A couple of weeks ago, I highlighted my top steaks in Disney World. And today it’s time to spotlight my favorite lesser-known slabs of beef!
When you think about great steaks in Disney World, your mind goes to the big three: Le Cellier Steakhouse, Yachtsman Steakhouse, and Shula’s Steak House. If you’re a bit more studied in steak, you might also think of the great offering over at Flying Fish, or even the incredible Mac-and-Cheese festooned beef at Jiko.
But, with steak being one of my favorite meals in Disney World, I’ve been lucky enough to find a few more delicious options in my travels…
Teppan Edo, the Teppanyaki restaurant in Epcot’s Japan pavilion, has steak on the menu and believe me when I say it is some of the best steak I’ve ever had in Disney World. Maybe it’s the flavors of the other items being cooked on the hibachi grill, maybe it’s the buttery goodness of the cooking ingredients, maybe it’s the fact that I’m eating with chopsticks. I have no idea why, but it’s delectable.
That’s right! Disney’s newest (and only) Greek restaurant has a mouth-watering steak on the menu! Kouzzina‘s Wood-grilled Flank Steak with Kouzzina Potatoes is tender and incredibly flavorful! This was clearly the winner at our table on my last visit, and we pretty much all wished we’d ordered it!
The newest restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, The Wave offers a menu based on market-fresh and sustainable ingredients. While there are two steaks on the menu, I can heartily recommend the Chili-marinated Flat Iron Steak with warm Fingerling Potato Salad and Avocado Mousse. The juxtaposition in flavors with the chili, avocado, and beef offer contrasting tastes in your mouth. It’s daring without being too over-the-top. This is definitely a dish to order if you’re helping your kids to try something “outside of the box” — it’s still a delicious steak, but it offers a few new flavors as well.
Hollywood Brown Derby
Here’s one of my favorites! The Filet at Hollywood Brown Derby has so much dimension you practically have to dive into it. Officially titled: Char-grilled Filet of Beef with herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, Cremini mushrooms, Cippolini onions, and Cabernet wine syrup, let me just say that it was a darn good steak!
Currently on the menu are a Ginger-crusted Rib Eye with Tamarind Jus, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Stir-fried Broccolini; and a Teriyaki-style New York Strip grilled with Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze served with Sticky Rice and Stir-fried Broccolini.
Now that you know my favorite “underrated” steaks, I’m eager to hear your top contenders!! Please let me know in the comments section below — I still have time to change some ADRs before October!