Disneyland is full of delicious eats and treats, but the Disneyland Hotel holds a special place in our hearts.
Recently, Heather and fam (heeeyyyyy @diningindisney!) stopped by the Steakhouse 55 to dig into a delicious 3-course dinner. And, we’re taking you with us!!
Steakhouse 55 is a gorgeous lounge open for breakfast and dinner (and sometimes afternoon tea!) where guests can dine while surrounded by photos of Walt Disney and Old Hollywood. The ambiance is a perfect way to relax after a long day in the parks.
After we were seated at our table, we took a peek at the Non-Alcoholic Mocktails menu. We settled on the Grapefruit Spritzer made with grapefruit and lime juices and finished with soda water.
The tangy yet sweet flavors were delicious and refreshing. While the grapefruit was more prominent, you could still taste the lime with each sip.
All ready to dig in to our amazing dinner, we picked a few items that were calling our names (and our stomachs).
While the table service brings out bread and butter (a soft, beautiful staple of any meal tbh)…
… we also received an amuse-bouche made with cream cheese, dried red pepper, and parmesan crisp (bread and cream cheese is the ULTIMATE combo).
We ordered the Japanese Popcorn Chicken made with shishito pepper aioli, crispy garlic chips, shiso leaf, and togarashi as an appetizer. The chicken had a slight bit of crunch to it but melted with every bite. The shishito pepper aioli gave the appetizer a slight heat that matched the saltiness of the chicken’s breading (and we LOVED it)!
To go along with the chicken, we tried the Steakhouse 55 “Wedge” Salad with cherry tomato, bacon lardons, a soft boiled egg, and blue cheese vinaigrette (!!!). There were seriously HUGE flavors here. Plus, check out the mega hunks of bacon in that salad!
While there were numerous entrées off the menu that had our mouths watering, we sampled three popular menu items. The Prime New York Strip Loin was buttery and tender, giving each bite ah-mazing flavor (don’t get us started on the crazy tasty bone marrow it’s served with!)…
… while the Slow-Roasted Prime Rib was extremely juicy…and definitely big enough to share!
We also took a bite of the Pan-Seared California King Salmon. Although it was surrounded by amazing steaks, we were impressed by this! The lighter flavor option is a good choice for those not interested in the red meat options.
Many of the entrees don’t come with a side, so we grabbed a few side dishes from Steakhouse 55’s menu to go with our meal. First up, we had the Macaroni & Cheese made with black truffle and cheddar sauce.
Although you can order the mac with lobster, we wanted to revel in all that cheesy goodness in its purest state. Seriously, there was SO MUCH CHEESE, but we’re definitely not complaining! The truffle flavor was just right, and the crunch from the bread crumbs on top — YUM.
The Street Style Cream Corn was a fun twist on comfort food (a trend at which a lot of snazzy restaurants are trying their hands at the moment). The buttery side had a hint cheese flavor, and every bite had a little bit of added crunch from the bacon crumbles on top.
To satisfy our serving of veggies for the day, we tried the Sautéed Green Beans cooked with shaved fennel, caramelized shallot, and sliced almonds…
… and the Cheesy Asparagus with a combo of shredded mozzarella and soft-ripened brie, finished with minced garlic. These were crisp and flavorful. And everything’s better with cheese. The soft-ripened brie was something we hadn’t seen on asparagus before!
And, what’s a meal without a secret menu?? Did you know you can get spinach prepared 3 different ways at Steakhouse 55? Yep — flash-fried, sautéed, or creamed. We went with the secret menu flash-fried spinach, which was amazingly crispy and sprinkled with parmesan. You can also get sautéed wild mushrooms off the secret menu as well! We’ll just have to come back for them another time! 😉
As we finished with our favorite part of the meal, dessert rolled around in all its sweet glory. Our first pick was the Brown Butter Sugar Cookie with bourbon sabayon, Tahitian vanilla ice cream, smoked salt, and orange tuile. The Tahitian vanilla ice cream and bourbon sabayon melted into the sugar cookie, taking the treat’s otherwise simple flavors to a new level. (And, yes, this is basically a fancy pizookie.)
The Sourdough Bread Pudding was topped with caramel sauce, sherry macerated cherries, and toffee ice cream. This was fine, but definitely not our favorite.
Our favorite of the three desserts was the 28 Layer Chocolate Crepe Cake served with 50/50 bar orange ice cream. This is a new take on Steakhouse 55’s famous chocolate layer cake!
Every single item on this plate was amazing, but the chocolate cake was so moist and delicious that we could have had three more helpings. The orange ice cream almost tasted like a creamsicle! (Look at how cute those sugar dipped hazelnuts are!!!)
Our meal at Steakhouse 55 was top notch. Every course we tasted was well-executed, beautifully presented, and featured fresh and flavorful offerings. You know it’s a good meal when everyone is SO FULL but still keeps sneaking one last taste. It was that good, y’all.
After leaving with satisfied and full stomachs, we have to say that we would happily come back to Steakhouse 55 again — even if it was just for some Mac & Cheese and Chocolate Cake. 🙂
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