Once you figure out where to stay without kids you can begin to plan your meals. Character meals are always fun and can be a great way to see a few characters but here are some ideas for places that are more sophisticated. The number of table services required will be after the name of the restaurant if it is available on the dining plan.
Chefs De France (1) – Delicious French cuisine and a large wine list
Le Cellier Steakhouse (2)- This is a delicious steakhouse in the Canada Pavillion.
Rose & Crown Pub (1)- This restaurant in the United Kingdom Pavillion serves traditional pub fare as well as beer.
Tokyo Dining (1)- Located in Japan this is the go to place for sushi. If one of you doesn’t like sushi there is steak and salmon on the menu as well.
At the resorts:
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Boma (1), Sanaa (1), or Jiko (2)- These restaurants all have excellent African food. Boma offers a buffet so you can try lots of different things. Sanaa and Jiko are both a more formal sit down meal.
Boardwalk Inn – Kouzzina (1) and Flying Fish Cafe (2) – The Boardwalk is a great place for dinner since you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the boardwalk after. Kouzzina is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant under the guidance of Cat Cora. The Flying Fish Cafe specializes in seafood.
Contemporary Resort – The Wave (1) or California Grill (2). Both restaurants are great. The Wave is next to Chef Mickey’s so it may be a little louder. The Wave offers American cuisine with an emphasis on food that is organic and sustainable. California Grill is located at the top of the Contemporary Resort and offers great views of the Magic Kingdom and the fireworks from their observation deck. The menu offers Californian cuisine that is always changing based on the freshest ingredients.
Grand Floridian – Narcoossee’s (2), Citricos (2), Victoria and Albert’s – The first two offer delicious meals of seafood and meats and are a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Victoria and Albert’s is truly a fine dining experience and requires a jacket for men and appropriate attire for women. The menu changes every day but will not disappoint.
Polynesian – ‘Ohana (1) and Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (2) – ‘Ohana can be loud and busy (‘Ohana does mean family) but the food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun. The appetizers and sides are served family style on the table and the meats are fire roasted and then brought to you at the table until you are finished. If you have a late reservation here you may be able to see the fireworks during dinner. The Spirit of Aloha Dinner is a Hawaiian Luau that will make you forget that you are still in Florida. Don’t miss it!
Wilderness Lodge – Artist Point(2) – This restaurant features northwest cuisine and the cedar plank salmon was brought out to us on a cedar plank! So delicious you’ll be glad you went.
Yacht & Beach Club – Cape May Cafe (1) and Yachtsman Steakhouse (2) – Cape May Cafe offers a clambake buffet dinner. If you love shellfish you will enjoy this all you care to eat meal. Yachtsman Steakhouse offers a great experience and excellent steaks.
It is always recommended to make reservation in advanced. Where would you like to go eat if you got a night out without the kids?