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“"Be Our Guest" Ready to Serve” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest
Ranked #160 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“"Be Our Guest" Ready to Serve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a new theme restaurant that opened in December 2012 as part of the newly reinvented/expanded Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The restaurant is based on Disney's Beauty and the Beast movie and is, as most things with Disney, exquisitely designed with photo ops with "The Beast" during the dinner hours. For a real Disney first, it is the ONLY place within the Magic Kingdom that beer and wine are served. The main dining room overlooks a multi-window patio to a mountain slope with snow falling...very soothing. Service was good, but it could be better. Appetizers were warm, but not hot; this was also the case with the main entrees. Food presentation and plating was excellent. Some of us had the "shrimp & scallops in a pastry shell" and it came out warm, but not hot. Others had the "Pork Chop" which is a good choice, nice big portion and perhaps the largest pork chop we have seen (looked more like a veal chop, which is good), about 1 1/4 inch thick...but warm. One of our party had the “mussels” appetizer that they very much enjoyed. The French Onion soup was “so-so”.

A couple of need to know facts. This is inside the Magic Kingdom theme park, and is therefore not a walk in restaurant. It means parking in the main lot (at $14), and taking the tram to the transportation center, and then the Monorail or Ferryboat to the park. You also need admission to the park, and then a nice but long walk to the restaurant. Reservations need to be made in advance for dinner perhaps weeks or months in advance depending on attendance. It's a nice family experience, but since we did not have children in tow we did know what the "kids menu" prices might be. The restaurant is really designed for an upscale experience for park guests. So if you have some extra time and money you should like it, but plan ahead, way ahead, if you want to get in during your park visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Wonderful! No reservations needed for lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Be sure to get in line by 10am for lunch because there is a long line. The ordering system is touch screen and very easy to use. They deliver it to your table. The food is amazing. Be sure to try the steak sandwich and the strawberry cupcake. Atmosphere is a dream come true!!!

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3 Thank SooperMoomie
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Florida
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“Huge Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went just to have the croque monsieur because we thought the sandwich would be like the ones served all over France. Not so. We were served a hot ham and cheese sandwich...no melted Gruyere cheese on the outside, just pain dry bread. It was awful.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank susabery
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“Lunch is a wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

No reservations required at Lunch!! Enjoyed tuna nicoise salad, french onion soup, and a cream puff today. Delicious! Wait was about 35 minutes to get in, but well worth it. This isn't usual "fast food." Ordering is very easy. Be sure to check out all three rooms for a table. I went to the first available table thinking I might not get one, but there was lots of room...and each room is different. You serve your own drinks. Food came out quickly...and was hot... I( still don't know how my rose told the waiter where to deliver my food.) Atmosphere is fabulous. It was snowing outside! Be Our Guest is a wonderful new way to have lunch at WDW.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent setting & good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Enjoy a lovely dinner with the family on December during Christmas week. Spend an hour on the phone during August 2012 for a reservation, well worth it. From front entrance to the ballroom is like you into the movie. What excellent work from the Disney dream designer everything is so detail. Menu is unique and food is nice..except the Pork Chop I order is kind of salty but my wife order the strip steak came out so tender and juicy. Excellent service from the waiter and after dinner definitely need to walk around for photos or video. Theres a special drink include a limited edition cup which i think kind of over price due to the fact the cup is plastic with red/blue light. After dinner don't forget to meet the Beast for photos. Will do again soon if there's availability.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Chichala
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