Food. If I had to choose only one thing from Disney to do, I think it would be eat. I love the food down there. All different styles and tastes in one place, what can be better? From counter-service to some of the best sit-down restaurants around, Disney knows how to do food! If I had to choose 1 sit down restaurant to eat at, I don't know if I'd be able to do it. But I do have some of my Top 5 choices!
1.) Jiko's- Located in Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko's brings African styled flavors to your meal while you sit in a quiet restaurant with a short walk to see animals roaming in the safari. It has a wife range of food and when I last ate there, I don't think anyone had a bad meal. The atmosphere is amazing and if I had to recommend one thing, get the Halibut. Can you say delicious?? And the dessert. Wow. Pistachio creme brulee. When I first saw that, the first thing that came to my mind was.. eww. But it had to be the best creme brulee I have ever tasted.
2.) Narcosse's- Located at Grand Floridian, Narcosse's is a delicious restaurant. My family and I ate here on our last trip, and I have to say that is a place we will go back to. From being able to get a whole steamed Maine lobster, to having a Filet Mignon that melts in my mouth, the food was delicious. If you want a place to eat where you can enjoy the view, this is the place. Right on Bay Lake, we had a perfect view of the castle. Make sure to ask for a window seat! One downside, it got quite loud in there as the meal progressed. As more people got in there, the louder it got.
3.) Le Cellier-- Located in the Canada Pavilion, Le Cellier is a steakhouse with just a Canadian twist. If steaks doesn't fit the palate, go there just for the soup. Cheddar Cheese soup was amazing. The best I've had. We got a bowl for my family.. I ate it all.. oops! The menu had a wide range of different ways to prepare your steak, and if don't like steak, they have other options. The rolls were amazing. That pretzel roll delectable too bad we had only one to share with the whole table. I certainly enjoyed listening to our waiter's accent and him saying "aboot" and "aye" a lot! :)
4.) The Hollywood Brown Derby-- Located in Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Brown Derby is known for their Cobb Salad. The salad/appetizer made for two makes the perfect entree for someone who is hungry! The grapefruit cake is probably one of the best desserts in the parks and something that must be ordered if someone is planning to eat here. I had Roasted chicken and it was basically half of a chicken. Quite a lot of food and very delectable. Also, for my 20-somethings and older, Brown Derby has the best Sangria. I tried many different Sangrias throughout the parks and found this was the best. With a hint of Cinnamon, it brings out the taste of the wine and the fruit combined, creating a wonderful drink to enjoy.
5.) California Grill-- Located on the top floor of the Contemporary Hotel, California Grill is known for it's Californian Cuisine (duh!) and it's infamous Sushi. Not being a sushi fan, I was not one to try this, but my brother says that it is the best sushi he has ever had and that the sushi made his whole meal. If nothing else, the only reason to eat here is for the AMAZING view of Wishes from the contemporary. Every night at 1opm (during the summer) the lights are dimmed and Wishes soundtrack is played throughout the restaurant. If you want a place to not have about 150,000 other people around you and to just enjoy Wishes, go here! This has always been one of my favorite restaurants and a place where I would always go. This year though, it has dropped down on my list. It was not as quiet as it used to be and the food wasn't as great, but it was still very very good.
Even though these are only 5 of the restaurants in all of Disney, these are MY top 5. I would love to hear what other people think. I know there are a lot I have not tried. These are restaurants that I would definitely suggest to go to though if someone was asking me to plan their trip :) These are MY recommendations :)
Thanks all! :) Until Next time!