Helena Modern Riviera at Orlando's ICON Park

By Cassady Quintana

Indulge in the allure of the Mediterranean without leaving Orlando at Helena Modern Riviera, located within Icon Park. This unique destination soft opened in February, and embodies a philosophy of leisure and sophistication, inviting guests to unwind in a setting that seamlessly blends contemporary charm with Riviera elegance.

helena menu on a brown table

What is it?

Helena Modern Riviera channels the essence of contemporary Riviera dining found along the Mediterranean coast, infusing it with laid-back coastal Balinese vibes. The ambiance exudes modernity intertwined with Mediterranean flair.  They are dedicated to offering an exceptional dining experience that celebrates the essence of the Mediterranean, marked by a commitment to fresh, locally sourced ingredients. 

entrance to restaurant with lights and greenery hanging from ceiling

Their chic ambiance, complete with a curated DJ playlist, sets the stage for an unforgettable culinary and entertaining experience. It is evident that the Helena team prioritizes community and sustainability, ensuring that every guest feels welcome and valued. Our waiter was extremely attentive and helpful when deciding on what to order, definitely making us want to return for more!

The Menu

Their culinary concept is a fusion of Mediterranean and American influences. Pair your meal with one of Helena's artisanal cocktails or explore their curated wine list featuring local and international gems. Each dish is fresh and delicious, crafted with locally sourced ingredients and authentic flavors. From fresh seafood to hearty pasta, every menu item is sure to please!

menus on a brown table

What We Ordered:

  • The Helena: Titos Vodka, Homemade Sourmix, Fresh Basil, Fresh Raspberries, Egg white, Green sugar rim

  • Italian Margarita: Teremana tequila, Amaretto, triple sec, homemade sour mix, agave nectar, green salt and lime

    two alcohol drinks in glasses

  • Bruschetta Bellisima: rustic bread, vine ripened tomato confit, garlic infused olive oil, sherry vinegar, fresh tomatoes

    bruschetta on a white marble plate

  • Malta Garlic Shrimp: florida shrimp, garlic, lemon, olive oil, watercress, homemade garlic bread

    shrimp in a white bowl with toasted bread

  • Prime Skirt Steak: certified Angus, marchand de vin sauce

    skirt steak on a plate with a knife

  • Seared Ahi Tuna a La Criolla: criolla sauce concasse tomatoes, capers and olive sauce

    ahi tuna on a white plate with red sauce

  • Homemade Pistachio Pesto Gnocchi: parmentier, fines herbs with summer vegetables

    pesto pasta in a white bowl with toasted bread


On the weekends, the venue transforms into a hub of entertainment, with different themes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

  • Thursday: Havana Nights

  • Friday: Ibiza Nights

  • Saturday: Marrakech Night

Join Helena on Sundays for brunch from 10am to 3pm. Learn how to make your favorite drinks at one of their cocktail classes!


In essence, Helena Modern Riviera at Icon Park offers a laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere where guests can escape the ordinary and indulge in a culinary journey of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and flavorful dishes. Combining contemporary charm with Mediterranean elegance, Helena invites visitors to come in for a bite and stay a while.

Icon Park

Icon Park is a dynamic entertainment complex that serves as a hub of excitement and adventure. At the heart of Icon Park stands the towering observation wheel, offering panoramic views of the city skyline and beyond. Guests can explore a variety of shops, boutiques, and souvenir stores, or indulge in a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. With live music, street performances, and family-friendly activities, Icon Park embodies the spirit of Orlando, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a world of fun and excitement.


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