Photos: New Menu Items at Fishbones

Fishbones in Lake Mary and Orlando recently unveiled a series of new dinner dishes and we were invited to give them a try. Here are some drool-worthy photos from our delicious feast. APPETIZERS COCKTAILS ENTREES DESSERT DISCLOSURE We were hosted for this meal… and We are committed to providing you with valuable content that informs and inspires you… and We ... Read More »

Magical Dining Month (Aug 29 – Oct 2) Returns with 90+ Restaurants

Every year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month gives us locals the chance to celebrate our awesome culinary scene. With more than 90 different restaurants participating, the foodie festivities are shaping up to be better than ever this year. From Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016, diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe feasts priced at just $33 (averaging a savings of 33% ... Read More »

10 Places to Enjoy S’mores in Orlando

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*Updated August 2017* The dog days of summer bring back youthful memories of summer camp and roasting marshmallows to create sweet, sticky s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day on August 10, forgo the camp out – because less is s’more – and, instead, date night at one of these hot spots for luscious variations of the classic campfire treat! ... Read More »

Photos: Beer & BBQ Brunch at Osprey Tavern

If a mimosa, stuffed French toast and Eggs Benedict brunch is feeling so last weekend to you, it’s time to give your breakfast plans a reboot with the Beer & BBQ Brunch. Served every Saturday at Baldwin Park’s Osprey Tavern from 10:30am – 2:30pm, this weekly carnivorous feast takes a welcome detour from all the pancakes and eggs usually offered ... Read More »

10 Orlando Seafood Restaurants for (Sea)Foodies

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By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Orlando may be landlocked but the ocean is pretty darn close. Fresh seafood from the Atlantic and the Gulf abound less than an hour away, which explains why we have so many Orlando seafood restaurants ready to satisfy your seafood cravings. Here are a few we think you’ll love! Urban Tide Urban Tide is a relatively new concept ... Read More »

15 Hot Spots for Orlando Cheese Lovers

Satisfy your cheese craving at one of these Orlando cheese restaurants, wine bars, shops and events! Cheese consumption is at an all-time high with Americans eating about 34 pounds (per person) of cheese each year! Indulge for breakfast, lunch and dinner dates and tantalize your taste buds with hundreds of varieties and flavors. Yes, cheese lovers… go ahead and milk date ... Read More »

Seven Days of Delicious at Soco Thornton Park

Sundae Mondays! Taco Tuesdays! Daily specials at Soco Thornton Park will keep you coming back again and again. It’s not easy staying at the top in Orlando’s ever-growing restaurant scene. Last year’s best restaurants can quickly become overshadowed by this year’s new restaurants. Soco, a much-loved restaurant in downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park District, might have the solution to staying top ... Read More »

Tapa Toro to Host Summer Wine Dinner Series

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Tapa Toro, the award-winning Spanish restaurant at I-Drive 360, will host a series of wine dinners over the next few months. Sabor, A Summer Wine Dinner Experience, will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a multi-course feast created by Executive Chef Wendy Lopez and and Chef de Cuisine Francisco Galeano. Each month, this seasoned culinary team will host only 20-25 guests at ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Sundays at Seasons 52

Seasons 52 recently launched a new Sunday Brunch. Served every Sunday at the Altamonte Springs location, brunch is offered from 10am – 1pm and features five new dishes made with seasonal fare and Seasons’ famed health conscious care. At a recent visit, we tried two dishes and two brunch cocktails. The shakshuka kicked off the feast. This spicy, baked egg and ... Read More »

5 New Orlando Restaurants To Try Now

New Orlando restaurants are popping up all the time! Here are a handful we think you’ll love on your next date night! By Gabrielle Cash-Kara Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. Just as the buds of various flowers have opened and bloomed, so too have many new restaurants. In fact, a whole new crop has sprouted ... Read More »

Bite30 Returns June 1 – 30

Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s 30-Day Restaurant Week, returns again this year to highlight our city’s best local restaurants and chefs. From June 1-30, participating restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches ($15) or dinners ($30). This is a great opportunity for couples to leverage Bite30 as an opportunity to try multiple dishes on a restaurant’s menu for about the ... Read More »

Where to Find Gluten-Free Dining in Orlando

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Don’t let your diet deter date night! The options for gluten-free dining in Orlando abound. By Nancy DeVault Sometimes it can be hard for any of us to decide on a restaurant for date night. And it’s even more challenging if one or both partners have a wheat allergy, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that requires a ... Read More »

$7 Food and Drinks During Fridays at The Alfond

Fridays at The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn introduces new food and drink specials during Fridays at The Alfond Located just steps from Park Avenue and Rollins College, The Alfond Inn is a boutique hotel in the heart of Winter Park that’s become one of our favorite places for date night. We’ve loved the Inn’s Get Your Jazz On series as well as dinner and ... Read More »

15 Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Break free from the dining room and escape to a secret garden or courtyard in Orlando. There’s something about sitting outside in a secluded space that makes date night feel extra special. I knew of a few Orlando restaurants with secret gardens and courtyards, but when I asked around it turns out that there are more than a dozen. Bookmark this list ... Read More »

Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant Celebrate with Anniversary Events

Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant

Two culinary superstars in Orlando–The Rusty Spoon and K Restaurant & Wine Bar–will celebrate big anniversaries in April! To mark the momentous occasions, each will host a series of delicious events. The festivities kick off on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30pm when Chef Kevin Fonzo will join Chef Blake for the 5 & 15 Anniversary Mash-Up at The Rusty Spoon on Church Street. This special anniversary ... Read More »

10 Best Places to Dine with Sunset Views in Orlando

Sunsets make us swoon. Few would argue that. So, when an Orlando Date Night Guide reader recently reached out and asked me to write a blog about where to dine with sunset views in Orlando (thank you, Ian), I was thrilled to comply. I love a good sunset, too! Being landlocked, we Orlandonians don’t get the pleasure of watching the ... Read More »

5 Places to Enjoy an Orlando Omakase Chef’s Table

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Hand your palate over to the chef for an Orlando Omakase feast that will astound you The exact translation of Omakase is debatable. Some say it means “chefs choice,” while others will argue that the Japanese phrase means “I’ll leave it up to you.” What cannot be argued, however, is that Omakase dining is an absolutely fabulous culinary experience, especially for ... Read More »

Double Date: Black Rooster Taqueria + The Guesthouse

Enjoy fabulous fare at Black Rooster Taqueria then drinks at The Guesthouse! We’re kicking off a new series on Orlando Date Night Guide called “Double Date.” The idea is to give readers a complete date night itinerary rather than simply recommending one place. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sleuthing out lots of ideas in the Orlando area, but today we ... Read More »

30 Delicious New Treats to Pick Up at 4 Rivers Sweet Shop

4 Rivers Sweet Shop

Chef-owner John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse has been busy baking again. Alongside his 4 Rivers Sweet Shop crew, Rivers recently introduced an assortment of more than 30 new and updated treats. The menu’s latest editions pack the same whimsical approach as Rivers’ famed Mountain Dew and Doritos Cupcake and the Coca-Cola and Potato Chip Cupcake and continue pay homage to ... Read More »