French Market Restaurant
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Let the Disneyland restaurant reviews continue :) Today I will be reviewing the very charming French Market Restaurant in the middle of New Orleans Square, close to Pirates of the Caribbean, the train stop, and The Haunted Mansion. This is one of the nicer restaurants in the park with quite a large seating area outside.
I love the feel of New Orleans Square, it full of festivites. Whether a band is playing, princesses singing, or the sea of people passing by, it’s a great place to be.
Let’s take a look at the menu below….
Menu Date: 9/2011
Plantation Citrus Chicken
A French Market specialty! Succulently Roasted Chicken Breast, seasoned with Citrus and Cajun spices. With “Market” Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Cheddar Corn Bread – $12.99
Roast Beef Royale
Slow-roasted generously sliced, and served with Cognac Peppercorn Jus with “Market” Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Cheddar Corn Bread – $13.49
Seafood & Chicken Jambalaya
A Savory Medley of Creole Rice, Zucchini, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Okra, and Tomato. Then, it’s given a N’awlins “kick” with regional herbed and spiced Shrimp, Crawfish, Andouille Sausage and Cajun Chicken. With Seasonal Vegetables and Cheddar Corn Bread – $12.49
Herb & Garlic Salmon Creole
A Savory Medley of Creole Rice, Zucchini, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Okra, and Tomato. Then, it’s given a N’awlins “kick” with regional herbed and spiced Shrimp, Crawfish, Andouille Sausage and Cajun Chicken. With Seasonal Vegetables and Cheddar Corn Bread – $13.99
Four-Cheese Pasta & Vegetable Gratin
A creamy blend of Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Provolone and Asiago surrounding tender pasta and smooth, subtle bites of Shiitake Mushroom and Cauliflower Florets topped with Seasonal Breadcrumbs. Oven-baked to a golden finish. With Seasonal Vegetables and Cheddar Corn Bread – $12.49
Dixieland Cajun Chicken Salad
Cajun Breast of Chicken, Roasted Corn, Peppers, Onion, Black-Eyed Peas, Avocado, and Tomato – atop a crisp bed of Romaine, Arugula and Frisee Lettuce. With a zesty “Louisiana” vinaigrette and Cheddar Corn Bread – $11.99
Chowder & Salad Duet
Our signature Clam Chowder, piping hot in a Boudin Sourdough Bread Boule, with our Garden Salad – $11.49
Garden Salad – $3.99
Disney’s MUNCH, Inc.
Citrus Chicken Breast with rice – $6.99
Macaroni and Cheese – $6.49
Ages 3 and under
Yummy Cheesy Macaroni
with smooth apple sauce on the side and small low-fat milk – $3.99
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid Lemonade, Ice Tea – $2.79/$3.29
New Orleans Mint Julep – $2.99
Minute Maid Apple or Orange Juice – $1.59
Coffee – $2.79
Hot Tea – $2.79
Hot Cocoa – $2.79
Chocolate Milk – $2.69
Milk – $1.59
Bottled Water – $2.79
As you walk through the front door, you will grab your own tray and silverware then head down the line where the servers will dish up the food you’d like to order.
How smart to put those tempting desserts right by the register. I’m surprised my boys didn’t stick their fingers right in the chocolate cake
Here’s a glimpse of the desserts.
I was awfully tempted by this one
Once you purchase your food, you walk right out to this open outside seating with a live band. Very relaxing and inviting.
Here’s a shot of the band. Love the colorful outfits!
The boys ordered the Mac and Cheese, both ate the entire plate along with their fruit and veggies
My husband and I shared the next three entrees. This one is the Dixieland Cajun Chicken Salad. Loved all of the colorful vegetables and the tangy dressing. I would order this again.
Here’s the Four Cheese Pasta and Vegetable Gratin. I was a little concerned that it appeared to be sitting under the warmer too long, but it actually had great flavor. It comes with a nice chunk of sweet cornbread and steamed vegetables.
There’s a closer look at the vegetables.
Here you have the Plantation Citrus Chicken with Smashed Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables and Cornbread. The big piece of roasted chicken was nice and tender with great flavor. The potatoes were good too.
Sweet cornbread. Mmmmm, more like a little cake
Here was another view from our table, lots of fun going on.
Here’s a shot from outside the restaurant, also where you exit when leaving
Before you leave, you absolutely must walk up to the Mint Julep Bar inside the restaurant (same sitting area) and get a few goodies. I almost passed it up and am glad I didn’t!!
This is their signature drink they call the Mint Julep. It’s non-alcoholic of course. My boys and husband LOVED it. It’s sweet, sparkly and mildly minty with a cherry on top.
The highlight of the entire dinner for me were these warm, perfectly soft Micky Mouse Beignets! You order them right from the Mint Julep bar and they’ll hand them to you in a white paper sack. Give them a good shake and eat! I snagged a plate from the restaurant to take photos of them. I’ve had beignets and these were REALLY good
Let’s just say, my family of 4 ate these in about 30 seconds, Lol
Yah, maybe 29 seconds.
Here’s the view as we were walking out, great place to sit down and enjoy a nice scenic dinner.
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse inside the French Market Restaurant.
What have you tried that you loved or maybe not so loved? Let’s hear it!
Disclosure: We are in no way associated or sponsored by Disneyland. Just a family who enjoys visiting the parks and giving you are honest reviews.
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