Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom is something out of a dream. Or, more accurately, right out of a movie. Stepping into Be Our Guest is nothing short of magical and in our opinion, is an absolute must at some point for any Disney fan. But for which meal? We’ve been lucky enough to have every meal served at Be Our Guest, but today, we are talking specifically about dinner.
Let me start by warning you, we are a little bit biased when it come to Be Our Guest. Reviews online are all over the place when it comes to this restaurant. People love it, people hate it, people say it’s overpriced. What’s a girl to believe these days?!?
Well we love it, and would probably still eat here if they were selling us corndogs for $40. Ok, ok that might be a little over exaggeration, but there is something to be said about a place that is themed as brilliantly as Be Our Guest. And the gray stuff? It’s delicious. Keeping all of that in mind, we will do our absolute best to review dinner at Be Our Guest without being too biased.
The Atmosphere at Be Our Guest for Dinner
If you haven’t caught on that we love the atmosphere here, well, now you know, we do. Be Our Guest transports you into Beast’s Castle, where you could be seated in the Ballroom, The Library or The West Wing. You are allowed to explore any area of the restaurant while you’re there; so if you didn’t get seated where you’d prefer, feel free to walk around and check the place out.
The atmosphere at Be Our Guest will change depending where you are sitting. The West Wing will obviously be a bit darker; the Ballroom offers views of falling snow from the windows; and the Library features a beautiful life size Belle and Beast music box. During dinner, the lighting in the entire restaurant does get a bit dimmer and the atmosphere changes from fast casual to just a tad more formal.
We love all three seating areas, but the Ballroom is probably our favorite. The atmosphere is really what sells us on Be Our Guest. People can say whatever they want to about the price, the quality, etc. about Be Our Guest, but there is no other Disney themed restaurant that can match the cinematic accuracy of this restaurant.
Dinner is also a little extra special because Beast himself comes out during the meal and you have the opportunity to meet him. This is the only meal where you can currently meet the Beast; so if that’s a priority for you, you’ll want to snag a reservation for this dinner.
The Food at Be Our Guest for Dinner
So now that we are past the love letter that is our description of the restaurant itself, let’s talk food. We’ve been to Be Our Guest for dinner many times, but last year Walt Disney World decided to change up their menu. Now offering a Prix Fixe menu for dinner, each guest gets one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert for a fixed price.
Keep in mind, Be Our Guest is a French restaurant. So, if you don’t like French food, you most likely won’t enjoy dinner here. From Escargot to French Onion Soup, the appetizer course will make this pretty clear from the start. Some of the appetizers are a bit more adventurous, so picky palates may have a hard time finding something they like.
The French Onion soup served at dinner is essentially the same as the one we’ve had at lunch before and basically, if you like French Onion Soup, you’ll also like this.
We also ordered the Assorted Meats and Artisanal Cheese Selection, which is basically an elevated Charcuterie Board. Served with chicken liver pate, truffle tremor and more, this isn’t your average charcuterie board. I was told this is the most popular appetizer on the menu; but keep in mind, if your palate isn’t a sophisticated one, then you may not enjoy this as much as something you’d find say at Baseline Taphouse.
The Entrees at Be Our Guest
Entrees at Be Our Guest include vegetarian selections like Tortellini to something more expensive like Center Cut Filet Mignon or Spice-dusted Lamb Chops. Our entrees were definitely both delicious; however if you’re looking for value in a meal, dinner at Be Our Guest may not be the place. The portion sizes are appropriate, but by Disney standards, we’d say they’re actually a bit small.
The Desserts at Be Our Guest
Dessert is the same for everyone, with a macaron, a white chocolate chip cup with grey stuff and a dark choclate truffle. While absolutely the cutest, dessert was also one of the more disappointing things we got. Don’t get me wrong, the grey stuff is surely delicious, as I mentioned before. But it felt like a very mediocre way to end this meal.
Yes I realize it’s still Disney, but we’ve eaten at many restaurants on property that just had a better dessert selection. I think they were going more for the wow factor in the aesthetic of the dessert, rather than the sustenance? I’m not saying it was bad, it just wasn’t quite the expectation I had for dessert after this type of meal, and also not one I would’ve expected at this price point.
Cost of Dinner at Be Our Guest
Since Be Our Guest is a Prix Fixe menu, it is a standard price of $59.99 per adult (over 9) and $34.99 per child(3-9). This includes regular, non specialty, non-alcoholic drinks. At the time of writing this post, they do take Annual Passholder and DVC member discounts here, so be sure to ask during your visit to save you some cash.
Is Dinner at Be Our Guest worth it?
So what is the final verdict on dinner at Be Our Guest? Dinner at Be Our Guest is pricey, and if you really just want to satisfy your inner child and dine in Beast’s castle, we say try to go for a less expensive meal. Our favorite meal at Be Our Guest is lunch, although with a recent price increase, it’s not as inexpensive as it used to be.
If however, you love French food or really just want a chance to meet with Beast himself, then we recommend trying it out for yourself. Just keep in mind that part of what you are paying for is the experience to dine in this beautiful space, and don’t expect the food to align with the cost.