Cafe Orleans – Anaheim, CA

Disneyland Park

1313 S. Harbor Blvd.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Located in the New Orleans area of Disneyland, Cafe Orleans serves up southern cooking to Disney visitors looking for a sit down restaurant. We had scheduled a reservation with the day before to ensure we would receive a table. After checking in with the hostess around 30 minutes early, we were called back for seating within a few minutes. The hostess provided us with menus and a server came by for our drink orders. After reviewing the menu, we were set to try some of their offerings.

Today, we decided to order the pomegranate lemonade, Monte Cristo sandwich, and the flat iron steak. The pomegranate lemonade had hints of pomegranate flavors, but was extremely sour. While waiting for our entrees, the fire alarm went off, so we had to wait outside for around 30 minutes while Disney employees figured out what was going on. The entirety of New Orleans Square was evacuated. After the alarms subsided and staff started getting back to work, the restaurant was preparing to let the guests back in. Staff basically had to discard of all the food on all the tables and start over. Once seated again, we were provided with our drinks again and our order was confirmed. Soon, we finally received our food. The Monte Cristo sandwich had the perfect amount of crispness on the outside and was coated well with the powdered sugar. The berry puree went perfectly with the bread. I was a bit disappointed in how little meat and cheese was inside the sandwich because I was expecting more. The flat iron steak was cooked perfectly to order and was seasoned well. The meat was juicy, but was quite small. The mashed potatoes were also tasty and creamy.

Overall, Cafe Orleans serves up some good tasting food, but parts of the meal in terms of quantity and filling were a bit disappointing. We were definitely expecting a bit more based on the prices paid. The fire alarm fiasco was a bit annoying, but staff seemed to have handled it well. If you are in Disneyland and wanted to try some good food, Cafe Orleans is still a good option.

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