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NEW MENU: Is Be Our Guest Restaurant in Disney World Worth It? (Review)

In my opinion, Be Our Guest 3-course prix fixe restaurant is worth the high price tag ($70 pp adults / $40 pp children), but do be aware it’s not a full character-dining experience, the reason I rate it so highly is for the quality of the food and ambiance. I’ve been to France and I have a deep love of French cuisine and found Be Our Guest’s new menu to be relatively authentic and extremely high quality – If you’re planning a trip to the Magic Kindom anytime soon, I highly recommend a trip to Be Our Guest for a more high-end night out. Keep reading for my complete restaurant review and tips for visiting!

The Grand Ballroom at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
The Grand Ballroom

Is Be Our Guest Worth The Hefty Price Tag? 

Full disclosure, I don’t always like Disney fine dining. In fact, I wrote another article on this blog about Disney’s new Space 220 restaurant in Epcot where I wrote it was not worth the high price tag. All this to say, you can trust I’m giving you an honest opinion when I say Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest restaurant is 100% worth the price tag. Not just for the theming (which was gorgeous) but because the food is truly amazing. I wasn’t expecting authentic French food in the Magic Kingdom, maybe at Epcot’s France Pavillion, but the Magic Kingdom isn’t known for having the best restaurants out of all the parks. But with the brand new menu at Be Our Guest, they have blown the other restaurants I’ve been to at Disney World out of the water. 

👉 The Wrap-Up: Honestly, the food was so terrific at Be Our Guest, the theming was just a bonus. I would recommend anyone go there just for a great dinner alone, but if you’re also a Beauty & The Beast fan it’s a not to miss experience in the Magic Kingdom.

Which of The 3 Dining Rooms to Choose? 

There are three main dining rooms at Be Our Guest, all inspired by main scenes from the Beauty & The Beast movie: The Grand Ballroom, West Wing, & Castle Gallery. All three are distinct, and they can drastically impact your dining experience depending on where you’re seated. While the Grand Ballroom is the most beautiful (in my opinion), it’s the largest of the three dining halls and also gets the loudest. If you want to dine in a quieter environment, I recommend the West Wing or the Castle Gallery. The West Wing can get a little bit dark, and if that’s an issue I would recommend going with the Castle Gallery. 

💡 Tip: While the Castle Gallery has the least theming out of the three dining halls, it’s the most similar to a typical high-end dining experience in my opinion. 

The Grand Ballroom at Be Our Guest restaurant is the largest and most popular dining room.
The Grand Ballroom

1. The Grand Ballroom 

The Grand Ballroom is the main dining hall in the Be Our Guest restaurant. It’s styled after the Grand Ballroom scene where Belle and The Beast dance for the first time (and she wears her famous yellow gown! I had a costume of it as a kid 💛). This is the scene where they play “Tale as Old as Time” in the movie, which you can hear twinkling in the background in the Grand Ballroom dining room. The windows in the Grand Ballroom feature snow falling outside, over the Beast’s castle grounds in the French countryside.

💡 Note: The Grand Ballroom is the largest and most popular dining hall, but since it’s so big it can get loud. 

The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest
The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest

2. The West Wing

You might remember the West Wing from the Beauty & The Beast movie as being the forbidden West Wing that the Beast declares Belle can never enter. Well, the Be Our Guest restaurant has recreated it (down to the Beast’s Enchanted Rose!) and it is the “Spooky” themed room out of the three main dining halls. 

The Enchanted Rose in The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest restaurant in disney world which sheds real petals.
The Enchanted Rose in The West Wing dining room

Some of the notable features in the West Wing are a portrait of The Beast that transforms between him as The Beast and him as The Prince, as well as the Enchanted Rose – Which if you look intently enough, you can see drop petals in real time! Thunder & lightning are going off in the West Wing as part of its theming, so if your little ones get scared easily I would recommend the Grand Ballroom or Castle Gallery. 

The Castle Gallery at Be Our Guest restaurant in Disney World which features belle and the beast dancing to "Tale as old as time" from the movie.
The Castle Gallery

3. The Castle Gallery

The Castle Gallery is styled to be a portrait gallery at the Beast’s Castle. It features large pieces of artwork on the walls featuring the characters and scenes from the movie. It also has a giant spinning music box in the center of the room where Belle and the Beast are depicted dancing to “Tale As Old As Time”. 

Blogger Katie Caf standing in front of the Beauty and the Beast themed stained glass window at the be our guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.
Be sure to check out the stained glass window by the entrance!

My Top Tips For Visiting Be Our Guest 

✅ Book Ahead of Time! The restaurant is frequently booked solid. 

✅ Know that the lunch & dinner menus are the same! (and are the same price).

✅ You might want to schedule your visit right before you leave the park! Be Our Guest is a 3-course prix-fixe meal of heavy French food. By the end of our meal, we practically had to roll home! I can’t imagine doing a day at the parks after eating at Be Our Guest, so I would recommend it is the last thing you do for the night before heading home. 

✅ Request which room you want ahead of time – While there are no guarantees you’ll get your request, all three dining rooms have a very different vibe so it’s good to know going in what you’re looking for. 

✅ Budget at least 2 hours for this dining experience! Because it’s a mandatory 3-course prix-fixe menu, Be Our Guest takes a little longer than most restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. 

The Beast comes out to greet diners at Be Our Guest throughout your meal.
The Beast comes out to greet diners at Be Our Guest throughout your meal.

Character Dining At Be Our Guest 

While Be Our Guest is a fully-themed character dining experience, the only character you’ll meet is the Beast since other characters from Beauty & The Beast already have dedicated meetup points throughout the parks. Throughout your meal, Beast will come out and greet diners throughout the three main rooms. This isn’t the typical character dining photo opportunity, The Beast just makes an appearance. 

The Beast saw me trying (and failing) to get a photo for this blog when he came out to greet diners because the lighting was dim, so he sent an autographed one to the table at the end of our meal. Just one out of many nice touches they added to this experience. If you want to properly meet The Beast and get a photo with him there’s an adjoining room off of the Grand Ballroom where the character does official meet and greets. 

Gaston's tavern in the magic kingdom, where you can get fast-casual food as well as meet the Gaston character from the movie.
You can meet Gaston next door at Gaston’s Tavern

If you want to meet other characters from the movie they’re located at other places in the park. You can meet Gaston at Gaston’s Tavern, a casual dining restaurant located close to Be Our Guest. And you can meet Belle outside of “Enchanted Tales With Belle” in the Magic Kindom, or sometimes on the France Pavillion in the Epcot theme park.

The menu at the Be Our Guest beauty and the beast themed restaurant in the magic kingdom.
>>Check out the current menu at Be Our Guest here.<<

Be Our Guest New Menu  

In 2022 Be Our Guest rolled out a brand new menu that emphasized authentic classic French dishes like French Onion Soup, Escargot, Duck Terrine, Trout Almondine, etc. For the little ones, there’s a kid’s menu which is a bit more upscale than typical kiddie fare. Children 9 and under can have dishes like grilled beef tenderloin, pan-seared chicken breast, or classic mac & cheese. 

If your child is a picky eater, Be Our Guest was pretty good with substitutions. For example, my younger cousin is too old for the kids’ menu but didn’t want to have potato puree with his steak, so they subbed french fries at no extra charge. I opted to have the Duck and Pork Terrine as my first course, and the Beef Bourguignon, which was a special, as my main. 

I’ve been to France a few times and I was surprised at how authentic and high-quality the French fare at Be Our Guest was! The Beef Bourguignon (which is my absolute favorite food) tasted just like the ones I’ve had at little bistros in Paris. The Duck and Pork terrine was served with whole-grain mustard and was also very good. 

Special Wine List at Be Our Guest

One of the very special touches unique to Be Our Guest is their Beauty & The Beast-themed wine menu which is exclusive to Disney World. All of the wines are from France, keeping with the Beauty & The Beast theme, and can only be bought in the restaurant! We tried the L’Ombre de la Bete (Shadow of the Beast) Chardonnay, and the Enchanted Rosé, and liked both of them, but the Chardonnay was the table favorite. 

The dessert platter at Be Our Guest - which features the famous "Gray Stuff"!
The dessert platter at Be Our Guest – which features the famous “Gray Stuff”!

About the Gray Stuff

In the Beauty & The Beast animated film, Lumiere famously sings “Try the Gray Stuff, it’s delicious!” during the “Be Our Guest” musical number. Disney has re-imagined the famous “Gray Stuff” from the song into a real dessert you can try in the Be Our Guest restaurant, which is named after the musical number! 

What is the “Gray Stuff”?

By telling you, I ruin a little bit of the magic of it – but the famous “Gray Stuff” is actually just cookies and cream pudding mixed with whipped cream. It’s not too sweet, and the flavor doesn’t scream “Oreos” – but blended-up black and white cookies are what give the Gray Stuff it’s muted gray coloring. The cool thing is, if you didn’t know what the Gray Stuff is going into it, you’d never be able to guess the flavor! 

The white chocolate Chip dessert from Be Our Guest restaurant in the magic kingdom, which comes with colored icing and paint brushes that children can use to paint!
The white chocolate Chip dessert from Be Our Guest restaurant in the magic kingdom, which comes with colored icing and paint brushes that children can use to paint!

Do They Still Have the “Gray Stuff” at Be Our Guest? 

YES! They do still sell the famous “Gray Stuff” at Be Our Guest. If you’re ordering off of the adult menu at Be Our Guest, your dessert course will be a sampler of three small desserts. One of the desserts is the Gray Stuff in tart form with a little white chocolate disk topping which features the character “Chip” from the Beauty & The Beast movie. For the kids, it’s a little more fun -The Children’s dessert at Be Our Guest features a Chip made completely out of white chocolate, filled with gray stuff! What makes this dessert extra cute is it comes with a little paintbrush and “paint” made out of icing, so it’s a dessert and toy all in one! 

💡 Tip: For children over 9 that order off the adult menu they will bring you an extra Chip dessert if you ask! That’s what we did for my little cousin. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once again.

  2. Joanne Doherty says:

    does the beast come out and around the tables at lunch time?

    1. Katie Caf says:

      hello Joanne! I didn’t visit at lunch, but per Disney Go he should come around at both lunch and dinner time – enjoy your trip 🙂

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