Friday, January 31, 2014

The Strand new restaurant on Mills

The Strand is a new restaurant on Mills in the old Chucks Diner.

from their website:"The Strand was conceived as a small neighborhood restaurant with the purpose of becoming an everyday tradition in the larger fabric of Orlando. We feature the “New Old,” contemporary interpretations of classic culinary fare. Our New American cuisine emphasizes seasonal dishes made from scratch, with daily Chef’s specials inspired by fresh ingredients. Compliment your meal with one of our carefully selected craft beers and wines. Our restaurant highlights the historic, mid-century sensibilities of Orlando’s Mill’s 50 District. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff it is our sincere desire to offer you a memorable dining experience."

Website: http://strandorlando.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strandorlando

807 North Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803(map)
(407) 920-7744
The inside is very wide with a lot of open space. Has a kind of gray 50's style to it.




The have a nice bar with beer taps. Long booths along the wall with tables and chairs in front of them. In the very front where you come in there is a huge wooden table which is very interesting. Staff was very nice and attentive.




I started with the salad, It was a little disappointing.The lettuce was just unexciting, the pears had a good flavor but were a little firmer then I would have liked, the blue cheese was good.



I also tried the Bocadilla Sandwich which reminded me a little of a Cuban sandwich, it had Prosciutto, Manchego, tomato rub, Aaffron Aioli on baguette. I would have preferred a little more sauce on mine, it was tasty but thin on the meat and a little dry. It came with a side of couscous which seemed an odd pairing to me but it had a good flavor.




my friends had:
Pisto Espagne from The Strand. Warm zucchini-tomato compote over potatoes, egg, manchego, fried prosciutto



 Porkzilla sandwich - Pulled Pork, Papaya Glaze, Coleslaw on a Brioche Bun. He said he would have liked some BBQ sauce with it but there was none to be had.


For dessert I had a wonderful slice of the Olive Oil Cake  which was great and had a light cream sauce and orange slices on it. I'm typically not a big cake fan but this was really good.

 They are open from Lunch 11-3. Possibly dinner and also brunch on weekends. Call them to confirm.


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3 comments:

  1. I don't like pale salads myself or what looks like Romain Hearts in your picture. I prefer mixed greens. Those pale salads, like Iceberg and Romain hearts tend to be less nutritious and have no taste to me. Mixed greens have more of a taste. I wish restaurants would stop serving the former.

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