The new renovations at Disney Springs have created many exciting dining venues to choose from. With a variety of cuisines to choose from, there is something for every palate – and every budget. But when money is no object, here are the five restaurants that should top your list at Disney Springs.
5. Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
This restaurant has been a staple of Disney Springs for quite a while, and it continues to do very well with guests despite its newer competition. Perhaps it’s due to the celebrity chef name, but more likely it’s his food creations. Described as an Asia -Californian fusion, the menu in the Dining Room offers selections ranging from rich to light, such as the Wild Mushroom Ravioli or a Nigri Sushi Platter. Bright, modern decor canvases the interior scape, and floor to ceiling windows invite a refreshing view of the waterline while you sip your White Chocolate Martini. Prices here are not entirely over-the-top either. Yes, you can splurge on a $50 New York Strip Steak, but other signature dishes are priced reasonably around the $30 mark. That leaves plenty of room in your budget to add on the Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache, a delightful dessert which includes maple ice cream and toasted meringue.
4. Morimoto Asia
Delicate, modern chandeliers cascade down to greet you from towering ceilings as you enter Morimoto Asia. But the visual display is nothing compared to the treat in store for your tastebuds. Named for the famous Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef America, this Pan-Asian restaurant’s menu is anything but ordinary. For starters, numerous varieties of sake is available by the glass, carafe, or bottle, including a Sake Sangria. Or if you prefer a brew, the chef offers two specialty beers in house. Prices at Morimoto are steep but not extravagant. The signature dish is a carved boneless Peking Duck served with Chinese pancakes and dim sum, which will run you around $50. But with constant entertainment from the exhibition kitchens, you will feel your evening has been well spent no matter what you choose on the menu. Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to pass up the Oreo Tempura – it’s worth the splurge in both dollars and calories.
3. Fulton’s Crab House
If you’re craving fresh seafood, look no further than Fulton’s Crab House. It’s hard to miss this colossal riverboat-turned-restaurant on the water’s edge. Stop in for lunch, where you will find extraordinary food at ordinary prices, such as fish tacos for $13. But if you’re looking for an excuse to splurge, make a reservation for dinner instead. It’s a crab house, so why not indulge in Alaska King Crab Legs for $65? Or if the Lobster Grilled Cheese tempts you more with its Gouda goodness and Texas toast-iness, then splurge on a Strawberry Cheesecake Martini to pair with it. Perhaps the most intriguing part of Fulton’s though, is the surprisingly adventurous kid’s menu. Young people can choose from crab legs for $14 or a 5 ounce filet mignon for $12. Compared to the usual chicken nuggets, children will totally feel like this dinner is a splurge-worthy occasion.
2. The BOATHOUSE
One of the newest eateries at Disney Springs is The BOATHOUSE, run by the internationally acclaimed Gibson’s Restaurant Group. The nautical theme of the decor is perfect for its waterside setting, where you can try your hand at navigating an aqua car on the neighboring dock. Service and selection at The BOATHOUSE are top-notch, so don’t expect to pay everyday prices. With surf and turf specialties like Crab Stuffed Lobster for $45 and Filet Mignon Oscar Style for over $60, you will have plenty of opportunities to make this an all-out event. Don’t forget to try speciality cocktails like the Blue Cheese Martini as well as one-of-a-kind desserts such as the Gibson’s S’mores Baked Alaska for Four. Check out “8 Things You’ll Love About Disney Spring’s Newest Restaurant – The Boathouse.”
1. STK Orlando
Slotted to open any day now, STK Orlando is positioned to be the premiere steakhouse of Disney Springs. But don’t expect a stuffy steakhouse atmosphere. Other STK locations across the country are known as more of a nightclub than a grandfatherly establishment. An in-house DJ sets the audio ambiance to a party scene no matter what you’re celebrating. Expect to spend easily over $60 per adult, according to all indications. Rooftop dining will be available for patrons who prefer an open-air breeziness. And for special events you can rent out a luxe private dining room for twelve as well as semi-private spaces that include an indoor-outdoor wrap around bar. Surely this will be the new “it” place of Disney Springs.
When you want to go out like a VIP and money is no object, make Disney Springs your hot spot dining destination.
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