One of our family’s favorite places to visit when we go to Walt Disney World is the Disney’s Boardwalk area. On our last visit, thanks to my nice mother-in-law, my husband and I were able to sneak away for a quiet date night. After talking about it for years, we finally got to eat at the Flying Fish Cafe…. and it did not disappoint!
When making our dining reservation online a few weeks in advanced (which I highly recommend), I noticed there was a chef’s table allowing diners to see all the action of the kitchen. I love watching chefs in the kitchen, so when we arrived at the restaurant, I asked to be seated at the chef’s table and they were happy to accommodate us. (Our server later told us that they will only seat you there if you ask at the hostess stand.)
For our appetizer, we shared the signature Flying Fish Cafe crab cake (pictured above), it was beautifully plated and filled with a great balance of breading and crab meat. It was a great portion size for sharing. When I mentioned to our server that I was unsure of which Chardonnay to order from the menu, he gladly brought me a Chardonnay flight – a sampling of three wines and a great card detailing each of his selections.
We chose to split the Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala salad featuring yellow beefsteak, heirloom and grape tomatoes with a balsamic dressing. We loved the freshness of the dish and our server told us the chef prides himself on the great quality of their mozzarella.
It was an extremely hard decision deciding on our main courses. The Flying Fish signature entree is a Potato Wrapped Red Snapper, but in the end my weakness for scallops won.
I was also excited to try the leek, fontina and truffle-laced macaroni & cheese as I had heard from others that it was a “must try”. It was the perfect pairing and I savored every single bit of that macaroni and cheese. Absolutely divine.
My husband opted for the char-crusted Angus New York Strip Steak paired with Brussel sprouts and Fingerling potatoes. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned well…. or at least that’s what I was told, he didn’t even save me a bite! And since we were at the chef’s table, we were able to watch his steak prepared right in front of us at the grill.
We had a fantastic night at dinner and both agreed that sitting at the chef’s table really made our dinner an “experience”, not just a meal. With entrees ranging in prices between $26- $63, the Flying Fish Cafe is a considered a Signature Dining Restaurant at Walt Disney World.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a once-in-blue moon date night like myself, the Flying Fish Cafe provides a relaxing atmosphere paired with fantastic dishes.
Have you dined at the Flying Fish Cafe? What was your favorite dish?
** I received no compensation for this post. In fact, we paid for our own meal in its entirety. I wanted to share our experience with you, thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own! **