Packing for Disney World includes a bathing suit, shorts and t-shirts, a light sweatshirt depending on the time of year and a cocktail dress. The last option may surprise people, however Disney World is home to amazing fine dining options. These restaurants do include a dress code and the food will not disappoint. For a special dinner and an amazing night out, learn these 10 restaurants worth dressing up for at Disney World.
Learn about each dining option and the dress code. For guests with children joining them, a princess dress is a popular attire choice for girls (guests 13 years and younger may wear costumes any day).
Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers waterfront views, in a lodge style restaurant. Offering seasonal flavors and an award-winning wine list. Appetizers include Artisanal Cheeses or Steamed Mussels. Try the Wild Halibut Paella for Two as an entrée on a date night.
California Grill is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Dine on pacific coast inspired cuisine with views of the lagoon and Cinderella’s Castle. This restaurant offers seasonal items such as the Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna. Guests dining during Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks will enjoy piped in music. Those who dine earlier, return with your receipt to the check-in desk (2nd floor) to watch from California Grill Lounge or the outdoor observation deck.
Cítricos is found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests dining here will enjoy American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. Appetizers include crispy risotto, sautéed shrimp or the Cítricos crab salad. Entrees include scallop risotto and oak-grilled filet of beef, plus an award winning wine list.
Flying Fish at Disney’s Boardwalk specializes in seafood and steak. Start with the Lobster Bisque or Jumbo Shrimp then move on to the Oak-grilled Salmon or Mahi Mahi and more. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or coffee with your dinner. After your meal, enjoy the ambiance of Disney’s Boardwalk.
Dine at Narcoossee’s inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Enjoy coastal cuisine with water views. Delicious appetizers include Artisanal Cheese Selection or Crispy Rhode Island Calamari then dine on the Pan-seared Halibut or extravagant Steamed Maine Lobster.
Jiko – The Cooking Place is found within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Appetizers include North African-spiced Scallops or the Jiko Salad which serves greens grown in Epcot’s Land Pavilion Greenhouse. For a mouth watering dish, try the Oak-grilled Filet Mignon.
Find Monsieur Paul in Epcot at the France Pavilion of the World Showcase. This is a hidden gem in Epcot, an opportunity for an amazing meal inside the parks. Try the Magret de canard (Roasted Duck Breast) or St. Jacques à la nage (Seared Scallops) and more.
Takumi-Tei is a fine dining experience coming to the Japan Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, run by Mitsukoshi USA. The design elements of the eatery are inspired by the natural beauty or Japan, with five dining rooms. Each ding room inspired by a natural element: earth, stone, water, washi paper and wood. Find Japenses-inspired dishes, including multi course tastings and traditional Japanese tea service. The Chef’s Table, found in the Water room, will feature an exclusive menu. Opening Summer 2019.
Find Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and dine in a New England style restaurant. Serving an array of steak, rib or order the 1.5 lb Live Maine Lobster.
Dress Code For Above Restaurants:
Men’s Dress Code: Must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and a collared shirt. Good condition Jeans may be worn. Sports coats or Jackets optional. Minimum requirements business casual, Dressier attire is welcomed.
Women’s Dress Code: Must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Good condition Jeans may be worn. Dressier attire is ok. Minimum requirements business casual, Dressier attire is welcomed.
Not allowed: Tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits or cover-ups, hats (men), cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.
Victoria & Albert’s
Find Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the recipient of AAA’s illustrious Five Diamond Award and more awards. Guests will enjoy American cuisine, with flavors from around the world and an award winning wine list. This prestigious restaurant is the definition of fine dining and that comes with a strict dress code. Victoria & Albert’s offers a Prix fixe menu, a 6 course dining experience.
Dress Code For Victoria & Albert’s:
Men’s Dress Code: Must wear dinner jackets, dress pants or slacks and shoes. Ties are optional.
Women’s Dress Code: Cocktail dress, nice dress, dressy pant suit or a blouse and skirt may be worn.
Not Allowed: Jeans, shorts, capris, sandals, flip flops or tennis shoes.
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