Walt Disney World dining runs the gamut from budget priced food carts to heavily themed table service experiences. It is hard to find a bad meal at Disney, and I encourage everyone to experiment with a wide range of dining options. If you are looking for something extra-special, though, Walt Disney World offers a handful of premium dining choices that are incredibly expensive but worth every penny. Here are 3 of my favorites. Please note that prices are accurate as of June 2015, but are subject to change.
1. Victoria and Albert’s Chefs Table
One of only a handful of restaurants in Florida to receive the prestigious Five Diamond rating from AAA, Victoria and Albert’s is truly in a class of its own among Walt Disney World restaurant options. To earn the Five Diamond award, a restaurant must deliver a world-class experience in every way, from food choices and preparation to a maître d’ who leads an impeccable service staff. Located inside the Grand Floridian, this highly upscale eatery hits all the right notes with a seamless blend of Victorian elegance and cutting-edge modern cuisine.
At a fixed price of $135 per person, or $210 with wine pairings, the seven-course prix fixe dinner in the main dining room is definitely a worthwhile splurge. Yet Victoria and Albert’s offers an even more exclusive experience for those who want the very best.
At $250 per person, or $355 with wine pairings, the Chefs Table is not for the faint of heart (or budget). Yet the opportunity to feel like a pampered A-lister is nearly indescribable. You will enjoy 12 to 14 courses over a span of approximately 4 hours at your private table inside the kitchen. You have the opportunity to watch the chefs at work, ask all the questions you can imagine, and spend the evening surrounded by people who will attend to your every need. The chef visits the table frequently to describe upcoming dishes and gather feedback on courses you have already consumed. Of course, allergies and food preferences are catered to without question.
Children aged 10 and above are welcome at Victoria and Albert’s, including the Chefs Table, and, while they are welcome to enjoy the exotic creations, they can also order anything they want for which the kitchen has ingredients. Up to 10 people in a single party can dine at the Chefs Table, making this an excellent choice for small groups to celebrate something truly special.