Disney’s BoardWalk is a charming destination at the Walt Disney World Resort that invites Guests to step back in time to the turn of the century and enjoy the charm and romance of famous Atlantic boardwalks such as Atlantic City and Coney Island. While strolling along the BoardWalk and enjoying views of Crescent Lake and surrounding Disney Resorts including Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Guests can also stop at a delicious table service restaurant to enjoy an unforgettable meal.
Flying Fish, formerly known as Flying Fish Cafe, is a table service restaurant found on the BoardWalk near Disney’s BoardWalk Inn that is open nightly for dinner and serves up a menu of contemporary American seafood and steak favorites in an upscale and elegant setting. Each dish puts a delicious and indulgent spin on a seaside classic, and there is no shortage of amazing options to choose from.
The interior of Flying Fish features a regal and moody color palette of dark navy, bright pops of blue, gold, silver, and bronze. The minimal hardwood flooring and subtle carpet are the perfect contrast to modern room dividers with geometric designs, shiny silver tiles, whimsical light fixtures that are reminiscent of bubbles, and a mixture of classic tables and curved booths.
What truly makes Flying Fish feel so elegant is the attention to detail which can be found all around in the masterfully paired tile designs, rich textures including velvet curtains, framed nautical scenes, and an elegant bar with pops of gold. Running along the center of the restaurant is also a stunning art installation comprised of glass fish and bubbles that look as though they are leaping from the water and flying above.
The menu at Flying Fish features many items that are oak-grilled to instill tons of smoky and savory flavor and an open kitchen area can be observed from the dining room. This sneak peak of the food being prepared alongside the large wood burning ovens creates a sense of anticipation for the wonderful meal to come.
Flying Fish is a wonderful destination for wine lovers, and the mean features an extensive selection of pours from around the world available by the glass or bottle. Expert servers can help to recommend the perfect wine to pair with every meal, and many of the bottles can be seen on display on beautiful racks throughout the dining room.
Guests who are looking for other beverages can choose from non-alcoholic options such as soda, tea, and the Hand-pressed Viennese-style Flying Fish Signature Coffee Blend or an array of specialty cocktails. Some indulgent sips to enjoy include the Espresso Martini, Chocolate Martini, and Peanut Butter Freeze.
Once settled in with their beverages, Guests can turn their attention to the dinner menu at Flying Fish which begins with a selection of appetizers that showcase wonderful seaside flavors and ingredients. Those looking to begin on a light note can order the Mesclun Greens Salad with chevre, marcona almonds, watermelon radish, and blueberry vinaigrette or the plant-based Oak-grilled Romaine.
Seafood is obviously a main focus at Flying Fish and Guests can choose between appetizer options like the Shrimp Cocktail with blood orange, horseradish, and black Cyprus sea salt, traditional Lobster Bisque, or Prince Edward Island Mussels served with herbs and chardonnay broth.
The final two appetizers on the menu are the Slow-roasted Pork Belly which infuses some of that wood fire flavor with spiced apple and cherry gastrique and the Tasting of Artisan Cheeses which features five options to enjoy with accompaniments.
The entrees served for dinner each night at Flying Fish are the perfect combination of seafood and land favorites, and a popular option is the Verlasso Salmon which is served with bok choy, celery root, and golden saffron nage.
Seafood lovers can also enjoy the Plancha-seared Scallops with savory grits, sweet corn, and peppadew emulsion or the Potato-wrapped Red Snapper accompanied by leek fondue and a cassis-red wine reduction.
Indulgent pasta is perfectly combined with the flavors of the ocean in the Seafood Pearl Pasta which features a large portion of pasta topped with shrimp, lobster, scallops, clams, and mussels.
Guests who are looking to enjoy hearty steak options have two delicious and flavorful dinner options at Flying Fish. The Filet Mignon is juicy and tender with asparagus, sweet onion risotto, and truffle sauce and the Char-crusted New York Strip brings some of that oak-grilled flavor with mille-feuille potato gratin, cauliflower, and bernaise sauce.
The final two entrée options focus on white meat and plant-based alternatives to accommodate all dietary needs and preferences. Guests are sure to enjoy the juicy Organic Chicken which is served with a parsnip puree, roasted beets, cracked pistachios, and sauce supreme of the Roasted Tofu accompanied by garden vegetables and Holland pepper coulis.
Dinner at Flying Fish can be made even more indulgent with a selection of enhancements that elevate every single meal with more delicious flavors. Guests looking to enjoy an enhancement can order Sauteed Shrimp, Seared Scallops, Cold Water Lobster Tail, or Grilled Octopus.
With so many amazing options, it can be hard to save room for dessert at Flying Fish but Guests absolutely need to try to enjoy options like the Creamy Goat Cheesecake, plant-based Key Lime Cake, Cocoa Breach with vanilla custard, 50th Celebration Midnight Lemon, or Tasting of Artisan Cheeses featuring the same five selections as the appetizer item.
Guests who find themselves strolling Disney’s BoardWalk and enjoying views of Crescent Lake absolutely need to prioritize enjoying a delicious dinner at Flying Fish. With an upscale and elegant interior and menu of seaside favorites with bold flavors, any dinner at Flying Fish is sure to be an unforgettable Walt Disney World experience.