The Boathouse, Morimoto Asia and STK Orlando in Disney Springs were recognized as three of the best restaurants for a big night out by OpenTable.
The online dining reservation service based its list on 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews left between Feb. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018. The eateries’ collected between February 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018. The restaurants had to have a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews before being sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “hot spot” was chosen.
The Boathouse and Morimoto Asia opened in 2015, while STK Orlando opened in 2016.
The Boathouse features waterfront dining with a seafood-centric menu. Morimoto Asia is a concept by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that offers a Pan-Asian menu. STK Orlando is a two-story steakhouse with an in-house DJ and an outdoor patio.
Florida had the second highest number of restaurants on the list at 17 — just missing California, which boasted 18 eateries. The other Florida restaurants on the list include Campiello in Naples; Juvia in Miami; Kaluz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale; Komodo in Miami; KYU in Miami; Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria in Fort Lauderdale; Ocean Prime in Naples; Oxford Exchange in Tampa; Sacred Pepper in Tampa; Ulele inTampa; and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach.