One of the best things about dining in Walt Disney World is the abundance of dining locations that guests can choose from. Each dining location features a unique menu and theme and here is sure to be a menu options for all guests to enjoy. While there are plenty of quick service dining locations, many guests prefer to enjoy full service dining experiences where they can indulge in amazing cuisine, service, and atmospheres. Many full service dining locations tend to have open reservations that guests can either book last minute or walk up to, but there are a select few locations that are so popular and exclusive that they are extremely difficult to get a reservation to. These amazing full service locations feature absolutely incredible menus filled with delicious options in addition to themes and atmospheres that transport guests to beautiful locations. Because of this, it can be extremely hard to get a reservation for one of these locations, so guests should try to make Advanced Dining Reservations as close to one hundred and eighty days in advance as possible. Here are the eight most exclusive places to dine in Walt Disney World!
1. Victoria & Albert’s
The most exclusive dining location in all of Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Victoria & Albert’s is a fine dining experience that has received the AAA five Diamond Award every year since 2000. Focusing on haute American cuisine, guests are immersed in a setting of Victorian elegance while dining on a multi-course menu including options such as Galilee Ostera Caviar, Maine Lobster, New Zealand Elk Tenderloin, Australian Kobe-Style Beef, and Miyazaki Japanese Beef. Guests who are lucky enough to score a reservation to Victoria & Albert’s can dine in the main dining room or in the even more exclusive Queen Victoria’s Room and Chef’s Table.
2. California Grill
The top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to an exclusive and very popular restaurant that focuses on the flavors and fine ingredients of California and the Pacific Coast. California Grill is open nightly for dinner and offers a modern atmosphere paired with stunning views of the surrounding area and an indulgent menu. Some menu options include Braised Beef Short Rib Wontons, Surf and Turf, Ahi Tuna, Green Circle Mole Chicken, Pacific Seabass, and Oak-Fired Filet of Beef. In addition to the incredible menu at California Grill, it is access to the viewing platform outside with amazing fireworks views that makes this location so popular!
3. Yachtsman Steakhouse
Guests who are looking to enjoy a traditional steakhouse experience with a nautical charm and New England atmosphere can enjoy dinner at a wonderful location at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Yachtsman Steakhouse serves up completely indulgent cuisine with a focus on steaks and seafood prepared on an oak-fired grill that spent plenty of time in their dry-aging room. With many popular menu items, guests will love ordering options such as the Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Admiral’s Tower for Two, 28-oz Prime Porterhouse for Two, 8-oz Black Angus Filet Mignon, 12-oz New York Strip Steak, and Citrus-Cured Ora King Salmon.
One of the most difficult dining reservations to secure in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. ‘Ohana can be found in the Great Ceremonial House and serves up a traditional American breakfast with character meet and greet opportunities and a family style dinner inspired by the flavors of the islands. Featuring a tropical feel with bright colors, wooden accents, and beautiful views of the Lava Pool and Seven Seas Lagoon, guests will love menu options at ‘Ohana including Uala Kahiki, Pua’a, Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, and Teriyaki Noodles.
5. Le Cellier Steakhouse
Epcot’s World Showcase is home to many amazing dining locations that tend to be booked far in advance, and one such location can be found in the Canada Pavilion. Le Cellier Steakhouse brings guests into a small and cozy dining room with low vaulted ceilings designed to make them feel as though they are in a wine cellar. The menu at the restaurant focuses on steakhouse classics combined with Canadian ingredients, flavors, and cooking styles. Guests who are able to get a reservation for lunch or dinner at Le Cellier Steakhouse will love menu choices such as Oysters Trudeau, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Pan-Seared Red Snapper, Steak and Frites, and Seared George’s Banks Scallops.
Japan Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is now home to a signature dining experience that combines Japanese-inspire cuisine with beautifully themed rooms honoring the natural elements. Takumi-Tei showcases original artwork depicting the natural elements that pair perfectly with a multicourse tasting menu and traditional Japanese tea service. Takumi-Tei is the newest exclusive and popular dining experiences in Epcot… especially it’s unique Chef’s Table in the Water Room!
7. Be Our Guest Restaurant
An exclusive dining experience in the Magic Kingdom is popular with many guests as it brings the story and location of a Disney animated film to life. Be Our Guest Restaurant brings guests into the Beast’s Castle from Beauty and the Beast and serves up traditional French cuisine that guests absolutely love to indulge in. While breakfast and lunch are technically quick service meals at Be Our Guest Restaurant, dinner is a full service meal that books very quickly. Some delicious menu options offered at dinner include Escargot, Herb-Salted Pork Tenderloin, Center-Cut Filet Mignon, Poulet Rouge Chicken, Spice-Dusted Lamb Chops, and Pan-Seared Sea Scallops.
8. Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
An exclusive dining experience in Walt Disney World that combines character interactions, a whimsical setting, and delicious food can be found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is open each night for dinner and invites guests to dine in the Enchanted Forest where the Dwarfs, Snow White, and the Queen can be found. Featuring shared appetizers and desserts and a prix fixe menu, guests can choose from menu options including the Wicked Shrimp Cocktail, Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken, Sorceress Spell of Land and Sea, Bashful’s Butter-Poached Sustainable Fish, and Magic Mirror Slow-Braised Pork Shank.