Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit inside of The Beasts castle from Beauty and the Beast? Well at the Be Our Guest restaurant, in the Magic Kingdom, you can eat in one of the rooms in his castle! The dining rooms include the elegant ballroom, the West Wing of the Beast’s castle or the stunning Rose Gallery. We have always been seated in the ballroom and love feeling like we are really in the movie.
How expensive is Be Our Guest restaurant?
Be Our Guest restaurant cant be a bit pricey depending on what you get.
For breakfast and lunch, the prices can range from $15-$35 for adults and $9-$15 for kids age 3-9.
When it comes to dinner, they recently changed their menu to a 3 course Prix Fixe menu like they do at Cinderellas Royal Table. This means you pay a set price and can choose anything from the menu. Prices are $55 for adults and $35 for children ages 3 to 9.
If you are using the dining plan then Breakfast counts as 1 quick service credit, Lunch counts as 1 quick service credit and the new dinner menu counts as 2 table service credits.
What time does Be Our Guest restaurant open?
Breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant is served from 8 am-10:30 am – I love getting a reservation first thing at 8 am so that we are in the park before it opens and that way we are done eating just in time to race over to Mine Train without a long wait!
Lunch at Be Our Guest restaurant is served from 11 am-2:30 pm – For lunch, I like to eat a bit later, maybe around 1-1:30 pm to take a break while the lines build back up after everyone else has already eaten.
Dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant is served from 4 pm to as early as 6 pm or as late at 10 pm seasonally. Dinner can vary for us depending on what FastPasses we have for the evening but we tend to like to eat after 6 pm to recharge before the fireworks!
Do I need advanced dining reservations?
Reservations are in my opinion a must. You could chance it and walk up to the entrance and hope that they have a table but this is definitely one of the most popular restaurants in the Magic Kingdom so I would also book this one as soon as possible, ideally at the 180-day mark for Be Our Guest restaurant.
Eating at Be Our Guest restaurant
I personally really only feel that lunch is a good value at Be Our Guest restaurant. But if you’ve never eaten here before though and you’re really wanting to get in on this dining experience. Then go for any at all, it doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I definitely think it’s worth it to enjoy the experience no matter what at least once.
After that, I would go for lunch generally speaking. I feel that breakfast and dinner are a little overpriced for what you’re going to get and you get the same ambiance no matter what time you go.
Once you have your reservation for Be Our Guest restaurant the hard part’s over. But you’ll want to show up 15 minutes before your reservation. As you’re looking at the beast castle there’s a bridge that leads up to it. Now before you get onto the bridge to the left is a little turret, you can check-in right there with a couple of cast members that will be waiting to help you.
Once you’ve checked in you’re going to want to go down the right side of the bridge if you want to avoid anyone leaving Be Our Guest restaurant who will be hugging the left side. At the end of the bridge is some self-serve ice water, but I’m going to admit that I see that empty pretty often, especially if it’s even remotely warm outside.
At this point, they’re also going to give you a menu to start looking over. Once you finish the ordering process it is up to you to seat yourself in Be Our Guest restaurant.
The Dining Rooms at Be Our Guest restaurant
You do have a choice of three different rooms to dine in. The first room you enter after ordering is the ballroom and it is so pretty personally this is my favorite room to dine in. It’s just so gorgeous and magical I absolutely love it. I do feel like this is the room to go to if you have a smaller party 1 to 4 people because they tend to be a lot of smaller tables in that room.
From the ballroom, the room to your right is going to be the gallery. This room is also very pretty and there’s a lot of little things that you can walk around and look at. I don’t feel it’s quite as distracting though as the other dining rooms.
There is a gigantic spinning music box with Beast and Belle dancing. It’s very cute but after you watch them revolve a couple of times it wears itself out. Some of the other rooms are a little more distracting though and they have a little bit more visually going on. This might be a good reason to dine in the gallery if you have some distracted little ones at Be Our Guest restaurant.
If they are easily distracted and you want them to just finish eating then maybe try the gallery. I also feel like it’s usually easier to find bigger tables in that room so if you have a larger party another good reason to dine in there.
The West Wing
From the ballroom to your left is the West Wing, this is clearly the showstopper room of Be Our Guest restaurant. It’s got the most going on, it’s the smallest, it’s usually hot and it’s also kind of dark in there so I personally find it a little bit difficult to actually eat in that room. I honestly kind of recommend dining in one of the other rooms especially if you’ve been in the West Wing before.
Because after you dine, you can walk around and see the whole restaurant take your time and get pictures and videos. There’s definitely more to see and do in the West Wing but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to sit there and eat for it.
Also, in that room, as the storm builds check out Prince Adam’s portrait. There’s also the enchanted rose which is absolutely beautiful and you should definitely check that out before you leave the Be Our Guest restaurant.
Pro Tip For Eating at Be Our Guest Restaurant
I definitely recommend taking a look at the children’s menu section. It’s going to be very similar items to the entrees at Be Our Guest restaurant with some slight shifts and they are going to be slightly smaller portions. But I personally feel they’re a better bargain for the amount you’re going to pay. The items do tend to be slightly different on the kids’ menu; for instance, instead of a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, it’s just a grilled cheese sandwich.
It still includes a side and it also includes a beverage, and you can get juice or milk but I personally recommend getting the water. It’s going to be bottled water and a small one at that, but still, that’s really convenient to just throw in your bag and take it with you when you leave. Then you can top off your own water bottle later at your convenience or you can drink it in Be Our Guest restaurant. I just feel like that’s a little extra added benefit you get with only a slightly less amount of food.
Breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant
Most of the food that is offered at Be Our Guest Restaurant is French-inspired. For breakfast, they have Croque Madame which is an Open-faced Ham Sandwich topped with a Fried Egg, Gruyere Cheese, and Béchamel and one of my favorites! They also offer crepes, quiche and of course the feast a la Gaston with Scrambled Eggs, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Apple Smoked Bacon, and Sausage. All meals come with a selection of pastries and fresh fruit.
For the kiddos who may not be as adventurous, they have scrambled eggs, crepes, french toast, cereal, and oatmeal.
For quicker service, you can pre-order in the My Disney Experience app 30 days to even 5 minutes before your reservation.
Lunch at Be Our Guest restaurant
For lunch Be Our Guest restaurant offers some great soups and salads for lighter fare, along with Braised pork which is delicious, Slow-cooked Pork with Mushrooms, Onions, Carrots, and Bacon served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean as well as a few sandwiches including a french dip sandwich.
For the kids, they offer Meatloaf, Turkey Sandwich, slow-cooked pork, Grilled shrimp, Macaroni with marinara sauce, and grilled cheese with turkey noodle soup.
For quicker service at Be Our Guest Restaurant, you can pre-order in the My Disney Experience app 30 days to even 5 minutes before your reservation.
Dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant
Dinner is now a Prix Fixe menu where you pay one price for anything on the 3-course menu
Appetizers (choose 1)
Escargot, Charred Octopus, Mixed Field Greens, Maine Lobster Bisque, French Onion Soup or Assorted Meats, and Artisanal Cheese Selection.
Entrees (choose 1)
Center-cut Filet Mignon, Spice-dusted Lamb Chops, Saffron-infused Seafood Bouillabaisse, Smoked Ricotta and Corn Tortellini, Poulet Rouge Chicken and Roasted Pork Tenderloin.
Dessert Trio (everyone gets)
Almond Macaron, Dark Chocolate Truffle, and the famous White Chocolate “Chip” Cup with Grey Stuff.
The kids get to make their own choices as well…
Appetizers (choose one)
Iceberg Wedge Salad, House-made Peach Applesauce or Fruit and Cheese Plate
Entrees (choose 1)
Seared Shrimp Skewer, Pan-seared Chicken Breast, Grilled Beef Tenderloin or House-made Macaroni & Cheese
Dessert (choose 1)
Dessert trio like listed above or seasonal fruit.
Where Can I See a Menu For Be Our Guest Restaurant?
They changed the menu items for Be Our Guest restaurant in September of 2018. This almost instantly made Be Our Guest restaurant the #1 value restaurant when looking for a place to use your Disney Dining Plan Credits.
Because of the changes in the menu, I would strongly urge you to check out the menu on Disney’s website. For any further updates on the menu, you can go over there and flip between breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. You can also view the menus on the My Disney Experience app.
What Is The “grey stuff” at Be Our Guest Restaurant?
“try the grey stuff, it’s delicious, don’t believe me? ask the dishes!”
Everyone wants to try it but honestly, when I first saw it I was a little nervous… I mean… it is grey! It is actually really yummy, imagine the filling of an Oreo whipped up with some of the chocolate cookie bits to create a fluffy creamy dessert! If you like Oreo’s you will love the grey stuff!
What Characters Are at Be Our Guest restaurant?
During breakfast and lunch, there are not any characters that you can meet at Be Our Guest restaurant. However, if you have dinner there, after your meal you are directed to the Masters Library where you can meet and have your picture taken with The Beast himself! My daughter was a bit nervous at first but she warmed up to him quickly.
More Beauty and The Beast
One thing that we always like to do before or after having a meal at Be Our Guest restaurant is to head over to Enchanted Tales with Belle. It is the perfect thing to go along with your dining experience.
At Enchanted Tales, with Belle, you can relive that magic of Beauty and the Beast as you reenact the tale with Belle and Lumiere. Be prepared to join in the fun as you are asked to take part in the fun! One last fun thing to do that will also go along with your day is to meet Gaston near his tavern.
If you are looking for a great location for a meal with beautiful decorations you really should check out Be Our Guest restaurant. We have gone enough times that we feel like we don’t have to do it again but we are really happy that we have experienced it a few times. It really is a restaurant that you have to try at least once.