5. Be Our Guest Restaurant
A full service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom invites guests to step directly into one of the most beloved Disney animated films of all time. Be Our Guest Restaurant brings the story of Beauty and the Beast to life by allowing guests to enter into the Beast’s Castle to enjoy an amazing meal. The main dining room recreates the Grand Ballroom from the film where Belle and the Beast share their magical dance. Guests who sit in that area can look out the windows to the French countryside where snow can gently be seen falling. The West Wing room is the Beast’s mysterious lair where portraits and curtains lay in shambles and the occasional lightning strike can occur lighting up the nearby enchanted rose. The final dining room at Be Our Guest Restaurant is the Castle Gallery which features a massive figure of Belle and the Beast dancing as well as portraits showcasing their lives. While the atmosphere is enough to keep guests demanding reservations, the food at Be Our Guest Restaurant is also wonderful! Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the location offers up classic and French inspired options including Feast A La Gaston, Vegetable Quiche, Croque Monsieur, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Layered Ratatouille, Grilled Strip Steak, and the Grey Stuff which is delicious.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort brings the tropical feel of the south seas to life through gently swaying palm trees, sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon, tiki details, and some wonderful dining options. One restaurant in particular is nearly always booked at capacity, and it can be found on the upper level of the Great Ceremonial House. ‘Ohana means family and is a family friendly restaurant that is popular with guests of all ages. The décor features bright and tropical prints mixed with wooden accents that welcomes guests of all kinds to their family. ‘Ohana is unique in that it is open daily for all you can eat breakfasts and dinners, but both meals are completely different experiences. Breakfast is a buffet style meal featuring options like Scrambled Eggs, Pork, and Mickey Waffles which can be enjoyed while rubbing elbows with Lilo and Stitch. Dinner features no characters, but instead entertainment from Cast Members who host horse races for the kids and serenade one and all with music and song. Dinner options are served at the table and include Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, and ‘Ohana Bread Pudding. Guests who are lucky enough to sore a dinner reservation at the right time can also enjoy a wonderful view of the nightly fireworks in the Magic Kingdom across Seven Seas Lagoon.
3. Victoria & Albert’s
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort which brings the charm and opulence of Victorian design and detail to life. While there are plenty of dining locations found at the Disney Resort, one in particular is extremely hard to get a reservation at. Victoria & Albert’s is a one of a kind dining experience that highlights American cuisine surrounded by Victorian charm. The restaurant has received the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since 2000 and requires guests to wear proper attire including dinner jackets and cocktail dresses. Guests can choose to dine for dinner only in either the main dining room, Queen Victoria’s Room, or the Chef’s Table depending on their preference and party size. Once seated, guests are sure to enjoy one of the best meals of their lives as six exquisite courses are served including options like Galilee Ostera Caviar, Wild Turbot, Long Island Duck with Turnip Kraut, Lamb Loin and Belly with Cannellini Beans, and a Selection of Cheese. (Photo credit Disney)
2. Le Cellier Steakhouse
The Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to a very popular dining location which is sure to make guests feel as though they have traveled all the way to Canada for an authentic and delicious meal. Le Cellier Steakhouse is a relatively small restaurant that is themed to feel like a wine cellar. With low vaulted ceilings, warm lighting from rustic chandeliers, and dark wood accents, guests are sure to feel as though they are cozied up inside in Canada. Le Cellier Steakhouse is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers up amazing Canadian inspired menu options including Baked Triple-Cream Brie, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Porterhouse Steak for Two, ad Black Angus Rib-Eye. With such amazing food and a fairly small dining room, Le Cellier Steakhouse is a difficult restaurant to secure a reservation for, but definitely worth it! (Photo credit Disney
1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
The most difficult restaurant to secure a reservation to in Walt Disney World can be found in the very heart of the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella’s Royal Table is located inside of Cinderella Castle and is truly fit for royalty. The restaurant features vaulted ceilings, beautiful stone archways, plush ornate carpets, sweeping views of Fantasyland through stained glass windows, and hanging royal flags In addition to the opulent décor, Cinderella’s Royal Table offers up fantastic meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests who enjoy a meal at the restaurant can choose from menu options including Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast, Baked Quiche, Seared Pork Tenderloin, Beef and Shrimp, Beef Tenderloin Salad, and Chef’s Fish of the Day. While the atmosphere and food are amazing, what makes Cinderella’s Royal Table so popular and fully booked is the chance to meet the Disney Princesses while dining! Guests can enjoy interacting with Princess Aurora, Rapunzel, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White. (Photo credit Disney)