Top 10 Romantic Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Although Walt Disney World is one of the top family destinations on the planet it is not just for children. It is also a top pick for honeymooners or to celebrate an anniversary. Whether you are planning a getaway with just your special someone or you are hoping for an evening without the kids, you will find plenty of places where romance blossoms at Disney.

This list is by no means complete. One option from each park is included, although it is clear that the resorts have more going for them when it comes to romance. Just because a restaurant is not included does not mean it isn’t the perfect place for two. Some Honorable Mentions are included on this list, places that arguably could have made it as well but didn’t because it’s meant to include a variety from all over Walt Disney World. Make your reservations as soon as possible by visiting http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). As always, alcoholic beverages are served only to those 21 and older. All selections listed are full service.

10. Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom-Asia

While Yak & Yeti is probably not going to be a place where there are a lot of marriage proposals, it is still the most romantic restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The atmosphere is relaxed and the Asian cuisine is quite good. The statues and artwork make the interior of the restaurant a lot of fun. The Seared Miso Salmon is a specialty, or try the Lo Mein. Fried wantons or Mango Pie make a perfect dessert. Enjoy a quiet lunch for two before exploring the park or catch an early dinner. Specialty drinks, imported beers, sake and a large selection of teas are available.

9. Flying Fish Café

Disney’s BoardWalk Area

There is something special about Disney’s BoardWalk, and the Flying Fish CafĂ© adds to the mystique of it all. The food is prepared on the kitchen stage, adding to the fun. The dĂ©cor is reminiscent of the Atlantic City Boardwalk of yesteryear. The menu is primarily seafood but beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes are also available. There is an extensive wine list, if you have a question just ask your server. Save room for dessert! With choices such as a Caramelized Banana Napoleon and Trio of Sinful Chocolate Indulgences you are not going to want to pass them by. After your meal is over enjoy the street performers on the BoardWalk from 7:00 until 10:00 nightly, one of the performance areas is right outside of the Flying Fish.

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8. Artist Point

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Fresh is the word that is often used to describe Artist Point. The menu changes seasonally and includes sirloin, seafood and game. Enjoy the views of Bay Lake while you eat, you can sit indoors or, weather permitting, outdoors on the terrace. Take a peek at the murals and paintings while waiting for your meal, or sip a glass of wine. There are 131 selections on the wine list so you are sure to find the perfect one to compliment your meal. Start your experience with an Heirloom Tomato Salad. Try the Seared Diver Scallops or the Goat Cheese Agnolotti for the main course. The Artist Point Cobble, featuring seasonal berries, is a great way to end your meal.

7. The Hollywood Brown Derby

Disney’s Hollywood Studios-Hollywood Boulevard

A replica of the famous Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, the Disney version has charm and style. The dĂ©cor is a mix of nostalgia and glitz, creating an atmosphere that is perfect for two. Our Famous Cobb Salad is a must to start off your meal. From there choose range-free chicken or a pan seared pork chop, the entrĂ©e list is impressive. Wine pairings are listed on the menu and cocktails are poured right at your table. The Grapefruit Cake is a signature dessert, or try Chocolate Three Ways. It’s the perfect way to end a special meal.

6. The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Café

Disney Springs

There are many options when it comes to Wolfgang Puck at Disney Springs. If you just want to try the food the Wolfgang Puck Express-Market is probably your best option. Wolfgang Puck CafĂ© offers good food in a great setting. If you are looking for romance then the Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck CafĂ© is the way to go. Located in the same building as the CafĂ©, the Dining Room prides itself on its sophistication. The atmosphere is elegant while modern and the food excellent. Try a bowl of the Butternut Squash Soup or share a Smoked Salmon Pizza. Signature dishes include Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein and Steamed Seasonal Fish “Hong Kong Style”. Poultry, seafood and beef are also on the menu, which is a blend of Californian and Asian cuisine. Sushi is also available. You could also order a Multiple Course Tour, which features some favorites that are put together because the accompany each other perfectly. End your meal with Wolfgang’s Apple Strudel or 24 Carrot Gold.

5. Coral Reef Restaurant

Epcot-Future World

Honorable Mentions at Epcot: Le Cellier and Bistro de Paris

Coral Reef Restaurant is all about atmosphere, which makes it the perfect spot for a romantic meal. Ask for a table near the aquarium and really soak it all in. Make sure that you spend time identifying the different types of fish that you will see, a guide will be given to you when you are seated. Begin your journey under the sea with the Appetizer for Two, which consists of Crispy-fried Shrimp, Crab Cakes and Creamy Lobster Soup. Entrees are heavy on seafood with choices like Pan-seared Sustainable Seasonal Catch, but chicken, pork and a vegetarian Vegetable-Potato Strudel are also available. The menu includes wine suggestions for each dish. End your adventure with Bailey’s and Jack Daniel’s Mousse or no sugar added Cherry Cheesecake.

4. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Magic Kingdom-Main Street, U.S.A.

Honorable Mention at Magic Kingdom-Cinderella’s Royal Table

How could a restaurant inspired by the most romantic scene in any Disney movie not be romantic itself? Tony’s Town Square is based on the classic scene from Lady and the Tramp where the two main characters share a plate of spaghetti and a kiss. You will feel like you walked into the story when you enter the restaurant. Italian specialties are featured. Flavors of Italy Antipasto, a dish for two, is a nice way to start off your meal. Try an entrĂ©e of Chicken Parmigiana or order a New York Strip. You could also try the Spaghetti with Meatballs and recreate the famous movie moment. End your meal with Tiramisu or the Chef’s Signature Cheesecake. Remember that alcohol is not served at the Magic Kingdom so there will be no wine with you meal.

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3. Jiko – The Cooking Place

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Step outside of your comfort zone and enjoy a meal that is based on African, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. Known for its atmosphere (which is based on an African sunset) as well as its food, Jiko is a favorite of many because of all that is offered. You are sure to find the perfect wine because the selection is huge. All of the wines are from Africa, ask your server for a recommendation. Food is prepared in the dining room for all to see. The menu is seasonal and extensive. This is also the place to dine if you or your special someone is on a special diet, there are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant menus. Start your meal with a Jiko Salad and the Artisanal Cheese Selection. Entrees include such specialties as Grilled Swordfish or Berkshire Pork Tenderloin. A Tipsy Tart accompanied by an after dinner drink or dessert wine, is the perfect ending to the meal.

2. California Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

If you’re looking for a romantic view you are not going to find a better one than at California Grill. You can dine overlooking either Seven Seas Lagoon or the Magic Kingdom. If you time your reservation right you can enjoy Wishes at the end of your meal. If that is what you are hoping for make your reservation as early as possible. Not only does California Grill have arguably the best views of any Walt Disney World restaurant, they also serve fantastic food. The staff prides itself on serving only the freshest of ingredients. Start off with a flatbread pizza or try the sushi. For your entrĂ©e order the Florida Red Snapper or the Oak-fired Fillet of Beef. There are also several vegetarian options. The wine list is extensive. Desserts include such sweet creations as Summer Berry Crostada and Heather’s Cookie Plate. Order a dessert wine or an after dinner cordial and enjoy the fireworks for an evening that neither of you will ever forget.

One quick side note, California Grill will be closed for refurbishment starting on January 6, 2013. The date for reopening has not yet been announced.

1. Victoria & Albert’s

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Honorable Mention at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa-Narcoossee’s

Arguably the most romantic restaurant at all of Walt Disney World, Victoria & Albert’s is also the most expensive. It’s the only AAA Five Diamond Award Winner, an award which has been earned for the past 13 years. Children under 10 are not allowed in the restaurant. There are three dining options, the Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room and the Chef’s Table. The menu changes nightly so that the freshest ingredients can be incorporated into the meal. The Dining Room meal is seven courses and the diners pick from several choices each night. Queen Victoria’s Room has just four tables, allowing for an intimate experience. At the Chef’s Table the meal is created based on your preferences. Vegetarian options are available for all experiences. The price is per meal, wine is extra. Be prepared to spend at least two hours on your meal. It is Disney dining at its finest.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.