You may rest assured that whatever it is you seek in the way of dining, you’re bound to find it at Walt Disney World Resort. The extended lineup of establishments includes some of the most romantic restaurants around—perfect for decked-out date nights or couples just looking to find a casual, quiet meal for two. Depending on the personal interests of the dining party, the concept of what constitutes a romantic restaurant can take on many different forms. But if you’re looking to discover which restaurants making up the Disney Park and Resort scene are known specifically for being “romantic” per se, here is the list.
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Be Our Guest Restaurant
This is your number-one go-to for romantic dining within the limits of Magic Kingdom Park specifically. It doesn’t get nearly the vast range of mixed reviews that Tony’s Town Square does, nor is it as cliché as Cinderella’s Royal Table (no offense). In fact, Be Our Guest Restaurant presents a truly original, enchanting experience on all levels. Themed after Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast (1991, 2017), everything about dining here is whimsical and magical, from their unique menu presentation of fine French cuisine to the regal ambiance and in-house special effects. And with three distinct dining rooms offering their cozy intimations to the mealtime engagement at hand, you’ll get the optimal “Guest” treatment wherever you’re seated.
Just across Seven Seas Lagoon, over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you will find a host of charming dining establishments of varying styles and tantalizations. Perhaps you’re looking to keep things casual with the Grand Floridian Café, or maybe you’re even looking to capture more of that Beauty and the Beast essence in lounge format via the resident Enchanted Rose Lounge. But if you’re looking for a signature dining experience that’s practically perfect in every way, be sure to check out that Cítricos.
Renowned for the savory fusion of fresh Floridian cuisine with a Mediterranean hint and an award-winning wine list to accompany your romantic dinner engagement, Cítricos is an elegant yet inviting establishment you’ll undoubtedly want to stay awhile at. That’s perfect because it’s an experience meant to be savored, especially now with its newer implemented Mary Poppins Returns theme. A romantic finishing touch to an already romantic meal, if ever there was one!
Not to be outdone on the hotel scene, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort has its own standout signature dining establishment of great acclaim. An intimate way to set the mood, this stellar steakhouse is praised for its house-aged steaks right onsite (a process that diners can view for themselves) in addition to phenomenal, flavorful alternate standout menu selections in addition. And the overall encompassing atmosphere within only adds to the most romantic experience awaiting you and your other half.
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Coral Reef Restaurant
On location at the Living Seas Pavilion in EPCOT, Coral Reef Restaurant has a longstanding history as a unique seafood establishment. With its low lighting and cool ambiance—not to mention the wall-size windows directly looking out into EPCOT’s resident aquariums—you’re guaranteed an experience like no other. What other seafood establishment lets you wine and dine under the waves in a relaxing haven as an impressive collage of colorful fish and other abundant sea creatures swim past you?
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Le Cellier Steakhouse
This refined steakhouse is somewhat of a legend, standing out among the myriad of other stellar establishments comprising ECPOT’s World Showcase. Housed within the Canada Pavilion, it isn’t only the signature steak selections that garner this restaurant a reputation as an ideal dinner-date designation. The entire cellar- château ambiance works wonders in setting the mood, along with the numerous other food and drink selections in addition. That’s right, steak isn’t the sole all-star. And that’s great because it gives dining couples of more versatile interests every excuse to try this one out for themselves.
For the finest in French dining of great acclaim, this longtime staple within ECPOT’s France Pavilion needs no introduction. With its somewhat unassuming corner location just upstairs from Les Chefs de France (another romantic restaurant option), the signature experience that awaits dining parties inside incorporates a feeling of exotic mystery and intrigue. And then the optimal surrounding views of the World Showcase, once you’re seated, are nothing short of breathtaking.
This restaurant features a broad range of prix fixe features and an extended wine list to enhance the overall French dining indulgences. As for the food, you wouldn’t expect anything less than refined on every level, considering each feature comes from the internationally renowned Chef Monsieur Paul and the stellar culinary team tasked with carrying out masterful recreations of such presentations each and every evening.
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Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Italian table-service restaurants have long been synonymous with romantic dinner dates. And as you may already know, Disney World is home to its fair share of stellar Italian establishments, all of which can be considered romantic. But if you’re looking for something uniquely intimate and somewhat secretive, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar fits the bill perfectly.
Nestled unassumingly right next to the more widely recognized Tutto Italia Ristorante, on location within EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar is a smaller, quieter, and arguably cozier setup with limited seating. In many ways, it feels like a private dining experience that focuses on wine pairings and delightfully delicious traditional Italian cuisine classics. Who wouldn’t love that?
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Many know this rooftop restaurant, on location at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, as the place to dine in tandem with the Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks spectacular. But there’s plenty to be said of its exceptional quality, stellar California-inspired cuisine callouts, and overall awe-inspiring ambiance, even when you’re not dining during the evening’s grand occasion. In fact, it may actually be more romantic to dine here when it is less crowded—before or after the aforementioned event. After all, you still have the panoramic surrounding views to accompany your meal, and that’s an undeniably elevating attribute in making the moment memorable.
Topolino’s Terrace—Flavors of the Riviera
California Grill isn’t the only romantic rooftop dining designation gracing the Disney Resort scene. And who can deny that there’s something altogether exotic and enriching about the Riviera? That’s why Disney’s Riviera Resort may just be one of Disney’s most romantic Resorts. And on that note, their signature standout rooftop dining option, Topolino’s truly epitomizes what it means to have a romantic date night. Not only do you get to dive into sizzling and savory cuisine culminations from the best in French and Italian-inspired fare, but you’ll delight in the stunning aerial views that both accompany and serenade this most stellar establishment.
Topolino’s provides a romantic dinner experience every evening and offers the popular Character Dining breakfast known as Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends. While the aforementioned may appeal to romance-seekers, some couples may find the breakfast option more to their liking, especially if casual is more your style.
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Toledo—Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has no shortage of romantic dining options. But in continuation of the idea that rooftop dining enhances the elegance of a romantic date night is this stellar establishment, which sits at the zenith of the Gran Destino Tower, no less. What can be more charming to set the mood than incorporating authentic Spain cuisine hits with stunning scenic views stretching as far as the eye can see?
But if high-up elevations aren’t what you’re going for, then perhaps dining on the water is more your style. In that case, a second Coronado Springs recommendation to entice you may just be Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago. This romantic, breezy evening offering comes in the form of an open-air Latin-inspired wine and dine venture and is much more low-key and casual.
La Hacienda de San Angel
This standout establishment reigns supreme for a truly charming evening meal overlooking the shimmering waters of the World Showcase Lagoon. Open for dinner nightly, you will find La Hacienda de San Angel rightfully located in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion. Situated in a unique position overlooking the waterfront, it is an ideal site for viewing nighttime spectaculars or just appreciating the quiet and serene waters as you delight in authentic Mexican cuisine classics and accompanying marvels in margarita specialties.
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Jiko—The Cooking Place
On location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko easily stands out as one of Disney’s most beloved fine dining experiences. Bold and versatile combinations work well here, between the lavish and vibrant décor, sunset-likened lightning, and even the open show kitchen where you can watch mealtime mastery come together. And as for the dishes themselves, the fragrant mingling of spices and flavors come together perfectly as novelty-plated presentations that can impress even the pickiest of palates. It’s also worth mentioning that Jiko houses the largest collection of South African wines outside of South Africa.
Victoria & Albert’s
Sitting down to a meal at this impeccable establishment, on location at Disney’s Grand Floridan, is perhaps the most epitomized of all epicurean endeavors to take to at Walt Disney World. It’s certainly an experience for the books and an undeniably romantic one at that.
Victoria & Albert’s is, after all, a recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award many years over. It’s pure regality in every single way—from the stunning dining room décor and accompanying violist to the lavish multi-course menu fixings. You and your other half will no doubt feel just like Queen Victoria and Prince Albert before the meal is over.
While the dining room experience is undeniably stellar, an even more intimate option allows parties of two an enhanced premium experience. That’s right, you may actually choose to dine at Queen Victoria’s Room as well. Do take note, however, that for this arrangement, seating is very limited.
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So many other uniquely romantic dining options can be found throughout Walt Disney World Resort. You will also find many enticing suggestions at Disney Springs in addition. Essentially, the decision on where to dine and what can be considered “romantic” rests with each and every individual couple.