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Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back, Kissimmee, FL

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back

4.9
4.9
108 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Neighborhood

    Kissimmee

  • Cross street

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

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $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.

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What 108 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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    Best Food

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  1. DB

    DanilB

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    1. There’s no wine or any alcoholic beverages. And there was no information about it. Even when I got email to confirm reservation they notice that 2. Very slow service. It took 1 hour to get first dish. And first dish wasn’t
  2. MS

    MichaelS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul was absolutely amazing! Service from the team was impeccable. Dinner at Salt & the Cellar is as much an experience as it is a meal. They are an alcohol free restaurant, but you can bring your own wine/beer. But their mixologist has come up with such amazing drinks you won’t even care there isn’t alcohol in them. Highly recommended!
  3. NS

    NishaS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday with friends at Salt & cellar last night. Everything from the drinks, meal, presentation and service was incredible. Definitely made me feel very special. Our server Paul was amazing and made the experience very memorable. The owners even stopped by to chat and went above & beyond to accommodate our special needs. We will definitely come back!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmaIng food, drinks, and service. From the second you pull in they greet you and guide you through an amazing evening! Thank Kenneth, Mateo, and Gabriel for making it such a great night.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I initially made the reservation because I saw that Akira Back is a Michelin star chef and I eagerly wanted to experience his creative menu offerings. In addition, our party was there to celebrate two of our friends departing for a 3 year stint in Germany. I added this in my notes when I made the reservation and the staff made sure to reflect this throughout our entire evening, making our evening more special. There were six of us in our group and the evening exceeded all of our expectations. From the moment we pulled up at valet, to the service that Randi, Gino as well as the mixologists offered us was outstanding. There wasn’t anything we didn’t rave over from the appetizers to the deserts. The tuna pizza, the spinach salad, Miso Black Cod, NY Strip, the Toban Filet Mignon, Kimchi Brussels Sprouts and the AB Chocolate in a Cup are stand out items on the menu though everything was delicious. Let me say that all of us are well traveled and love amazing food, so we aren’t easily impressed. Salt & the Cellar was an amazing creative dining experience. Post dinner Gino generously offered to lead our party on a tour of the boutique hotel, it is a lovely oasis in Kissimmee. I highly recommend Salt and the Cellar and will definitely be returning often!
  6. ER

    EdwinR

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality, drinks and service is amazing. Our server Paul was great! He took care of us the whole way through and made the experience a fun one. Will definitely cone back!
  7. DG

    DeannaG

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overall I didn’t feel the experience was worth the money. The service was quite slow/in attentive and definitely not worth the 20% gratuity they automatically tack on to everything regardless if party size (we were a party of two). The tea sandwiches were stale and not made fresh. The tea was served improperly and ended up being extremely bitter after the first cup.
  8. QM

    QueenMcGiggles

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in the hotel and restaurant is extremely gracious. Had a fantastic time during Afternoon Tea. The presentation, service, tea selections, and ambiance made an incredible experience!
  9. TT

    TikiTimTiki

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Low expectations. High hopes. Met expectations. :( We partook of the afternoon tea service. This place seems out of place. A South Beach-style wellness hotel and Michelin-starred chef just off Hwy-192 on Disney's doorstep surrounded by gift-shops, discount ticket scams and ultra-tacky tourists. Once inside (getting a parking spot was a joke as half the parking lot was reserved for valet, with no cars in those spots, but one could easily park at the adjacent CVS and walk), the staff were very pleasant and eager to please. Being a new hotel, it felt fresh and the vibe was almost South Beach chic, but not quite, though really nice for Kissimmee. First, the service was quite good, a little slow getting the first selections out given you have to reserve and pre-pay, but friendly and unobtrusive. Their selection of teas was very nice and they present them to you in bottles for you to take in the aromas whilst reading about the blends. Loved this as it allowed you to learn and pick a flavor to suit your mood as well as learn a little about the teas on offer. The tea itself was the highlight. The food. This is where Salt and the Cellar failed. Though the name connotes wine, there is none or Champagne, it's a wellness hotel. But worse, our sandwiches must have been made two days before and left sitting out as the bread was stiff, but not in a baguette way, just stale. The fillings were quite good, but couldn't get past the stale bread. Then we were offered a single, small scone (think two angel biscuits) that was too crumbly and devoid of flavor. The clotted cream was somewhere between butter and cream cheese. The lemon tart from the sweet selection was passable and the mini-éclair edible, but the rest were not. We left them uneaten after a small bite. The cost was $65 per person +20% service. We recently had tea at The Balmoral in Edinburgh that was far superior with much more provided for just a few dollars more. Poor in value. Rich in disappointment.
  10. KC

    KassandraC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This High Tea dining experience was amazing. I loved the portions and options. The tea was phenomenal. BYOB was the icing on the cake. Randi was our server and she was a gem. All the staff were welcoming. I can not wait to go back for dinner and high tea again.
  11. RH

    RogerH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabrielle our waiter was amazing All the staff our exceptional . Alex the chef excels every time. That was our third visit
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food
  13. TO

    TOGOrlando

    Orlando

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service from the moment being greeted upon arrival and escorted to our table. Very accommodating staff, food presentation was as beautiful as it was flavorful. Well done ambiance, food creativity, and service!
  14. c

    clementinem

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was stellar, food, specialty mco tails unheard of, service and attention to details - loved it and will come again and again .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun dining experience! Food was excellent and Paul our server was amazing! Raul the restaurant manager was also very accommodating.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant with a lot of Akira Back signatures. Paul was amazing!
  17. P

    Pattiann

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting this restaurant. From the valet to the maitre d and wait staff,(especially Paul) everyone was very attentive,friendly and knowlegeable. The concept of a $25 non alcoholic mocktail is still a bit of a stretch for a date night special occasion; making the option to bring your own spirits a lot more advisable! Next up was the tuna pizza which was divine and lived up to the standard one would expect from a Michelin level star chefs kitchen. The spinach salad offering we shared was also innovative as it was prepared tableside by a waiter. I must say that while the miso black cod entree was flavorful it was a bit dry and the cloud of something was tastless.(see photos) My husband said the sliced chicken cutlet served on a thin bed of mashed potatoes with delicately roasted baby brussel sprouts was tasty, though not usually offered at a high end Asian fusion style restaurant. We would definitely give this restaurant another try when the rooftop sushi dining opens!
  18. GL

    GiancarloL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience, the food was very good and serivce from Randi, amazing! Very knowledgable of what we were getting, very energetic and charismatic. Exactly what we went for.
  19. GG

    GlenG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience over all. Mocktails were a little pricey and underwhelming. But didn't take away from the excellent service and food
  20. AM

    AMWG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food is not worth the money. My mind was not blown. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was nice but I can not see myself coming back.
  21. RH

    RogerH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food excellent staff excellent service
  22. KR

    KristenR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed at the valet and lead to the hostess desk where we were greeted again. We were seated immediately and our server for the evening explained the dining experience and the cocktail selections. Our food was elegant and delicious with a flair. Definitely a date night or girls night experience. Byob of you like alcohol in your cocktails. There is no corkage fee!
  23. B

    Bebu

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul was the best server that we've ever had. The food was really good, worth the price! We had a great time👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our engagement anniversary with dinner here and we had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. We got the tuna pizza, which was amazing, the filet mignon, and the three curds dessert. We were not disappointed by a single course. We brought our own bottle of wine and took advantage of the free corkage. The service was fabulous. Gabriel did a fantastic job as our server and was wonderful to talk to. We also met the food and beverage manager, Dillon, and ended up talking to him for a while after we finished eating. The staff is so welcoming, which is super important to me for any dining experience. I’m really excited to see where this restaurant goes. I’ll definitely be back! It’s a little bit of a drive for us but it’s totally worth it. The valet was also complimentary which is a huge plus.
  25. AR

    AndR

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambience, dinner and presentation!! The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very professional. Gino and all of the servers were wonderful. We will visit again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and presentations of them were so well done and creative! Really enjoyed the moonchild. The tuna pizza, I could’ve had 5 of them SO tasty and again very creative dish! Gabe was amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu items. Dilon, the manager, was very personable and made sure to check in on us during our meal. The look and smell of the hotel and the restaurant was very elegant and clean. I can’t wait to return again!
  27. L

    Lena

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Loved Afternoon Tea! Would have liked to be offered to buy scones, clotted cream and jam to take home; it was delicious!!!! Staff was extremely pleasant, accommodating and thoughtful!
  28. S

    Samantha

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was overall very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and attentive, and took time to explain the tea and the food offered in each course. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The only change we would have made would be to opt for outdoor seating. The dining room we were seated in was lovely and bright, but the tables were placed very close together, so it felt a bit like we were in the middle of our table neighbors’ conversations. The outdoor area looked so pretty and more spacious, so will definitely try that next time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were amazing. But, this restaurant needs to sell alcoholic beverage.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quedé enamorada de toda la experiencia. Desde que llegas el aroma espectacular del hotel te recibe y luego el amable personal del hotel te lleva hasta tu lugar. El ambiente es hermoso un poco Mediterráneo con artes y plantas para tomar unas fotos maravillosas. La presentación de sus platos forma y estilo peculiar te hacen vivir una experiencia diferente. Empezamos con sus cocktails (no tienen alcohol) Moonchield & Into the wood deliciosos, luego pedimos la Akira Pizza de atún Wao Wao si les gusta la truffa no duden en pedirla como aperitivo. Decidimos compartir un NY steak delicioso término medio perfecto con fried rice Wagyu mmm. Terminamos con dos postres muy ricos Chocalte in a Cup & Cigar. Yo definitivamente vuelvo para probar otros platos y disfrutar del ambiente acogedor. Gracias a Randi y los demás chicos por el gran trato.
  31. F

    Foodie45

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and it was beyond my expectations! The food, service and attention to detail were all excellent! I highly recommend Salt and Cellar and we will definitely be back!
  32. SH

    SharonH

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails are an explosion of tastes with the presentation beyond anything you will experience anywhere in Central Florida. The owners and their staff are so friendly and accommodating whilst providing amazing service.
  33. J

    Jotaceylulu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible dining experience, one of the most beautiful Mocktail presentation ever. Food was delicious and executed to perfection. Unforgettable evening. Amazing!
  34. CG

    CarlosG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Gabriel was great, and helped make this dinner a whole experience. All the food was amazing, especially the tuna pizza and the jidori chicken. Totally worth celebrating a birthday here. The manager Dillon was also great.
  35. S

    Steve

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time back and it was fabulous again!!!
  36. F

    Fancyfoodie4life

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, truly unique presentation! Beautiful ambience and excellent service by Randi - excellent mocktails. Fine dining at its best. Highly recommended!
  37. AP

    AnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Amazing service by every single person there, food was delicious, the mock tails were beautifully crafted and we loved every single one, the desserts were not just visually stunning but so delicious. Truly a great experience and will definitely return. The manager also stopped by and he was very polite and friendly , we gave feedback . This was a perfect dinner
  38. DJ

    DJCreview

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True world-class cuisine & service at Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back - this was my second time dining here and I'm already wondering when I can next return. The Ette Hotel is beautiful, and its team are clearly committed to providing an extremely high-level of service. The restaurant provides a real culinary adventure - with some of the best mocktails around - plus you can bring your own alcohol to supplement the mixes. The tuna pizza is a masterstroke - don't miss it - and the the richly-flavored wagyu tacos are a must.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our 5th year anniversary. They were sure to remember and mention it when we came in. The drinks were amazing and the presentation was top notch. Paul was our waiter and he did a very good job. The tables were a little close but they were fine. We will be back to try out lunch and breakfast.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back is rated 4.9 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Akira Back

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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