Dining at Walt Disney World is not only eating mickey waffles with characters. Walt Disney World hosts some incredible restaurants beyond the family friendly go to’s. Disney World has a category of restaurants termed Signature Restaurants, these restaurants are high end. They have a dress code, they are high priced. Each Deluxe Resort hosts a Signature Restaurant, there’s at least one at each park and there are a few found in Disney Springs. One of these Signature Restaurants is found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Yachtsman Steakhouse.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is found on Crescent Lake, within walking distance of both Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Also within walking distance of one of the skyliner stops. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is filled with nautical nods, with a large globe decorating the lobby, deep blue carpeting laid out on the floors and of course there’s miniature ships found around the grounds. Yachtsman Steakhouse carries through this theme. The restaurant has lots of beautiful windows overlooking the resort’s grounds, the art work that adorns the walls is of ships and naval crews, and there is a lot of wood from the floor to the ceiling.
Yachtman’s Steakhouse is known for its steaks. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you get a glance at the butcher freshly cutting the meat being ordered. You can choose between an 8-oz filet mignon, 14-oz prime rib, 12-oz New York Strip Steak or a 16-oz rib eye. There are also other entrees for those who don’t love steak. There’s pork chops, chicken, a vegetarian dish, seafood cioppinio and a catch of the day.
We dined here on our baby moon. During this trip we were on the Deluxe Dining Plan and tried to eat at as many Signature Restaurants as possible. We dined at Monsieur Paul at Disney’s Epcot, we dined at Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge (before it became a character dining experience) and we dined at Yachtsman Steakhouse. This was our final meal of our trip and it was worth the wait. We had an incredible server, who spent time with us, getting to know us and helped us decide our best options for our meal. Because we were on the Deluxe Dining Plan we each enjoyed an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. As well as beverages.
For my appetizer I had the Wedge Salad. It was not only delicious but beautiful to look at. One of the things I love about the Signature Restaurants is they don’t pile on the food. So often at restaurants I end up with more than I can eat, or even enjoy. But at these Signature Restaurants they give you the amount you need to enjoy to the food without being overwhelmed.
For my entree I chose the Filet Mignon. I often choose this cut of meat but had order’s remorse once my husband’s meal arrived. He’d ordered the prime rib, which was cooked perfectly and had delicious sauces to enhance the flavours of the meat.
My dessert was incredible! I ordered the S’Mores dessert, which was the special. It was a dish of ice cream topped with sauce, chocolate and marshmallows. I still think about it to this day and don’t think I could find it anywhere else.
Out of all the Signature Restaurants that are available at Walt Disney World, I wouldn’t put this at the top of your list. There are a few others that I would definitely enjoy first before heading here. Hollywood Brown Derby, Le Cellier, Monsieur Paul, Narcoossee’s to name a few.
Yachtsman Steakhouse isn’t that expensive though when you compare the cost of the many dining options found at Walt Disney World. A meal at Storybook Dining at Artist Point is $70 per adult, that’s without an alcoholic beverage. At Yachtsman, if you choose a non steak entree (average $40), a dessert (average $13) and a drink (average $16) you’re ending up around the same price.
I don’t think we’ll be back here any time soon, there are still a few more Signature Restaurants that we want to try. And there are others I would repeat again before making our way back here.
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