It’s no surprise that 2020 was a crazy year all around, and Walt Disney World also experienced its fair share of changes and closures thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Thankfully, some of the magic has returned with the Disney Parks, select Disney Resorts, and other experiences currently being open and operating for guests. Restaurants have also reopened in some capacity, with many options operating on a daily basis for guests to enjoy. Dining has always been a favorite activity of many guests on each Walt Disney World vacation, and these currently available options have always been popular with guests, especially now with limited options. Here are the top ten table service restaurants currently open at Walt Disney World for guests to enjoy!
1. The Hollywood Brown Derby
One of the most popular dining experiences in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open for guests to enjoy at the end of Hollywood Boulevard. The Hollywood Brown Derby evokes the classic motif and charm of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the interior is modeled after its famous counterpart on the West Coast. Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Hollywood Brown Derby serves up a menu of contemporary American cuisine including guest favorites such as Our Famous Cobb Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Wagyu Burger, Grapefruit Cake, and more. With excellent service, a beautiful atmosphere, and always delicious food, The Hollywood Brown Derby is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner any day.
2. California Grill
Another favorite dining experience of many guests is open to enjoy once again and comes with an absolutely amazing menu of California flavors and ingredients paired with unparalleled views. California Grill is currently open only for dinner and whisks guests up an exclusive elevator to the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort where they are greeted with modern décor and sweeping views of the Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon, and surrounding area. Popular menu items to enjoy at California Grill include an extensive Hand-Rolled Sushi collection, Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, Oak-Fired Filet of Beef, Black Grouper, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, and the Chef’s Selection Cheese Board.
3. Le Cellier Steakhouse
There are several locations to visit when looking to enjoy a steakhouse-style meal throughout Walt Disney World. Of the current options that are open, guests are sure to love Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Welcoming guests into one of the smallest and coziest dining rooms in all of Walt Disney World, Le Cellier Steakhouse is open daily for lunch and dinner and designed to feel like a quaint cellar in a traditional Canadian chateau. Featuring steakhouse classics with Canadian flavors and ingredients, the menu at Le Cellier Steakhouse features delicious options such as Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak, USDA Prime New York Strip Steak, Le Cellier Signature Poutine, and Maple Crème Brulee. With a cozy setting and delicious food, Le Cellier is a great choice for a table service lunch or dinner in Epcot.
4. San Angel Inn Restaurante
On the opposite end of Epcot’s World Showcase is another great table service option that is currently open for both lunch and dinner each day. San Angel Inn Restaurante is the perfect combination of authentic Mexican cuisine and beautiful atmosphere as the restaurant is situated inside of the pavilion’s pyramid along the shores of a serene river with boas slowly passing by and a pyramid and volcano in the distance. While the atmosphere can’t be beat, the menu at San Angel Inn Restaurante also boasts an impressive array of choices including Queso Fundido, Tacos de Ribeye, Pollo a Las Rajas, Carne Asada, Camarones a la Diabla, and Horchata Cheesecake. In addition, guests can also choose from an extensive list of signature margaritas including several options from the nearby Le Cava del Tequila.
5. The Boathouse
Disney Springs has long been a popular place for guests to head to enjoy a delicious table service meal, and luckily there are some great options to choose from that are currently open for select meals. The Boathouse is a favorite of many and serves up an extensive menu of surf and turf favorites paired with a nautical atmosphere located right on the water’s edge. Guests can watch the unique amphicars glide past and take in the sights of Disney Springs while dining at The Boathouse for lunch and dinner. Delicious menu options at the table service restaurant include Oysters on the Half Shell, Cedar Planked Kvaroy Arctic Salmon, Maine Lobster Tail Oscar, Peel and Eat Key West Shrimp, Filet Mignon Sliders, Boneless Ribeye, NY Steak & Fries, and Key Lime Pie in a Mason Jar.
6. Morimoto Asia
Also located in Disney Springs is Morimoto Asia, a table service restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner with a Pan-Asian inspired menu dreamed up by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant invites guests to enjoy a modern décor among two floors and features a menu with items inspired by many different areas of Asia including China, Korea, and Japan. Many guests opt to head to Morimoto Asia to indulge in the fresh seafood menu that includes popular choices such as Spicy Tuna, California, Shrimp Tempura, and Spicy Yellowtail. In addition to the sushi, guests can also opt for dishes such as Pork Dumplings, Morimoto Spare Ribs, Morimoto Peking Duck, Beef Lo Mein Noodles, Mongolian Filet Mignon, and Stir-Fried Tofu Medley.
7. Tiffins Restaurant
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is typically home to several popular table service restaurants, however one popular location found right near the main entrance into Pandora- The World of Avatar is currently open for lunch and dinner each day. Tiffins Restaurant focuses on international flavors and features a beautiful interior with nods to cultures and locations from around the world to inspire a sense of exploration in guests. Those who score a dining reservation at Tiffins Restaurant can enjoy unique and delicious menu items including Charred Octopus, Butter Chicken, North African-Spiced Tofu Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, Whole-Fried Sustainable Fish, and South African Chocolate Ganache.
8. Toppolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
One of the newest table service restaurants in Walt Disney World quickly became a favorite of many guests thanks to its beautiful views character interactions, and delicious menu options. Thankfully, it is also one of the table service restaurants currently open for guests to enjoy breakfast and dinner in each day! Toppolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera combines the flavors of French and Italian cuisines at the beautiful new Disney’s Riviera Resort. While the character interactions at Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends look a little different these days thanks to social distancing and safety protocols, guests are sure to still love this dining experience. The menu at Toppolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera includes options such as Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream Waffle, Quiche Gruyere, Ricotta, Escargot en Coquille, Herb Fettuccine, Tomahawk Veal Chop, King Salmon Mi-Cuit, Filet Mignon, and Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to the popular Narcoossee’s, a table service restaurant situated right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon offering beautiful views of the water and the Magic Kingdom in the distance. Open only for dinner each night, the twinkling lights reflecting off the water are the perfect accompaniment for a menu of American seafood classics that guests love to indulge in. Some popular menu items featured at Narcoossee’s each night include Crispy Rhode Island Calamari, Shrimp and Crab Cake, Maine Lobster Bisque, Pan-Seared Line Caught Swordfish, Scottish Salmon, Grilled Milk-Brined Duroc Pork Chop, Grass Fed Filet Mignon, and Almond-Crusted Cheesecake.
10. Wine Bar George
Guests who are looking to enjoy one of the most extensive wine lists in Walt Disney World perfectly paired with small bites and indulgent food simply have to enjoy lunch or dinner at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs. With a menu featuring wine bar classics paired with wines from around the world chosen by Master Sommelier George Milotes, Wine Bar George is the perfect location to simply enjoy a drink and a small bite or go to town on many shared plates and differently flavored and nuanced wines. Guests are sure to love popular menu options at Wine Bar George including Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites, Shishito Peppers, Burrata, The Big Board, House-Made Meatballs, Skirt Steak, and Olive Oil Cake in addition to expertly suggested wines that the Cast Members are happy to help select!