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Be Our Guest Restaurant Review & Tips

Outside entrance sign to Be Our Guest Restaurant

Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest restaurant is one of the most popular dining locations in all of Walt Disney World. Here’s my Be Our Guest restaurant review to help you decide if it’s a must-do on your Disney vacation!

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Basics

stained glass above the entrance to be our guest restaurant

Be Our Guest is located in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. The restaurant is set inside of Beast’s Castle (from Beauty and the Beast fame, of course).  

Be Our Guest is open for lunch and dinner every day.

be our guest hall way with metal guard statues

Photo Credit: Walt Disney World

Since this is an in-demand dining location, I recommend making reservations as soon as possible, ideally 60 days in advance.

Remember that if you have a Disney resort reservation you can make dining reservations for your entire stay, even many days into your trip. You might need to use this tactic to get the time you want at Be Our Guest. 

The cuisine at Be Our Guest is French-inspired, though I don’t find the food to be very adventurous. Picky eaters will be able to find something familiar. 

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Meals

Lunch and dinner are the same menu and price now at Be Our Guest. The menu offers appetizers that include several soups, duck and escargot as well as French inspired entrées including Beef Short Ribs, Roasted Chicken and Filet Mignon.

Be Our Guest has an extensive Champagne and Wine list, highlighting many different regions in France. Click here to see the current menu and pricing.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Dining Rooms

be our guest restaurant dining room

There are three distinct dining rooms at Be Our Guest Restaurant. 

The largest room is the Grand Ballroom, pictured above. It is very impressive and there is always snow falling outside of the “windows” on the far side of the room. That said, it can get quite loud and chaotic in there, so it might not be the best choice for little kids. 

the west wing dining room at be our guest restaurant

The West Wing is the smallest (and darkest) dining room. It features a portrait of the Prince which magically changes to the Beast every so often. It also has the magic rose with petals that fall periodically. 

This room has a spooky ambiance and younger kids might not enjoy this room as much as the others.

castle gallery dining room at be our guest restaurant

Both times I’ve eaten at Be Our Guest we dined in the Castle Gallery room. It features a large music box in the center of the room that the Beast gave to Belle as a wedding gift.  There are paintings of Belle and the Beast around the room that are fun to check out as well. 

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review Summary

little girl standing in front of the beauty and the beast stained glass window

The setting at Be Our Guest restaurant is highly themed and immersive. You’ll really feel like you are part of the Beauty & The Beast story when you dine there. 

The high cost for the fixed-price table service meal just doesn’t make sense to me at Magic Kingdom. 

Unless you are a hard-core Beauty & The Beast fan, I’d skip it in favor of Magic Kingdom Quick Service food to maximize my time at this super busy park!

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Saturday 4th of January 2020

Great great Article.. thank you for sharing this Leah!


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Can you get just a free glass of water to drink? Also, on the Quick Service dining plan at lunch can I exchange my drink for a dessert?


Saturday 4th of January 2020

Hi Jen! Yes, you can definitely get a free glass of water as your drink. As far as trading out your drink for a dessert, you may have to ask to do that at the restaurant. I don't think you will be able to preorder and do that (though I could be wrong) but you can likely do that ordering at the restaurant. It used to be an official policy but now it's still unofficially offered most places but you do have to ask.


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Leah I am going to have lunch here when I go in August and there are 2 things I don't really see clarification on in any articles I read. Maybe you can help. Does the French Onion Soup count as an entrée (I'm on quick service dining plan), it seems really small to count compared to the other actual entrées. If so, do you think it is possible to get a side salad with it, like the one you get with the quiche meal? And the other thing is, where does dessert fall? Would I use a snack credit by getting a dessert?


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Hi Theresa! Dessert first - you can either use a snack credit for a cupcake or if you are ok just drinking water, you could swap your drink out for a dessert. You can generally substitute anything that has the snack credit symbol next to it for your drink at a quick service meal: It appears the French Onion soup isn't included on the dining plan - as is the case with most appetizers. You'd have to pay out of pocket for it if you wanted it unfortunately (it can't count as your entree).


Sunday 7th of July 2019

Thanks for the review! I'm visiting in August with my 8 yr old and 5 yr old. I scored a dinner reservation mainly for me (huge Beauty and Beast fan). I'm prepared for the prefix meal price for dinner for my husband and I but do the kids have to as well for dinner? Both are picky and won't want the appetizers or sides.


Sunday 7th of July 2019

Hi Kate! Everything I know about fixed price meals at Disney World would make me think that you will be charged for your kiddos regardless of their appetite. That said, this is a relatively new meal and I don't know if this policy will apply. If you decide to go please let us know about your experience.


Friday 31st of May 2019

This information is incorrect. Breakfast is not a fixed-price meal. Yes all the entrees are $28. But you can go in there and order a cupcake for $4.99. Or a soda for even less. Entrees all being priced the same dollar amount, does not equate to calling it a fixed-price meal. It is also not a matter of "not many cast members will enforce this so you can prolly get away with it", as there is nothing to get away with. Nowhere does Disney say what you are required to order at breakfast.


Friday 31st of May 2019

Hi Sharon! A call last week to Disney confirmed that the "official" line is that breakfast is $28 per person. That said, you likely will be able to go to breakfast and share a meal, or order a cupcake for breakfast. But I don't want anyone to go in expecting that since the expectation (from Disney) is that guests will each order an entree for $28. It is how they meet their bottom line at an otherwise low-cost meal. Time will tell if Disney ends up changing how the meal is billed - right now you pay when you go in and no cast member is charging per person. I will reflect the wording of the post to reflect this and thanks for stopping by!

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