The Grey Stuff isn’t the only thing that’s delicious on the Be Our Guest menu!
But good luck getting in. Since the restaurant opened with Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland back in 2012, I’ve been trying to get a table for dinner. Twice I’ve been able to have lunch here and really enjoyed it both times, but dinner is nearly impossible to find a seat. We’re going again in June and I thought by booking in late January that would be enough time. Nope. I was about 140 days in advance of our trip and was still too late. Even though it isn’t the dinner menu, lunch is pretty awesome and in general the food here is “delicious.”
Type: Table service / Casual dining
Specialty: Tasty food!
Cost: Breakfast – $24 / Lunch – $13-19 per entree / Dinner – $21-35 per entree
Craig’s Favorite: All of it – the whole meal was delicious
The ambience of the restaurant is gorgeous. There are three themed rooms corresponding to the layout of the castle in the movie. The main room is patterned after the iconic ballroom scene from the film with high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and an elegant layout. The West Wing is dark and foreboding with a slashed picture of the Prince as if a Beast ripped it up (like in the film). In it is a holographic rose slowly losing its petals. The East Wing is decorated beautifully but less opulent than the main room. Paintings adorn the walls of Belle and the castle denizens with the Beast and in the center of the room is a beautiful statue of the the two of them dancing together.
The food is impressive as well. As with most new Disney fare, it is a cut above average. I’ve sampled both soups, the roast beef sandwich, croque monsieur, braised pork (coq au vin style), the triple chocolate cupcake and the lemon meringue cupcake. The entrees are good but not overwhelmingly delicious. I really enjoyed the croque monsieur (a sophisticated grilled ham and cheese sandwich) and the roast beef sandwich. The horseradish bleu cheese cream sauce in particular made it extra good. But the real treat were the desserts. Now I haven’t had the “grey stuff” yet but at lunch they now serve a sponge cake topped with this special concoction called The Master’s Cupcake which I’m sure is terrific. My favorite was the lemon meringue cupcake which was so good I still think about it.
Overall, there is little negative to say about this place except for the near impossibility getting in for dinner. I haven’t tried the breakfast yet, but considering it cost more than the lunch, it’s probably a pretty heaping amount of food. And if I ever do dinner, I’ll let you know. Still, even if you only go for lunch, you won’t be disappointed and it’s certainly worth the experience.