Nestled in a quiet section of Orleans Square in Disneyland Park, you will find one of my favorite dining experiences! Blue Bayou, a restaurant whose name lives up to its creole-inspired cuisine, is an unassuming, but delicious dining experience with ambiance to match. As you enter this restaurant with an outdoor aesthetic, you can catch a glimpse of the boats from Pirates of the Caribbean coming by as they are taking off on their adventure. The sound of the water gently running by, the crickets and soft music- all seem to transport you out of Disneyland Park and onto the Louisiana bayou.
Once seated, we couldn’t help but notice the beautiful lanterns hanging overhead against the seemingly black sky, even though we were comfortably seated indoors! As we opened our menus, we were treated to a surprise – though Blue Bayou is dimly lit, our menus included built-in flashlights to make ordering a breeze!
Upon ordering we were also treated to Blue Bayou’s signature bread! It was absolutely delicious, and after a busy day of walking through the parks, the bread really hit the spot! Next came our entrees – my husband ordered the rack of lamb, I ordered the catch of the day, and my children each ordered the macaroni and cheese. Each of our meals was delicious and our service was superb! I had never had such delicious and gourmet food in a theme park before, but the ambiance of Blue Bayou would have been worth the experience by itself! Our dinner was exactly the break in our day that we were looking for!
Dining reservations for Blue Bayou can be made 60 days in advance. If you are staying in one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, preferred reservations are available! Your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist can assist you will all of your dining reservations at Disneyland- including Blue Bayou!