Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa


Sauteed shrimp with lemon, feta cheese, tomatoes, and white wine; oak-grilled filet of beef; braised veal shank.

Entree range

$33–$60 (child $9–$17)


The kitchen staff were the stars of our last visit here. Each dish was cooked to the right degree and delivered at the right temperature, with attractive presentation.

If you can’t get a reservation at Victoria & Albert’s next door, this is the next best thing. The chefs appreciate local and seasonal produce and seafood, so the menu always has a few delicious surprises based on what’s freshest. If you’re flush with cash, reserve the Chef’s Domain, a private room for up to 12 guests and a special menu.

Setting and Atmosphere

The golds and yellows of the Mediterranean color this stylish dining room on the second floor of the Grand Floridian. Diners enjoy the culinary magic of the full-view show kitchen. It's a large space, and sometimes noisy. The best tables are near the large windows, with views of the Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks shows.

House Specialties

The Cauliflower Veloute, with white truffle oil and a slow-poached egg was a surprise favorite, even among our friends who only eat vegetables on pizza. It's a smooth, creamy soup, poured over the poached egg and still-crunchy vegetables. The chef knows not to go overboard with the truffle flavor, either. Also good (and surprisingly light) is the arancini, accompanied by a tomato sauce tasty enough you'd wish it came on pizza. Surprisingly, a completely different tomato sauce is used on the Florida Shrimp, spicier, with hints of spinach. But the standout with that dish is the house-made gnocchi, which managed to arrive both hot and al dente on a busy night for the kitchen.

For mains, the Red Wine-braised Short Ribs are delicious and filling, accompanied with polenta, mushrooms, and crisp, pickled cipollini. Also recommended are the Scallop Risotto. From the "Enhancements" menu, the best pick by a wide margin is the Pan-seared Scallops. Delivered as two large scallops with beurre blanc, it's the seafood equivalent of warm butter.

Other Recommendations

The dessert selections aren't as strong as the rest of the menu. Of the baked selections, the Florida Key Lime Pie is the best choice, with tart lime flavors and a crunchy graham cracker crust.



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


Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All
WDW Passholder 10% All Dinner
DVC Member 10% All All

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