date night awards

More than 1,000 votes were calculated in this year's Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 8-16, 2017 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be crowned king in each category. So, without further delay, here are this year's winners in the 2017 Orlando Date Night Awards.

The winner of the 2-night stay at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa is Pedro Hernandez-Lopez. Congratulations! 

Best Food-Focused Activity

1st Place: Orlando Farmer's Market
2nd Place: Winter Park Farmer's Market
3rd Place: Downtown Orlando Food Tour

Best Interactive Date Night Activity

1st Place: The Great Escape Room
2nd Place: Dave & Buster's
3rd Place: Painting with a Twist

Best Active Date Night

1st Place: A Day Away Kayak Tours
2nd Place: Full Moon Paddle with Adventures in Florida
3rd Place: Paddleboard Orlando

Best Date Night Ticket

1st Place: La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
2nd Place: SAK Comedy Lab
3rd Place: Orlando City Soccer

Best Live Music Venue for Date Night

1st Place: House of Blues Orlando
2nd Place: Hard Rock Live Orlando 
3rd Place: Howl at the Moon

Best Arts and Culture Date Night

1st Place: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
2nd Place: Broadway Across America
3rd Place: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Best Movie Date Night

1st Place: Enzian
2nd Place: AMC Disney Springs 24
3rd Place: Date Night at Leu Gardens

Best Upscale Restaurant 

1st Place: Ravenous Pig
2nd Place: Hillstone
3rd Place: Eddie V's

Best Moderately Priced Restaurant 

1st Place: Prato
2nd Place:(TIE)  Santiago's Bodega AND The Melting Pot
3rd Place: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Best Budget-Friendly Restaurant 

1st Place: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
2nd Place: Yellow Dog Eats
3rd Place: Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Best Sushi Date Night

1st Place: Amura
2nd Place: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
3rd Place: Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

Best Local Spa

1st Place: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Grande Lakes
2nd Place: Waldorf Astoria Spa
3rd Place: Senses Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Best Date Night Drink Spot

1st Place: Crooked Can Brewing Co.
2nd Place: The Wine Room
3rd Place: Blue Martini

Best In-City Overnight

1st Place: Gaylord Palms Resort
2nd Place: The Alfond Inn
3rd Place: Grand Bohemian Hotel

Best Monthly Event

1st Place: Food Truck Bazaar
2nd Place: Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
3rd Place: Wine Down Friday at Quantum Leap Winery

Best Periodic Event

1st Place: Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll
2nd Place: Science Night Live (Orlando Science Center)
3rd Place: Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees!

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