Continuing from House of Blues and the introduction. The purpose of this series is to take a closer look at the drinks at the various Downtown Disney establishments. It’s a tough job, but you know.
There’s quite a bit of confusion at Wolfgang Puck. There are actually three different places to eat here and three accompanying menus. A lot of people walk up to one menu and assume that the other menus are the same. Express is the less expensive “quick service” arm. You can get there either through the main entrance or through the “Express” doors as labeled. The less expensive “Cafe” is located on the bottom floor and the more upscale “Dining Room” is located upstairs.
Express Menu. The Wolfgang Puck menu at the Marketplace location is more robust, but the food here is also very good.
This is one of about three restaurants on property I’ve never eaten at. Bigger: https://www.easywdw.com/reports4/verywolfy.jpg.
Dining Room. Bigger: https://www.easywdw.com/reports4/wolfmenu.jpg.
Inside, there’s even more going on than advertised. We’ve got a sushi bar there on the right and seats overlooking the kitchen on the left. Those are the stairs up to The Dining Room in front of us and then the main Cafe seating is behind that.
Then off to the right is the bar area.
The view from the bar.
And then there are even more tables overlooking “the outside” behind us.
A slightly better look at the kitchen seating.
I’ll have to return to try the sushi here since we’re on such a roll. NO PUN INTENDED LOL.
Pretty standard options on tap, though a lot of restaurants on property don’t seem to have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on tap. A very nice choice. I joked with Sara that we needed to “drink up” at House of Blues because her Miller Lites were going to be $15 everywhere else we went.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm I don’t really remember what these drinks are. No one said this was going to be a good review. I’m certain that’s the French Flirtini on the right and I think the one on the left is the Caribbean Vacation.
Whatever this was was just fine. Fruity with a lot of ingredients. I usually try to order something that I’m too lazy to make at home. I noticed that there was a dearth of “manly” sounding drinks on most of the Downtown Disney menus. It wouldn’t kill them to add a “modern interpretation” of a Manhattan or something. They don’t have any whiskey-based drinks on the menu. Maybe they just thought I was girly and neglected to give me the “Man Menu,” which actually sounds like sort of a weird thing now that I’ve typed it. You can keep your Man Menu.
The French Flirtini. Also good. Not a whole lot to say about them. They’re all high quality, overpriced cocktails that are made to spec.
Definitely returning for the sushi.
Probably this one. The bar area would be a nice way to pop into Wolfgang and order a drink along with some sushi. You could also rock dessert or whatever else.
Wolfgang Puck Cafe was my least favorite of the places we visited. The drinks were expensive. While “contemporary,” the restaurant’s decor didn’t really do much for me either. It’s “just a restaurant,” which isn’t necessarily what you’re looking for at Walt Disney World. My opinion may change once I return for some sushi and a beer.
Speaking of decor, it’s super creepy.
Caribbean Vacation! I was totally right!
Off to Bongos.