Since it was our 5th anniversary we wanted to celebrate somewhere nice and romantic. We couldn’t afford the critically acclaimed Victoria and Albert’s so we decided on Narcoossee’s. Located at the Grand Floridian Resort, this hexagon-shaped restaurant sits on the Seven Seas Lagoon right off of the pier and has a great view of the Magic Kingdom. It is more formal that most Walt Disney World restaurants with its walls of windows, hardwood floors and high ceilings. We had made our ADR for 8:30 so that we’d be able to see Wishes! and Electric Water Pageant. We arrived about 15 minutes early to check in and waited for table outside on the deck that surround the restaurant.
Many of the desserts sounded wonderful but we decided on the Almond-Crusted Cheesecake (8), served with a Lambert cherry sauce - “Year of A Million Dreams Inspired“ and the Artisan Cheeses (12), Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Midnight Moon and Fourme D’Ambert served with walnut toast and topped with varies accompaniments and 2 French-pressed coffees (5.95). These were evenly shared between the two of us. The cheese plate was arranged with the least bold at the top with the fullest flavor at the bottom. All the cheeses were delicious and my husband said the Fourme D’Ambert was one of the best blue cheeses that he’s had. As for the cheesecake, I wish I had ordered another one to eat later. This was by far the best cheesecake I have ever had anywhere. It was light, creamy and had the perfect amount of almond flavor to it. The almonds on the outside and the tad bit of cherry sauce were a nice touch. This was my favorite dessert of the entire trip. I can’t describe how sinfully delicious this was.
This by no means was an inexpensive meal, our check came to $231 not including tip. However we were on the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan ($69 per person per night) so the only thing that we didn’t have covered was the wine and tip. So not including the 2 snacks for the day and other table service we ended up spending $51.46 less than we paid for the plan that day. If you are on the DxDDP this is well worth the two credits.
This was one of the best Disney restaurant experiences that I have had. I highly recommend trying it. It’s beautifully elegant and has a great menu. Even though the restaurant focuses on seafood there are several choices for those who prefer something other than seafood. There is even a dish for vegetarians. Narcoossee’s is a great place to celebrate a special occasion, have a romantic night out or even just to treat yourself to something nice. I know we will definitely be back if not to celebrate another anniversary then just to have an enjoyable night out.