The Flying Fish, Disney's
of the most memorable experiences of our most recent trip to the big
world, was dinner at The Flying Fish. We had a priority seating,
which this night allowed us upon arrival to an immediate table. Keep
in mind though, this might not always be the case.
Located in the heart of the BoardWalk, at first glance through the
window, one might think that this is just another Disney restaurant.
From outward appearances, and even after you walk inside The Flying
Fish, it seems like a narrow, crowded, trendy Disney venue, with a
big-buck price tag. But hey, it was there, we were hungry, and we
had heard a lot about it, so we gave it a try.
When we sat down amid the neon and
silver décor, our server confidently and thoroughly explained the
evening's delicacies. Like many of the upscale Disney restaurants,
the menus change almost nightly. This is due to the fact that the
chef will only prepare dishes with the freshest available
ingredients. For example, this night filet mignon was not available;
it did not meet the chef's standards. We felt the Flying Fish lacked
a little in atmosphere, but far made up for it with the high
standard of the food.
We chose a starter, which nicely set the stage for the main course's
that were to follow. We split a Flying Fish sampler, which consisted
of Vegetable-Rock Shrimp Fritter, House Smoked Salmon, and Rock Crab
Cake. The Rock Crab Cake was superb. For a starter, the Hail Caesar
Salad is also great.
For entrees, we tried Char Crusted NY Strip Steak - with Roasted
Fingerling Potatoes, Arugula and Sauce Foyot, and the Oak-Wood
Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Warm Baby Spinach, Jicama, Wild
Mushrooms and Crispy Pancetta Vinaigrette. Both were great. For
dessert, the chef's specialty is the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with
Liquid Chocolate Center and Tarragon Crème Anglaise. The server will
have you order it with your entrée, because it takes 20 minutes to
prepare. It's out of this world! We also tried the Petite Espresso
Crème Brulee with Biscotti. It's also great!
If your desire for a magical Disney night out is great food, then
the Flying Fish is your place. If you are looking for a themed
Disney restaurant with great atmosphere, then you should keep
looking past the Flying Fish. All in all, great food, but we will
pass on the quasi-contempo atmosphere. Sorry, we are just a little
"Goofy" at heart!