If you think adults can’t find a good meal at Disney World, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There are a ton of top-notch restaurants that are great for a more mature audience.

From the parks to the resorts, this guide will tell you all you need to know about Disney World’s best restaurants for adults.

The Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Adults

Of all the parks, Magic Kingdom definitely has the fewest adult-friendly dining options. Even though it lacks quantity, it does have several quality restaurants.

Be Our Guest (10/10)

be our guest restaurant

  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • French Inspired
  • Beer & Wine
  • Character Dining

Be Our Guest is without a doubt the best restaurant at Magic Kingdom for all ages, adult or child. It has a complete experience with a stellar setting and a great menu. The restaurant is unique in that it’s quick-service for lunch/breakfast and table-service for dinner.

We highly recommend Be Our Guest in our monster guide to 110 Disney World Must Do’s.

Food

Be Our Guest’s French-inspired menu is a huge step up from what is typical for a Magic Kingdom restaurant. It’s also much more suitable for an adult palate.

Breakfast includes a lot of standard favorites with a few specialties. My favorite breakfast entree is the Croque Madame, an open-faced sandwich that is a staple in France. There are also lots of good egg-based breakfast meals and croissants.

In my opinion, Be Our Guest’s lunch makes a considerable leap in quality over breakfast. The Braised pork, Croque Monsieur, and French Dip are great choices for a big lunch. For something lighter, the Tuna Nicoise Salad is one of the best items on the menu.

If you plan on eating only one meal at Be Our Guest, I recommend that you choose dinner. It blows the other meals away. Be Our Guest will now serve a prix fixe, multi-course meal in the evening. You’ll start with appetizers like French onion soup, charred octopus, or escargot. Filet mignon, seafood bouillabaisse, and pasta are some of the highlighted main courses.

Dessert is a must at Be Our Guest. The Grey Stuff is particularly popular with serious Beauty and the Beast fans. If you’re not in the mood for that, there’s a large assortment of other desserts.

Setting

Even though the food is good, Be Our Guest’s setting is its biggest asset. Disney really went the extra mile to build an awesome recreation of the Beauty and the Beast castle.

As soon as you walk across the bridge that leads to the front door, you’ll know that you’re in for a special experience. The exterior of the restaurant sets the tone with castle gates, rock formations, and a castle on top.

Inside, you’ll find three main dining rooms, The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing, and The Castle Gallery. The Grand Ballroom is instantly recognizable from the movie scene in which Belle and The Beast share their first dance. The West Wing is the Beast’s private area and is where you’ll find the Enchanted Rose. The Castle Gallery is modeled after Belle’s private library.

At dinner, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet The Beast in his study. This is one of Disney World’s best photo ops. Even for adults, it’s a great way to get an extra memento to the evening. Bring a good camera (we recommend some great options in our Disney World Gear Guide), because you’ll absolutely want to take a lot of pictures.

Cinderella’s Royal Table (10/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • American and French
  • Beer & Wine
  • Character Dining

Cinderella’s Royal Table is famous for being Magic Kingdom’s fine-dining restaurant located inside iconic Cinderella’s Castle. It’s a good choice for anyone who values having an upscale meal inside the Castle or meeting the Disney Princesses.

Food

Cinderella’s Royal Table’s menu is the fanciest you’ll find at Magic Kingdom. The food is good, but portions are moderately small.

Breakfast is standard American for the most part. Some of the morning highlights are the Beef Tenderloin and Egg, the Shrimp and Grits, and the Caramel Apple-stuffed French Toast.

Lunch and dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table share the same menu. In my opinion, it’s a lot more impressive than the breakfast menu. Most of the entrees are what you’d expect for an upscale American restaurant. The Braised Pork Shank, Beef and Shrimp, and the Beef Tenderloin Salad are three of my favorites.

Desserts here are some of the best at Magic Kingdom. The two must-haves are The Clock Strikes Twelve and the Jaq and Gus. The Clock Strikes Twelve is a dark chocolate mousse and the Jaq and Gus is an amaretto cheesecake.

Setting

If you’re going to pay the high price for a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table, you should do it because of the setting. What’s more “Disney” than experiencing fine-dining inside that iconic castle?

Before dinner you’ll get a quick photo op with Cinderella herself. After that, you’ll head up a winding staircase that leads to the dining room.

The dining area has beautiful decorations and high ceilings. It seats just enough people to maintain a private, regal feeling without being cramped or overcrowded.

Your table will also be visited by each individual Princess over the course of your meal. Even though this is something appreciated most by kids, it’s still plenty of fun for adults to get some cool pictures without needing to wait in a line.

Liberty Tree Tavern (9/10)

magic kingdom liberty tree tavern

  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • American Thanksgiving-style Cuisine
  • Beer & Wine

Liberty Tree Tavern is a total curveball for what you’d expect from a theme park restaurant, featuring a Thanksgiving feast served by colonists.

Food

The highlight of Liberty Tree Tavern is definitely the food. There are very few places you can get a full, traditional Thanksgiving meal on any day of the year and Liberty Tree Tavern is one of them.

The lunch menu offers some a la carte entrees like a burger or fish and chips, but the Patriot’s Platter served at lunch and dinner is what makes the restaurant so good.

The Patriot’s Platter is an all-you-can-eat meal that starts with a salad, then moves on to all the Thanksgiving favorites. Pot roast, turkey breast, roasted pork is served with mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, and vegetables. The Platter wraps up with a vanilla toffee cake with caramel sauce and ice cream.

Setting

Liberty Tree Tavern is located inside the Liberty Square section of Magic Kingdom, so it’s designed to emulate Colonial America.

The restaurant is split up into various rooms that are inspired by famous Americans like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. All of the decorations are well placed and specific to the colonial period.

Adding to the experience, the servers are all dressed in traditional colonial garb.

Tony’s Town Square (7/10)
  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Italian
  • Beer & Wine

Tony’s Town Square isn’t groundbreaking in any area, but it has reliably good Italian food in a comfortable setting.

Food

Tony’s serves family-style Italian favorites like Fettucine Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti, Pizza, and more. It has a fairly large menu, so it’s easy for everyone to find something they’d like. The Calimari, Caprese, and plenty of salads are good as starters or for small plates.

There’s also a lot to choose from in the dessert department. Tiramisu, Gelato, and Cannolis are my picks.

Setting

Tony’s is located right inside the main entrance to Magic Kingdom, so it’s one of the most convenient table-service restaurants. It’s really easy to pop in for a meal at the beginning or the end of your day at the park.

The restaurant itself a casual Italian trattoria. It’s themed as the Italian restaurant from Lady and The Tramp, so it features the two dogs. There’s a fountain in the middle of the restaurant depicting them.

If you’re skipping dessert at a Magic Kingdom restaurant but still want something sweet, take a look at our picks for the Top 11 Magic Kingdom Ice Cream Desserts.

The Best Epcot Restaurants for Adults

When it comes to grownups having fun at a Disney World park, Epcot is the undisputed king. It has a massive number of restaurants that serve awesome food and awesome drinks.

Since Epcot is such a great place for grown-up fun, I have a complete guide- The Insider’s Guide to Epcot for Adults. It covers all the restaurants, rides, and attractions the park has to offer.

Epcot is also the destination for the famous Drinking Around the World Excursion. We have a full guide to that too.

Monsieur Paul (10/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • French Fine Dining
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Monsieur Paul is definitely the most grown-up of all Epcot restaurants. It’s a true fine-dining experience tucked away upstairs in the France Pavilion. It’s quite expensive, but is perfect for date night without kids.

Food

Monsieur Paul’s menu is absolutely what you’d expect from a fine-dining establishment. The menu is unique and the food is always excellent. Dinner is the only meal served at Monsieur Paul, so you can always expect a special experience.

You have the option to order starters, entrees, and desserts a la carte, but the prix fixe meal is the restaurant’s signature offering. The menu changes often, but always has a variety of top-notch choices.

Appetizers range from fancy soups to crab legs. For entrees, you can always expect a good mix of beef, chicken, and fish. The Beef Tenderloin is my personal go-to. Also, the restaurant is known for commonly having a great Sea Bass dish on the menu.

Dessert is a big highlight for Monsieur Paul, so don’t leave without it. There are a handful of the usual suspects- cake, ice cream, meringue, but I can’t bring myself to recommend anything other than the “La Sphere”. The La Sphere is a chocolate sphere filled with chocolate almond cake, chocolate cream, pralines, hazelnut biscuit, chocolate ice cream, and cognac sauce. The presentation is beautiful and the dessert itself is delicious.

Setting

You’ll find Monsieur Paul hidden away atop the front building in the France Pavilion. The restaurant is directly above Les Chefs de France, accessible via a staircase in the back of the building.

The dining area is small, comfortable, and fancy. But, since the restaurant is inside the Epcot park, it’s not so fancy that it becomes stuffy. Most tables will be filled with adult couples or small groups. Overall, Monsieur Paul is a quiet, romantic place to have an upscale meal.

Also, if you’re dining around the time the Illuminations fireworks show will be going on, try to request a window seat. Most tables in the restaurant have no view of the fireworks, but some select window seats have a great view.

Le Cellier Steakhouse (10/10)

epcot le cellier

  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Canadian Steakhouse Dining
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

If you’re looking for a complete dining experience (especially if it involves steak), Le Cellier is hard to beat. It’s an upscale Canadian steakhouse located in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion and it serves some of the best food at Disney World. It’s also one of the hardest reservations to get at Disney World.

Food

Many guests feel that Le Cellier has the best food at Epcot, which I’d say is a very fair assessment. I’ve definitely never been disappointed any time that I’ve eaten at Le Cellier.

To start your meal, the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup is the clear favorite. It’s a crowd-pleaser and its popularity is well-deserved.

When it comes to entrees, Le Cellier is famous for, no surprise, it’s beef. There’s a whole lot for steak lovers to like. The signature item is the “Le Cellier” Filet Mignon, a AAA Canadian tenderloin with mushroom risotto, truffle butter, and asparagus-tomato relish. If you’re not in the mood for steak, I highly recommend the Duck Two-Ways. It’s a confit duck leg and thigh with a seared breast.

If you plan to dine at Le Cellier during lunch hours, you must try the “BLT” Burger. It’s a wagyu beef burger topped with lobster, crab, and bacon. As you can imagine, it’s really, really good.

Le Cellier’s side dishes are worthy of their own section. Don’t leave Le Cellier without trying the Lobster Mac and Cheese or the Loaded Mashed Potatoes. They’re both amazing.

Of course, there are several desserts that involve maple, like the Maple Crème Brulée or the Chocolate Maple Yukon Bar. The Yukon Bar is my pick here. It’s a chocolate mousse with maple chocolate ganache, cookie crust, and whisky caramel sauce.

Setting

Le Cellier’s atmosphere is one of the best you’ll find anywhere at Disney World. The restaurant is themed to emulate the cellar of a Canadian chateau-style hotel.

The dining area is very cozy. It’s dim lighting combined with the heavy use of stone and wood make you feel like you’re truly in a place like Lake Louise or Fairmont.

It’s common for Le Cellier to have a lot more adult guests than family guests. The menu and setting are designed to be much more appealing to a more mature audience.

Chefs de France (9/10)
  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • French
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Chefs de France is one of Epcot’s most popular restaurants. It’s a large, casual French restaurant at the front of the France Pavilion.

Food

The menu at Chefs de France is large, making it pretty easy for anyone to find something they’ll like. It’s operated by the same people who run Monsieur Paul, so quality food is to be expected.

Choosing an appetizer is difficult with so many to choose from. Personally, I always like to order a cheese board with some fresh baguettes. The French onion soup and the escargot are also very good.

The entree list is also pretty long, but there are a few standouts. The Canard aux cerises is, in my opinion, by far the best one. It’s a duck confit with cherries that tastes like Christmas. If I don’t order the duck, I’m usually going for the Baked Macaroni and Cheese or the Steak Frites.

In true French fashion, there are plenty of desserts to choose from. Chefs de France’s desserts aren’t quite as fancy as Monsieur Paul’s, but they’re very good. Lots of standard options, but the Gateau au Chocolate and the Cygne au Chocolat are the two best. The Gateau is a chocolate cake and the Cygne is a swan cream puff filled with a chocolate mousse.

Setting

Chefs de France is situated inside a beautiful building in the France pavilion. It’s designed to have the feel of a casual Parisian cafe.

If there’s on complaint to be made of Chefs de France, it’s that it can be very loud. The food is great for adults, but the dining area often has a large number of families.

Overall, Chefs de France is more about the food than the environment. However, it’s much more relaxed and quiet the later in the evening you visit.

Biergarten (9/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • German
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Biergarten is one of the most fun places to have a meal at Epcot. There’s a lot to like at a restaurant that revolves around beer and live entertainment.

Food

The whole menu at Biergarten is buffet-style, so you’ve got a ton of options.

The Potato Leek Soup and a salad are a good way to get ready for the bigger stuff. Most of the entrees are what you’d expect from a German restaurant- heavy on the meat and potatoes. Schnitzel, bratwurst, potatoes, spaetzle- Biergarten has it all. The Black Forest Cake and the Bavarian Cheesecake are definitely the top desserts.

Of course, no trip to Biergarten would be complete without beer. It’s easy to bite off more than you can chew in this area, as Biergarten serves steins of beer the size of your head. It’s great. I always get a mug of one of my favorite beers, the Warsteiner Dunkel.

Setting

Biergarten’s interior may be one of the most impressive of any Epcot restaurant. The entire restaurant is indoors, but it’s designed to make you feel that you are outdoors in the center of a German village celebrating Oktoberfest.

There’s a working watermill, building facades, and a stage. On stage, you’ll see a live band playing German polka all throughout the day. All of this combines to create a really fun, lighthearted atmosphere.

Biergarten’s seating arrangement can be one of its biggest strengths or one of its biggest weaknesses. Depending on party size, you’ll be seated at a table with other guests. This is a ton of fun if you get a fun table filled with friendly strangers. However, it can be a lot less fun if you’re seated at a buzzkill table. I’ve almost always had a great time at Biergarten and had great tables. However, I did get a table once with an unhappy guest that single-handedly brought down the table.

Altogether, I definitely recommend Biergarten to anyone who likes a heart meal with live entertainment and great beer.

Via Napoli (9/10)

via napoli epcot pizza

  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Italian (Especially Pizza)
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Via Napoli makes this list for one reason: It has the best pizza in all of Disney World. No matter what age you are, you’ll love the pizza.

Food

Pizza. That’s all you need to know. It’s good enough to make Via Napoli one of Epcot’s most popular restaurants.

The pizza is Italian Neopolitan-style, made with authentic ingredients from Italy. Everything is very high-quality, from the meats to the cheese to the dough. The dough is actually some of the best I’ve ever had.

You can choose from an assortment of red-sauce pizzas or white-sauce pizzas. You can also create your own pizza if you don’t find anything appealing on the standard menu.

There are other Italian favorites on the menu like pasta and salads. I’ve had some of them and they’re all good, but the pizza is good enough that it’s impossible for me to recommend anything else.

Setting

Via Napoli is in the back of the Italy Pavilion. The restaurant’s building is large and well-decorated. It’s very open and you can even watch the pizzas going in and out of the wood-fire ovens. The ovens themselves are cool features and are shaped like faces intended to represent Italy’s active volcanoes.

You’ll definitely find a lot of families inside Via Napoli, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the top choices for grownups. If you’re in the mood for pizza and see an open reservation, book it without thinking twice.

Still in the planning phase of your trip?

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The Best Hollywood Studios Restaurants for Adults

Hollywood Studios isn’t really known for its restaurants, but it does have a few unique options and it continues to improve.

The Hollywood Brown Derby (8/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • American
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

When it comes to Hollywood Studios restaurants, The Hollywood Brown Derby is in a league of its own. The restaurant is a replica of the original Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, California. It’s the most expensive of the park’s restaurants, but it’s worth the price if you’re looking for good food in a more mature setting.

Food

The most famous dish at Hollywood Brown Derby is its Cobb Salad that follows the original recipe created by the Brown Derby’s Bob Cobb. Many guests will book a table here just to order the salad.

There is always a large variety of upscale beef, chicken, and seafood entrees. Everything here would be best described as “upscale American” cuisine. The Beef Filet and the Faroe Island Salmon are both outstanding.

Normal cakes, cheesecakes, and cobblers account for most of the dessert menu. The standout dessert is the Banana-Toffee cake. It consists of Bananas Foster, macaron, cocoa crunch, banana mousse, white chocolate, and a Heath Bar.

Setting

A meal at Hollywood Brown Derby is much different and much more sophisticated than what you’ll find at other Hollywood Studios restaurants.

Since it was built to be a replica of the Brown Derby in California, the feel of the restaurant transports you into an old-school Hollywood vibe. The Spanish Mission architecture and the walls decorated with celebrity portraits really drive this home.

If you’re looking for something less “theme-park” and something more mature, The Hollywood Brown Derby is the clear choice for Hollywood Studios.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant (7/10)

hollywood studios sci fi dine in restaurant

  • $$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • American
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Sci-Fi Dine-In isn’t exactly tailor-made for an adult dining experience, but it makes the list for its uniqueness. The restaurant is indoors but simulates an outdoor drive-in movie theater.

Food

The food at the Dine-In is decent, but it plays second-fiddle to the atmosphere. The food isn’t bad, but it’s pretty average.

Burgers and other sandwiches make up the bulk of the menu. There’s also a few options few salads, steak, chicken, etc. The fried pickles are always good and so are the onion rings. The dessert list is pretty standard, with sundaes and donuts being the favorites.

Setting

If you’re going to make a reservation at Sci-Fi Dine-In, do it for the setting. You’ll have a good time if the idea of eating at an old-school drive-in movie theater excites you. If the drive-in concept doesn’t excite you, you probably won’t enjoy the restaurant.

All of the tables are shaped like cars and are pointed toward a big screen that plays clips from classic sci-fi movies. It’s pretty dark inside the restaurant and the surroundings simulate stars in a nighttime sky.

I’ve found that the Dine-In is particularly popular with international guests who are looking for an American drive-in experience.

The Best Animal Kingdom Restaurant for Adults

Animal Kingdom used to be very lackluster for in-park dining, but it’s made big steps in recent years.

Tiffins (10/10)

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  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • African, Asian, Latin
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

South African-themed Tiffins is one of the newer restaurants at Animal Kingdom. It’s also Animal Kingdom’s only signature-level restaurant. The menu is unique, adventurous, and grown-up.

Food

Tiffins has one of the coolest menus at Disney World. The food is what you’d expect an explorer to enjoy after a trek across an African preserve. Tons of wild and gamey options and plenty of “tame” options to satisfy picky eaters.

For example, one of the most interesting starters is the Charred Octopus served with Ink Aioli. It’s very good. If you’re in the mood for something less wild, the bread service is awesome and comes with an assortment of dips and chutneys.

The Wagyu Beef is always a solid choice for beef lovers. The Venison dishes are outstanding if you’re a fan of something slightly gamier. One of my favorite things on the menu is the Whole Fried Fish.

Desserts are good, but nothing earth-shattering. This is probably the only area of the restaurant that isn’t super impressive. The Whipped Cheesecake and the South American Chocolate Ganache are both decent.

Setting

Tiffins’ theming is awesome, especially for an Animal Kingdom restaurant. The theme was designed around the Disney Imagineers’ explorations during the creation of Animal Kingdom.

There are mementos and artwork scattered throughout the restaurant that help to bring many of Animal Kingdom’s design processes to life. Many of the paintings and sculptures you’ll see in the restaurant directly inspired creations inside Animal Kingdom or were actually used at some point in the park.

The atmosphere in Tiffins is always a lot more mature than what you’ll find at any other Animal Kingdom restaurant. The creative menu and fairly sophisticated theme are great for adult guests. Tiffin’s Nomad Lounge is also a great place to relax with a cocktail in the park.

Yaki & Yeti (9/10)
  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • American
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Yak and Yeti has always been my favorite table-service restaurant at Animal Kingdom. It’s unique, being an Asian restaurant that focuses on mostly Nepalese culture.

Food

I love Yak and Yeti’s menu. It’s pretty large and includes a wide variety of good Asian dishes.

I always start a meal here with the Dim Sum Basket. It’s a shareable appetizer basket filled with pork pot stickers, pork bao buns, and pork and shrimp siu mai. If you order the Dim Sum, ask for extra soy lime sauce. It comes with the basket and it’s amazing.

There are a lot of entrees to choose from. There are plenty of familiar entrees like Sweet and Sour Chicken, a Kobe Burger, or Teriyaki Chicken. For something a little different, try the Bhaktapur Duck. It’s a roasted half duckling served with a plum BBQ sauce. Personally, I almost always get one of the Lo Mein dishes. All of the noodle dishes are really good.

Setting

Yak and Yeti is located right near Expedition Everest, so it carries over the Nepalese theme. The restaurant is multi-level and has a lot of authentic decorations. The Nepalese touch is a nice change-up from what you find at your average Asian restaurant.

This one is popular with all ages and is always a great choice for a sit-down meal in Animal Kingdom.

Satu’li Canteen (8/10)
  • $ – $$
  • Quick-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • American
  • Beer, Wine

Satu’li Canteen is Animal Kingdom’s newest counter-service restaurant. It opened with the Pandora: The World of Avatar section of the park. I’ve probably eaten here at least 10 times since it’s opened. It serves some of the best food available without a reservation in all of Disney World.

Food

The Canteen’s offerings are a refreshing change of pace from what you’d expect to eat at a theme park. The staples of the menu are combination “bowls”.

When you order a bowl, you’ll first pick your protein- beef, chicken, fish, or tofu. Then you pick your base- red and sweet potato hash, quinoa and vegetables, rice, or kale salad. Finally, you pick your sauce- creamy herb, charred onion chimichurri, or black bean vinaigrette. Typically, I’ll order a beef/chicken combo with the sweet potato hash and the creamy herb dressing.

Also on the menu are Cheeseburger Bao “Pods”. They always look awesome, but I actually haven’t tried them. Every time I intend to order them, I cave in and go with one of my favorite bowls.

I can’t recommend the bowls enough. The ingredients mix perfectly and make for a totally different kind of theme park meal.

Setting

In keeping with the rest of Pandora, the Satu’li Canteen is heavily Avatar-themed. The backstory is that it’s a former Research Development Administration mess hall, now being run by the ACE expedition group.

It’s well-decorated from top to bottom. It’s supposed to feel nature-themed, so there are lots of trees and things hanging from the ceilings. There’s a lot of seating inside and outside.

The Best Disney World Resort Restaurants for Adults

The best Disney World restaurants for adults are found at the property’s many resorts. There are a ton of incredible choices, so it’s very hard to narrow them down. You’ll find some of my personal favorites here.

Victoria & Albert’s (10/10)
  • $$$$+
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • Very Fine Dining
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Victoria and Albert’s is the crown jewel of Disney World dining. It’s an incredibly high-regarded, AAA 5 Diamond Award-winning establishment that’s one of the finest you’ll find in the state of Florida. If you’re looking for the fanciest experience Disney has to offer, this is it. An evening at Victoria and Albert’s is the ultimate adult dinner date.

Food

Victoria and Albert’s offerings change with the seasons, but the food is always some of the best you’ll find at Disney World and anywhere in general.

The chefs hand-pick the ingredients daily, so you know you’re going to get some of the highest quality foods available. You can expect to be served items that come from the best sources around the globe.

Depending on which experience you book, you’ll enjoy 7 to 10+ courses. If you’ve booked one of the special experiences, it’s common for the entire meal to take 4+ hours.

Setting

Every bit of Victoria and Albert’s is beautiful. The Victorian style blended with French and Italian accents creates a truly opulent backdrop to a meal. There is only one seating each evening, so you’re encouraged to take your time and enjoy everything to the fullest.

There are several dining areas. The main dining room is where the bulk of the guests will be. There is also a private space, Queen Victoria’s Room, where you can host a more intimate dinner.

The ultimate V&A experience is the Chef’s Table. It’s a single table located in the kitchen that is served up to 13 courses while getting to be up close and personal to the staff.

Victoria and Albert’s does have a dress code. Also, children under the age of 10 aren’t permitted.

It probably goes without saying that a dinner at Victoria and Albert’s is not cheap. That said, it’s an outstanding dinner. Because of the steep price, it’s something that should be thought of as an experience first and a meal second.

California Grill (10/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
  • American – Coastal Pacific
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

California Grill is my personal favorite Disney World restaurant. It’s an upscale American restaurant that serves everything from fresh sushi to some of the best steaks and seafood on the Disney World property. The restaurant also happens to be the place that my wife and I got engaged during the Christmas season.

Food

No matter what I’ve chosen to order, I’ve never been disappointed with a meal at California Grill. The cuisine is described as “Pacific Coastal”, which is spot-on.

The style of food is perfect for brunch. Salmon, shrimp, blueberry pancakes, eggs benedict, etc etc. It’s all great.

Lunch and dinner are my preferred meals here, especially dinner. I get started with a charcuterie board and a cheese board. They change them both up pretty often, so it’s always nice to get something new in the mix.

The entree selection is always top-notch. The beef and seafood selections alone are enough to keep me coming back time after time. I’m a big fan of good seafood, so I’m really picky about it. California Grill does seafood better than many of my favorite coastal restaurants. The Yellowfin tuna is always superb and the scallops, if they have them, are incredible.

Desserts are a home run too. Homemade churros, chocolate cake, carrot cheesecake, crème brulée. The list goes on. Everything is excellent, so just pick your poison.

Setting

California Grill’s setting is what makes it the complete package. It’s such a good atmosphere that they could have easily skimped on the food quality and still packed the house.

The restaurant is situated on the very top of the Contemporary Resort. Large glass windows line the edge of the restaurant, giving most tables an incredible view over all of Magic Kingdom. Day or night, it’s an awesome backdrop.

Around 45 minutes before Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show, you’ll see a line of guests walking to California Grill’s side doors. These doors lead to two outdoor observation decks. The decks are long walkways with perfect views of Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks. They are also complete with speakers that pipe-in all of the music from the show.

The restaurant itself has smart, modern decoration all over. Soon as you walk in, you’ll see gigantic wine refrigerators with more wine selections than you can count. You’ll also see the open kitchen from most of the restaurant, another nice touch. California Grill’s bar is also one of my favorite places to get a drink.

Jiko: The Cooking Place (10/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • African
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Jiko is one of Disney World’s overall best restaurants. It’s an upscale African restaurant located inside the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Food

Jiko’s food is outstanding. It’s a mix of African and Mediterranean-inspired dishes that are unique, but not so out of the ordinary that a picky eater can’t enjoy a meal here.

My personal favorite item on the menu is the Botswana Short Rib. You hear “fall-off-the-bone-tender” a lot at restaurants, but Jiko’s short rib is deserving of that claim. Lamb, steak, chicken, seafood- all of it is top quality and incorporates just enough African flair. Lots of imported wines to choose from too.

Setting

Jiko is located on the ground level of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It’s a warm, cozy dining experience. Definitely one of the more mature settings on this list.

The restaurant is right next to the wildlife area, so it’s fun to go outside and see the African animals roaming around before or after dinner.

Artist Point (10/10)
  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • American – Pacific Northwest
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Artist Point, located inside the Pacific Northwest-themed Wilderness Lodge, is one of Disney World’s best-hidden gems. It’s not as popular as many other restaurants on this list, but it has some of the best food you’ll find on-property.

Food

The menu at Artist Point is all based on Pacific Northwest cuisine. Everything has a bit of a refined rustic feel to it.

Oysters, fresh tuna, and a great charcuterie board make for some of the best appetizers on-property. For entrees, I’ve got two recommendations that stand head and shoulders above the rest: the Bone-in Ribeye for Two for steak lovers and the Cedar Plank Salmon for the rest. The ribeye and the salmon are two of the best things you’ll eat at a Disney restaurant.

Dessert is also a no-brainer for me. The Warm Donuts are out of this world. They’re fried donut balls that come out in a little paper bag and are served with Roasted banana Anglaise and chocolate sauce.

Setting

Artist Point’s dining area is, in my opinion, one of the most relaxing places at Disney World. It’s upscale, but rustic. It’s also generally quiet. The Wilderness Lodge is overall a beautiful resort and Artist Point’s windows have a nice view of the surroundings.

Yachtsman Steakhouse (10/10)

disney world yachtsman steakhouse

  • $$$ – $$$$
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • American Steakhouse
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Yachtsman Steakhouse is a favorite for adults looking for an outstanding steak in a mature setting. It’s located in the Yacht Club Resort, so it’s heavy on the nautical theming.

Food

If you love a good steak, you’re going to enjoy Yachtsman Steakhouse. Whether you want a wagyu strip, porterhouse, New York strip, filet mignon, etc, chances are good that you’ll be more than thrilled with what you get. They really prioritize quality beef here.

If you’re not feeling a steak, go with the scallops or the 1.5lb lobster thermidor.

The signature dessert is the Yachtsman Sundae and it’s very good. It has salted caramel and butter popcorn gelato, brown butter cookies, toasted marshmallow, caramel, and whipped cream.

Setting

Yachtsman is perfect for an adults-only meal. It’s got that refined, nautical New England-y feel to it. The whole Yacht Club Resort is arguably the best resort specifically for adults, so it’s a great place to spend some time walking around before or after dinner.

The Crewes Cup Lounge next door to the steakhouse is a really nice, quiet place to have a cocktail.

The Best Disney Springs Restaurants for Adults

Disney Springs has made huge advances with its restaurant offerings in recent years. It’s now a top Disney World destination for must-do dining.

Raglan Road (10/10)
  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
  • Irish Pub
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Raglan Road is one of my favorite nighttime hangouts at Disney World. For the price of a meal or some drinks, you get live music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun.

Food

Raglan Road’s food is as good as I’ve ever had at an Irish pub. And it’s not your run-of-the-mill fish and chips.

Whether you want a classic shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, or just a burger, the food here is great. The shepherd’s pie is my personal go-to. I also don’t ever leave Raglan Road without ordering the Dalkey Duo, a battered and fried sausage appetizer that comes with Dalkey mustard.

The drink list is extensive, with a large selection of beer and all the liquor necessary for any good cocktail.

Setting

The setting at Raglan Road is its number one selling point. It’s one of the best bargains at Disney. You pay for a meal and get live music and Irish dancers every night. It’s always a good time.

The main bar is a great place to sit and hang out, whether or not you want to order food. They actually brought the actual wood bar over from Ireland, so it’s the real deal.

Morimoto Asia (9/10)

disney springs morimoto restaurant

  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Morimoto Asia, a creation of celebrity Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, is one of Disney Springs’ most elegant, modern restaurants. It’s a great stop during a night out and has a lot of unique Japanese dishes.

Food

Morimoto has a pretty large menu that incorporates modern pan-Asian cuisine.

There are a ton of small plates and starters from pork dumplings to bao buns. Spare ribs, Mongolian beef, and all sorts of ramen are some of the restaurants’ highlights.

My favorite dish is the Buri Bop. It’s a fish and rice entree with spices and an egg yolk mixed in. It comes out in a scorching hot clay pot which your server will use to cook your fish piece by piece at your table. It’s a cool touch to a delicious dish.

Dessert doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the menu, in my opinion. There are still some good choices though, like the Chocolate Cream and Cruch, which consists of tempura fried Oreo, chocolate gelato, mandarin jelly and hazelnut crunch.

Setting

Morimoto’s building is one of the most impressive at Disney Springs. It’s a huge, two-story building with modern design and decoration. From the Japanese characters etched into the side of the building, to the gigantic chandeliers, it’s definitely a marvel.

The smart, upscale setting also makes Morimoto’s lounge a popular grown-up place to hang out. There are plenty of sake and creative mixed drinks to keep anyone occupied.

The Boathouse (9/10)
  • $$ – $$$
  • Table-service
  • Dinner
  • American
  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails

The Boathouse hasn’t been at Disney Springs for very long, but it’s already become a fan-favorite with guests of all ages. At first glance, it seems like a regular seafood joint. Once you have a meal there, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with high-quality food.

Food

The Boathouse’s menu isn’t really reinventing the wheel in any area, but it’s all very good.

Surf and turf is the name of the game, so there’s plenty of steak and seafood options. Lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and the Gibson Burger are the three best things I’ve tried here. The burger was especially tasty, with jalapeno havarti cheese, spicy mayo, and cherry peppers.

Going along with the large menu, there are a lot of desserts to choose from. The Florida Sunshine Cake, S’mores, Key Lime Pie, and the Whiskey Caramel Cornbread Cake are my picks.

Setting

The Boathouse has a large building with seating both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor section is particularly nice, as it’s on the water and is a good spot to watch the boats cruise around.

Speaking of boats, the restaurant has a launch that allows guests to take private cruises around the lake. There’s also a store attached to the restaurant that sells nautical gifts.

The Edison (8/10)

The Edison is another one of Disney Springs’ new kids on the block. It’s an industrial steampunk-themed restaurant that appeals most younger adults.

Food

A large portion of The Edison’s menu is dedicated to small plates and shareable items. Most of the selection is pretty eclectic. More substantial entrees include a mix of steaks, fish, burgers, and other American favorites. The milkshakes are the popular dessert and they’re pretty good.

Overall, The Edison’s food is decent, but it’s not going to knock your socks off. It’s average when compared to the other Disney Springs food on this list.

Setting

The Edison’s setting is its real strength. The building is decked out to look like a 1920’s electric company and is heavy on the steampunk vibe.

Live entertainment is pretty much always going on with cabaret performers, contortionists, acrobats, and live DJ’s. It’s a fun atmosphere, especially later at night.

The Edison’s bar is arguably the best at Disney Springs. The whole environment in the restaurant lends itself to late-night drinks and grown-up fun.

The Best Disney World Restaurants for Adults