Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a Deluxe Disney Resort that brings the elegance and romance of New England to life through upscale, nautical theming with the picturesque backdrop of Crescent Lake. There are plenty of perks of staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, including luxurious rooms, access to Stormalong Bay, proximity to EPCOT’s International Gateway, and many delicious dining options.
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Ale & Compass Restaurant, formerly Captain’s Grille, is a table service restaurant found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort that is located just off the main lobby area and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The relatively small interior of the restaurant continues the nautical theming of the Disney Resort, creating an immersive experience that might lead Guests to believe they are at a seaside resort in New England.
The main dining room of Ale & Compass Restaurant features an array of blue, gray, and purple tones to mimic the feeling of the sea, and the ceiling is a main focal point, with a dramatic vault featuring small porthole windows reminiscent of those found on a ship. This décor is mixed with modern elements, including chandeliers with globe lighting, minimalist tables and chairs, plush booth seating, and glimpses into the lobby and other nearby walkways through larger, round windows.
The menu at Ale & Compass Restaurant focuses on coastal ingredients and flavors from the Eastern Seaboard, resulting in a unique menu of delicious options, including everything from American favorites and fresh seafood to decadent desserts and specialty cocktails.
Breakfast at Ale & Compass Restaurant offers Guests the option to enjoy a regular table service meal or opt for the Breakfast Buffet, which features one set price for a great way to begin the morning. Included in the Breakfast Buffet are seasonal fruit, yogurt parfaits, breakfast pastries, house-made granola, cheddar biscuits, country gravy, warm cinnamon rolls, and the choice of one entrée, in addition to soft drinks, coffee, tea, and juice.
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Those who prefer a traditional plated meal have plenty of delicious options to enjoy for breakfast at Ale & Compass Restaurant, including the indulgent Crab Cake Benedict which tops jumbo lump crab cakes with poached eggs, arugula, and lemon-herb hollandaise. Other breakfast egg dishes include the American Breakfast with two eggs-any style, potatoes, and bacon or sausage and the Country Ham and Cheddar Omelet which is accompanied by arugula and breakfast potatoes.
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A typical bagel breakfast is given an elevated twist with the Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel Sandwich, which tops a fresh-baked bagel with herb cream cheese, pickled red onions, vine-ripened tomatoes, and avocado. A second seafood option available for breakfast with southern flavors is the Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits which are topped with a poached egg, chorizo, and charred tomato stew.
Pancakes, waffles, and French Toast are some of the most popular breakfast options in America, and Ale & Compass Restaurant features incredible options beginning with the Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes, which are just the right combination of smoky and sweet. The Dark Chocolate Waffle is an indulgent beginning to any day with dried cherry compote, espresso-mascarpone cream, and chocolate shavings, and the Salted Caramel-Apple French Toast perfectly combines tart and sweet for a delicious option.
The final two breakfast options at Ale & Compass Restaurant are the Breakfast Flatbread with a sunny-side egg, bacon, ham, provolone, and arugula and the plant-based Breakfast Protein Bowl with the choice of tofu or plant-based eggs with a medley of greens and vegetables topped with a carrot-ginger dressing and served with a piece of chocolate-avocado toast.
Lunch at Ale & Compass Restaurant continues the coastal cuisine with heartier items, including several appetizers to choose from. The Parker House Rolls and Spreads are fresh from the oven and served with a variety of spreads, the Roasted ‘Buffalo-style’ Cauliflower packs some serious heat, the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake features large chunks of the fresh seafood, and the Lobster and Corn Chowder is creamy, rich, and satisfying.
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Those looking for a lighter beginning to their lunch at Ale & Compass Restaurant can choose between the Ale & Compass Salad which tops watercress with sorghum, pumpkin seeds, rainbow carrots, beets, radish, and lemon-balsamic vinaigrette, or the Wedged Romaine Salad with garlic-peppercorn cream, bacon lardons, tomatoes, and blue cheese.
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Ale & Compass Restaurant also serves up two delicious flatbreads that are great options as an entrée or to share amongst the table. The Seasonal Market Vegetable Flatbread varies throughout the year and the Chipotle-Barbecue Chicken Flatbread is topped with flavorful chicken, white cheddar, pickled pepper, and onions.
There are several delicious seafood options available for lunch at Ale & Compass Restaurant, including the Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel Sandwich that is also on the breakfast menu. Guests can also enjoy the Fish & Chips with classic vinegar chips and lemon-caper tartar sauce or the Blackened Sustainable Fish Tacos served with cucumber slaw, avocado, chipotle rémoulade, and flour tortillas.
The Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger is a classic take on a cheeseburger with the addition of caramelized onions, and Guests can also enjoy the Pesto and Chicken Salad Sandwich on house-made focaccia with roasted tomatoes and watercress. The ultimate comfort food on the lunch menu is the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup features artisanal country bread and a blend of aged white cheddar, Gruyère, and fontina cheese.
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The final two lunch options at Ale & Compass Restaurant are the Bucatini Pasta with Seasonal Market Vegetables and the plant-based Protein Bowl which combines plant-based Italian sausage with quinoa, sweet potato, broccolini, and roasted tomato sauce.
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Dinner at Ale & Compass Restaurant begins with the same appetizer, salad, and flatbread options as lunch with the addition of Roasted Garlic Shrimp served with house-made focaccia and the Short Rib “French Dip” Flatbread featuring braised short rib so tender that it melts in your mouth.
The entrées include the same Plant-based Protein Bowl and Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger, in addition to more indulgent and hearty options that infuse coastal flavors into every bite. Short Ribs make a second dinner menu appearance with the Cabernet-braised Short Ribs which are served with a mash of roasted vegetables and a barbecue demi. Guests who are craving pasta can enjoy the Pappardelle Pasta which is tossed with spinach, sautéed mushrooms, rebel tomatoes, roasted garlic cream, and citrus gremolata, and the option to add chicken or shrimp.
Seafood lovers can enjoy two delicious dinner options at Ale & Compass Restaurant, including the Sustainable Catch of the Day which is served with a pan-fried saffron-risotto cake and fire-roasted tomato-pepper sauce. Also available is the delicious New England Seafood Pot Pie which tops a mix of shrimp, scallops, jumbo lump crab, the sustainable catch of the day, baby carrots, pearl onions, peas, potatoes, and crustacean cream with a flaky pastry crust.
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Guests who are looking to enjoy a New England steakhouse classic for dinner at Ale & Compass Restaurant absolutely need to order the 10-oz New York Angus Strip which is accompanied by maître d’hotel butter, truffle fries, house-made steak sauce, and watercress salad and cooked to each Guest’s personal preference.
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With so many amazing options on the menu at Ale & Compass Restaurant, Guests might have trouble saving room for dessert, but they absolutely won’t want to miss out on the Enchanted Forrest Cake, Warm Apple Cobbler, or plant-based Mango Torte Spiced Lemon Pound Cake. The ultimate chocolate indulgence can also be enjoyed in the Twelve-Layer Chocolate Cake, which is flourless and paired with ganache and milk-coffee Chantilly.
Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features a wonderful and diverse menu of New England coastal favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day with plenty of hearty and satisfying options Guests are sure to love. With an elegant and nautical theming, this table service restaurant is a Disney dining experience that cannot be missed at the Walt Disney World Resort!