Exploring Disney World’s Signature Dining Experiences


Disney World is home to many dining experiences that range from casual to fine dining. Disney’s signature dining experiences are gourmet options that allow guests to experience delicious fine dining. Guests can expect stunning dining rooms, top-notch service, and diverse and delicious menus. There are several signature dining locations throughout Disney World and each contain their own unique experience. When guests reserve signature dining they should expect to dress for the occasion as these restaurants don’t allow swimwear, coverups, tank tops, or hats. If you are interested in experiencing Disney signature dining during your vacation then join us as we explore your options.

Tiffins Restaurant

Our first signature dining experience is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and perfectly embodies the spirit of the park. Tiffins Restaurant is a cultural exploration through food and guests can expect to experience exotic flavors like cardamon-spiced veal and charred octopus.

Tiffins Restaurant Food
Tiffins Restaurant Food. Photo: Disney

The Hollywood Brown Derby

An authentic replica of the iconic Brown Derby restaurant has a home within Hollywood Studios. Guests can feel like old Hollywood royalty as they try the famous Cobb Salad that so many celebrities loved as well as escargot and oyster-brie soup. Guests will love all of the reference to Hollywood seen throughout the dining room.

Disney's Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Brown Derby. Photo: Emily Murray

Le Cellier Steakhouse

EPCOT’s Canada pavilion is home to Le Cellier Steakhouse, fine-dining steakhouse experience that serves the best steaks alongside unique offerings like bison in a sophisticated dining room. Guests can experience the tastes of Canada with gourmet poutine dishes and Canadian Cheese Soup.

Le Cellier Steakhouse
Le Cellier Steakhouse. Photo: Disney

Monsieur Paul

Experience the finest French cuisine with Monsieur Paul at EPCOT’s France Pavilion. This gourmet restaurant offers a Prix Fixe meal that begins at $195 per adult and includes a starter cocktail, appetizer, a meat course, cheese, dessert, and digestif. This restaurant is limited to guests aged 10 and above.

Monsieur Paul. Photo: Disney


Experience gourmet Japanese cuisine and sushi at Takumi-Tei located in the Japan pavilion at EPCOT. This restaurant serves a Prix-fixe meal starting at $250 per adult for the carnivore course and $150 for the plant-based course. Guests can expect the finest Japanese meats as well as sushi and sashimi. This restaurant is limited to guests aged 8 and above.

EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion. Photo: Disney

California Grill

On the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort you’ll find California Grill, an incredible fine-dining experience serving a 3-course gourmet meal of California’s best dishes. Guests can choose from a selection of entrees including pork tenderloin, venison, pumpkin ravioli, and more. California Grill boasts a stunning view of Magic Kingdom; perfect for viewing the nightly fireworks spectacular.

California Grill
California Grill. Photo: Disney

Victoria & Albert’s

Grand Floridian’s finest restaurant, and perhaps the finest in all of Disney World, is Victoria & Albert’s. This restaurant is for guests aged 10 and up and has been awarded the AAA Five Diamon Award yearly since 2000. Your meal here is up to the chef but you can expect to experience incredible gourmet cuisine. Victoria & Albert’s does require that guests dress in formal or semi-formal attire.

Victoria and Albert's
Victoria & Albert’s Dining Experience. Photo: Disney


This Mary Poppins themed restaurant is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and serves a sophisticated menu that Mary Poppins would approve of. Guests can enjoy guava-barbecued short ribs, and oak-grilled filet mignon. The dining room is reminiscent of the film’s garden scene.

A piece of white fish served with a salad of asparagus, mushrooms and potatoes - Citricos
White fish served with a salad of asparagus, mushrooms and potatoes – Citricos

Flying Fish

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is where you can find Flying Fish, a signature dining experience for seafood-lovers everywhere. This restaurant features an open kitchen so you can watch as chefs cook up incredible seafood dishes like lobster bisque, salmon, scallops, lobster tail, and more.

Flying Fish Cafe Entree
Flying Fish Cafe Entree. Photo: Disney


Located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko is a celebration of African flavors. The menu changes seasonally so guests might get a new experience each time they dine. Guests can currently expect seafood tagine, Botswanan short ribs, cocoa-crusted venison, and so much more.

Unique Food at Jiko. Photo: Disney


This waterfront restaurant is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and serves a wonderful menu of both land and sea. Narcoossee’s offers a great view of Bay Lake and guests can enjoy their coastal cuisine while they watch Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show, or the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.

Narcoossee’s Dining Room
Narcoossee’s Dining Room Decor. Photo: Disney

Topolino’s Terrace

Disney’s newest DVC resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, is home to an incredible signature dining experience. By day, Topolino’s Terrace is a lively character breakfast with Mickey and friends, but by night it transforms into a European-inspired rooftop restaurant.

Topolino's Terrace
Topolino’s Terrace. Photo: Disney

Yachtsman Steakhouse

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is home to Yachtsman Steakhouse, a New England style steakhouse serving the best steaks and fish entrees. Featuring an open kitchen, guests can watch as chefs prepare the finest butcher’s cut for their meal.

Yachtsman Steakhouse Dining Room
Yachtsman Steakhouse Dining Room. Photo: Disney.

Do you enjoy Disney signature dining experiences? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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