Monday, September 27, 2004

First Visit to the Blue Bayou Restaurant

On the first day of our Disney trip in March 2003, my son and I ate at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square for the very first time. I'm not sure why we never did this before. Maybe because there was always a big line of people waiting to be seated. Maybe we thought it would be too expensive. This trip we decided to go for it. We joined the long line and waited patiently for our turn. I believe we waited in line for about 30 minutes before reaching the head of the line. We had hoped to be seated near the water so that we could watch the people on the Pirates of the Carribbean but instead we were seated right about as far away from the water as possible, very near the entrance to the restaurant. Even so, the atmosphere was very nice. We both ordered the Monte Cristo sandwich (the Blue Bayou speciality) and a mint julep. Our server was very nice and the service itself was quick, without making us feel rushed. The sandwich was excellent and was served with a side of pasta salad which was also very good. My son loved the mint julep, but I didn't really care for it. It was very sweet and the mint flavor was quite strong. I'm glad that I tried it though. The cost of the sandwich was around $12 or $13 which seemed like a lot at the time, but by the end of the week seemed quite reasonable considering the price of everything else in the Park. We decided to make lunch at the Blue Bayou a tradition from now on and plan to make priority seating reservations in the future so that we can sit by the water.


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