Saturday, May 26, 2012

Steakhouse 55 - Disneyland Hotel

For our anniversary, we usually have dinner at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park, but it was closed for our anniversary in 2011, so we decided to try Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel.  We had heard it was very good and was a nice, adult place to have a meal at the resort.

Steakhouse 55 was originally a restaurant called Granville's Steakhouse.  As you may or may not know, the Disneyland hotel was not originally owned by Disney.  Walt brokered a deal with his friend Jack Wrather to build the hotel.  Jack added the Granville Steakhouse and named it after his wife. She was a child star by the name of Bonita Granville. The hotel wasn't purchased by the Disney Corp until 4 years after Jack's death in 1988.   The name of the restaurant was changed and the restaurant refurbished and re-opened in 2006.
But enough about the history of the place, I know you want to know how the food was right?
First, you are served some amazing bread!  The bit of leftover bread is in the top corner. We ordered the berry Pina Coladas and they were very good!  
For dinner, I ordered the Filet Mignon $32 and Mr. Diva ordered the Porterhouse  $39.  Much like Ruth's Chris, you have to order the sides separately.  We ordered the Chef's Potato Stack Au Gratin $8, Sauteed Green Beans with Applewood-Smoked Bacon $8, Sauteed or Creamed Spinach$9, Sauteed Mushrooms $9.  Way too much food!

Sorry that I don't have better pictures, but Mr. Diva and I were celebrating and it's a nice restaurant, so we didn't want to look like tourists. ;-D 

After this HUGE dinner, we didn't have any room for the delectable desserts on their menu, but they knew we were celebrating our anniversary and brought us this sweet ending to our delicious dinner. 

 On our way out, we stopped by a few of the pictures of Walt and went ahead and played the Disney Geek.  Mr. Diva wanted pictures with Walt before we left.

All in all, Steakhouse 55 is an excellent restaurant!  I don't have a bad thing to say about it other than that it is very expensive.  Because of that, we will only be eating there on very, very special occasions.  But when we do, at least we will be assured of a great meal!

1 comment:

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh how sweet is that dessert! Just so Disney. Love the walt photos too. Thanks for the details