In January we had dinner at the Be Our Guest Restaurant in The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, and had a fairly mediocre experience.
I wanted to give it another shot. We hadn't heard one bad review about lunch, so we decided we would try to get in to this extremely popular dining spot on our trip in October.
We were very pleasantly surprised to receive an opportunity to use one of our FastPass+ selections to have lunch there, as the lines can be very long indeed!
For those who don't know, Be Our Guest is sort if a quick service restaurant at lunchtime.
You enter the castle, and are directed to a podium where a Cast Member directs you to a kiosk.
If you have made an ADR with your FastPass+, and have chosen your meal already, you can proceed directly to your table. A Magic Band scanner is located on the podium to check in.
We had already chosen our meals, but Barbie had decided she'd like a different entree, so instead of going directly to our table, we were directed to a kiosk, where she was able to make her change. At these kiosks you have photos of each item, which makes the choice even easier!
We were given a GPS "rose", which resembles a hockey puck, and went to pick a table.
On our trip in January, the Rose Gallery was closed, so we decided to eat there.
The room contains a large rotating "music box" featuring Belle and Beast.
Tapestries all around the room retell a tale as old as time.
Little touches such as this rose engraving are lovely touches that help convey the theme.
The West Wing is another option, but we decided that would be where we would try that on a future dinner visit.
Within minutes of sitting, a Cast Member came over with a cart, and served our meals.
Drinks were self serve at a large beverage counter.
Even though this is quick service, meals are served on real china and you can enjoy your meal with flatware.
My wife ordered the Tuna Niçoise Salad - Warm Seared Tuna Steak, chilled Green Beans, Potatoes, Olives, Roasted Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and a Hard Poached Egg, which was $13.49.
It was delicious, but a bit on the fishy side for Barbie, so I wound up splitting half of my meal with her.
I had the Braised Pork - Eight Hour Slow-cooked Pork with Mushrooms, Onions, Carrots and Bacon served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans Jardiniere, for $11.99.
I'm going to just say it, at the risk of over hype.
This was one of the best meals I've ever had at Walt Disney World.
It was absolutely amazing, and I'm wishing I had it right now.
For desert I had Chocolate Cream Puff- Chocolate Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Mousse topped with Whipped Cream for $3.19.
Barbie had the Lemon - Raspberry Cream Puff which is a Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Lemon-Raspberry Cream Puff filled with Lemon Custard, also $3.19
These are much better than the cupcakes in our opinion, my chocolate cream puff being the better of these choices.
This was easily the best quick service meal we've had at Walt Disney World. If you can't get an ADR for dinner, this is a terrific, and in our opinion, better, option.