If you’re heading to Disney World for your honeymoon then you probably don’t have a problem with the occasional casual meal of a corn dog or Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzel while you’re there. But overall a Disney World honeymoon needs to be a bit more special than your typical Disney World vacation (especially when it comes to food).
Our 42 tips for a Disney World honeymoon go a long way to making that happen, but one way to really make your trip special is to splurge on a few romantic dinners. From a super-swanky fine-dining experience to a cozy recreation of a drive-in (perfect for a quick make-out session), we’ve found the perfect restaurants for Disney World honeymooners.
The newest outpost of the STK mini-chain of high-end steakhouses is opening up in 2015 at Disney Springs, a huge expansion of Downtown Disney. You can expect innovative and delicious food, plus the only rooftop dining spot in Disney Springs. STK’s tend to have sleek, chic decor so it’s perfect for a night when you want to get dressed up, sip cocktails or a nice glass of wine and enjoy an amazing steak. Learn more here.
Victoria & Albert’s
This is without a doubt the swankiest restaurant you can visit within Disney World. It’s full of Victorian-era elegance and is a winner of the AAA Five Diamond Award. Keep in mind that there is a dress code (dinner jackets and dress pants for men, cocktail dresses or dressy pantsuits for women) so it’s not a spot you can stop by on your way back from the parks. But if you’re willing to put in the effort to get glammed up you’ll be rewarded with a gourmet meal like you’ve never had. Learn more here.
Not only can you get a delicious meal here, but the California Grill, on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort, has an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. So you can cozy up with your sweetie and enjoy the show over dinner or dessert. Learn more here.
Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
For a view of a different show, the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth spectacular at Epcot, you could join the dessert party. For $49 each you’ll join a small private party for desserts from around the World Showcase and more while you watch the show from your perfect viewpoint. Sweet treats and fireworks, what’s more romantic than that? Learn more here.
San Angel Inn Restaurante
We’ve talked about this restaurant in our 42 tips story, and for good reason. The food is outstanding Mexican fare and the setting, in the dimly lit Mexican pavilion with a view of the “volcano” and starry sky, is made for a date night. You can also head to the cantina before or after for delicious margaritas. Learn more here.
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Duck into this cozy wine bar in the recently revamped Italy pavilion at Epcot. You can grab a glass from the more than 200 bottles on hand and snack on small plates too if you’re hungry. It’s a great place to escape the busyness of the parks and feel like you’re on a break in Tuscany. Learn more here.
Coral Reef Restaurant
While you might feel a little guilty noshing on lobster and shrimp while fish swim by your table, there’s no denying that the Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot has an amazing view. You’ll feel like you’re under the sea while you enjoy your meal (Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo jokes encouraged). Learn more here.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Pretend like you’re on a date in the ‘50s when you snuggle up in the back of an old Chevy to watch some sci-fi clips and indulge in an alcoholic milkshake. While it might not be dark enough for a full-on makeout session, you’ll still be able to steal a few kisses while you wait for your lunch. Learn more here.
Dubbed one of the most romantic restaurants in Epcot, thanks to it’s exotic decor and cozy ambiance, Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco pavilion is perfect for lunch or dinner. Learn more here.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
If either of you are big Beauty & The Beast fans, then this new restaurant in the Magic Kingdom is a must. You’ll feel like you’re attending a ball in this stately dining room. There’s also the option to dine in the Beast’s study or Belle’s private library if those are more your scene. Keep in mind that breakfast and lunch are more casual, quick dining but dinner is a sit-down affair. Learn more here.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
This cozy little spot in the Canada pavilion at Epcot serves up steak and seafood. With the quiet atmosphere and delicious meals it’ll be easy to forget that there’s a busy theme park just outside. Learn more here.
While we also love Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the new Sanaa restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Villas has an extra treat — the chance the watch wildlife roam the savanna as you eat. Learn more here.