Let the Reservations Begin! 100+ Restaurants Offer Great Rates through Visit Orlando’s Magical Dinin

19 New Additions for 2018; Plus First-time Vegan Options

ORLANDO, Fla – Starting today, foodies can begin making reservations for Orlando’s most popular restaurant month: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express. The program returns Aug. 24 – Sept. 30 with several “firsts” including:

· 19 new participating restaurants including numerous diverse cuisines;

· vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu options

The program was designed by Visit Orlando to showcase the wide variety of upscale and diverse dining throughout the destination, while also helping children in need.

More than 100 restaurants across the destination participate, with each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person. And, one dollar from every meal served is donated to a local charity. 

“Our Magical Dining program has become so popular that we now have visitors and residents wanting to make reservations well over a month in advance, just to ensure they get their top choices,” said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “We are delighted to see that people are eager for the program to kick off. That’s good news as it helps spread the word about Orlando’s incredible dining options, and also gives back to children in our local community.”

The updated website OrlandoMagicalDining.com launches today, which includes the full list of participating restaurants, menus and – for the first time – designated options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diets. OpenTable reservations are also available now.   

The wide range of venues spans areas from Disney Springs to Restaurant Row near the convention center, as well as burgeoning neighborhood districts in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.

New to Magical Dining for 2018

Nineteen new restaurants – including Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Brazilian and multiple Asian restaurants — serve up the widest variety yet, including:

· Amura Sushi

· Bongo’s

· Café Tu Tu Tango

· Coopers Hawk-Waterford

· Fig’s

· Mai Hana Pan Asian

· Market to Table

· Maria & Enzo’s

· Pharmacy

· Reyes Mezcaleria

· Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

· Terralina

· Terramia

· Texas de Brazil

· The Strand

· The Tap Room at Dubsdread

· Wine Bar George

· Zen

· Zeta Asia

Special Diet Options

Orlando’s dining scene has made increasing strides towards catering to all foodies. And for the first time, diners can now easily identify vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options marked on the OrlandoMagicalDining.com website.

Participating restaurants guaranteed to offer one or more of those options include:

· Artisan’s Table

· Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

· Bulla

· Canvas Restaurant & Market

· Hemingway’s