Ah, the subtle change of seasons in California means some delicious new dishes on the dinner menu at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. And a new opening time for dinner: 5 p.m. daily.
Look for new starters including Sea & Land Tartare featuring spiced ahi tuna, charred filet mignon, truffle aioli and a rye crouton; Fried Mushroom Ravioli with grilled Portobello mushroom, tomato concassé and a slow-poached egg; and Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato, roasted root vegetables and a mushroom ragout.
A hearty maple-glazed Kurobuta pork chop is added to the entrées, and a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
Breakfast hours stay the same, and now you can get start your day with a Mickey-shaped waffles – with a fancy topping of warm Bananas Foster or warm berries (plus bacon or sausage).
For reservations, visit Disneyland.com or call 714-781-DINE.
Every time we’re at the Disneyland hotel around meal time we check out the menu for this restaurant but we always end up having to go elsewhere due to the severe lack of any vegan options on the menu.
Is there any plan to remedy this?
Benjamin you realize you’re going to a STEAKhouse. Steak. Meat. A meathouse where they mostly serve steak and meats.
There are plenty of steakhouses that have vegan options, Keith. Most places want to make sure as many people as possible want to spend money there, Disney doesn’t do that very often, for some reason.
They have Fried Portobello Mushroom Ravioli, you could pair with the Asparagus, and maybe the Risotto. It could work if non-vegans were with you. But if the party is all vegan, a steakhouse really isn’t a place to try and do it.
That said, we LOVE Steakhouse 55! Breakfast is great, but dinner is out of this world. Can’t wait to go back!
Chef Marcel is the head chef here and from personal experience he makes AMAZING vegan meals. They are not on the menu and he will make it up on the spot. Please do not let the lack of vegan menu options stop you from going there – Chef Marcel will NOT disappoint you, I promise! All you have to do is ask to speak with the chef once you are seated… (as you cannot do this before hand)
Catherine, I was about to say the same and this truly goes for all of the sit down venues.
In particular Steakhouse 55, Carthay Circle, Napa and Story Tellers all tend to go out of their way to come up with AMAZING options for those with dietary restrictions of any shape or form.
Thanks Angela – I think we looked into the mushroom ravioli before and it has cheese in it along with the mushrooms. I agree with you that a steakhouse isn’t the ideal place to try to find a vegan meal, but there are so few options at the resort that we end up having to optimistically check every menu we possibly can.
Catherine and Christopher – Thanks for suggestion. We’ve spoken to the chef at a couple of places and had mixed success. One time at Carthay Circle they made us an amazing and visually stunning meal that was off menu. Another time we got “Well we have pasta…”
The problem (Disney, if you’re listening) is that if the vegan options are on not on the menu and we have to be seated before we can talk to a chef we have to take a gamble whenever we’re trying to find a place to eat. If the chef can make delicious vegan meals, why not put them on the menu so we know what we’re getting into before we sit down?
Benjamin – I understand. I totally agree Chef Marcel is a wizard. It is better when he knows you are coming and has time to make wonderful things. He did AWESOME with my DIL’s sister who was doing GF for a health issue. Her comment was “The best meal, GF or not GF, ever.” (Gluten wasn’t the health issue and she is fine now.) Yes, sometimes you won’t know until you get the chef on duty. And even at SH55, if Chef is off, you might not get the same thing.
Love all things about Disneyland and their wonderful dinning experience!! This is a must for our Disney trip!!