CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Valentine’s Day 2021 *UPDATED* .. #ValentinesDay #OrlandoRestaurants #OrlandoArts

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Valentine's Day in Orlando

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air, but what are you doing to celebrate? If you need some ideas in the Orlando area, we’ve got them.

The love holiday falls on a Sunday this year, and there are a bevy of dining specials and Valentine’s events happening that are perfect for sharing with someone you love.

Reservations are recommended for dining due to limited seating. As always in this pandemic, stay safe and mask up if not celebrating at home.

Here are our picks for Valentine’s Day in the Orlando area:

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À La Cart Orlando

On Feb 14, the food trucks will be offering up special Valentine’s dishes from Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Sauce to a Sweetheart Milkshake. Plus it’s the 3rd Annual Sours & Stouts Valentine’s Day event, so there will be special brews from Tampa’s Hidden Springs Ale Works.

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Orlando

From Feb 10-28, the tapas restaurant is offering a $69 four-course tasting menu for two, including a bottle of featured Prosecco, or red or white wine. Vegetarian options available. Available for dine-in or for take-out. Menus and reservations at link above.

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The Capital Grille, Orlando (Mall at Millenia/Pointe Orlando)

On Feb 13-14, they are offering a 3 Course Dinner for Two To Go for $175, with an entree of Hand-Cut 20 oz Filet Mignon and 4 Butter Poached Lobster Tails. Each order will also get a long stem rose & chocolate covered strawberries.

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Caribe Royale Orlando

Available for stays Feb 13-15, 2021, the resort’s Valentine’s Day package starting from $179 per night (plus taxes/gratuity), includes a one-night (or more) stay in one of the resorts fully-appointed suites; breakfast for two in Tropicale, serving American fare in a laid-back setting; one complimentary bottle of champagne; and guaranteed 1pm late check-out.

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Chocolate Kingdom, Orlando

For Valentine’s Day, the I-Drive attraction is offering guests the chance to decorate chocolate hearts. $11 for tour participants, $15 for walk-ins. Call 407-705-3475 for more info.

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Choulala Fine Pastries, Winter Park

The Choulala Valentine’s Box ($20) includes: a strawberry cream cookie cake with piped strawberry and cream mousse and vanilla shortbread cookies adorned with gold leaf and edible flowers; two lavender macarons filled with lavender buttercream; and two dark chocolate puffs filled with chocolate pastry cream topped with chocolate marzipan and golden chocolate nibs. Add a bottle of Brut or rose bubbles for $15. Call 407-960-6688 to order.

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Christini’s Italiano Ristorante, Dr. Phillips

On Feb 14, they’re offering a special Valentine’s prix fixe menu, with a choice of entree, for $125 per person (plus tax/gratuity). Menu and reservations at the link above.

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Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando

Enjoy an outdoor evening of live music with Jazz For Lovers with Members of The Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $25 per person with socially distant seating.

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Dr. Phillips

Offering a Valentine’s Day takeout dinner for two for pick up on Feb 12–14. It features a 16-ounce chateaubriand and South African lobster tails, served with au gratin potatoes and grilled asparagus, Caesar salad and bananas Foster butter cake, plus Chambord truffles and a long-stemmed rose. Cost is $165 for two. Order via the link above.

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The Foreigner Experience at The Heavy, Winter Park

Chef Bruno Fonseca has three exclusive, 10-seat dining events in store for Valentine’s Weekend. Feb 12 is for singles, with a five-course dinner for $100 (+ tax/gratuity). Add wine for $35. Feb 13-14, enjoy a 7-course dinner with wine for $155 per person (+ tax/gratuity).

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Hungry Pants, Orlando

Available Feb 9-14, the eatery is offering The HP is for Lovers gift set for vegetarians for $37 (+ tax), including Wolffer Estate rosé cider for two, house-made beet hummus with crudité in a heart box, and a vegan chocolate silk pie with choice of inscription. Items also available individually. Order via the link above. 24-hour advance notice required.

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ICEBAR Orlando

From Feb 10-14, ICEBAR is offering several Cupid & Cocktails packages including admission, drinks, food, and more starting at $45 per person. Book at the link above (use the date desired to pull up the packages).

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ICON Park, Orlando

Through Feb 28, ICON Park and Sugar Factory are teaming up for the “I’m Sweet On You” package. For $115 plus tax, couples will receive:

  • A private capsule on The Wheel for two with TWO rotations (that’s 40 minutes taking in the romantic views of the City Beautiful)
  • One free scoop of ice cream or gelato with one topping from Sugar Factory per person after their ride
  • One bottle of sparkling wine with a keepsake koozie
  • Two red velvet cupcakes
  • A rose for your honey
  • VIP photo package including pre-ride photos to commemorate your special evening.

Book via the link above.

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JW Marriott Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

The resort’s 10,000 square foot spa has packages running until Feb 28 that appeal to couples and singles alike, including the “Head over Heels” (50-minute massage, 50-minute facial and luxury pedicure); “I Heart Hydra-Fusion” (25- or 50-minute JetPeel facial—the only of its kind in central Florida); and “Self Love Ritual” (rose petal foot soak, sugar scrub and CBD infused massage).

Couples experiences include the “Love Rocks! Couples Massage,” a full body Himalayan salt stone massage, and a “Romance Retreat,” complete with a stone massage and side-by-side luxury pedicures.

All Valentine’s Day spa packages include a complimentary glass of champagne. Book via the link above.

Guests can also book an overnight stay at the resort and wake up with the “Whip Up Your Valentine Sunday Breakfast in Bed” special that includes a long stem rose, two glasses of strawberry shortcake mimosas and heart shaped red velvet pancakes or waffles topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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KCuvee at Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, Orlando

On Feb 13, take a course in Bubbles from Around the World, where you’ll learn the differences between Prosecco, Cava, and Champagne. Cost is $200 per person. After, join James Beard Nominee Chef Kevin Fonzo for a delicious array of his Italian Fare, for an additional $49 per person.

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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Orlando

Pre-Order Valentine’s Ice Cream Cupcakes 4 packs with 2 Chocolate cake with Dark Chocolate Chunk and 2 Chocolate cake with Red Velvet Cheesecake for $16 (+tax) for pick up Feb 12-14. Contact orders@kellyshomemadeicecream.com.

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Knife & Spoon at The Ritz Carlton Orlando

On Feb 14, the restaurant will offer a Valentine’s prix fixe menu for $165 per person (plus tax/gratuity), which includes a bottle of Moet Champage, along with an a la carte Valentine’s menu, and their regular dinner menu. Make reservations at the link above.

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Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando

Orlando Shakes presents ‘Kiss Me, Shakespeare! A Valentine’s Cabaret’ on an outdoor stage Feb 12-14. Patrons will be seated at socially distanced, cabaret-style tables. Tickets start at $15 per person.

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Madame Tussauds Orlando at ICON Park, Orlando

Not everyone celebrates a happy Valentine’s Day. On Feb 14-15, let the wax museum shred a photo of your ex (or delete a photo off your phone), and you’ll get free admission to make new memories without them.

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Maxine’s On Shine, Orlando

Offering up a special Valentine’s Day menu on Feb 14, with a la carte dishes, as well as a 4-course prix fixe menu for $60, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $40. Full menu and reservations at link above.

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Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Orlando

From Feb 10-28, the restaurant is offering a $69 Endless Dining for Two promotion, including a bottle of featured Prosecco, or red or white wine. Menus and reservations at link above.

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Ocean Prime, Orlando

Offering special Valentine’s menu items for dine-in:

  • Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne Cream, topped with Baby Carrot Salad in a Preserved Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette (priced by market starting at $62 per person)
  • 10oz. South African Lobster Tail with Lemon Garlic Butter (priced by market starting at $80 per person)

OR Enjoy Valentine’s Day in a Box for carry out. The Valentine’s Day kit comes complete with chef-prepared ingredients and step-by-step instructions to cook and finish a Surf & Turf dinner for two with Chateaubriand and a choice of Garlic Shrimp Scampi or Alaskan King Crab Legs with Drawn Butter. The meal includes a first course of Lobster Bisque and choice of two sides as well as sourdough rolls, soft pretzels and whipped butter. Price for the three-course meal is $199 with the Garlic Shrimp Scampi or $229 with Alaskan King Crab Legs.

Pair it with an Ocean Prime Cocktail Kit: “Berries and Bubbles for Two,” with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, Grand Marnier, Marinated Berries, Fresh Lemon and Domaine Chandon Brut. For those looking for something stiffer this year, there’s the “Prime Manhattan for Two” with Woodford Reserve Private Selection, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Amaro Nonino, Rosemary Grapefruit Peppercorn Bitters. Cocktail kits are $45 and come with the supplies to shake and serve the cocktails at home, two chocolate dipped strawberries, a recipe card, and a branded Valentine.

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Orlando Brewing, Orlando

On Feb 14, enjoy a Valentine’s Day Pie Pairing with Winter Park Pie Company. Cost is $20 per person advance ($25 day of) and features four beers paired with four pies. Full menu and tickets at the link above.

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Orlando World Center Marriott

Book a stay between Feb. 12-15, 2021, and take advantage of the Valentine’s Day Getaway package. Enjoy an overnight stay at one of the newly renovated guest room, plus guests will also get to enjoy a special Valentine’s dinner for two featuring a 3-course Prix Fixe menu at one of the resort’s unique dining outlets. Self-parking, late check out (4pm), and other perks are also included. Rates for this package begin at $259 per room per night for a King guestroom and two adults.

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Paddlefish, Disney Springs

Offering a Valentine’s special on Feb 14 of a Seafood Boil for Two, including Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, Cedar Key Littleneck Clams, Cornbread, Red Potatoes and Sweet Corn for $89 per couple. Add a bottle of sparkling Cava to the evening for just $30. Reservations at link above or by calling 407-934-2628.

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park

Offering limited-edition Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bombs. Set of four ($30) includes dark with white chocolate drizzle, edible red glitter and red heart sprinkles, white with white drizzle and valentine’s sprinkles; milk with white drizzle and valentine nonpareils and milk with white chocolate, conversation hearts and edible pink glitter ??. Each bomb is filled with 100 percent cocoa powder, mini marshmallows and colorful heart marshmallows on the inside. Pre-order by Feb 10. Call 407-644-3200.

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The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park

On Feb 13-14, enjoy Dinner & a Movie in the Beer Garden with a 3-course menu and a showing of the movie “Ghost” for $65 per person. Reservation at link above.

OR pick up a 3-course dinner to go on those dates, for $120 per couple, featuring an entree of two 8oz filet mignon steaks, lobster potato hash, broccolini, and béarnaise sauce. Order online here.

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Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar, Winter Park

From Feb 12-14, enjoy 50% off bottle of Ruffino Prosecco with the purchase of 1 dozen oysters when you dine in.

If you prefer to celebrate at home, order your “Valentine’s Date Night To Go” with a special three-course menu for two, featuring Pecan Crusted Rainbow Trout for two ($55) OR Low Country Boil for two ($65). Call 407-543-3474 to place your order.

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Rodizio Grill, Orlando

From Feb 13-14, the restaurant will offer an expanded menu with prime rib and grilled shrimp, and dessert, for $49 per person. Plus, all couples who dine Feb. 13-14 will receive special gift that includes one complimentary Full Rodizio dinner, with purchase of one, valid for future visit.

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Sear + Sea at JW Marriott Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

On Feb 14, the restaurant will offer 5-course Valentine’s dinner for $85 per person (plus tax/gratuity). Entree is 8oz Filet Mignon “Oscar” Crab & Bearnaise with green beans, smoked bacon, pomegranate, and potato puree. Full menu and reservations at link above.

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Se7enbites, Orlando

Offering up REAL “conversation “ Heart cakes ($25), and a combo pack sold in 6 ($27) & 12($47) count of Chocolate dipped Strawberries & Baileys Red Velvet Cake Truffles. Call 407-203-0727 to place your order by Feb 7.

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Sugar Factory, Orlando

Through Valentine’s weekend, enjoy a Valentine’s Day Hearts of Love Insane Milkshake. This cookies and cream milkshake is served in a dark red chocolate-dipped mug, and topped with a heart shaped rice krispy treat and chocolate covered strawberries. If you prefer the popular goblets, try the Diamond Rose’ Goblet made with Vanderpump Rose, peach schnapps and raspberry vodka, and garnished with sour watermelon gummy bears and candy ring pops.

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Tapa Toro, Orlando

From Feb 12-14, enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two for only $85 per couple (plus tax/gratuity). Main course is Surf & Turf Platter: Two 5 oz Filet Mignon, 7 oz Lobster Tail, Grilled Asparagus & Manchego Truffle Whipped Potatoes. Full menu at link above. Enjoy flamenco dancing entertainment during your dine.

If you’re choosing to celebrate at home, the restaurant is also offering Valentine’s Day grazing boards and sweet treats like their famous Smashing Heart Box, for pick-up Feb 12-14, starting at $35. Order online here.

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Taverna Opa, Orlando

From Feb 12-14, enjoy a 4-course Greek Valentine’s menu for two for $85 per couple (plus tax/gratuity). Main course is Two 5-ounce Filet Mignon & 7-ounce Lobster Tail. Enjoy belly dancing entertainment during your dine.

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Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs

Offering a Valentine’s 3-course dinner for two on Feb 14 featuring House-cured Salmon Flatbread with Lemon-Dill Yogurt, Braised Short Rib and Goat Cheese Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Sauce, and Dulce de Leche Tiramisu, for $90 per couple. Add a bottle of Five Roses sparkling Italian wine for an additional $40. Reservations at link above or by calling 407-934-8888.

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Tornatore’s Pizzeria, Orlando

On Feb 13-14, enjoy a four-course menu of Italian favorites for two for $50. Menu at link above.

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Unreserved Food Bazaar at JW Marriott Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

On Feb 14, enjoy a Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet for $39 per person (+ tax/gratuity). Includes a carving station serving Jasper Grilled Flatiron , the Special Egg Dish of the Day, a Crab Cake Benedict made with a 63 degree egg, english muffin, heirloom tomato, and Chesapeake Bay hollandaise, and more, along with 1 mimosa and a rose.

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The Venetian Chop House at Caribe Royale Orlando

From Feb 12-15, enjoy items from an a la carte Valentine’s Menu that includes a Red Velvet Martine ($16) and Chateaubriand for Two ($85). Full menu and reservations at link above.

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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