It is not often that I get to experience a signature restaurant on Disney property, but when I have the chance, Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club Resort is my go-to. This restaurant neighbors Captain’s Grille, so I got to know the cast there well; not only do I go for the food, but also the company. This location is only open at night and dining reservations are highly recommended. There is a dress code for the restaurant, it can be found here.
We arrived for our 8:05 reservation just a few minutes early. I like making a reservation for around 8pm and requesting a table by the windows. If you are lucky enough to snag one, you can see the fireworks of Illuminations in Epcot.
Once seated, your drink orders are taken and your server can answer any questions you may have. This is the only location on property that has an open viewing butcher area. They cut fresh meat throughout the entire night. As you browse the menu, your server brings you your drinks and bread. There are two kinds of bread, a sourdough roll and a onion pull apart roll. Accompanying the bread are two spreads, salted butter and a ramekin of roasted garlic. It is quite literally the best bread I have had on any Disney property.
We ordered an appetizer salad to split between the two of us. If you ask, they will even bring it out on two separate plates. We ordered the Caesar Salad; the presentation is beautiful and the flavor is delicious. It has such a strong flavor that you can sometime miss in caesar dressing. The lettuce was very crisp and the crouton added the perfect amount of crunch. The salad comes in at $13.00.
Next up was our entrees. My father ordered the Prime Rib ($45.00) which usually comes with sweet potato casserole. They are able to change it out with another potato option, he decided to get a baked potato instead. He was pleased with the meat and ate every single bite, he said the potato was nothing special.
I ordered the 10oz Filet Mignon ($54.00) that is paired with mashed potatoes and cabernet wine sauce. It was delicious, but the star of the dish was the sauce. And because I love food, I ordered an extra side of Truffle Macaroni & Cheese ($12.00). The pasta was yummy, but had a strong onion flavor that wasn’t my favorite. Overall, my meal was incredible and I cannot wait to eat here again.
It was then that the fireworks started, here are a few shots from our seat!
Even though we were stuffed, we had to check out the dessert menu. We decided on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake ($13.00) and the Creme Brulee ($10.00). My dad said it was one of the best desserts he has ever had. It didn’t have an overwhelming peanut butter flavor, so even I was a fan. The creme brulee was yummy as well, the sugar top was very thick which I love. The more sugar the better in my opinion.
If you are looking for an great dining experience that is a little fancier than normal, Yachtsman should be at the top of your list. The menu is seasonal; it is constantly changing and evolving. But that means fresh and unique flavors year round. AP discount is available here, so be sure to have your pass with you. What is your favorite cut of meat from Yachtsman Steakhouse? Let us know in the comments below!