One of the newest restaurants in the Magic Kingdom in Disneyworld is the Be Our Guest restaurant, located in the Beast’s castle in the new part of Fantasyland. We were lucky enough to get a dinner reservation due to a cancellation when we were last there in March. Dinner was quite the spectacular evening.
To begin with, there are 3 dining halls to eat in. There is one room resembling the Beast’s room in the castle, complete with a petal-dropping rose.
There is a second room that looks like the room Belle could have eaten her first meal in.
And the third room is the main ballroom of the Beast’s castle.
The dinner menu is surprisingly cosmopolitan for a Magic Kingdom restaurant (but, after all, this is France, and dinner is never second best). We started off with appetizers consisting of the Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages. The menu says it serves two, but the servings are so generous that the dish can easily serve four without a problem.
But we also added the seasonal salad trio, which consists of a roasted beet, gold raisin and orange salad, a tomato and roasted shallot salad and a watermelon, radish and mint salad. The consensus around the table is that the watermelon, radish and mint salad was the best of the three, although all were good.
The boy ordered the grilled strip steak with garlic-herb butter and pommes frites and the rest of the family all had the braised pork served coq au vin style (eight hour slow cooked pork with mushrooms, onions, carrots and bacon served with pureed cauliflower and seasonal vegetables). The steak and pomes frites expert pronounced the steak to be excellent, and the pork was flavorful and tender. Again, serving portions were very generous.
And, finally, there is dessert. Who could resist ordering the “grey stuff” when it’s offered on the menu and guaranteed to be delicious? It turns out that the “grey stuff” is excellent buttercream frosting on top of a rich chocolate brownie. We also ordered the chocolate cream puff for kicks, but the grey stuff was clearly the winner.
On top of that was Disney’s characteristic friendly service. Our waitress was attentive, friendly, and chatty. You can also have your picture taken with the Beast after your meal.
The restaurant also has a kid friendly menu (it is Disney, after all).
If jamming as many rides as possible into a day is your goal when at the Magic Kingdom, eating here is probably not a good idea, as the experience is leisurely. But for a delicious meal or for a Beauty and the Beast fan, this is a delightful dining experience. We highly recommend it!