Narcoossees’s at the Grand Floridian Resort

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in WDW and we wanted a restaurant that fitted the occasion. One that was intimate, romantic and luxurious. We chose Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian Resort.  They are a signature restaurant and take the Disney Dining Plan, but charge 2 Table Service credits per person. You receive one entree, one beverage (alchoholic if you are of age on 2018’s plan) and one dessert per person.

Narcoossee’s overlooks Seven Seas Lagoon and gives gorgeous views of the Magic Kingdom, it’s an especially great place to view the fireworks after dinner. While some request a window seat in hopes to enjoy the show, chances are someone outside will stand by the window and block your view.  Plan to view from outside and you won’t be disappointed, be sure and let your server know if you plan to return to your table.

We arrived a bit early for our reservation but were seated easily.  I had mentioned it was our anniversary when I book the reservation, our menus had a special little touch to help us celebrate.

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For dinner I ordered the twin lobster tails, poached in butter. It was served with corn souffle and asparagus. One lobster tail was a cooked to perfection, tender, buttery and delicious. The other was a bit underdone. I mentioned it to the server and at first he said that’s just the difference in butter poaching vs steamed. But when I pointed out the two tails tasted different he quickly said he’d get a fresh one. He came back after a bit with two new tails that were as delicious as the first.  My husband ordered the Grass Fed Filet, served with Golden Mash and spring vegetables.  We added the Narcoossee’s signature potatoes that I’ve seen raved about on discussion boards. They were indeed indulgent and delicious.

 

For dessert we chose the Narcoossee’s Candy Bar- a dark chocolate mocha bar with house made chocolate gelato. It fit in well with the meal, rich and creamy. They presented it with a bit of flair to celebrate.

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The food was good, the atmosphere romantic. The only thing lackluster was our service. The server himself was friendly and enthusiastic, but he would disappear for long periods of time. It was a busy night, not a long wait for tables but they were constantly being seated. I believe they did not have enough servers on the floor for a restaurant of this caliber. Having worked in the industry I’m always watching how busy vs how many employees are working on the floor. You can usually tell when your server is busy vs lazy pretty easily.  We didn’t feel as well taken care of as we should have for a WDW Signature restaurant.  I enjoyed everything else about Narcoosee’s but it didn’t live me in awe like other places have.

 

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