While we love visiting EPCOT’s (mostly year-round) festival booths to eat around the world, sometimes we need a more substantial meal! The quick service locations are great if you don’t want to have a long, leisurely meal, but the table service restaurants are SO worth a couple hours of your time! One of our favorites is Le Cellier Steakhouse in good ol’ Canada, and we recently stopped in to see if it still met our expectations!
Today, we’re taking a look at a top notch restaurant on Disney property — Yachtsman Steakhouse.
The Yachtsman has been a consistently great restaurant throughout the years. We had heard some new things about the menu, so it was time to head back and get the scoop.
Located at Disney’s Yacht Club, the Yachtsman Steakhouse is decorated with the same beautiful wood and neutral palette that you’ll find throughout the rest of the resort. Soft lighting and a nod to Arts and Crafts touches lend a refined yet relaxed air to the spot.
As you enter the restaurant, you’ll actually pass by the steak trimming room, which features a large window allowing guests to check out the steak aging process. At this point, you know you’re in a steakhouse that takes that moniker seriously.
En route to the dining room, you also pass by an open kitchen with its bustling activity and delicious smells.
The dining area is broken up into several smaller spaces. My favorite is a round dining room that soars two stories high and is crowned with a lovely Craftsman-style chandelier at its peak.
The circular space gives the room a bit of whimsy, and you dine while looking out on Stormalong Bay, the resort’s premium pool and water park.
Honestly, I’m not really bowled over by fantastic themeing here. But the setting is comfortable with big substantial chairs and warm lighting. It’s simple, and doesn’t include fussy accessories or extras — just like a good steak!
And since the food is usually exceptional here, you don’t really miss the distraction of flashy decor elements.
It was time to tuck into our own comfortable two top and take a look at the menu. Come join us!
Coming from a long, fun, warm day of theme park hopping, we were anxious to kick off our meal with a few interesting beverage options.
The menu here changes up regularly since it’s a signature restaurant; and since the Yachtsman chef moved over to Le Cellier in 2012, the restaurant has been searching for its legs under the new head honcho.
As is the trend with many signature restaurants, there is an emphasis on seasonal offerings; so some of the dishes that you see here probably won’t be on the menu when you head to Yachtsman. But if they aren’t, you’ll find similarly intriguing options during your visit! (For current offerings, be sure to visit our Yachtsman Steakhouse restaurant page, where you’ll find all updated menu links.)
Here is the Drink Menu on the Yachtsman menu from our visit. Note that most of these are straight out of the standard Disney Bar and Lounge menu.
I actually chose a drink that was from the bar menu and not listed in Yachtsman’s menu list — the Pimm’s Punch. I’d had it previously on the trip and wanted to see if it was still a winner! It includes Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur, Hendrick’s, Odwalla Lemonade, and Wil Strawberry. (Thoughts? Still good, but not AS good as the one I’d had previously. Bartenders make a huge difference.)
My husband surveyed the Beer Menu and found a few interesting options. (Nope — that green crayon streak is NOT from us; I promise.)
Ultimately, he chose the Full Sail Session Black Lager. A little shorter than a [Read more…]