My first impression of this place wasn’t good. It was Christmas Day and the line to check in for reservations was about 50 people deep, and after checking in we had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation time to get seated. But, after getting seated everything improved. After spending the day in Disneyland which was crazy busy, getting seated upstairs in a somewhat private, secluded room was the perfect respite that we needed. It was dimly lit, cozy and the perfect place to have Christmas dinner with the family. It seemed like a world apart from the chaos at the park.

The menu, as expected, was nothing mind blowing. It’s safe and approachable. Everything that plays well with conservative, non-adventurous diners. But, most of what we ordered was executed fairly well. The garlic cheese bread was heay on garlic with a crunchy exterior and pillowy interior. The goat cheese and beet salad was a hearty portion that was perfectly dressed. The corn chowder was a respectable version of a classic that warmed the soul on a chilly California night. The filet medallions had a nice charred exterior and were cooked to the requested doneness of medium rare. The dish was accompanied by smooth mashed potatoes with tiny pieces of crawfish and a few spears of asparagus. The highlight of the meal was an overload of sweetness with the double chocolate bread pudding. The dense texture was similar to a brownie and was drenched in two different sauces.

It was a solid, respectable meal all around. But, it was the service and atmosphere that really made this dining experience stand out. We weren’t expecting much while dining in and around Disney so it was refreshing to have such an enjoyable holiday meal with family.

4 Stars

Downtown Disney
1590 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 776-5200

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