Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is a haven for food enthusiasts- believe it or not. With a plethora of dining options ranging from quick-service snacks to fine dining experiences there is something for everyone’s preference. Among these culinary delights is Steakhouse 71.
The restaurant is located within the iconic Disney’s Contemporary Resort and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at Steakhouse 71 for dinner so you can decide if it’s a must-visit destination during your trip.
Steakhouse 71 transports diners back to the 1970s, paying homage to the resort’s opening year. The retro-modern decor, with sleek lines, wood accents, and mid-century furnishings, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant’s design is a seamless blend of nostalgia and sophistication. My experience was it’s one of the more casual steakhouses on property giving it a more comfortable feel.
Steakhouse 71 is primarily known for its high-quality steaks, and it does not disappoint in this regard. The menu features a variety of cuts, from the flavorful New York Strip to the tender filet mignon.
My steak was expertly prepared. The price range for steak entrees at dinner is from $30-$39. I chose the 6oz Filet Mignon. I found it to be cooked perfectly. However, the star was the Bearnaise sauce. Steak dishes are offered with your choice of one side and one sauce. I had no complaints about the steak, but the sauce was amazing!
Non-steak options include seafood dishes and vegetarian selections. You can be sure that everyone in your party can find something to suit their tastes.
Start your meal with one of the appetizers, such as the delicious French onion soup or the crispy calamari. Appetizer prices range from $10 to $17. I had the onion rings which was split among the table. If it is possible to have top shelf onion rings- these were it!
The restaurant also offers a selection of sides, including truffle macaroni and cheese and loaded mashed potatoes. The dessert menu includes options like the classic New York cheesecake and the chocolate mousse cake.
The star of the show at Steakhouse 71 is undoubtedly the steak. Each cut is carefully cooked and seasoned. The restaurant’s commitment to using high-quality ingredients and skilled culinary craftsmanship shines through in every bite.
Our service at Steakhouse 71 was top-notch, reflecting the Disney standard of excellence. The attentive and friendly staff made us feel welcome and ensured that every need was met promptly. Whether you have dietary restrictions or special requests, the staff is more than willing to accommodate your needs.
The drink menu offers guests a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty cocktails. My teen son enjoyed ordering a non-alcoholic Sunshine Punch, while I chose the Twisted Fig (Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, Cointreau Noir Liqueur, Fig simple syrup, and orange bitters).
The drink menu is unique in the sense it features 1970’s style favorites with a new twist. The price range for specialty drinks is from $13 to $17 with one cocktail topping out at $27 (1971 Sunset).
If you aren’t in the mood for a full sit-down meal and experience, Steakhouse 71 has a lounge with first come, first serve seating. Guests of the bar can enjoy drinks and appetizers or order from the full menu.
Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers a dining experience that goes beyond a meal. The nostalgic ambiance and great steaks live up to the name. The impeccable service, casual atmosphere and decent pricing makes it a good choice in my opinion. You can have dinner then step outside to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
If you are looking for a steak dinner on Disney World property with budget-friendly pricing and quality food, the overall experience at Steakhouse 71 makes it worth it. The menu, service and overall nostalgic vibe create a cool atmosphere unlike any other option.
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