You know you’re a foodie. You seek out the best restaurants in your home town, your Instagram is packed with shots of fancy cupcakes and risottos, and when you’re on vacation, food is always a top priority. Sure, you want to relax a bit and have some fun – but your day won’t be perfect without that special meal to top it all off.
Good news: Disneyland Resort is ready for you. Here are some of the best restaurants you won’t want to miss:
Napa Rose (in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa) is an elegant restaurant with an always-changing menu featuring seasonal ingredients and top-notch preparation. Consider ordering the four-course chef’s tasting meal (you can add a wine pairing to each course as well) to try out some of the dazzling flavours this restaurant offers.
Steakhouse 55 (in the Disneyland Hotel) is a classic steakhouse designed with that old-fashioned Hollywood glam. Your dinner starts off with a fresh loaf of sourdough bread brought to your table (just one whiff of that bread will wake up all your tastebuds!) and you can continue with all the items you’d expect in a steakhouse – all done very well.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (in the Downtown Disney District) is a taste of New Orleans under the California sun. Enjoy Louisiana crabcakes, blackened chicken spring rolls, jambalaya, and save room for the wonderful New Orleans bread pudding for dessert.
Inside Disneyland Park, you can get more Cajun flavours at the Blue Bayou restaurant (inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction) and at the French Market counter-service spot.
Disney California Adventure Park has some excellent dining options. Carthay Circle Restaurant offers California cuisine based on seasonal food. Recent offerings include a vegetarian squash ravioli dish served with forest mushrooms, savoy cabbage and truffle butter and another dish featuring thick cut pork chops with thyme roasted pears, Brussels sprouts and brandy thyme jus.
Also in Disney California Adventure, the Wine Country Trattoria at the Golden Vine Winery is a taste of Italy with homemade-style pasta sauces and fresh salads.
And finally – do you have any friends with connections? That may be the only way to get into Club 33, a members-only restaurant in Disneyland marked only with the number 33 on the door. There’s a waiting list for new members, but if you can find someone to invite you, there are sumptuous buffet spreads for breakfast and lunch and elegant dinners.
Your Disneyland Resort vacation can satisfy the foodie in you as well as the part of you that loves thrill rides. Do make “priority seating” reservations for the restaurants you want to try, because they can get busy.