Think there’s nothing vegan at Walt Disney World’s premiere steakhouse? Think again. Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort has just reopened with a brand new plant-Based vegan menu and we’re here to show you all of it.
Walt Disney World has slowly been reopening all of its table service locations and one of the most recent is Yachtsman Steakhouse, located in, you guessed it, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The Yacht and its sister property, Beach Club Resort are two of our favorite hotels due to its proximity to EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Both are within walking distance, at EPCOT you have a dedicated entry, and are close to the Skyliner. Another reason they are favorites are the amazing variety of vegan options within both properties. From Cape May Cafe to Ale & Compass to Beaches and Cream, you have LOTS of vegan options here. But let’s talk about Yachtsman Steakhouse and its new menu!
Vegan Disney Food Review: Yachtsman Steakhouse at Walt Disney World Resort
The Yachtsman Steakhouse is a Disney signature restaurant located in the Yacht Club Resort and is part of the Epcot resort area nestled along the shores of Crescent Lake.
Disney’s Yachtsman Steakhouse Atmosphere
The Yacht Club Resort has a New England feel to it which carries over into the restaurant. Inside you’ll find circular windows, knotty pine beams, nautical accents and tables clad with white linen tablecloths.
The restaurant is divided into two main seating areas with windows overlooking the Stormalong Bay water recreation area.
Yachtsman does not have bar seating, but does have a neighboring lounge, Crew’s Cup Lounge, where you can indulge in a beverage while waiting for your table.
Fair warning. This is a steakhouse and there is a display case situated in between the lounge and the restaurant which houses cuts of meat. It is unavoidable when entering the dining room here.
Disney’s Yachtsman Steakhouse New Vegan Dinner Options
Our friend recently visited Yachtsman and experienced the new vegan options. We are headed there soon and will update this article with our review then, and have a video review coming soon too!
Her meal began with complementary bread service.
The restaurant serves two types of bread. The cherry multigrain sourdough is vegan friendly but the onion bread is not.
Their server was also nice enough to bring out Earth Balance with Himalayan sea salt like the butter comes with. You can always request this if you don’t receive it initially.
The real draw is the split roasted garlic bulb though. So delicious!
The Yachtsman Steakhouse formerly had a dedicated vegan menu similar to the (also former) Vegan Unplugged menu at Disney’s California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. Now there is simply a vegan salad, entree, and dessert option.
The salad is a veganized version of the Steakhouse Wedge Salad, which normally comes with candied bacon, egg, and blue cheese dressing. Our version has a delicious plant-based ranch-style dressing.
Next up is the entree, Sweet Potato and Seasonal Mushroom Dumplings, served with haricot vert, petite sorrel and soubise – $36.
For dessert we have the Pineapple and Coconut Tart – $12.
This tart consists of roasted pineapple curd, coconut crema, sable cookie crunch, and cherry gelee. Sounds heavenly!
Again, check back again soon as we’ll be updating this post with my personal review and sharing a video review as well. If you aren’t already, follow us @vegandisneyfood on instagram for the latest updates!
Because this is a Disney Signature Restaurant, there is a dress code. No tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language or graphics is allowed. Men are encouraged to wear collared shirts and although jeans are permitted, dressier attire is preferred.
If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience at the Yacht Club Resort try Ale & Compass. You can read our review on it here: Vegan Disney Food Review: Ale & Compass Lounge
Barring the walk past the meat case when entering the dining room, our experience eating inside Disney’s Yachtsman Steakhouse as a vegan has always been a pleasant one.
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