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French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park Gets Extreme Menu Makeover

posted on November 2nd, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


More than a dozen new dishes have debuted at French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park, redefining fast-casual dining at the classic Cajun-Creole restaurant that’s open for lunch and dinner. Now, instead of an all-day menu, they’ve added a few more dishes for dinner.

Red Beans and Rice With Andouille Sausage at French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park

The weather is perfect for sitting on the outdoor patio and listening to Dixieland jazz with the Royal Street Bachelors band. New favorites have an authentic Louisiana flair, such as the N’awlin’s Salad with lettuce, julienned yams, Granny Smith apples, caramelized pecans, lentils, and tart cherries with a sweet citrus vinaigrette. Or the red beans and rice with Andouille sausage, Cajun meatloaf made with beef, pork, turkey and Andouille sausage with veggies, smashed potatoes and a Worcestershire cream sauce. The jambalaya is back, and the citrusy grilled chicken is too (though the name has changed from Plantation Citrus Chicken to French Quarter Chicken).

Shrimp Po'boy Sandwiches at French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park

We love the po’boy sandwiches (lunch only) with marinated shrimp in Creole mustard sauce or thinly sliced roast beef with crispy onion straws. And when the weather turns chilly, there’s chowder (corn, not clam) or slow-roasted Louisiana beef stew, both served in a sourdough boule.

Panko-Crusted Red Snapper With Veggies, Red Bliss Potato Wedges and a Sweet Pepper Sauce at French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park

Dinner adds panko-crusted red snapper with veggies, Red Bliss potato wedges and a sweet pepper sauce; and Creole shrimp pasta tossed in a smoked Gouda Creole mustard sauce.

Let the good times roll! And tell us your favorite new taste at French Market Restaurant in the comments.

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8 Comments

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Sarah on November 2nd, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Red Snapper and veggies with shrimp pasta sounds (and looks) so good! It may be October, but now I’m ready for Mardi Gras :-)

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Nancy on November 2nd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Yum yum yum! :D I can’t wait to try the Cajun Meatloaf, Shrimp Po’Boy, Panko-Crusted Red Snapper, and Creole Shrimp Pasta! The menu sounds delicious, and it’s so nice to see the new direction featuring more signature ‘Nawlins flair. The food offerings at the Disneyland Resort have been improving by leaps and bounds in the past couple of years with true new fine dining at Carthay Circle, enhanced casual dining at Jolly Holiday and Flo’s, and delightful menu additions at favorite classic spots like the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at Hungry Bear. It is awesome that French Market is now getting a fresh menu as well. :)

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Ramiro from TX on November 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I’m happy to see Red Beans & Rice which should have been on the menu from the start.

We visited French Market this summer as I took my sister for her first Disneyland visit.
She assumed that a place serving Jambalaya would of course have Red Beans & Rice and on asking for it received only confused looks.

Just add some gumbo, fried gator or bread pudding to that menu and it will be extra special.

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Stephanie on November 2nd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Are any of the new menu items vegan or able to be made vegan (honey is ok for me)? Also, please bring back the old veggie burgers that didn’t have cheese in them! My options, plus those people who have allergies, have been limited by this change.

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Fred from CA on November 2nd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Awesome! I’m glad that the French Market got some menu updates.

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jack on November 2nd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Had the red beans and rice last week – it was wonderful! So excited to see these changes!

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Colleen from TX on November 3rd, 2012 at 11:35 am

YAY! So glad to see the change. I am pretty sure the menu was, up to this point, the same as when I worked there 20 years ago. I am definitely excited to stop by on my next visit.

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Donna on November 5th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I am soooooo alergic to any type of seafood. Do you have any chicken dishes?

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