Tacari’s Top Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots | Orlando

There are some fantastic locations in cities across this nation that are the perfect place to host a rehearsal dinner. So, how do you choose? Over the next few months, we’re going to be featuring spots in various cities in the US. Each week will be two new cities, so you’ll want to check back in often so you don’t miss out on any of the locations. Even if you’re not having your wedding in that location, you may be visiting one day and all of these spots are great locations to have a nice dinner!

Bull & Bear

Modeled after the trendsetting original Bull & Bear Restaurant in New York City, our 159-seat restaurant serves hearty portions of traditional fare in a warm, club-like setting. Intricate chandeliers, a coffered ceiling and beveled glass windows create the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service.


Bull & Bear attracts both hotel guests and Central Florida devotees. Focused service incorporates tableside preparation, an innovation of The Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Bull & Bear is open nightly for dinner and presents a wine list featuring applauded boutique vintners. Bull & Bear has received the AAA Four Diamond Award for 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award and the 2013 Florida Trend Golden Spoon.


Bull & Bear


Named Diner’s Choice Top Restaurant by Hilton, the restaurant offers a menu featuring re-imagined steakhouse classics and trend-setting fare, including Fried Chicken, Escargot & Gnocchi, Pasta Explosion, Flaming Lobster on the Spit and its signature 32-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye. Some of our favorites include the Filet Mignon, the Columbia River Salmon, the Lobster Mac & Cheese and of course the Waldorf Beignets with a mouth-watering vanilla custard.


Bull & Bear


Bull & Bear is renowned for table-side preparation and the highest levels of personalized service. Our team of experienced sommeliers will be delighted to suggest the perfect wines to accompany your meal. The dining room and lounge exude the warmth of a private club, with exquisite views overlooking the resort’s pool and golf course. Views of the nightly Epcot® fireworks can be enjoyed from select tables.


Bull & Bear


Waldorf Astoria Orlando commands a stunning location on 482 emerald-green acres, near the Walt Disney World® Resort. Just minutes from Orlando International Airport, this Orlando luxury hotel is the ideal destination to explore the area. Or just relax in your restful guest room or suite. Delight in this enchanting Orlando hotel, providing the legendary services of its heralded pedigree.


Waldorf Astoria Orlando

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane

Orlando, Fl 32821


Open Daily for Dinner 6-9pm



Facebook | @WaldorfAstoriaOrlando

Twitter | @WaldorfAstoria


The Capen House

The Capen House


With spectacular views of Winter Park’s exclusive Lake Osceola, verdant sculpture gardens, and dreamy architecture, The Capen House creates a perfect backdrop for any event. Brimming with exquisite historic detail and subtle opulence, it features the original pristine 1885 heart pine floors, five beautiful rooms, and a striking terrace overlooking Lake Osceola.  Unmatched in beauty, elegance, and romance, the Capen House is Winter Park’s premier boutique wedding venue.


The Capen House Wedding Amenities

Over 2,500 square feet of event space

Three and a half acres of manicured grounds and lakefront gardens for outdoor ceremonies and events, including tenting capabilities

Exquisite Hospitality Suite for bridal party preparations

Charming architectural details, vintage light fixtures, and original 1885 heart pine floors

Indoor veranda overlooking Lake Osceola

Expansive lakefront patio

Boat dock for relaxation, extended entertaining space, or creative arrivals and departures

Convenience to downtown Winter Park hotels, restaurants, and shops

Audio/visual equipment

Wireless internet

Catering prep kitchen

ADA/ Wheelchair Access to grounds and 1st level interior


To schedule your appointment to visit the Capen-Showalter House, call 407-636-9317 or email Kim Ruffier, Event Coordinator, at event@polasek.org.



Facebook | @capenhouse

Instagram | @capenhouse


The Palm

The Palm


Our dedicated and professional events team at The Palm Orlando is ready and waiting to help you plan a celebration that will delight your guests and exceed your every expectation. From a customized menu featuring Prime Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters, and Italian classics, to the perfect table setting and décor, we will ensure everything is taken care of down to the last detail.


We are experts at planning unforgettable:

· Engagement Celebrations

· Rehearsal Dinners

· Bridal Showers

· Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties


The Palm Orlando


Every guest is welcomed like family. Every event is treated as if for a personal friend. Call to schedule your next special occasion with The Palm. Let our staff provide the kind of precision care that elevates your private affair from a mere event to an incomparable experience.


Our VIP planning specialist will help you with special touches that create just the right ambience, and our experienced staff will execute your vision flawlessly as you relax with your guests.



Contact our Sales Manager at 407.503.2384 or email orlandogroup@thepalm.com



Instagram | @thepalmorlando

Facebook | @palmrestaurant


Cocina 214


Welcome to COCINA|214, a contemporary Mexican & Tex-Mex kitchen. The name is a combination of the Spanish word for kitchen, “cocina” and the Dallas area code “214.” The idea for opening COCINA|214 developed when two of the owners from Texas missed the Tex-Mex & Mexican food that they had grown up with. They wanted the same authentic, freshly made quality food in Winter Park. They partnered with local Winter Parkers to create COCINA|214’s menu of bold flavors with the freshest local ingredients to create exceptional Tex-Mex – all served in a vibrant, elegant setting.


With a stylish and approachable family-friendly environment, COCINA|214 is a vibrant spot perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. A lively bar, contemporary dining room and relaxing patio offer the right atmosphere for any mood.  COCINA|214’s menu ranges from exciting dishes to wholesome entrees alongside traditional favorites for every type of palette. With a kid-friendly atmosphere and comfortable, spacious seating, COCINA|214 is a natural choice for families, friends, foodies and professionals alike.


COCINA|214’s private dining room or patio is the perfect location for any major event, from corporate gatherings to wedding rehearsal dinners. The private dining room can seat 70 people and is equipped with audiovisual equipment. Our patio offers a serene setting with a fountain and can seat 50 people.



151 E Welbourne Ave | Winter Park, Fl 32789

Jenna Dever | party@cocina214.com or catering@cocina214.com




Check out all of these awards Cocina|214 has received over the last few years!


Cocina 214

DoveCote is a neighborhood brasserie located inside the stately Bank of America building in downtown Orlando. Our restaurant will greet you morning, noon and night with warm hospitality and French-inspired flavors. DoveCote has three private dining areas that can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 300 guests. We offer our customized event menus which are a modern homage to the classic French brasserie.


DoveCote was recently named “Best Restaurant in Orlando” by Orlando Magazine!


Dovecote Brasserie


Our Foxtail Coffee Co. barista’s prepare artisanal coffees and offer freshly made pastries. The raw bar offers multiple varieties of oysters, clams, and shellfish while Chef Clay Miller’s kitchen brings in an array of steaks, seafood, chicken, and game.  DoveCote’s extensive wine/champagne, beer and cocktail program is meticulously prepared and served to enhance our guests’ experience while complementing this comfort cuisine.


This is the restaurant for all occasions, with outdoor patio seating, DoveCote Atrium, and a very spirited dining room and bar.  We look forward to providing an exceptional experience that you won’t soon forget.





Facebook | @DoveCoteOrlando

Instagram | @DoveCoteOrlando



La Luce Orlando


La Luce® is Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s signature restaurant, inspired by famed Napa Valley chef and restaurateur Donna Scala.


This modern Italian country kitchen serves dinner nightly and features homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas, and Italian dishes inspired by traditional family recipes handed down through the generations. The cuisine is complimented by Mediterranean-inspired cocktails and a Trattoria-style wine program. For couples looking for a unique dining experience, La Luce offers a private dining room perfect for rehearsal dinners.  Celebrate your union in a contemporary setting with a customized menu of  Italian favorites that will satisfy your palate and your soul.


La Luce Orlando


Chef Information

Chef de Cuisine | Alberto Navarrete Arias

Restaurant Chef | Shirley Morehouse


Social Media

Facebook | @LaLuceOrlando

Twitter | @BonnetCreek

Instagram | @BonnetCreek





 Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops is also the ideal environment for special celebrations in a fine dining atmosphere. Enjoy an unforgettable evening at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops with fresh innovative dishes, featuring Prime Beef hand-cut, dry-aged and seared to perfection, hand-crafted cocktails and a distinctive destination wine list. We have a variety of group and reception menus to satisfy your taste buds.


Spencer’s has a variety of options to host your event including:

Sound proof Private Dining Room that can accommodate up to 15 people

A patio overlooking Hilton Orlando’s oasis resort, ideal for receptions hosting up to 100 people

Add the lounge area to any patio event for receptions up to 200 people

Temperature controlled wine room for private intimate dinners accommodating up to 8 people




Steve Savastano, Sr. F&B Manager | Steve.Savastano@hilton.com

Frank Todd, F&B Manager | Frank.Todd@hilton.com


Facebook | @TheHiltonOrlando

Instagram | @HiltonOrlando

Twitter | @Hilton_Orlando




Benvenuto a Prato, an Italian inspired restaurant and bar that blends simplicity and inspiration. Prato celebrates a variety of cuisines from Italy’s rich culinary landscape, seamlessly blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients. The warm space welcomes guests with its contemporary design balanced by rustic elements, including a long bar, which encourages a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. With its window-paned doors and year round patio seating, Prato emphasizes the “Park” of Park Avenue.


Celebrated Chef Brandon McGlamery entices guests with dishes ranging from light primi and insalata choices, to savory handcrafted pastas and inventive Italian entrées. Fundamental to Prato’s menu are the imported Acunto wood-burning ovens from Naples, Italy. As the primary ovens in the restaurant, they lightly touch the majority of our menu selections, including our delicious Neapolitan style pizzas. Similar to sister restaurant Luma on Park, Prato is committed to utilizing fresh local produce, responsibly farmed meats and sustainable seafood.




By offering a variety of Italian and Spanish varietals and blends, we help our guests to discover complex, unique and lesser known wines that excite and delight their palettes while still presenting them with beloved classics. We take pride in the diversity of our wine program, which includes selections that exhibit recognizable old world qualities, as well as wines that satisfy even the most loyal Napa lover.


With a long bar that runs through the center of the restaurant, dining at Prato offers a communal and social experience. Mirroring this vibrant ambiance, the beverage program offers special house-made libations from imaginative, brightly flavored and delicate cocktails, to classical selections with a signature twist.


124 Park Ave. North ● Winter Park, FL 32789




Instagram | @pratowp