Happy #tastytuesday friends! Today’s post is bringing us back to Be Our Guest restaurant at Magic Kingdom park. I’ve eaten here for breakfast (when it was offered pre-covid), lunch, and dinner, but I wanted to give it another try for dinner as my last experience was only so-so. Be Our Guest is currently considered a signature dining experience at Walt Disney World and is considered 2 credits on the Disney Dining Plan when the plan is available.
Be Our Guest is located in the back of New Fantasyland behind Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel. You cross a beautiful bridge with gargoyles on your way over to dine at The Beast’s castle.
I made my reservation that night for 6:55pm, which was actually about an hour after the park officially closed for the evening. I was the last person to be seated for the night, and felt like royalty walking through the beautiful stained glass entrance to the restaurant.
As I was dining alone, I was seated off to the side of the restaurant and had a great view of many of the tables, plus I was right in the viewing path for a very special guest I’ll show you later on. I’m not going to lie- I may have spent most of my night just eating and gazing around the restaurant because I love the details so much. The people in this picture probably thought I was creepily starting at them all night! LOL
As I had already noted my food allergies (dairy/eggs/gluten) in the My Disney Experience app when I completed mobile check-in, I was given a paper copy of the allergy friendly menu. Currently, lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest are both prix fixed, so I got to pick an appetizer, entree, and dessert.
Before my meal, I was given the allergy friendly bread service with dairy free buttery spread. The dairy free butter was awesome, but the bread was grainy and didn’t have the same texture as the bread I had eaten recently at Garden Grill. It kind of reminded me of the allergy friendly bread Walt Disney World used when they first were adding allergy friendly options to its restaurants. 5/10 for me- it wasn’t terrible, but it also wasn’t my favorite.
For my appetizer, I chose to start with the mixed field greens. Honestly, this was probably my favorite dish of the meal. The vegetables were fresh and dressed extremely well. I liked the candied nuts and apple slices for sweetness, plus the presentation was beautiful. 10/10 for me!
For my entree, I opted to get the grilled center cut filet mignon. I figured, if I’m paying 1 set fee for the whole meal, I may as well go all out! I was able to get fingerling potatoes instead of mashed potatoes, which were delicious. The green beans were crisp with a light seasoning. Unfortunately, where this dish fell a little flat was with the filet. It was cooked perfectly, a nice medium rare, but I wanted a bit more seasoning. I ended up using the buttery spread and adding some on top of the steak to add a little more flavor. 7/10 for me!
Lastly, for dessert, my only option was a raspberry or lemon sorbet. I prefer the raspberry over the lemon, which is the one pictured above. Here’s my thing about the sorbet- I love it, it’s delicious and refreshing. However, usually I have more options for dessert at other signature restaurants at Walt Disney World, so only having the option of sorbet was a little disappointing. I wonder if there is a way to make an allergy friendly grey stuff?? Maybe?? 10/10 for the desert itself; 4/10 for the allergy friendly dessert options as a whole.
Now, let’s talk about the fun stuff: entertainment and decor! If you have eaten at Be Our Guest pre-covid, you would have been able to meet the Beast during dinner in his study. Although this is no longer an option, you can still see him roam around waving hi to guests throughout both lunch and dinner. This was unfortunately the best picture I could get because of how dark the restaurant was during my visit.
Also, once you finish your meal, you are allowed to walk around the restaurant and explore all of the rooms. I was seated in the main ballroom, but you can also visit the West Wing and see the enchanted rose…
…or the Rose Room where you can see Belle and the Beast dancing amongst the tables. Both are much smaller than the ballroom. Pre-covid, you could request to sit in a certain room, however, if you ask now, your request for a particular room may not be guaranteed due to limited capacity and social distancing.
The picture above was probably my favorite picture I took that evening. Since I was the last party to be seated, the restaurant was almost empty by the time I left.
And so was the park. It was breathtaking to be in the park after dark again. I may have cried my entire way out!
Be Our Guest overall is a great dining experience. The Beauty and the Beast lover in me will never deny the opportunity to dine in a restaurant designed to look just like one of my favorite movies. However, the allergy friendly options aren’t my favorite here. I much preferred my recent experience at Hollywood and Vine over this signature restaurant, especially for the price tag of $62 for adults and $37 for children at Be Our Guest. I would say this- if you have a die hard Beauty and the Beast fan in your group or are curious about the experience, definitely give it a try!
Here’s to living our best and most delicious Disney lives! <3
Meagan has been living with many food allergies and sensitivities since she was 19 years old. She is currently a Personal Vacation Advisor for Magical Vacation Planner, specializing in helping her guests book trips to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Meagan enjoys researching fitness and nutrition and has taken a special interest in finding allergy friendly options at Walt Disney World.
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