One of the areas of Disneyland I was most excited to visit was New Orleans Square. Out in Florida this area was changed to Liberty Square, an a New Orleans themed area excited me! Plus, there are a number of food spots here, and I love some of the flavors that come from this area of the country.
We decided to have dinner at one of the restaurants here, called Cafe Orleans. We were seated right at the time of our reservation outside on the patio area, which was really pretty and gave us a nice view of that section of the park.
Our service during this meal was really wonderful. Drink refills were brought frequently – so much so that I think I had three glasses of beverage in front of me at once! Everything was done in a timely manner, and our food was brought quickly too. I think our whole meal only took about 40 minutes, so I was very impressed.
But now on to the most important thing – the food! I’d heard a number of good things about particular dishes here, and I have to say they absolutely did not disappoint. We started with the Pomme frites (Traditional French-fried potatoes tossed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley, served with a Cajun spice remoulade).
Everything about this was amazing! I highly, highly recommend it. I love french fries and these tasted great with the toppings. The remoulade was out of this world too. Plus it was a gigantic portion. We shared it and still didn’t finish them despite how delicious they were. I seriously think I will have to eat here every time we go back to Disneyland just so I can have these fries.
For my meal I went with another Cafe Orleans favorite, the Monte Cristo Sandwich (Sliced turkey, ham and Swiss cheese in a light batter, fried and served with berry puree; dusted with powdered sugar).
This was a pretty huge portion, so I think between the fries and this my husband I could have shared. It was delicious, but almost like a dessert/dinner combo! If you don’t like sweet and savory combined then you’ll find it odd, but I happen to enjoy that. It was very, very good and the side of fruit was perfect with it.
My husband went with the Cafe Orleans Salmon Sandwich (Grilled Atlantic Salmon with fresh cucumber tomato relish bacon and our cafe remoulade served on a multi grain roll and with seasoned sweet potato fries).
He enjoyed this and the sweet potato fries, though it’s not like we needed more fries! The salmon was fresh and it sounded very good though I didn’t get a chance to try it myself.
We were too stuffed for dessert, but they brought us out a surprise (and free!) Mickey beignet anyway! She didn’t say why, she just brought it, but I’m guessing it’s because I mentioned on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary that week. Anyway, I’d heard such good things about beignets that I had to have at least a couple of bites. It was delicious!
All in all I really loved Cafe Orleans – I feel like this would become the place I always have to eat at when I visit Disneyland. Those fries were amazing. And the Monte Cristo was great, but there were other things on the menu I’d love to try too!
How does the food at Cafe Orleans look to you? Have you eaten here?