5
ambience5
service5

Some of the best food we've had, and the ...

Dined on November 15, 2015

Some of the best food we've had, and the service was great.

food5
ambience5
service5

spectacular dining

Dined on November 13, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant for a special meal or lunch with friends. The service is perfect, food awesome.T

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service4

Special place for a special date!

Dined on October 19, 2015

It was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and just lovely.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Nice garden room

Dined on October 14, 2015

Ate on the terrace, it was a slow night. Service was excellent, food was averaged for price. Nice place for a romantic special occasion

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food1
ambience1
service1

Bad Food Bad Service

Dined on September 12, 2015

Very slow service, the server was on her first day, told us all about previous experience. Took way too long for main entrée, the fish was like rubber. Manager did take the meal off the check and sent another meal home with me. The fish was still overcooked. I don't think I will go back.

food1
ambience4
service4

Great restaurant for conversation but th ...

vip
Dined on August 29, 2015

Great restaurant for conversation but the quality of food was way below average.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience3
service5

Sunday brunch was not fun. Food was exce ...

vip
Dined on August 16, 2015

Sunday brunch was not fun. Food was excellent for all 4 of us. We had eggs Benedict, a quesadilla, a burger and an order of salmon en planchette. Bryce, our server, was very professional and excellent at his job. We ate in the back room, which has a nice ambience. The problem? We hoped to catch up with old friends near summer's end. But the room was so noisy we couldn't hear one another. At first we were seated at a table near the room's entrance. It was so noisy and central we asked if we could move to the one back booth available. After a while they cleaned it off and sat us there. A large party of women were finishing up at the next table. We later learned they were Rollins College students and their moms bringing their daughters back to school. Unfortunately, they lingered and lingered and lingered, even though they had finished and paid. About 45 minutes after we were seated half of them left and the rest remained talking in the aisle. The noise level never went down. I tried to find the manager but could hardly squeeze by the group standing by their table. So I looked at one woman and asked her politely if they could either quiet down or move on. I mentioned I'd been out with a group of woman many times and realized how sometimes we don't realize how loud we are but please note that as part of two couples seated next to you we couldn't even hold a conversation. She just looked at me. Later, as they still hadn't moved on, we asked the manager if he could speak to them. We never saw him approach them. As we finished our meal the group finally left. The woman I had spoken to came by our table and asked us to understand how it is with college mommies leaving children behind. Ha! With 4 adult children between us and our friends, we've been there, done that. But since all in our party live close to Rollins we know how loud and obnoxious students can get. I'm sure Mommy would be shocked if we sent her videos of Rollins students having "fun" in Winter Park.

food4
ambience3
service2

We used to love Park Plaza Gardens.

Dined on July 19, 2015

While our food was really good - the salmon and mashed potatoes cooked well, it took over an hour and a half for it to be served. We had to ask three times for the drinks we ordered. We did get drinks when we came in from the bar but the 2nd ones came really slowly. There were about 8 people in the restaurant so we found this very strange. It is a lovely spot but to spend from 6:30 to almost 8:45pm to eat was not so good.

food1
ambience3
service2

Awful

Dined on July 18, 2015

Lamb was raw and smothered in mustard sauce. Absolutely horrible! Crab cakes were marginal... Salad was ok....

food4
ambience5
service3

Food was delicious.

Dined on June 20, 2015

Server went out of her way to provide us with options not on the menu

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Another great memory

Dined on May 30, 2015

Another wonderful memory , excellent meal and stellar service.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

yum, this place is always a must! I got ...

Dined on May 29, 2015

yum, this place is always a must! I got the meatloaf and it was great, my favorite is this shrimp and grits though, the best in town!!

food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful!

Dined on May 28, 2015

Park Plaza Gardens was a wonderful place to celebrate our 10 yr. anniversary! The ambiance was amazing! We felt like we were in a beautiful patio garden, yet it was comfortable with the a/c. We got right in, and had the best table in the house. The food was amazing! We will definitely be back, and have already recommended it to several friends and family!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience1
service1

Everything was awful and they weren't busy.

Dined on May 16, 2015

There were 4 of us celebrating my wife's birthday. First of all the service was nonexistent. From the start we had to get our waiter's attention for any service what so ever. The food, from the calamari appetizer to the main dishes, were tough, over cooked and my wife's steak was about 40% fat. A friend and I ordered the signature grouper dish. Both servings were over cooked and dry. I wasted $350 on our meals at PPG. It will take a lot to get me to return.

food2
ambience5
service3

Food was disappointing. I ordered the Ca ...

vip
Dined on May 12, 2015

Food was disappointing. I ordered the Caesar salad with crabmeat.The lettuce was wilted and browned and the presentation was just okay. My five dining mates also had less than optimal food. The food here used to be very good and I'm not sure what changed. We had dinner here in conjunction with a paint night. It's too bad because this used to be one of my favorite restaurants. It's very low on my list now. Atmosphere is still wonderful.

food2
ambience5
service5

Park Plaza Gardens is a beautiful environment!

Dined on April 25, 2015

Service was outstanding. We enjoyed lunch there after a nice morning exploring the Polusek sculpture gardens. Being at this restaurant, felt as if we were still enjoying the outdoors because it has a wonderful skylight that lets the light shine it with lots of greenery around. Would definitely come here again with friends to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent service

Dined on April 12, 2015

Our server JJ was awesome! She did a great job! The food tasted great and the presentation was nice. We were not rushed, the timing was perfect. We will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious!!

Dined on April 11, 2015

My fiancé and I went for a date night and it was delicious!! Loved how the dinning area was separated from the bar and the noise didn't travel. Highly recommended for a romantic night with your significant other.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was awesome!

Dined on March 7, 2015

From the moment we sat down, everything was just fantastic. Our server was great and the food was even better.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing food

Dined on March 1, 2015

Best egg Benedict in town. The brunch menu is outstanding . The ambiance was incredible . My son (20) and my daughter (18) with their respective significant others enjoyed the food . We are a foodie fanatic family and we are making plans to come back soon . A great experience!!!!!!!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3

Service was slow, bill incorrect. .

Dined on February 21, 2015

It appears that employee's might turn over often , because waitress was not an expert on her own menu, prices, and customer service expertise. Also the tactics utilized to draw customer's to this restaurant were somewhat deceptive.

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Sunday Brunch spot in downtown WP

Dined on February 1, 2015

We highly recommend this spot for a weekend lunch or brunch. The food is fabulous, and the service excellent.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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