International Drive is most commonly thought of as a popular tourist destination, with all sorts of shopping and attractions available, but it also makes a great destination for a romantic night out with a spouse or significant other. The recent reboot of Pointe Orlando has brought many excellent dining options to the area. Here are some of the best spots to consider for an unforgettable date night:
- The Capital Grille – This upscale steakhouse is guaranteed to make your date feel special, and is a great option for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. The Capital Grills is almost solely responsible for transforming the face of dining in the International Drive area, aided by its prime location directly across from the convention center. Enjoy incredible meals of Wagyu Beef Carpaccio or Grilled Swordfish.
- Maggiano’s Little Italy – Also located conveniently within Pointe Orlando, Maggiano’s Little Italy gives patrons an authentically themed, delicious, date night destination. As Maggiano’s is the big sister to Romano’s Macaroni Grill, they do share some stylistic similarities, but with a more upscale touch. Menu items like gnocchi and Italian sausage, lobster carbonara, and Mom’s lasagna ensure there’s something for everyone.
- Charley’s Steakhouse – If the perfect steak is what you’re looking for, Charley’s Steakhouse is the destination for you. This steakhouse uses only the best grain-fed USDA prime and choice beef that is then aged in-house for up to 6 weeks before being prepared. Florida citrus wood is used when grilling for even more flavor. If you and your date are steak lovers, this is a must-visit destination.
- Café Tu Tu Tango – One of the longest standing restaurants in the International Drive area, Café Tu Tu Tango is one of the original restaurants around to serve dishes meant to be shared. The atmosphere is artsy and very different from other dining options in the area, featuring a slogan which reads “Food for the starving artist.”