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Hamilton's Kitchen, A Winter Park Restaurant


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Welcome to Hamilton's Kitchen, our Winter Park Restaurant FL in downtown Winter Park, Florida offering a distinct Central Florida culinary experience fusing locally sourced ingredients with the rustic, open-table charm of a bygone era. Here you will discover traditional Southern fare, prepared with a modern twist and served in a warm setting that brings together friends, family and the greater Winter Park community at one of the best restaurants in Winter Park Florida.

Named in honor of Hamilton Holt, president of Rollins College from 1925 to 1949, our Winter Park restaurant and lounge embodies one man's pursuit of innovation, quality design and philanthropy. Even Hamilton's eccentricities are on display in our dining room, where different styles of chairs pay homage to his unique brand of hospitality. As the story goes, the iconic eighth president - who lived just a few blocks away - had a habit of inviting too many people to his home for dinner gatherings. "If you can find a chair," he would say," you're welcome in my kitchen." Come in and join us to see what our Winter Park Restaurant FL has to offer!

Indeed our kitchen is steeped in history. But it's how we are carrying on Hamilton's legacy that truly creates a lasting impact. Whether staying at The Alfond Inn or simply savoring a glass of wine, your patronage supports scholarships for students to attend Rollins College, one of the nation's premier liberal arts institutions.

Hamilton's Kitchen is an inviting space where new relationships can be forged and friendships can be maintained over food and drink – just as they were by the family hearth.

Located in our downtown Winter Park hotel, Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant serves Brunch and Dinner seven days a week. See our menus for hours.

Sommelier David Pennisi

Sommelier David Pennisi

David is an advanced Sommelier with the court of Master Sommeliers and has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry beginning in the mid-nineties working in the lab at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa.

Born in Chicago and raised in Orlando, David has managed and consulted for several restaurants including Emeril’s and Le Coq Au Vin, receiving Wine Spectator’s awards for 5 different wine programs and the Best of Award of Excellence for Emeril’s.  David worked in state, regional and national distribution and importing of premium European wines. Hamilton's Kitchen is very fortunate to have him at our Winter Park Restaurant.


"Award of Excellence"

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2018


Chef Stephen Doyle

Chef Stephen Doyle The Alfond Inn

Chef Stephen Doyle of Hamilton's Kitchen brings more than two decades of experience as a chef in Orlando-area restaurants. Focusing on using natural and organic products, Chef Doyle's cooking is defined by letting Florida flavors and ingredients shine through in everything that he prepares.

Born in Dublin, Chef Doyle has lived in the U.S. since the early 1990's and most recently served as the Executive Sous Chef at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Prior to that, he was Executive Chef at Healthy Chef Creations in Winter Park. A veteran of such Orlando restaurants as Church Street Station and Pebbles, Chef Doyle was also the Banquet Chef at Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando for a decade.

At The Alfond Inn, Chef Doyle oversees Hamilton's Kitchen, with its exposed beams, farmer's table, and Dutch oak floors, the backdrop for Brunch, served seven days a week, as well as Lunch and Dinner. His menu features seasonal specialties, made from scratch items and popular favorites. Hamilton's Kitchen also has a private dining room, accommodating up to 24 guests.

"Best Hotel Restaurant"

The Alfond Inn Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards Winner


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300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789
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