The top theme park restaurants in Orlando
Written by Robert Niles
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Let's start with the Top 10 full-service restaurants in the Orlando area, as selected by you. And because we respect your time, we're presenting our list on one page, instead of making you click through some lame slideshow. On to the list!
10. Confisco Grille
Located in the Port of Entry, this table service restaurant serves salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, fish, pasta, and fajitas, for lunch and dinner, with prices ranging from $9-18. Have you eaten at Confisco Grille? Tell us about it.
9. Lombard's Seafood Grille
Lombard's serves a variety of fried seafood, salads, burgers, and a lobster roll, starting around $11 and up to $22 for a sirloin steak dinner. You can get a reserved space to watch the park's evening lagoon show, Universal's Cinematic Spectacular, with a special dinner dining package, which costs around $45 per person for adults, and $13 per child. Have you eaten at Lombard's Seafood Grille? Tell us about it.
8. Liberty Tree Tavern
Serving lunch to order, with pot roast, roast turkey, hamburgers, and salads ranging from $15-20. Dinner is a variety of roasted meats and sides served family-style for a fixed price, around $19 per person for children and $39 for adults.Have you eaten at Liberty Tree Tavern? Tell us about it.
7. Teppan Edo
This Japanese Teppanyaki-style restaurant offers a variety of steak, chicken, shrimp and scallop combinations, as well as sushi and appetizers. Entrees range from $18 for the vegetables to $32 for the filet mignon. Have you eaten at Teppan Edo? Tell us about it.
6. Le Cellier Steakhouse
Themed the wine cellars of historic Canada hotels, Le Cellier's most popular dish might be its Cheddar Cheese Soup, available at lunch and dinner. You'll also find a selection of beef, venison, pork, chicken, salmon, and pasta, from $26-56. If you're looking for something uniquely Canadian, try the poutine fries, too. Have you eaten at Le Cellier Steakhouse Tell us about it.
5. Mythos Restaurant
Located inside an impressive cavern on the shore of the park's lagoon, Mythos typically serves salads, burgers, steak, fish, and a pasta and a risotto of the day on its seasonally changing menu. Prices range from $10-20 at this table service restaurant, where reservations are recommended. Have you eaten at Mythos Restaurant? Tell us about it.
4. Be Our Guest
The most popular recent addition to Fantasyland, Be Our Guest is one of the toughest tables in the Walt Disney World Resort, so book early if you want to eat here for dinner. Set in the Beast's Castle, Be Our Guest offers three dining rooms depicted in or inspired by the Disney's Best Picture Academy Award-nominated animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. While Be Our Guest is a reservation-only, table-service restaurant at dinner, it's walk-up counter service at lunch. (Waiters will bring your food to your table, either way.) You'll need to arrive early to avoid a long wait. The French bistro-inspired menu (steak, chicken, salmon, pork, and lamb) runs $18-33 for entrees at dinner. At lunch, the selection of salads and sandwiches cost between $9-14. Have you eaten at Be Our Guest? Tell us about it.
3. Finnegan's Bar and Grill
A table-service Irish pub, serving Guinness beef stew, corned beef, and fish 'n' chips, along with a bar selections, featuring popular Irish beers. Though it's billed as as bar, it's family-friendly restaurant, too, with a children's menu available. Have you eaten at Finnegan's Bar and Grill? Tell us about it.
2. The Hollywood Brown Derby
A replica of the original Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, this table service restaurant is the Studios' top dining experience -- and its most expensive. The Brown Derby's most famous dish was the Cobb salad (named for Bob Cobb, the original restaurant's owner), and you'll find it on the menu here, as an appetizer or entree, and served with original Cobb dressing. Entree prices range up to $41 at lunch or dinner, with other options including chicken, pork, lamb, duck, salmon, and beef. For dessert, the most popular choice is the Brown Derby's original Grapefruit Cake, a yellow cake layered with grapefruit-cream-cheese frosting. Have you eaten at The Hollywood Brown Derby? Tell us about it.
1. Monsieur Paul
Located above Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul is named for legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, whose family operates both of the France pavilion's table-service restaurants. This is Disney World's most expensive in-park restaurant, open only for dinner and with entree prices around $40-50 and a three-course fixed-price menu around $90. Selections include steak, chicken, fish, duck, and lamb. The restaurant's signature dish might be its Soupe aux truffes V.G.E.. Created by Paul Bocuse and named for former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (the VGE in the title), the soup offers beef broth and finely diced oxtail, carrots, onions and celery, with a larger dice of mushroom pate, flavored with generous slices of black winter truffle and crowned with puff pastry, for around $30 a la carte. For families suffering potential sticker shock, a children's menu is available, with entrees around $13-16. Have you eaten at Monsieur Paul? Tell us about it.
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