Just thinking about Sunday instantly conjures up calming thoughts of lazy brunches, lounging in comfy clothes, and relishing the feeling of a day spent focused on relaxation instead of productivity. Before you let the last sliver of the weekend pass by, indulge in a dinner date that won’t break the bank. Kick back, relax, and let someone else do the cooking with these delicious Sunday dinner deals under $60 offered by some of our favorite Orlando restaurants.
THE RAVENOUS PIG
Sunday Supper – $50 per couple
A staple of Winter Park dining and a must-visit restaurant for locals and visitors, The Ravenous Pig is perfect for any occasion, especially an end of week date night. Spending a Sunday–appropriately renamed Southern Sunday–at this Winter Park landmark is the very picture of indulgence. The festivities kick off with a fabulous Sunday brunch from 10:30am – 3pm, but it’s the Sunday Supper menu for two that captured our full attention.
Available from 5-9pm every Sunday, this multi-course family style feast includes an assortment of Southern dishes to share for $50. The menu changes from week to week, but on the night of our visit we gobbled up smoked oyster hushpuppies, butternut squash soup, fried chicken with pimento mac & cheese, ham jam crumble and truffle honey, and a warm apple & pear cobbler adorned with a perfect dollop of hazelnut-honeycomb ice cream.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 407-628-2333.
THE OSPREY TAVERN
Sunday Prix Fixe – $30 per person
One of three stellar dining outposts owned by Jason & Sue Chin, The Osprey Tavern has been a date night go-to since opening in Baldwin Park in early 2015. Thoughtful décor and a seasonally focused menu set the tone for an enjoyable brunch, happy hour, or a romantic dinner. Save a few dollars by dining on Sunday, when the restaurant serves a Sunday Prix Fixe menu for $30/person.
Available every Sunday from 5-9pm, the 3-course menu includes a selection of starters, entrees, and desserts. Current sample menu items include hearty fall dishes like a Victory Farms squash soup made with butternut squash, cauliflower, and curry spice; wood-fired All Natural Chicken with confit leg, wild rice, sweet potato, shiitake mushrooms, red cabbage, and apple; and The Osprey Sundae with coffee ice cream, fudge sauce, and snickerdoodle crumb for dessert.
Reservations can be made by calling 407-960-7700.
1921 BY NORMAN VAN AKEN
Sunday Supper – $30 per person
In the realm of restaurants worth the drive, 1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora is a top destination. Helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken, the restaurant’s specialty lies in highlighting the best of local Florida cuisine. More than a restaurant, the space doubles as a testament to art, from beautifully plated dishes to the artwork hanging on the walls, the latter of which includes a selection of pieces on loan from the nearby Modernism Museum. Whether tacking this restaurant onto the end of a day trip or making the drive for the cuisine alone, you’ve got plenty of meal times to choose from, including brunch, happy hour and dinner. Plan your trip on a Sunday and you’ll be able to take full advantage of Sunday Supper, a multi-course menu available for around $30/person during dinner hours.
Served from 5-9pm, the menu options are seasonal and change weekly. Recent Sunday Suppers have included a Sunday Seafood Boil with Cape Canaveral White Shrimp, clams, PEI mussels, Andouille sausage, red potatoes, sweet corn, and jalapeño cornbread with a savory sundae for dessert. Optional beverage pairings are available for an additional cost.
Make a reservation online or by calling 352-385-1921.
CANVAS RESTAURANT & MARKET
Family Meals – $35 – $55 per couple
While I’ll never discourage anyone from ordering pizza (it’s my lazy meal go to), you can really up the ante on a Sunday date night at home with a freshly prepared family-style meal from a local restaurant. Family Meals are available every day of the week at Canvas Restaurant & Market in Lake Nona but are especially convenient on Sundays when you’re in limbo between not wanting to cook and not wanting to go out either.
The menu changes occasionally, but current options include hearty Baby Back BBQ Ribs (two racks) with braised collard greens and corn on the cob ($55) and Nashville Hot Chicken with braised collard greens and jalapeno cornbread ($35). Each family meal comes with a large seasonal salad and a large side of mac and cheese.
Orders must be placed prior to 4pm and are available for same day pickup after 5pm in the market.