The newest addition to the Magic Kingdom is drawing rave reviews. Be Our Guest Restaurant in the New Fantasyland offers a magical dining experience - taking diners into the splendor, elegance and fairy tale charm of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The three dining areas of the restaurant offer a glimpse into the castle of the Beast, with richly appointed rooms that bring the story to life.
Not just another restaurant, but an attraction that tells a story. Disney Dining continues to impress guests with creative menu options that enhance the themed experience.
Four years in the making by the Disney Food & Beverage team, the menu is designed to match the cartoon theatrics with French inspired dishes. The restaurant, which will be open for both lunch and dinner will offer different dining options with a quick-service lunch menu and and elegant table-service menu for dinner.
As you make your way through the entrance corridor of the enchanted castle,listen closely to the whispers from the six suits of armor that line the hallway on your way to the Beast's Parlor.
A comfy room with a crackling fire welcomes you. Have a photo taken in the Beast's oversized chair. Five guest activated terminals are available to take your order for lunch, then find a seat in one of the themed rooms and your meal will be brought to your table. (Somehow the magical dishes will know where to find you).
Grand and elegant, the Ballroom dominates the castle with 20-foot ceilings painted with fluffy clouds and cherubs and three sparkling chandeliers. Snowflakes fall just outside the glass windows along the back wall reminding diners of the wintry weather that threatens outside.
The most relaxed of the three dining areas, the Rose Gallery features a large music box centerpiece with a 7 foot tall Belle and the Beast slowly twirling atop. The walls are decorated with paintings and tapestries that celebrate the characters from the story.
This 'forbidden' room casts a dark and mysterious glow. The beasts rage comes to life as his portrait changes from a handsome prince into the massive beast. Curtains are shredded and the room is kept darkened - allowing the glass bell jar containing the enchanted rose to become a focal point in the room.
Followint the theme of 'Beauty and the Beast' the restaurant offers French-inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner. Simple selections for lunch might include sandwiches and salads including the classic croque monsieur (ham and cheese sandwich), tuna Niçoise salad and grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread—plus, of course, pommes frites (French fries).
Dinner is a more elegant affair with starters such as mussels Provençal, French onion soup and charcuterie (cured meats with cornichons, pickled onions and toasted whole-grain bread). Entrées pay homage to a castle feast in the 1400s with whole roasted hen, thyme-scented pork rack chop, and pan-seared salmon with leek fondue and saffron potatoes. Gourmet cupcakes – strawberry cream cheese, triple chocolate and lemon meringue — and mousse-filled cream puffs are finished tableside.
And just for dinner, select wines and beers will be offered that complement the French-inspired cuisine.