about be our guest Quick Service
Location: Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
Cost: $15 – 34.99 for breakfast, $14.99 and under for lunch (according to Disney’s site, but the menu has items as high as $16.99), Disney Dining Plan accepted
Characters: None! Make sure you’re not booking this dining experience with the hopes of seeing Belle or the Beast. You can usually meet the Beast at Be Our Guest for dinner though!
Reservations: Highly suggested! This is the only quick service restaurant that takes reservations and with good reason. There’s a good chance you won’t get in without them! Log in to the Disney website, your My Disney Experience app, or call (407) 939-3463.
Theme: Beast’s Castle, French cuisine
Food: The French inspired menu has some really delicious options that can be a welcome respite from chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers. Picky eaters may be limited in their options though.
Rating: 3 out of 5 frying pans
Things to Know: Consider ordering your meal through the MDE app, so you can skip the long line to order! Also, there are not characters at Be Our Guest during breakfast and lunch. You’ll usually find Beast at dinner though! If you really want to meet Belle, head next door to the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction after you eat!
While You’re There: Explore all of the dining rooms inside the castle! There are so many beautiful details that you’ll miss, if you stay put in one room! Also, stop by the stained glass window on your way out for a great photo op!
About Our Experience(s)
The atmosphere of the castle is really exciting for Beauty and the Beast fans. The quick service environment is definitely a little different though. When you enter the castle doors, you’ll go to the right and wait in line to place your orders on touch screens. Then, you’ll head into the dining rooms to look for an available table.
When we arrived, we were surprised to find such a long line to order! I now totally understand why people encourage you to order online ahead of time. I was very glad we had a dining reservation, as I doubt we would have been able to dine without one.
For this particular dining experience, we had our extended family with us – 14 people in total. We were disappointed that even with our reservation, we wouldn’t be able to sit together. While I understand that it’s self-seated quick service, I wish they’d noted somewhere that most tables only seat 4 guests (with some 8 tops) and that large parties will likely not be able to sit together. I was also disappointed by the lack of assistance from the cast members to help us find seating. This was our only meal all together and we would have definitely made reservations elsewhere, if we’d known that there’d be no chance of sitting together. It defeated the point! Still, we rallied. The environment of the castle is so gorgeous and it’s impossible to stay upset in such a beautiful space.
I could eat the french onion soup for every meal forever – it is so delicious. I was underwhelmed with my croque monsieur though. It was just okay. My cousin shared my same feelings. Todd is a somewhat picky eater and settled on the french dip sandwich, which he enjoyed, but wasn’t so outstanding that he’d want to eat it again. Ruby enjoyed her grilled cheese and turkey noodle soup, the same meal she’d eaten when we had dinner at BOG. We also split a few desserts and it was universally decided that the grey stuff (Master’s Cupcake) is indeed delicious. Don’t believe us? Ask the dishes (or toddler)!
Overall, we were left with an “ehh” feeling. The castle is beautiful and the food was good enough, but we don’t understand the craze and probably won’t eat lunch there again. Maybe stop in for a french onion soup and Master’s Cupcake snack though!