It’s no April’s Fool Day joke — Narcoossee’s, the iconic Walt Disney World Signature Dining experience, reopened on April 1st. The restaurant has offered guests the charm of a Victorian seaside at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa since 1988.
Narcoossee’s was originally an oyster bar, so Disney used local oyster shells to construct its new bar as a way to pay homage to the restaurant’s origin. The newly renovated space offers panoramic views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom‘s nighttime fireworks display, bringing guests on a journey from land to sea.
The restaurant’s refresh celebrates its past while stepping boldly into its future. Chef Noah Estabrook has debuted delicious new options and brought back several guest-favorite dishes that are inspired by coastal cuisine. The menu has a mixture of seafood and land-based fare, including plant-based choices.
Some of the new dishes are an ocean-inspired charcuterie board, beef and ricotta tortelloni, roasted vegetable paella and blackened redfish. Returning dishes are a classic bisque, plancha-seared scallops with Parisian gnocchi and Narcoossee’s famed New York Strip Steak.
Guests can imbibe with Victorian-inspired cocktails, zero-proof beverages or a selection of carefully curated wines chosen by Proprietor Matt Cristi. Pastry Chef Kristine Famer’s delightful dessert menu includes everything from the classic almond-crusted cheesecake with Lambert cherry sauce and Chantilly cream to a new Berry Pavlova.
For additional information or to make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance, guests can visit DisneyWorld.com or call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3862). There is a two hour cancellation policy. Failure to cancel with two hours’ notice will result in a $10 per person charge on the credit card used for the reservation. Please keep in mind that this is a fine dining experience and guests are expected to dress accordingly.