Our second time dining at Disney’s Be Our Guest Restaurant (read about the first here) was one for the books. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Disney World, and it’s easy to see why.
First, a HUGE shout out to the staff here. My brother and his girlfriend decided to join us last minute. We had enough trouble getting reservations for the two of us. In fact, initially we couldn’t. But I wanted to eat here again so badly that we switched our days around so we could. That’s how difficult it can be to get reservations here!
So about two weeks before our trip we found out my bother and his girlfriend were going to meet us down in Disney World, so we tried to change our table from two to four. Disney (over the phone) couldn’t do it. Then day of, we went to the check in desk at Be Our Guest on the off chance they could accommodate us. The cast member (who was so great) had to call a “higher up,” but other than that, it was EASY. They gave us no issues at all. I was actually really surprised!
From our last trip (when the restaurant first opened) to now, Be Our Guest has come a long way! I loved it before, but I’M IN LOVE now.
Last time, we sat in the Rose Gallery. You can’t request where you sit, but we were secretly hoping for another room this time around. I know Mr. ADOL was holding his breath for the West Wing. I figured we’d be placed the main ballroom, since it’s the largest. It was SO FUN walking in with my brother and his girlfriend. They have never been and DESPERATELY wanted to eat here. I loved seeing it through their eyes, remembering how amazing the falling snow and all the little details looked my first time too.
So Mr. ADOL somehow got his wish, and we were lead to the West Wing. I was SHOCKED. It’s the smallest seating area (and arguably the most detailed, with the changing image of the Beast, roaring thunder, rose, etc). I thought there was no way we’d be sitting here, especially since we changed our reservation at the last minute! Alas, here we are. I had a very happy husband.
The details didn’t disappoint. I was happy to see they still fold the napkin into a rose, and our waiter was an absolute hoot.
Mr. ADOL loves the French soup here, and we also got the meat and cheese platter (it was amazing). This is also the ONLY place in the Magic Kingdom that serves alcohol, so the drink selection is good.
Mr. ADOL didn’t love the chicken he got last time, so he went into today thinking he was going to get the steak. I had it last time and RAVED about. That truffle sauce! OMG! Then our waiter said a lot of people were less than thrilled with the chicken, and since our last visit the restaurant revamped it. He said it’s now amazing, and that did it. Mr. ADOL was sold. Everyone else (including myself), got the steak, since I basically couldn’t stop gushing about it all day. It was just as good as I remembered. I had a bite of the chicken, and while it was definitely good, there’s no way I could ever get anything but that steak!
It must have said it was Mr. ADOL’s birthday on our reservation, and even though we celebrated earlier in the week, our waiter brought out a personalized birthday card, signed by the Beast. He then put a candle in his dessert and we sang… again.
Speaking of dessert, I’m obsessed with Be Our Guest’s chocolate cupcake! SO GOOD.
After our meal, we of course met the beast! This is the only place in all of Disney that you can meet him.
It’s difficult to get reservations at Be Our Guest (at times even at the 180-day mark). The demand is understandable, as this place is amazing! Budget-wise, it’s not expensive, especially when considering it’s Disney AND inside the Magic Kingdom. Totally worth it, and honestly, I think they could charge a lot more for the food and experience. It’s a STEAL.