News: Disneyland’s River Belle Terrace Now Accepting Advance Dining Reservations

In late November it was announced that a big change was coming to River Belle Terrace, a Disneyland dining favorite.

River Belle Terrace

River Belle Terrace

February 1st was the last day River Belle Terrace operated as a Counter Service location. When it reopens on February 10th, it will be a Table Service restaurant. Additionally, this beloved breakfast location will serve only lunch and dinner moving forward.

So, before you make your Advance Dining Reservation (which you can do now by visiting disneyland.com or calling 714-871-DINE), you may want to learn a little more about what will be on the menu!

View from River Belle Terrace

View from River Belle Terrace

Keeping its focus on Southern cuisine, barbecue will be the featured fare (and at the moment, it appears the menu will be the same for both lunch and dinner).

But before digging into entrees, starters will certainly be up for grabs. You may begin your meal with Pimento Cheese Dip served with toasted bread and celery or Grilled and Chilled Shrimp with house-made barbecue sauce, or perhaps a salad. The House Salad will be made of arugula, apple, gorgonzola, dried cranberries and candied pecans topped with apple vinaigrette.

©Disney

©Disney

Barbecue Ribs, Beef Brisket, a Fried Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork and Oven-Roasted Barbecue Chicken will make up some of the more traditional entree choices, alongside a Catch of the Day. Salads will also be featured on the menu, including the River Belle’s Chopped Salad (romaine lettuce, black beans, garbanzo beans, pickles, roasted red pepper and tomato topped with fried onions and BBQ-ranch dressing) and the Terrace Wedge, where iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and crumbled gorgonzola are given a Southern twist with a pickled red onion garnish and buttermilk-gorgonzola dressing. Either option can be topped with chicken, grilled shrimp, brisket, or BBQ tofu.

Dessert selections will include a Butterscotch Pudding Parfait and warm Maple, Apple and Bacon Bundt Cake. And while that last one sounds intriguing, I don’t know if I’d be able to resist the Fried Cheesecake. Much as I will miss sitting down to start a Disneyland morning with a Mickey Pancake and a gorgeous view at River Belle Terrace, I have to admit that some of these items sound rather promising.

(Plus, I know I’ll be able to get my Mickey Pancake at Rancho del Zocalo, now serving breakfast!)

Are you looking forward to dining at River Belle Terrace as a Table Service location? Please let us know with a comment! 

Comments

  1. Martha says

    No more Mickey Mouse pancakes at the River Belle?!?! I’m surprised at how aghast I am at this news, even if they’re available at Rancho del Zocalo. Wow…..

  2. Richard Sweeney says

    Ate at the new Riverbelle Terrace on its opening day. Physically, the restaurant is the same as before: same colors, tables & chairs, etc. Everything on the menu is in the low $20 range and entrees include their baked beans and 1 side. Even though the restaurant went through an extensive test period, this is still clearly a work-in-progress.WE both had the brisket with beans and spicy tater tots (my wife substituted out the beans). The good: the beans are delicious. The tater tots are OK, not great. The problem is with the brisket. It is a good sized sandwich with plenty of meat and comes with a slice of provolone. Unfortunately, it was room temperature, not hot. I ate it, because it still tasted very good, but the restaurant has a (readily admitted) problem in keeping the sandwich hot without melting away the cheese. We spoke with several managers on site who were very interested in our opinions and who want to get this corrected. Service was very attentive (but the restaurant was less than 1/2 full). We will definitely return. The menu looks very promising and it is a great location. As with all new restaurants, they have some kinks to work out.

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