Southern Contemporary Cuisine

Soco Restaurant is Open

Dinner Daily from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Soco Restaurant in Downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park opened to the public on Wednesday, September 17, at 5:00 pm. During this soft opening period, we will offer our full dinner menu in the dining room, patio and bar as we refine our guest experience in anticipation of our official opening.

For reservations, please call 407-849-1800. We look forward to seeing you.

Chef Greg Richie


Executive Chef Greg Richie is well known as the man who fronted Orlando restaurants for celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Roy Yamaguchi. But with Soco, he returns to his Southern roots with a contemporary interpretation of one of America’s classic cuisines.

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Our patio is officially open for our dinner guests. A perfect place to watch the sunset in Thornton Park.
Our own Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie putting the final touches on our Slow Roasted, Barbecue Glazed Pork Belly in Biscuits with Jalapeño Jelly, Chow Chow.
Grilled Meatloaf on Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Onion Rings, Smoked Vidalia Andouille Sausage Gravy.
Soco staff orientation is underway! So excited to welcome our new team members.
Looking forward to sipping one of Soco’s carefully crafted cocktails here very soon.
Soco’s signage is now gracing the corner of Summerlin and Central.
Soco’s third menu item to be revealed: Potato Chip Crusted Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce and Peanut Brittle
The bar top is here!  All we are missing is the snifter of Bourbon.
According to Garden & Gun editor and fellow Southerner Julia Reed, the first step to being the perfect hostess is to, “serve something that tastes good.”
Soco’s semi-private dining space will be a beautiful place to host your special occasions.
“For some Southerners, a good bottle of Bourbon is about the only bar tool they need.” – The Southerner’s Handbook
We are pleased to reveal the second Soco menu item – Deviled Duck Eggs with Crab, Truffle and House Bacon. Mmmmm….
The frame for the Soco monument sign has been installed!
Chef Greg served up a little bit of southern contemporary cuisine at the signing of the goFLA Manifesto.
We are pleased to reveal Soco’s very first menu item: Cassoulet of Confit Duck and Boiled Peanuts with House Bacon and Biscuit Gremolata.
“Soco stands for Southern Contemporary.  Its a new and adventurous culinary approach to dishes that we have all come to know and love.” – Chef Greg Richie
We’ll be sipping mint juleps on the Soco porch in no time.
“Across the South, one piece of cookware reigns supreme: the almighty cast iron skillet” -The Southerners Handbook
Place sweet tea here.
In Progress:  The Soco Light Wall
“Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.”  Napoleon Hill (American author, fellow Southerner)
Step one to creating the perfect Chef’s Table experience is a great view into the kitchen.
We are looking forward to hosting Happy Hour in Soco’s newly renovated bar.
When building a truly unique restaurant concept, part of the fun is “research” at other restaurants, like these oysters from The Optimist in Atlanta.
Our Soco guests can enjoy a walk around the brick tree-lined streets of the Thornton Park neighborhood.
And this colorful decor at Founding Farmers in Washington, D.C.
Birch & Barley located in Washington, D.C. offered design inspiration for our Soco team.
Grow your branches, but never forget your roots.