Let’s be honest. Today was way more about Beauty and the Beast than Mickey Mouse (no offense, Mickey). The number one thing I wanted to do during our visit to Disney World was eat at Be Our Guest, the restaurant inside Beast’s castle. When I tried to make reservations on our Disney app, nothing was available, and I was an extremely pathetic and mopey 30-year old.
But apparently boyfriend has magical powers. He came in the next day with a reservation. How he did it, I have no idea, but I was so happy, and even happier when the evening finally arrived!
Sometimes people will overhype a restaurant. I hate that feeling because you end up with so much disappointment. I am not overselling Be Our Guest, trust me! The restaurant is so beautiful, and the food is absolutely amazing! It was by far our favorite meal.
The Grand Ballroom is gorgeous (my pictures are a little dark since it was 9pm), but we were taken to a table in the West Wing (yessss!). It’s gloomy, dark, and a lot of the decorations are ripped, but it was so incredible. The rose is in this room, and about every 20 minutes or so there would be a flash of lightning and thunder (not so loud that you jump and spill your food), and then the portrait of the prince on the wall would change into the Beast!
Our waiter was also incredible. He made us feel like we were the only couple in the restaurant, and I loved how into his character he was, constantly referring to the Beast as “master,” and giving us updates on when “master” would be making his rounds to the different rooms.
And without further ado, what you really want to hear about and see…the food!
I ordered the Grilled Strip Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter and Pommes Frites. Y’all, it was amazing. I was actually really sad when I ate my last bite. Even the fries were outstanding (and boyfriend kept reaching over to eat them. Unacceptable.).
At our waiter’s recommendation, boyfriend ordered the Roasted Lamb Chop. Personally, I thought mine was way better.
And of course I tried the Grey Stuff!!! And yes, it was delicious – and yes, I sang that part of the song ALL DAY leading up to this. Tonight’s Grey Stuff was over a chocolate brownie-like dessert. I’m not sure how to describe it – it was similar to a brownie, but didn’t have brownie consistency? Whatever it was, there wasn’t a crumb left.
Boyfriend went with a Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake (with a strawberry mousse filling).
And just when I thought dinner couldn’t get any better…it did.
We were definitely the oldest people in line for pictures with the Beast. I was certainly the most excited, though, and totally impressed him with a curtsy. Take that, little kids.
Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, and for popular restaurants like this one, they usually get booked immediately. Dinner menu can be found at this link.
Have you eaten at Be Our Guest? What was your experience like? Do you have other favorite restaurants at Magic Kingdom?