Disney's pandemic shutdown gave it time to rethink and reconfigure many of its biggest attractions, and the reopening of most of the park still left quite a few former haunts shuttered as the House of Mouse reworked their offerings.
The latest piece of the park to come back on line is Victoria & Albert's, the ritzy resto inside the Grand Floridian resort.
Victoria & Albert's is reopening today with a redesigned dining room for the top tier of Disney clientele to enjoy. The AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide Star Award restaurant is ranked as one of the best fine dining restaurants in the U.S., and the redesign reflects this.
While the restaurant has been closed since March 2020, it has gone through some changes. Before, it was a darker space with classic paintings and chandeliers hanging above patrons. It is now modernized with light gray walls, blue carpet and white chairs.
For a mere $295 you can enjoy the chef’s prix-fixe menu. (If you would like wine pairings, it's just a small $150 add-on.) There are two chef tasting menus with options such as carrot tikka masala, heirloom tomatoes with 100-year-old balsamico, and a chocolate tasting.
Don’t expect to waltz in here after a long day in the parks, drenched in sweat and ruined sneakers. This fine establishment has a dress code and even an age restriction, as only kiddos 10 and older are able to feast on the 100-year-old balsamico.