Valentine's Day in Orlando is a big deal and there are many restaurants to consider for the big day. Many Orlando visitors head to Kissimmee when visiting this time of year. Locals shouldn't overlook Kissimmee either.
To better aid you in your quest to have a perfect romantic evening, here are our picks for top Romantic Restaurants in Kissimmee for Valentine's Day
Updated January 2024 by Meghan Roth.
TOP PICKS: VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER NEAR KISSIMMEE
February 14, 2024
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Enjoy four courses (plus intermezzo) of expertly prepared, Florida-Fresh fare designed to make you look like an absolute hero. Regular a la carte dining will not be available; reserve online.
$175 per person plus tax and gratuity
10 minutes from Kissimmee
February 14 (2024 Info TBA)
Specialty Chef's Tasting menu featuring five courses plus amuse bouche, pre-dessert, and dessert.
Call for details and reservations
This nostalgic 20’s eatery with live entertainment nightly is offering a special menu on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, only.
February 11 – 14 (2024 Info TBA)
Valentine's Day menu including specialty cocktails, appetizer and entree.
A la cart
Disney Springs is just 5 minutes from Kissimmee and there are plenty of Romantic Things to Do for Valentine's Day at Disney Springs.
ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS NEAR KISSIMMEE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
When it comes to hotel dining, the farm-to-table fare at Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is in a league of its own. For something out of the ordinary, book a seat at the cocktail table, the restaurant’s unique chef’s table experience for cocktails.
10 minutes from Kissimmee
Primo, which offers Mediterranean/Italian fare by James Beard award-winning chef Melissa Kelly, is featuring a specialty a la carte menu for the holiday! Primo is also part of the Grande Lakes resort, 10 minutes from Kissimmee. (2024 Info TBA)
Menu highlights include:
- Dicuru Burrata made with pink-hued ingredients like beet gastrique, fresh local tomatoes and strawberry vinaigrette
- Butter poached Lobster with Scallop stuffed Tortellini, gently tossed in cauliflower cream and topped with chanterelle mushrooms, pickled squash and topped with fresh shaved black truffles
- Raspberry Mousse and Strawberry Compote, served atop dark chocolate cake alongside a scoop of champagne sorbet.
MORE VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER CHOICES:
The ette hotel Orlando is right down the road from Disney's Animal Kingdom, near Kissimmee. Ette stands for earthy. true. timeless. elegant. This exquisite hotel brings a level of sophistication to this part of town that is needed. Couples will love the sumptuous setting, and its restaurant, Salt and the Cellar by Akira Back is incredible.
All food and mocktails are designed to engage all of your senses. Some of the mocktails, for example, have an aromatic mist or smoked presentation that makes the drinks not only delicious but fun to see and smell. Many dishes have artistic tableside presentations, which makes this feel like an experience rather than an ordinary meal.
Romantic Restaurants in Celebration (5 minutes Kissimmee)
- Lakeside Bar + Grill
- Imperium Food and Wine
While the town of Celebration has many budget-friendly options and free activities, it's also home to a variety of restaurants worthy of Valentine's Day. And, Celebration is just 5 minutes from Kissimmee.
Lakeside Bar + Grill (located inside the Celebration Hotel) is fantastic for wine or craft cocktails. The romantic lakeside location provides a lovely view while you wine and dine. If you're exploring Celebration in the morning or afternoon, consider stopping in for brunch which is served daily until 3pm.
Imperium Food & Wine is a cozy wine bar with indoor/outdoor seating, a selection of 80+ wines available by the glass or bottle, and a variety of wine cocktails. The menu includes an assortment of light bites, flatbreads and savory entrees.
Another notable spot, Columbia is a local Spanish/Cuban chain located on Front Street. Think old world décor, white tablecloths, and authentic Spanish dishes. The “1905” Salad is a must-try signature dish tossed tableside and named after the year Columbia Restaurant's original location in Ybor City was founded.
WATERFRONT DINING + SUNSET WATCHING NEAR KISSIMMEE
Want a glorious sunset as the backdrop to your meal? Wall to wall windows and an outdoor lounge area provide front row seats to gorgeous waterfront views (especially during sunset) at Canvas in Lake Nona. Feast on New American fare with Latin flare paired with seasonal cocktails.
Lake Nona is about 20 minutes from Kissimmee.
Get more ideas in our guide to the 10 best places to dine with sunset views.
ROMANTIC ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Certain restaurants are just as famous for their top-notch cuisine as they are for their sweeping tableside views. These rooftop restaurants for Valentine's Day are breathtaking.
California Grill is located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, providing an aerial view of Disney World and, most notably, the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks. Arrive at sunset for a romantic meal, and then return later to watch the fireworks show from the outdoor deck.
Snag a table outside at Eleven at Reunion Resort, an 11th-floor restaurant for romantic sunset views and Disney fireworks sparkling in the distance once the sun goes down.
Peruse all of our rooftop dining picks in our guide to the Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando.
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS AT DISNEY
Looking to wine and dine your date on Disney property? From the theme parks themselves to Disney Springs and the assortment of Disney resort hotels, there's no shortage of romantic restaurants to discover.
A few of our top picks include:
- Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
- Le Cellier Steakhouse (EPCOT)
- Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant and Lounge (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
- Tiffins (Animal Kingdom)
- Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar (Disney Springs)
- Wine Bar George (Disney Springs)
- Steakhouse 71 (Disney's Contemporary Resort)
- California Grill (Disney's Contemporary Resort
- Narcoossee's (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa)
- Jiko – The Cooking Place (Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)
- Toledo (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
We go more in depth on all of these restaurants plus additional romantic spots in our detailed guide to The Most Romantic Spots in Walt Disney World.
Looking for a more intimate setting or a spot for a rehearsal dinner or engagement celebration? A private table or dining room fits the bill. Here are a few of our favorites.
READ MORE: 50+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando.
Feature image credit: Canvas Restaurant & Market