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“tres bon (very good!)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest
Magic Kingdom Drive, Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL (Walt Disney World Resort)
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Ranked #83 of 3,153 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“tres bon (very good!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

While we were unable to make a reservation for dinner (RESERVE EEEEEEEARLY), we ate at Be Our Guest using the walk-up lunch service. Like everything at a Disney park, there was a line to get inside, but it moved very quickly, and there were waiters walking up and down the line with menus (so you could choose your food before entering) and cups of cold water. This was a nice service, as the menus provided a bit of entertainment and the water was quite refreshing considering the midday heat of Florida in June.
Once you enter the restaurant, you are ushered to your right (still in a line, but with air-conditioning) where your orders are taken. Listen closely: the knights talk to one another. At the order stations, you will be referred to a cashier who will take your order (menus are provided here as well, if needed) and take your money. You will also be given a pager that alerts your waiter or waitress of your table location. From there, you are free to wander amongst the three dining rooms and choose a table. We chose to sit in the ballroom, which is the main dining room.
When your food is prepared, a waiter or waitress approaches your table with a large glass compartment on wheels, which contains your orders. The wait-staff speaks in French accents, and our waitress stayed in character the entire time she was presenting our food.
The lunch menu consisted mainly of soups and sandwiches, with a few other assorted entrées and a limited selection of desserts. We ordered potato leek soup, French onion soup, two prime rib sandwiches, and a roasted turkey sandwich. The sandwiches, which are served on delicious thick-cut French bread with 'pommes frites' (French fries) are some of the best we've ever tasted. The meat was perfectly cooked, and the greens were fresh and crispy. The soups were excellent as well, particularly the potato leek; both made very good dipping sauces for the sandwiches. Not only was this our favorite meal at Disney, it ranks very high on our list of Favorite Meals altogether. This is not cliché amusement park food; this is food one would be satisfied with at a normal restaurant. Drinks are served fountain style, with free refills.
After gorging ourselves on the unexpectedly good food, we wandered around the other dining rooms to see the rest of the castle. The ballroom was spacious, with a painted ceiling and sparkling gold chandeliers. The 'windows' in the back of the ballroom show a snowy scene and 'snow' falling. To one side is a room that I believe was the library, which was rather plain, aside from the large spinning sculpture of Belle and Beast. The other dining room was the West Wing, decorated in dark purple. Shredded purple swags hang from the ceiling, and a portrait of the Prince is suspended above a fireplace. A 'storm' is raging in this area of Be Our Guest; when the lightning flashes, watch the portrait change to Beast's face. Look quickly, because it returns to the Prince's face in an instant. In the back of the room is the Enchanted Rose, covered by a glass dome. If we were to eat at Be Our Guest again, I would want to eat in the West Wing for the atmosphere.
This restaurant is beautiful, and the food was, as I said, the best in the parks. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Magic Kingdom!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Quick service dining in Beasts Castle is good eats and gorgeous atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch. No reservations needed for lunch. We arrived at 11:45 and had a 10 minute wait to get into the castle. Then another 10 to order. The ordering kiosk was difficult for some and made the wait longer than I think it would need to be. $40 for family of 3 (1 kid) including drinks and dessert. The French onion soup was bland. Kids pork was good. Roast beef Sammy delish! Grilled ham and cheese very good. Cupcakes for dessert delish! Dining is GORGEOUS. Food is delivered magically to your table via GPS. So cool.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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“Not Worth the Money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were really not impressed at all by the Be Our Guest restaurant. It has the potential to have much more atmosphere than it did. Other than the occasional appearance of the Beast who walked down the aisle for two minutes and then disappeared again the place was boring. The food was terrible. My son ordered the French onion soup and hated it. He said it tasted funny so the other three of us tried it and we all hated it and we like French onion soup. The macaroni and cheese was just gross and also tasted terrible. The food is overpriced and there are much better options than this place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was one of our favorite meals during our stay, we arrived early for opening time and were welcomed into the restaurant by applause from all the chefs and waiters. We chose to eat in the dark West Wing and although we were originally unsure because of the low lighting our eyes soon adjusted and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. I would definitely recommend the tuna nicoise salad.

To sum up 'Be Our Guest', the food was great and arrived quickly, the service was good and atmosphere fantastic.

  • Visited April 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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North East
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“Beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ok I'm not rating this place on the food really, not that the food was bad! it wasn't, it was just average. I had pork chop with some dried up mac & cheese and my Husband had Chicken which I think he enjoyed, not sure, we both had cupcakes for dessert which were nice. The real reason to eat here is the beautiful surroundings! Honestly the attention to detail is amazing and kids of all ages (especially little girls who love beauty & the beast) will be spellbound in here. My advice is to make reservations cos it gets busy! Also request to eat in the main ballroom cos its gorgeous but make sure when you've finished your dinner that you get up and explore with camera in tow! visit the west wing! it's really cool and if you want to get a picture of the rose turn your flash off, cos it's digital it disappears with the flash on, look at the celling in the main ballroom for hidden mickeys ;)

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