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How's The Food at Be Our Guest

We got our lunch FastPass+ for Be Our Guest next month, now I'm wondering - how's the food?

What did you have to eat? What were the highlights and the lows of the menu for you? Got pictures? Post them here!

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I've never been for lunch - but we were there for a Saturday night dinner in September (not sure how I managed to swing such a prime-time spot... Likely my chiselled features!). We were dining in the West Wing - though from what I understand they only have the one dining room opened for lunch - and it's the one that features the spinning statue of Belle and the Beast!

The food selection was amazing - and all the napkins came folded as roses... Not sure why this had me freaking out, but I have probably six or seven photos of the amazing napkins.

If you get a chance - try the grey stuff... It is, as advertised, delicious.

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** DOUBLE ALL THE POSTS! yay

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I'll give it 2 thumbs up for lunch. We've been several times and haven't been disappointed yet. The Pork dish is great (their pork version of coq au vin), but a little too heavy in the middle of a sweltering day; the salad nicoisse is pretty good; and the roast beef sandwich is my personal favorite.

I also tend to dislike the desserts at the various counter service restaurants - this was no exception.

But you can't beat, air conditioning, china, and real silverware for counter service dining.

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I'm another big fan of the beef sandwich, for a counter service it's amazing, with real plates and cutlery. I think the grey stuff Is better on the evening menu so I had the lemon meringue cupcake, when I get to my laptop I will post photos.

The theming is great the only bit you don't get at lunch is to meet Beast and you don't get to carry lumiere, (eep spelling) to your table.

Your food once ordered/ confirmed (if you pre order) comes to find you, a neat trick.

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Awwwww that's fab that you got in honey! Yaaaay! I LOVED the turkey sandwich, Sy loved the steak. What you thinking of ordering?

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I had the croquet monsieur which I liked. I didn't get dessert as I wanted to get dessert some place I hadn't eaten before.

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Everything we had was amazing! Sitting in the ballroom of my favorite movie brought tears to my eyes. I could barely sit still I was so excited. We were there for lunch had 12:30 ADR if I remember correctly. Loved the order before you go option. If you change your mind after you do that you can change the order there.

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Awwwww that's fab that you got in honey! Yaaaay! I LOVED the turkey sandwich, Sy loved the steak. What you thinking of ordering?

Thank you! yay

Honestly, I'm stuck between the braised pork and the steak sandwich. I do plan on using a snack credit too for a bowl of french onion soup, and I plan on the Masters Cupcake for dessert. Maybe I can convince my hubby that he needs one and I need the other and we can split it.

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The triple chocolate cupcake looks delish too!

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I had the croque monsieur which I wasn't a fan of. Erik had the turkey sandwich which he liked and we split the masters cupcake to try the grey stuff. It was good but I didn't find it to be anything special. I'm hoping to snag another FP for lunch on our September trip so I can try something else crossfingers

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I enjoyed the croque monsieur. In fact, we've been twice and that's what I ordered both times. It was pretty good and nothing else on the menu really jumped out at me. To be honest, from what I've seen and tasted of the food here, it's good, but not better than my other MK favorites, but It's such a cool experience to eat in the Beast's castle that the food is really secondary. Now that we've done it, we don't go out of our way to eat here unless we're traveling with a huge Beauty & the Beast fan (that's how we ended up going a second time). If you have a FP, it's a nice treat at lunchtime, but if you don't have a FP or get in line an hour early, it's more effort than I'm willing to spend on food. Sometimes they shut down the line and won't even let you queue to get in. You have to keep checking back to see if the line is open or sometimes the CM's will take pity on you and give you a firm return time.

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I'm not the best at photo taking but here is the Beef sandwich and the Lemon Cupcake.

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I am a sucker for sprinkles or other "crunchies" on desserts, so those two cupcakes look awesome! One of my most favorite WDW cupcakes ever was the Olaf Carrot Cake cupcakes this summer because it had these awesome sugar crunchies on top (and the cream cheese frosting/carrot cake was DELICIOUS). What exactly are those little beads on the masters and triples chocolate cupcakes???

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I have to be honest, I am not a fan. The Croque Monsieur was dry and dense. Although I normally prefer granary bread it was too heavy for this sandwich, the fries were cold. My husband had the roast beef sandwich. The beef was raw/rare and very chewy. He said he felt sick after eating some of it. I hated the grey stuff and the cupcake was too sweet with very little flavour. Our food took 30 minutes to find us (they aim for 11 minutes). Probably the worst quick service food we have Had in Disney. However, the restaurant is beautiful and worth going just for the theming even if the food is terrible.

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I have been following this thread with a great deal of interest. We received an invitation to lunch fast passes and decided to give it a try. With the mixed reviews about the food I am hoping we will not be disappointed.

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I will have to agree with Miss Mikki, we did not enjoy the food at all. If you never saw we would say go, but our meals were very unimpressive.

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We got the braised pork and the tuna Nicoise salad. They were good, but not good enough to make dealing with the crowds worthwhile. We've gotten invitations for the lunch FastPasses twice since then and ignored them.

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We were so excited when we got a FP to try it out on our last vacation. The CM was frustrated with us. We hadn't ordered ahead, and we were cut ahead. Had no idea what we were ordering, because no one bothered to give us a menu. Got through that. Was very impressed with the restaurant itself. When my Croque Monsieur arrived it was burnt on one side and cold. The server disappeared awfully fast, so no one to complain to. The guys had the roast beef, which they said was OK, but not great. DS also had the French onion soup. Also not great. He said it tasted kind of watery, and wasn't hot. DD got the kids meal. Again, just OK.

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Yowza! That's a mixed bag of reviews for sure.

Mousedreaming - can you tell me more about your experience with not pre-ordering. My whole family decided that we didn't want to pre-order because we don't want to be rushed and that seemed like a little too quick serve to us.

I'm disappointed with the Croque Monsieur just looking at the pictures. That should be a much more luscious looking sandwich and not so dry. I read on the DFB that AJ thought they had changed "The Grey Stuff" and that it's less delicious than it was when the restaurant first opened.

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I have to add that I was disappointed for both lunch and dinner. Food just not nearly on par with other places. I had kids Mahi Mahi for lunch - cold and dry. I had chicken Provencal for dinner - not great either. Tables really close together so that you were really sitting with your neighbors. sad

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The system could not find my pre-Order but the CM's on that day were very helpful in getting me to order again.

There are 2 types of Grey Stuff, in the day it is a cupcake and in the evening it is on a brownie.

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The food and service were more than adequate for an enjoyable meal. It's expensive, but like most things at Disney, you're there for the atmosphere. It's a "counter service" restaurant so you do not have a server and you do not tip. Get there early and you'll have your pick of rooms and tables, and for the first 15 mins it's nice and quiet. Be sure to walk around and look at the other rooms.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Yowza! That's a mixed bag of reviews for sure.

Mousedreaming - can you tell me more about your experience with not pre-ordering. My whole family decided that we didn't want to pre-order because we don't want to be rushed and that seemed like a little too quick serve to us.

I'm disappointed with the Croque Monsieur just looking at the pictures. That should be a much more luscious looking sandwich and not so dry. I read on the DFB that AJ thought they had changed "The Grey Stuff" and that it's less delicious than it was when the restaurant first opened.

This was back in March last year, and it was a weird day at the parks, so I guess I always hoped it was an off day? DD and I were meeting up with the boys, and we had to make our way around filming for The Middle, so it was a crazy day at the park. This was also before you had to have a FP+ or you are out of luck. There was a huge line, and I have to admit, it was nice just walking in front of all the people waiting.

Thinking back--and of course things could have changed since then-- once we were checked in, and it was determined we hadn't pre ordered, they should have handed us a menu. We didn't stop in a line until we were at the ordering kiosk, and with 4 of us not entirely sure what we wanted, the CM was down right rude. Really should have sent an email or something (about all of it) but never got around to it. Afterwards, we wished we had just eaten at Columbia Harbour House.

I am still glad we tried it. Glad we got to wander around after and check out the different rooms. But, that's about it.

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Mousedreaming wrote:
Thinking back--and of course things could have changed since then-- once we were checked in, and it was determined we hadn't pre ordered, they should have handed us a menu.

OK cool. I'll keep it in my head that we need to see menus before we hit the cash register. Maybe I'll even print them out and let the family browse on the bus on our way to the Magic Kingdom.

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wow.... I am so glad our trip was not a disappointment.

We had a fast pass. There was not really a line as they were not "allowing" people to wait anymore at that time. Once we got inside, we did wait a bit but that is understandable when there are only a few ordering stations and tons of people eating.

We pre-ordered of course which I didn't mind at all. But it seemed simple to change at the kiosk. They pulled up our order, asked if it's what we wanted, clicked confirm and off we went to sit.

We had no problem at all finding a table. As a matter of fact there were several empty in the main ballroom the entire time we were there. We waited maybe 10 minutes for the food to show up (which by the way I think is awesome!)

Everyone has opinions and I even double guessed myself several times before we went after hearing all the "bad" reviews but I am super glad we went as we enjoyed every aspect of our lunch.

Would I go again, absolutely. Would I recommend it to friends, of course!

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We were just there....all three dining rooms were open and you sat yourself....I would pre order....the lines at the order machines were long....I would guess it added another twenty minutes on your wait time to just get to the order kiosk. We ordered kids meals .....more on that later..but everything including dessert, was very unspetacular.....we also ordered the french onion soup ...now that was awesome! Pics to follow as soon as I get uploaded.

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The general sense I get from reading all the sites is that lunch at Be Our Guest is better than Be Our Guest dinner.

I was fortunate enough to dine there on my last trip back in March 2013, way before they began the FP+ tests and pre-ordering. I had their steak sandwich which is now a menu casualty so to speak (Meaning it's no longer on the menu. They replaced it with a roast beef sandwich sometime after that, if I recall). In short, it was good but would I choose it over, let's say, a Full Montagu or freshly made cheesesteak with toppings? Definitely not. But I do agree the main purpose of dining there is more so about the atmosphere.

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Ok so throwing my 2 cents in here. We went for lunch the trip before last, luckily we had reservations because there were huge queues to get in. The que and ordering system were ok, and we went to sit in the large ballroom(?) I had the pork. So here's where i have my issues. The building and theme are all very impressive especially the room with the rose, but the actual dining furniture in the ballroom just seems to be thrown in, it didn't feel connected to the overall theme. The service seemed a bit chaotic, CM's rushing around looking for roses and customers, I saw food karts loaded with meals going back and forth past me taking ages to get to the table. The food(pork) was ok, it was good but not exactly what I though I was going to get from this much hyped place. DW said the same about her sandwich and we both had the same opinion when we were leaving.

The building is impressive, but we were really underwhelmed by the whole experience. When we put service, food, price, overall atmosphere together it didn't match the hype about the place, no where near it. I guess if we'd hear nothing about BoG and eaten there it would have been a different out come, but for me it didn't live up to the hype and I was a little disappointed by the whole thing, for me a meatball sub at Pinocchio's is a tastier option for me. Go if you've ne been before, but we won't be going again for quite a while.

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Wow I'm so bummed to hear so many negative experiences! This was hands down our favorite counter service meal of our September trip! I got the tuna nicoise salad that was out of this world, my DH got the braised pork which he loved, and both my sisters got roast beef sandwich. I used a snack credit for the french onion soup which was just ok, but I'm pretty picky about my french onion. We were underwhelmed with the grey stuff, but the lemon cupcake and passion fruit puff were incredible!

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I've never been for lunch - but we were there for a Saturday night dinner in September (not sure how I managed to swing such a prime-time spot... Likely my chiselled features!). We were dining in the West Wing - though from what I understand they only have the one dining room opened for lunch - and it's the one that features the spinning statue of Belle and the Beast!

The food selection was amazing - and all the napkins came folded as roses... Not sure why this had me freaking out, but I have probably six or seven photos of the amazing napkins.

If you get a chance - try the grey stuff... It is, as advertised, delicious.

Nope, all three rooms are open for lunch.

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Yowza! That's a mixed bag of reviews for sure.

Mousedreaming - can you tell me more about your experience with not pre-ordering. My whole family decided that we didn't want to pre-order because we don't want to be rushed and that seemed like a little too quick serve to us.

I'm disappointed with the Croque Monsieur just looking at the pictures. That should be a much more luscious looking sandwich and not so dry. I read on the DFB that AJ thought they had changed "The Grey Stuff" and that it's less delicious than it was when the restaurant first opened.

Kristen K. wrote:
Yowza! That's a mixed bag of reviews for sure.

Mousedreaming - can you tell me more about your experience with not pre-ordering. My whole family decided that we didn't want to pre-order because we don't want to be rushed and that seemed like a little too quick serve to us.

I'm disappointed with the Croque Monsieur just looking at the pictures. That should be a much more luscious looking sandwich and not so dry. I read on the DFB that AJ thought they had changed "The Grey Stuff" and that it's less delicious than it was when the restaurant first opened.

We had a FP+ but did not preorder. They had menus running on screens through the line that you wait in. When you get up to the register, they assign you to an order screen where you can browse through to decide what you want. We never felt rushed during the ordering process and there were plenty of CMs there to help.

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Put me in the disappointed column. I was so excited when I got the FP invitation to give it a try for lunch, but the reality was, the food wasn't up to the usual Disney standards, and I found the place to be extremely noisy. It felt like school cafeteria. Although I was impressed by the technology that allows you to sit wherever you want and your server/food finds you (by your magic band). That was kind of neat.

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