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An Honest Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom

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Disney’s Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the most popular table service restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. Located in the Magic Kingdom, it truly brings the iconic Beast’s castle to life. I have had the opportunity to dine here twice… once with my husband and once with my two young daughters and my parents. So if you’re wondering what all of the fuss is about (and whether or not you should try to get reservations), here is my honest review of Be Our Guest Restaurant.

 


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The Atmosphere

Be Our Guest Restaurant Entrance | magicintheplanning.comIf there’s one thing Disney does well, it’s paying attention to detail.  So when it comes to ambiance, this restaurant is truly unique. The Beast’s castle comes to life in spectacular fashion. From the moment you are escorted inside, you are transported into the world that is Beauty and the Beast. We were encouraged on both visits to explore each of the dining areas – the Grand Ballroom, the West Wing, and the Castle Gallery –  and we were also able to meet the Beast after finishing our meal.

What made our meal even more special was the grand entrance of the Beast during our meal. Complete with his well-known theme music from the movie, the Beast entered the dining room and even waved at my daughters as he walked through. We felt personally welcomed by him, and for my young girls, it was a highlight of the meal. (After his grand entrance, the Beast is available for photos!)

 

The Food

Be Our Guest Restaurant with the Beast | Magic in the PlanningThe first time my husband and I ate at this restaurant, it was amazing! I ordered the Center-cut Filet Mignon, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. We also saved room for the famous “grey stuff,” which really was delicious! So overall, our first experience here was flawless and amazing.

The second time, we ate there as a family of six. (My parents joined us!) We made sure to time our reservation for when the Beast would make his grand entrance, which meant we were one of the first dinner reservations of the evening. While the food was quite good, my picky kids did have a difficult time finding something on the kids’ menu they liked. Fortunately, the kids’ menu has changed since our visit and has more to choose from now. They did, however, love dessert! (What kid doesn’t love dessert?!) The “grey stuff” at the second visit was actually a bit different than the first time, but it was still just as delicious.

When we dined at Be Our Guest Restaurant, we had quite a variety of menu options with a wide range of pricing. But since Disney World began its phased reopening, this restaurant has been serving a prix fixe 3-course menu. The cost is $62 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $37 for children (ages 3 to 9). There has been no formal announcement made as to whether or not they will continue this once the parks are fully reopened.

Example Menu Items:

  • Appetizers: French Onion Soup, Mixed Field Greens, Assorted Meats and Artisanal Cheese Selection, Maine Lobster Bisque
  • Entrées: Herb-salted Pork Tenderloin, Vadouvan Spiced Vegetables, Center-cut Filet Mignon, Pan-seared Sea Scallops, Poulet Rouge Chicken
  • Kids: Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Pan-seared Chicken Breast, House-made Macaroni & Cheese (Dessert: Seasonal Fruit with Freshly Made Yogurt Dip, Dessert Trio)
  • Dessert: Lemon Jam Macaron, White Chocolate “Chip” Cup with Grey Stuff and Crisp Pearls, Dark Chocolate Truffle filled with Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Ganache, Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd with Fresh Berries and Strawberry Meringue (Plant-based)

**View the current full menu here.

 

Overall Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant

The Rose at Be Our Guest Restaurant | magicintheplanning.comThere is no doubt that this is one of the best table service dining options in Magic Kingdom. It truly is something to be experienced. Dining reservations can be hard to come by… especially for dinner. When making reservations for our family of six at 4:30 pm, I had to make them at 6:00 am eastern time 180 days before my trip. (This meant waking up at 3:00 am because I live on the west coast.)

So was it worth it? I believe it was as the experience was top-notch. We created family memories, and it was a highlight of our day in the park.

 

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