All the new restaurants coming to Orlando in 2019 that we know of so far 

Wild game, gourmet vegan, natural wines, clubby chophouses, build-your-own doughnuts, and noodles on noodles on noodles

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click to enlarge La Boucherie - PHOTO BY ROB BARTLETT
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  • La Boucherie

La Boucherie
This French outfit from Limousin appropriated the concept and ideals of the American chain restaurant, Gallicized it, expanded it all over France, then brought it back here for bragging rights. And they've done a pretty good job of it, too. (Open; 7625 Turkey Lake Road; laboucherie-usa.com)

Le House
The first Vietnamese restaurant to grace the Parramore District presents a focused menu of traditional fare – phos, noodles, fried rice and rolls, along with some stir-fried vegetarian options. (Open; 595 W. Church St.; facebook.com/lehouserestaurant)

Lotus Asia House
Karim El Sherif, former general manager and wine director at Restaurant Daniel in New York, brings his high-end, pan-Asian, Buddha Bar-ish concept to Pointe Orlando promising creative cocktails, DJs, dim sum carts and a bangin' wine list. (Opening February; 9101 International Drive; lotusasiahouse.com)

Midici
Neapolitan pizzas of the highest order lend Maitland's pizza scene added cred. Midici ferments their dough in-house for 24 hours before they blister it out in 90 seconds at 900 degrees. Put a fork in these pizzas – they're done, and done right. (Open; 171 S. Orlando Ave, Maitland; mymidici.com)

The Milkhouse
This cocktail bar and eatery in the heart of the Milk District comes courtesy of Graffiti Junktion's Greg Peters and Dexter's Jason Ackman. A wraparound patio bar will be built once the old Discount Beer & Tobacco space is gutted. (Opening spring; 201 N. Bumby Ave.; no website)

MX Taco
Having worked as chef de cuisine at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, chef-owner Ryan Manning has eaten his fair share of tacos all over Mexico and now, at his Milk District taqueria, his aim is to share those experiences and all that he's learned with Orlando's taco-crazed public. (Open; 207 N. Bumby Ave.; mxtacorestaurant.com)

Naroodle Noodle Shop
Fans of Naruto, the Japanese manga series, and fans of proper-good bowls of ramen converge at this UCF-area noods spot where the cooks and staff take both very seriously.< (Open; 10034 University Blvd.; facebook.com/naroodlenoodleshop)

Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
Located inside the new Center for Health & Wellbeing, the eatery will offer comfort foods with a healthy approach, fashioned by chef and CIA grad Collette Haw. Best of all, guests don't need to be members of the Center to eat in the café. (Opening February; 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park; facebook.com/nourishcoffeebarandkitchen)

The Old Jailhouse
An old pokey in the Bokey will soon be serving fare quite a few notches above your average jailhouse slop. Bram Fowler's Sanford restaurant, housed inside a historical hoosegow, promises to be a stunner and his menu will specialize in cuisine from the American Sunbelt – that is, dishes from the southern parts of the U.S., from California to Florida. (Opening February; 113 S. Palmetto Ave., Sanford; theoldjailhousesanford.com)

Paris Banh Mi
On the same block as Lineage Coffee and Lazy Moon Pizza, this banh mi joint will serve more than just porky bits on fresh-baked baguette bread. Boba tea, coffee and pastries will also be offered from the cute little store next to the Snap! Orlando gallery. Opening February; 1021 E. Colonial Drive; facebook.com/parisbanhmi)

Pepe by José Andrés
The celebrity chef's first brick-and-mortar location of his popular D.C. food truck will be connected to Jaleo, selling grab-and-go bocata sandwiches on ciabatta-like pan de cristal and bikini sandwiches employing thin, crustless white bread. (Opening soon; Disney Springs, 1482 Buena Vista Drive; joseandrescatering.com/pepe)

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