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News! Be Our Guest Restaurant Menu and Reservations Update in Fantasyland

UPDATE: Read about the Opening Date for Be Our Guest Restaurant and Reservations Info!

The Imagineers have shared exciting details of the Be Our Guest restaurant opening later this year in the Beauty and the Beast section of the new Fantasyland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Finally — we have menu and reservation details to share with you! YAY!!! ;-) Scroll down for the deets…

Atmosphere

From a massive mural to three themed dining rooms, guests will be immersed in scenes from the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast”. The model of the new Fantasyland shows the restaurant, Be Our Guest, nestled underneath the Beast’s Castle.

Beast Castle

Guests will enjoy one of three dining rooms – West Wing, Library, or the Ballroom – in this 550 seat venue. Guests will be able to dine counter-service during the day, and table service at night!

Rose Chandelier at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Here are a few more new details…

Menu and MORE

The menu, as we mentioned will include both counter-service (for lunch) and table-service (for dinner) eats! There are also some fun new details about how Disney is making counter service a bit more civilized. ;-) Read on…

Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch Menu

This will be a bit different than what you’re used to with regular Magic Kingdom counter service. Touch-screen, automated terminals (like you can find at Pecos Bill and Contempo Cafe) will be available for guests to customize their orders. For special dietary requests and cash orders, cashiers will also be available.

Once your order is placed, you’ll sit down and your order will be delivered to you on real tableware — no paper and plastic around here. ;-) Guests who have eaten at Wolfgang Puck Express in Downtown Disney will understand the process here.

The counter-service menu itself will include French-inspired items (lots of you called that one long ago!!). Sandwiches and salads on the menu will include a tuna Niçoise salad and a Croque Monsieur sandwich with carved ham, Gruyere cheese, béchamel and pommes frites (let’s hope they’re like the ones at Cafe Orleans!!).

Other options? Carved turkey on a warm baguette with Dijon mayonnaise, or a grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread. These are also served with pommes frites. A braised pork dish (cooked for eight hours) will also be available — this is the Chef’s favorite. Vegetarians will enjoy a loaded vegetable quiche or quinoa, shallot, and chive salad.

For the kiddos at lunch, expect a carved turkey sandwich, roasted pulled pork, Mickey meatloaf, seared mahi mahi, or whole-grain macaroni topped with marinara and mozzarella.

Chandelier in a Be Our Guest Restuarant Dining Room

Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Menu

Once dinner hits — the dining rooms transform to table-service venues.

The menu will start out with a charcuterie plate with cured meats and sausages, mussels steamed in white wine, French onion or potato leek soup, a salad with champagne vinaigrette, and a salad trio with roasted beet, raisins, and orange; green beans, tomatoes, and roasted shallots; and watermelon, radish, and mint.

Main course options include a thyme-scented pork rack chop with au gratin pasta (YUM!), rotisserie rock hen with roasted fingerling potatoes, pan-seared salmon in leek fondue (I’ll just take a side of that leek fondue for my meal, please…), grilled strip steak with pommes frites, sautéed shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry with creamy lobster sauce, and an oven-baked ratatouille.

For dessert, enjoy strawberry cream cheese or triple chocolate cupcakes, a chocolate cream puff, or a passion fruit cream puff.

(Note: So far, no mention of “gray stuff…”)

For kids at dinner, it’s grilled steak, grilled fish of the day, whole-grain macaroni, or grilled chicken breast.

Reservations

Sadly, no real news here, as we’d already heard rumors about the late August reservation date. Here’s the direct quote from the Disney Parks Blog: “Guests can start making reservations in late August (we’ll let you know the exact date as soon as we can), with the restaurant to be open for the holidays.”

Sigh… I guess we’ll all just keep our fingers crossed that the restaurant will be open for our Fall and Winter trips.

Disney Dining Plan and Pricing?

We don’t have any new information regarding pricing, but we do know that Be Our Guest Restaurant will be part of the Disney Dining Plan. Lunch will be one counter-service credit; dinner will be one table-service credit.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Chef Mike Deardorff did say, “We think guests will be pleasantly surprised with the menu and the value,” which makes us hope that the prices won’t be off the charts.

We’ll keep you updated on any new information we get! As always, join our Disney Food Blog newsletter to get the latest Disney food news and info!

Update: More Be Our Guest Restaurant pictures here!

What do you think about the menu? Tell us in the comments below.

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79 Comments

  1. notchris says:

    550 seats is a lot for 1 kitchen, no? Maybe 1 or 2 of the rooms will be closed off during dinner service.

  2. Libby says:

    Ooooooh it sounds amazing! The CS options especially sound fantastic!! Grilled steak sandwich with garlic butter spread? Count me in :)

  3. Alan says:

    If the food is as good as it sounds, along with the fabulous surroundings, they will have the great signature restaurant that the MK can rest it’s laurels on. Most of the park’s eateries are good and a few are dissapointing but this one can be special. Good luck to them for all of us who love Disney.

  4. Frank says:

    has it been noted whether this will be a “dry” restaurant.
    I understand that the MK is a dry park. Didn’t know if this restaurant may change all of that????
    Thx.
    Frank

  5. Sheilla says:

    The menu’s just out and I know what I’ll be ordering for dinner on Christmas Eve… The Salmon with leak fondue… please let their definition of holidays be the same as mine. please, please, please… I can’t wait til Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Linda B says:

    Is there any news on how many Table Services from the Dining Plan Dinner will take?

  7. AJ says:

    @Linda — One table-service for dinner. One counter-service for lunch.

  8. CJV says:

    Will this restaurant be included in Tables In Wonderland?

  9. Kimberly says:

    I heard that each wing has its own kitchen, is this true? Will you be able to request the room you are in? After seeing the videos, The Ballroom is by far the most amazing!

  10. michelle says:

    Just wondering if there will be choices of basics like burgers of some sort? I realize this is to be high French food, but I have picky kids that are too old for the kids menu, and wouldn’t eat anything that’s been posted so far. I really want to experience this restaurant, but if it is not going to be family friendly to all eaters, then I sadly, will have to pass on dinner.

  11. AJ says:

    Michelle — Not sure yet; I’m sure there will be more options on the menu!

  12. AJ says:

    CJV — not sure yet. My guess is that it will be.

  13. Karen Finucan says:

    This is soooo exciting!!! My girls are very anxious to see the new castle. I was especially excited to see a nice change of choices for children. By the end of our trip my girls are tired of eatting the same food all week!!! They can’t wait to try the steak and grilled chicken!!! Looking forward to April!!!

  14. Gaylene says:

    Just curious……I know another person already asked a similar question, but will you be able to pick the ballroom to have a counter-service meal? Will reservations be needed for a counter-service? We are so excited about this restaurant and will be at Disney in December.

    Thank you,

  15. chantel says:

    MK is a dry park & I don’t see that changing just for this new restaurant. And frankly, that’s ok with me. It’s how Walt wanted it, and I think one park out of 4 that doesn’t serve alcohol (*and is surrounded by resorts who do) isn’t that big of a “sacrifice” for his legacy.
    We will definitely be watching DFB for when the ADR’s will be open to book for our January trip!

  16. Julie says:

    Will we see characters while dining?

  17. AJ says:

    Julie — No characters are currently scheduled to be at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

  18. Rachel says:

    I really hope they have some sort of signature drink in Gaston’s Tavern. I know it will be non alcoholic and I am okay with that. With all of the specialty drinks in CarsLand(the ones topped with the foam) I am thinking they have to do something like that here too! Hopefully it will resemble Butterbeer because that stuff is amazing.

  19. Frika says:

    Today when my husband called on a completely unrelated matter, the CM mentioned that Be Our Guest will start taking reservations August 28th. Who knows if that’s true or not, but that’s what he was told.

  20. Cathy says:

    Now THIS might have to be where we eat on my birthday if we’re there….and it’s opened by then. ;)

  21. Lisa says:

    I have everything crossed, in hope that BOGR is opened in Oct 2012, it’s my mums 50th bday and we have planned a Florida holiday – this restaurant would be amazing for her 50th bday meal – she absolutely loves beauty & the beast!!!!
    Please please be open! I will be emailing MK in August to try & get reserv’s !!!!!
    @

  22. Missy says:

    We will be in the Mk Jan 1, 2013 and can’t wait to see the castle and have dinner there. I too, have one very picky eater that is too old for the childrens menu. I do hope they offer simple fare as well as the fancier eats. I would hate to have to avoid the dining experience if there isn’t anything on the menu that she would eat. Just a simple grilled chicken would be wonderful.

  23. Haley says:

    So, can you literally walk through the castle doors into the dining area? or is the castle idiotically set up on a hill and the resteraunt will be nearby?

  24. James says:

    Sure hope it is open for the first of December as we would love to have our 50th. anniversary dinner there.

  25. Meggy says:

    @Haley, the castle building is not large at all. The parts of the castle that you see up high with windows is only about 12 feet high. If you look here, you will see how small it is. Disney uses forced perspective to make it appear large. So yes, you enter underneath. The whole visible “castle” is basically on the roof of the restaurant.

    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/04/beast-castle-behind-the-scenes-with-walt-disney-imagineers/

  26. Erin says:

    Any word on the exact opening date? I’m coming in October. Thanks.:)

  27. Rose says:

    Heard main opening will be Dec. 6th with soft openings a little bit before.

  28. Valerie says:

    Reservations are open as of yesterday. Additionally, soft openings for passholders and cast members will take place before the Dec. 6 grand opening. I was able to make a reservation for the week before Thanksgiving.

  29. Ester says:

    Just came back from Disney. We had both lunch and dinner there. Reservations are highly recommended. The food was great and the dining room was breathtaking from the beautiful chandliers hanging from the fresco ceiling right down to the red rose napkins at every table setting. They have a kids menu if you ask them for one as well. At lunch time you go to a computer screen to order your lunch, you place your red rose beeper that you are given next to the computer after you are done ordering and go find a table to sit at. Shortly thereafter, a waiter comes up to your table with your lunch as the red rose acts like a homing device as to where you are sitting. . At dinner you are seated and order from the table from a waiter. There’s the grand ballroom, the study and then another room off to the side as well. The grandball room is where we chose to sit because it was so beautiful in there. There is snow falling outside the windows recreating the scene from the movie exactly. At dinner the beast makes an entrance and there are photo opps with him if so choose as well. There is also Gaston’s Pub next door, where you wait in line and order and take out to eat..no seating available inside….they had a very good veal shank there. It’s a good backup for lunch or dinner in case you can’t get reservations for the Be Our Guest.

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