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“Used to be favorite, but VERY disappointing”

Yachtsman Steakhouse
Ranked #98 of 3,863 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
Description: Yachtsman Steakhouse in Disney's Yacht Club Resort is a dinner restaurant boasting high-grade steaks, succulent seafood, free-range chicken and juicy lamb dishes. The menu is rounded out with innovative children's choices for a satisfying family dining experience.A New England theme is the backdrop for this classic steakhouse where you can discover seasonal flavors every time you dine! Serving the best in quality, aged, grain-fed beef from the open kitchen that features a butchering room where the steaks are hand-cut, the chef has paired unique accompaniments with each entree, and the sommelier offers a wide selection of wines from both new- and old-world regions on the award-winning list.The Yachtsman Steakhouse takes special care of children's tastes with a menu that sports finger-licking grilled chicken strips, baked fish, pasta and grilled sirloin steak.For the finale, let the elegant dessert tray tempt you with creme brulee with rolled chocolate and fresh berries or seasonally inspired desserts.Watch chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen as you relax in leather seats amongst gleaming brass and polished woodwork beneath knotty-pine beams. This Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts restaurant is a top-deck experience for the entire family!
Reviewed December 15, 2008

Had a wagyu strip steak. Was really disappointed in the trim level. The butcher left large pieces of grissle and fat without trimming them and the chef didn't bother to check the quality before service. Very disappointing for the quality that previously existed in this restaurant.

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Reviewed July 9, 2008

This is a good steakhouse because it's close to my room. They have pretty good steak when I ate ther and some good sides. The decor made me feel like I was at my favorite restaurant, Fogo de Chao. That is always a good thing. Very good value.

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Reviewed June 22, 2008

This was one of our favorite restaurants, we always go here but we have noticed a subtle decline in quality. Luckily we found a replacement, Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge, but that's another review.

First we had a reservation or ADR whatever the Disney term is for 7:30 pm and we were not seated until 8:15 pm. I think this restaurant was overbooked or people were lingering. When we inquired about the long wait the hostess was full of attitude. Our mistake was probably the late ADR, I suggest making these closer to when the restaurant opens then you don't have to wait too long.

We had the calamari appetizer, not very good but OK and the Lobster Bisque, very good and lots of lobster. One person had a fish dish with ravioli and said it was very good. We shared the rib eye which was really fatty. I know that rib eye is a fatty piece of meat but it just wasn't very good and expensive. It was nice that they split it for us. We use to get the Prime Rib but they no longer offer it. It is moved to the Captain Grille b/c they need a higher end dish on the menu.

Also, a member of our party ordered wine recommended by the server it took them a while to find the bottle. The wine showed up after the appetizer.

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Reviewed March 18, 2008

After some disappointing meals at the Flying fish & California Grill we were looking for a new favorite. We tried the Yachtsman last year and all loved it. Went again just a week ago and although the food was good it wasn't unbelieveable. And its looking more and more to me that the servers at the Disney restaurants and no longer anything special either.

But we'll try the Yachtsman again next year because the choices at Disney are starting to dwindle.

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Reviewed February 14, 2008

Ate there on Valentine's Day 2008. While the staff was pleasant, the "after service" was very slow (bill, credit card processing). Steak was OK, but I have had better at chain restaurants like the Outback. Atmosphere was nothing special.

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