When most people think about Walt Disney World, the think about castles, monorails, and little girls dressed up as their favorite princess. Those are fitting images and represent many of the most iconic moments and experiences that Disney World has to offer.
However, they don’t call it Disney “World” for nothing.
Disney World is a vast vacation destination with something to offer everyone, including those who are looking to combine good food and a bit of romance.
If you are looking for a nice restaurant where you and your sweetie can enjoy a delightful evening together, here is a list of ten of the most romantic restaurants at Disney World. Let’s take a look:
1 – Le Cellier at the Epcot Canada Pavilion
It’s dark, it has wonderful food, and it’s nearly impossible to get a reservation. What screams romance more than that? Enjoy fine dining that offers seafood and steaks in a cozy atmosphere that looks like the cellar of a beautiful and majestic Canadian château.
2 – Monsieur Paul at the Epcot France Pavilion
How about a table for two covered by a perfect white tablecloth and located by the window where you can enjoy a great view of fireworks? Now that is romantic my friends. Add in some gourmet French cuisine like black truffle soup (the one that literally earned Chef Paul a medal), lobster, herb-crusted lamb chops, and a Grand Marnier soufflé. Finally, add a bottle of French wine and you are on the boat to romance city.
3 – San Angel Inn Restaurante at the Epcot Mexico Pavilion
It’s always dusk inside the Mayan ruins and every table has a view of the River of Time as well as a volcano that is ready to blow. What could be more romantic than your impending doom? All kidding aside, the atmosphere is unique and cozy. The menu has great choices like tortilla soup, steak, fish, and chicken. Desserts include cheesecake and mousse.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
4 – Brown Derby
The Brown Derby is like walking into Hollywood at the height of its golden age. Dark wood paneling, warm tile floors, and fun caricatures of classic movie stars make for an inviting environment. Enjoy salmon served over lentils or try the world-famous Cobb salad which was invented at the original Brown Derby in California. If you are looking for a romantic evening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this is the place to find it.
5 – Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
The Pacific Northwest, with its welcoming fireplaces and stately log cabins, serves up plenty of romance. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge brings that romance to central Florida in a spectacular way. Artist Point is as rustic as it is charming. Enjoy beautiful views of the serene Bay Lake while you enjoy a menu of dishes that change seasonally. The wine list features well over 100 different selections from some of the best Pacific Northwest wineries.
6 – Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
The dark woods and classic look of a New England-style steakhouse welcome you to enjoy premium steaks and fresh seafood inside this stately restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Enjoy a New York strip steak or ask about the catch of the day.
7 – Todd English’s blue zoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Walking into blue zoo (written with stylish lower case letters only, if you please) is like taking a trip under the sea. However, this isn’t a Little Mermaid attraction. It is a very contemporary and upscale dining experience. Given the name, it’s no surprise that this celebrity chef’s restaurant focuses on seafood. You will find plenty of it here including lobster, oysters, shrimp, and swordfish. However, the restaurant also offers a selection of beef, chicken, and pork dishes. Blue zoo has won plenty of awards for both its food and wine.
8 – Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Imagine a restaurant that is both modern and ancient at the same time. Imagine a place where you can see a beautiful wall that changes colors with hues of deep yellow and orange colors that representing the African plains and skies. Imagine a place where you can sample unique African, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes made from seafood, chicken, and steak. Jiko has a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, great food, and excellent service that will help you make a memorable evening.
9 – California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Have you ever heard the old saying about the three things that drive the value of real estate? Location, location, location. If ever there is a Disney World restaurant that has a prime location it is the California Grill. Located high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can look out over the Seven Seas Lagoon at sunset. You can see the colors change on Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. You can take in the views and music of the Wishes fireworks spectacular. All these great visuals combine with extraordinary food and attentive service. It all comes together at the California Grill.
10 – Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
If you had to pick just one top romantic restaurant at Disney World, it would probably have to be Victoria & Albert’s. It is the only AAA 5-diamond restaurant in Orlando. It is one of the 0.2% restaurants out of 30,000 that AAA reviews and gives its top rating. It is a place where you can enjoy the most amazing environment, the most amazing food, and the most amazing service available anywhere. Yes, it comes at an amazing price that starts at $125 per person, but for that you will get a night you will never forget.
What is your favorite romantic restaurant at Disney World?