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Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back, Kissimmee, FL

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

4.7
4.7
206 reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Orlando, we cannot wait to share this culinary experience with you! Salt & The Cellar by Akira Back
An Innovative Mediterranean Asian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday afternoon tea service. Located on the main level of Orlando’s ultra elevated ette hotel. The dining space spills out onto a verdant courtyard featuring a linear fountain and fragrant herb garden where guests may enjoy delicacies and indulge in our exclusive dining experience. We ask that guests adhere to a Smart Elegant dress code for adults & kids. Casual attire such as loungewear, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, tennis shoes, running shoes & flip-flops are not permitted.
***** A Wellness-focused restaurant - while we do not menu alcoholic beverages, we have a top notch, high quality Mocktail menu. However, we understand that everyone dines differently, and that is why we have “Bring Your Own” — giving you the freedom to bring your own favorite libation with you with no added corkage fee.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 288-1919

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Back

  • Area

    Kissimmee

  • Cross Street

    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    US$65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    On the hunt for the best Afternoon Tea this side of London? Step into our Missoni-lined garden escape and sate your appetite with delightful plates and our extensive list of teas by Mariage Frères, curators of the most sought-after and flavorful teas in the world. Please let us know if there are any kids 13 and under in your party In order to provide you with the best experience, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • Christmas Afternoon Tea

    US$85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    25 Dec 2022 only
    On the hunt for the best Afternoon Tea this side of London? Step into our Missoni-lined garden escape and sate your appetite with delightful plates and our extensive list of teas by Mariage Frères, curators of the most sought-after and flavorful teas in the world. Live music from 1pm to 4pm. Please let us know if there are any kids 13 and under in your party In order to provide you with the best experience, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • New Years Eve 1st Seating

    US$225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    31 Dec 2022 only
    Countdown to 2023 in elegant luxury with Salt & the Cellar’s signature dining experience. Curated by our world renowned, Michelin-starred executive chef, Akira Back, you’ll relish a flavorful assortment of innovative Mediterranean & Asian delicacies presented in an exquisite prix fixe dinner menu for your ultimate enjoyment. BYOB – bring your choice of libations to savor and we will gladly serve them with no corkage fee.

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What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. TG

    ToddG

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, the entire experience was excellent. The restaurant called me before my reservation to suggest the best route to take there and go over the dress code and alcohol policy. BYOB with no corkage is amazing! Service was superb! Impeccable! Our waitress, Pearl, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and even gave us a tour of the hotel after dinner. The food and drinks were absolutely perfect and the presentation was off the hook! I highly recommend Salt & The Cellar!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The thought put into what was crafted for our dinner last night was apparent in every dish and every bite. Each item we enjoyed was ion it’s own way, fresh, inventive, beautiful and delectable all at once. The service interactions throughout were engaging and personable and all with well-informed and welcoming team members. Gabe, our captain was a skilled and enthusiastic guide through our meal and the genuineness of his engagement with us was evident. Kudos to all and thank you for a wonderful experience.
  3. RN

    RajivN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul was great waiter and excellent dinner the ambiance was amazing
  4. SS

    SheriS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went to the afternoon tea. It was fair. The finger sandwich bread was somewhat stale but the filling was good. The tea flavors were nice. There was entirely too much waiting time at the beginning and in between courses. The Wait staff seemed confused at times and did not offer more hot water for tea pot we had to ask for it. The concept is wonderful but the execution was lacking
  5. j

    jessii

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing restaurant in Orlando Florida. All around amazing experience from service to food to ambiance
  6. s

    stevenb

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for lunch today. New delicious bento boxes were available that are not on the menu yet. They were amazing. The Bombette with cream was amazing. This is my favorite restaurant in the world.
  7. JW

    JoannaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall. Amazing presentation, food is delicious and service is great!
  8. RW

    RayW

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well thought out in every detail. Service was exceeded only by the aroma, taste and presentation of the food. Dress code is very welcome! We had a delightful 2 hour repast.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Food was great , the fish was not properly fillet was my only issue , are appetizers and main course we’re amazing . Initially Service was great; except the rushing through courses, service ladies watching you as you are finishing your last bit ; to whisk dishes right from you to clean off the table even before you can set your fork down on your plate; this was a bit odd and the rushed behavior for half empty restaurant was perplexing. Main service guy pushing desert and more drinks before you had a chance to even finish your main course. When I first arrived; most of the dinning room was empty and only half full when we left but they stack people right next together in one area of the room while the rest stayed empty ( covid is not over yet ) no spacing was of guests was considered , hostess not thinking through types of guest arriving . At the last 40 min of are dinner we had to endure listening to screaming kids at different tables all near us, and not one staff member asked parents to get the kids under control or quite them down . They have a very relaxed dress code , and no edict regulations lol . They should really have an adult only section that keeps family with small kids separated if they want to allow small kids to dine and scream . I thought I went to the Olive Garden or chunky cheese at one point . $150!per person then listen to screaming kids was fare from what I expect from such high end restaurant. It was quite disappointing as the noise pollution really ruined the full ambience and mood of the place .
  10. BD

    BonnieD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful multi-sensory culinary experience. Highly recommend.
  11. VC

    VivianaC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, love the food and the environment. What I like the most is that you can bring your own wine or alcohol bottle. It’s was very interesting to find a restaurant like this. Love the concept and the presentation of the food and non alcoholic drinks.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was cold. Service was ok. Not planning on going back.
  13. S

    Sharla

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we arrived and throughout the entire evening everyone was very and extremely professional.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We went to Salt & the Cellar because our friends suggested us to check it out and it is a unique experience in Orlando. Starting from the unusual half moon shape black plates to the detail oriented and full of flavor mocktail (the best non alcoholic drinks we have ever had!). Our server Pearl was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu.(very limited menu) Managers were also very present and hostess was very observant and ready to help in case a guest needed attention. Dress code is not enforced as I had more than 2 people wearing jeans seated next to me, although “no jeans” is stated on the website. If you are looking for something different, I would recommend you to book a table here.
  15. SH

    SharonH

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduced more new friends to this amazing place, they were astounded a place of this standard is located in Kissimmee. The service, ambiance and quality of food and drink was outstanding, definitely coming back
  16. DJ

    DihanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very pleased with the entire experience. The food was excellent and I enjoyed the moctails as well.
  17. CJ

    CourtneyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience; a chic upgrade to the classic high tea. The food was delicious as well as the fine selection of tea. Would go again.
  18. AO

    AnaO

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, superb presentation!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul and Gino were absolutely amazing. Food was AMAZING, ALL of it. Salad, fries, chicken, steak, fried rice. YUM ! drinks were delicious ! If you choose to turn there mock tails into cocktails I Recommend bringing small shooters of vodka or gin those mix very well with their delicious mock tails ! Only thing personally I think needs a little work in the dessert
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager Sheila was very kind and sweet. She checked on us several times and offered a complimentary bottle of white wine. Such a beautiful gesture. Server CJ was very knowledgeable of the restaurant menu and made it a great experience. Our desert was amazing and on the house. I will definitely be returning my new favorite restaurant.
  21. DC

    DoctorC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant knocked my socks off. I had the privilege of having afternoon tea (only served on Sundays) prior to having dinner. Randi was outstanding as server, and the manager Gino came by, introduced himself, and arranged for a tasting menu for my dinner that evening. This was one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had, and I've had bunches. The nonalcoholic drinks, the presentation, the taste and textures--words do not do this meal justice. Gabriel did an outstanding job as waiter--he would get as excited as we would when he described the dishes. LOL. Kissimmee, Florida hasn't been a food destination. Now, it is. I'm planning a return visit to the Orlando area specifically to stay in the hotel that houses this ridiculously good restaurant and have several meals in this hidden gem. But, oh, the food. If they don't have this in heaven, I'm coming back. Tom Colvin, MD PS--I'll be making a beeline to his restaurant in Frisco, TX soon to try the tasting menu there as well.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here while on a “stay-cation” ; would return. Some of the most flavorful food we’ve had and the staff and atmosphere was top notch.
  23. RA

    RANDYW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Great Food! Great Ambience! A friend told us about the place and we were very pleased with the experience!
  24. H

    Heather

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Pretentious af. The space was very upscale and modern and I expected the service to match, but we waited 30 minutes for a water refill. The bartender seemed personally offended that I didn't want to try one of the specialty mocktails and tried to talk me into getting something I made clear I had no interest in. The tea itself was good but they put loose leaf green tea into the pot with no way to remove the leaves, which resulted in it over brewing. On top of that it was difficult to get a refill on the tea which was sad given that it was why we were there. The sandwiches were hit and miss. The filling was good, but the bread was noticeably stale. The jams and clotted cream were very good, but the scones were chalky and flavorless. The presentation was beautiful but I wish the taste lived up to it, especially given the price. Overall, I wasn't very impressed.
  25. M

    Marla

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sundays afternoon tea was amazing. The ambience of the resound hotel was very welcoming. It smelled soooooo good. Special thanks to Stacey (beverage manager) for being so kind and attentive.
  26. MM

    MarrissiaM

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plain and Simple Just AMAZING!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  28. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this new Akiro Black restaurant online, and we were not disappointed, we were treated by Stacey and his greeting was warm and inviting and the staff was over the top attentive, our guide and server was Paul and he was amazing really helped us make some amazing choices, not one bad thing to say about this site and we will be back.
  29. M

    Marlon

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New restaurant located in the lobby of the very chic Ette hotel (close to Animal Kingdom). The restaurant floor plan is open, bordered by live herb garden display and the bar. We did the chef tasting with chef Akira Back at the helm during the opening and have come back a few times to introduce friends and family to this great find. Very pleased with the overall aesthetics, elegant, tasteful and elevated. Service was great , Brandy and Paul were both great, attentive and checked in often, answered all our questions and recommendations were spot on. Our water glass was never empty. The food was wonderful: presentation (including the signature plates) was on point, the flavors were amazing. Asian inspired fusion, a feast for the eyes and palate. The alcohol free cocktails (part of the hotel wellness philosophy) were all fantastic: part of the journey is the presentation and explanation of the drink (Price point is high but still a must try!). Have gone back for high tea since they are the only place in the US that serves the wonderful Mariage Freres tea (must try the iced The des legendes!) and such beautifullly presented sandwiches and pastries. We’re going to keep coming back!
  30. LR

    LorimarR

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and this place is amazing. The seafood tower is outstanding, fresh. The filet mignon the best quality. Our server was Randi and was nothing but amazing. Then they gave us one of the best chocolate desserts I’ve ever had. Their attention to detail makes this restaurant one of the best in Orlando.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    G. Garcia was an outstanding host. Food was impeccable. Can’t wait to visit again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience… the food, presentation, people were all so far above expectations. Just a note: The drinks are all nonalcoholic, you can bring your own but honestly are so good without it you should just enjoy the experience. Paul was our guide on this great dining expedition and he was phenomenal as well! Definitely will go back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very timely fashion. Stacey was amazing. Delicious food and the tea was outstanding!
  34. A

    Anonymous

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Salt & the Cellar by Akira Black for afternoon tea and were blown away by the quality of the experience. Phenomenal service, wonderful ambiance, and exotic options. We can't wait to try the dinner menu next time! In case it's helpful, I'm happy to share a few minor suggestions for the chef: 1. The bread for the salmon was a bit dry 2. We would've preferred either larger scones or two scones per person 3. The vegan desserts were even more impressive than the standard desserts. The passion fruit marshmallow was a stroke of genius. Any chance the standard dessert options can be customized to match the level of the vegan desserts? Thanks to Stacey and everyone else there for such a phenomenal experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had an amazing experience and felt very welcome from the beginning from the valet to the server to the bartender to all the helpers I would recommend this place again and again and again
  36. C

    Cari

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service at a beautiful property.
  37. BH

    BelalH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, especially the tuna “pizza” they have as a starter! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Since they don’t serve alcohol, we brought our own gin (which they serve you when delivering cocktails) and a bottle of red wine. The cocktails are a big part of the experience in terms of both taste and presentation.
  38. s

    stevenb

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please give this chef another Michelin star!!! This is the best restaurant in the world!!! We keep coming back for more. The jidori chicken, beef filet, wagu beef fried rice, eggplant appetizer and both salads are amazing. The mocktails are wonderful and service is outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Odié que el camarero viniera todo el tiempo hablarnos, a preguntarnos que cómo estaba la comida, que si queríamos algo, hasta nos quería mezclar las cosas; Dioooos! Nos no dejaba en paz tener nuestra propia experiencia de mezclar, saborear o necesitar algo. Las bebidas espirituosas genial.
  40. K

    Kayla

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough good things! Randi was so knowledgeable about the entire menu. The drinks are incredible and are presented in the most unique ways! I am telling everyone this isn't just a restaurant, it is a whole experience. When you walk in, you no longer feel like you are in a tourist area. You get transported to a whole other location. From the aroma that is in the lobby and restaurant, the presentation of the drinks, the salt options for the salt pairing with the strip steak and bubbling sauce on the filet... amazing. And the desserts, indescribable. Not only do they look great, they taste even better. We can't wait to come back!! We are so excited to finally have a great, fine dining restaurant in the area.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back is rated 4.7 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

3001 Sherbeth Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Sherberth Rd and Black Lake Rd. Minutes South of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Area

    Kissimmee

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • Executive Chef

    Akira Back

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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