Visit Orlando Magical Dining Returns August 16, 2024 through September 30, 2024

Visit Orlando Magical Dining - AVA MediterrAegean

One of the best Central Florida foodie events of the year returns August 16th as Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining event presented by Orlando Health kicks off its 2024 edition citywide.

What is Magical Dining?

During Magical Dining, which will run through September 30, 2024, participating Orlando-area restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe dinner menu showcasing the best of their dishes.

New this year, some menus will be priced at $40 per person, and some will be prices at $60 per person, allowing a greater variety of participating restaurants. Magical Dining is a great way to try new restaurants on your list, or rediscover old favorites, and it’s super easy to enjoy. Simply ask for the Magical Dining menu when ordering.

Magical Dining at JALEO at Disney Springs - kitchen

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Eat Well For A Good Cause

In 2024, $1 from every $40 meal and $2 from every $60 meal served during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining presented by Orlando Health will benefit one or more local nonprofits that help people in need.

Some of the donated funds will focus on The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, which is helping rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to the Central Florida community.

As the only furniture and clothing bank in the region, The Mustard Seed serves over 3,000 individuals annually, transforming houses into homes and giving those in need a fresh start.

Visit Orlando will also award a $2,000 donation to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County’s six commission districts

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The Restaurants

This year, Magical Dining features a record 150 participating restaurants, including 25 new and nine Michelin Guide-recognized.

The newest additions to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining include:

  • Adega Gaucha in Kissimmee ($40)
  • Armando’s in College Park ($40)
  • Armando’s in Lake Nona ($40)
  • Armando’s in Winter Park ($40)
  • Braccia Ristorante ($40)
  • Chayote Barrio Kitchen ($60)
  • Chef’s Table at The Edgewater ($60)
  • Chima Steakhouse ($60)
  • Citrus Club ($40)
  • Crocante Restaurant + Bar ($40)
  • Cru Quarters at The Mayflower ($40)
  • F&D Prime Modern Steakhouse ($60)
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill ($40)
  • Helena Modern Riviera ($40)
  • Nami ($60)
  • Norman’s Orlando ($60)
  • Pine & Oak Tavern ($40)
  • Sophia’s Trattoria ($40)
  • Summer House on the Lake ($40)
  • Trabucco ($40)
  • Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando ($40)
  • Twin View Restaurant at Evermore Resort ($60)
  • Wine 4 Oysters Bar and Bites/East Orlando ($40)
  • Wine 4 Oysters Bar and Bites/West Orlando ($40)
  • Yamasan Sushi and Grill ($40)

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In past years, I have Magical Dined at many restaurants and it’s a fantastic way to sample some of the area’s best menus. I’ve also eaten at many of the participating restaurants outside of Magical Dining, and you can read my reviews here :

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Magical Dining at Amatista Cookhouse at Loew's Sapphire Falls Resort - chicken and sides

Jaleo at Disney Springs - Traditional Pan con Tomate y Queso Manchego

  • Nami at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel

Nami in Lake Nona

The Nauti Lobstah in Apopka

Unreserved Food Bazaar at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando

Taverna Opa Magical Dining 2023

Vinia Wine + Kitchen - Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ratatouille

 

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Magical Nights

In addition to all the wonderful restaurants to try, Visit Orlando is also offering some staycation hotel deals for locals and Florida residents. The Lake Nona Wave is offering 20% off staycation savings and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is offering 25% off.

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More Information

From Magical Dining menus to online reservations, you’ll find all the info you need at MagicalDining.com.

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