10 Romantic Restaurants at Disney Resort Hotels for a Date Night

A magical date night at Disney doesn’t have to involve the parks. While the Walt Disney World theme parks offer great dining options, Walt Disney World is home to more than 25 resort hotels containing plenty of restaurants perfect for a romantic evening at Disney. And, these enchanting restaurants don’t require a theme park ticket to enter. Put these 10 romantic Disney Resort restaurants on your go-to list.

Advance reservation is recommended to ensure the restaurant is able to seat you. Our recommendations for the best Walt Disney Resort hotel restaurants perfect for a romantic night out at Disney will help you uncover some hidden gems.

10 Romantic Restaurants at Disney Resort Hotels

These romantic restaurants at Disney Resort hotels are listed in no particular order. We’ve also included what each is known for so you can figure out which one suits your dating tastes. And, there are alternative options for everyone.

Please note that the prices listed below are subject to change.

1. Beer and compass

Location: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Known for: Casual sophistication

Many guests overlook the Restaurant beer and compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, but it’s a quality table service option for a relatively fair price by Disney standards. There are several dining rooms and the ambiance is dark and perfect for a romantic evening.

Although this restaurant does not have a dress code, some customers choose to dress up as the restaurant is located in one of Disney’s luxury resorts. The food is delicious with appetizer options including Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower ($9) and Parker House Rolls and Spreads ($13).

Entree options are plentiful and include the Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger ($20) and New England Seafood Pot Pie ($28).

Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger from Ale and Compass at Disney's Yach Club Hotel
Vermont Bacon and Cheddar Burger from Ale and Compass – Jenna Clark

Alternatives: Yachtsman Steakhouse for upscale, mobile ordering from Ale & Compass To Go for your own take-out Disney party

2. Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Known for: Casual food and ice cream

If you are looking to spend a sweet Disney evening at a Walt Disney World Resort, Beaches and cream soda shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is the place for you. Although this restaurant offers food, it is known for its fantastic ice cream creations. Visiting on a warm evening and only ordering ice cream makes for a relaxed and fun evening.

If you want to add adventure to the date, try defeating the “Kitchen sink($35) which consists of “Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Creme Balls and Mint Chocolate Chips topped with hot fudge, peanut butter, SNICKERS® pieces, fresh brownie and smothered in every extra topping we have.”

Disney dinner around the boardwalk
Disney’s Boardwalk area from Yacht and Beach Club Resort – Dani Meyering

Bonus Date Idea – Hop Around and Dine Around Disney’s BoardWalk

3. Ohana

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Known for: Fun, tropical vibe

Ohana is a fan-favorite resort restaurant due to its all-you-can-eat, family-style cooking for $55 per person plus tax and tip. If you’re looking for a themed date, Ohana is the place for you. This restaurant has a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks (and loops in the soundtrack), so I recommend booking a table at fireworks time to add a magical touch to your meal.

Plus, there’s often live entertainment with a ukulele player touring the restaurant to entertain guests. Save room for the Ohana Bread Pudding served a la mode with caramel sauce – it’s a Disney dessert icon.

Ohana Bread Pudding at the Polynesian Disney Hotel
Ohana Bread Pudding – Jenna Clark

Read our next recommendation for a laid-back alternative also found at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

4. Kona Cafe

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Known for: Accessible atmosphere, Asian-inspired menu

For a hidden gem in plain sight, head to Kona Cafe. This is a casual casual restaurant serving delicious food with an Asian twist. If you are a sushi fan, the Kona Cafe is great as it offers a variety of sushi rolls and poke bowls.

If you’re considering a brunch date, book a breakfast reservation here for the famous Tonga Toast or Macadamia Nut Pancakes.

Alternative: Order Kona Cafe To Go through the My Disney Experience app, then enjoy your meal on the beach overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Pathway to Magic Kingdom from Disney's Polynesian to Grand Floridian with sandy beach and palm trees
Disney’s Polynesian Pathway to Magic Kingdom in Grand Floridian | Brian Kirkwood (@briantreks)

5. California Grill

Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Known for: Sophisticated, delicious cuisine and breathtaking views of Magic Kingdom

If you’re looking for a Walt Disney World restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is at the top of the list. The California Grill offers a fine/signature dining experience serving American dishes, seafood and sushi.

This restaurant is another place that offers a great view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks as well as a picturesque view of the theme park depending on where you are seated. While you take the lift up to the room, you are sure to feel the exclusivity of this legendary place.

Read our next recommendation for a casual alternative also found at Disney’s Contemporary

6. Steakhouse 71

Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Known For: A must-have for any Disney history buff

If you want to try one of Walt Disney World’s new restaurants, you should head to Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Disney fans will love the photos of Walt Disney World under construction that greet you upon arrival.

As for food, you can’t visit Steakhouse 71 without trying the Stack Burger ($20 and served during lunch) or the 12oz Roasted Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding ($38).

If you make a reservation a few hours before the Disney fireworks, you can head to the 4th floor observation deck to watch them after eating, making for a magical evening.

The featured image at the top of our listing is from Steakhouse 71 (by Dani Meyering)

7. Whispering Canyon Cafe

Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
Known for: Tasty food and fun atmosphere

Disney’s Whispering Canyon Cafe is anything but quiet, but makes for a memorable evening. The Cast Members are known to keep guests laughing throughout their meal with their cheesy jokes, over-the-top outfits and loud voices. Fun-loving Disney adults put this experience on their favorites list.

The accompanying food is excellent with options such as all you can eat skillets with brisket, mashed potatoes, sausages and other comfort foods.

Pro tip: Book breakfast here, stock up on hearty fare, then hop straight on the boat to Magic Kingdom.

Alternatives: Hard to top the craft cocktails and lake views at Geyser Point (no reservations necessary).

8. Sana’a

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Known for: Exotic cuisine and views of savannah animals

If you are an animal fan and enjoy delicious food, you should head to sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas for the Indian bread service ($21)

This bread set comes with a “choice of five breads and with all nine sides – Traditional Naan, Garlic Ginger Naan, Spicy Naan, Onion Kulcha or Paneer Paratha. Sides – Cucumber Raita, Red Pepper Hummus roasts, mango chutney, tomato and date jam, tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney, garlic pickle, red pepper sambal, or spicy jalapeño-lime pickle.

The bread service is huge and there is certainly enough food to share between two people. If you’re not looking to spend too much money, you can order the bread service and some drinks. You can even do it at the Sanaa Lounge without a meal reservation.

Drinks at Sanaa Lounge - Dani Meyering
Drinks at Sanaa Lounge – Dani Meyering

This restaurant is very quaint with a view of the savannah animals from the other side of the window making for a memorable dining experience.

Alternatives: Use the My Disney Experience app to order Sanaa To Go and find a spot on one of the observation decks near the hotel lobby.

9. Toledo

Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Known for: Lively atmosphere with rooftop views

Toledo is a tapas, steak, and seafood restaurant located in the Gran Destino Tower inside Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This Disney rooftop restaurant is often overlooked, but you’ll impress your date here.

Toledo is described as a “Spanish haven inspired by surrealist art and the avant-garde of the 1930s”. Ordering tapas is ideal for a date, as you can share several different offers with your partner, which can be a very memorable experience.

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10. Olivia’s Cafe

Location: Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Known for: Accessible island vibe and home-cooked delicacies

If you are looking to have a more casual date, Olivia’s cafe at Disney’s Old Key West is a hidden gem serving home-cooked meals in a setting reminiscent of the Florida Keys. Open for brunch and dinner, you can relax and slow down here.

Somewhere in Disney’s rulebook, it says you can’t go to Olivia’s cafe without trying the Shrimp Fritters ($13) or Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta ($26). Key lime pie ($7) is sure to spark a debate about whether you prefer traditional key lime pie or whimsical and creative versions.

Key Lime Apple Pie Desserts at Olivia's at the Old Key West Disney Hotel - Dani Meyering
Desserts at Olivia’s at the Old Key West Disney Hotel – Dani Meyering

More Disney Date Ideas

We love Disney date nights and we have lots of ideas to share. From theme park days to happy hour at Disney Springs, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a magical date together.