The Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom is something out of a dream. Or, more accurately, something out of a movie. Stepping into Be Our Guest is nothing short of magical. And in our opinion, an absolute must do for any Disney fan. But for which meal? We’ve been lucky enough to have every meal served at Be Our Guest. We love the pastries at breakfast, the variety at lunch and today we are gonna talk the newer Prix Fixe Dinner at Be Our Guest menu. Because its definitely different.
Dinner at Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World
Let us start with this disclosure. We are a little bit biased when it come to Be Our Guest ! Ok, maybe a lot biased. As children of the 90’s we absolutely LOVE Beauty and the Beast. We love the scenery, the story, Belle’s library, all of it! Know that you will find a different take on this dinner on all the Disney blogs you read. Reviews online are all over the place; some people love it, some people hate it. Some people say it’s overpriced. So we’re here to give it to you straight.
What Does Dinner at the Be Our Guest Restaurant Cost?
Ok guys, the cost of dinner matters. It does. But, frankly, we love Be Our Guest so much that we would probably still eat here if they were selling us corn dogs 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.
Since Be Our Guest is a Prix Fixe menu, it is a standard price of $62 per adult (over 9) and $37 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.
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. Once inside 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 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 is a bit darker just like the Beast’s forbidden wing in the castle. We love the West Wing on hot Florida days, because between the air conditioning and the darkness, it just feels like a nice break from the crazy heat. The Ballroom offers views of falling snow from the windows and gorgeous chandeliers and is probably our favorite place to eat near the tall windows. And the Library features a beautiful life size Belle and Beast music box. The Library is the place you will find the most bench and booth seating. In truth, its the atmosphere here that really sells this experience for us.
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. 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.
Do you get to Meet the Beast at Be Our Guest?
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 Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Be Our Guest
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. So use your $62 per adult and $37 per child wisely. Much like we discovered at Cinderella’s Royal Table, when they charge you the same high price no matter what you choose, get the steak, not the salad.
Also keep in mind that 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. Check out the selections available on the Be our Guest Dinner Menu
Ok, so the French Onion soup served at dinner is essentially the same as the one we’ve had at lunch. It’s lovely and if you like french onion soup will love 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. We were 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. Liver pate is definitely an acquired taste.
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. In the french tradition, the food is rich. If you order the tortellini you may only get 6 or 7 in this sauce and veggie centered dish. Again, if your 62 dollars needs more than 6 tortellini, order something else.
The Desserts at Be Our Guest
By far our favorite part of every meal, dessert is the same for everyone. You get a macaron, a white chocolate chip cup with grey stuff and a dark chocolate truffle. While absolutely the cutest thing ever. Dessert was also one of the more disappointing things ever. Don’t get us wrong, the grey stuff is delicious, but it felt like a very mediocre way to end this meal. The portions you see here are tiny and we’ve had better treat at Les Halles Boulangerie Pattisserie in Epcot France for less. Definitely not the showstopper dessert we would have expected to top this kind of meal. And at this price point felt basic.
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. But, 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, it’s still a wonderful mid-day break as a sit down quick serve meal.
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. Hopefully this helped you make the difficult decision of restaurant reservations a little easier for your next Walt Disney World vacation.