One of the highlights of our trip to Disneyland Paris, France was having a lovely lunch for two at Walt’s – An American Restaurant which is Paris’ equivalent of Disney’s exclusive Club 33, except you do not need a membership or “know someone” to dine there. 😉
Walt’s Restaurant is tremendously popular and known for its impressive design concept and décor, so advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to two months prior to ones’ arrival.
Walt’s – An American Restaurant @ Disneyland Club 33
Walt’s – An American Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant located on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Paris, France. The restaurant is known to be the best restaurant in Disneyland Paris and is said to be on par with Disney’s exclusive Club 33 in terms of design, ambience and overall experience.
Walt’s Restaurant is tastefully decorated and divided into six themed rooms to reflect the six worlds of Disneyland Park which are Fantasyland, Adventureland, Discoveryland, Disneyland Hotel, Grand Canyon and Frontierland.
The restaurant’s grand lobby and stairwell leading up to the upper floor features priceless photos and memorabilia of Walt Disney’s life, work and achievements. Walt’s – An American Restaurant serves American cuisine with European influences and is vegetarian friendly.
Lunch for Two with Main Street U.S.A. View
We made a lunch reservation for two at Walt’s – An American Restaurant about two weeks prior to our arrival in Disneyland Paris, France by calling the restaurant’s Dining Reservation Service on +33 1 60 30 40 50 (international call rates apply, cost may vary according to network). It took about twenty minutes to speak to the operator and successfully secure a dining reservation at the restaurant.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were shown to our table by the window overlooking the Main Street, U.S.A. We were happy with our seating because we got enjoy a lovely view of the busiest street in Disneyland Paris, France from a bird’s eye perspective.
For our lunch, we decided to try the restaurant’s 3-course menu (starter, main and dessert) where Tony opted for the Walt’s Menu (€50.99, drink not included), while I got the Signature Menu (€69.99, drink not included). I also had three types of wines to accompany my meal (3 x 8 cl) for an additional €25.
Walt’s Signature 3-Course Menu (€69.99) & 3 Types of Wines (€25)
Food wise, it was good in general. I thoroughly enjoyed my starter – orange marinated salmon, crunchy and tangy vegetables with Isigny cream. The tangy vegetables on my plate were arranged to look like Mickey Mouse and that got me excited! 😀
My main course, the wild prawns from Madagascar and jambalaya with chorizo was a hit-and-miss. The prawns were dry and overcooked while the rice was slightly undercooked. I love Cajun seasoning, but I did not enjoy the jambalaya as much as I thought I would. I had a few mouthfuls and was overwhelmed by the rich flavour of the dish. It was not a bad dish, but it could have been better.
As for dessert, I had the lime meringue pie which was a tad sour for my liking, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The three types of wines I had to accompany my meal were Sancerre AOC White (Vallee de la Loire), Petit Chablis (Bourgogne) and Sauternes AOC (Bordeaux). All in all, I personally felt that Tony had better dishes than I did.
Walt’s 3-Course Menu (€50.99, drink not included) & Apple Juice (€4.99)
For starter, Tony had the pastrami marinated in Cajun spices, pineapple coleslaw and whole-grain mustard. This was the best dish of the day! We both love this tasty dish and could not have enough of it. Because my hubby does not drink, he had a glass of apple juice instead.
His main course of free-range “Label Rouge” chicken breast with Thanksgiving stuffing, sweet potato mash and giblet gravy tasted better than my seafood dish. The chicken breast was cooked perfectly and the accompanying side dishes complemented the dish well.
The seemingly simple cheesecake with honey and vanilla Tony had for dessert not only looked stunning, but tasted delicious too! Every mouthfuls of the cheesecake was a pleasure to eat. It was a good dessert, better than mine for sure.
Reasonably Good Service & a Memorable Experience
The receptionist, waiters and waitresses at Walt’s – An American Restaurant were friendly, attentive and spoke decent English. Some even spoke Spanish, German and Mandarin too. Service was slower than expected as the place was busy with customers (peak lunch time hour) which was understandable.
The décor of the restaurant itself was impressive and ambiance of the place was awesome! It was definitely a worthwhile once-in-a-lifetime dining experience to remember. Avid Disney fans should visit and dine at Walt’s – An American Restaurant when they visit Disneyland Paris, France not just for the food, but mainly for the history and overall Disney atmosphere of the place.
Overall, we fairly enjoyed our dining experience at Walt’s Restaurant – An American Restaurant when they visit Disneyland Paris, France. It is definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Disneyland Paris, France.
Up next: Our Beauty and the Beast couple photoshoot in Paris city with a personal photographer