One of the hardest, if not the hardest, places to get a dining reservation to is Blue Bayou. You will need a park ticket and park reservation for Disneyland in order to dine here, The restaurant is open for lunch from 11AM to 3:55PM and for dinner from 4PM to 9PM everyday. It’s located at New Orleans Square in Disneyland. I have been trying for weeks to get a reservation for my visit. I decided to try a walk up and it’s as difficult as snagging a reservation online. The cast member told me that they were full at the moment but I am more than welcome to come back and try again. Challenge accepted were the words that came to mind, I was determined to get my Hurricane that day. . I came back after 20 minutes and group (a couple) front of me were able to get a walk up. I wasn’t so lucky when it became my turn, the tables allotted for walk up closed again. I tried several times every 20-30 minutes until I finally got a, “yes, we can seat you now.”, from a cast member. A lot of places in Disneyland requires a lot of patience in order to get a table through walk up. Although, it’s not always guaranteed but at least it’s an option in case you couldn’t get a reservation online.
Once I got seated, I scanned the QR code that’s printed on the coaster to view the menu. I went through the menu, but I already knew what I was getting. I was starving. I got a Hurricane, a Coke, a Chicken Gumbo, and a Petite Filet and Cold Water Lobster Tail. I also ordered a coffee and an 8-Layer Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake for dessert.
I got my Hurricane Cocktail ($16) and coke right away. The Hurricane is made of Bacardi Reserve Ocho Rum, Myer’s Original Dark Rum, Simply Orange Juice, Passion Fruit Puree, Grenadine and Lime Juice, Luxardo Maraschino Cherry and Orange garnish. It’s an amazing drink and I got 2 of those during this visit. It’s probably my favorite cocktail within the Disneyland Resort.
The Chicken Gumbo ($7) which consists of Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tomatoes, Okra, Jasmine Rice and Green Onions. It was creamy and delicious. I don’t particularly like Okra, but this made me make an exception. The ingredients complemented each other really well.
On to the main course – Petite Filet and Cold Water Lobster Tail ($56)! This isn’t my first time ordering this item. It’s been the only thing I order whenever I go. The Filet melts in your mouth and it’s always cooked perfectly. The lobster is sweet and the butter makes it more tasty. The sides complements the meal. If you have to try anything from the menu, this is what I highly recommend.
Lastly, for dessert, I ordered the 8-Layer Chocolate and Hazelnut cake with Chantilly Cream and Macaron ($10). I usually get the Vanilla-Bourbon Creme Brulee but I’m glad I opted for this cake instead, The chocolate and hazelnut were a perfect combo, I felt like I had a taste of heaven.
All in all, the food was amazing as always. I do hope they come back with the Fantasmic Dining Package when Fantasmic returns (crossing my fingers). I always get that package when the family and I come to visit. It’s a 3 course prix fixe meal which includes a spot at the reserved viewing area for Fantasmic. I think it was around $65-$75 pre pandemic.
Have you dined in Blue Bayou or are you planning on it? Share your thoughts in the comments.