Dates in Walt Disney World are the most magical because of the delicious dinners. Now you have even more options thanks to new restaurants and dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. Some restaurants are brand new, while others offer updated menus and new experiences. So where should you eat at Walt Disney World?
Whether you're looking for a casual burger or a gourmet meal, read on for a list of new Walt Disney World restaurants as well as changes to longtime favorites. We've also included some tips on which ones are best for each occasion.
Since it's Disney, of course they're also kid-friendly if you have little ones.
Updated May 2023 by Brie Gorecki and Dani Meyering
Below you will find some of Walt Disney World's newest restaurants and dining experiences. Before we get started, get ready for two exciting new restaurants coming in 2023.
- Summer house by the lakeIt will premiere at Disney Springs in 2023. More info coming soon!
- cake bakeryOpening on Disney's Boardwalk later in 2023. Hang in there!
Walt Disney World's new table service restaurant
Place:the world of the future
Most suitable:special occasion
Walt Disney World's most anticipated new restaurant is nothing short of paradise. Space 220 is a fully immersive restaurant located in EPCOT. It's been open for a while and it's hard to get a reservation.
Imagine how impressed your date would be if he boarded a space elevator, traveled 220 miles above Earth and dined in outer space. Only Disney can create a place like this. After exiting the space elevator, you will enter a modern restaurant with panoramic windows overlooking the space - watch for special moments. The image of Earth below even turns into a night view as the sun sets in real time.
Space 220 offers lunch and dinner menus for adults and children. Adult lunch is $55, adult dinner is $79, and children lunch and dinner are $29. Their menu includes a selection of meat, seafood and vegetarian options. You get three courses: a starter of your choice, a main course and a dessert. There is also a lounge with à la carte service.
The menu!Spring 2023Place 220Some new menu items have been introduced and some favorites have been redesigned. We were able to try some new dishes and highly recommend the Neptuna Tartare for starters and the Tomahawk Pork Chop for main courses. These new dishes are absolutely delicious.
Reservations are required to dine at Space 220. When making a reservation, you can choose the main restaurant or the lounge. If you don't want to settle for the full three-course set menu, choose a lounge reservation where you can order drinks, a selection of appetizers and other à la carte dining options.
Most suitable:Breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner or walk-in lounge
For many Disney fans, Disney's modern hit restaurant, The Wave, is hard to miss. But now that Steakhouse 71 has opened, many are looking forward to it. Located on the ground floor of the Contemporary, this casual steakhouse takes its name from the year Walt Disney World opened.
Steakhouse 71 serves fine American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In its first year, Steakhouse 71 built a loyal fan base. It offers the right balance of casual sophistication, making it accessible and special at the same time. Any Disney fan will love the decor and details here, a nod to the early years of Walt Disney World. Even the menu has recreated favorites from that era. In addition to steak, other dishes include PB&J chicken wings and loaded macaroni and cheese.
Signature cocktails are not to be missed, especially the Tequila Sunrise for Two - perfect for a date night with Herradura Reposado Tequila, POG Juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup and Housemade Pomegranate Syrup. Lounge seating is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. The room is much brighter than its predecessor.
i Creperie de Paris
Place:the world of the future
Most suitable:International Casual Dating
This is an important moment for the expansion of the World Exhibition Hall. EPCOT's French Pavilion now has new rides,Remy's Ratatouille Adventureand a new restaurant. La Creperie de Paris offers the chance to enjoy casual French cuisine in the pavilion's most welcoming restaurant. There is also a window for snacks and drinks.
Order a tasty crepe, called a galette, with gluten-free buckwheat, or satisfy your sweet tooth. Or instead of choosing between the two, choose the preset option, which allows you to enjoy soup or salad, a savory crêpe, a sweet crêpe and a drink.
Roundup Cowboy BBQ
Dine on delicious barbecue at this brand new western themed restaurant while experiencing the world through the eyes of Andy Toy. Guests will be surrounded by Andy's Rodeo with everything from western towns to train station playsets. You'll also encounter popular character decorations, including an oversized display of Jessie riding on the back of a Trixie pull toy, and a scene with Bo Peep and her sheep posing at the rodeo.
Lunch and dinner will consist of a pre-ordered menu ($25 per child 3-9 years / $45 per adult).
Appetizers come with Prospector's house-made cheddar crackers and pimento jelly, salads, sides, and entrees include a plate of house-made bacon or plant-based options. While this restaurant is primarily aimed at families with children, their menu also includes grown-up drinks with alcohol (try the Grown-Ups Peanut Butter & Jelly Cocktail or the Grownup Iced Chocolate & Rum).
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A new Disney dining experience
Place:Grand Florida Resort
Most suitable:date nat
Narcoossee's will reopen this spring with a refreshed interior and a full menu. The new space will incorporate the "land and sea" concept that was the inspiration for the new menu.
Guests are greeted with a freshly baked Artisan Boule of Sourdough daily. New appetizers include beef and ricotta tortellini and a sea-inspired charcuterie board with tuna pastrami, charred squid and house-made seafood sausage. Main courses include a delicious selection of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as freshly made desserts such as almond cheesecake.
These drinks, like the Empress Lime Gimlet, are inspired by the Victorian era.
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California BBQ 3-retters menu
Place:Disney's Contemporary Resort
Most suitable:special occasion
One of the most famous Disney restaurants is now offering a limited-time dining experience. Located on the top floor of Disney's modern resort, the California Grill offers one of the best atmospheres in Walt Disney World. The iconic restaurant has been a popular Disney date spot for decades thanks to its panoramic views of the Magic Kingdom and Gulf Lake.
In honor of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, we have created a special menu. This menu consists of 3 courses (starter, main course and dessert) for USD 89 per adult and USD 39 per child under 10 years. Highlights of this special menu include the trio of California Grill sushi classics - California Blue Crab Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Spicy Kazan Roll and Oak Roast Beef Filet. The House-Made Artisanal-Style Duck á la Orange Pizza is a recreation of the original menu item at the restaurant then known as Top of the World.
Main Street Candy Shop–the idea
Place: Magic Kingdom
Most suitable: the sweetest date
Enjoy the cutest Disney date with your sweetheart against the backdrop of Cinderella's castle. Head to Main Street Confectionery inside the Magic Kingdom for a dose of old-fashioned storybook candy. The classic Disney candy store has just reopened with a new look while staying true to its classic roots. The modern space allows guests to flow better.
Pay attention to the details and the touching story of the store's origins. The sweet shop's new hit is homemade special popcorn. You can choose from a variety of popcorn flavors as a base and add toppings like chocolate syrup, marshmallows, cookie crumbs and more.
Restaurants that have recently reopened at Walt Disney World:
- Hope De Doo Revue at Disney's Wilderness Camp(includes unlimited draft beer, wine and sangria for guests over 21)
- Victoria and Albert at Disney's Grand Florida Resort(Haute cuisine)
- Mr Paul from EPCOT(Haute cuisine)
- Jiko - The Cooking Place på Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Flying Fish on the Disney Boardwalk
New Menus at Disney Hotel Lounges - No Theme Park Tickets Required
Victoria Falls Lounge
Place:Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
This cozy bar overlooks Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma restaurant. Lounge fare is available from 5pm to 10pm and includes snacks such as spicy goat cheese dip and Cape Town chips. Choose from a unique menu of specialty cocktails, beer or wine. Snuggle up by the fire pit outside for an elevated date night when the weather is just right.
Place:Disney Wilderness Lodge
Get together in this cosy, rustic, cabin-like bar. Snacks, small plates, sweets and cocktails are served from 16:00 to 22:00. Grab a bite of their Territory Popcorn Sampler (spicy, caramel, sea salt, truffle and BBQ popcorn) or their Loaded Macaroni & Cheese. Choose from comfort cocktails like the S'more Old Fashioned or Orange-Spiced Sangria.
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How to plan your Disney dining dates
- If you eat at one of the theme parks, you must order a park pass
- Make dining reservations, they fill up fast
- Food allergies and special requests: Notify your server immediately
- Plan your budget; $50-$80 per person for experiences marked "special occasion"
- Dress Code: All Disney restaurants are very relaxed when it comes to dress codes, however it is nice to dress up once in a while