If you’re like most Central Floridians, you’re more than ready for non-essential travel and safety measures to end, even while understanding that they’re designed to keep us and our loved ones healthy. Still, one can only take so many same-old evenings before the need for something more exciting becomes too strong to ignore. That’s where #407Dates — aka #407Dates — comes in!
Named after the longtime Orange County area code, and created in partnership by Orange County and Visit Orlando, this new program invites you to order takeout or delivery from hundreds of restaurants featured on Orlando To Go (or your favorite local restaurants if you’re not in the area), purchase flowers and candy from local businesses, and participate in fun virtual events from Orlando, ranging from Orlando trivia to intimate musical performances, for three weekends starting May 8.
Whether it’s with your spouse, romantic partner, child or friends, everyone is encouraged to join in and carve out some quality time for a great meal and fun Orlando entertainment. Read on for details and make plans to enjoy an unforgettable evening in with #407Dates!
As part of #407Dates, you’re invited to share photos of your virtual date night with the hashtags #407Dates and #OrlandoToGo with @VisitOrlando’s and @OrangeCoFL’s social media channels.
Around Central Florida, restaurants are supporting #407Dates by offering a variety of date-night takeout and delivery specials for every taste and budget. Refer to the bottom of this blog for details, or click here if you can’t wait to see what’s cooking. Don’t live in Orlando but still want to participate? Check with your local restaurants to see what they’re serving for to-go orders!
Weekend of May 8-9
Enjoy some quality time with your significant other while also supporting our local restaurants with takeout or delivery (a robust list of restaurants can be found at VisitOrlando.com/togo) and pair it with one of these virtual date night events taking place this weekend:
- Friday, May 8 (7:30 p.m.): Orlando’s Timucua Arts Foundation, known for intimate performances in the founder’s home, presents a modern jazz performance from the Philippe Lemm Trio on its Facebook page.
Saturday, May 9 (8 p.m.): Think you know Orlando? See how your knowledge stacks up with an Orlando-themed Trivia Night with award-winning quiz master Curtis Earth, hosted on the Zoom video-conferencing service. Please plan to use a laptop or tablet with a camera. Curtis Earth also uses Google Forms as the companion answer sheet for the quiz. (It is super easy to initiate.) At 8 p.m. on May 9, use password ‘244235’ to join the Trivia Night on Zoom.
Weekend of May 15-16
- Friday, May 15 (5 p.m.): Enjoy lively traditional songs and Irish dancing with Raglan Road’s popular duo, Stephen & Abby, performing live from Ireland courtesy of Raglan Reality TV.
- Saturday, May 16 (Time TBD): SAK Comedy Lab — details coming soon!
Virtual events aren’t the only entertainment for couples to enjoy during #407Dates. You can also have virtual Orlando adventures together with these options, which are available every night (and day) of the week!
Virtual Theme Parks, Attractions & Experiences
Soar down a 200-foot roller coaster, watch fireworks over the famous Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World® Resort, zipline over alligators, and enjoy other virtual experiences from Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and attractions! Learn more.
Virtual Arts & Culture
Feed your inner artist with virtual artistry from Orlando’s cultural community, including performing arts, comedy, concerts and much more! Learn more.
Virtual Learning Activities
From art classes that teach how to draw Mickey Mouse to science lessons about living in space, add a dash of wonder to your #407Dates with virtual educational activities from Orlando! Learn more.
Custom Zoom Backgrounds
If you and your significant other can’t enjoy #407Dates together in person, meet in Orlando virtually with our custom Zoom backgrounds! Learn more.
Here’s your guide to special #407Dates takeout and delivery offers from participating Orlando restaurants. More will be added as they’re announced, so check back often!
The Date Night meal for two includes a choice of entrees plus side dishes and dessert for $40, as well as the option to add a margarita or mojito drink kit to the order.
This Restaurant Row eatery has a three-course meal for two priced at $59, including your choice of salad, entrees and dessert.
Enjoy a different Meal Deal for Two every day of the week for $30, including fresh bread, choice of Caesar or mixed green salad, and the daily featured entree.
Get two courses for $10 ($20 total for a couple), as well as 50% off all wine bottles.
Their International Drive and The Mall at Millenia locations are offering a Butcher Shoppe selection of uncooked steaks, hand-carved and packaged with house-made seasoning and steak butter. Beer and wine can also be ordered.
For call-ahead pick-up only, choose from two chocolate champagne glasses with a bottle of chocolate wine ($28), chocolate body paint in milk or dark chocolate ($12), and boxes of assorted chocolates ranging from four to 24 pieces (prices vary).
A steak kit for two, featuring two 16-oz. prime NY strip steaks, grocery ingredients and instructions, is priced at $85.
On Friday, May 8, they’re hosting a Virtual Wine Dinner in partnership with Tim’s Wine Market and featuring a live-stream appearance by winemaker Alessio Inama. Priced at $135 per couple, the four-course meals will be available for pick-up.
This downtown restaurant’s Friday/Saturday Dinner for Two includes fried chicken, sides and chocolate chip cookies for $49.95.
Have brunch for date night with this restaurant’s DIY brunch kits for two, which range in price from $10 to $20 with options such as Avocado Benedicts, Buttermilk Pancakes, Chorizo Hash and more. You can also get a Mimosa Kit for $19.50.
Pick-up and delivery is available from this market’s merchants, including cheese and charcuterie boards from La Femme du Fromage and ramen bowls from Domu.
Choose from a variety of uncooked cuts of hand-carved steak packaged with Eddie V’s signature steak seasoning. Beer and wine are also available to order.
For $98, the Date Night Grilling Experience includes two ready-to-grill steaks (your choice of boneless ribeye or filet mignon) or Atlantic salmon, plus side dishes, signature dessert and a bottle of Fogo Tribute wine for curbside pickup or delivery.
A DIY ice cream cookie sandwich kit is priced at $18 for six cookies and $32 for 12.
Choose a customized Three-Course Package with your choice of protein, side, appetizer and dessert. Orders over $35 include a complimentary bottle of wine.
At their Grand National, International Drive, Lake Buena Vista and other locations, the LongHorn Steak Shop features a variety of uncooked steaks starting at $6 each. Each order includes LongHorn seasoning, cooking instructions from LongHorn’s Grill Masters and honey wheat bread. Side dishes are also available to order, as is a selection of to-go beer and wine.
Priced at $25, their Date Night package includes two small specialty pizzas and one order of pretzel bites.
This Winter Garden eatery is offering a Family of Two dinner special for $35 with your choice of salad, two full-size sandwiches, soup, a cookie and two drinks.
Enjoy a Cottage Pie Meal Kit with braised short rib and sides for $50, or their BBQ St. Louis Meal Kit with four portions of ribs plus sides for $60. To-go cocktails are also available.
Headed by James Beard-nominated Chefs James and Julie Petrakis, this Winter Park icon has Nightly Dinner for Two packages on select nights, including weekends, priced at $45 and featuring different menu items each night.
Their locations in Orlando and Altamonte Springs have a dinner for two priced at $60 with two 6-oz. filet mignons, choice of salad, choice of two sides and choice of two Mini Indulgences. They also have a selection of to-go cocktails for an additional cost.
At their Baldwin Park location, get a Sushi Go-Round Kit for $65 and wrap your own combination of fresh fish, veggies, accoutrements and sauces, or a Family Meal Ramen Kit for $45 with your choice of chicken or tofu, plus noodles and other ingredients. Both can serve up to four and can be complemented with to-go cocktails.
Get a build-your-own gyro meal kit for two, including your choice of chicken, pork, gyro meat or falafel, plus pitas, gryo fixings, side dishes and dessert, for $29. Curbside pickup orders also receive two free Greek beers.