Old Hickory Steakhouse
* Click here for rating key
Old Hickory Steakhouse Restaurant Review: Along a path through the mysterious "Everglades Atrium" at the Gaylord Palms Resort (watch for gators, but just little ones), you'll find a sophisticated outpost of American steakhouse wizardry, from the signature 100 percent grass-fed beef tenderloin to a cowboy rib-eye. Top the steak with black truffle demi-glace or rich foie gras sauce. Most of the short list of entrées is appealing and straightforward, and includes a fresh catch, a Kurobuta pork chop and poulet rouge. Several certified sommeliers on staff will graciously explicate the world-beat wine list, focused exuberantly on big reds. Steaks and chops are married with traditional accompaniments and sauces (artisanal mac ‘n’ cheese with lobster, sautéed spinach), but don't fill up so you can indulge in dessert. When the chocolate-dipped pecan derby pie or the Myers’s rum crème caramel arrives at the table, you’ll be glad you did.