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“The Best of Disney... If You Can Get In” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Club 33

Club 33
33 Rue Royal, New Orleans Square, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA 92803-3232
(714) 781-4011
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Ranked #7 of 751 Restaurants in Anaheim
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
The OC, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“The Best of Disney... If You Can Get In”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

What? You have never heard of Club 33? Ah, my friend, sit down and I will tell you the tale as we travel to Agrabah...

When Walt Disney was working with various corporate sponsors for his attractions at the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair, he noted the various "VIP Lounges" provided as an accommodation for the corporate elite. This gave him the idea that culminated in Club 33. When New Orleans Square was planned, this special area for corporate sponsors and VIPs was included. When Club 33 opened in May 1967 (five months after Walt's death) individual memberships were also offered.

Club 33 is not open to the public, and the waiting list to become a member is over 10 years. Initiation dues are $10,000, with annual dues of about $3,000 per year. So, if you can get invited to a dinner at Club 33, it is the rarest of occasions, and you should go to this exclusive experience.

The entrance, marked by a large "33", is just a couple doors from the Blue Bayou. Once you enter, mere words cannot describe the exquisiteness, the history, and the exclusivity. There is a beautiful elevator to the dining area which is a replica of one Walt fell in love with in Paris. The owner wouldn't sell, so Walt had his engineers go to Paris, take measurements, and built a replica at Club 33.

Upstairs, the dining room stands as Lillian Disney furnished it. There is a harpsichord with a Renaissance-style painting on the underside of the lid, upon which Paul McCartney and Elton John have played. There are props from Disney movies, such as a marble table used in Mary Poppins. Bric-a-Brac purchased by Walt himself in New Orleans. Antiques galore. Animation cels. Oh, and there is the finest food available.

The secret to the food is the chefs. They're excellent, and they cook like they are cooking for Walt himself. Disney folks are like that. There is fine wine as well as many types of beer. The minimum charge is about $80 per person for dinner, but that is easily met. Figure about $100 per person. But SO worth it.

There is a balcony, which overlooks New Orleans Square and Rivers of America. Go out and get a photo of yourself on it. Also, see if you can look at the "Trophy Room". More history there, as well.

So if you ever get a chance to go here, take it.

  • Visited March 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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Glendale, AZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best experience at the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I visit Disneyland VERY often, despite the fact that we're out of state. I have been longing to go to Club 33, and finally had the opportunity this past weekend. I had read many reviews on the food, some negative mostly positive, but I was prepared to be faced with the fact that this place has a lot of "hype" surrounding it.

Well, I learned that this was not just hype, this place is amazing. Beyond the exclusivity, atmosphere, and excellent service, the food is some of the best I've ever had. I had the chateubriand and my husband and friend had the five-course vintner with short ribs. Every single thing we had tasted wonderful. If anyone has the opportunity to experience this place, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY! It's worth every penny just for BEING there, and then you get wonderful food on top of it.

A word of warning - dinner has a minimum charge of $80 per person. This is relatively easy to meet with an appetizer and entree, but just a heads up!

  • Visited February 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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Pleasanton, California, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“You're Special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We celebrated our cousin's 50th birthday at Club 33. What a special treat! Everyone from the greeter to the wait staff make you feel like an honored guest. There is an air of exclusivity that you know only those who are privileged enough to be invited get to experience. I only learned of the existence of Club 33 recently but was quickly educated regarding how hard it is to get in simply because you need to know someone who is a member. The member still has to be able to get a reservation on the designated day. In our case, we had access to a corporate membership and we were able to get a dinner reservation.

The service, ambiance and exclusivity definitely overshadow the food. It is worthwhile going.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sierra Madre, CA
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21 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Experience beyond belief!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I dined here in February of 2013. Just the experience of being here is alone worth the price of dining. If you ever get the slightest opportunity to get admittance I would suggest taking full advantage of the opportunity. There is something magical about being in Club 33 as if you can almost feel the presence of Walt Disney himself.

The food is served buffet style and was exquisite. Offerings included cold shrimp, lobster and crab legs. Other foods included a nice tri tip, chicken stuffed with ricotta and spinach and freshly made pasta with a choice of Mickey head pasta or ravioli. The deserts were impeccable including a a chocolate fondue station with a choice of multiple fruits and treats for dipping as well as Mickey shaped coconut macaroons amongst many others! Although alcohol is served, expect to pay around $9-$18 for a glass of wine.

Take lots of pictures!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A dream realized!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have longed to get into Club 33 ever since I was a child. I finally got the opportunity at the age of 37! Everything about the experience was exciting, from lining up outside the door, to walking into the lobby and up the stairs (we took the lift down a couple of times later). There is so much to take in. I went as part of a corporate group, and that night the Club had a buffet set up in the trophy room which included crab legs and lobster, a number of different salads, prime rib, pasta catered to your specific whim, and a very large desert station complete with a belgian chocolate fountain. Heaven! Dinner was incredible, and the service is second-to-none -- my water glass was never even close to empty and every time I left the table, I was greeted with a fresh, folded napkin. They have a full bar and the drinks were delicious. After dinner we got to walk around the balcony and check out New Orleans Square from a perspective we are not likely to see again anytime soon. I enjoyed looking around and checking out the artwork and antiques. The staff is incredibly friendly, and as you would imagine, very skilled in Disney history and trivia. As a true Disney geek, I especially loved being escorted out of the park nearly 2 hours after it was closed - being on Main Street holding hands with my husband after hours with hardly anyone around was a very surreal experience! Take as many pictures as you can - and spend as much time as you can - it is absolutely incredible! It was an experience I will never forget- I will treasure the memories forever!

  • Visited February 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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