Are you a fan of Beauty and the Beast? If so, you must be familiar with the dance scene. It’s one of the best parts of the film, after all.
As it turns out, there’s an actual restaurant that’s themed after the ballroom in Magic Kingdom—Be Our Guest (yes, that’s what it’s called).
If anything, it’s one of the most popular restaurants at the park; you’ll almost always need a reservation. Unfortunately, we didn’t know that until we got there. Thinking that we’d easily be able to get a seat, we whisked ourselves inside.
It wasn’t until we saw just how packed it was that we knew we’d made a mistake.
In the end, we ended up eating somewhere else. That didn’t stop us from going back, though.
Determined to eat under one of the chandeliers, we refreshed the reservations page all day until we managed to grab a slot (luckily, we still had several days left at the resort).
Someone must have cancelled their lunch plans—lucky us!
Be Our Guest’s Lunch Menu: Ordering and Waiting For Our Food
Two days later, we whisked ourselves into Be Our Guest a second time. As soon as we reached the front, we were handed a menu by the hostess.
I decided to go for the Potato Leek Soup and the Carved Turkey Sandwich. You can never go wrong with a sandwich for lunch, after all. For good measure, I also got myself a carton of milk.
What’s interesting is that they’re actually considered a quick-service restaurant during lunch hours. In other words, you pay for your food first at the counter, before sitting down. Once your order is ready, a waiter will bring it to your table.
This is where it gets cool—you see, they don’t just bring your food to the table, they wheel it in in a fancy-looking cart. When was the last time you experienced that at a fast food place?
It made me feel like I was eating at a high-class hotel.
Trying My Fancy Quick-Service Meal
Famished (I hadn’t eaten breakfast and our lunch reservation was at 2 pm), I grabbed my spoon and tried the Potato Leek Soup.
It was very tasty—creamy with just the right amount of potato chunks. It might have been a tad on the salty side but it didn’t bother me too much.
I was too hungry to care!
I ate about half of it, before deciding that it was time to try my turkey sandwich (the other half I graciously offered to the bf).
True to its description, the meat was served on a warm baguette; it had a layer of mayonnaise and some leafy greens. Picking it up, I took the first bite. Crunchy, it left a sprinkle of crumbs all over my plate.
That didn’t bother me, though. I had better things to think about—like the turkey that I was about to eat with my second bite.
I’ll be honest—I was a little disappointed. While flavorful, the meat was a bit dry. Overall, for a $16 sandwich, it was a bit underwhelming. The pomme frites, however, I had no issues with. They were crispy and tasted great with my ketchup.
Despite having heard great things about their cupcakes, we opted to skip dessert. We didn’t want to be too full—there were still rides that we wanted to go on, after all!
Making Our Way Out
On our way out, we decided to take a few photos at the famed stain glass window (for those of who don’t know, there’s a beautiful mural of “Beauty and the Beast” by the entrance/exit).
There was actually a line, so we had to wait a couple of minutes for our turn. It was totally worth it, though—there’s just something magical about that mural.
Once we were done with that, we walked outside. Ultimately, it was then that we had a chance to admire the lion statues that flanked the entrance.
Majestic with full-on horns, the creatures appeared to be glancing at one another from their respective spots (refer to the first image on this page).
Be Our Guest’s Lunch Menu: Our Verdict
Would we go for Be Our Guest’s lunch menu again? Probably not; the food isn’t bad, but it isn’t spectacular either. If anything, you’re paying for the ambiance—which is definitely worth it, by the way.
We’ll definitely be back to the restaurant, though—but for dinner. We’ll just have to remember to put in a reservation ahead of time.
Have you ever gone for dinner at Be Our Guest? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!