This review reflects our experience in October 2015.
Be Our Guest restaurant is part of the Fantasyland expansion in Magic Kingdom. It is modeled to resemble the Beast’s castle as seen in the film Beauty and The Beast. Be Our Guest serves a quick service breakfast and lunch, and then coverts to a table service location for dinner. During dinner, wine and beer are offered. It is the first and only dining location to serve adult beverages in the Magic Kingdom!
Since its opening, Be Our Guest has been known for long wait times and difficult-to-snag Advanced Dining Reservations. Lately, however, it has become easier to walk up at breakfast and lunch without a lengthy wait. Which is how we got our lunch reservation.
Upon entering the restaurant, you will notice beautiful and detailed theming. You wait in a hallway lined with suits of armor, and select what you would like to order from a touch screen kiosk. There are Cast Members standing nearby to assist if you have questions or are having trouble. You can also indicate allergies with the kiosk, which we did upon our most recent visit. We chose the Quinoa Salad with Green Beans, Potatoes, Olives, Roasted Bell Peppers, Golden Beets and Tomatoes. The Quinoa Salad is vegan as-is, we had asked on a previous visit, and it was confirmed with the chef, but we still selected egg and dairy as allergies, and therefore were offered sorbet as a dessert option.
After you place your order and pay, you are free to choose your table from three different rooms, which are all themed differently. One thing we noticed was how few tables there are for two; most tables are larger, holding up to eight guests. We chose a spot, picked up some silverware, and waited for our order to be magically delivered, using location information from our Magic Bands (guests without Magic Bands are given a glowing rose to ensure their server will be able to locate them in the large space).
Our order came out on its own tray with allergy flags. The Quinoa Salad consisted of a burger-sized patty of citrus-flavored quinoa and a large green salad. The salad has a light oil and vinegar dressing, a good mix of salad greens and wonderful fresh vegetables including fingerling potatoes, tomatoes, green beans and olives. The portion was the perfect size for lunch, and we enjoyed how light and fresh-tasting it was. This meal was a welcome change from heavier dishes and veggie burgers.
The sorbet arrived at the same time as our entree, which we assumed was because it was flagged as a allergy order. We had to eat it quickly before it melted, but the sorbet itself was delicious – it was the raspberry flavor that can be found elsewhere on property.
Would we go back?
Yes, this location has some of the best theming on property and the food is fresh and delicious.
Tara & Paul