They say a way to someone’s heart is through food, and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re planning a first date, a special occasion dinner or simply want to surprise your significant other with a spontaneous date night, Orlando is the perfect place to do it. Here are Central Florida’s 10 most romantic restaurants to take that special someone to.
10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Central Florida
1. Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Bull & Bear is first on our list for good reason. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the epitome of elegance, and Bull & Bear captures just that. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary milestone or really any special occasion. The food is exquisite and the ambiance is unmatched.
2. Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Knife & Spoon is a brand-new luxury steak and seafood restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Led by the award-winning Chef John Tesar, Knife & Spoon offers a beautiful dining experience in a resort that is nothing short of luxurious.
3. Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (temporarily closed)
Located within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria & Albert’s is both elegant and stunning, and the food is simply superb. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit the Grand Floridian, you know just how breathtaking the resort is. Such beauty paired with delicious food is the perfect combination for a romantic evening.
4. Sear + Sea Woodfire Grill at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
For delicious bites with some of the most spectacular views of Orlando, you’ll want to check out JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa’s Sear + Sea Woodfire Grill. The rooftop dining space allows for privacy, making Sear + Sea a great choice for a romantic dinner.
5. Kabooki Sushi
For decadent sushi with arguably the best presentation in all of Orlando, spend your romantic evening at Kabooki Sushi. Orlando is home to two Kabooki Sushi locations, one downtown and one off of Sand Lake Road. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed a meal that is both delicious and charming.
6. Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
If you and your loved one are fans of seafood, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen might just be the perfect date night spot. The menu is extensive, offering tasty options from oysters to lobster, and all seafood in between. We highly recommend the grilled oysters topped with parmesan.
7. Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe
For a delicious meal right on the water, Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe is ideal. Some of Russell’s best menu items include the Grilled Spiny Lobster Tails (pictured below), Honey Crusted Rack of Lamb, Russell’s Royal burger and the Grilled Swordfish. If you time your dinner just right, you can watch the beautiful Orlando sunset right from your table.
8. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant
Eddie V’s is another wonderful choice if you’re looking for a luxurious seafood restaurant to spend your date night. The food is amazing and the restaurant itself is just what you picture when you think romantic. Intimate seating, dimmed lighting and wonderful food: need we say more?
9. California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Located on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill offers an elegant, upscale dining experience with some of the best food on Disney property. What really makes California Grill so special is the spectacular view of Orlando. You can even view the fireworks from Cinderella Castle right from your table.
10. Enzo’s on the Lake
Another wonderful lake-front dining option, Enzo’s on the Lake offers spectacular Italian cuisine with views of the water that are just as superb. This family-owned spot is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with the person who means the most to you.
Clearly, romance is alive and well in Orlando. Rooftop or waterfront, seafood or Italian, you’re sure to find a Central Florida restaurant just right for you and your significant other to spend your special evening.