With more than 100 restaurants to choose from, the Walt Disney World Resort really does offer something for everyone. If you and your special someone are looking to enjoy a meal in a more cozy and romantic atmosphere, we've got you covered. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, on your honeymoon or are just looking for an escape from the vacation hustle and bustle, here are the 5 most romantic places to dine at Walt Disney World.
Take a private elevator to the 15th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort to find your table at California Grill, where the food is as incredible as the view. With exquisite views overlooking the Magic Kingdom and the Seven Seas Lagoon, California Grill allows you to enjoy a romantic meal, as well as the nightly fireworks, from a unique vantage. They even play the music from the fireworks show in the restaurant! If you're not dining when the fireworks are happening, all patrons of the restaurant are allowed to return to watch the show later that evening. They serve a variety of market fresh items here, but the sushi is a guest favorite. Helpful tip: Reserve your table later in the evening for a more intimate and quiet dining experience.
You can find this upscale French bistro in Epcot's France pavilion. Located upstairs and away from the park's crowds, Monsieur Paul is gourmet French cuisine at its finest. Inspired by renowned chef Paul Bocuse, the Prix Fixe menu allows you to select from multiple culinary offerings for each of your three courses. Pair your meal with a bottle of fine wine and enjoy the view of World Showcase lagoon while you dine. This opulent establishment is perfect for celebrating an anniversary or other special occasion, while still being conveniently located inside of the Epcot park. Guests of Monsieur Paul must adhere to a semi-formal dress code and dressier attire is welcome.
The Hollywood Brown Derby:
Located inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Hollywood Brown Derby is modeled after the real-life restaurant of the same name. The original Brown Derby was popular with Hollywood celebrities in the glamorous 1930s, and the restaurant exudes the elegant feel of the time period. You'll feel like you're among the Hollywood elite while enjoying modern takes on classic Southern California specialties. The original Brown Derby was famous for their Cobb salad and the unusually good grapefruit cake, so those are dishes you won't want miss when dining here. If you're a couple that would enjoy dining in the golden age of Hollywood, this is definitely one to consider.
Cinderella's Royal Table:
Imagine dining with your loved one in the fairy-tale setting of Cinderella Castle. This is the perfect place to take the special princess in your life - or to enjoy a romantic evening with your children by your side. Your royal feast begins with assorted meats and cheeses, then the main course, and your meal ends with a decadent dessert like 'The Clock Strikes Twelve' dark chocolate mousse. There are different types of food options here that will please even the pickiest of palates. Before completing your meal you'll have a chance to take a photo with some of the Disney princesses. While the restaurant may be meant for families, the atmosphere is quite romantic as you're dining under the light of Fantasyland as it shines through the colorful stained-glass windows of the castle.
Victoria & Albert's:
Found in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Victoria & Albert's offers one of the most romantic dining experiences in all of Walt Disney World, and is perhaps the finest restaurant in Central Florida. The elegant atmosphere of the Victorian-style dining rooms along with the impeccable service will help to make this one of the most memorable meals you will ever have. The food however, is something you will truly never forget. You and your special someone help create your perfect menu before you arrive, selecting dishes for your 10-course meal (or 13-courses at the Chef's Table.) Keep your personalized menus as a keepsake of the evening. Victoria & Albert's has a strict dress code, and children under 10 are not permitted, but if you're looking to celebrate an occasion with that special someone, this is a dining reservation you will not regret.
To make your romantic evening even more special, Walt Disney World offers a variety of floral arrangements and gifts that can be delivered right to your table during the meal. Disney Floral and Gifts can be contacted prior to your reservation to schedule delivery of special crystal jewelry, exquisite flowers, candy and more. What could be more magical than that?