The Walt Disney World Resort offers Guests the opportunity to enjoy unforgettable meals of all types of cuisine in unique settings, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to some of the most popular choices. In particular, the Disney Resort is where Guests can find Narcoossee’s, a table service restaurant that serves up a mouthwatering menu of coastal favorites with views that cannot be matched.
Narcoossee’s is located right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and the exterior continues the Victorian charm of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with classic white architecture, intricate molding, woodwork, pointed red rooflines, and large windows. While the exterior is very elegant and clean, the interior features an entirely different atmosphere that is no less stunning.
Immediately upon entering Narcoossee’s, Guests can enjoy a serene and upscale environment that draws inspiration from the coastline and water. There are warm pops of wood from the chairs and vaulted ceilings, a mural with a watercolor-looking seascape, vibrant jolts of color from cobalt tablecloths, and beachy shutters over the windows that can be lifted to allow for water views. Altogether, the interior feels calm and serene and transports Guests immediately to the seaside.
In addition to the interior, Narcoossee’s features a wrap-around deck that is suspended over Seven Seas Lagoon so that Guests can look across the water and enjoy views of the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella Castle, and more. Guests who time their dinners well can even take in stunning views of Disney Enchantment each evening, complete with colorful reflections on the water. Those who prefer to stay indoors in the air conditioning can still enjoy the beautiful views from the large windows overlooking the water.
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Narcoossee’s is open for dinner only each evening and the menu focuses on a variety of coastal cuisine with flavors that are both local and international, as well as several land selections for Guests who are not seafood lovers. Before ordering amazing dining options, Guests can begin their meals with a selection of soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails and the Cast Members are very helpful in pairing wine to the current menu selections for the best flavor combinations.
No meal at Narcoossee’s is complete without enjoying a delicious appetizer, and there are several options to choose from with fresh seafood ingredients. The Shrimp and Grits combine grilled shrimp, barbecue slaw, creamy grits, bacon, and pickled green tomato chow-chow for a hearty and smoky bite. The Crispy Rhode Island Calamari combines a peppadew-banana pepper-olive relish and tomato coulis, and the Shrimp and Crab Cake is perfectly fried with an herbed rémoulade and crunchy red cabbage slaw.
Guests who are looking for a non-seafood appetizer have two choices, beginning with the Artisanal Cheeses, which features four selections from the chef paired with prosciutto and a variety of accompaniments. Also available is the plant-based Barbecued Crispy Eggplant which is served with wilted spinach, chickpeas, and a charred onion vinaigrette for a flavorful and smoky option Guests will love.
Guests can also begin their meals at Narcoossee’s with a selection of soups and salads including classic Maine Lobster Bisque which is smooth and creamy with butter-poached lobster, coral, and chervil. Salad options include the Endive and Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, candied walnuts, and maple-tarragon vinaigrette, or a traditional Caesar Salad with romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, grated house-cured yolks, and fried capers.
The entrée options at Narcoossee’s are where the seafood selections really shine, and Guests can enjoy several flavorful options that showcase various cooking styles from around the world. A popular entrée option Guests love is the Pan-seared George Bank Day Boat Scallops which are nestled on a bed of Parisian-style gnocchi, peas, ham, and truffled Meyer lemon cream for a creamy, salty, and tart combination that is delicious.
The Mahi Mahi entrée option at Narcoossee’s also features Meyer lemon paired with toy box tomatoes, marble potatoes, and a basil aioli for a very light and fresh dish that is also filling. The final two seafood options available for dinner are the Blackened Salmon served with a hominy succotash, corn purée, piccalilli relish, and Andouille sausage and the Shrimp Scamp which features succulent shrimp atop a bed of house-made pasta, marinated roasted tomatoes, savoy spinach, parsley, and basil pistou.
Guests who are looking for non-seafood entrée options at Narcoossee’s can indulge in the Filet Mignon which is perfectly cooked to preference and served with a buttery potato mash, roasted rainbow vegetables, and a red wine demi-glace. Also available is the unique Milk-brined Pork Chop which is served with braised red cabbage, warm fingerling potato salad, and house-made apple butter.
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With so many delicious seafood and land options, it can be hard to choose one entrée, and Guests who are looking for the ultimate indulgence at Narcoossee’s can enjoy a combination of the two. The Surf & Turf features a six-ounce sirloin steak, buttery potato mash, roasted rainbow vegetables, and a red wine demi-glace with the choice of Cold Water Lobster Tail, Pan-seared Scallops, Blackened Salmon, or Grilled Shrimp as well as the option to upgrade to a Filet Mignon for an additional fee.
Several enhancements are also available at Narcoossee’s for Guests looking to make their meals even more indulgent and over the top. Guests can opt to add Grilled Asparagus with a Meyer lemon-herb butter and Parmesan, Narcoossee’s Signature Mashed Potatoes with bacon, cheddar, crème Fraiche, and chives, or Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts with thick-cut bacon lardons and sorghum malt gastrique to any entrée.
Narcoossee’s dinner menu truly has an option for every Guest, including those who are following a plant-based diet. The Sweet Potato Gnocchi is the only plant-based entrée but is flavorful and delicious with a poma rosa tomato ragù that is both satisfying and filling.
In addition to the fresh seafood and indulgent land options, Narcoossee’s dinner menu features various desserts, including one very popular option. The Almond-crusted Cheesecake has gained many fans over the years with a creamy texture, crunchy almond coating, and tart Lambert cherry sauce.
Other desserts available each evening at Narcoossee’s are the same Artisanal Cheeses from the appetizer menu, Strawberry “Trifle,” Lemon Bar, and plant-based Carrot Cake. A unique option is the Mocha, which is a dark chocolate cake infused with cold brew coffee and served with mascarpone cream for an alternative take on an after-dinner coffee!
It is no surprise why Narcoossee’s is such a popular table service restaurant for Guests to enjoy as it features an indulgent menu of some of the best seafood options at the Walt Disney World Resort as well as an upscale, yet relaxing, seaside theme. The beautiful views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom are the extra elements of magic that take Narcoossee’s to a whole new level and make it a must-enjoy restaurant on any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.