When: November 28, 2015, 7:40 PM
Napa Rose is a fine-dining restaurant in the Grand Californian Hotel. It’s arguably the best restaurant at the Disneyland Resort, if not the best in Orange County. It’s ideal for a dressier or romantic dinner, and is a million miles away (actually: a hundred yards or so) from the traditional theme park experience. I’ve been to Napa Rose on a few different occasions over the years, and have always enjoyed it. It’s certainly not cheap, but it’s a wonderful special-occasion restaurant.
The menu at Napa Rose changes with the seasons, but there are a few regular items on the menu that the restaurant does well.
Filet Mignon, for instance.
If you like steak, the “Pan Roasted Angus Beef Filet Mignon” is as good a cut of meat as you can hope to get anywhere on Disneyland property. It’s perfectly cooked (in my case, medium rare), and gives you one of those eyes-roll-back-in-your-head flavor bursts when it hits your tongue.
The presentation is gorgeous, and the complements are perfect. The filet sits on a serving of fennel and mushroom, and the chef has included a few small pieces of braised beef cheeks for a flavor/texture counterpoint to the main filet.
This is a spectacular meal. It’s firing on all cylinders. If you’re a steak fan, and can afford the price point, you’d be crazy to skip it.
UPDATE: As of January 2018, this dish is no longer available.