Recently, Dining in the Parks has visited several popular quick service / grab & go restaurants. Though it’s also a treat to walk thru Downtown Disney, enjoying the atmosphere, great shopping and dining and just steps away from Downtown Disney, is the famous Disneyland hotel.
If you’re looking for a great meal, Goofy’s Kitchen and Trader Sam’s enchanted tiki bar, will get all the attention and recommendations. But tucked into the back corner of the hotel convention center, closest to the Disneyland Hotel’s Fantasy tower, is Steakhouse 55, a classic, old school style lounge and steakhouse.
Upon entry, you will notice the warm and imitate interior invokes the heyday of old Hollywood style steakhouses and restaurants. The walls have beautiful framed portraits of Walt Disney and other noted celebrities from that bygone era.
The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 is situated in the lobby of the restaurant. Though located next door to Goofy’s kitchen, The Lounge offers a cozy and intimate bar for the adults and ample open seating areas for parties of all sizes. The full steakhouse 55 menu is also available and the Lounge offers both traditional alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
This visit we sampled some of the tried and true items. As you sit down, you get a fresh and warm bread loaf which is the perfect way to start a meal.
Steakhouse 55 Wedge Salad ($12.00)
This steakhouse classic is a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with a house made blue cheese vinaigrette. Cherry tomatoes, bacon lardons and candied pecans are sprinkled freely over the top, these add both a salty and sweet flavor. This was a perfect dish, one shared with the whole table… need to save room for the main course!
Slow roasted Prime Rib ($40.00)
Hickory mopped New York strip ($41.00)
Yukon gold mashed potatoes ($11.00)
Moscow Mule (Pricing will Vary)
A great meal at any classic steakhouse could include several different alcoholic beverages. A fine wine or champagne would be a perfect addition to the main course. The Moscow Mule is a ginger beer and lime infused vodka cocktail. Served in an iconic copper cup, this drink has a light and refreshing taste. This and other alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available both in the restaurant and at the steakhouse 55 bar.
Steakhouse 55 offers a breakfast option that’s billed as a freshly made brunch. We have not been able to visit during the breakfast service but hear it gets rave reviews. If you have experienced the brunch, share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Sadly Steakhouse 55 is not open for lunch, and advance Dinner reservations are highly recommended.
With the New Year, comes new opportunities to celebrate upcoming anniversaries, birthdays and of course Valentine’s Day. Many different restaurants at the Disneyland resort offer a special and magical meal with unique atmospheres, but Steakhouse 55 is a wonderful change of pace, while still being steps away from all the magic of Disney. Where is your favorite place to celebrate and dine?
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