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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. christine says:

    this sounds amazing! cant wait!

  2. Catherine says:

    Guess there is a pretty slim chance of getting to eat here in September then!! Boo hoo

  3. Darlene says:

    The menu sounds disappointing…

  4. Cheryl says:

    Will this be part of the DDP? Thanks!

  5. Larry Brooks says:

    I can’t wait to eat there!

  6. Andie d says:

    Wonder if it will be 1 or 2 dining credits?

  7. Mandy says:

    So excited! Sounds delicious.. I just better be on my game to get a reservation over Christmas week! :-/

  8. Beth says:

    Whoo hoo!! I’ll be waiting with baited breath for August to roll around! We’ll be there in late November! Soooo excited to try this!

    The menu looks fantastic. The French-inspired items sound delectable. I think I read somewhere that this will be a one-credit meal, but that is of course, subject to change!

  9. Raquel G says:

    Is there any information on the pricing and what kind of payment will be needed at time of reservation?

  10. Galloping Gourmand says:

    Steamed mussels? Potato leek soup? Salmon in leek fondue? It’s like they made this menu specifically for me. Those are three of my favorite dishes of all time, ever, period. It’s like they put this restaurant there specifically for me!

    I’m so excited I could faint.

  11. Lumiere says:

    Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me, ask the dishes!

  12. Galloping Gourmand says:

    I just want you to know that while I posted that I clapped like a little girl. I feel this is a safe place to admit this.

  13. JoAnn says:

    They must enjoying teasing us like this. :-)

    Late August & holiday season. I want real dates.

  14. Maria Moore says:

    So excited!

  15. kathy says:

    OMG…thanks for the news!!! I hope with can make ressies in AUG!!!! I am dying to go there!!!!

  16. Leah says:

    Yum! We are planning a trip back next June (just back from 8 days June 8th and already ready to go back)! CANNOT wait to see the new Fantasyland and try the new dining! Only 11 mths to go! LOL

  17. Mrhub says:

    Yeah JoAnn, don’t we all, but guess we’ll just have to wait it out!

  18. I can’t wait! Belle is my favorite character and I have been waiting or this since the announcement! My Disney vacation clients are going to love this as much as I am!

  19. Kat says:

    I hope it’s opened by October! The menu sounds great and I can’t wait to go!

  20. Amy says:

    I scrolled SO FAST to the reservations section in the hopes that they had announced an opening or ADR date. This is the one restaurant for our late November trip that we are dying to visit but haven’t been able to book yet. We’ll keep watching, and waiting.

    Also, shrimp and scallops with veggies in puff pastry in creamy lobster sauce pushes ALL of my buttons. :)

  21. Susan T. says:

    Counter serve reminds me a bit of Chefs de France at Epcot. If the food is as tasty I’ll be spending a lot of time eating here. Yay!

  22. Frances says:

    My Husband and I will be going in January of 2013. Our dates are flexible. We were thinking the 10-17th. What are our chances of getting a reservation at that time? Should we make it a week later? I ‘really’ want to go to this restaurant. It sounds like an ‘experience’…..not just a meal.

  23. Rune says:

    I’m really impressed that they’re doing counter service at lunchtime and then ‘proper dining’ at night, it’ll give those few of us who don’t always want a full sit down evening meal a chance to enjoy the new surroundings too.

    On a side note I’m wondering if the slightly more upscale counter service lunch offerings will mean that Gaston’s tavern will be the usual nuggets type fare. Guess all will be revealed in time. =)

    And Galloping Gourmand, relax you’re secret’s safe with us! ^_~

  24. Tom S says:

    I think the cost of this place will be some where around the Wave for Dinner (About $20-30 for main dishes and $7-15 for Appetizers and Desert). I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one CS for lunch and one TS for Dinner. This is going to be interesting to see if people are willing pay Wave prices for an untested concept.

  25. matt says:

    Once again, not that inspiring for Vegetarians.

    Oh for Disney to push the boat out with a Vegetarian option

    We will still visit and eat though ;)

  26. Sarah says:

    YAY!!! CAN’T WAIT! I hope it’ll be open in early October.

  27. Ah well, guess I’ll look forward to going after 2012 :)

  28. Chloe says:

    How strange will it be to have a place to have dinner at Magic Kingdom that isn’t buffet/family style/character crazy. I think the kids who visited the park when it opened are excited to have a place to dine as adults even if you don’t have kids. This looks like such a great menu. This may be my new dining place but I will have to fit the Crystal Palace in if only for the bread pudding!!

  29. Sue says:

    Hahaha @Amy I was worse than you — I didn’t even bother to scroll through the article before I tried getting reservations through the Disney website. I only scrolled down the article when my attempts to get a reservation failed. I hope this means it will be open when we go in November.

  30. Iris says:

    haha, “the grey stuff”
    I can’t wait to get there in December!!

  31. Carolyn says:

    I’m very happy with the menu. I don’t eat red meat or poultry, so it’s nice to see more unique vegetarian options at lunch, (and I love the order at the counter then be served system they’re using,) and the seafood options at dinner sound wonderful!

    If that leek fondue with the salmon is the same stuff they serve with the snapper at Flying Fish, I will have died and gone to heaven!

    This may require a few repeat trips here if the food is as good as it sounds!

  32. Heather C. says:

    Can’t wait to hear the reviews and if it will be One or Two Dining Credits.
    Any idea if there will be character dining here too?

  33. Dana says:

    Sounds yummy! I have a feeling that it will be like Le Cellier – one credit for lunch and two for dinner. But if the food is at good as it sounds, it should be worth it! I’m might try to swing a reservation here in October!

  34. Elaine says:

    I don’t really care abou the food – I just want to see it because even the pictures look amazing. For a kid themed park it definitely doesn’t sound like kid friendly food. Can you guess – we have picky eaters :o)

  35. Betsy says:

    Sounds great! I can’t wait to try the CS. I’m wondering if they will have to employ some sort of organized seating system like they have at the Three Broomsticks in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to handle the big crowds. I thought trying to eat there over Easter weekend would be a nightmare, but it went so smoothly because of how organized they were.

  36. Rachel says:

    I can’t wait for this place to open. I’m hoping they meant late September when they said late fall LOL! Doubtful, but one can only hope. The menu looks amazing! I’m in my office squealing :)

  37. Jayne says:

    This sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Danielle says:

    If you scroll through the comments on the Disney Parks Blog, the author responded to some people’s questions regarding the Dining Plan. She said it will count as 1 QSR for lunch and 1 TSR for dinner. So it will be on the DP, and not a 2 credit meal. No word about Tables in Wonderland.

  39. Heather says:

    If you read the Disney blog responses to the comments, it’s only going to be 1TS credit!

    “Guests will be able to use one (1) QSR entitlement for lunch or one (1) TSR entitlement for dinner.”

  40. I’m just passing on for those who didn’t see, in the comments section of the blog entry, Disney confirmed that it’d be one TS and CS meals, no characters. :)

  41. Raelynn says:

    Fingers crossed that Disney’s “holidays” starts in early December.

  42. Dean says:

    Lunch menu sounds good, not so sure about the evening menu! Looking forward to seeing the finished restaurant in November.

  43. Becca says:

    You know, I’m really, really impressed with this menu. It sounds really carefully thought out, and delicious! Also – so cool to see actual whole-grains on the menu… Usually they bandy the word “multi-grain” around like it’s supposed to mean something remotely healthy. Good on you, Disney. Now please push on through and open much, much earlier :D

  44. Rhona says:

    I am so looking forward to eating here and to see this beautiful castle. Terrific that the Magic Kingdom will have another sit down restaurant. We are planning to go in early Dec and hope it will be open by then.

  45. Essie says:

    I’m so excited over this! Let’s hope it’s open for at least Thanksgiving if not Fall. I hope it’s only one TS credit. The food sounds very interesting and I’m with you; I’d have them ‘hold the leeks please’! The salmon is what I would like to try along with a cupcake (I’d be happy with the turkey sandwich lunch, also with a cupcake :).). I hope there is an Audioanimatronic Remy!

  46. Andrew C says:

    I’d probably only go for lunch as the menu items sound simpler relatively speaking (not an adventurous eater), but there seem to be good choices on both menus. Should be a boost to the often maligned MK dining options.

  47. David says:

    I was so hoping for a September opening, we are comeing down then and my daughter’s favorite is Beauty and the Beast. I guess we will just have to stick with CRT!

  48. Donna P says:

    We love Magic Kingdom & the new addition to the park can’t come soon enough.
    We as a family LOVE Beauty & the Beast & are so excited to experience the menus, both lunch & dinner….. Roll on April 13.
    Can’t wait. 8)

  49. Sally says:

    I am so hoping they will be open by the first of December and I can get a reservation. This just sounds so beautiful! The food sounds wonderful!! Thank you for the heads up. Sally

  50. Beast says:

    Really looking foward to dining here. Menu sounds delicious, and thw decor is typucal Disney….. Top notch!!

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