While Orlando may conjure images of Disney World and bustling restaurants full of tourists, the sunny Floridian city has plenty to offer in the way of quiet, intimate and romantic spots for celebrating love. From classic steakhouses like Capa Steakhouse & Bar and Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops to inviting Italian joints like Adriatico Trattoria Italiana and Spanish tapas-style spots like Santiago's Bodega. Here are some of Orlando’s top restaurants for romantic dining.
1.A Land Remembered
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Located in the Golf Clubhouse at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, A Land Remembered is a high-end Florida-inspired steakhouse that serves classic chophouse fare in a stylish and sophisticated setting. Named after the late Patrick Smith's novel highlighting Florida's rich history and landscapes, the AAA Four-Diamond and legendary steakhouse serves a menu of traditional cuisine such as world-class Harris Ranch all-natural prime Black Angus beef steaks, prime USDA chops and prime ribs, fresh seafood and shellfish, housemade pasta, fresh salads and vegetables, and decadent desserts. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of domestic and imported wines, craft beers by the bottle, and a variety of handcrafted cocktails made with premium spirits. A Land Remembered is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-996-3663
2.Adriatico Trattoria Italiana
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Located in College Park with a lovely sidewalk café-style setting, Adriatico Trattoria Italiana is an intimate trattoria run by husband-and-wife-team who serves traditional dishes from their hometown of Ortona. Nestled on the East coast of Italy, Ortana is famous for its fresh seafood fare, which is mirrored on the menu at Adriatico – think Fra Diavolo topped with hefty shrimp, fresh Pappardelle Allo Scoglio packed with the freshest of seafood, or the mélange of fresh shrimp, fish, mussels, clams and calamari found in the Zuppa di Pesce. Open for lunch and dinner, linen tablecloths and candlelight create an elegant ambiance with a touch of Marco Cudazzo’s magic.
2417 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804, Phone: 407-428-0044
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Located in the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, BiCE Orlando is an upmarket Milan-based chain that specializes in classic Northern Italian fare and casual wines in a stylish setting. The elegant restaurant serves a seasonal menu of authentic Italian dishes such as homemade pasta and from-scratch sauces such as seafood fettuccini, fresh seafood like Salmon steak in pistachio crust served with seasonal vegetables, prime meat dishes of Ossobuco di Vitello with Milanese Risotto, and desserts like tiramisu and limoncello cheesecake. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from around the world, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. BiCE Orlando is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-1415
4.Bull & Bear Steakhouse at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
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Located in the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, the Bull & Bear Steakhouse is an award-winning restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience. Renowned for its superb service and hospitality, outstanding cuisine and world-class wines, the elegant dining destination serves a menu of re-imagined steakhouse classics and fashionable fare, such as Grilled Gulf Shrimp, Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Escargot and Gnocchi, and the signature 32-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye. A team of experienced sommeliers is on hand to suggest the perfect wines for every dish, and the contemporary décor, warm ambiance, and spectacular views of the resort’s swimming pool and golf course create an ideal spot for a romantic dinner. Bull & Bear Steakhouse is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln a, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-597-5500
5.California Grill Lounge
Located on the 15th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, the California Grill Lounge is an award-winning restaurant that serves gourmet Californian cuisine against a backdrop of spectacular panoramic views of Magic Kingdom Park and the Seven Seas Lagoon. The restaurant is stylishly decorated with a lively onstage kitchen where diners can watch expert chefs hone their culinary skills as they create inventive cuisine with global flavors. The seasonally changing menu features specialties as handmade Yellowfin Tuna, Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, and Oak-fired Filet of Beef, along with freshly prepared sushi, wood-fired pizzas, and decadent desserts like Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. An extensive wine list features over 300 hand-picked wines, many from California with more than 50 available by the glass, as well as champagne, craft beers, and craft cocktails. The California Grill Lounge is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
4600 North World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
6.Capa Steakhouse and Bar
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Located on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, Capa Steakhouse & Bar is a swanky Spanish steakhouse with an elegant lounge that blends classic chophouse fare and modern Basque tapas in a stylish and sophisticated setting with awe-inspiring views. The restaurant spans 7,500 square feet which include a beautifully decorated dining room, an intimate lounge, and a spectacular terrace for sundowners and alfresco dining against a backdrop of panoramic views. The seasonal menu features a variety of delicious dishes such as Para Picar and Raciones selections of bruschetta, prawns, cured meats, and aromatic cheeses, and entrées of wood-fired steaks, fresh seafood and fish, and sweet treats like crema Catalan with blood orange and churros with chocolate. Capa Steakhouse & Bar is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
10100 Dream Tree Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-313-7777
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Cítricos brings the rich, sun-kissed tastes and flavors of the Mediterranean to the heart of Orlando with vibrant Mediterranean-style dishes and award-winning wines served in a lively, inviting setting. Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the restaurant features Old World décor and furnishings, mosaic-tiled floors, wrought-iron railings that resemble vineyard grapevines, a bustling onstage kitchen, and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Seasonal menus feature delectable dishes prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients such as succulent Florida shrimp, charred octopus, lobster risotto, oak-grilled filet of beef, and quinoa and Provençale ratatouille. An award-winning wine list features a range of classic wines that can be enjoyed by the glass and the bottle with professional sommeliers on hand to suggest wine pairings. The Cítricos Lounge is a cozy bar where guests can enjoy international wines, cocktails, artisanal beers, and seasonal tapas. Cítricos is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
4401 Grand, Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-2989
8.Deep Blu Seafood Grille
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Located at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, the Deep Blu Seafood Grille is a contemporary seafood restaurant that serves sustainably-sourced seafood and fresh, from-scratch sushi in a stylish space. Situated next to the Walt Disney World Resort, the seafood-centric restaurant features décor reminiscent of the Captain’s Quarters of a 16th-century Spanish galleon and an open kitchen where guests can watch expert chefs at work preparing sublime dishes like prime steaks and chops, fresh salads and handmade sushi-like Kamikaze, California and Rainbow rolls. An elegant lounge next to the restaurant boasts a clubby feel with dark wood tones and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the swimming pool. The Deep Blu Seafood Grille is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-390-2420
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9.Eddie V's Prime Seafood
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Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant is renowned for serving a vast array of fresh seafood, including Pacific Ahi Tuna and raw oysters, along with daily-catch fish and salads prepared from the freshest ingredients. A comfortable, intimate bar serves a menu of hand-crafted cocktails, imported spirits, and an extensive wine menu curated by a professional sommelier against a backdrop of live jazz music. Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner for two, but also caters for private dining and groups and is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
7488 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-355-3011
10.Jiko - The Cooking Place
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Take a culinary journey into the heart of Africa at Jiko - The Cooking Place. Set in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, the restaurant serves traditional South African cuisine in a dramatic setting with crackling wood-burning ovens, an open show kitchen, and lush, natural habitats, which are home to more than 30 species of African wildlife. The menu features a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine with dishes appetizers of brick oven-fired flatbreads and Cedar Creek clam malata, mouth-watering entrées of oak-grilled filet mignon, and lobster sosatie with red shrimp, and desserts of caramelized orange and chocolate choux. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of boutique South African wines, imported beers, and colorful cocktails. Jiko - The Cooking Place is open for dinner, daily.
2901 W Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-938-4733
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Located on Edgewater Drive, K Restaurant is an open, contemporary restaurant that serves a seasonal menu of seasonal New American cuisine. Chef Tina Kuehn creates a new dinner menu every week with fresh locally sourced ingredients including grass-fed meat and chicken, herbs and salads, fresh seafood, and other produce. Signature dishes include New York steak, mussels in garlic, shrimp boil and chicken andouille sausage, and a vegetarian quinoa bed with pomegranate molasses. The restaurant caters for special events and functions and is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804, Phone: 407-872-2332
© Kres Chophouse
Set in a historic building on Church Street, Kres Chophouse is an award-winning steakhouse that serves a traditional menu of prime steaks, fresh seafood and salads, sides, and desserts, accompanied by an outstanding wine list and other signature beverages. The bustling steakhouse features exquisite architecture of a typical 1930s landmark building, authentic décor with red leather booths and dark wood finishes, an upscale full-service bar. In addition to acclaimed food and wine, the restaurant offers exceptional service and hospitality and a refined ambiance in which to dine. Kres Chophouse is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sundays.
17 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, Phone: 407-447-7950
13.Le Coq Au Vin
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Le Coq Au Vin brings the authentic tastes and flavors of France to the heart of Orlando. Opened in 1976, the elegant, fine dining restaurant specializes in refined French country cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and produce from regional artisans, producers, and farmers. Signature dishes include fresh Florida frog legs, Alsace-style crab cake, foie gras, Oscar-style seared scallops, and steak tartare, and the cuisine is accompanied by a range of domestic and imported wines, craft beers by the bottle, and a variety of handcrafted cocktails made with premium spirits. Le Coq Au Vin is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
4800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806, Phone: 407-851-6980
14.Mama Della's Ristorante
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Based at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Mama Della's Ristorante is a family-friendly restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine from Naples, Piemonte, and Tuscany. The intimate eatery welcomes diners with strolling musicians, a large crackling fireplace and the time-honored tradition of unsurpassed hospitality. Exuding an ambiance of 'La Dolce Vita,' Mama Della's serves a menu of traditional fares such as antipasto platters and small plates of appetizers, fresh garden salads, creamy pasta dishes, hearty meat and chicken plates and decadent desserts. Meals are accompanied by an extensive list of Italian and other wines from around the world, as well as craft beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-3463
Located in The Fountains at Bay Hill, MoonFish is one of Orlando's most innovative restaurants and serves a world-class selection of fresh seafood, shellfish, raw bar specialties, fresh sushi, and catch-of-the-day fish. The award-winning restaurant also serves wood-fire grilled USDA steak and chops, fresh salads, and desserts, along with the freshest sushi, sashimi, oysters on the half-shell, and a variety of Pan-Asian, Cajun, Creole, and Floribbean fare. Elegantly furnished with modern décor, white-clothed tables, and gleaming silverware, the acclaimed restaurant’s full-service bar offers a hand-curated wine list of casual wines and a spirited cocktail menu featuring classic and modern libations, and craft beers by the bottle and on tap. MoonFish is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
7525 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-363-7262
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Located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Narcoossee's is a family-friendly ocean-themed restaurant at Disney World that specializes in seafood and other North American cuisine. The restaurant boasts bold, modern décor with a brightly painted ceiling in rainbow colors, art-adorned walls, a wooden floor with ocean-style rugs, small aquariums filled with fish, and an open patio with panoramic views. The menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes, along with burgers, steaks, gourmet sandwiches, salads and desserts, and Disney-themed cocktails, fresh juices and slushes are available from the bar. Narcoossee's is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
4401 Grand, Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-824-1400
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Ocean Prime is an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge with a beautifully appointed dining room, an elegant lounge and sophisticated energy. Created by renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, the upscale restaurant features stylish Art Deco-inspired décor, sleek finishes, and beautiful light fittings. The menu features classic steakhouse fare such as prime USDA steaks and lamb chops, fresh sustainable-caught seafood and catch-of-the-day fish, housemade pasta and sauces, and fresh locally sourced ingredients and regional produce. The cuisine is accompanied by a hand-curated wine list of casual wines and a spirited cocktail menu featuring classic and modern libations, as well as craft beers by the bottle and on tap. Ocean Prime is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
7339 W Sand Lake Rd #400, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-781-4880
© Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega is an authentic Spanish style restaurant serves Spanish-influenced dishes with an emphasis on tapas-style sharing plates. The restaurant features a bright and bold dining space with colorful décor and mismatched chairs, custom art, a full-service bar, outdoor patio seating for alfresco dining in the summer, and an upbeat, vibrant vibe. Santiago's Bodega serves brunch, lunch, and dinner with appetizers of soups, salads, hot tapas, and cold tapas, like avocado and pear salad and spicy lentil soup, followed by entrées of bacon and basil wrapped mushrooms and smoked salmon carpaccio. The full-service bar serves Spanish drinks like sangria, casual wines, and craft beers, and a selection of handcrafted cocktails and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, Phone: 407-412-6979
© Seasons 52
Located in the Plaza Venezia, Seasons 52 Restaurant is an elegant dining destination that is renowned for its rotating menu of seasonal American dishes and an extensive list of globally-inspired wines and classic cocktails. The menu features made-from-scratch farm-to-table fare prepared using fresh locally sourced ingredients and regional produce and grilled on an open oak-fire or in a brick roast oven. Signature dishes include Florida Stone Crabs, Wild Alaskan Salmon, California Golden Beets, and freshly baked flatbreads, and the cuisine is accompanied by a hand-curated wine list of casual wines and a spirited cocktail menu featuring classic and modern libations, as well as craft beers by the bottle and on tap. Seasons 52 Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday.
7700 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-354-5212
20.Spencer's for Steaks & Chops
© Spencer's for Steaks & Chops
Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops is a stylish and sophisticated steakhouse with luxurious interiors that serves classic chophouse fare with a contemporary twist. Based in the Hilton Hotel Orlando, the restaurant features traditional steakhouse décor with dark wood and leather accents, elegantly dressed tables and romantic lighting. The menu features thick house-butchered cuts of USDA choice Florida beef, free-range chicken and pork, fresh seafood and a range of vegetarian options. The full-service bar and wine room have an extensive menu of fine wines from around the world, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, craft beers on tap or by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops also features a 12-seat private dining room, a private bar and an outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.
6001 Destination Parkway, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-313-8625
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The Boheme is a stylish and sophisticated spot on Orange Avenue that boasts an elegant setting with original artworks and modern décor for an upscale breakfast experience. The swanky eatery draws a crowd for early morning coffee and pastries, and long, languid mimosa and Bloody Mary-infused Sunday jazz brunches. The Grand Bohemian Sunday Brunch is a must with a delectable array of mouthwatering choices, including specialty chef’s stations, a la carte side items, and unlimited mimosas. Breakfast and brunch favorites range from bacon, scrambled eggs, bratwurst, and Bohemian potatoes to waffles with assorted berries and whipped cream, and omelets with cheese, bacon, spinach, and ham. Antipasti platters heave with prosciutto, olives & marinated vegetables, handcrafted salami, soft & hard cheeses, soppressata and dried ham, tomato and mozzarella, and roasted asparagus with grilled naan bread.
325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, Phone: 407-581-4700
22.Victoria & Albert's
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Situated in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria, and Albert's Café is an award-winning restaurant where classic Victorian elegance meets Haute American cuisine. Exuding the luxury and opulence of the Victorian Age with a hand-painted dome, ornate ceilings strung with chandeliers, imported Italian marble finishes and Sambonet silverware, the five-star restaurant offers several exceptional dining experiences from Chef Scott Hunnel’s seven-course menu or the 10-course Chef’s Tasting Menu served by liveried staff against a backdrop of the delicate strains of a harpist. Victoria & Albert’s Café serves seasonally changing menus of modern American cuisine with exotic ingredients sourced from around the world, including Russian Osetra caviar, truffles from Italy, poulet rouge from North Carolina, Kobe beef from Japan, and octopus from Spain. The outstanding cuisine is paired with a selection of world-class wines from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar collection.
4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3862
23.Vito's Chop House
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Voted as one of the ‘Top Ten Best Steakhouses in America’ along with being awarded the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, Vito’s Chop House is an elegant Italian steakhouse that is renowned for its aged steaks and chops rubbed with Tuscan herbs and fresh seafood that is cooked over an open wood fire. Signature menu offerings at this beautiful dining establishment include Mediterranean-influenced appetizers, garden-fresh salads, homemade soups and entrées such as cedar-plank roasted salmon, lamb T-bone loin, aged corn beef, and tuna sashimi. A full bar with an extensive wine list, a cosmopolitan martini menu, rare cognacs, scotch, grappas, and cigars add to the restaurant's appeal.
8633 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-354-2467
23 Best Romantic Restaurants in Orlando, Florida
- A Land Remembered, Photo: A Land Remembered
- Adriatico Trattoria Italiana, Photo: Adriatico Trattoria Italiana
- BiCE Orlando, Photo: BiCE Orlando
- Bull & Bear Steakhouse at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- California Grill Lounge, Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com
- Capa Steakhouse and Bar, Photo: Capa Steakhouse & Bar
- Cítricos, Photo: Cítricos
- Deep Blu Seafood Grille, Photo: Deep Blu Seafood Grille
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Photo: Eddie V's Prime Seafood
- Jiko - The Cooking Place, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- K Restaurant, Photo: K Restaurant
- Kres Chophouse, Photo: Kres Chophouse
- Le Coq Au Vin, Photo: Le Coq Au Vin
- Mama Della's Ristorante, Photo: Mama Della's Ristorante
- MoonFish, Photo: MoonFish
- Narcoossee's, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Ocean Prime, Photo: Ocean Prime
- Santiago's Bodega, Photo: Santiago's Bodega
- Seasons 52, Photo: Seasons 52
- Spencer's for Steaks & Chops, Photo: Spencer's for Steaks & Chops
- The Boheme, Photo: The Boheme
- Victoria & Albert's, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.comm
- Vito's Chop House, Photo: Vito's Chop House
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