Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Enjoy the ride as we share the restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort we think are the most romantic.
A glass of wine, Wishes, and thou…
Popping the question? Honeymooners? First night out without the children? Anniversary? Valentine’s Day?? No matter the occasion for your romantic tête-à-tête, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa’s Narcoossee’s is a culinary experience that earns not only its Fine/Signature Dining title but lovey dovey status as well!.
For full-on romance, begin your evening with a cruise on a Gold Flag motor launch; nothing will set an amorous mood better than moonlight skipping across Seven Seas Lagoon as you journey from the Magic Kingdom to this deluxe Disney property. The octagonal restaurant, with its gabled roof and waterfront vistas is more nautical in feeling than the rest of this Victorian resort. With planked flooring, vaulted ceilings and wooden shutters, there exists here an understated elegance that is both comfortable and special. Most every seat has a view of Cinderella Castle, though you can request a window table upon check in. Narcoossee’s is only open for dinner, and though they do offer a Kid’s Meals (my boys always looked forward to the Mickey Pasta that is still a staple here), this post is all about adult fun. Chef Joe Wilson creates his ever-changing, grown-up pleasing, seafood-based menu from both Florida fresh-caught and global waters alike.
|Grilled Florida Wild Caught Black Grouper|
Carnivores take heart; my husband’s all-time favorite is the Butter-poached Maine Lobster Tail with Grilled Filet Mignon. (At $71, this is a certified special occasion dish, but true romantics never talk price!) Vegetarian dishes showcase seasonal produce. As always, Guests with dietary concerns will alert their server and speak directly to the chef. You can inspect the remainder of the menu HERE. As of 2013, wind and beer pairings are available, and sure are a nice touch. A different wine for each course? Why yes, love.
|This is their birthday creation, but be assured that they have anniversary and honeymoon variations as well.|
Desserts are straight from Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek’s bakery; and are works of art all. The ingredients and offerings change seasonally, but we always seem to stumble upon a variation of Crème Brûlée… As memorable as these sweets are, they are not the evening’s deal sealer. No doubt you’ve researched showtimes and selected your dining reservation accordingly, because the real star of any evening at Narcoossee’s is Wishes Nighttime Spectacular. While you can certainly view the displays from your table, it is SO much more romantic to grab a railing outside on the covered waterfront veranda and hold hands to “When You Wish Upon a Star”.
And don’t forget to stay for a viewing of the Electric Water Pageant- you can almost reach out and touch it. This brand of magic needs to be sealed with a kiss!
- Dress Code at this restaurant is business casual, (no tank tops, swimsuits, hats or cut-offs), but this is your love story, and I’m sure you will be dressed to impress. (Your mate, that is.)
- Dining Reservations are strongly suggested. (Though as prices here continue to climb, I find these reservations are far easier to obtain than years ago.)
- All Walt Disney World Resort dining reservations require a $10 per person deposit on a credit card. (Note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy.)
- Narcoossee’s accepts Tables in Wonderland.
- This dining location requires 2 credits on the Disney Dining Plan.