Romantic Dinner Spots Outside The Disney World Theme Parks
Last week I talked about romantic dinner spots at the WDW Theme Parks, and there really are some great places to grab an intimate dinner for 2 at the Parks. If you’re willing to venture outside of the 4 Theme Parks, there are MANY more delicious dinner choices available to you for a Disney date night. So, hire a babysitter for the kids, and try out one of these amazing restaurants:
Head over to the Grand Floridian Resort where you will find some delicious options, including Citricos which features an upscale take on American classics like steak and pastas, and Narcoossee’s – with it’s amazing views of the Magic Kingdom and mouth-watering seafood specialties, it’s the perfect place for a date night! If you’re really looking to celebrate, you can head over to the luxurious Victoria and Albert’s, where you are treated like royalty to a delicious 6 course meal (with optional wine pairings available!)
Animal Kingdom Lodge is another place where you will find multiple restaurant options that would be perfect for a date night, including Jiko where you can check out the show kitchen and watch the chefs prepare your African inspired dishes as you sip on delicious award-winning wines, or you can head over to Sanaa, where you will be stunned by the view of the savanna as you feast on African and Indian inspired dishes.
The Contemporary Resort is home to the very popular California Grill restaurant, which is located at the top of the Resort, and one of the main reasons to dine here are the amazing views of the Magic Kingdom as seen from the restaurant and their observation decks – that and the food of course! Enjoy a large wine and spirit selection as well as sushi, flatbread pizzas, seafood and steak, and some truly decadent desserts.
The Boardwalk Resort is where you’ll find the Flying Fish Café, a restaurant which specializes in seafood dishes and offers an onstage kitchen where you can watch your meals being prepared. After dinner, what could be more romantic than a stroll down the boardwalk at night – it’s all lit up and is reminiscent of the Atlantic city boardwalk of the earlier 20th century.
Downtown Disney is a great place to spend a romantic evening, you can stroll around and shop, and then have a delicious meal at one of their amazing restaurants. Like Portobello – where you can sample Italian cuisine prepared in an elegant yet casual setting, or Fulton’s Crab House which is set in an authentic replica of a riverboat and offers a changing menu featuring fresh seafood that’s flown in daily. If you are looking for a slightly more lively atmosphere, then check out the Wolfgang Puck Café where the menu is full of interesting and unique pizzas, pastas, and desserts.
The WDW Resorts and Downtown Disney have a lot of restaurant options to offer, and many of them are extremely popular so I definitely recommend you make those Advance Dining Reservations as soon as you can!
What about you, what’s your favorite romantic WDW restaurant?
Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult