Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Most Romantic Restaurants Around the 'World' by WDWTravels~Kris

The Most Romantic Restaurants Around the 'World'

Couples who've been bitten by the love bug don't need a fairy godmother to find romance at Walt Disney World Resort. This is, after all, home to some of the world's most famous romances: Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast -- and don't forget America's sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Throughout the theme parks and resorts there are as many opportunities for romantic dinners as there are hidden Mickey's.

"Romantic dining" does not necessarily have to include darkened mood lighting, lit candles, a calm atmosphere, and classic music playing in the background.

If that were the case, I'd only have two choices for you: Victoria & Albert's and the Bistro de Paris at Epcot.
There are several notable things about V&A’s: 1.) It’s the only AAA 5-diamond restaurant in Orlando (and one of only a handful in Florida), 2.) It’s the only Disney World restaurant where children (under age 10) are not welcome in the dining room, and 3.) Its chef’s table is the hottest ticket around.
Victoria and Albert's Chefs Table
Bistro de Paris is a dinner-only establishment upstairs from Chefs de France. At about $70/person for three courses, it is one of the pricier locations to eat in the parks. The price combined with upscale service make this an ideal location for a leisurely, intimate dinner

Walt Disney World may be known as a child's playground, but in fact, there's much more to it than that. In my opinion, Walt Disney World can be one of the most romantic places to be - especially in the evening. With all the amazing restaurants to choose from, you have almost unlimited options.
Magic Kingdom
First: Cinderella's Royal Table
Second: Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Counter Service: Columbia Harbour House (upstairs)
Tom Sawyer's Island: I consider the entire island a getaway. he other is the covered seating area around Aunt Polly's on the opposite side. Again, very pretty views, and so few guests realize it's there!


First: Bistro de Paris
Second: Coral Reef in the Living Seas pavilion at Epcot is another wonderful place to dine with your sweetie. Enjoy the absolutely gorgeous views of the largest saltwater aquarium on land
Third: Chefs de France What is more romantic than a dinner in France? Well, dinner in France at Epcot. Some of the seating at this restaurant is under a glass patio, which is very romantic in the evening. Plus, with all of the servers speaking French you feel like you are right in the heart of Paris
Honorable mention: San Angel This restaurant is located inside the pyramid at Epcot. As soon as you walk into this restaurant, you will be transported to a little cafe in Mexico. The restaurant is dark with candles for lighting. San Angel Inn sits on the water where the ride floats by to add to the romantic setting.

San Angel Inn Mexico Pavilion

Disney's Hollywood Studios
First: The Hollywood Brown Derby
Second: Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Counter Service: Starring Rolls Bakery (eat under an umbrella)

Disney's Animal Kingdom

First: Yak and Yeti
Second: Tusker House

Downtown Disney

Cap'n Jack's Restaurant (Marketplace): A cozy 'hidden  gem' with very casual atmosphere; informal romantic opportunity.

Bongos Cuban Cafe (West Side): Casual, festive atmosphere, especially on the live-band nights; great place for casual (and much calmer) lunch.

The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck's (West Side): Not especially quiet, but a top recommendation for couples.

Disney's Board Walk

Flying Fish Cafe: Beautiful setting and fantastic food.

Walt Disney World Resorts
Jiko - The Cooking Place (Animal Kingdom Lodge): very pretty setting.

California Grill (Contemporary): Casually elegant,

Maya Grill (Coronado Springs): Unique opportunity; very pretty setting.

Citricos (Grand Floridian): Elegantly casual

Narcoossee's (Grand Floridian): A great beginning or end to your vacation together; outstanding views.