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Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S.

posted on April 4th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


If you are looking to venture to a celebrated local restaurant, Zagat, the quintessential dining guide, this week released their list of “America’s Most Iconic Restaurants.” These restaurants “embody the essence of their city,” writes Zagat.
Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S.
Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is on that exclusive list. (The only other Florida restaurant on the list is Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami.)

“Zagat is one of the most respected food guides in the world, and it’s an honor and a privilege to be included,” says Chef Scott Hunnel, who heads a team of culinary pros in the Victoria & Albert’s kitchen.

Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S. Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S.

From Zagat: Victoria & Albert’s is a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”; this Grand Floridian “celebration destination” earns “superlatives all around,” from chef Scott Hunnel’s “exquisite,” “beautifully presented” New American prix fixes to “impeccable” service – and an “über-romantic, high-end” setting where “elegance rules” (jackets are required for men); you may “need to hock one of your kids” to pay, but those “trying to impress” say there’s “no finer place.”

The Walt Disney World Resort restaurant also had the highest Zagat scores of any of the 15 notables – 29 for food; 28 for décor; 29 for service (out of a perfect 30). The scores are arrived at after thousands of people share their opinions through Zagat surveys. Zagat uses the results to create trusted rating and reviews (check it out at zagat.com).

Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S. Zagat Names Victoria & Albert’s One of Top 15 Iconic Restaurants in U.S.

Congrats to Chef Scott Hunnel, Manager and Sommelier Israel Perez and the entire team at Victoria & Albert’s! If you want to make a reservation at this very special restaurant, call 407-939-3862.

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6 Comments

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James from MI on April 4th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Congrats to a truly great restaurant! My wife and I have loved it ever since we dined there the night I proposed many years ago!

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Amy on April 4th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

We ate there over 11 years ago during our honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience, this is well-deserved!

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Joyce on April 4th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

my sister and i secretly reserved an anniversary dinner for our parents. it was so hard to get them in fancy dress without them knowing why, but so worth it! also my mother’s vegetarian and a teetotaler and didn’t feel excluded from the menu/experience.

someday it’ll be our turn!

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Dustin on April 4th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

This comes as no surprise, but that shouldn’t detract from it being an awesome achievement. Congrats V&A!

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Skip from FL on April 8th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

(Part 1 of 2) We ate at the Grand Floridian once…………

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Skip from FL on April 8th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

(Part 2 of 2) …………albeit the family food court. (V&A someday).

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