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New Menu Debuts Today at Steakhouse 55

posted on November 15th, 2010 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Steakhouse 55

No worries, the delicious bone-in rib-eye steak with signature Steakhouse 55 rub still is on the menu, but Chef Jason Martin is having fun with a new dinner menu that starts today.

A notable new addition is sustainable fish, which will change according to what’s available. This week it’s black cod, healthfully broiled, Chef Martin tells us. Next week, it might be wild halibut or hiramasa from Australia, giving him latitude to play with the menu.

Cold smoked ahi stays as a starter, but the popcorn-style rock shrimp goes, as does the broiled Portobello mushroom, making way for soy-glazed barbecue short rib, calamari with spicy aioli and our favorite – a charcuterie plate with American speck (pork), salametto, sopressata, olives and cornichons, which Chef Martin says is a favorite of his.

And while the famous “wedge” and Caesar salads stay, Martin has added a Steakhouse Salad with bacon, cucumber, tomato, red onion and smooth Tillamook Cheddar.

You can still find an array of delectable Angus steaks, herb-crusted rack of lamb, lobster tail, free-range chicken and salmon. (How about a 12-ounce filet?) Two new additions are a dry-aged bone-in New York strip steak and the Kurobuta pork porterhouse with roasted apples, a hefty 27 ounces on the bone.

Mac and cheese, a guest favorite that’s come and gone on the menu, becomes a menu mainstay, tempting us to stray from our favorite Chef’s Potato Stack Au Gratin with countless layers of thinly sliced potatoes baked in decadent butter and cream.

For sweet endings, there are two new tastes: a moist 24-layer chocolate cake with layers of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and Nutella, and a root beer float with a shot of root beer and a root beer- flavored baked Alaska, a new twist on an American classic. We’ve tried the 24-layer cake and can attest that it’s worth every calorie. And best with a glass of cold milk.

The “55,” by the way, is an ode to 1955, the year Disneyland park opened, an era when a night on the town was a glamorous experience. Most of the servers, as well as Chef Martin, are sommeliers, and they happily will offer a taste or two or offer a vintage from the award-winning selection. When he’s not too busy in the kitchen, Chef Martin said he enjoys a visit to the restaurant’s wine cellar with guests.

Breakfast, too, is a relatively new addition to Steakhouse 55. It’s a relaxing way to start the day, with a latte or cappuccino – or maybe a hot chocolate with whipped cream. Specialties such as buttermilk pancakes with warm Bananas Foster or French toast with warm berries are an indulgent way to start the day, or fill up on eggs Benedict, omelettes, huevos rancheros or a hearty breakfast burrito.

Splurge with the 7-ounce Angus steak and eggs, or behave with granola, yogurt and fruit or the Smoked Salmon and Bagel platter.

For kids, Mickey-shaped pancakes, scrambled eggs or favorite breakfast cereals are on the menu.

Steakhouse 55 is located at the Disneyland Hotel and is open daily for breakfast and dinner. For reservations, call (714) 781-DINE.

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7 Comments

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AJ from TX on November 15th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Ah, Steakhouse 55! One of my favorite places in Disneyland! The root beer dessert sounds incredible, and I’m going to have to stick with my bone-in rib-eye — heavenly. Thanks for the info!

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Thor from CA on November 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

How funny, as I happen to have a reservation for Steakhouse 55 tonight. I’m taking some out of town friends there before we go see World of Color.

I can’t wait to try this new menu, as it’s been about a year since I’ve been to Steakhouse 55. The steakhouse salad sounds like a candidate to get me away from my usual wedge salad, and the charcuterie sounds like the starter we’ll go with. How I pity the poor folks back east who have no idea what Tillamook Cheese is.

Bravo Disneyland! I’m headed to Steakhouse 55 in just four hours! Such a stylish and hip little corner of the Disneyland Hotel.

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Catherine on November 15th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

A slice of 24 layer cake sounds insanely delicious.

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Rebekah on November 15th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Makes me miss being a short drive from the Disneyland Resort.

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Sean from CA on November 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Breakfast at Steakhouse 55 is “relatively new?” Breakfast has been served there since before the restaurant’s name changed from “Granville’s” to “Steakhouse 55.”

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Craig from OH on November 15th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

New or not, I had the steak & eggs breakfast for my birthday last month and loved it! That was my first time @ 55 to boot.

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Erin from RI on November 16th, 2010 at 8:27 am

You really know how to make a girl hungry! I may need to rethink my reservations, but first I need to see the full menu. Thanks for the mouth-watering teaser.

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