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“Tasty but Expensive - great for world of color!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carthay Circle

Carthay Circle
Inside Disney's California Adventure, Anaheim, CA
714-781-3463
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Ranked #27 of 726 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: Eclectic, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Tasty but Expensive - great for world of color!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We went here as part of the world of color dinner package, which would have been very worth it if the show had not been cancelled because of the weather. :(. The seats were right in the middle of the viewing area. We had an appetizer, two entrees, two craft cocktails (they had a pretty interesting list of choices), and two glasses of wine, and enjoyed all of it. The final bill was expensive, but it is fine dining in Disney so that is to be expected. If we had been able to see the show the price would have been completely justified.

Visited February 2013
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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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“Best Dinner at the Disney Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is the best meal I've had the Disney Resort and that includes the hotels and Club 33. I really enjoyed myself. The restaurant is new and beautiful. The dining area is broken into cozy areas that really transform you out of the park. If you want a break from the hubbub of the parks, this is an oasis. The food was the delicious and the portions were a good size.
You can order off the menu or go with "World of Color" package that includes a fixed price 3-course dinner with selections off the main menu. The "World of Color" package also includes a reserved viewing area for the "World of Color" show. This is really nice because the viewing area is in the premium viewing area and you can arrive a few minutes before the show and still have a great place to see it. If you were planning to see "World of Color" anyway, this is a great way to enjoy dinner and have some of the best viewing available without waiting.
Just be prepared to spend a little more than you might be used to at Disneyland for a meal. The fixed price menu is about $60 before alcohol or any additional appetizers or side dishes you might also want to order. Adding tax and tip and you are over $70 per person.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Parker, Colorado
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“good food, very expensive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The service and the steaks were cooked to perfection! The only drawback was the price. The other thing that they do is give you tickets (with a meal and dessert purchase) to the colored water show at California Adventure. Overall it is great!

Visited June 2013
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Nicest Restaurant in the Disneyland Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We went to Carthay Circle for dinner and had an amazing time. When you arrive they check you in for your reservation and have you take a seat in a beautiful lounge. Just as a little background the Carthay Circle Theater was where Walt Disney premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and you are invited to come along for the VIP treatment. The ambience was breath taking, and we really felt like we were in a five star restaurant. The service was extremely attentive. The food was very good as well and they have a nice selection. As a side note we did the world of color package, so I'm not sure if the regular menu is more expansive. Since this restaurant is in DCA, liquor is available. I had the scotch Mist, which is Walt's signature drink, and my friend had a glass of wine. For World of Color package, meal is $60 per person excluding alcohol, however; that includes soup or salad, generous sized entree, and dessert. Additionally, Carthay provides excellent viewing section for World of Color Show. Overall and excellent experience I would recommend to everyone.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Very enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Excellent setting and service. Wait staff extremely attentive. Pretty good wine list. Limited menu with someone for everyone. Made mistake of getting price fixed menu, to get premium spot for World of Color. Would have been better to use fast passes for it and to eat off menu instead. Regardless, food was very well prepared with reasonable portions. Will dine there again, but remember, this is inside California Adventure so you need to be in the park to eat here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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