Dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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One of the most recognizable and popular Disney Resorts is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa which was modeled after the famous Hotel Coronado in California and welcomes Guests into an elegant world of Victorian charm and opulence. As one of the Deluxe Resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa features an extensive amount of dining for Guests to enjoy ranging from quick service options and grab-and-go pool locations to signature dining with stunning views. With so many options to choose from, let’s check out the amazing dining choices found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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Situated right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon offering up unparalleled dining views is the popular Narcoossee’s which is open daily for dinner only. The signature restaurant welcomes Guests into a bright and airy interior with a vaulted wooden ceilings, crisp white railings and paned windows, and vibrant blue tablecloths and chair cushions that lend a modern nautical feel to the space. Narcoossee’s also features a large outdoor deck that offers up beautiful views of the water, surrounding Disney Resorts, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Enchantment each night. Narcoossee’s features a menu that is focused on coastal cuisine from around the world with some land-based options. Guests who can book a reservation at Narcoossee’s can start off their meals with appetizers such as Shrimp and Grits, Crispy Rhode Island Calamari, and Barbecued Crispy Eggplant before moving on to a selection of soups and salads including Maine Lobster Bisque and Endive and Pear Salad. Some of the indulgent and delicious entrée options at Narcoosee’s include Blackened Salmon, Filet Mignon, Shrimp Scampi, Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops, and Surf & Turf with the choice of several seafood options such as lobster tail, pan-seared scallops, blackened salmon, or grilled shrimp. Guests should always leave room for dessert at Narcoossee’s as the location is well-known for its Almond-crusted cheesecake as well as other choices like Carrot Cake, Lemon Bar, and Artisanal Cheeses.

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Another signature dining location that is open for dinner only at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is Citricos, a charming restaurant inspired by a recent Disney film. Previously home to a Mediterranean-inspired décor, Citricos underwent a retheming inspired by Mary Poppins Returns and now features a menu of Florida cuisine merged with Mediterranean flavors. The interior of Cirticos features vaulted white ceilings, crisp molding, pastel colors, bold floral accents, and plenty of very subtle details that pay homage to Mary Poppins that many Guests overlook such as small birds on metal lamp fixtures. The menu, crafted by Chef Andres Mendoza, begins with first course options including Smoked Duck Breast, Wild Mushroom Arancini, Strawberry Salad, Citricos House Salad, and Sweet Corn Bisque. Guests have several entrée options to choose from such as Butter-poached Florida Cobia, Guava Barbecued Short Ribs, Oak-grilled Filet Mignon, Roulade of Chicken, and Domestic Golden Tilefish. Guests who dine at Citricos can also add some delicious enhancements to their meal such as Smoked Cauliflower, Grilled Marble Potatoes, and totally indulgent Truffle Macaroni & Cheese. As always, Guests have to save room for dessert so that they can enjoy dishes like the Blackberry Tartelette, Chocolate Torte, Orange Blossom Flan, and Apple Rose.

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Citricos Lounge

Guests who can’t get a reservation at Citricos or would rather enjoy a more relaxed settings can opt to dine at Citricos Lounge which offers up an impressive wine and beverage list as well as the option to order from the entire dinner menu at Citricos. In addition to the delicious cuisine that Citricos Lounge shares with the main restaurant, Guests can indulge in some specialty cocktails that are elegant and delicious. The Orange Blossom Martini features a combination of Diplomatico Rum, orange blossom honey, lemon juice, and ginger foam for a tart and zesty sip, and the Cucumber Vodka Martini combines Grey Goose, Cointreau, elderflower liqueur, and fresh cucumber pearls for a refreshing option. Guests can also choose from wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages to complete their experience at Citricos Lounge!

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Grand Floridian Café

Guests who are looking for a dining option at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa that is open each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can head to the charming Grand Floridian Café for a laid back table service meal. The Grand Floridian Café boasts a casual, yet elegant dining experience in a cherry room with floral wallpaper, ornate chairs, high bright ceilings, and window views of the rose gardens and courtyard pool outside. Casual American cuisine is the main focus of the Grand Floridian Café and the restaurant advertises that the breakfast and lunch menus are fused with favorites and nicknamed “blunch.” Guests can choose from an extensive breakfast and lunch menu with options including Heirloom Apple Salad, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Avocado Toast, Banana Foster-style Steel-cut Oatmeal, Steak and Eggs, Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Waffle, Lobster Benedict, Miso-glazed Salmon, Brioche French Toast, and more. Dinner at the Grand Floridian Café features a slightly more limited menu filled with delicious options such as Caesar Salad, Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, Buttermilk-fried Chicken, and New York Strip Steak as well as desserts including Florida Key Lime Pie, Apple Crisp, and Neopolitan Cheesecake.

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Gasparilla Island Grill

The only true quick service restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the convenient Gasparilla Island Grill which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The interior features a plethora of table and booth seating with soothing green accents, ornate Victorian lighting, and convenient ordering counters as well as several grab-and-go options. Throughout the day Guests can pick up pastries from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa’s bakery including muffins and croissants, and breakfast also features classic Mickey Waffles, a Croissant Egg Sandwich, and Breakfast Platter with all the fixings. Lunch and dinner at the Gasparilla Island Grill feature identical menus with a fair amount of options such as Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken and Brie Sandwich, Hot Italian Sandwich, Smoked Ham Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Caesar Sala, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup, and Impossible Burger. Gasparilla Island Grill is definitely the easiest way to grab a quick and tasty meal while at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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Enchanted Rose

Guests who are looking for an elevated lounge experience while at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa can head to the beautiful Enchanted Rose. The lounge is themed after the recent live-action Beauty and the Beast with four separate rooms for Guests to choose from – the Library, Garden Room, Ballroom, and outdoor Garden Patio. Open each afternoon and evening, Enchanted Rose serves up stunning and delicious cocktails that pair perfectly with a limited menu of food that is served from five to ten each evening. Some food options that Guests can enjoy include Crab Macaroni & Cheese, House-made Flatbread, Mini Smoked Brisket Sliders, Truffle Fries, and an Artisanal Cheese Selection. The specialty cocktails are divided into Featured Cocktails including the Seasonal Old Fashioned, Floral Bitter Beauty, Garden Daisy, and Sunny Margarita, and Grand Cocktails such as Side Car, Manhattan, The French 75, Negroni, and Kir Royale. There is also a limited menu of specialty martinis including the Classic, Gibson, French Rose, Espresso Martini, and Aura in Me. Enchanted Rose also features wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages that Guests can enjoy in an opulent and relaxing setting that will transport them directly into Beauty and the Beast.

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Beaches Pool Bar & Grill

A highlight of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the Beach Pool which is situated right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and offers a zero-depth entry, waterfalls, waterslide, and more. Right next to the Beach Pool is Beaches Pool Bar & Grill, a quick service location that serves up an array of beverages that Guests can either order at the bar or have brought to them in their pool chairs. In addition to beer, wine, and sangria, Guests can order up specialty cocktails a Beaches Pool Bar & Grill including the Cucumber & Mint Vojito, Blueberry Lemonade, Pina Colava, Frose, Bourbon Breeze, The St. Augustine, and Pineapple Dream. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available including options such as fountain beverages, water, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, and a Strawberry Smoothie.

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Courtyard Pool Bar

The Courtyard Pool is located tucked away behind the main building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa making it quieter and more relaxing than the Beach Pool. With a serene environment including a zero-entry and whirlpool spa, the Courtyard Pool also boasts the Courtyard Pool Bar which features the same beverage menu as Beaches Pool Bar & Grill plus the addition of several food options for Guests to enjoy. Guests who stop by the Courtyard Pool Bar can order up menu choices such as the Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chicken Caesar Salad, House-roasted Turkey Wrap, Pasta Salad, Pretzels with Hummus and grab-and-go items such as potato chips and fruit cups. The limited menu at the Courtyard Pool Bar is just enough to keep Guests satisfied while relaxing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.