While Walt Disney World is an iconic vacation destination for families, did you also know it’s a spectacular date night option? Not only that, but it’s one of the most popular honeymoon spots in the country!
That’s right, Disney can certainly be a top location for a romantic evening out with your other half!
Here are TEN restaurants located in the Disney World parks and resorts to think about making an Advance Dining Reservation for if you’re considering a date or a full-blown honeymoon!
We’re kicking off our list with arguably one of the most romantic restaurants on property! Jiko – The Cooking Place is a fan favorite for many reasons, not the least of which is its stellar menu! With selections including Oak-Grilled Filet and stellar Macaroni and Cheese, the menu at this Signature Restaurant is expertly crafted and delicious. The mac and cheese alone is worth the trip over to Animal Kingdom Lodge!
Jiko also offers an extensive wine menu from which to choose, including acclaimed South African wines. As far as Jiko’s atmosphere goes, its quiet vibes make it an ideal dinner spot if you’re looking to escape the crowds and the noise. While children are certainly welcome here, you won’t find as many families dining at Jiko as you would at say, Chef Mickey’s or ‘Ohana.
We’re moving on to another fan favorite that can be found in Disney World’s resort hotels! California Grill is located on the fifteenth floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This restaurant has stood the test of time and remains a must-do for many guests.
The restaurant boasts stunning, sweeping views of Magic Kingdom and its nighttime fireworks displays. Nothing can beat the romance of an evening at California Grill with these views!
The food is also pretty consistently great here, with a menu that changes to reflect locally available ingredients and seasonality.
Tiffins – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Did you know that Animal Kingdom has its own Signature Restaurant? Located on Discovery Island just before the bridge that takes you to Pandora, Tiffins is an eclectic dining location with an international menu featuring dishes ranging from Butter Chicken to Tamarind-braised Short Ribs. If you and your partner are adventurous eaters, this might be the place to go.
If you’re looking for a quieter, more romantic spot to eat in Animal Kingdom, Tiffins is definitely going to be your best option. You could also pop into Nomad Lounge, which is attached to Tiffins, for a more casual round of drinks and apps. The food here is equally as tempting as Tiffins, and the atmosphere is a bit more relaxed.
Let’s head over to the EPCOT region of Disney World where you’ll find Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The signature dishes of this restaurant will of course be its selection of steaks.
This restaurant is within walking distance of EPCOT, meaning that you’ll be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the park with ease! And while many folks may opt for a steakhouse like Le Cellier on their EPCOT day, you may find that the noise level at Yachtsman Steakhouse is considerably quieter.
Le Cellier – EPCOT
Speaking of Le Cellier, let’s talk about this signature restaurant in the Canada Pavilion at World Showcase! While this may be a busier option of the two steakhouses, there’s a reason why Le Cellier remains popular after all these years.
The ambiance in Le Cellier can’t be beat. From its rich, warm tones in the stone and wood details to the large fireplace at the center of the restaurant, this is definitely one of the more romantic spots in EPCOT.
Hollywood Brown Derby – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
We’ll admit that if you’re looking for a top-notch romantic dining experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll have slim pickings. That said, what this park does feature is Hollywood Brown Derby, one of the most beloved restaurants in all of Disney World, with a fan-favorite menu including signature dishes like Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake. Don’t forget to pair your meal with one of their martinis!
Hollywood Brown Derby is definitely the most romantic dining option in Hollywood Studios, so if you’re looking for a nice date night without leaving the park, this will be your best bet. However, if you’re looking for a little more fun on your honeymoon at a fraction of the price, check out 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
If you and your partner are seafood lovers, look no further. Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn combines the best that a seafood restaurant can offer with pretty top-notch romantic date night vibes.
Like Yachtsman Steakhouse, Flying Fish is just steps away from the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT, making this a great escape from the park crowds. After dinner, enjoy a stroll along the Boardwalk, or head back into EPCOT for your final few activities of the evening.
Monsieur Paul – EPCOT (Currently Unavailable)
Let’s go back to EPCOT for another top date night dinner location. Monsieur Paul is perhaps a lesser-known — but nonetheless high-end — gourmet restaurant in the France Pavilion. Menu highlights include Lobster Thermidor, Seared New York Strip Steak, and Buffalo Tenderloin.
Monsieur Paul is definitely the prime example of fine gourmet dining in EPCOT. Keep in mind that there is a dress code at this location!
Narcoossee’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Currently Unavailable)
The grounds at the Grand Floridian are pretty romantic, so dining at one of the resort’s signature restaurants is just the icing on the cake!
If you’ve exhausted your dining options and you can’t seem to find anything romantic enough for your date night or honeymoon trip to Disney World, we have one final option that may entice you. That’s because when it comes to fine dining, nothing can top Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
For starters, Victoria & Albert’s is one of the top-rated restaurants in the entire state of Florida. Like Monsieur Paul, this location has a dress code that guests must follow. It is perhaps the epitome of fine dining at Disney World, and it culminates in an experience you will never forget. Needless to say, dinner here will cost you a pretty penny, but those who have dined here say it’s completely worth it. Add it to your Disney World bucket list!
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