Neighborhood Guide: Dr. Phillips

The Dr. Phillips area was once overflowing with orange groves owned by Dr. Phillip Phillips, a Central Florida citrus mogul who was known for his ingenious inventions in the processing and packaging of orange juice. This upscale neighborhood in South Orlando is known for its vast dining destinations along Sand Lake Road's Restaurant Row and is where doctors, executives and lawyers live and play. (Photo by Sandra Carr)

Updated: October 06, 2009

Sumptuous Splendor

Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar

7488 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Spend an intimate evening at this swank venue modeled after Chicago and New York's big band-era nightclubs. Sink your teeth into a juicy steak paired with wine or cognac served from the dimly lit Starlight Lounge where live jazz and swing musicians get the joint jumping.

Corona Cigar Company & Cigar Bar

7792 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Puff on a Cuban stogie in a not-so-stuffy ambiance where guys and gals sit back and relax while eating a sandwich paired with a brewski in the Dr. Phillips area.

Yogamatrix Studio

7601 Della Dr Ste 5, Orlando, FL 32819

Find Zen along with a peace of mind while attending yoga classes in South Orlando. Classes include all levels of Hatha yoga, breathing and meditation and hip and back flexibility.

Nova Cosmetic Center

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 58, Orlando, FL 32819

Prevent the aging process from going any further by having Botox, chemical peels, vein therapy, anti-aging hormone replacement and human growth hormone treatments administered by a plastic surgery nurse at this high-end cosmetic center.

Bark Avenue Bakery

7728 West Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Treat your pampered pooches to gourmet treats at this canine bakery in the Dr. Phillips area. The edible menu includes 15 different flavors and shapes as well as hand-dipped dog goodies containing carob, peanut butter and yogurt.

Ocean Drive

7541 W Sand Lake Rd Ste C, Orlando, FL 32819

Shopaholics skip the mall and buy Ben Sherman, Betsey Johnson, Juicy Couture and other designer threads and trendy handbags and accessories at this boutique located in the heart of Restaurant Row.

Samba Room

7468 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Burn some calories while salsa dancing after experiencing Spanish cuisine, mojitos and 70 international wine selections as the lively Latin vibe transports you back in time to Havana, Cuba's heyday at this one-of-a-kind ethnic restaurant.