The adventures and rides in Cars Land sure built up an appetite and at Disneyland there are plenty of options for families to dine in between a day of non-stop fun. During our stay at Disney I had the chance to check out Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, a unique eatery that pays tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood with its grand interior that resembles something of a old movie.
Located on Buena Vista Street, Carthay Circle is crafted with a lot of ornate and custom woodwork that coupled with the impressive menu created by by award-winning Executive Chef Andrew Sutton allows guests to enjoy an afternoon or evening of fine dining all in the backdrop of a very warm interior complete with custom tiles, elegant chandeliers, oak tables and immaculate art that dons the walls and ceilings. The model for the restaurant is done after the original Spanish Revival architecture of the 1920s where guests will find photos and artifacts from the 1937 premier of '??Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,'? Disney'??s first feature-length animated film as well as a 68-seat bar and wine lounge is reminiscent of the grand palace movie days.
With 200 seats in the dining room (as well as a terrace that can seat 56), guests will love the seasonal menu that includes options like sustainable fish, sushi, udon noodles, salad baskets, Angus burgers, and delicious dessert options like seasonal county pie. There are also old-fashioned dishes such as '??liver and onions'? get a modern twist, with crispy fried chicken livers served with a salad with buttermilk dressing, bacon and onions and tacos and sloppy joes off of the kids menu.
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There is also the cool lounge area where guests can enjoy finger foods and small plates as well as relax with a California wine, craft beer or classic cocktail.
More upscale than your typical Disney eatery, I loved checking out Carthay Circle for its mix of old world meets seasonal cuisine that every modern family will love
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This a review series that is a part of the Brave Cars Land Event we attended in Los Angeles.