Orlando chef's tables

While chef’s tables have been around for a while, it’s not something that pops up in daily conversation (for most of us anyway). However, it’s the perfect option for creating a special moment with a loved one. You’ll have a one-on-one conversation with the chef about the unique dishes created specifically for you and receive extra special attention from the staff. Make your next night out legendary with the royal treatment at one of these Orlando chef’s tables and Omakase experiences.

Updated May 2024 by Meghan Roth

Chef's Tables in Orlando

Nami Lake Nona

6004 Artist Ave, Orlando, FL 32827

Nami’s contemporary Japanese concept sparkles with European elements in its approach to the modern dining experience. Discretely positioned in Lake Nona’s art-forward Wave Hotel, the world-class team of chefs has collaborated to bring a one-of-a-kind menu served in an imaginative dining room. The cocktail bar offers elevated mixology in its precise and beautiful cocktails. 

Michelin-Star Chef Freddy Money and Chef De Cuisine Jason Beliveau – image by Dani Meyering

Nami offers a Chef's Counter experience daily for those ready to embark on an exciting culinary adventure with Chefs Freddy Money and Jason Beliveau. Ready by 6:30pm for a warm welcome toast, leading into a gastronomic journey starting at 7:00pm sharp. Their chefs have artfully curated a 20-bite tasting menu, a fusion of European heritage and Japanese zest.

Every dish is a piece of culinary art, designed to tantalize your senses. This communal chef's counter experience is all about interaction and phenomenal food.

Note – Our Editor, Dani Meyering, enjoyed a hosted dinner at Nami Lake Nona's Chef's Table, finding it to be one of the friendliest, more enjoyable experiences of its kind!

They do accommodate shellfish and nut allergies and kindly request that you notify them of any other allergies 48 hours in advance. *They cannot guarantee accommodations for other allergies.

Pricing is $225 per person for the Chef's tasting menu. A wine pairing option is available for an additional $155.

The Osprey – Baldwin Park

4899 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

This eclectic and contemporary restaurant in Baldwin Park serves traditional American edibles with a modern twist while using superior ingredients. You can expect attention to detail from the wait staff while dining at The Chef's Table. The restaurant has been known to customize menus for special celebrations, ensuring diners feel pampered and significant. The chef’s table seats twelve guests and sits to one side of the dining room giving the illusion of intimacy. During certain times of the year, the chef’s table is also used for seasonal Chef’s Tasting Menu events.

As written in USA Today 10Best“Warm and brassy, with an open kitchen and plenty of outdoor seating to take advantage of its excellent al fresco climate, diners here luxuriate in exciting turns on the classics crafted from quality ingredients – whether that means raw bar offerings, rich escargot with bone marrow, flavorful, colorful cioppino or hearty, comforting cottage pie.”

Pricing is $125 per person for the Chef's tasting menu and $175 per person with beverage pairing. There is additional 20% gratuity and 6.5% sales tax included in your booking. Call (407) 960-7700 for up to date details and reservations. *Due to the nature of the menu, they are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions or modifications.

Camille – Baldwin Park

4962 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

Camille takes the vibrant food culture of Vietnam and presents it in a more refined, progressive form. They want guests to leave feeling like they've experienced the historical culinary connection between French and Vietnamese cuisine.

Camille offers an intimate Chef-to-guest encounter with an 8-seat chef's counter, four private booths, and one exclusive dining room. The concept introduces a seasonal, multi-course menu, offering a modern interpretation of Vietnamese cuisine with French influences.

Enjoy the Signature Chef's Counter experience, with a view of the open kitchen, and indulge in a captivating 10-course premium tasting menu, carefully curated by the Camille team. Elevate your experience with optional beverage pairings, available for purchase during your visit.

The Signature Chef's Counter at Camille starts at $195 per person and reservations can be made online.

Chef’s Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden

99 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

This restaurant was designed for every guest in the house to have a chef’s table experience. With a culinary background from Disney’s Victoria & Albert’s, hosts Kevin and Laurie Tarter will make sure your evening is a romantic rendezvous. With a seat at the exclusive chef's table, diners will partake in a three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Not only will the chef personally stop by your table, but you will also be able to peek into the kitchen from your seat.

Pricing is $69.90 per person. Call (407) 230-4837 to make reservations or book online.

Fabio's Table at VINIA Wine and Kitchen – Winter Park

444 W New England Ave #119, Winter Park, FL 32789

Reserve a marvelous evening together and one of Orlando's most romantic restaurants. VINIA Wine and Kitchen is intimate and sumptuous. Fabio's Table is a wonderful 5-course menu with wine pairings hosted by chef-owner Fabio himself. In addition to delectable dishes that are personally prepared and presented to you, Fabio offers plant-based versions as well if that is your preference.

Image credit: VINIA Wine & Kitchen

Fabio's Table is one of our favorite date night ideas in Orlando. Keep an eye on VINIA's website and social media for scheduling Fabio's Table.

Highball & Harvest – Orlando (Grande Lakes) Chef's Table

4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837

Guests are sure to experience a true farm-to-table spread at Highball & Harvest, located at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients harvested from the on-site Whisper Creek Farm, as well as local fields. The passionate chefs delight in producing a five-course dinner for up to eight diners at the chef's table. Once guests have given dietary restrictions and flavor preferences, the chefs and bartenders will create a tailored menu for a one-of-a-kind palate adventure.

Minimum of 4 guests and up to 8 guests. This is reservation only and the date will need to be approved by the chef. Contact Ashley Derusha at [email protected] or call (407) 206-2400.

Orlando Chef's Tables Highball & Harvest
Highball & Harvest. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

Victoria and Albert’s Chef's Table

4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney has mastered the art of making guests feel like royalty and Victoria & Albert’s at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the belle of the ball. You can enjoy an intimate dinner in the kitchen and spend time with the head chef when you reserve the Chef’s Table.

Accommodations for up to ten diners can be made for this ten-course meal created just for you. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Although subject to change, the prix-fixe menu is $425.00 per Guest. Optional wine pairings start at $210.00 per Guest. Zero-proof pairings start at $145.00 per Guest. Tax and gratuity are not included.

Reservations are required, and only one seating per evening is offered. Call (407) 939-5277.

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Omakase – Dishes selected by the chef

Susuru Juju Kappo Bar Tasting Experience – East Colonial

700 Maguire Blvd, Orlando, FL 32803

One of the coolest themed restaurants in the Orlando area, Susuru Orlando, is now expanding to a new home on East Colonial. Susuru Juju opened on National Cat Day, October 29, and offers regular dining as well as a Kappo Bar Tasting Experience which is more casual than a traditional Omakase experience. Plans are in the works to offer late-night dining as well.

Not only is the food authentic and delectable, but the atmosphere is truly special. With retro touches and lots of rare finds, Susuru Juju is decked out in Shōwa-era memorabilia. The Shōwa era ranges from 1926-1989 when Emperor Hirohito reigned. Pop culture icons Astroboy and Godzilla ruled the hearts of many during this time and plenty of tributes are found within Susuru Juju.

Susuru Juju Orlando Lounge and Waiting Area
Susuru Juju Orlando Lounge and Waiting Area – Dani Meyering

We were invited to enjoy the Kappo Bar Tasting Experience during their testing period. It is absolutely exquisite. Anyone who may be nervous about trying new foods during a traditional Omakse will be pleased to know that the Kappo Bar at Juju is approachable and not intimidating. Chef-Owner Lewis Lin steers his staff and his diners along an exciting, yet comfortable multi-course experience.

View into Susuru Juju Kitchen from Kappo Tasting Bar
View into Susuru Juju Kitchen from Kappo Tasting Bar – Dani Meyering

While authentic and fresh, the tasting menu is sure to please anyone looking for a truly unique date night dining experience. Chef Lewis Lin plans to rotate the Kappo Bar Tasting Experience menu each month based on what is fresh and in season.

Kappo bar seats start at $180 per guest and an optional sake pairing featuring premium sake is available for $70 per guest. Each experience is 1 hr and 45 minutes so prompt timing is essential.

Sushi Saint – Downtown

400 Pittman St Suite A, Orlando, FL 32801

Experience culinary excellence like never before at Sushi Saint's private Omakase Room, a one-of-a-kind dining escapade in Orlando! Curated by Michelin-starred chef, Michael Collantes, prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey that will awaken your senses and leave you craving more.

Nestled in a vibrant, relaxed ambiance, our 8-seat counter seating invites guests to indulge in a 12-course casual dining experience. Enhance your evening with optional upgrades and supplements tailored to your palate and budget.

Omakase experience is available Wednesday – Sunday at 6 and 8pm. Prices start at $100 per person.

Kadence – Orlando

1809 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803

Arrive with an open mind and prepare to treat your palate to a multi-course adventure at Kadence. The 9-seat sushi and sake bar, opened by the same team who operated Kappo inside of East End Market, treats guests to a variety of lunch and dinner experiences throughout the week, including a 7-course Kappo-style tasting menu every Sunday. This feast is best suited for the adventurous and curious as you never know what's going to wind up on your plate. For the ultimate culinary encounter, reserve a seat during dinner for an 18+ course sushi and sashimi tasting. The menu is seasonally focused and utilizes fresh ingredients and thus changes often.

Price is $305 per person. Reservations must be made in advance online for dinner and the Sunday tasting menu. Prepayment in full is required.

Kadence Orlando chef's tables
Kadence Kappo-style tasting. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

Kabooki Sushi – Orlando Omakase

3122 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803; 7705 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

With a passion for creativity and artful dishes that are packed with flavor, Chef Henry Moso delights in presenting each guest with a fresh affair they will remember. Chef Henry Moso is now a James Beard Nominated Chef.  Kabooki Sushi is currently offering a Chef's Sushi Tasting and a Chef's Omakase located at the sushi bar. These seats allow patrons to ogle at the chef’s showcase and culinary theatrics. A minimum of three days advance notice is required to ensure the best seasonal ingredients are utilized. The meal lasts 2-3 hours and the last seating is at 7pm.

These experiences are available at both the original East Colonial location and the Sand Lake Road location. The Chef's Sushi Tasting is $125 per person and includes 10 pieces and a soup. The Chef's Omakase is $250 per person and includes a 10 – 15 course Omakase experience.

Kabooki Sushi Omakase Orlando
Image credit: Kabooki Sushi

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi – Orlando

7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819

The team at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi shoots to bring a true omakase or “trust the chef” experience for every patron who ventures on this culinary expedition. Call (407) 370-3359 to make reservations. Alternatively, the Chef's Select Menu is a great way to try a variety of plates and authentic flavors.

Illume – JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

14900 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821

Perched on the ninth floor of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek, Illume is the resort’s striking rooftop lounge and bar that serves contemporary, Asian-inspired cuisine and creative cocktails. At night, guests at Illume can enjoy an incredible vantage point for the fireworks displays from nearby parks.

Newly launched this month from Illume is their Omakase service, located at the restaurant’s sushi counter with 6 exclusive spots available to book Sunday evenings at 5:30pm.

The pricing is $150++ per person and bookings can be done directly through OpenTable.  

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Feature image credit: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi (Photo by Jeffrey A. McDonald)