Best Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night
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Best Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night

Planning an Orlando date night at times can be an overwhelming task. With thousands of potential restaurants to choose from in the Orlando area, it can be difficult to know how to plan the perfect date night. Date nights, especially when planning a wedding, are few and far between so you want to be sure that you will sweep your partner off of their feet. Here, we have taken the guesswork out of the equation and compiled a list of the best restaurants in Orlando for you and your partner to enjoy. Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Orlando for a date night your partner will never forget!

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Nicest Restaurants in Orlando

Nicest Restaurants in Orlando

1. Kres Chophouse

Kres Chophouse has won numerous awards for being one of the nicest restaurants in Orlando. This historic 1930s building combines a mix of classic, historical architecture with modern and elegant internal decor. The ambiance provides a stunning backdrop for your Orlando, Florida date night. On top of the stunning ambiance, the food is locally sourced and hand-made to order providing some of the best quality food in the area.

2. The Boheme

Located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, The Boheme provides classic American dining with a romantic and elegant backdrop. Throughout the restaurant, you will be drawn in with low lighting, luxurious red drapery, and food that is to die for. Sunday afternoons also feature live jazz music — one of the few venues where you’ll find live jazz music in Orlando.

3. The Osprey

Located just a few steps away from Lake Baldwin, The Osprey provides a modern coastal cuisine and oyster bar in a light and airy backdrop. The menu features some of the best modern seafood cuisines alongside an extensive wine list and cocktails to pair. It also features a chef’s counter where you can indulge in the best local Florida shellfish in an intimate setting.

Theme Restaurants in Orlando

Theme Restaurants in Orlando

4. Sharks Underwater Grill

Located inside SeaWorld Orlando, the Sharks Underwater Grill brings you right up close to the underwater world while serving up world-class cuisine. Enjoy an intimate dining experience surrounded by a giant shark tank! The theming alone easily makes this one of the best theme restaurants in Orlando. Admission to SeaWorld is required to dine at this restaurant makes for a perfect all-day event for exploring the park and dining with sharks.

  • Address: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
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5. The Melting Pot

If you’re looking for a bit more of a casual date night, while not compromising on a quality and intimate experience, The Melting Pot may be the perfect intimate Orlando date night spot for you. They feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses all cooked right at your table with a delicious pot of fondue to accompany providing a unique spin on date night.

6. Cuba Libre Restaurant

The Cuba Libre Restaurant is a testament to Cuban culture featuring the best Orlando has to offer with Cuban culture, flavors, music, art, and tradition. This unique spot aims to transport guests right into the middle of Cuban culture through its exquisite food, beverage, and entertainment experiences. This uniquely themed restaurant makes it a must-visit for an unforgettable dining and entertainment experience.

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Restaurants in Orlando on International Drive

Restaurants in Orlando on International Drive

7. The Capital Grille

Located inside The Mall at Millenia on International Drive, The Capital Grille provides a backdrop for an incredible date night location. The Capital Grille is most well known for its steaks which are dry-aged right on-site for up to two weeks giving them a flavor and texture like no other. They also boast an extensive wine list to meet every taste. You can even take these up a notch with a private dining experience to customize every last detail of your date night.

  • Address: 9101 International Dr Suite 1000, Orlando, FL 32819
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8. Sugar Factory Orlando

The Sugar Factory Orlando is a well-known favorite by locals, tourists, and celebrities throughout the Orlando area. Located inside ICON Park, this restaurant features a fun and quirky backdrop with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Beyond their signature ice cream, candy, and milkshakes, they also feature gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and signature cocktails to enjoy late into the night.

9. Texas de Brazil

With a combination of Brazilian churrasco cuisine and Texan hospitality and service, Texas de Brazile provides a unique dining experience for your next date night. Their signature style features all you can eat slow roasted meats cooked over an open flame and carved for you tableside. They also have an extensive salad bar, vegetables, and imported cheeses to choose from alongside your main course. Texas de Brazil is a family-owned company that gives much of its proceeds to charity which means dining here also makes an impact in the community.

Fancy Restaurants in Orlando

Fancy Restaurants in Orlando

10. Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

For an upscale dining experience, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster is easily one of the best go-tos’s for your date night at a fancy restaurant in Orlando. Their dining experience features only the best USDA Prime, aged in-house, and cut fresh to order. They also offer over 4,000 fine wines to choose from and find a perfect pair for your meal. For an even more intimate dining experience for can choose to book a private dining room for you and your partner.

11. Capa

Located on Disney World Property, at the Four Seasons Hotel, this 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse features a vibrant ambiance with Mexican-inspired cuisine. You can also dine in 1 of the 2 outdoor terraces with immaculate views as well as a bird’s eye view of the nightly Disney world firework display. It has also been named one of the best 100 Wine Restaurants in the US by Wine Enthusiast Magazine giving you some of the best drinks, cuisines, and views for your intimate date night in Orlando Florida.

  • Address: 10100 Dream Tree Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
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12. Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant with upscale decor, decadent cuisine, and hospitality that few can match. The menu offers a little of something for everyone from lighter items such as sushi and poke to more full course options such as fresh seafood, tender steaks, and decadent desserts. All of this is wrapped up into an elegant and intimate backdrop for an unforgettable date night.

  • Address: 9101 International Dr Suite 1000, Orlando, FL 32819
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