WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 8th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

The votes are now in for this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 4-15, 2019 and was sponsored by Beth Hobart, Mainframe Real Estate (bethsellsflorida.com). Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be crowned king in each category.

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Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

The winner of the two-night stay at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is Elizabeth Hastings (entry on

2019-03-05). Congratulations! 

Here are this year’s winners in the 2019 Orlando Date Night Awards.

Best Food-Focused Activity/Destination

1st Place: East End Market
2nd Place: Boxi Park
3rd Place: Orlando Farmer’s Market

Best Hands-On Date Night Activity

1st Place: Painting with a Twist
2nd Place: Do Good Date Night
3rd Place: Chocolate Paint Night at Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park

Best Active Date Night

1st Place: Topgolf
2nd Place: Wekiva Island
3rd Place: Dave & Buster’s

Best Date Night Ticket

1st Place: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
2nd Place: Orlando Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant
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: BB King’s Blue’s Club 

Best Arts & Culture Date Night

1st Place: Broadway Across America – Orlando
2nd Place: Orlando Ballet
3rd Place: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Movie Date Night

1st Place: Enzian
2nd Place: AMC Disney Springs 24
3rd Place: Regal Winter Park Village Stadium 20

Best Upscale Restaurant 

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

Best Moderately-Priced Restaurant 

1st Place: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
2nd Place: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
3rd Place: Prato

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 Date Night Desserts

1st Place: Better Than Sex
2nd Place: The Glass Knife
3rd Place: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Best Local Spa

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

Best Date Night Drinks

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

Best Staycation

1st Place: Gaylord Palms
2nd Place: The Alfond Inn
3rd Place: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Best Monthly Event

1st Place: Food Truck Bazaar
2nd Place: Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
3rd Place: Sunset at the Zoo

Best Periodic Event

1st Place: Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center
2nd Place: Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll
3rd Place: Wine Cheese and Chocolate Perfectly Paired at Quantum Leap Winery

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees!

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