So you’re at Disney World, either with your kids or without your kids or you don’t have kids, whatever the situation, it’s just you and your special someone. And you want to have a date night. Here are some of the best restaurants for date night at Walt Disney World!
1. California Grill
Located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary, accessed via private elevator, this is by far the most popular date night dinner. It’s probably the view of the Magic Kingdom and the fireworks. The cuisine is California-themed and they also feature over 300 wines, most from California.
This is a hard-to-get reservation, so be prepared. There is also a dress code. Read more about California Grill here.
Located on the “coast” of the Grand Floridian Hotel, this surf-and-turf specialty restaurant offers spectacular views of Happily Ever After, but with a romantic seaside setting. They feature fresh seafood from local sources and around the world and land fare, like filet mignon.
This is another hard-to-get reservation and another location with a dress code. Read more about Narcoosee’s here.
3. Le Cellier
Located in the Canada Pavilion in EPCOT, this is for SURE one of my personal favorites, if only for the maple creme brulee. They specialize in regional Canadian cuisine, including steaks, fresh seafood, cheesy poutine, and Canadian beer.
This is, again, a hard-to-get reservation. It is totally worth it.
Sanaa is located at Animal Kingdom Lodge and offers African and Indian cooking with a view of the animals on the Savannah. People FLOCK here (get it?) just for the bread service.
Sanaa is great for all diets, but they are also a favorite stop for vegans and vegetarians. It is a family-friendly restaurant but there is a personal, romantic feeling to the dining area, especially at night.
5. Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
Head over to Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom and give a great big KUNGALOOSH to the Skippers dining on their breaks! This restaurant, themed after S.E.A. and the Jungle Cruise, is kind of a hidden gem (so don’t tell anybody). It is one of the few places you can drink in the Magic Kingdom, too!
6. Chefs De France
We head back to World Showcase to dine in the France Pavilion at Chefs De France. Dine on seasonal French Cuisine and sip on the Imported French Wines and Champagne! Don’t forget to finish off with the creme brulee or the tarte au chocolat!
7. Hollywood Brown Derby
If your date night includes a trip to Batuu, make sure to first dine at the Hollywood Brown Derby. Inspired by the original Brown Derby, they offer California cuisine! Try the famous Cobb Salad, named after the original owner of the Brown Derby, Bob Cobb, and finish up with the grapefruit sponge cake!
Does your date night involve visiting Pandora? Tiffins is the place for you! Inspired by Africa and Asia, this dining location offers a delicious stop with great food and great views.
A night at Disney Springs deserves a stop at the Boathouse. The great food and drinks are tough to beat. This is an incredibly popular restaurant so reservations are a must! Want to cap the date night with an unforgettable event? Take a ride in an Amphicar or take flight in the Aerophile!
10. La Hacienda de San Angel
Want to cap a night at EPCOT with a front-row seat for the fireworks? Try to get a reservation about an hour and a half before the scheduled fireworks show at La Hacienda and ask to sit at the windows! Located in the Mexico Pavilion on the waterfront, this delicious Mexican restaurant is PERFECT for date night!
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