Disney World caused quite the buzz when they announced this eatery in 2012. After all, was there anyone who didn’t love this classic Disney tune? Many guests were quick to snag their reservations to eat in Beast’s castle.
Overall, we had heard mixed reviews on this enchanting restaurant, but we knew that it was somewhere we had to dine at least once. We grabbed a dinner reservation two months in advance and anxiously awaited the castle.
Be Our Guest takes you inside of Beast’s castle and does a wonderful job immersing you into the nostalgia of Beauty and the Beast.
There are 3 unique rooms that you can request to sit.
The first room is the iconic ballroom.
With vaulted ceilings, breathtaking chandeliers, and delicate decor, this room takes you back to a tale as old as time.
This room is significantly larger than the other two, so you can expect this room to have a little more noise.
The second room is the East Wing. This room has a quiet and calm air to it. In the middle of the dining room, you can find Belle and Beast dancing on a revolving platform.
We opted to eat in the 3rd room: The West Wing.
We did some research and heard from numerous bloggers that this room offers a little something extra. We were not disappointed by our choice!
The West Wing shows you the castles darker side: literally. This wing has dimmed lighting, complete with bursts of thunder.
My favorite part about this spot is the attention to detail. You can find fabric ripped to shreds in the Beast’s rage, including a portrait of him in his true form.
In the corner of the room you can find the enchanted rose that started it all.
For us, this room was a no brainer and added another level to our experience. The only negatives is that your little ones might find this room a little too eerie.
If you can’t decide which room fits your family best, don’t worry! After you order your food, you are free to roam the castle and take pictures of all of the other rooms.
We started with drinks, and I ordered a glass of red wine. As many of you know, Magic Kingdom is the only park that offers alcoholic beverages exclusively at dine in restaurants. It was a perfect start to our dinner!
There menu is set up to where you pick one item from each category: Appetizers, Entrees, and then you receive their Dessert Trio. We went back and forth, but ended up getting the Tomato Bisque and French Onion Soup for our starters.
My soup didn’t blow me out of the water, but I thought it was tasty enough. Unfortunately Tim was not the biggest fan of his French Onion Soup. Luckily, we had complimentary bread to keep us busy until our food arrived.
For dinner I ordered the Poulet Rouge Chicken, which I unfortunately cannot find the picture of(technology, am I right?) My meal included Chicken, potatoes, and fresh veggies. I really enjoyed all of the flavors of my dish, but I was disappointed that such an expensive plate came in such a small serving.
Timothy ordered Herb-salted Pork Tenderloin, and it is safe to say his dish was the one to shine. He thought that the pork was cooked perfectly and was satisfied with his delicious dinner. It also doesn’t hurt that the presentation was absolutely beautiful!
Now here was the moment of truth: Was the grey stuff actually delicious? Yes!
Our Dessert trio included an Almond Macaron, a Dark Chocolate Truffle, and a White Chocolate “Chip” Cup. We enjoyed all three of these little desserts, and we appreciated that there was a nice variety. Now here is something you probably didn’t expect… there is one more edible thing on that plate: THE PAPER! The stained glass design is ready to be eaten, and I have a sneaking suspicion that kids will love this fun little surprise.
After you finish your dinner, make sure to stop by and meet the Beast!
We fell in love with the ambiance of this beloved Magic Kingdom restaurant. The decor inside of the castle transported us into the heart of the movie. We loved how each room offered a different experience.
With that said, this is not the best food that you are going to find at Walt Disney World. It was a solid meal, but nothing about it stood out to me in particular. I even had to look back at the pictures to remember what I had eaten for dinner. Considering this is one of their pricier restaurants, you would certainly hope that the food would leave a lasting impression.
The truth is that at Be Our Guest, you are primarily paying for the magical experience. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to dine here, but I don’t foresee us clambering to make another reservation any time soon. This restaurant is something that you should absolutely try to do once, but I have a feeling it won’t end up being a place you return over and over again.
Have you had the chance to dine is Beast’s castle yet? Let me know what you thought and if you would dine there again!