Be Our Guest Dinner – Is It Worth It?
Be Our Guest dinner can be quite an experience for your next Disney vacation. There are some big differences between dinner and breakfast/lunch experiences. Let?s jump right in and get you the information you need to plan your trip. If you are looking for breakfast and lunch reviews you can view those here.
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The biggest differences between Be Our Guest dinner and lunch or breakfast.
- Prix Fixe Menu
- Meeting the Beast
What does it cost?
At dinner, the menu becomes a prix fixe menu and you get to meet the Beast after you complete your meal. Thus, dinner is a signature dining experience. What does that mean? It means it costs more…If you are on a dining plan it becomes a 2 credit per person (ages 3 and up) and if you are not on a dining plan it is a set price per adult at $60 per (ages 10 and up…yes your 10-year-old is an adult…at this restaurant) and $36 per child (ages 3-9).
We are annual pass holders and got 10% off the ticket. Just another reason to have at least 1 annual pass holder in your party. Our family of 5 spent nearly $300 including tax, tip, and with one alcoholic beverage per adult. We did save the 10% from our annual pass and we also have the Disney Chase Rewards card, which had accrued about $80 in rewards that we applied to the bill.
What is a prix fixe menu?
In this case, you have a 3-course dining experience. You get to choose an appetizer for each person at the table. You get to choose an entree for each person at the table and a dessert for each person at the table.
What?s on the menu?
Appetizers (choose one per adult)
- Maine Lobster Bisque
- Mixed Field Greens
- French Onion Soup
- Charred Octopus
- Assorted Meats and Artisanal Cheeses
Entrees (choose one per adult 10+)
- Roasted Pork Tenderloin
- Spice-dusted Lamb Chops
- Saffron-infused Seafood Bouillabaisse
- Smoked Ricotta and Corn Tortellini
- Center-cut Filet Mignon
- Poulet Rouge Chicken
Dessert Trio (no options – just a trio)
- Includes: Almond Macaron, Dark Chocolate Truffle, White Chocolate ?Chip? Cup
*Alcohol is only included when on a dining plan.
Kids? Appetizers (choose one per child)
- Iceberg Wedge Salad
- House-made Peach Applesauce
- Fruit and Cheese Plate
Kids? Entrees (choose one per child)
- Seared Shrimp Skewer
- Pan-seared Chicken Breast
- Grilled Beef Tenderloin
- House-made Macaroni & Cheese
Kids? Sides (choose two per child)
- Sauteed Zucchini
- Wild Rice
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Steamed Green Beans
- Sweet Potato Wedges
Kids? Desserts (choose one per child)
- Seasonal Cheeses
- Dessert Trio
What does Disney have to say?
Prepare to be pampered as the dining room presents… your dinner!
Our new standard dinner includes a prix fixe, 3-course menu featuring French-inspired dishes that are tr?s d?licieux.
Start your meal with a sumptuous appetizer like French onion soup, charred octopus, escargot or a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses. For your main course, feast on a medley of mouthwatering entr?es?including filet mignon, smoked black-eye pea tortellini, seafood bouillabaisse and other savory delights. Afterwards, save some room for one of our delectable desserts.
Guests age 9 and under can create their very own 3-course prix fixe meal! Appetizers include a choice of iceberg wedge salad, a fruit and cheese board or house-made peach apple sauce. For the main course, kids can choose from seared shrimp, grilled beef tenderloin, pan-seared chicken breast or macaroni and cheese. Seasonal fruit served with yogurt dip or a trio of mini desserts top off this scrumptious meal on a sweet note. All kids prix fixe meals also come with a choice of milk, bottled water or apple juice.
This 3-course dining experience is $60 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $36 for children (ages 3 to 9). Tax and gratuity are not included. If using a dining plan, the prix fixe dinner will require 2 table-service meal entitlements per person.
Be Our Guest – Meeting the Beast
Many people don?t know it but Beast can only be met at the castle during dinner, not during lunch or breakfast. After you complete your meal (not during or before the meal) you venture over to the Beast?s study (otherwise known as where you order your food during lunch and breakfast) and meet Beast. It was a great experience meeting Beast. He will come in and out through the dining rooms for breaks every 20-30 minutes. Factor that in. When he is heading to the study you?ll want to time your arrival closely to his if you have plans close to the end of dinner.
Be Our Guest – Food Review
The food at Be Our Guest Restaurant was really good. I wouldn?t call it my favorite restaurant by any stretch. I?d compare it to the same quality you?d expect at Cinderella?s Royal Table (also prix fixe).
What did we eat?
You?ll start with a classic French baguette sliced with pads of butter. Very tasty!
During the appetizer course the adults got an Assorted Meats and Artisanal Cheese Plate – we both loved it. But it is not your run of the mill cheese plate. If you aren?t into bold cheese and meats then don?t order it. We also got the Charred Octopus. Lots of people loved it. Ours was a bit tough, not as tender as we thought it would be. Our waiter brought us out a French Onion soup just by asking for one, at no charge. We didn?t even say we didn?t like the Octopus. You?ll find this to be the case at most signature dining experiences. The French Onion was absolutely awesome. It was the clear winner of the 3 options we had. We will be trying the Lobster Bisque next time around.
The adults both had the center-cut filet mignon. The steak was full of flavor and had an amazing sauce with it…after all this is France. It was served with Robuchon Yukon Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Cipollini Marmalade with a Red Wine Glaze. I?d say it was a better steak than the very similar Cinderella?s Royal Table filet due to the way it was prepped with the sauce and sides.
The dessert trio is the only option so that is what we went with. The Almond Macaron was my favorite of the trio. It is a rather large macaron with 3 raspberries in it (creating a Mickey’s head). My wife enjoyed the ?Chip? cup – which is indeed a little teacup that looks like Chip made completely of white chocolate…filled with the ?gray stuff?. I will say the gray stuff was quite tasty.
Appetizers for the kids. They all chose the fruit and cheese plate. Which consisted of grapes, strawberries, white cheddar and traditional cheddar. I liked their cheeses. They ate some of it. But weren?t crazy about any of it.
Our 2 girls ate macaroni with a shrimp skewer (the waiter offered the skewer and the macaroni as a side). Our son at the beef tenderloin. They ate like typical kids. The girls ate…begrudgingly…and our son ate pretty well as he usually does. You just need to go ahead and be ready that you are paying $36 per child and they may not eat…don?t be surprised…they do it at Chick-fil-a sometimes…why not at Disney. It happens. We went in for the experience as much as the food.
Dessert Trios for all 3 kiddos. Surprise, surprise. They were full during the meal but made room for the dessert trio. Which was the same trio as the adults with the change out of a raspberry sauce instead of actual raspberries and it came with edible paint so you could decorate Chip. The kids really enjoyed that part!
Overall I would rate the food as very good. Nearly everything we ate was super tasty (not so much the Octopus). If I had to give it a star system, I would go 4 out of 5 stars.
Be Our Guest Experience Review
There is nothing quite like eating inside the Beast?s castle. There are three dining rooms: the West Wing (Beast?s dark wing), The Grand Ballroom (the main large room) and the Castle Gallery (Belle?s ?favorite? room). We ate in the Grand Ballroom. It really is quite magical. The large ?windows? at the back wall appear to show you the outside forest and it is ?snowing? out there. Really cool. The room really is grand with large chandeliers and such. The best part about dinner is the expanded prix fixe menu and getting to meet the Beast. The dinner experience is a 5 out of 5 stars for me. Breakfast and Lunch are quite a different experience. You can read all about that here.
Is Be Our Guest Worth It?
Understand that you will be spending a good bit of money if you are out of pocket and not on a dining plan. If you can get over that one thing the experience is awesome! We would definitely do dinner again. If you are on a dining plan, many think it is a waste of 2 dining credits. We don?t agree. We like to hack our way through a dining plan to get the most out of it. We save the younger kids credits in other meals just for occasions like this one. What do we mean? Read all about it here.
Be Our Guest at dinner is magical. I?d recommend it at least once. Have you tried it before? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.