Canvas Restaurant, a new concept by the Tavistock Restaurant Collection, is now open in Lake Nona. We checked it out last week and immediately fell in love. A gorgeous dining room and waterfront views is sure to wow from the moment you step inside but the fabulous food is what will keep you smiling.

Canvas Restaurant
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque waterfront views. The 278-seat restaurant is one of Orlando’s only true waterfront dining destinations.

Designed around local and seasonal fare, the menu gives Executive Chef Bryan Thoman the chance to flex his culinary creativity with sharable appetizers, small plates, wood oven-grilled flatbreads, bright salads, satisfying sandwiches, hearty entrees and scrumptious desserts.

Menu highlights include cured pork shank with collard greens, pan-roasted Meyer lemon scallops, fried shrimp and oyster po boy, house-cured snapper ceviche, peel-and-eat shrimp, and braised short ribs served with house-made ricotta cheese.

Canvas Restaurant
Tuscan Kale ($12) made with Roasted Beets, Chickpeas, Sheep’s Milk Feta, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

Canvas also features a prominent wood oven, wood grill, expansive bar serving fabulous specialty cocktails and a 10-person chef’s counter facing the open kitchen where guests can opt for an intimate dining experience with Chef Thoman and his team.

In addition, the venue also features an adjacent market where guests can enjoy freshly prepared breakfast and lunch items from the Canvas kitchen and peruse a hand-selected collection of housewares, books, and local goods.

Canvas Restaurant

Canvas Restaurant and Market is located at the Laureate Park Village Center in Lake Nona, just east of Lake Nona Medical City.

The Canvas bar is open daily at 3pm with a limited menu and the main dining room is open at 5pm.

13615 Sachs Avenue
Orlando, FL 32827

Canvas Restaurant
Oak-Charred Octopus ($14): Sherry Braise, Soy-Ginger Glazed Bok Choy, Sweet Chili-Mango Purée

Canvas Restaurant
Minorcan Clam Chowder ($8)

Canvas Restaurant
Calamari Fries with Harissa Aioli ($13)

Grouper Reuben ($17): Mustard-Coriander Crusted Grouper, Kimchi-Cabbage Slaw, House-Made Thousand Island Dressing, Rye Bread, Hand-Cut Fries

lakeside patio
Covered outdoor patio

pot de creme with cookies
Spiced Chocolate Cream ($7): Baked Custard, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Whipped Cream, Berries

apple crisp
Apple Crisp ($7): Gala Apples, Red D’Anjou Pears, Oat-Almond Crumble, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

key lime
Key Lime Pie ($7): Raspberries, Toasted Meringue, Blueberry Compote


chefs table
10-person chef’s counter facing the open kitchen


Dining room