Blue Bayou – Disneyland, CA

Blue Bayou Creme BruleeRated: ♣♣♣

In Oct 2009, I was able to get into the 2nd most exclusive restaurant in Disneyland, CA (first being club 33). About a month prior to my trip to Disneyland, I called ahead to make a reservation at the Blue Bayou. It was my 3rd attempt to eat at the restaurant and I finally got in!

The scene:

The restaurant is situated within the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in New Orleans town. The dim lighting, the sound of the crickets, and the white tablecloths makes the Blue Bayou an idea restaurant for a date. I wouldn’t say so much of a family restaurant since the scene is pretty quiet. The main seating area is stationed in a patio-like area with a view of the PotC ride. I requested for a table by the water so we’d have a better view.

The food:

Maybe it’s because everyone talked the restaurant up, but I found Blue Bayou to be subpar. Each main course comes out in the $30-$40 range; a little overpriced for mediocre food. I had the Jambalaya and K got the Five-Pepper Roasted New York steak.

Gumbo – Entrees come with a choice of gumbo or salad. Get the gumbo, it was literally the best part about the meal. It’s thick and creamy and the dirty rice on top is super tasty.

Jambalaya – There were loads of chunky tomatoes and onions in the jambalaya. The onions were a little undercooked so they were still crunchy when I bit into it. I’m not a fan of either, so the dish was almost inedible for me.

5 Pepper Roasted New York Steak – K’s steak which was ordered “medium-rare,” came out medium-well. He had to saw the steak with the knife to cut bite-size pieces. The potatoes au gratin were tasty, but the steak was too tough to eat.

Crème Brulee – For dessert we had the crème brulee. Okay, I take what I said about the gumbo back. The crème brulee was the best part of the meal. It was smooth and creamy, the sugar wasn’t over burnt at all, and it was topped with shaved chocolate and fresh fruit. How can you go wrong with that?

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