If all you’ve heard of or seen regarding STK Orlando is the way the building in Disney Springs looks from the outside, you may be a little surprised by the interior design. That’s part of the hallmark of the STK brand. It’s a steakhouse, but with the feel of a high-end lounge, complete with DJ.
The innovative look of STK Orlando was designed by ICRAVE, out of New York. Its exterior fits in with the waterfront town theme of Disney Springs while the interior offers something vibrant and new.
“It’s thrilling to see the Central Florida market get an STK as Disney Springs comes to life,” said Jesse MacDougall, director of strategy and brand development for ICRAVE. “We’re excited to be part of this important milestone for the STK brand as they bring their unique dining experience to the Walt Disney World Resort.”
The spacious modern steakhouse will feature indoor and outdoor seating, a bistro, bar, and private dining rooms, as well as outdoor terrace spaces on both the ground and second levels. At STK’s main entrance is its first sidewalk promenade, featuring large, retractable glass windows that open up to the outdoors. Inside, the main bar area will feature dark-wood flooring and furniture juxtaposed by both a white marble bar top and a suspended array of sculptural white baffles with intermittent hanging Bocci pendants. Large banquette and booth seating in STK’s trademark styles will offer guests an intimate and social experience in the main dining area. Perhaps one of the most eye-catching elements will be STK’s iconic wall feature—an array of ceramic longhorns uniquely laid out to resemble an eyelash.
On the second floor, STK’s outdoor dining areas flank a central bar and interior space. The second-level terrace takes on a more relaxed feel than its lower-floor counterpart, with upholstered accents, blasts of color, bold artwork and overhead festoon lighting. From the two-story, open-air turret, guests will enjoy a fire-pit lounge and delight in unobstructed views of the springs and surroundings from every angle. The two-story tower will serve as a beacon for the entire Disney Springs complex, drawing guests to the new landmark location.
STK has not announced its opening date yet, but the restaurant is now currently accepting reservations at (407) 917-7440 and or online for nights beginning May 25th.
Previously: Construction Update from Disney Springs.
The design may be nice, but STK Steakhouses are nothing special in terms of food. I was very underwhelmed with the one in Las Vegas; it was a very run-of-the-mill steakhouse, like any chain. I’ll stick with Morimoto or one of the more uniquely themed Disney locations at Disney Spring for my dining.