At Disney Food Blog, we have long regarded Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort as one of the Walt Disney World’s best kept secrets!
Rarely crowded, especially during the day, it’s a fantastic place to take in a serene lunch if you find yourself advance dining reservation-less.
So we were excited to find out that this favorite spot of ours has recently undergone a bit of a refresh. While it’s not a complete refurbishment, the restaurant has added new tables and chairs, and walls have been brightened with new wallpaper and paint. (I’m hoping that means the cool moving shadow boxes made the cut!)
But the real story is the addition of more than three dozen new dishes across the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. And Chef David Hutnik promises there will be more added to the list in 2014! So be sure to keep on the look out!
We had the chance to sample the New England Clam Chowder with Bacon and Chive Biscuits on a recent lunch date at Captain’s Grille.
With clams in the shell and rich biscuits floating on top, this rich soup is out of this world!
Guests can enjoy equally delicious treatment across all three meals, however. We are hearing rave reviews about the Butter Poached Lobster with Asparagus, Chive Cream, and Hash Browns on the breakfast menu. Guest can choose from an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for their morning meal, or opt for the a la carte offerings.
And it also sounds like there are some truly excellent vegetarian options. Each evening for dinner, there is a Chef’s Vegetarian Inspiration that includes seasonal flavors. The current dish includes Sweet Potato Tortellini with Cranberry Relish, Spice almonds and Brown Butter Rosemary Beurre Blanc. YUM!
For dinner, the Cabernet-Braised Short Rib, which is slow-cooked for six hours and served with Corn Risotto, promises to be a big hit with guests.
To complement the new menu, the restaurant is now also serving Wine Flights at lunch and dinner, which even include some selections from the North Fork area of Long Island!
With lots of new dishes across the entire menu, we’ll definitely be heading to Captain’s Grille in the near future.
Is Captain’s Grille on your list to try on your next trip to Walt Disney World? Let us know below in comments!