Location

Disneyland in New Orleans Square

Entree range

$25-$46

Summary

Easily the best restaurant in Disneyland Park, Blue Bayou is as close to fine dining as you'll get here. The restaurant fills quickly and stays busy, so make reservations before you leave home (up to 60 days in advance) or obtain a same-day reservation at the restaurant door as soon as you get to the park. Although there's a children's menu, this isn't the place to bring wound-up or tired kids for a leisurely meal; they'll be bored. Tables are tightly packed, and nothing disrupts the busy servers more than wild kids up and out of their seats. Blue Bayou is more of a place where adults can escape the noise and happy chaos in the rest of the park without having to exit the gates. For lunch, we love the Monte Cristo sandwich, a deep-fried turkey, ham, and cheese creation that you don't find on many menus these days. Side dishes including the Blue Bayou potatoes, a house gratin, and fresh vegetables are quite good as well. The creme brulee is also a crowd-pleaser. Servers are Disney-pleasant, if a tad harried, but they're more than happy to accommodate the random request. And the dinner rolls are great! If seated at an unromantically over-lit table near the kitchen, don't be shy about requesting a relocation.

Setting and Atmosphere

The Blue Bayou overlooks Pirates of the Caribbean and maintains an appropriately dark, moist ambience. The best tables ring the perimeter and afford a view of the faux bayou, replete with fireflies flickering among the weeping willows and mangroves, dilapidated houseboats, and soft lantern lights. If you're not lucky enough to get a table bayou-side, there's still enough wrought iron, uneven lighting, and twilight allure to soften the most hardened soul.

House Specialties

Pan-seared salmon, filet mignon, and Le Special de Monte Cristo sandwich.

Other Recommendations

Jambalaya, Tesoro Island chicken, or fork-tender short ribs. Spring for the saffron-infused bouillabaisse if offered as a seasonal special. Entrees include a cup of mild gumbo or a superb side salad with candied pecans and craisins.

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Disneyland Premium Annual Pass 15% All All
Disneyland Annual Pass - Not Premium 10% All All
DVC Member 10% All All