Incredible dining at Walt Disney World is not only found at the four theme parks but also at the multitude of resorts found around the Walt Disney World property. Some of the best and most exclusive restaurants are actually located at these hotels. Today, we’re looking at which of these restaurants are the most expensive. We compared all of the “sit down” restaurants at the Disney World resorts. These included buffet restaurants, signature restaurants, character restaurants. Anything that requires, or expects, guests to be giving a gratuity along with their meal was included. How we figured out which restaurants made the list was similar to how we made up the best and worst lists for the Disney Dining Plan. We looked at each of the menus, selected the least expensive entree, least expensive dessert and least expensive alcoholic beverage and added it together. All of these items are a part of the Disney Dining Plan offerings. The restaurants with the biggest bill when adding up these choices were crowned the most expensive. So let’s take a look.
Citrico’s is a signature restaurant located on the second floor of the Grand Floridian Resort. Citrico’s hosts a beautiful view of the Grand Floridian resort, with huge windows looking onto the property. Many guests like to line up a reservation here with the nighttime fireworks to be able to enjoy the display in the sky. Citrico’s has a limited menu, which doesn’t leave much room for less expensive entrees. The cheapest meal on the menu is the Quinoa & Provencal Ratatouille costing $33. The dessert menu has a higher ticket price than many of the other restaurants, with a minimum of $11. The least expensive alcoholic beverage on the menu is $14. So when you add these items together you get a bill of $58 per person.
4. ‘Ohana and Cape May Cafe
Tied for 4th place are ‘Ohana and Cape May Cafe. Both restaurants are only open for breakfast and dinner. Not serving lunch. They both have characters at breakfast only. ‘Ohana is found at the Polynesian Resort and is an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant, a restaurant that has your food brought to your table on platters and will be refilled as needed. The food is Hawaiian inspired. Cape May Cafe is located at Disney’s Beach Club resort on Crescent Lake. This restaurant is a buffet style restaurant. In the morning you’ll find your traditional breakfast choices, in the evening the fare is seafood focused. Both restaurants charge $55 per adult, and then when you add on an alcoholic beverage you’re looking at a bill over $60 per adult.
3. 1900 Park Fare
One of the many restaurants found at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort, 1900 Park Fare is the resort’s buffet style character restaurant. 1900 Park Fare is typically open for breakfast and dinner. There are different characters featured at each meal. For more on that click here. 1900 Park Fare’s breakfast serves your typical breakfast foods: breakfast meats, fruits, pancakes, yogurts, breakfast potatoes and their special strawberry soup. At dinner time, there’s a carving station with two different meats, salads, pastas and seafood. A meal here costs $60 per adult, and then you add on an alcoholic beverage your total will be close to or surpass $70 per adult. Placing 1900 Park Fare 3rd on our list.
2. Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
Found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point hosts a storybook dining event with characters from Snow White. This meal has a flat rate of $60 per adult. The meal includes appetizers for the table, an entree of your choice and a set of desserts for the table. The meal costs the same as the above mentioned 1900 Park Fare but on the drink menu the cheapest drinks have a higher ticket price. Which means you’ll surely surpass $70 per adult. For a review on Story Book Dining at Artist Point click here.
1.Victoria & Albert’s
The top of the list is Disney World’s most exclusive restaurant Victoria & Albert’s. This top of the line restaurant serves a 7 course or 10 course meal. The 7 course meal costs $185 per guest, and this does not include the alcoholic beverages. Victoria & Albert’s is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and far surpasses the cost of any other restaurant on property.
There you have it friends, the 5 (well 6) most expensive Disney World resort restaurants. Were you surprised that 2 of them were buffet style restaurants? The buffet style restaurants carry a premium cost which places them high on our other lists of most expensive restaurants found at the theme parks, for more on that click here.
If you’re looking for more ideas on planning your visit to Disney World, take a look at these previous posts about dining at Walt Disney World: