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Complete Guide to Signature Dining at Disney World

Complete Guide to Signature Dining at Disney World

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If you’re looking for an upscale evening out, then take a look at details on here at all the wonderful choices for your next trip.

Signature Dining

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Disney World signature dining restaurants give guests an fine dining experience including wonderful food, extensive wine lists and top-notch service. With this, comes a higher price tag.

Signature dining experiences follow a specific theme or cuisine and are located throughout Disney World. They can make a memorable evening away from the crowds.

Most of these restaurants require a dress code so be sure to check before your trip. Like other Disney table service locations, reservations can be made by phone or using the My Disney Experience app.


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Staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts comes with many amenities not found in value and moderate resorts. Many deluxe resorts include signature dining locations, making them easily accessible.

Note that you’ll be required to have a dining reservation to enter resorts if you’re not staying there. A great thing about dining at Disney resorts is you don’t need a theme park ticket!

You don’t need a theme park ticket to dine at Disney Resorts!

Victoria and Albert’s

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Dine under the grand rotunda dome in The Dining Room at Victoria & Albert’s in this one-of-a-kind dining experience. This elegant space features Victorian-themed murals, wall coverings along with graceful flowers and butterflies on the ceiling.

Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian, inspired offerings here are crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients and are artfully prepared using innovative techniques.

Victoria and Albert’s is the most expensive dining location at Disney World.

However, this is also the most expensive dining experience at Disney World. Currently, the prix-fixe menu begins at $295.00 per person with an optional wine pairings start at $150.00 per guest. 

Because of the elegant dining, guests must wear semi-formal or formal attire and must be 10 years of age and over.

Flying Fish

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Step inside the Flying Fish and discover a warm, welcoming ambiance that defines luxury dining at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Here, you’ll experience impeccable décor and menu featuring seafood.


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Jiko offers a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Featured menu items include steak, chicken, seafood and plant-based dishes are infused with a uniquely bold blend flavors and fragrant spices.

After dinner, be sure to check out the safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.


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Disney’s Grand Floridian is home to three signature dining locations! If you love seafood with a view of the Magic Kingdom, you may want to try Narcoossee’s.

Delight in elegant coastal offerings from land and sea at this waterfront hideaway. Narcoossee’s serves fresh seafood from local waters and around the globe. In addition, guests can choose from Prime New York Strip, Dry-Aged Pork Ribeye or the Filet Mignon and a Butter-Poached Lobster Tail combination.

Disney’s Grand Floridian is home to three signature dining locations!


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Tucked away inside the Grand Floridian Resort, Citricos is a whimsical and beautifully themed location. This restaurant features nods to Mary Poppins and offers fresh Florida cuisine with a Mediterranean influence.

Yachtsman Steakhouse

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Yachtsman Steakhouse is located at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort near EPCOT. Its location is easily accessible for guests at other EPCOT area hotels, too.

It has a bit of an upscale atmosphere with nautical theming. It’s relatively quiet for a Disney restaurant and has soft dimmed lighting creating a relaxing vibe.

California Grill

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For a stunning rooftop view of Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, grab a reservation at California Grill. You’ll find this delightful location at the Contemporary Resort. Dinner is the only meal here, but there are also special events held here such as the 50th Celebration in a private room.

Californian cuisine celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients with international flavors. The chefs blends new flavors techniques in a 3-course menu including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. This is currently the only choice here.

Topolino’s Terrace

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Savor exquisite French and Italian cuisine at dinner or begin your day with a delicious character breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace. Recently, they’ve made a few menu changes that you can see HERE.

At breakfast, you’ll meet your favorite Disney friends, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck in unique costumes.

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For dinner, get ready to indulge in fresh, delicious seafood and meat dishes, handmade pasta and decadent desserts infused with French and Italian flavors. Guests are encouraged to take in EPCOT fireworks from the rooftop terrace too.

Topolino’s Terrace offers rooftop viewing of EPCOT fireworks.

Theme Parks

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While you don’t think about fine dining at theme parks, Disney has a few wonderful spots to slow down and relax in luxury.

Le Cellier

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If you love the Canada’s Food & Wine steak and Cheddar Cheese soup, then you may want to try Le Cellier. You’ll find Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion at EPCOT.

To reach Le Cellier, you’ll go down to the cozy cellar of a Canadian château. Here, you can enjoy tender steaks, fresh seafood, cheesy poutine fries and other regional cuisine inspired by the provinces of Canada.

While this location is open lunch and dinner, the menu and price are the same.


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Tiffins Restaurant incorporates a unique menu including Spiced Chickpea Falafel, Charred Octopus, and Tamarind-braised Short Rib. 

It has 3 separate dining rooms each with authentic theming from the areas they represent, including original artwork by Joe Rohde. The entire theming revolves around travel and adventure.

Open for lunch and dinner, Tiffins is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom just outside Pandora’s entrance.

Monsieur Paul

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Make it an evening to remember at Monsieur Paul, a gourmet restaurant serving classic French cuisine at EPCOT’s France Pavilion. 

Here, you’ll discover a focused wine list, inventive twists on traditional French dinner and breathtaking views of World Showcase. The prix fixe menu, starting at $195, offers a gastronomic meal dining experience.

Hollywood Brown Derby

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Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Hollywood Brown Derby has one of my (Susan) absolute favorite salads! If you haven’t tried it before, I hope you’ll give the famous Cobb Salad a try.

Step into the Golden Age of Hollywood at this warm, wood-paneled restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine. For a less expensive dining experience, go early since this location is open for lunch and dinner.

The Hollywood Brown Derby is replica of the famous Brown Derby, a Tinseltown landmark steeped in glamour and glitz. The walls are adorned with caricatures of famous faces and the upscale atmosphere of the Golden Age of Hollywood.


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Immerse yourself in a truly creative dining experience in a quiet haven of peace, tranquility and beauty at Takumi-Tei.

Takumi-Tei, located at EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion, features 5 beautiful rooms, each inspired by a natural element–water, wood, earth, stone or washi paper. Diners here choose from The Omnivorous Course, starting at $250, and The Plant-based Course, starting at $150.

Disney Springs

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Disney Springs is such a huge shopping area that you may not think of upscale dining. However, there are a few uniquely themed spots that you may want to check out.


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Enjoy the best of land and sea here with an amazing water view. From fresh fish and a raw bar to premium steaks, chops, and pasta, the BOATHOUSE has something for everyone. In addition, the BOATHOUSE also offers a more casual outdoor menu of sandwiches, burgers and lobster rolls.


For authentic Spanish cuisine, head to Jaleo. The menu features a variety of authentic paellas cooked over a wood-fired paella pit, Spanish specialties, and signature dishes.

The decor here is vibrant and fun with tables separated by half walls to make dining feel more intimate.

STK Orlando

STK Steakhouse burger
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STK Orlando is a 2-story restaurant is an American steakhouse with a hip and energetic vibe. Unwind on the outdoor patio or dine indoors with an upbeat atmosphere.

Non-Disney Locations on Property

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There are also a few upscale locations worth trying on Disney property inside non-Disney owned resorts. For example, Disney’s Swan and Dolphin resorts boast Amare, Shula’s and Todd English’s bluezoo.

And at Capa Spanish Steakhouse, indulge in an unforgettable evening at this sleek restaurant located at the top of Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

Which of these dining locations is your favorite? Do you splurge for signature dining while at Disney or do you prefer less expensive options? Please let us know in the comments and share this post with a foodie friend.

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