Disney’s Contemporary Resort features an innovative and modern A-frame design that welcomes Guests to explore several levels of unique dining, shopping, amenities, and more. The Disney Resort is very popular with Guests thanks to its easy access via the monorail line which runs directly through the stunning lobby, silently gliding by above as Guests explore and enjoy all that there is to experience including several very popular restaurants.
Steakhouse 71 is a relatively new location at Disney’s Contemporary Resort that has gained popularity quickly thanks to its great design and décor as well as its creative menu that blends American classics with contemporary steakhouse favorites. The table service restaurant is located on the lowest level of the Disney Resort, not far from the check in and concierge desks, and occupies the space that was formerly The Wave…of American Flavors.
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Steakhouse 71 pays homage to the year 1971 when the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort first opened for Guests and this theme can be felt in the retro décor that is sprinkled with some modern flair. Inside the main dining area, Guests can spot bright carpeting, abstract and geometric paintings and artwork, modular light fixtures, bright pops of color, and a sleek ceiling featuring thin wooden slats.
In addition to the year, Steakhouse 71 also honors Walt Disney himself by serving several menu items that were favorites of his back in the day as well as traditional steakhouse options. These hearty and delicious options immediately transport Guests back in time and there are also several black and white photographs in the entry of Steakhouse 71 that show Walt on various adventures throughout the world with friends and family.
Steakhouse 71 is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Guests can begin any meal with a delicious beverage option including soft drinks, coffee selections, tea, beer, and wine. There are also plenty of creative specialty cocktails that Guests can indulge in like the Bourbon Cold Brew, Steakhouse Bloody Mary, Citrus Grove Cocktail, Fig Manhattan, Amaro Highball, Raspberry Gin Sour, and Pear French 75.
Breakfast at Steakhouse 71 features an array of menu items that allow Guests to enjoy everything from a light and healthy option to something totally indulgent and hearty to begin their day. Some light appetizers that are available to order include Oatmeal, Fresh-baked Breakfast Pastries, and a Fresh Fruit Plate which are the perfect accompaniments to any meal.
Entrée options for breakfast at Steakhouse 71 include some egg options like the Western Omelette, Veggie Omelette, Ham and Cheddar Omelette, and American which features two eggs cooked any style, breakfast potatoes, and the choice of bacon, pork sausage, or chicken sausage. Guests can also enjoy traditional Eggs Benedict or the Floridian Eggs Benedict which features two perfectly poached eggs, crab cakes, and hollandaise sauce on top of English muffins served with a side of breakfast potatoes.
Guests who are looking to enjoy a heartier breakfast at Steakhouse 71 can order up the Steak and Eggs which pairs two eggs with a four ounce filet mignon, breakfast potatoes, and béarnaise sauce, Seasonal Pancakes, or the Avocado Toast with a delicious caramelized onion jam. The ultimate indulgences for breakfast are The Steakhouse 71 Feast with eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, Mickey waffles, bacon-cheddar grits breakfast potatoes, and fresh fruit or Walt’s Prime Rib Hash which is served with potatoes, onions, peppers, and a fried egg.
Lunch at Steakhouse 71 features its own unique menu of traditional items including an array of appetizers including French Onion Soup, Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Baby Iceberg Wedge Salad, Fork & Knife Caesar Salad, and Sea Salt-dusted Potato Brioche. Guests who are looking for the perfect crunchy and smoky bites to begin any meal can order up the Steakhouse 71 Onion Rings which are served with a spicy ranch sauce for dipping or the Bacon & Eggs which features maple-lacquered pork belly with smoked cheese grits and an egg.
Some amazing sandwiches and burgers that pack bold and delicious flavors are available on the lunch menu beginning with the Steakhouse 71 Stack Burger which is tops a blend of beef with American cheese, lemon aioli, red onion, pickles on a brioche bun. Guests also love ordering the Turkey Club, Prime Rib Sandwich, Crab Cake Sliders, Fish Sandwich, and Gourmet Grilled Cheese with gruyere, smoked gouda, shredded pork belly, caramelized onion jam, and arugula.
Steakhouse 71 also features two lunch options that highlight their delicious steak options and Guests can choose between the Steak “Frites” with a hanger steak, garlic-parmesan waffle fries, chimichurri, and truffle aioli or the Salisbury Steak served with garlic-mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and fried onions. Guests who follow a plant-based diet also have the option of the Vegetable “Welington” which wraps mushroom duxelles and fire-roasted artichokes in puff pastry with a side of Brussels sprouts.
Dinner is the meal where Steakhouse 71 turns into a proper and traditional steakhouse, with a menu focusing specifically on indulgent cuts and delicious sides. Guests can enjoy the same list of appetizers from lunch to begin their dinners, and they will absolutely want to save room for a steak that has been perfectly prepared, seasoned, and plated and served with the choice of one side and one sauce.
Steak options at Steakhouse 71 include the 6-oz Filet Mignon, 8-oz Beef Tenderloin Medallions, 6-oz Top Sirloin Steak, and 10-oz New York Strip. Guests also have the option of ordering the 14-oz Dry-aged Pork Bone-In Rib Chop or the 12-oz Prime Rib & Classic Yorkshire Pudding for a different take classic steakhouse options from the 1970’s.
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Each steak option comes with the choice of one side, and Guests can choose from traditional steakhouse options like Creamed Spinach, Garlic-Mashed Potatoes, Seared Broccolini, Macaroni & Cheese, Au Gratin Potatoes, Charred Asparagus, and Red Wine-glazed Mushrooms. Guests also are able to choose one sauce to accompany their steak and can choose from options including Chimichurri, Signature Steakhouse 71, Wild Mushroom, Bearnaise, Au Poivre, Red Wine, and Whipped Horseradish Cream.
Guests who are not looking to enjoy red meat at their dinner at Steakhouse 71 have several alternative options including the same plant-based Vegetable “Wellington” served from lunch. Also available are the Florida Sustainable Fish en Papillote with shrimp, fried potatoes, asparagus, baby carrots, and lemon buerre blanc and the Chicken Chasseur accompanied by parsnip puree, roasted mushrooms, and sauce chasseur.
With so many incredible lunch and dinner options at Steakhouse 71, Guests might find themselves completely stuffed, but they should absolutely make an effort to save room for several decadent desserts including the signature Steakhouse 71 Chocolate Cake which features layer of whiskey infused chocolate cake and chocolate mousse. Guests can also enjoy Crème Brulee, Ambrosia, and a plant-based Apple Tart Tatin with caramelized granny smith apples, puff pastry, and blackberry gelato.
Steakhouse 71 has quickly become a must-do of many Guests who visit Disney’s Contemporary Resort thanks to its retro and modern décor that pairs perfectly with American classics and traditional steakhouse options. The combination of history and wonderful menu options is enough to keep Guests coming back time and time again, and Steakhouse 71 should absolutely not be missed on any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!
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