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Review of the Newly Re-opened Garden Grill

The restaurant itself is the same – lime green and carrot-colored booths that slowly revolve through views of the ecosystems seen in the Living with the Land attraction and Farmer Mickey and friends on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures. But the previous all-you-care-to-eat skillets of home-style cooking has been changed to a family-style appetizer and dessert with your choice of five entrees. All meals begin with a platter of breadsticks accompanied by a trio of dipping sauces including roasted red pepper hummus, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, and a garlic and herb olive oil. Entrees are tasty but certainly not anything special even though Disney has tried to modernize the menu. Perhaps the best part of the meal is the creamy orzo and pearl barley risotto accompanying the chicken and fish entrees – my question is where are the vegetables that the Garden Grill is supposed to represent (a salad comes with dinner only)? End with a family-style dessert of yummy chocolate fondue with marshmallows, mini Toll House cookies, pound cake, fruit, and gummy worms for dipping.

Tip: Request a booth in the bottom-seating tier for the best panorama.

Best Know For: The view of the Living with the Land ride.

Sample Menu Items

Lunch and dinner entrees: Slow-roasted beef strip loin with natural jus and caramelized shallot mashed potatoes o seafood cioppino o mushroom ravioli and vegetable o chipotle-rubbed rotisserie chicken with orzo and pearl barley risotto o grilled red snapper with orzo and pearl barley risotto with a coconut-lime essence.