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Disney Dream Cruise Ship Menus

by Tim_Jones on February 3, 2011


Does the new Disney Dream cruise ship have good food?  How's the food on the Disney Dream? Can you show us the menus from the Disney Dream cruise ship?  Everyone wants to know about the food on the Disney Dream, so here goes; yes and no, good, and yes.

Good?  OK.  Thanks for reading...

Seriously, this may be a longer post, but it's something lots of readers are asking about, so please feel free to skip to the section you want to read about on this one.  I'll be breaking it down by each of the three rotational dining options on the Disney Dream; Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace, and Animators Palate.

Enchanted Garden

For me, this was the most unique menu on the Disney Dream.  I know there are a couple repeats from the Magic and Wonder, but it was less obvious to me.  The other two restaurants had lots of menu repeats.  This one seemed to have more original options.  I really expected a new menu in each restaurant, but that was obviously not the case.  I guess if "it ain't broke, don't fix it" ruled the day when creating menus. :)

Enchanted Garden Menu on Disney Dream

I know it's hard to read and this will be the case for every menu, which is why I'll briefly itemize the menu items.

Appetizers

  • Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower -- this is the one I got.  It was OK.  Disney Dream Enchanted Garden Tuna
  • Golden and Red Beet Carpaccio
  • North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli -- my wife tried this one.  She thought it was just OK.
  • Thyme and Garlic Brioche

Soups and Salads

  • Duck Consomme
  • Curried Carrot and Apple Soup -- I thought this one tasted a lot like the Butternut Squash soup you can get at Animators Palate, just a bit sweeter.
  • Romaine Wedge Salad -- looked really good, but I didn't try it.
  • Baby Spinach Salad

Disney Dream Enchanted Garden Menu

Main Course

  • Caramelized Sea Scallops
  • Pearl-Barley Cakes with Shallots, Leeks, and RosemaryDisney Dream Enchanted Garden NY Strip Steak
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Salt -- wife had this one and was really good.  I finished it for her. :)
  • The Enchanted Garden Tuna Salad
  • Pan-seared Sea Bass
  • Glazed Portobello Mushrooms
  • Marjoram Scented Organic Chicken
  • Grilled NY Strip Steak -- I got this one and it was the best steak I had for the whole cruise, even though they overcooked it.

Royal Palace

Celebrated my son's birthday, here.  The Dream has a different birthday cake than the Wonder and Magic and it's MUCH better!!  I was least impressed with the food at Royal Palace of the three dining options.

Disney Dream Royal Palace Menu

Appetizers

  • Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast
  • Escargot Granites -- even though I wasn't overly impressed with the Royal Palace food, this one was absolutely yummy!!  I even ordered it again in Animators Palate the next night (did you know you could order anything from any of the menus in any of the restaurants?)
  • Double Baked Spinach Souffle -- sounded better than it looked and it was SMALL
  • Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp

Disney Dream Royal Palace Menu

Soups and Salads

  • Avocado-Citrus Salad -- SOUR!
  • Royal Market Green Salad
  • The Comtesse Du Barry's Soup
  • Belle's French Onion Soup -- FANTASTIC!!!  Almost ordered this one, again.

Disney Dream Royal Palace Menu

Main Course

  • Royal Palace Aged Angus Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Lobster Medallions -- this is what I ordered and evenDisney Dream Royal Palace Beef Tenderloin though I liked the appetizer and soup, pretty much spoiled my opinion of Royal Palace.  It sounds so good on the menu "Aged" "Angus" "Beef" -- how could you go wrong?  Well, they did.  It was SO bland I could barely finish it.
  • Oven-Baked Salmon Royale
  • Roasted Wild Boar Tenderloin -- I should've (and nearly did) tried this one.
  • Grilled Farm-Raised Organic Chicken Breast Salad -- sounds delightful, doesn't it?  /sarcasm
  • Double-Cut Rack of Lamb with Dijon Crust
  • Pan-seared Tofu, Roasted Zucchini, Eggplant, and Red Peppers
  • Baked Farm-Raised Organic Chicken Breast
  • Wild Mushroom filled Pasta in a Vegetable Broth

Animator's Palate

I really only wanted the beef tenderloin of the main course options, but I was real hesitant due to my experience at Royal Palace the previous evening.  I took the risk, anyway and was not disappointed.  While not the best (see Enchanted Garden, above), still very good and enjoyable.

Disney Dream Animator's Palate Menu

Appetizers

  • Smoked Salmon Tartare -- tempting, but didn't get this one
  • Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes
  • Sesame-flavored Rock Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Cheesecake -- Yes, cheesecake!  It was actually pretty darn good!  I tried this one....in addition to my escargot from Royal Palace.
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto and Porcini Twist

Soups and Salads

Disney Dream Animators Palate Baked Potato Soup

  • Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese -- I got this one and loved it!
  • Creamy Butternut Squash Soup -- an old favorite!
  • Vine Ripe Tomato Salad
  • Curly Endive, Arugula, and Watercress Salad

Disney Dream Animators Palate Menu

Main Course

  • Grilled Pacific Black CodDisney Dream Animators Palate Tenderloin
  • Animators Trio of Veal
  • White Shrimp Pennette Pasta
  • Stir Fry Vegetables
  • Lemon-Thyme Marinated Organic Chicken Breast
  • Black Bean Chipotle Cakes
  • Marinated Angus Beef Tenderloin -- Best cooked steak of the cruise and the bok choy was awesome!
  • Arugula Leaves and Grilled Vegetable Salad

That's it!  All three dining options on the Disney Dream cruise ship!  Lots of interesting choices -- some good, some not so much.  What have you tried on the Dream?  Let us know in the comments, below!


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  • Carolrn1495

    How can you say the food was good? Are you being paid by Disney? The escargot was nasty. The onion soup was inedible and went uneaten at our table. The duck soup was bad, the wild boar were hockey pucks. The beef edible but tasteless. Service was just as bad.

  • http://www.guide2disney.com/blog Tim_Jones

    Sounds like you had a very different experience than I did….I’ve always loved the escargot on every Disney cruise, including this one. The onion soup was the best I’ve ever had. The duck soup I had was “interesting” — a different flavor than I was used to…I mentioned that the beef was very bland at two of the restaurants, that the spinach souffle was not as expected, etc. This was my opinion and experience. Our service was great! Based on feedback I’m hearing from others, it sounds like it’s very spotty on this new ship…still working out the kinks.

  • Jagath Kodikara

    Does the Dream give free soda like in the Magic and Wonder? Also, is the coffee in the public beverage stands still the nasty made from syrup stuff?

  • Bharat

    Yes, it is on 11the deck 

  • Cbsam1

    My daughter eats a lot of fruit. Do they serve fruit at dinner to as a desert?

  • Tomsmith

    I’m going on the cruise next week what are the does and don’t of the ship? thanks

  • http://www.guide2disney.com/blog Tim_Jones

    You can always get fruit while on board, dessert or otherwise.

  • MN-Mom

    Just returned from the Disney Dream cruise and the food was outstanding!  On top of that, the service was unmatched — excellent in every way.   During the day there was an abundance of varieties of foods offered in a casual setting, buffet style — from salads, to sushi, to pasta — you name it.   Late night cravings were satisfied for me with Luigi’s pizza.  Yummo!  For the sit-down dinners, they kept things high end for the adults, while still offering comfort foods for the kids who might not be as adventurous (my son had a hamburger for dinner every night!).   I was very pleased that the serving sizes were small by Americans’ supersize standards.  The portions were “just right” because there were several courses and each course was something “special” — not your normal find in your best restaurants.  This was my first cruise and because of my experience, I think the only cruise I’ll ever go on again will be another Disney.  

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