If you’re looking for that extra special location for Valentine’s Day dining or beyond, Orlando offers many attractive venues that will cater to your wishes.
From resort dining to independent restaurants around the city, there are plenty of ways to enjoy dinner in a truly romantic setting with the one you love.
When only the best will do your for you sweetheart, here’s where you’ll find nine of the most romantic restaurants around Orlando:
Emeril’s at Universal Citywalk (Closed)
Prepare for an unforgettable dining experience-in a good way-with the classy, high energy experience at Emeril’s Orlando.
This is one of the few places in the city where you can watch the kitchen from your seat, and you’ll be seated in a lavishly decorated dining room with white linen tablecloths and light wood fixtures.
It’s an exciting venue to dig into some of Emeril’s best dishes; enjoy your dinner with a touch of New Orleans in the mix. Call (407) 224-2424 for more information.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
If you’re both serious about steak, head to Ruth’s for your pick of choice prime steaks and sides; this steak house may be a franchise, but you’ll enjoy top-notch service and an elegant setting for your romantic dinner.
Take your pick of New Orleans-inspired appetizers, gourmet entrees, and decadent desserts.
This restaurant goes above and beyond to make your meal as perfect as possible, and is a great choice for any special occasion; call (407) 226-3900 for more information.
Manuel’s on the 28th (Closed)
Head to downtown Orlando for contemporary world cuisine served on the rooftop; well, almost. Manuel’s serves gourmet dinners on top of the Bank of America building in downtown Orlando, giving you a perfect view of the city below from the giant glass windows.
The dining room is decorated with art-deco lamps, dark tablecloths, and exudes a romantic ambiance for your special celebration. Take your pick of European-fusion cuisine at one of the city’s most elegant restaurants; call (407) 246-6580 for more information.
Timpano Italian Chophouse
Enjoy gourmet Italina cuisine at this chophouse; you’ll never guess that it’s a chain!
With Sinatra music echoing in the background, you and your date will soon be in a romantic mood; the martini bar offers plenty of unique concoctions to kick off the night of celebration with, and the menu of steaks, pork chops, pasta, seafood, and pizza is sure to please any fickle appetite.
Call (813) 254-5870 for more information.
Disney’s California Grill
If you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere and entertainment as you dine, make your way to Disney’s very own California Grill.
This is the place to watch the chefs prepare your dinner with the on-stage kitchen and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. It’s located inside the Contemporary Resort at Disney World and it’s also one of the best places to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks display. Call (407) WDW-DINE for more information.
The Boheme Restaurant
It’s the place for celebrities, business travelers, and vacationers alike, and is a prime spot to reserve a special dinner with your sweetheart.
The Boheme Restaurant inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel is luxury at its finest; settle into the plush booths and white linen tables for a night of jazz, wine, and gourmet entrees.
The dining room is covered in unique artwork from local and international artists that make this one of the top cultural hotspots in the city as well. Call (407) 313-9000 for more information.
Dux at The Peabody Orlando
Head to the Dux at the Peabody Hotel for world-class dining in a majestic atmosphere. The hotel has become synonymous with excellent service, and you’ll be treated like royalty in the elegant banquet room and lavish setting.
Chef Julio Delgado offers an award-winning menu with fresh seafood, pasta, and steaks with a contemporary American twist. Call (407) 352-4000 for more information.
Le Coq au Vin
Simple French cuisine is the specialty of this classy restaurant, a place to dine and relax in a beautifully decorated dining room.
Owners Chef Louis Perrotte and his wife Magdalena have turned this venue into one of Orlando’s most favored for special occasions and formal events. From escargots to a French-style Black Angus Steak, you have plenty of options to make it a decadent meal; call (407) 851-6980 for more information.
Norman’s at the Ritz Carlton
Set yourself up for a night wine, New World cuisine, and an absolutely gorgeous setting at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes. The dining room offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, so choose a table right near the window if you can.
The menu here combines the great tastes of the Caribbean with classic American cuisines; from reserve wine to gourmet dessert, you’l have everything you need to make your night a romantic celebration. Call (407) 206-2400 for more information.
From authentic French cuisine to contemporary American, you’re sure to find a unique venue for your romantic date in Orlando. You can find even more great places at TripAdvisor. Head to any of these restaurants for a special occasion, a date, or just as an excuse to sample a gourmet menu!