What an amazing experience! We were treated with warm chocolate cider while taking some grip photos. Before your dinner, you are welcome to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in a room separate the dinning space. Leading into the room are wall to wall wine cabinets. There's a piano and stain glass windows, and of course lots of Disney memorabilia. The drinks are unique and wonderful! Dinner is to die for. All meals are served at the same time with a cloche which are all removed simultaneously. So many deserts to choose from and all are wonderful! We tried the beignets with dipping sauce. You do have to be a club 33 member or a guest of a member but if you can swing either, this restaurant behind the doors just outside of pirates of the Caribbean and up a staircase is sure to make a memorable experience.
*This review is for the updated Lunch Menu at Club 33 and no, I don't have membership, we were just lucky enough to be invited again.*-I personally think their lunch is better than the dinner! It's a 4 course menu: appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Between all of us, we tried the whole menu LOL. The lobster rockefeller and pumpkin bacon tart were the standout appetizers, the lamb and filet mignon were the standout entrees and the favorite for dessert was the Dark Chocolate Budino which is also offered on the dinner menu. Photos of the lunch menu and food attached!-We also ordered from the kids menu, which was so cute! Its 3 courses and we split a lunch between two very young toddlers and the food was definitely enough for them both! Our kids greatly enjoyed the grilled cheese and tomato soup, chicken breast entree and dessert.-Chip and Dale dropped by to visit, and the staff was nice and courteous as usual. Lunch moves faster than dinner, which is good if you have young children in tow. The food was delicious and I highly recommend checking out the balcony!
I've had a family Christmas dinner party here for 13 years and it is always awesome! This is a high end food place that serves a full bar in the Magic Kingdom! The food is amazing and the variety is perfect, I've had lamb, made to order pasta, shrimp and lots of other things and it's always done right! The service is great and the people are very friendly, and you have to love that they have a full bar! If you want a beer, wine, gin and tonic or a sip of Louie Trey they have it! If you get the chance to go you should since it's a private club and not everyone can just walk up for dinner. It's got a cool vibe with the door outside with 33 next to it where you know to let them know your there. In side is a elegant atmosphere which an old elevator and pull chain toilets to give it an old English charm. We stand out on the balconies and watch the boat show and fireworks and don't have to deal with the crowd, so if you can go and do it, it's worth it.
Our party of 5 really enjoyed our 4 hour dinning experience, the food and wine pairing was amazing. The service was good but not superb, but they were trying.It should be a bit more seamless and coordinated, delivery of the plates, wine poured with the bites, not much later. The Sommelier was extremely knowledgable and delightful with information. I felt the price was fair for the experience and would go again.
I don't even know where to start because I still can't believe that I actually got to experience dining at Club 33. Going to Disneyland is already enough for me but being able to visit Club 33 was in one word: magical. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!My friends know someone who is a member of Club 33 so they were able to get us a reservation. We arrived promptly for our 11:45 a.m. lunch reservation and went to the famous blue door and rang the bell. Once inside, it was almost like we were transported to another time. The grand staircase leading up to the restaurant is truly a sight to see and it really didn't feel like we were even in Disneyland.The inside is absolutely beautiful with floor to ceiling windows, various shades of blue, plush seating, and dreamy murals and paintings. There was literally something to look at in every corner. Since we were visitors, we were only allowed into the restaurant portion of Club 33 but from what I saw of the members-only bar, it is equally as impressive as the restaurant.Their four-course lunch menu will cost you $80 + whatever drinks you order and it is absolutely worth every penny. For lunch, I had:-Crab cakes-Lafayette salad-Salmon Nicoise Salade w/ quail egg-Pecan and coffee bundt cake-Moscow Mule ($9.75)Everything from start to finish was full of flavor and pretty much made to perfection. While I enjoyed everything I ordered, I have to say what stood out to me the most were the crab cakes and the bundt cake. I also had a couple bites of my sisters filet mignon and it was delicious. The entire menu is very thoughtful and there is something for everyone. The kitchen staff is also very conscious of food allergies and dietary needs.As far as the staff goes, they were absolutely amazing and attentive. Shout out to Lisa and Mark for being so professional, fun, and efficient; we all really enjoyed talking with them and learning more about the Club. What stood out to me most about the staff was that no one ever rushed us through our meal and even after we were done. They let us take all the pictures we wanted and let us hang out on the balcony for a bit.I sincerely hope that this isn't my one and only visit to Club 33 but if it is, I'm so happy that I was able to experience it. If you have the chance to dine here, TAKE IT. It is definitely worth the time and money to make your trip to Disneyland that much more amazing.
The food was awesome and so with the service! This place has really cool history and the waiters tell you who has come through and where the decorations and furniture come from. And of course the dessert bar is delicious.
The club 33 experience was such a special treat. There is a door hidden in plain sight, where if you swipe your magic card you may enter. We had lunch reservations at 12:30 but came a little early to enjoy drinks in the bar/lounge area. I enjoyed a nice Napa Red wine while relaxing on a big fluffy couch, listening to the Jazz music being played by the haunted mansion ghosts. Yes, that sounded odd... The Instruments play by themselves and the specters are projected on the wall on and off when their instrument plays. This lounge is a nice relaxing escape from the heat and the crowds of the Disney park down below. I say down below because the dining area is upstairs. You can take the lift or walk the beautifully decorated staircase. There are many hidden objects and characters to be seen throughout the club. Make sure you leave some time to explore all the paintings and artifacts. I used the restroom to freshen up and was happily surprised that it was just as amazing as everything else in the club. There were beautiful decorations , a vanity area, a sitting area, individual stalls with nice doors, lotions, mouthwash, dental sticks, and oh so sparkly clean. The menu recently changed, I posted the lunch options in a picture below. Each patron chooses an appetizer , soup or salad, a main course, and dessert. Everything was quite flavorful and presented well. There are many options, so even the pickiest of eaters should be happy with something. The dining area is spread out and not overly crowded like most attractions at Disneyland . There is a nice veranda that overlooks the New Orleans area. It looks like it would be a nice area to watch the fireworks or have tea. Make sure to look at the club 33 gift shop area. They have beautiful memorabilia that can only be purchased there and nowhere else in the park. TIPSMust be a member or guest of a memberMust have a reservation Be on time or earlyDress code is enforced Get club 33 fast passes that can be used at either park on any fast pass ride in any time frame. We never waited longer than 15 minutes for any ride. Be prepared to have a lovely time
Our family of six were guests at our recent visit. The atmosphere was absolutely fitting and couldn't be more perfect for Disney New Orleans square. It has charm and service perfect to fit. Everyone was great with our girls which are 9, 9, and 10. The food was perfect and the drinks were fabulous. The best was the service at our table and how they were so great with our family. The host stands up and downstairs were very approachable and knowledgeable about the restaurant which gave us an appreciation for the dinner. They are what made the visit the best ever.Thank you Club 33
There's not much I want to stay about Club 33, I feel the overall mystic is an important part of the Club's iconic history & only serves to remind us that there are some things best left unsaid. Set up by Walt Disney in 1957 as a private club in the heart of Disneyland's New Orleans Square, Club 33 has long been the subject of folk law & Bucket List's. The Club itself is a truly gorgeous oasis; a true piece of Disney history. Attention to detail is everything here, from the food to the many spaces, nothing is placed by chance. The decor is majestic & vintage pieces carefully selected by Walt Disney scattered throughout, only add to the Club's magical allure. I've been lucky enough to dine here a handful of times & have always found the food to be nothing but sensational. Everything fine dining should be. With a seasonal menu & a wait for membership of up to 15 years, it's easy to see why Club 33 is one of the most exclusive clubs on Earth.
Been there three times now. By far the best restaurant overall experience anywhere. Angela is amazing!
I was very lucky to recently be invited to dine at Club 33 with a longtime member. It was, in a word, spectacular. The entire experience is elegant and luxurious. We had time to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge before our reservation, and it was absolutely beautiful. The level of service we received was second to none.For dinner, Terry took extremely good care of our party. She had waited on the host on numerous occasions, so she had an immediate rapport with each of us. We were well attended by all the staff throughout the meal. In addition to a creative and thoughtful menu that blends elements of French and American cooking, the wine list is extensive and extremely impressive. As others have mentioned, the balcony overlooking the park is a wonderful spot for people watching, and the large window in the dining room provides a perfect view of the evening fireworks. Only time will tell if I'll have another chance to visit. I certainly hope so, as my experience there last week was nothing short of magic!
Finally getting around to writing this review. I have been fortunate enough to go to this place twice, once for a friend's 21st birthday and once for an anniversary surprise for my boyfriend. There is nothing bad I can't write about this place.Hint: This place is not really easy to find. Tuck in the alley around the New Orleans area, this place is past the Bayou restaurant and past the old large blue door where the old entrance used to be. Twice I went to this door and twice I have asked Disney staff where the restaurant is. Both times, they have no idea what I am talking about. Once you finally find the door, you will buzz in and let them know when your reservation is. Once you enter, it's like entering a beautiful hidden kept secret. There is a beautiful garden staircase where you can wait until they take you to your table. Once you enter, it's looks like a high end hotel hallway with only 15 tables in the dining area.I only have been here for lunch. The menu consists of either 3-4 set courses. The prices ares $65 or $80, which is reasonable for the food. The appetizers especially the blue crab or the quail is to die for. In addition, the steak for the entree is cooked to perfection. I felt full from just getting 3 courses especially since I couldn't help myself devouring their bread.The service is phenomenal. The first time I went for my friends 21st birthday, they wrote out happy birthday on her dessert and gave her a free pen. Not those cheap, but those nice thin heavy, engraved Club33 pens that they don't sell. I definitely recommend this place if you can go. Only members can get non-members reservations to this place. There is a dress code, so make sure you are dress nicely, else they may not let you eat here.
We arrived the allotted 5 min early, my daughter rang the bell, I gave them my name and the door opened. (I was blessed to go twenty years ago and things are different now with the remodel). But still awesome! We went into the foyer for a few minutes then took the elevator up one floor were we arrived to another reception area. The ambiance is amazing. All the subtle hints of Club 33 logo surround you. The lady that seated us showed us around and told us about all the furniture pieces and paintings we were seeing. Everyone was so gracious!We were seated with a great view. OMG, the Club 33 plates are beyond anything I have ever seen. They were gorgeous! Everything was so perfect. Menu options were a 3 or 4 course lunch. The three of us opted for the four course lunch, why not, right? The food was amazing. Actually the whole experience was so special. We were treated like royalty, the food was top notch. And the company, my mom and daughter were so appreciative to be there too. If you ever get the chance to go. Just do it. It's worth every dollar I spent. Lunch took over two hours, but that was ok. We really didn't want to leave. Club 33 is a place I will never forget. Thank you Walt Disney for coming up with the idea of this club. I am sorry you were never ever able to experience it, but your representatives did you proud! This place is simply AMAZING!
A delightful evening with my family at club 33. Wonderful service and food was great. Two thumbs up. Will be back
Perfect afternoon with perfect people. Food was delicious, the environment was relaxing and soothing.Well deserved.
Amazing experience, but the price only allows me to come here once a decade. We came at Christmastime, and Mickey and Minnie were in the lobby in their holiday attire. They also had carolers walking table to table taking requests. So classy.Food was amazing, but the appetizers were the highlight for me. Because we were there with a group of 7 (4 adults, 3 kids), I got to try a little of everything. The salmon tartar appetizer was my favorite dish of the whole meal. Dessert was interesting. I don't recommend the apple crumble with the cheddar cheese ice cream; it was a little out there for me. The cheese assortment with panna cotta (yes, for dessert) was a little different, also not for me.
Cool fun place. Came here with my family. Very nice and amazing experience. Best part was I was able to sip on Blue Label while at Disney land!!
Club 33 is something that has always been on my bucket list and I honestly thought I would never get in. When the opportunity came up, I seriously almost cried. No, I am not a member. I am just a normal person who got extremely lucky and happened to know someone who knows someone who knows someone (at the right time). I still can't believe I had the opportunity to eat at this 10,000 a year dining club.My group and I had reservations at 12 for lunch. Just FYI, they no longer have the brunch buffet. Major sad face. I was always told before by many people that the food at Club 33 was not good and that you just "pay for the experience." While it is mostly true, I actually thought the food was pretty good. I think they improved the menu after renovations.Once I entered the magical doors into Club 33, I was in awe of how beautiful (and peacefully quiet) the Court of Angels was. It is an escape from all the crowds outside. When my group rang the doorbell and waited for the door to be open, there was a crowd of people that stood outside of us whispering, "oh my God they are going into Club 33!" I did indeed feel special for a few minutes.Don't forget to pick up a memorabilia! I ended up spending over 80 dollars on merch. No regrets whatsoever.I accidentally walked into the lounge (there were no signs) that is only permitted for members. My friend and I got scolded. It kind of annoyed me a bit because there were honestly no signs and it wasn't like we were trying to sneak in or anything.Also, don't forget to go to the bathrooms! So nice and decorative. Even the napkins had the 33 symbol. One of my favorite part of my time there was seeing Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas (from Once Upon a Time). I was kind of starstruck so I didn't ask for a picture. You never know who you'll run into at Club 33 :)
It was damn delicious, glad I didn't have to pay for it. Thank You AT&T
A must for any Disney fanatic. Let's be honest for a second. You're more than likely not coming here for the food. More than likely you're coming here for the experience. If you want that magical experience, come here for dinner.Before the renovation they had the buffet lunch that transitioned into only a buffet dessert bar after the remodel. I know a lot of my friends preferred lunch due to the buffet option. Now that that's gone here is why I prefer dinner here over lunch.With the five course meal plan to spend around three hours here. You'll be able to watch two Fantasmic showing right on the Rivers of America and a showing of the Fireworks all while enjoying dinner. Nothing, I mean, nothing inside Disneyland beats this experience.The food and service here is good. Yes, this place is supposed to be the flagship dining experience inside Disneyland but it's not a Michelin one yet. Not everyone is dressed to the nines here. Some people look like they just came from the park. If you do decide to change you can use the restrooms they have. They're so much nicer than the ones inside the park and the cast members are very accommodating.Of all the things I ate what stood out the most was oddly the salad. The strawberry salad with buttermilk dressing was delicious!If you enjoy drinks do get the Moscow Mule. If you prefer shots, the person that gets the last shot that emptied the bottle gets to keep it as a souvenir, how cool is that!?Overall be preferred to spend around $300 for two people here. If you're not a Disney fan I can see why you won't like it. Food and service is good for somewhere in Disney. Just don't expect it to be a Michelin restaurant.
5 Star for service, presentation and food! Oh, and service! Service! Service! Carolyn was the absolute best ever and is so knowledgeable with such a rich remembrance of all the history and experience - kudos. Food was superb, as always! Wonderful new finishes, but I do miss the old history of things. Nice to see the vulture! Lol. 10 people in our party. Everything was great. We all did 4-course lunches.
Fantastic experience for Disney enthusiasts.Well prepared meals, souvenirs for purchase, and tour of Disney behind the scene.
Times magazine listed Disney's Club 33 one of the 10 exclusive places people will never get to see! I am a Disney Fanatic and I still can't believe I had dinner there! Definitely bucket list worthy! And something I never thought I would get to experience "dreams do come true!" I had gone last November for my birthday formal dinner attire of course. Fine dinning, stiff drinks (only place is Disneyland you can drink alcohol), and friendly staff (lots of Disney history and celeb name drops/stories). We had river side dinning and were able to watch Fantasmic twice while enjoying dinner and soaking it all in. We had 6pm dinner reservations and stayed after hours! We had a private escort who allowed us to take pictures in the park on the empty Majn Street in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle! It was definitely my best birthday yet! If you ever have the chance to experience Club 33 for yourself take me with you! Lol It is an experience I will never forget!
an exclusive dining that only club members can get in to. luckily my aunt is a member so we got in. theres just a door that says 33 on it. so discrete. you go in and they greet you immediately. talk to you by your first name. thats how personal it gets. well theres a 10+ year waiting list. so people who in stay in forever. the menu changes all the time. its like blue bayou but better and way more costly. sit down with fancy tables. waiters serve you real quick. best service ever. the bathrooms are like made of gold or something. like a throne. this is where celebrities eat. its like you arent at disneyland anymore. but you are! no screaming kids and strollers to weave around. no stress. no heat exhaustion. just a nice relaxing meal in a very nice restaurant. probably one of the best dining experiences ive ever been to. better than any michelin star restaurants. you do pay the price, its close to 3 figure for a lot of the entrees. but so worth it. if you arent a member and you get in, order everything because its a once in a lifetime opportunity. i wish i was a member to eat here all the time.
A big thanks to my sister for getting me in! This has been on my list for far too long so I had pretty high expectations. I thought the food would be mediocre since there is so much hype on its exclusivity, but surprisingly the food is really good! DRINK:Moscow mule (5 stars): Surprisingly the best I've ever had! They use really good ingredients here and it makes a difference! FOOD:Amuse bouche compliments of chef (5 stars): Breaded chicken with buttermilk sauce. Lobsters Rockefeller (4 stars): lobster on the bottom was very flavorful. Fried oysters on the top was good and well cooked but the fried batter overtook the flavor. Pea soup (4 stars): Very fresh. Strawberry salad with buttermilk dressing (5 stars): The strawberries they use are of great quality! Lots of flavor. I'd definitely recommend this. I liked this better than the pea soup!Lobster Sausage (4.5 stars): Great sauce and tender sausage. Pheasant (4 stars): So full by the time I got here but cooked Very well! Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.Monkey bread (4.5 stars): Wasn't as warm as I'd like it to be but it's really good. Especially With the ice cream and caramel! Chocolate lava cake (3.5 stars): Very, very rich. And heavy. After dinner the Fantasia show and fireworks started so we stayed and watched that. Chase was great and had us move to better seats to see the show. A lot of trees are in the way but you get a clear view of fireworks.SERVICE (4 stars):Mat and Chase were great! Very attentive and on top of all our requests. Made us feel very welcome. Mat gave great food suggestions! Love when they actually point out specific items they think are good instead of hearing the untrue,"oh everything is really good on the menu."The ladies at the entrance and the ones who take you up to the club are just a tad awkward and not as welcoming. I asked for a tour but was told they don't do that anymore )= They should really do a better job pointing out specifics about the restaurant or mentioning the memorabilia area. We never saw the memorabilia and walked out totally forgetting I wanted to buy something!! Was able to get back in and asked to be shown where it was. It's to the side near the elevator (which we were not shown either), not very noticeable. Everyone is still nice in here, but you lose the Disneyland hospitality. Also, I was told I need to cover my shoulder since sleeveless tops weren't allowed but behind me walks in someone showing more skin than me and nothing was said to her. Blah!More on dress code: People were not dressed up at all. I've seen people dressed better in restaurants in LA. So the class must have decreased from what I read about dress code before. I was in a dress and wedge heels and felt like I was overdressed! Anyways, yes it's awesome, and if you have the chance you should definitely go! But for the amount people pay for membership and the hype it has, every part of the experience should be amazing! Especially from the start!! And the first people we met there definitely didn't portray amazing. Chase and Mat saved their service review for sure!Definitely ask to change in their bathroom rather than the park bathroom if you spend the day at the park before dinner. They didn't have a problem with us doing that and their bathroom is A LOT nicer than the park bathrooms.
This restaurant is an absolute gem!!! I've been wanted to check it out forever. However, we all know it's not the easiest place to get into. It was definitely a treat. The food was amazing, as was the service. The sommelier did a fabulous job of pairing each dish with the perfect wine. Everything was spectacular!!
Great serene location in the middle of the craziness of disneyland. Had a 3 course lunch for $70. The quail was OK, the strawberry frisee salad was amazing and the lobster salad was enjoyable but nothing special. Enjoyable lunch but was expecting a bit better due to the 4.5 star rating... perhaps it's more because ofthe location/hype than the food.
Was invited by some friends to this "exclusive" restaurant at Disneyland. Unless you are informed of where the place is located, you would not be able to find it.Upon entering into the foyer, we were greeted and sent into a waiting area. The wait was 10 minutes, but we were early for our reservation.The menu include 5 or 6 courses, where you select one item from each course. I found the food to be just okay. The experience was something both my husband and I would remember, but would probably not go again.A little on the pricey side, but the ambiance was very pleasant.
I can absolutely just go and die now! I finally got to go to Club 33! It was not at all what I expected; it was much better! There is no way I could never have imagined the food and experience! We were planning on going for dinner, but could only get a reservation for lunch. We were totally okay with that because it would be a little more casual and less money, which is always good. Our reservation was for 2:15pm. We rang the doorbell around 2:05 and they let us right in. The hostess checked in and lead us to the outdoor waiting area where there was water for our wait. She told us that we may have to wait until closer to 2:15 but we only waited for about 3-4 minutes before someone came down and lead us to out seats. Just the walk in was breathtaking. It is beautifully decorated. Be sure to take it all in! When seated, we were immediately greeted by our waiter. He informed us that he and another cast member would be helping us out for the duration of our meal. The lunch menu is broken up into four sections: Appetizer, Soup / Salad, Entree, Dessert. You can chose from a three ($70) or four ($80) meal. I chose the three courses because I had a feeling that I would be too full to have dessert. For my appetizer, I had the Warm Blue Crab and Artichoke Gratin with Lemon Chervil Glasage. It was not at all what I expected, but was so delicious! For my soup, I got the cauliflower soup with duck confit and almonds. My entree was Iron Seared Fish of the Day with a Poached Oyster, Leek and Potato Stew. The fish of the day was salmon. And let me tell you! I eat a lot of salmon and that was the BEST salmon I have ever eaten in my life. It was crunchy and soft in all the right places. For drinks, I decided to opt out on the cocktails and went for the lemonade. They had an apple and an orange option. I asked for the apple lemonade but was served the orange lemonade. I did not complain because it was so good! The waiter came back and asked if I wanted to try the apple lemonade. Because that is what I had originally requested, I said yes. Once again, really good! Don't be fooled though. This is not a refill. You are buying a completely new drink. I was too much in heaven to really care though. The whole meal took about 2 hours. Seems long but you really do not even realize that you are there that long because you're talking, eating, and having a great experience. You'll want to sit there and soak up the atmosphere. Do not forget to go check out both of the balconies. They are beautiful and gives a great view of New Orleans Square and the Rivers of America. Overall, if you are ever fortunate enough to get a reservation to this amazing restaurant, do not hesitate to take it! I can finally mark it off of my bucket list! I will never forget the experience.
My husband got us invites to celebrate Valentines and my Birthday here this past February. The experience was so memorable and lovely. The venue was lavish and service was courteous and attentive. The 5 course meal was as delicious as it's plating was beautiful. After dinner we stepped out onto the balcony and enjoyed the view below of the bustling shops of Orleans. We also got to peak through the trees to watch a bit of Fantasmic and just soaked the night in. It was one of my favorite Birthday celebrations, and I'm super lucky to have experienced this once in a lifetime chance to dine here.
I thought the food and setting were amazing. I really didn't know much about Club 33 prior to being invited to dinner. I understand the exclusivity and I really appreciate that. I have to give it 4 stars because I felt the service was not what it should have been and it brought down the overall dining experience. Don't get me wrong, it was good service, but it was not the "wow" service I had expected. I knew I was eating somewhere special, but the service did not make me (us) feel special. Additionally, I saw some very basic service standards being ignored such as touching the table without removing empty plates and glasses. Our pre-dinner (empty) martini glasses sat on the table until after the 2nd course. Had to ask to remove the glasses. Had to ask to take the wine menu. Had to ask for more bread. Wine pairing came half way into the salad. These needs are usually anticipated in an establishment of this caliber. Furthermore, it's kind of expected when $200 per person is being spent. I also felt the host staff was very relaxed, carrying on side conversations as we exited without acknowledgment. Again, this was a good experience, but it rode primarily on the coat tails of the mystique behind the restaurant. Had it not been for that, this would have just been a so-so experience.
BUCKET LIST NUMBER 2!!! Ever since I got my season pass at Disneyland, I've wanted to come here. Reservation is impossible unless you are a member or get invited by a member. This is probably the hardest club to get into in America!Entrance is not the green door/elevator with the big 33 door sign anymore. The entrance moved down Royal Street a little more after the remodel. It is a white door with a small 33 sign and a door bell on the side. You cannot follow the numbers anymore since the new door is out of order. When you walk through the entrance up the stairs to the restaurant, you try to soak up all the Disney magic you can. The setting and decor is unexplainable.Restaurant itself only had about 10-15 tables. Max occupancy sign said 87. Pretty small. The outdoor balcony was awesome, overlooking New Orleans Square and getting to people watch. Service was excellent. Very friendly. Refilled our water every few minutes. Allowed me to order something that was not on the prix fixe choices. Had a few issues with the food coming out wrong but they fixed it. Lunch - 4 Course Meal - $80 - took about 2 hours to finish.Starter - Brioche Bread - Fluffy and buttery. I usually never go back for seconds on table bread but this was so pillowy and delicious. Appetizers - Blue Crab - Ton of crab. Cheesy. Artichoke was cooked exactly like potato gratin. I liked it with the brioche bread over the baguette slices it comes with.- Grilled Quail - Quail was cooked and seasoned perfectly. They were like little juicy poultry lollipops. The green coulis was a nice dip for the quial. Pears and peas pieces were a nice garnish.Soup & Salad - Wilted Kale Salad - Kale was wilted nicely, kept the crispiness but took some of the raw kale taste out. I liked the apple and pecans. Mixed with the bacon vinaigrette, it had a ceasar salad taste. - Tomato Soup with Mini Muffuletta - Was not on the menu when I came but I told our host I really wanted to try it after seeing all the pictures and they were nice enough to make this for me. Muffuletta had the cold cuts topped with the giardiniera. Bread was crispy and buttery. Tomato soup was as simple as it sounds, great tomato flavor, perfect for dipping the sandwich.Entrees- Petite Filet Mignon - Great steak. Got mine medium rare but it came out a little over then I like. The beans, onions, and potatoes were a great addition to the steak. Cabernet Jus was thick and paired well with the steak. Desserts- Chocolate Tart - So much thick rich chocolate filling with creamy bourbon ice cream to help cut it.- Monkey Bread - Tiny biscuit pieces topped with gooey caramel. Mix the candied pecans with vanilla ice cream and eat it with the monkey bread, perfection!Ramos Fizz - $11.75 - Wife enjoyed it. Said it had a lot of orange citrus flavor and was not strong. Had to get a drink at the only restaurant in Disneyland that serves alcohol. Club 33 Pin - $18 - Had to buy a pin since they only sell it in here. Season pass discount does not work for this store. This experience was amazing. I was so happy the food tasted just as amazing. The best course meals I have had. If you ever get a chance, do not pass up coming here!
I absolutely Love this place. I've eaten there over a dozen times and everyone I've taken has also enjoyed it immensely. Lunch or dinner, the menu is delicious and filling, the drinks are made well, and everything just satisfies. Eating there is a treat and I recommend it to anyone.
That's me, a lucky ducky who got to go to the famous and uber exclusive Disney Club 33!! Thankful for the opportunity and the experience -- top notch all the way around! The food, the service, the ambience with all the hidden magical meanings of artwork and history as all Disney fans will share, was well worth every moment. Plus getting to hang with friends who just make life special as we hung out here was the icing on the cake! What I noticed hanging with people who are "regulars" here, is that the staff treat them almost like extended family. They knew each person by name and had knowledge of their favorites (food, drinks, speciality items, etc.). These staffers were ON IT all the time and super welcoming to those who were just visiting for the first time too.
I have been here maybe 15-20 times and I have seen it change over the years. I miss things like the pasta bar, the hot bar and I miss the Belgium Chocolate. If you are lucky enough to go I suggest Sunday brunch which comes with champagne and a visit from the characters (usually Mickey and Pluto). There is not really much more to say that hasn't already been said. I will say this: for a few people who I have taken with me it has brought some of the magic back that hasn't been experienced since childhood.
Great place, but our waitress almost ruined the experience.I was proposed to at the doors to Club 33 on the day we went, so it was a very special day for me. It was also my birthday, so I was thrilled to be going in such a doubly important day!The person who brought us to sit down seemed to be more excited for us than our actual waitress, and she brought me several disney buttons to wear because I felt like she noticed what a grouch our waitress was and felt bad for us. I told our waitress that it was my birthday, hoping that they would sing or bring out desert like I had seen before, and she responded 'congratulations' and did not mention it for the rest of the night.The food was nice, I recommend the monkey bread for desert or the breaded pepper appetizer. The ratatouille was okay, but I thought it was somewhat bland.At the end of our meal the waitress comes back and says 'we don't do anything for anniversaries or birthdays.' I know for a fact they do celebrate birthdays, check the photos in here to see that they do, and I have had friends go in their birthdays.I felt SO disappointed, even Olive Garden celebrates your birthday! Why lie and say you don't?For a place this exclusive and expensive, customer service should be key! I am very disappointed with our waitress.
I feel very blessed that I got to go and eat at Club 33. I enjoyed the food and the experience. Our waiter and the whole team was amazing. (I forgot his name but he was from Alaska). We had our reservation at 6 so it wasn't too late but after a day at the parks and the relaxing experience our 6 year old fell asleep after the 3rd course and we had two more to go. The staff noticed this and recommended us to put two chairs together so he could lay down and even made a pillow for him. My husband and I could finish enjoying our meal and our son was comfortable. They gave us the time and friendliness that you expect from disney that you don't always see in the park anymore. One more note about the food- the kids menu was amazing as well. My son liked everything he got and of course I had to try it as well and we both gave it two thumbs up.
The one and only Club 33. The exclusive members only club at Disneyland. It was on my bucket list and I finally received an invitation in November of 2014. My boyfriend's friend was generous enough to extend the invitation not only to me but to my little sister also and that is how we found ourselves inside Club 33 for lunch surrounded by the splendor that is Disneyland upgraded to that old school-old money feel. Lunch for us started at $70 for a three course menu, and $80 for a four course menu. All of us opted for the three course menu since you can actually pick and choose which three dishes you want from any category except for the entrees. So what most of us did was eat two appetizers and an entree and skip the dessert. Warm blue crab and artichoke gratin with lemon chervil glacage: Rich and almost buttery. The crab flavor definitely came through in the dish. Came with some crostini that was a tad over toasted in my opinion but still a strong start. Grilled quail with southern green coulis and roasted pears: My favorite starter out of the four. Perfectly cooked quail with a delightful coulis that my sister and I couldn't get enough of. We sopped it all up with some of their house bread.Country sausage and pate maison with apricot mustard and grilled persimmon: A miss. Too heavy on that meat flavor. No acid to brighten it up. The flavors did not work well for me and it left me with an aftertaste on my tongue that I did not enjoy. Zucchini blossom stuffed with mushrooms on fresh field pea coulis: Who knew zucchini blossoms could be so delicious? Stuffed to the brim with deliciousness.Perfectly cooked and seasoned just right. PLT: plowmans pork with lamb bacon, toasted brioche, shaved radish, creole mustard: Presented open faced and it was beautiful to look at. I learned that I am not a fan of lamb bacon because of that gamey taste and that this was probably the fanciest sandwich I've ever eaten. Iron seared swordfish with a poached oyster and leek, potato stew: The leek and potato stew on the bottom was a delight. I ate all of it with their buttery house bread. The fish itself was seasoned properly but was a tad overcooked. The broth underneath saved it by giving it the moisture it so needed. Petite filet mignon, tender haricot verts, cabernet jus: Melt in your mouth delicious. My only complaint is that they totally screwed up the temperature and we had to send it back for a new one. Still, tender, juicy, and seasoned right. Classic opera cake, manjari chocolate, coffee liquor, almond cake and caramel creme: A beautifully presented dessert. Big enough to cut into 4 to share with all of us. Good caramel creme too. I loved the coffee flavor that came through. Overall, a solid lunch experience but like everything at Disneyland, severely overpriced for what it is. If I was rating Club 33 just on the food and service itself, it would probably just be 3/5. No lunch no matter how fancy it is should take three hours. But the fact that this place carries so much history, and that it's a part of Disneyland that most will not see, it earns that last star. If you ever get invited for this unique experience, you would be a fool to turn it down. 4/5
I was very apprehensive that I wouldn't like the remodel after reading the reviews. The major change that still saddens me is the logo change (and of course the women's toilets :) but the food was stellar. Our entire party loved their meal. Interior was very fresh but still classic. Our waiter was awesome (Patrick). I am going with 4 stars because although I loved the food I was sad about a few of the changes. The lift in the bar, the logo change, bathroom change and the fact that the address doesn't line up. The entrance isn't the 33rd address it is more like 35.
Some of us fear change, some of us embrace it.After 6+ months of being closed for refurbishment, Club 33 opened its doors mid July. Luckily we landed a reservation within the first few weeks. The changes? As many have probably read, the entrance is no longer the small door next to the Blue Bayou. They replaced the old ornament store and the Court of Angels as the club's new entrance. A small light blue door with a buzzer with the new club 33 logo and a small glass window above the door gives away the entrance. Upon entering the door, there is a glass cabinet displaying some of the new merchandise. You enter the courtyard where you're greeted with a small fountain, refreshments and cold towels, perfect if you've just ran thru the park to make it by reservation time!Anyway. Now you have the option between 3 or 4 courses at a fixed price. Lunch is cheaper than dinner of course. There is no more lunch buffet. The drinks here are amazing, top quality and crafted to perfection. I had a Bloody Mary and Diamond Martini, of course I had it made my way with the cocktail onions. The martini comes with a diamond shaped ice. No they do not use heatless copper molds like at Carthay/1901. They're special order.The staff was great too. One of our servers, AJ, asked if I was celebrating my birthday. I told her I didn't get to this year because the restaurant didn't finish on time. She came out and surprised me with a sorbet trio. So sweet!Reservations made for non-members are now limited in numbers per year. The lounge is for members + guests only. I love all the changes from rules (makes it more exclusive) and the decor. Some say they hate the new logo, but I think it's fitting with the new look. The older logo would not match.Until next time.
I was fortunate enough to eat here because someone I knew made a reservation for me. I had seen it featured on a documentary on E! called "Secret Societies of Hollywood" and was thrilled when I found out I had the opportunity to go. I wasn't sure what to expect so I Googled it to try and find out information and I found a website that said to make sure to dress formal and to arrive to the park at least an hour before the reservation. Well, I spent so much time trying to find something nice to wear, I didn't get to the parking lot until 20 minutes before my reservation, which left me RUNNING through the Parking Lot, Downtown Disney AND inside the park to try and make it on time. We ended up being about 15-20 minutes late, which I thought would definitely lead to a cancelled reservation, but to my surprise they were super nice about our tardiness and didn't treat us differently at all. The way that they greet you and seat you is so exciting and special, you really feel like royalty. The prices are steep (I believe it was around $105 for a four-course meal and $125 for a five-course meal) but that's expected and not a problem. Everybody in the restaurant was having a great time and the servers were magnificent: Friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely attentive. Also, we got to go on the balcony and watch Fantasmic (you can just leave your food there anytime and go outside on the balcony) and also the fireworks show. I think we spent about 3 1/2 hours eating and enjoying the night. I really didn't want to leave once we were done!
My daughter was treated for her birthday and this was such a blessing. Clubb33 is beautiful and Randy was such a nice waiter. The chief came out to talk with us and I heard he very rare does. The food was awesome and so tasty. It was an honor to be there. Then later on we went to the lounge for drinks and coffee. They have the most delicious coffee I have ever had. It could of been a tab stronger but no complaints here. The people are so nice and treat you very well. It would be a dream come true to be a member. It was such a nice gift from my friends David.
Ok, so this is one of those restaurants that you visit just to visit. I mean, when offered a chance to come to Club 33, you don't turn it down. It's practically a myth in Disney Fanatic folklore. People take pictures in front of the sign, and position themselves just so that they can see inside when the door opens. The food is pretty good. Certainly not the best I've ever had, sadly. It should have been for how much it costs to belong to the club, however. The steak was Chateaubriand when I went. And fine, that really WAS the best steak I've ever had. But everything else was just nice. Not mind blowing. BUT that being said, if offered the chance to dine here, TAKE THE DAMN OFFER! It's not like you'll regret it.
Good times are here at Club 33. It's one of a kind and it's too bad not everyone can visit.
Club 33 has been the #2 item on my bucket list for sometime, so I had some pretty high expectations. As a passholder for 3 years, someone who has done competitions to ride all the rides at Disneyland in one day, and someone who has read about this history of Disney- you could say that I am an enthusiast/pretty devoted to the theme park. When my friend called me telling me had an "in" and invited me, I was literally shaking holding my phone. DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE. This was truly one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received. I went on 12/28/13 - picking up the passes at Guest Services by the DCA entrance. We had lunch reservations, and 5 minutes before our reservation my friend rang the buzzer and we let in. Inside the lobby is decorated with a regal red and a large mirror opposite the grand staircase and French lift. While the hostess got our names, I proceeded to take pictures of the Mark Twain impressionist painting, the lift, and of course, me standing on the stairway and next to the Christmas tree by the stairway. In true fashion, my friend and I went up the (very cramped) lift. After exiting, we walked through a hallway with windows overlooking the hoi polloi of New Orleans square. We walked by nostalgic paintings of Walt, the bookcase of souvenirs, a piano, the bar, and then the dessert buffet. My friend and I were seated next to a window overlooking the American River.For lunch I had a plate of chilled shellfish, seared scallops with caviar, chateaubriand filet steak, and the dessert buffet. The seafood was very fresh and delicious. The scallop was perfectly seared and had a delicious flavor. My steak was tender but not seasoned enough to my liking. While the desserts were beautiful, most of them were plain and the only standout was the valhrona hot chocolate.$65 lunch was pricey but worth the amazing experience. It was definitely one of the best meals I have had in Disneyland (and my first legal drink in the park!!!) It would've been a lot cooler to see a celeb (the theme park CEO did walk around but did not stop by our table since we were unimportant). I'd definitely want to revisit after reservations and maybe when they don't have Christmas decorations.If you ever get an invite, make sure to get a drink, take pics of everything, go outside on the balcony, walk around after you meal, and take some napkins from the bathroom :)
Welcome to the $100 buffet. Please wait outside until we whisper you in. Hold a moment while I answer this very important phone call. Soak in the red velvet interior- luxurious ain't it? Ooh we'll take you up this super special elevator. It's an experience, food was just ok in taste but beautifully presented. They made exclusive Club 33 cookies that again is just pretty. You know though, Mickey and Pluto came to each table and posed for pics!! That's cool.
I went to Club 33 for lunch with some close friends a week ago. This was my third time going to Club 33. I really like the lunch because of the soup, salad and shellfish buffet. We had lunch here about a week ago and the buffet was closed. They did have a dessert buffet. We started with the shellfish appetizer which was delicious. I ordered the salad and chateaubriand steak. The salad was not very impressive. My friends ordered the butternut squash bisque. The soup was amazing! I highly recommend the bisque! My steak was cooked perfectly. Everything was perfect. It is a very special place. It is rather expensive. Due to the buffet being closed the price was reduced to $65. I think lunch is normally $95 per person. If you have an opportunity to go, go and enjoy yourself.
I am lucky enough to have an amazing girlfriend that was able to get reservations to Club 33 for my birthday. I won't go too far into the details because the experience is all the fun.We went for Sunday Brunch, which I hear is the better choice. There were things that I didn't get to do that I will save for next time, so I'll try to help you get the best experience that you can.- Start at the ticket booths in the front. They'll make a call to the Club to alert them that you're coming.- On Sunday, the Disney friends come by for some photo opportunities!- Sunday brunch comes with endless champagne.- Don't be shy to look around, and if you get the chance, ask for a tour.- Check out the balcony.- The food buffet is great, but save room for the main course!If you think you can't go, don't give up! It'll happen if you believe!
The exclusivity of the place is declining but as a Disneyland fan, it didn't matter. Went for my anniversary and had the best steak of my life. The amount of food you get for the Prix fix menu cost is actually substantial. A pre-appetizer of crab, shrimp and lobster followed by a regular appetizer and then a delicious entree. The dessert bar had some wonderful choices, and naturally the service, cocktails and decor are top notch.I can't wait to go again.
I have been fortunate to have been able to dine here several times. Perfection is the only word I can use to describe each experience. Tips, if you have the chance to be picky with reservation, the buffet brunch owns dinner any day! Although you still have to order an entree for lunch now.
Edited to add: I am not a member, and I can not help you get a reservation. Please do not message me trying to get into Club 33 as I can not assist you in any way with this.Oh man, where to begin?!#1 Matt, on the dinner crew, is phenomenal. Request him if possible. Hes an amazing server and easy on the eyes ;)Club 33 has been a bucket list item for me for YEARS, and I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of a dinner and lunch reservation in one weekend. Dinner was preferable for me.The food is amazing, and like everyone says save room for dessert. I had the best old fashioned I have ever had at this restaurant. You are expected to order an appetizer, entree, and dessert and hopefully a beverage for dinner. For lunch, its more of a prix fixe menu and you choose options for a set cost, with beverages being additional. For lunch you get a glass of champagne thrown in. Don't forget to go out on the balcony for a plethora of photo ops. Make sure you visit the ladies room if you are of the feminine persuasion, and take as many photos as you possibly can. You will NOT be rushed at this fine dining establishment, I spent about 3 hours inside for each meal.Do NOT forget about the dress code, and make sure to visit the display case in the upstairs foyer to purchase exclusive Club 33 merchandise. If you hover, an associate will arrive to handle your purchases. They also have a coat check, so if you want you can wear comfy shoes for the park, then swap and check them.
Greatest experience you can have. Everyone is so nice and smiley. Curt was so awesome and funny and does everything so great and entertaining for us. Food was so good.
Overall the experience was magical thanks to great company and service at the restaurant. Must GO place. Tip: - take lots of pictures
The bf and I had the pleasure of dining inside for lunch. All I can say is "MAGICAL." The experience and opportunity to even step foot beyond the 33 doors was amazing. The staff was very friendly and willing to take pictures of us. We even rode Walt Disney's elevator. The three of us enjoyed our complimentary champagne. LOVE IT! The bathroom was also clean and cute. There's napkins in there with the Club 33 logo and yes I did take some, HA! I had to bc I don't know if we will ever come back ever again. You know?! My friend and I even stepped outside to the balcony. Feel free to ask one of the staff members.The aura of the place just took me back because you are thinking, "Dang, I'm actually inside." Once seated, the manager greeted us and we even got take a picture with Mickey and Pluto at our table. Awesome! I ordered a fish dish and it was pretty delish. The bf ordered a lamb dish. He really liked it and finished all his food. I loved how lunch comes with a buffet. All I can say is AYCE CRAB LEGS, nommy!The venue was definitely classic. The service and staff were very friendly and on point. Definitely fine dining for a theme park-- having lunch is worth the price bc you get to eat from a buffet as well as ordering your entree meal. BTW, at times I would forget I was still in Disneyland. The bf bought a key chain, souvenirs start at $15. Note, this is the only place in DL where you can order from a full alcohol bar. This place is definitely not cheap but it's worth it especially if it's on your bucket list!
Being a major disney fan, I was stoked when I was able to go here for my 21st birthday. Since it's the only place in the whole park that serves alcohol, I thought this was suiting for my festivities. The pros: The exclusivity factor gives this restaurant 3 stars already. You feel special as soon as they accept your call over the intercom. Our table wasn't ready upon arrival, so they offered us a few options of rides we could walk on to or a private tour of the restaurant. We opted for the tour which I highly recommend if you are a disney fan. The food was absolutely amazing. The chicken melted in my mouth, and the appetizer and dessert bars were wonderful. It's also a deal when you think about it as park hopper admission is included with your meal. The cons: The woman at the front desk was an absolute nightmare. She was incredibly rude and not what you would expect from someone employed at "the happiest place on earth". On the plus side, her hideous attitude did not ruin the once in a lifetime experience we had.If you ever get a chance to go here, I highly recommend you take it! And don't forget to purchase Club 33 exclusive merchandise on your way out!
Club 33... The myth, the man, the legend.. Went here this past Saturday with a party of 5, reservation for 5:30 pm. The park was very busy with Halloween decorations and stampedes of people left and right, so we were all very excited to "get away" from all of them. They don't open the doors until exactly the time of your reservation, unfortunately they were running a bit late due to the lunch parties before and a large party of 22 at 5:30 as well. Unfortunately while you are waiting outside everyone is trying to take a picture of the famous 33 outside the door, annoying when all you want is to go inside and get away from everyoneOnce inside, it got chaotic as they were locating members of the party of 22, letting others in, that we were almost forgot about and didn't get seated till after 6.So minus one star for the delay and no real genuine apology for it.Food is mediocre at best and some steaks were over cooked so definitely order it medium rare if you are looking for something closer to medium.. Not worth the price Bread basket was good, drinks were strong which I liked, and you can go out to the patio, take pictures, buy cool souvenirs.More to say you have been there and take cool Instagram pictures to show off... Other than that, id take my 50$ paid for 3 lamb pieces and use that towards 4 fried chicken meals at plaza inn..
Don't get me wrong, I feel very, very lucky to have been able to dine here. It's one of Disney's magical wonders and with all intentions of Disney himself, this place is a little gem of its own. So pardon me, Disney, as I review this place for its food alone:If it costs thousands or whatever for membership every year, why is the food only mediocre at best? If I were wealthy enough to gain membership here I'd be disappointed by the quality of the dishes I get. I got the chicken dish that was pretty dry. I sampled a fish dish and their famous steak dish, but those were just okay as well. Good portion sizes, but otherwise nothing to get too excited about. Price-wise it's a bit too high for the quality, and c'mon, no free ticket into Disneyland for having a pass into Club 33? Dinner takes at least a couple hours - so keep that in mind if you're planning to spend time in the park. My friends and I agreed that we would have enjoyed the Disney theme park food and outside entertainment a lot more than actually going to Club 33.Overall, worth the one-time experience of being able to say you went to see and dine inside of one of Disney's most exclusive buildings, but I probably wouldn't jump on the opportunity to go again.
This was our first time walking through the mysterious doors leading to the exclusive Club 33. Our evening started a bit shakey when we had to ring the bell a dozen times before anyone noticed we were waiting outside, but quickly took a turn for the better as we rode the elevator up to the dining area.The food was much better than reviews had led us to expect. I enjoyed the American Kobe Hanger Steak and my husband a 5 course tasting menu - both of us very pleased with our choices. We decided to finish off our meal with a delicious Creme Brulee (the best we've tasted).The restaurant is small and although the prices depict an upscale atmosphere, it feels very cozy - almost as if you're enjoying dinner at a family member's home. The wait staff is all very friendly and we never had empty glasses or dirty plates on our table.Overall, we had an amazing night and cannot wait to return for their lunch buffet.
As Disney fans, we are all crazy curious about this place and envy those who get to walk behind that sorta secret door identified as "33" in New Orleans Square. Finally, the opportunity arrived (most of us called it a once in a lifetime chance) and my friends and I paid 2 arms and 2 legs to get in. Upon entry we were escorted upstairs. Immediately the excited ones (like us) took out our cameras and started snapping away. There are 2 dining rooms. One leads to the balcony area (where we sat...better area too) and the other room that they say will be remodeled next time.The old elevator was awesome looking. There's even a cute phone booth with a vintage looking telephone inside that actually works. The cold food was delicious!! Lobster, crab, shrimp and all kinds of salads that totally met my expectations. The hot foods didn't taste all that great. It was just ok. Desserts were plenty including a chocolate fondue fountain. The hot chocolate drink was too thick for my liking though, but you get to use these cute little coffee cups. You're not allowed to sneak home any desserts, so put that Mickey shaped sugar cookie back. And I think you only get to eat 2 hrs before they start cleaning up the foods. Desserts will be out all night. The restrooms were tight and tiny, but the toilet was epic. :) It looks like a chair. The napkins inside has the Club 33 logo on it. Souvenirs are displayed in a cabinet. You point out what you want and the staff will disappear somewhere to fetch it for you. My friends and I didn't like collecting anymore stuff, but figured we'd regret it if we didn't buy something. We ended up purchasing caps, shot glasses and key chains. We heard the Mickey ears hat sells out fast, so jump to it first if you want that stuff. The place is not large, so don't expect too much. It is very pricey to come here, but if by some miracle you were given a chance, I do recommend you should check it out just to satisfy your curiosity.
I had the privilege of dining here back in June. I was here with a party of 8 including my newlywed sister and her husband. It was also an early wedding present for my fiancee and I. Since my fiancee and I are hardcore Disney fans and have been annual passholders for almost the past decade, Club 33 was the last place in the park that we had yet to step foot in. So, when the opportunity was presented, we didn't hesitate. For my fiancee and I, it was surreal that my cousin's boyfriend was able to find a connection a get us in.Once we walked in, we took pictures of almost everything. We were gentlemen and let the ladies take the elevator to the second floor. Definitely an indescribable feeling walking through the restaurant and passing Disney history that not very many people have seen. Once we were seated, we HAD to order an alcoholic beverage since we are pretty sure that this will be the one and only time we'll ever eat here. Club 33 has a full service bar.Lunch at Club 33 consists of a buffet with pastas, salads, crab, and lobster. The buffet alone was so good that we were afraid that we wouldn't have enough room for the entree. My fiancee and I ordered the filet mignon, medium rare and rare respectively. The fillets were cooked to perfection! I snagged some lobster tails from the buffet and made a filet and lobster meal out of it.Dessert is also buffet style. We had Club 33 chocolate, smores, cookies, and just about everything that the buffet had to offer.We were never rushed through the meal. The staff even let us walk around the balcony so we could take pictures to remember this once in a lifetime visit. It was interesting seeing the look on some peoples faces down below wondering how we got up there. You definitely feel special standing on the Club 33 balcony.Between the 8 of us, the bill came out to just about a grand. Absurd? Yes. Money well spent? Well, in our eyes, it was a Disney dream come true and that in itself makes the visit priceless. We're grateful that we were able to dine here and see it in its original form before the makeover takes place next year.
It was amazing to go to the legendary Club 33 and having it live up to and even exceed your expectations.The restaurant itself was stunning, from the entrance foyer with the vintage elevator to the dining room with an elegance unmatched by pretty much anything else in the Disneyland Resort. It was filled with great Disney Parks artwork, many pieces of which are not shown outside the restaurant, which made the experience a real treat for Disney fans.In addition to the special occasion of visiting the Club itself, the food was fortunately amazing as well. For the lunch menu, you start with the appetizers buffet, which included salads, antipasta, sliced meats and cheeses, and a seafood chowder.The entree I ordered was the Sauteed Free Range Chicken Breast. If I were a chicken, I'd wanna be served at Club 33. It was prepared perfectly, with a crispy skin but without that deep-fried feeling you get at other Resort restaurants. It came with a side of the macaroni and cheese with truffles, which was pretty good but not as cheesy as I would like; but at the same time, we're grown-ups and you don't go to a fancy restaurant to get Easy Mac.The dessert buffet was also all-you-can-eat (and boy, did we eat) - we actually really enjoyed the Club 33 cookies as well as the s'mores cracker sandwiches.The icing on the cake, though, was the superb service and positive attitude of the Cast Members there. Everyone recognized what a special occasion this is for the guests visiting Club 33, so we were allowed to take our time to walk around, stroll the balconies overlooking New Orleans Square, and ask questions about the Club's history.Sure, it's a hefty price tag, but it's an event that you will always remember. By far one of my favorite experiences at the Disney Parks, and I feel so lucky that I got to visit prior to the controversial changes coming in early 2014. If you get a chance to Club here, don't pass it up!
REVIEW NUMBER 300No clue what I reviewed for any of my previous review numbers but it's kind of fitting that Club 33 is my 300th. Came here To celebrate my friends' marriage (in their 3rd week). The more 3's the merrier! So here's the deal. Come to Club 33 if you like Disney. I think of Club 33 as a magical Disney experience with food on the side as a bonus. If you don't like Disney and end up coming here then imagine an overpriced meal with a NON magical experience. FOOD (4*)Buffet - Shrimp, crab claws and lobster. Meat platter, soup, pasta station. There was a bunch of other stuff like salad but I didn't touch that. I only tried a small sample of my friends pasta but it was pretty good. You get to choose what you want and the pasta chef cooks it up right in front of you. Entree - I got the steak. I asked for medium rare and that's exactly what I got. If anything, the steak leaned more toward the rarer side than medium. So maybe they saw the previous comments from people and improved their steak cooking. I also tried some of my friend's halibut. The fish was on the drier side. DRINK (4.5*)*So you can buy alcoholic drinks here. I guess that's cool. I don't really see this being that big of a deal though unless you are an alcoholic and you just need to get your fix. When you come here on Sunday, you get champagne or cider during lunch. It's "complementary" but I also believe that your meal cost a little more than any other day of the week. ($95 vs. $80 i think)I ordered a mojito. Not bad. SERVICE (5*)The service at Disney is generally very good. Service at Club 33 was pretty much on par. Several cast members helped us throughout our stay. The two we saw the most of, Angela and Vanessa, were both great. Friendly, helpful and non intrusive. AMBIANCE (5*)The bigger the Disney fan you are, the more magical your experience will be. The exclusivity of Club 33 paired with the club's beauty is enough to give even the casual Disney fan a Mickey Mouse high. It's pretty peaceful here. The noise level was pretty good. For example, we opened the balcny door next to our table and I started to feel like the outside noise from below might disturb the others inside. Mickey and Pluto made sure to visit every table there.
This is the second time visiting for lunch and it was again...amazing. The filet of pan roasted chateaubriand cooked medium rare made the favors come out & oh so tender. The crab legs and shrimp at the buffet were perfect & the crab legs btw were pre-cracked. Definitely make a visit here if you can.
not much that i can say here except that if you are ever lucky enough in your lifetime to go here, don't hesitate. i was fortunate enough to go 2 times in 1 year thanks to a hook up from a friend of a member. from what i understand, that could all be changing. so if you have the chance, for sure go and do it soon. great food, amazing service and a 1 of a kind view of New Orleans square.
I mean, who wouldn't give this place 5 stars. With it being the only place in DLAND that you can purchase alcohol, my friends and I obviously took advantage. Probably the BEST mojito I have ever had, as well as the best "strong island" I've tasted. They I absolutely cater to your every need, and are so kind and Chase, who was our server, was HILARIOUS. He got me a rose for my birthday celebration, so fun!Of course, the buffet is the bomb. Best salad ever, with 4 different kinds of lettuce. The fruit bar is to die for, with the freshest fruits, and the display was amazing! And the best thing... Lobster, crab and shrimp... Just at the buffet? I mean, it DOES NOT GET BETTER.I ordered the lamb shank, and ..... It was cooked TO PERFECTION, medium rare, and juicy. Truffle Mac and cheese.. Phenomenal. I can see why this place is exclusive, and I was so lucky to have experienced it. All in all, their service is obviously amazing, the food was incredible, and their desserts were to DIE for. (It was like an open bar but for desserts...you're kidding me...) The price was worth JUST the food. I know, I know, 125 to 130 dollars may be a little much, but HASHTAG LETS BE HONEST: the service, the atmosphere...just immaculate. I hope to go again for my birthday this year!
If you ever get the chance to dine here, do so. The price is well worth the experience. I knew someone who's family member was apart of a popular insurance company, which has a company membership. I have only been there twice, and both Sunday morning. I recommend Sunday mornings because 1.) Buffett: arrange of seafood, soups, appetizers depending on chefs choice, and desserts. 2.) you also get a choice of one main entree 3.) the best part of it all is that Mickey and friends come visit each table personally! It is a set price per person, I remember paying a little bit over $100 including tip. Cheers!
It was niceCute french decorGreat service, of courseGood foodSlightly overpriced...Kind of a scam by Disney if you ask me...
Great experience as a guest of a member. Loved the view from the balconies and was able to watch Fantasmic through the trees - priceless. The food was good but not spectacular. The food and service is better at Napa Rose, but the experience of wondering the halls and balconies was amazing. I would go again for that alone. The dining areas are small and comfortable making this a peaceful retreat in the otherwise busy park. Having a glass of wine didn't hurt either.
Worth the experience of coming to once for sure...pretty much just to say you did it.Fancy but quaint atmosphere...happy servers.We went for lunch; there were 5 items to choose from and each came with the buffet:Rack of Lamb: Heard this was good, but also heard the steak was better.Steak: Good. Tender, tasty. Great mashed potatoes. Chicken- No one orderedSalmon-Okay. Sauce was pretty much pure butter- mine was a little over cooked. Halibut- No one orderedThe Buffet:Peeled Shrimp CocktailCrab Claws (pre-cut)Lobster Claws(pre-cut)3 Different one bite apps (ie. puffed pastry with goat cheese)assorted fruitassorted cheeses & meatscream of potato and cheese soupAssorted Dessert Buffet:CakesPiesCookiesCreme Brulee$80 per person (this includes one entree, the buffet, & coffee)Full bar is available with average prices.After all was said and done it ended up being about $125 a person with food, 2 drinks, & tip. Definitely way too pricey for lunch but then again Disney likes to charge $3.75 for a damn churro. BTW. Did I tell you that I went to Club 33?!!!?!!!
Overpriced, but there were some unique, amazing things served here. And then there were ordinary lame items.Whatever, at the end of the day you can booze at Disneyland, the rest is details.
Have eaten here many times. Lunch and dinner. Food is always good and presentation is exceptional. Only bad experience was a bottle of expensive Champagne served at a less than properly chilled temperature. Would recommend the lunch with the extensive salad bar card legs and Champagne. Then go with the New York and a nice red.
Visited the exclusive Club 33 July 5, 2013 to celebrate my 5 year anniversary with my boyfriend. It is definitely difficult to make reservations or get access to this restaurant without a direct connection. Luckily someone I knew had membership! Knowing how hard it is to get into Club 33 made the food and experience just that much more wonderful!We ordered the Vintner's menu with the filet chateaubriand substitution and I had the Lamb. The lamb was bombdiggity and definitely lived up to the Club 33 hype. We ordered the lamb medium-rare and it was cooked perfectly! Not to raw and not overcooked. I liked the filet as well but the lamb stole the show. The complimentary sample appetizer was delicious as well even though I don't remember what was in it exactly but it came with a shot of Watermelon Rosemary and the waiter said it was compliments of the chief.I really enjoyed eating the Minnie and Mickey Mouse Chocolate moose heads as a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. The staff was especially sweet. I really loved the asian waitress she was very attentive. All the waiters and waitresses are like ninjas! When you walk away for a split second their run over and fold your napkin so quickly.... The location is superb except for the trees that obstruct the view of Fantasmic. The decor and bathroom is really pretty and neat. This is the only place that serves alcohol in Disneyland. I enjoyed the mini ride on the elevator/lift as well. All the staff members are very sweet and polite. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our visit immensely and it definitely made our 5 year anniversary just that much more wonderful here at the happiest place on earth!
We recently came back and got the chateaubriand and I officially died and went to heaven. Going to the Club is one of the better experiences out there. Obviously it is exclusive but on an entirely other note, it's just darn fun and wonderful. If you every have a chance to visit, definitely go. You won't be sorry.
YES,Former member here....Let it lapse in 2008(or should I say stopped fighting with them to keep it)....Glad I did as just visited again and don't regret my 2008 decision.I remember when there were a few perks for the cost....sadly, tough to get a reservation...any special events are sent by mail so we would get them 3-4 days after the locals---and always hear "sorry sold out". Yes, food is great. Nice to visit---but, not worth it. Met Roy once at a non-disney event. Sadly, he agreed on the demise.
What can I say; I got lucky enough to score an invitation and took my very best Dis friend with me. If you get the chance, jump on it. Great food, Great service and a Great location to boot. Others say it is not worth it but in my book it was worth every penny including the plane fare, rent a car fare, price of the park, parking and the awesome lunch. The only thing that would have made it better is to have Walt there himself. Thanks Disney for keeping the dream alive.
I love going to the Club, I am truly blessed to have a Uncle who is a member and can make reservations for me anytime I want to go. And I go frequently lol. As a CM for Disney I love that I can go here and get away from work and just enjoy the ambiance of this Magical Place with Family & Friends and New Friends. So I made a reservation for May 18th 2013 for 10 people 9 wonderful people. I took 2 other CM'S who had been with me before and I took 7 new people who had never ventured behind that door. We showed up at 11 a.m for our check in and of course I always ask for Terri Jo to take care of me since she has for so long. I took my guests inside and we were seated and love was showered to me. I had not been back to the Club since December because my Dad died December 20th 2012 and my reservation for January 2013 had to be cancelled. Everyone was in awe of the place and they ordered their drinks and were taking pictures. Terri Jo always does Magical things for me. As Entree's were presented she came back with 2 big bowls of the Truffle Mac & Cheese that she always brings my guests. And if you have never had it then you MUST try it!! It is to die for. we passed the bowls around and my guests just harked about how great it is. The Magic didn't stop there. Terri also brought out some Mickey Mousse's for my table of guests and a special Dessert just for the Birthday girl. Chase another fine server (and I mean FINE) and a personal friend of mine came by my table to say hello and he also makes the best Adult drinks. He always pours LOVE into my cocktails. I love seeing him and I told my guests that I always blush when he comes by, and sure enough he comes by and there I go getting all red. I know many of you have either been or wish to go and I hope that you can go at some point. I am already planning my next trip in September pending construction. Yes Club 33 is going through a remodel. We are moving the entrance from 33 Royal St next to Blue Bayou over to the Court Of Angels and we are building another dining room above the Orleans Quick Service Restaurant. Rumor for the bids is that Construction is slated to begin in September through July 2014 with some closures to the club. So I do not know when the closure's will be to that side of the Club. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope that you like my Pictures and I hope you get to attend this wonderful place. I love going here and I am truly blessed.
All the reviews before me pretty much summed up the whole magical dining experience at Club 33. It is definitely worth it for that once in a life time experience and to say "I've been to Club 33!" If I ever get another chance to go, I would definitely go back in a heartbeat for sure!
OMG! Im a huge Disneyland fan and I got a chance to go. Bucket list like everyone says lol. Everyone's previous reviews are spot on. It was my birthday so I was presented a nice mickey mouse cake with candle. Loved watching fantasmic and fireworks show from balcony with great company and a little something to sip on lol.
I've always wanted to go to Club 33 just to say I've been. Bucket list item CHECK! I ate here for Sunday brunch which is an all you can eat cold appetizer buffet, an entree of your choice, and then an all you can eat dessert buffet. When you get there, you ring the doorbell and then someone lets you in. SUPER EXCLUSIVE! Inside, there was definitely a historic feel to the place. The ambiance was nothing special. The food was ok - nothing over the top - especially for the price. I definitely have had better food at half the price. I'm paying more for the experience of being at this super exclusive restaurant that many people don't even get a chance to try. While eating my cold crab, I found a small live spider and did not make a big deal about it. My boyfriend graciously had the busser pick up my entire plate. We didn't really get an apology nor was it acknowledged by our server. Since I was so excited to dine here, I think our party didn't want to bring any negativity to the day but I think our server should have addressed it at least. Aside from live spiders accompanying the meal, the entree was the best part of the meal. I really enjoyed the flavor of the crab stuffed lobster. I tried my boyfriends filet which was nothing special. I've had better filet at other fine dining establishments that specialize in their meat. I was really looking forward to dessert, especially because they were so pretty, but they were subpar and you could get better ones at Vegas buffets. For about $120 a person, I really wouldn't come back. But hell yea, now I can say I've been to Club 33.
Last week, I was invited by a very good friend to celebrate my early birthday here at Club 33 and I could not say no. Especially such a unique and exclusive opportunity to go here.The atmosphere is nothing you see at other restaurants at the park, the staff is very friendly and are very attentive to your needs. The decor is absolutely beautiful inside the restaurant, even the bathrooms all the way to the toilets (the toilets don't look like toilets at all!) The framed drawings were my favorite since they reminded me of fashion sketches which I love. Everything was incredibly beautiful and definitely a must-see.The food was delicious! They have an open cold bar for appetizers such as shrimp, crab legs, salad, cheese, cold meat, soup, bread, etc. as well as an open dessert bar, which was hard for me to resist before my entree came, but I did it. For my main course, I had the Chateaubriand which was delicious! It looked very small, but it sure did fill me up! It was very rich in flavor. For dessert, I tried a few things from the dessert bar but I just could not eat it all because of how filling my main entree was. As everyone was enjoying their dessert, I received a text that I was one of 15 students chosen to have breakfast with Disney Legend and former Disney Imagineer, Marty Sklar, on my real birthday. I started tearing and shared the news with my friends. A few moments later, a birthday cake came out. It was all perfect timing.I would have loved to have stayed longer but I had to rush as I had other priorities after lunch to attend to. I did leave with some pictures on their beautiful balcony and some souvenirs from their glass showcase (wait for a cast member and they will help you and ring you up by the glass case).If you are ever given the opportunity to be invited to this exclusive/secret restaurant, I'd say go for it! Some people that work in the park for years have never stepped foot in this restaurant so for some people it's a one in a lifetime moment. During my program, I'm hoping to go 1 or 2 more times. It is costly but you definitely pay for what you get-- let's just say, every time I left my table, I never came back to a dirty plate or an unfolded cloth napkin.
An amazing experience!Was surprised we actually got invitations to dine here at this secret club that's not open to the public. By the way, please do not private message me in regards to making a reservation. I cannot get anyone in, I'm not a member!Opened since May 1967, Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of New Orleans Square at Disneyland. As quoted from the Club 33 website, Walt Disney felt that a special place was needed where he could entertain visiting dignitaries and others in a quiet, serene atmosphere where superb cuisine and distinctive decor would complement one another. Club 33 is named after 33 Royal Street and the only place at Disneyland to serve beer and wine.Oh and they are serious about reservations. There is a no-show penalty fee. They don't tolerate people coming in late to their reservation. Previous visits ago we came across some guests that were freaking out that they were going to be late, now I know why. Our reservations were for 7:30 pm. We came like an hour early. I didn't think they would let us in early but they did. The minute the door was opened for us I was in utter amazement. We're now actually inside! The cast member was super friendly and welcoming. She led us to the elevator that took us to the second floor where all the festivities are. The elevators looked very simple and elegant. We were led to our tables. The server then introduced us to a variety of dishes.The cast member presented us with a dinner entree menu. There's also a 5 course meal menu ($90). They also have a big wine menu. They served us complimentary bread and butter along with some lamb. The lamb was super tender and delicious. I ordered a Grilled Prime Hanger Steak ($45). I got this medium rare. Thick cut slices of perfection. Super rich in flavor and possibly the most tender steak I've ever had. It also came with Rutabaga Puree Polenta which was really tasty.We also go Creme Brulee, Assorted Fruit, and Assorted Cookies ($14). The Creme Brulee was really good. Just the right amount of sweetness. My boyfriend enjoyed the steak as well. He finished his dish before I could even finish mine. He got chocolate cake for dessert which also came with butternut squash ice cream ($14) (There is a 33 chocolate square on top of the cake which is super hard to see in the picture). Regarding the chocolate cake, he said it was super rich in chocolate. He liked the desserts very much. After dessert, we were hanging out at the balcony for a while watching Fantasmic and the Magical Fireworks Show. It certainly wasn't that great of a view because of the trees blocking the way. But it felt nice to stand at a spot where you can see over everything. Some people did look up and wave. It was an interesting feeling to be up there.Gorgeous interior. Beautiful chandeliers dangling from the ceiling. I completely forgot to take picture of the wine bar. There aren't that many tables on the second floor. There are doors next to every table that lead out to the balcony. They also had very nice dinnerware!They also had a cabinet with Club 33 souvenirs. I ended up buying a latte mug ($20) and a shot glass ($15).Overall, we had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The restaurant is quite beautiful in itself with superb service and delicious meals. Club 33 felt like another world outside of Disneyland. I don't know if we can get in again but this was certainly an experience I'll always remember.
So a few months back my wife and I were invited to go to Club 33 by our good friends Chris and Anissa.. To be honest I did not know how big of a deal it was until they told me.. Oh boy it was great.. The food, service and the ambiance was excellent.. Since it was a Sunday Mickey mouse and some of the Disney gang came to the table to take pictures with us.. The seafood buffet prior to the main course was spot on.. The main course was cooked to perfection.. The desserts were not only tastee it also was decked out with the 33 logo.. I ate so much it was uncomfortable.. Literally! This place is a great spot if you have the chance to dine there.. Truly a treat and thank you to our friends who made it possible!!
I went to dinner last night and have mixed feelings about my experience there. It was very cool to dine in the exclusive club (with its nondescript door next to Blue Bayou and hidden buzzer). I was super excited for dinner until we were informed that my boyfriend could not come to dinner with shorts on. This led to a frantic search in and around the park for a store that sold mens pants. We finally found a Quiksilver in Downtown Disney and rushed back to our party, where the rest of my family was waiting. Needless to say, this caused a huge damper in our evening. It's frustrating that they don't have an official website specifically stating their dress code. I was only able to find an unofficial one and wasn't sure how credible it was....sooo lesson learned - MEN, DO NOT WEAR SHORTS TO DINNER.Other than that, we had a good experience. I had the 5 course Vintner's tasting menu. Every course was pretty delicious, including my rack of lamb entree. Dessert was only ok. I'd come back of course, because well....who doesn't want to be a part of an exclusive club, even for just a night?
Mice and ducks everywhere.The food is top of the line, the filet mignon is hands down the best I've had.
Club 33 completely lived up to my expectations! My parents took my boyfriend and I for lunch about a year ago and it was such a treat! The decor is very elegant- it looks the same as when Walt was still around which makes it feel very historic and classic. I enjoyed the lunch since they had a full appetizer bar filled with salads, fruit, soup, breads, cold shrimp and meats... I actually thought that's what the lunch consisted of; a full buffet little did I know that was just the first course. The menu was small, I believe there were only 6 or 7 options to chose from but everything sounded so good it was hard to choose! I ended up getting the salmon which was absolutely delicious! It was perfectly prepared and very filling. My boyfriend got the chicken with truffled mac n' cheese- oh my gosh- it was amazing! The truffle mac n' cheese was probably my favorite item on the menu. We were all very happy with our dishes and with the appetizer bar- I think we went back for seconds since there was so much variety it was hard to fit onto one plate! Once you are done with your meal, they offer a beautiful dessert bar with so many options to choose from! They serve cookies that are in the shape of Mickey's head which is cute and they have chocolate cakes with 33 printed on the top- very elegant. Of course it is very expensive, but it was worth every penny. The food was impeccable, the service was fantastic and the ambiance was beautiful. Definitely go on the outside patio to take pictures over New Orleans square. Also, you must check out the bathrooms (I know that sounds crazy!) but their toilets look like old elegant chairs... it's very cool. I would definitely go back again!
Really not worth it. Maybe go once if someone else is paying. The food is incredibly forgetful and I'm pretty sure geared towards older execs whose taste buds have ceased to work properly. Stick with turkey legs, clam chowder in a bread bowl, and churros right outside of this restaurant.
Luckily for me, I was able to come in as a guest for a company that has membership here, and to sum up my entire experience in only one word I would say: Excellent. I ordered the pan seared chateaubriand, which was delicious, the kind of meat that melts in your mouth and is well worth the over $100 per plate you'll be paying for. The coke I ordered came with a cherry on top, the server stood beside us and refilled our water cups as we were eating. The Cast Members not only were nice, they actually wanted to keep the conversation alive and tell you all about this exclusive/hidden gem. Certainly one of those things where you say "you get what you pay for" this experience has one hell of a price tag, but being able to say that you've been inside and eaten here is priceless. Sure it costs a pretty penny, but the service you receive is remarkable and the food and atmosphere is worth every cent.
I was lucky enough to get in here a couple months ago and it was everything I hoped for. Amazing atmosphere and history, delicious food, very friendly staff. I ordered the filet mignon, and I have to honestly say it was the best steak I've ever had in my life. I savored every bite. The deserts were pretty good, but if you have the chance to try them you should definitely not miss the smore cookies. We only took one on our way out, and wished we had grabbed a handful. Another tip, if you're a pin collector, they have exclusive Club 33 pins for sale only inside. They're $15, and unfortunately Annual Pass discounts do not work here. If you have the opportunity, it's fun to go out on the balcony. Just ask, and the waiter will go outside to take your picture from the street!
After all these years of waiting I finally made it in. This is an experience that is truly great. I'm fortunate that I get to go back now when I like (which wont be often) but just an amazing dinner which was more than excellent. To start off the service is by far the best I ever had, I took the 7 course meal, it of course started with a bread and butter and it actually had 3 different types of bread which were great then compliments of the chef, it was a soup spoon with a gelatin center a red sweeten union puree with a finely sliced strawberry caramelized, then came a chilled duck breast seasoned to perfection with a duck pate of some kind which was creamy and smooth, I then received some calamari with a lobster sauce which was fine but again calamari is calamari not much you could do to make it tasty although you are allowed to substitute any item which I would recommend the scallop with a side of puree cauliflower soup in a cappuccino cup which was perfect then came my main course which was lamb chomps nice and rare but a perfect char on the outside which some veggies on the side again just perfect, then we got some cheeses & crackers after our mean which i really enjoyed but these would be perfect to start with not after my meal but again just excellent to end they serve a very interesting dessert which consists of a circle caramelized exterior with a soft bread at the base and seasoned apples with cinnamon with a frozen yogurt on top what I really like was the fact I'm a water fan when I have a meal did I mention my water glass NEVER made it half way down and they use a fresh bottle of water to fill up each glass and if they notice your napkin is unfolded then they fold it up to a perfect design again as when you first sit down. The over all experience was just PERFECT/AMAZING if you ever get the chance to go don't ever think about it.
I was lucky enough to dine here once and it was a cool experience for historical reasons, but the food was simply above average and not world class like it is in Victoria & Alberts in Disney World.The menus were in nice binders and there were many different choices, but no prices were displayed. I think everything is priced the same.I ordered the Monk fish with lobster bisque and a side or macaroni. My friend ordered the Chateaubriand with mashed potatoes and a maui style onion ring.We then went to the salad bar and had chilled shrimp, chilled lobster tails, and some other goodies.The meal came at perfect timing after we were done with the salad and appetizers and the food was perfect.The fish and sauce was spectacular and excellemt. The Chateaubriand was tender and succulent.After lunch, we then went to the dessert bar and we both PIGGED out here. I think I sampled everything here and it was all excellent.All in all...the food, ambiance, service, and exclusivity were very good.Then the bill came and I grabbed it as I wanted to pay.......OUCH!Fruit punch = $11.25 eachDiet coke = $3.00 eachLunch = $69.00 eachTip was not included so I left 20% and the grand total was OVER $200 for lunch for two people and NO alcoholic drinks were ordered.
Club 33 has to be the ultimate Disney dining experience, but aside from that it's still one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. My party of four all got the prix fixe 5 course dinner, three of us also got the wine pairing. Our waiter Allistair was absolutely the best server/host I've ever had! He was instantly like an old friend. I would go back just to chat with him again.The food was absolutely incredible. One of the dishes was a lobster bisque that just blew my expectations out of the water. Every glass of wine was perfectly paired. Midway through the meal they took us out to the balcony to watch Fantastmic and when we came back in there was a little sweet treat waiting for us.Definitely going to go here again and again.
I feel like a very lucky lady being able to eat a once in a lifetime dinner at Club 33. I've been wanting to come here for years, but never thought I would have the experience to since you either have to be a member of the club or you have to know someone to get in. I'm not a member, nor do I know anyone who could get me in, until this year. The company my boyfriend works for has some connections to get into Club 33. For our one year anniversary, he pulled some strings and was able to get us in for dinner this past weekend. I was (and still am) more than ecstatic. Located in New Orleans Square above The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is this mystical restaurant. It's so secluded and not so well known that guests even have to ring a doorbell to get in like it is a fancy club. My boyfriend and I got to Club 33 at 5:25pm (reservations at 5:30pm), but the staff ignored our ring until about 5:29pm. So punctual. We were the first guests in Club 33 for our Saturday night reservations and we got all the attention for awhile. I'm not used to fancy places to eat, so the fact a server put my napkin on my lap was a little unusual for me. But, I could easily get used to service like that anywhere I go. For food, my boyfriend and I ordered their cheese platter for an appetizer ($17). It came with three different types of cheese and crackers. It was pretty good, especially if you like cheese. For the main course, I ordered the Lobster Plate ($46) and my boyfriend ordered the steak plate ($53). Both were wonderful and melt in your mouth good. I just wasn't happy with the pasta that came with mine, but it didn't matter since I had more than enough food to fill me up. For dessert, I ordered their Cheesecake and my boyfriend ordered what they called a S'more ($14 each). The dessert was rich, but good. They also brought us out a Happy Anniversary Mickey and Minnie dessert (on the house), which was very cute and very good. For drinks, I got a red wine ($11.50 each glass) and a Bailey's Coffee ($8). My boyfriend got a mixed drink (about $11). The drinks were wonderful and hit the spot. I had a wonderful experience dinning at Club 33. All the employees were so wonderful and cheerful that I wanted to stay the whole night. I recommend looking at the pictures hanging on the walls in the restaurant and usually employees will stop and tell you a tid bit about the picture -- I found out that back in the day, if Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wasn't a success that the Disney Company would have gone under (that would have been drastic!). Check out their small gift shop -- my boyfriend bought me a Club 33 wine glass (what a great memory!). The bathroom is worth looking into as well, it's not like your typical restroom. And last, but not least, take their old fashioned lift at least once (even if you're terrified of small spaces!), it's fun and worth it!All in all, I had a great time at Club 33. I would love to be able to come back to this wonderful place, but that may be a far out wish for this girl. But, one could always dream!Cheers!
My sister is moving to Europe and well, I was hoping, praying to get her and I in for NYE this year. So, am posting this in hopes maybe just maybe, there is a kind soul out there that will help us get in. :-)
Amazing in every way possible!!!!
Over the past 18 months, I've been to Club 33 four times, including my first visit and this last one.My five star review was after my first visit, it was excellent!My four star review was after my second visit, it just seemed to be a little costly since that was the first visit during the "new membership rules", also not Mickey Ears.Now this three star review comes after my fourth visit.My group arrived a bit early for our table (15 minutes early), but in the past three trips, I have always done that and only waited 5 minutes inside the lobby for the table. The table wasn't ready by the time our reservation came so they let us sit in the lobby upstairs. After a few moments our server offered us champagne/cider since it was champagne brunch. That at first would have maintained the four stars, but I finished my champagne and even after we sat our table (30 minutes after our reservation) I was never offered another glass.I did appreciate that the menu varied slightly after each visit, new in the month of November was a lobster tail stuffed with king crab, which was pretty good.Now to my biggest pet peeve, the merchandise case. The merchandise seems to be getting worse and worse. The first trip they had Mickey Ears, a perfect momento (unfortunately mine was lost after visit #2). The second trip they didn't have the ears but they had shot glasses, mugs and polos. The third trip they didn't have the ears, no shot glasses, only pens keychains and polos. The fourth trip, still no ears and only more polos, a club 33 pin and a crazy expensive gold chain that was members-only.I just want to buy another pair of ears, and I'm sure other people do to. There really isn't any consistency in the stock. I wish they would keep some things consistent (like ears, maybe shirts) and vary the rest of the merchandise (similar to how chateaubriand is always on the menu but the other items may change).Sure this review may seem kind of smug to those who still want to dine there (how dare he give a 3-star to an exclusive place, how dare he talk about multiple visits), but hopefully this review brings this place down to earth. It will always be great the first time since you have no expectations, but repeat visits show you some flaws, especially with the cost involved of a park ticket PLUS dinner.
Getting into Club 33 is basically the same as getting into the gates of heaven for a Disney fan, of which I am a BIG fan!I finally was able to become a member after several years on the waiting list. Before I became a member, I was lucky enough to dine twice at the Club, once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was pretty nice and there were lots of buffet choices available, especially the deserts! However, nothing tops the dinner. The food has really improved since 2 years ago when I last had dinner there, as well as the drinks! I had one of the best Old Fashions of my life, and they have a great wine list! The space and atmosphere, of course, is nothing short of outstanding. There is so much history in there, and you can feel it from the moment you walk in the door. The staff are unbelievably friendly and they always give their service the Disney touch. More than once, I mentioned liking a cookie or macaroon they served for dessert, and at the end of our meal, I usually get a big bag of extra cookies or sweets to take home! If you get lucky and get a reservation fo dinner, one of the best things to do is take your coffee or tea out onto the balcony and watch the Fantasmic show... high above the crowds of people who, most of which, don't even know Club 33 exists!
Food was so so but the ambiance was awesome. History on this is... this is where walt use to escape to when he needed a break from Disneyland. Thats exactly what it is! Have a drink in the disneyland park (the only place that serves alcohol in the whole park) and explore the restaurant and see the history of disney. You can also relax and people watch from their balcony. Service was excellent (we had 3 waiters attending to us) and took us around the entire place on a guided tour. Advice: Take the elevator in the lobby up and try not to have a time thats too late so you can chill and relax. 4 stars only because food was not up to par but it was a great experience.
It was a fabulous experience that I would repeat if I got the chance. I honestly was a bit disappointed in some of the seafood in the buffet as it didnt have a lot of taste but there were several great sauces and dips that made that better. The smoked salmon with onions, cream chease and capers was delicious as was the salad with mango dressing. The varied cheeses were very nice indeed, sage, chipolte etc. My husband tells me the clam chowder was the best he has ever had and he has had a few. He had many mini cups of it.My entree was the lamb and it was cooked perfectly and the sauce was divine. My only complaint was that it wasnt hot but rather only warm. I do think that if they are going to have these meals cooked in the Blue Bayou kitchen and transported over a distance they could use the room service covers or something to maintain the heat. The vegetables with the lamb were ok. The pea shoot tendrils or whatever they were, were a bit stringy for me.Overall it was a great luxury lunch with plenty of ambience and great service. The staff bent over backwards to be helpful and informative and this always makes a meal service better.
I just knew i had to get in after seeing club 33 on the travel channel...so ive Been here twice, once for lunch and the other time for dinner thanks to my "if there's a will there's a way" motto :) ....Lunch is way better than dinner since theres a buffet of desserts and seafood and delicious soup served out of a coffee like canister. Be prepared to drop some serious $$$. The 1st time I came I was able to get the free park hopper, the second time around I had to pay for the Disney ticket plus the meal...the third time around I'll be saving some cash cuz now I'm an annual pass holder yay.. Don't forget to stock up on the club 33 souvenirs they have for sale and the napkins in the restroom (I actually saw the napkins on eBay)
My girlfriend has been raving about Club 33 for the longest time and we finally had an opportunity to go courtesy of my brother's girlfriend's ex-boss (?). I admit I had a lot fo expectations coming into this since it was supposedly an elitist restaurant that not everyone can enter. I found it to be casual at best and really welcoming.If Club 33 can pride themselves on anything its the service. For a such a pricey restaurant, the service was impeccable! My water was filled always and it seems that there was always a waiter around whenever we had a question.The waiters and waitresses were quite friendly and the one waiter we had at the end Phillip made us laugh.The food was real good. I ordered the grilled lamb and I had some of my girlfriends fillet mignon. Both were real delicious and the lamb didn't have that gamey taste. Sadly the buffet portion left a lot to be desired...The lobster tail was tasteless and frozen. I love lobster and don't mind it being served chilled, however it was too cold. The crab claws however were full of flavor and the shrimp was good as well.The soup was creamy tomato and that was excellent. The breads and cheeses they offered were real good as well. Even the desserts were top notch. I had the smores and pineapple upside down cake.You may ask yourselves if everything was good, why is this a 3 Star?! Well I found that the buffet to be your average Vegas buffet at best. The selection was real small and even though they were good... I had better at Vegas. Secondly there was a fly hovering around the buffet area and nestled on the salads. There wasn't a worker manning the buffet area at all times, but the fact that fly just kept hovering the food didn't make me feel any better spending 80+ on my meal.Lastly, they messed up my party's order. My brother ordered the lamb medium and he got it rare. One of my friends ordered the filet mignon and it just didn't taste right. It seemed it was over-cooked and tough. When she sent it back it was a lot better, but it wasn't as good as the other mignon I sampled. Overall... when you spend $80 per person for lunch, I expect everything to be PERFECT. The service was up there, but the food and experience wasn't good enough.
BF took me to Disneyland and Club 33 as a surprise for my birthday this year. I can't tell you how excited I was because I freaking LOVE Disneyland. Important to know off the bat: Tickets are no longer included with the reservation. They totally did a rehaul of their memberships (maybe because of 1901 over at California Adventure?) and the free entry is gone. We went for their dinner service and it was pretty delicious. I ordered the chateaubriand and BF had the duck breast. That meat seriously melted in my mouth. I don't think I had super huge expectations for the food since the hype around Club 33 is mostly getting in, but it did not disappoint. I tried some of the BF's dish and it was equally amazing. We ordered the carpaccio as an appetizer as well and that was pretty yummy too. I felt like the service was a bit more lax than if you went to a traditional steakhouse or other classy joint, but it was still on point. It just felt a little less stuffy. That could be because everyone is SUPER friendly. (I mean you wouldn't expect less while at Disneyland, right?) The staff does not rush you and you could just spend hours here. We stayed for about 2 and a half hours and our server said "Leaving so soon?" You can buy souvenirs from a case on the way out (they have mugs, polos, pens, shot glasses, etc) if you'd like something to remember the place by. We picked up a set of mugs and the girl who processed our purchase even snuck in a "happy birthday Christine" onto the receipt! It's seriously the little details that make this place amazing.If you can manage to grab yourself a reservation through a friend or friend of a friend, I highly recommend it. Just remember to bring a change of clothes with you to the park because they do have a dress code.
Delicious entrees, love the buffet while you wait, awesome friendly/classy staff, beautiful view of the park & it's park-goers, valuable visit!!!!!! Just wish they had their club33 ear available for souvenir
This review is way overdue. Anyway, Club 33 is a super private fine dining restaurant located on the 2nd floor balconies of New Orleans Square. There's no big sign or anything.. instead there's a big minty green door where you enter. I want to say there's a special knock, but I don't think there is... you just have to tell them your name and if it's on the list, then you're in.Upon entering, you are transformed into this fancy, old school (and by old school, I'm thinking like 1920s, 1930s..) space. Anyway, if you really are curious about what it looks like inside, I think people have taken and posted enough photos on here, so go check them out. So, let's talk food.. well, there's a buffet with salad, meat & cheese, and lots of fresh seafood options (lobster, shrimp, crab). Also, for those with a sweet tooth (like me), there's a dessert buffet as well with little bite size goodies. Some of the cookies are also branded with the Club 33 logo. Talk about pretentious, but I guess that's what you're paying for. For my main entree, I ordered the filet mignon, which was cooked medium rare (just the way I like it). Overall, the food was good, but nothing amazing. It's definitely good quality and traditional American. Anyway, you pay for the experience... just to say that you've been at Club 33, the exclusive D-land club.. and the only place that serves alcohol on the happiest place on Earth, which I guess makes Club 33 the happiest of all places. Now, my next goal is to come here for my 33rd birthday? P.S. Make sure to check out the restrooms, my lady friends. It's quite trippy.
I was lucky enough to know people who know people, and got an invitation here.... thanks Tiffany D! I'll be honest, I'd actually never heard of Club 33 before being invited; a confession that pissed off jealous friends. We decided to go just because it's so special. 10 of us decided to go one Sunday, and we made reservations for lunch. We bought Disneyland parkhopper passes and made a day out of it (you have to buy the pass to eat here). Backstory - Club 33 opened in 1967 as a quieter, more formal, elegant setting in which to entertain guests and dignitaries to the park. It's also the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol (well, except for JR C's backpack). It's super exclusive and expensive, takes years to get to be a member off the wait list, and you have to know a member to get in. Most park employees don't even have access. Most people walking by the entrance in New Orleans Square - a fancy door with a "33" number plaque next to it - wouldn't know of its existence, myself being one of them.We were buzzed in through an intercom and then took the "lift," the old-fashioned lobby elevator, to the second floor. Do this just for the experience! There is a cabinet inside with Club 33 memorabilia (I heard stories of people selling these to collectors for profit) and the dining rooms. We ordered our entrees and were told (by our friendly waiter) that we could help ourselves to the buffet while we waited. This turned into 2 or 3 plates each. The buffet offered items like lobster, shrimp, smoked salmon, cheeses, salads, cured meats, etc. There was also a great curry soup that you could pour into little espresso cups (don't mistake it for coffee like we did! We aren't very classy.) and a station with truffle oil, saffron oil, and a variety of dips. Thanks to Laura S' teachings of how Asian people get their money's worth at buffets, we must have cleaned them out of lobster, or come close to it. The entrees were a little more average. I ordered the roast chicken with truffled mac and cheese... I just really wanted the mac and cheese. The chicken was just okay, and definitely not worth the $100 per dish. My +1 ordered the filet, which was overcooked. I had food envy for the blackened Texas redfish (with rock shrimp and lobster sauce) that a few friends ordered. Why 3 stars? Other than the allure of the exclusivity, the food was okay, although the buffet was pretty bomb. Also, we were a little surprised at the rudeness of some of the staff. I was expecting Disney-style cheer and happiness, but we were snapped at by both the hostess and the staff member selling us the souvenirs, after one of our group members innocently asked about a wait list for a sold-out item she wanted. It was as if once one passed the dining room doors, everyone is friendly and nice. Other than that, I consider myself a very, very lucky girl to experience something like this that few people get to do. So happy we went!Tips if you get to go:- Go for lunch, not dinner! Lunchtime has a buffet meal, which we all thought had better food than our entrees. Dinner just offers entrees with larger portions. - Complimentary glass of champagne on Sundays- Don't go in too early or too late... just exactly on time- Tell them it's someone's birthday for a free dessert, and make sure to mention if it's your first time- If you're debating whether to buy a souvenir, just do it. They don't sell them online or anywhere else. - There is a dress code.... no tank tops, flip flops, etc. Bring a cardigan or T-shirt to wear over your tank top. Jeans are ok.
Exclusivity!!! That is the main reason to go to Club 33. It is a super secret setting hidden within Disneyland. Unless you know someone who is a member you cannot dine there. Membership is crazy expensive and the waiting list is really long. Most people wait several years to hear back about membership.Luckily I was able to dine at Club 33 because Tiffany D. knew someone who knew someone. It's that exclusive, that I had to go through great lengths to find someone who can get us in! Parking:It is located in Disneyland, so park at any of the theme park parking, buy a ticket and walk over! Service:The service is great! Servers are very attentive and kind. Because of the exclusivity of the Club, it seems as if the servers know many of the patrons on a personal basis. They cater to your every need. Waters promptly refilled, dirty plates quickly picked up, etc.Food:The food was good. Not exactly the best I've ever had, but decent. I expected this. I knew it couldn't compare to some of the best restaurants that I've been too, but it was still pretty good. The cost is $95 which consist of a buffet style appetizer and desserts. The buffet includes shrimp, crab claws, lobster tail, salad, cheese, a charcuterie platter, bread, and oil (including truffle oil). Along with the buffet you get to choose one entree. They had lamb, chicken, salmon, red fish, and Chateaubriand. I got the Chateaubriand filet which was nicely cooked. I also ate plenty of the shrimp, crab and lobster to get my monies worth. The desserts consisted of an array of cakes, cookies, pies, and cheesecake. They were all decent. Overall the food was good, but judging the food alone I would say it wasn't worth the price. It totally is the experience that you pay for.Ambiance:A nice elegant room. Filled with nice artwork and windows overlooking the park. You are even able to walk outside on the balconies to watch all the park visitors! Definitely an elegant setting worthy of dignitaries and special guests.Overall it was a great experience. Something I definitely encourage everyone to try if given the opportunity. Not many people get a chance to dine here. It is a little pricey at $95/person + tip + tax + park admission. But this is a once in the lifetime experience. They also offer some limited special Club 33 souvenirs in glass cases as you walk out. So you can buy something to remember your exciting experience.
If you're not a member, getting an opportunity to dine at Club 33 is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so do it. If you love Disney history, this should be on your bucket list. If your idea of fine dining is Outback Steakhouse, then you will be blown away by the service and the food. But if you routinely spend $100+ per person for fine dining, I don't think Club 33 will be in your top 10 dining experiences. The food and service exceeds anything else within Disneyland. However, the service was sometimes slow, my filet mignon was undercooked (and I was clear about how I wanted it), and there wasn't much Disney magic going on. I was particularly disappointed that the views of Fantasmic and the fireworks were completely blocked by trees, so we could only hear them from the balcony. I did enjoy the wine selection, and the tasting menu was interesting (especially the rock shrimp/pea puree course, and the semifreddo in the dessert course). Next time I want to have an amazing dining experience and spend $250+ for two for dinner at the Disneyland Resort, I will head to Napa Rose at the Grand Californian and sit at the Chef's Counter again.
Good food, great environment. Very fun place to eat, if you ever have the opportunity.
Oh, how I love the corporate privilege of going to Club 33, but (Disney) management has made this less fun than it used to be. (See online discussions about how the membership has changed.) No longer are the days when a park hopper is included with your meal. No longer can I purchase cool swag because of the management turnover--they told me to come back at another point in the summer because management hasn't been able to refresh the stock yet.The food is still so delicious. I took my cousins, including one for his first time. He said it was just a comfortable step below white glove service. (Immaculate service but without being uncomfortably stuffy.) The lunch buffet included what our entree choices were: filet mignon, salmon, lamb, and the truffle mac and cheese (that originally came with the pan-roasted chicken). It still included all-you-can-eat cold buffets: - soup, breads and oils; salads; - cold cuts, fruits, cheeses, nuts, smoked salmon; - lobster tail, crab claws, and shrimp cocktail with tartar, cocktail sauce, and mini tabasco sauces; - and desserts of each and every delight and choosing.Of the buffets, I recommend the smoked salmon, lavash, and the daily soup, which for me was cream of asparagus with shaved duck breast.The filet mignon failed to impress me the way it charmed me in the past. It was very good but not great. When I figure in what it costs to get in and have a meal, this was just not up to par. My cousins TOUTED the lamb, and I was jealous. The salmon was very good, like the filet.The wine and cocktail list is robust, and the servers, bartenders, and sommelier are on hand to recommend a complement to your meal (by complement, I do NOT mean free.)The experience itself is so charming, but the way they've changed the membership and some of the management has really degraded the entire process for me. If you wish to purchase park hoppers, you can now choose how many days but only at a 20% discount. Figure this when ticket and annual pass prices have recently skyrocketed. I love Disneyland. However, instead of a fancy family experience, it's really becoming elitist -- an experience that really only the rich will be able to afford frequently, even if you're not a guest of Club 33.
Delicious food, all around. You really can't go wrong with anything from the menu. Loved the steak but most of all...I fell in love with the creme brulee!
My wife and I were able to get into Club 33 last weekend and it was an awesome experience! We are both huge dis-nerds and enjoyed soaking in all of the history and significance that is 33. We were in for lunch where they do a cold appetizer buffet, entree, and dessert buffet. On the cold appetizer buffet the stand outs were the tortellini salad, the fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes caprese, and though I'm allergic and didn't have any, the seafood, which consisted of shrimp, crab legs and lobster. For my entree I had to get the chateaubriand which was served with deliciously creamy mashed potatos, baby veggies and the most savory red wine sauce. The meat was perfect; I asked for my fillet medium rare and it was the most perfect red inside and melted in your mouth! The sauce was so rich as well as the rich cream of the potatoes made the whole experience outstanding!Even after how good the chateaubriand was, the deserts still stole the show! They had probably 12 or 15 different bite sized deserts out and every single one was richer and more delicious that the next. I had a blueberry cheesecake pop that was covered in a chocolate shell, a chocolate eclair that had the 33 logo in gold foil on the top, a miniature German chocolate cupcake that had the coconut as part of the filling, and a macaroon shaped like mickey ears that was also dipped in chocolate. After dining we spent time talking to various cast members about the decor; there is a wood and paper mache entry table that Walt and Lillian bought in New Orleans and a matching side table that was designed and made by Imagineers to be a matching set. There is a large granite sideboard that was used in Mary Poppins, the glass phone booth from The Happiest Millionaire, and tons of concept art created for the park. The trophy room (where we ate) had Jungle Cruise concept art including carved masks and spears and the bar area and main dining room has art from the creation of Pirates of the Caribbean. We also spent time out on the balcony which is the best people watching in the whole park! The Dixieland band was playing right below us in front of the Cafe Orleans. We made sure to ride the replica elevator Walt had made that is in lobby, and enjoyed the full experience! The service was everything you would expect from the best of the best of the CMs and a fine dining restaurant. The pomp and circumstance around their refined serving style is something I appreciate and thoroughly enjoyed.It was a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget and I thank our benefactor for getting us in to one of our Disney bucket list locations! We were dressed in slacks and button down shirts and were surprise about how lax the dress code was with other people we saw, but our friend said that it was meant to be more kid-friendly during the day and that they enforce the dress code much more stringently and are geared towards couples at night. Note: As of February 2012, the members only get a certain number of guest passes for park entry, so it's not a guarantee that you will have your admission paid for by dining at Club 33. We were invited on one of our black out dates, but weren't going to miss the opportunity so we just purchased the blackout day passes, and it was well worth it to get to experience 33.
Is it heresy to say I didn't like the food here? I don't have a membership here. I was invited here thanks to a friend of mine. The atmosphere here was fantastic. If you're looking for mood or setting, this is definitely the place to be. I loved our server. Also, because of the way you enter the restaurant, it kind of gives a "Narnia" feel to it. It was definitely a fun experience and I was so glad I was able to go. The food... however... the food... I went for dinner, so there's no salad bar. I ordered the 5 course meal that came highly recommended. Out of the five courses, I really only liked the dessert, chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. That was probably not because the chef was good at cooking though. That was probably just because it's impossible to screw up chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. I admit I've been told I'm a picky eater. I eat everything from baby pigeons to stinky tofu to blue cheese to insects to carrots, but I heard I am not the most lenient with taste. However, my husband who went with me agreed our appetizer was awful. It was fondue. Fondue that was half cold and a little runny. My second dish was so plain I don't even remember what it was. It was that plain. My entree... my entree. That has got to be THE most disappointing part of the evening. I'm Chinese, and like a lot of the Chinese immigrants, I know Chinese food whatever shape you present the food in. Our entree came in the shape of a steak with vegetables (okay tasting vegetables) on the side. The "steak" also had ginger sauce on the bottom, which was probably the chef's attempt at "Asian fusion" food... here is the problem though. At the first bite I identified this mysterious Asian fusion steak as...Hongshaoniuro. I kid you not. Soy braised beef, which is a super common dish. That alone was fine. I am totally fine with eating Hongshaoniuro at Club 33. The part I was NOT okay with, was Hongshaoniuro came on its own as the entree. Hongshaoniuro is not an entree. Hongshaoniuro needs to come with carbs to compliment its taste because it, by itself, tastes a little strong. Also, I don't want 8 oz of Hongshaoniuro with 1 oz of vegetables. If you're going to give me Hongshaoniuro, please do it right. I want 2 oz of Hongshaoniuro with at least 5 other dishes and some god damned rice/noodles on the side. Just because you gave me forks and knives and a plate doesn't mean I can't recognize Hongshaoniuro when I taste it . Then the forth course was cheese. All very good cheese, but I'm not a cheese connoisseur so it just tasted like good cheese to me. Oh right, I had to ask them for this course because I sent it back in its entirety (almost, less 2 bites and vegetables), so they thought I don't want any more food. No. I just don't want any more Hongshaoniuro. Then we got the super delicious chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. I really did enjoy the restaurant, but I think if you come here you're coming for mostly the atmosphere. The food was really just mediocre. Maybe I think the food's mediocre because I got Hongshaoniuro, by itself, as an entree. If I do get to come here again in the future, I am going to read that menu to death. Everyone else say they get fantastic food here, so it was probably just bad luck for me to end up with Hongshaoniuro, alone, in a plate. Oh... also, their wine pairing is fantastic. You can't get better wine pairing elsewhere. Fruit punch was really good too.I'm still giving it 4 stars because the ambiance makes up for the mediocre food.
We came to Club 33 for lunch last week with family who were here from out of town. I am giving them four stars mainly for the exclusivity of visiting this restaurant. Everyone felt as though it was a really special treat to eat here and the ambiance was great. My husband and I had been here twice before, but it was the first visit for the rest of our group.Club 33 both gained a star and lost a star in my rating for service. Our waiter was excellent - very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. However, he was not around very much and most of our service was provided by a very sour man who hovered around and bused our table. He was in the habit of clearing our plates from the buffet even if we got up to use the restroom, and completely ignored the pleas of the others at the table not to take the plates. He also spilled ice on the table while refilling a water glass, and did not even take the time to clean it up. I came back from the buffet with ice still on the table and the area in front of my plate soaking wet. My husband said that the waiter/busboy had made a halfhearted effort to pick up some of the ice and left. We seemed to be bothering him by our very existence.As another reviewer stated, if I was reviewing only on food I would give them three stars. With so many great dining options in the area, such as Napa Rose, Club 33 really suffers by comparison. I had the salmon and, while it was good, it was by no means even in the top 20 of salmon dishes I have had. Normally I wouldn't mind as much, but when you are paying $105.00 per person for lunch (plus the cost to get in the park) you really should knock my socks off. The buffet options are good (you get access to the appetizer and dessert buffet but order your entree), with great seafood options such as shrimp, lobster and crab. But the seafood is simply steamed and served with cocktail sauce, and I was really hoping for a bit more, such as a hot seafood appetizer or at least some exciting sauce. The salad and fruit options were good but typical of any buffet in the area. Club 33 also lost me on the dessert. Again, at that price point I expect something special. While everything looked nice, the flavor was really bland and boring for the most part. A high point was the mini creme brulee, since my favorite part is the crunchy sugar on top, and with such a tiny creme brulee you got a little crunch in every bite. Again, the food was just good, not amazing, so I just could not bring myself to give it five stars. But Club 33 is really an experience that everyone should have at least once. If we had out-of-town visitors again I would definitely splurge and re-visit Club 33, but I will not return myself when there are so many other superior dining options in the area.
Amazing. Food was some of the best I'd ever had, service was impeccable, and either way you look at it, it's like a free gourmet dinner after paying for a park hopper ticket. Really the only place deserving of a true five-star review. Will definitely be going again!
Amazing food, and an absolutely wonderful experience. If you have the opportunity to go here, take it!! It's a true Disney experience. If offered, take the tour, it's filled with wonderful stories of disney history. Once upstairs, the service is amazing, but the LADY at the front desk is VERY NASTY. This is the only place in the park that serves alcohol which is also very cool.
Club 33 is an experience of a lifetime!!! Came here with 3 others. We saw that they offered a 5 course meal but opted to make the night our own by customizing our dinner. The food is AMAZINGGGGG!!! Every bite was definitely worth the $380+ we put out for dinner. Service was wonderful!! When our waters glasses would get half way, the serve would come over and refill. Overall, I had a lovely time at Club 33. Would I go back?? Only if I made it rich to get my own membership.
I never thought I'd have the good fortune to be invited to Club 33, so I was very excited to see what all the hype was about. We came here for dinner after a full day in the park so we came in wearing nice, untorn jeans and sneakers and luckily we passed the dress code inspection at the front. The vibe of the restaurant is very old school, antiquey with lots of dark wood and victorian styling. There is a cool old elevator that only fits about 5 normal sized people comfortably. We squeezed in 5 girls and 1 guy and that was too much. We could hardly get the folding door open & closed. I had read lots about the amazing throne style toilet so my imagination had cooked up something spectacular. The reality was a huge letdown. It's a toilet covered with white wicker....Weird and unspectacular...I am just not a fan of old, victorian style I guess.On to the food. The food was okay, not as great as it's hyped to be. I had a poached oyster pastry for appetizer which was okay and lamb chops for my entree which were good. A couple of my friends had buffalo rib and they said it was delicious. Everyone kept telling us about the dessert buffet, but that wasn't the case. The waiter gave us a couple options and each person chose 1 of the options so I don't know if dessert buffet is just for lunch or what. I ordered a trio of miniatures which included chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake and apple tart a la mode. The best was definitely the apple tart. It sounds like lunch is a much better value since you get to have buffett and stuff yourself silly.I know some people have complained about the service here but our service was quite good. They refilled our water religiously. They never let the water level go below 3/4 inch from the rim. That was kind of weird, but I'm not complaining. So overall, I count myself lucky that I got to dine here and experience something that I never thought I would. But I was kind of disappointed overall and don't think I ever need to come back. Although the free park-hopper admission is a great perk so if someone invites me again, then I'll probably say yes.
Of course I was lucky enough to have been able to experience this hidden Disney secret, but sadly, it wasn't all I had hoped it to be. Service was good, not excellent, food was nothing special, and the stuffy atmosphere made me to want to LAUGH OUT LOUD just to break the silence. We ARE at The Happiest Place on Earth aren't we? Mickey and Friends came out to greet our table at the end of our meal and for some photo opps which was a nice touch! I also liked the ornate gold elevator. It was out of service when we visited, but pretty nonetheless. I think the best part of Club 33 was looking out over the balcony down at all the "little people" below.Note: I was here about 7 years ago. Maybe things have changed since then...
So sad what has become of this once great place. With the 2014/2015 re-design, they've done their best to remove all signs of Walt Disney and turn it into an over-priced, over-hyped Denny's.The staff use to be the best around, serving there for years. They booted them.The food use to be the best around. Now, for the most part, it's the same food you can get anywhere else in the park - just double or triple the cost!New management, new servers, new look - none of what made Club 33 a special place.
Celebrated the wifey's 33rd birthday here at Club 33! Where else would you celebrate your 33rd birthday?!!!
Honestly, I really expected more out of Disney on this one. As a fanatic of everything Disney, I basically HAD to come to the most exclusive club in town. Maybe because I mentally hyped it up for myself after these long years of waiting, but the interior design just wasn't as impressive as people had described. Seriously, if there are numerous sites blogging about how extravagant the decor is, I expect it to be spot on, except, it was the opposite. After buzzing the doorbell and informing the attendant of your party's arrival, you are invited into Club 33. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE though. These people take the dress code to the max, so if you are wearing tank tops and sandals, say bye-bye to your chance of dining here. Being properly dress-code checked, you are then put into an antique elevator that takes you 1 floor higher to the dining area. Looking around, you will see paintings and artwork that are exclusive to the club, but was nothing special from what I remembered. The food if buffet style for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is around $90-$100 per person with tip and dinner around $120 with tip. After being seated at the table, you are directed to serve yourself at the buffet area thats filled with bread, seafood, salad, fruits, crab leg, soup, dessert, and all the sides and condiments you will need for your meal. You even get adorable miniature tabasco sauce bottles for your shrimp cocktail if you wish! On top of the buffet styled starters, you pick a main course from the menu, which ranges day to day from my knowledge. I ordered the Filet Mignon medium rare, but received a piece of almost raw steak about 20 minutes later. I am not sure if I didn't pronounce "medium rare" correctly, or the chef just decided to play a prank, because that piece of beef was literally dripping with blood on my plate. So of course, I had the server send it back to the kitchen. After 8 minutes later, the steak was delicious and better than ever. The plate comes with mashed potato and vegetables on the side, which complemented the steak perfectly, but if you want to know if the meal tasted as if it was worth 100 bucks? Well, the answer will probably be a no. Honestly, for $100, you can get top notch premium steak at Lawrys or Maestros that will probably send you floating up in the clouds filled with joy and happiness. So for that price tag, other than the fact that it's an exclusive club that not many people have the chance of dining at, I wouldn't say its at all special.
Disneyland's Exclusive Club 33, disneylandclub33.comHere's an amazing and magical place to dine. The food is very good, although not fantastic, and the desserts are great. The service is impeccable and the experience is one to remember for a lifetime. There is a special place at Disneyland called Club 33. Many park guests walk right past the entrance, a doorway marked with the number "33" on Royal Street in New Orleans Square, without even knowing that the club exists. Unless you are a Club 33 member, the only way to visit the private club, which houses an upscale restaurant, is to be invited. Get ready to spend an enormous amount of cash and the prices are not listed on the menu. You will only know how much you've spent when you receive your bill. If you need to ask for prices you probably cannot afford to eat here ... but do it anyway.Great view of New Orleans Square from the balcony, especially around Christmas. Tour the restaurant for a nostalgic view of how Walt Disney entertained his special guests of honor. Examine the many historic furniture, pictures and secret rooms. You'll have a great adventure.
Club 33 is always such a treat! When we get to go, it's usually for lunch and is a great break from the chaos in the park. It's always a relief as well as a special treat. While we don't usually go for dinner, we had the chance to eat there and had a great, quiet respite after wearing ourselves out enjoying the rides and people watching. At either meal, my favorite entree is the Chateaubriand - I found it to be so mouthwatering that I can't order anything else now. My kids prefer lunch because of the dessert buffet, and I have to agree with them. But either way, you can't miss with a meal at Club 33!
4.5 StarsClub 33 is definitely a hype, as Camellia C. explained. My boyfriend and I (as well as a few other of our friends) were fortunate enough to experience this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience this past Christmas. From our entrance, everything was really fancy and the decor was really beautiful. We were a group of 10 and out of all of us, only one of us had ever visited Club 33. The rest of us were all really taken aback by how different everything was as soon as we stepped through the door; it was like stepping into a different reality o.o With that said, the 4.5 stars are mainly for the excellent service. I swear, almost everytime I'd take a sip of water, someone would be there to refill it o_o Our server was really nice and helpful in explaining the menu to us. In the end, I settled on the sea bass while the boyfriend got the steak. We both started with the lobster and scallop appetizer, which was absolutely delicious. Sadly, we weren't very amazed by our entrees. The boyfriend remarked that his steak at Ruth's Chris was a lot better, and I thought my entree was a bit bland - definitely not worth $45. They weren't bad, but they definitely weren't worth what we paid for them ($200 total for 2 entrees and 2 appetizers). On top of that, our entire meal lasted pretty much 3 hours - most of which was spent sipping on water and waiting for our food :/ As nice as the experience was, I couldn't help but think about all the rides we could've gone on during those 3 hours :PHowever, that's not to say that it wasn't an amazing experience overall. The best part about everything was the fact that our one-day park hopper ticket was included with our meal and also that we were able to have the experience of dining at Club 33. Being the Disney geek that I am, I was super excited about visiting such an exclusive part of Disneyland :) I'd definitely be willing to come back again, hopefully to experience the lunch buffet if we do. If you were to visit, definitely make a trip to their restrooms. Probably one of the most fanciest restrooms I've ever been to o.o
What a phenomenal experience.I took so many pictures! (especially of the women's bathroom... seriously, we are all talking about it because its awesome.But anyway, the food is served in courses, with long waits in between. It is a formal dinner setting, not a regular restaurant. I had soup, steak, and a berry dessert. The soup was delicious with basically a mozzarella stick in it. My steak could be split with the dull end of a butter knife, and my dessert was melt in your mouth delicious. I also had a cape cod, because when do you get to drink in Disneyland during normal operating hours??There is so much to do to pass the time between meals, your servers will keep your water full (of Evian or Smart Water, no tap) and chat with you about the club, there are pictures and bathrooms to look at, a merchandise counter, and a balcony to stand on. I took my drink out to the balcony and watched the Fireworks. It was beautiful and I will never forget it.The deal with Club 33 is, if a friend puts you on the list, you pick up your park tickets at Guest Services. You have park tickets to play the whole day, but keep in mind that the attire on Club 33 is formal/semi-formal. The ticket to get into the park is free, but you have to spend a minimum of the cost of a one-day, one-park ticket on food (not counting alcohol) This may sound daunting to spend $90 on food, but you won't have much of a choice when entrees are in the $45-$60 range.Regardless, its an experience everyone should have at least once!
Short sweet review...I've been amazingly lucky enough to go to Club 33 twice, once with a group of 7 and once with just my husband. Here are my quick and to the point notes: 1) Sunday brunch is the most fun, with the champagne, buffet, and visiting characters. 2) The history is wonderful -- immerse yourself in it! Peruse the trophy room and ask about the special feature in the chandeliers. Look at the artwork on the walls. And get a drink from Mickey's secret stash while you're at it, you're not going to get access to that anywhere else in Disneyland, and admit it, you're too lazy to go across the esplanade to the Cove Bar or down to Trader Sam's.3) If something is amiss with your food, tell your Cast Member! Club 33 CMs are there to please and are usually pretty phenomenal at it. 4) Watching Fantasmic! from the balcony is magical. Period. 5) Ride the lift. (It is not an elevator, it is a lift.) 6)The toilet in the ladies' room really is some kind of awesome. Don't be ashamed to take a picture of it, pretty much everyone does.7) Appreciate the experience you are having. Club 33 IS an exclusive and elusive experience that many many MANY die hard Disney fans will never have the privilege to enjoy. If you were able to enjoy the club via a friend with a personal membership, you'd better grease the wheels, because changes are a comin' and members will have a yearly limit to the number of guests they're allowed to bring (something along the lines of 50/year). Start sucking up.
Well done Disneyland, you have truly exceeded the definition of "hype" at its best. Was Club 33 a once in a lifetime experience? Sure, it's Disneyland! Is it worth the 14 year waiting list where they are apparently not accepting membership? Not so much. Club 33 is truly one of the best marketing tactics Disneyland has come up with that gears towards "exclusivity" at its best. I had an amazing opportunity to go to Club 33 thanks to a friend who was able to make reservations through his company. He hooked it up real good for a large group of people. I was so excited to come to the happiest place on earth to fulfill my inner Disney dork side and be part of this experience.After coming here, I still am in disbelief when people say they're not even accepting membership, it's overhyped. Then why 5 stars? Because you're still getting a solid meal, a park hopper ticket for the day and the opportunity to dine in a place Walt Disney designed himself. 4.5 stars for the seafood buffet that offered generous amounts of lobster, crab, and shrimp that was pre-peeled and ready to eat. We stacked up a good number of plates with me being a lobster monster and Matt T. the crab monster. The meat in each claw was fresh and tender! They offered an assortment of fruits and cheeses as well.3.5 stars for the actual main entree, I got the steak (medium) and I was hoping it would be a little more juicy and tender. 3.5 stars for the AYCE dessert bar. Creme brulee was a favorite at our table and the Club 33 cookie was popular with the camera. 5 stars for great service! We asked the waiter to tell us a few stories and who they served. Apparently Michael Jackson, Beatles, Steve Jobs to name just a few were here. Once Elton John played on the harpsichord for a little session, awesome! A few highlights were ringing the doorbell, awesome elevator ride along with all the history inside, and receiving a free candy cane and Club 33 pen! Make sure you make a trip to the restrooms, it won't disappoint from their slightly awkward toilet to pee on, to their fancy napkins.Tip: Watch out when they ask what you would like to drink and if you would like coffee/tea during dessert time. A few thought it was included but nothing is free in the happiest place on earth. Try the fruit punch! :)I can officially cross Club 33 off my bucket list, onto the next!
Review #133 goes to the number 1 item on my bucket list: my 1st visit to Club 33! (get it...133 = visit 1 to 33? Hehe.)Pretty much it has been a lifelong dream to dine and set foot into this location and for a while I was thinking my only way in was to get on the waitlist for membership ($10K dues per year @)_@). Thus, I was beyond ecstatic and giddy when I came here in June for Sunday brunch.We came and had the Pan Seared Chateaubriand with Parsnip Potato Puree and Cabernet Demi-Glace (aka filet mignon) and the Line Caught Sablefish with Freestone Peach, Jasmine Rice Croquette, Clam Bisque (aka Alaskan cod) for the main entrees. The medium rare steak was great, but the sauce was definitely stronger than I liked so the entire entree was a bit salty. I thoroughly enjoyed the sablefish more and would recommend that over the chateaubriand. The fish was fresh, melt-in-your-mouth and in the right balance of taste where the sauce was not too overpowering yet not so bland. The menu is seasonal so you may have a different fish option at other times.We were lucky that the day we came was also the special menu where, in addition to the buffet of salads, vegetables, meats, cheese and crackers, soup of the day, seafood, and desserts, there was also a station for prime rib, BBQ ribs, and fried chicken. Let me tell you, Club 33 serves the best fried chicken I have ever tasted. You cannot find this at Plaza Inn or anywhere in New Orleans Square! If you ever come when they are serving this, do not pass it up! The ribs and prime rib were excellent as well. I found my favorite cheese and crackers here, which is quite sad because I am not sure where else to find the crackers. Desserts are all miniature size so that you can get one of each. My favorite is the chocolate cup with chocolate mousse. Since it was brunch, we also received complimentary champagne or sparkling cider.Mickey and Pluto came around for individual pictures at each table and it is awesome seeing them in their element, interacting with the other guests dining at Club 33. It's a different dynamic when the characters have more time to greet guests and not worry about moving the line of people waiting for pictures!The entire place is full of history and one of the servers graciously took time to give us a tour around the place, pointing out signature pieces from various Disney films and giving us the insider info about the other parts of the restaurant, such as the main group dining room. The restrooms itself are very plush and classy, down to the literal porcelain throne of a toilet. Once you step onto the balcony, you get a very impressive view of the Rivers of America, the perfect spot to view Fantasmic.All in all, this place is worth every cent you pay for the meal and complimentary park admission! In addition to the value you receive for the theme park ticket, you are receiving world-class service renowned since Walt's time and some of the best food you can ever have! =)
The exclusivity of Club 33 trumps the mediocre food? I'm not sure that this is the way it should be. Both should go hand in hand. Sure the exclusivity was neat but I was rather disappointed with the food. The entree was quite mediocre. I can't even remember what I had. However, the Sunday brunch buffet was pretty good. They had the typical brunch items but all were pretty tasty.The server told us a lot about the history of Club 33 which was pretty neat. There were lots of neat little facts.Mickey & friends also visited so that was fun too. $117 includes park hopper admission so it slightly alleviates the rather expensive brunch.Club 33 is a must try one time deal. 3.5 stars
When I was 8 years old and walking in New Orleans Square with my family, I happened to gaze up and see some people standing on a balcony overlooking the plaza. At that moment I knew I wanted to be up there. I asked a "cast member" how I could go up there and they told me it was Club 33, a secret restaurant for members only. Over the years I have wondered how I could ever eat there and see what it was like, especially after I got older and found out the membership requirements and the infinite wait list. Over forty years later, thanks to the kindness and generosity of a wonderful person who shall remain anonymous, I was surprised and shocked to be given an invitation. In the days leading up to my visit, I felt as excited as that 8 year old kid's first visit to Disneyland. The experience was as magical as I had imagined.The whole process of pushing the secret doorbell to gain admittance and taking the old elevator upstairs to the dining area was a kick. The service here is extraordinary as you would expect Disney to treat special guests. The food at lunch was flawless. I ordered my main course off the menu - lamb chops - one of 5 or 6 choices. While we waited for our entrees we had free reign of the salad bar which consisted of several salad choices, fruit, cheeses, lox, lobster, ham, salami, mushrooms...I can't remember what all was there but I sampled almost everything. The bread basket offered several choices but I liked the olive bread the best. The lamb chops arrived on top of some sweet polenta as well as some spinach and other veggies. Loved it.I'm moving along quickly to get to the dessert buffet. Chocolate mousse cake, coconut macaroons (not to be confused with macarons) and s'mores were my favorites. But rest assured that Mr. Sweet Tooth tried just about everything on that dessert table.I wanted the time there to last as long as possible and I stretched it out for as long as I could, including a walk out on that very balcony that I gazed up at so many years ago. My visit here was a great memory that I'll always keep with me.
I'm not a huge Disney fan, so my friend had to explain to me why he was calling me at work and pressing me to dine at Disneyland. He told me he had gotten reservations for dinner at Club 33 and that it was one of the hardest places to get into in the world.Well, after doing some research on Club 33 and knowing that my friend and his family who would be joining us are die-hard Disney fans who had talked about visiting this place for years, I accepted.Everyone else who posted here has talked about the food--it's over-priced but very good. The service was excellent overall but our waiter was exceptional--he has worked for Club 33 for 20 years and happily answered our questions about the club and Disneyland insightfully. But what truly made the evening special was how everyone I was with absolutely loved the place--from pressing the doorbell to standing on the balcony overlooking New Orleans.Now while I will treasure how my friend and his family loved this place, the club itself made no sense to me. Other than a few portraits of Walt Disney in the hallway, you would not know you were in Disneyland at all. There were no birds from the Tiki Room or any hidden Mickeys (that I could spot anyway). The views of the park were not great because the windows were curtained. I know this place was built to entertain VIPs (and it certainly does a great job of that), but it seemed so far removed from the spirit of the park that dining here actually felt like a big let down. If I were given a free pass to the park and had to choose between dining at Club 33 versus grabbing a churro and watching the Adventures of Peter Pan, I'd be out $3.50.
Review #300!Finally! I never thought I'd get in, but I did. Thank you Rob B for letting Mrs N and I tag along. Otherwise, I'd have to wait another 15 years to get in myself.Why is it so great? Well, it's what you make of it. The idea is exclusive and elegant. It is an island. It is Walt Disney. It's living a dream for some. For others, it's a nice time. For others yet, it's a mystery. The most concise way I can explain it is this: Take the Blue Bayou, which I love and is next door, and multiply the magic of that by 100. Then make it so only the lucky few can get in the door.I could write all the details about my one and only visit for lunch, but I'm not sure that would do you any good. To me, it boils down to this: it's all worth it if you have always wanted to go there. It becomes a dream turned reality. That's what happened for me. If you know little to nothing about it, save your money, ride the rides, eat a churro, and stick with what you like. If you happen to get in for a dining experience, enjoy it and respect it.
We have had the unique experience of going to Club 33 three times over the past 10 years. Twice for dinner, once for lunch. The lunch is far better than the dinner. The lunch is a buffet, the dinner is sit down fancy. The dinner plates are huge with a tiny portion of food and a silly drizzle of some type of cream zig zagging across the plate, and of course some green leaf sticking out of the mashed potatoes for extra filling. Its a neat envirnoment, very private, customized paper napkins in the bathroom. Sometimes the characters visit and you have them to yourself for a few minutes. Overall not worth paying for your own membership. Overrated like most other things at Disneyland.
Dining at 33 is an all around incredible experience.....from ringing the bell at the secret door, to the amazing buffet, to the complimentary park hopper tickets. I'm pretty lucky to have a BFF with membership access, so this review is also my thank you letter to her!Our lunch was split into two parts, the buffet and entree. The buffet alone was 5 stars, with lobster, crab legs, shrimp cocktail, salads, various cheeses, fruit, tomato basil soup (YUM), and a dessert bar with a dozen different sweets. For the entree, we ordered the salmon and sablefish, both delicious.Top notch service all around. It was an amazing treat dining in an exclusive restaurant with so much history. I wish I could afford to eat here every time I visited Disneyland!
I thoroughly enjoyed this place after a long day at D-land. It's an escape from the madness that is D-land - there were no crowds, no long lines, no shoving people, and no strollers running you over.First off, the service level was superb. The receptionist and hostess were very kind and polite. Our main server took his time explaining the tasting menu and a la carte menu. He laughed and smiled a lot, which made my 8 year old daughter feel at ease. She was nervous because the dining room was so formal and he made her feel at ease. I've taken this kid to some pretty nice restaurants and some of the wait staff that we've encountered hasn't been too kind to kids. I really, really appreciated his actions.For appetizers, we had scallops and crab cake. Both these dishes were cooked perfectly but, they weren't innovative or out of the box. Bf had the seared ahi, which came out extremely rare. He loved it but, I couldn't stomach it (I'm not a fan of rare meat). I had the filet of chateaubriand, which I ordered well done. I loved the sauce but, the meat was rough. This was my fault - this cut is not meant to be well done. I should've ordered it medium well. Dessert was cheesecake and chocolate three ways - both were super rich. We couldn't finish without getting a toothache.In between courses, you can walk out onto the balcony. It's a great view of New Orleans Square and you can watch all the activity described in the first paragraph of this review. This would be a good spot to watch Fantasmic, too. Feel free to walk around and ask for a tour of the place - it has such a rich history. You're looking at spending about $100 per person. Considering this includes a 1 day park hopper pass, good meal, and an escape from the D-land madness, it's well worth it.
Not sure what all the hype is around this place. Significantly overrated. Invited via a member for a group b-day dinner of 8 ladies. Ordered the 5 course meal ($90) and the accompanied wine parings ($50). Food was eatable but by no means a fine dining experience. The chef's compliments appetizer was the most interesting and yummy - bite sized crab ceviche. The first course was duck confit with some type of risotto = super sweetened rice with duck bacon? The second course was spice fried rock shrimp = popcorn fried shrimp from a football game. The third course was marinated hanger steak = overcooked to the max and a little tough; the beets however were great! The fourth course was cheese and by that time I was just over it so I passed mine along the table to share. The final dessert course was a mini banana carmel shake and a cheesecake = I've had much better at the mainstream Cheesecake Factory. Bla Bla Bla... Def stay away from the wine parings... Robert Mondavi, are you kidding me? Cheap Bev Mo deals at best... Fine to have a sit down restaurant with a bit of civility away from the hustle and bustle of the Disney fast food race in the park but I'd equate the experience to an airline clubroom at a busy airport. Just a nice breather when all else is mad with activity outside the doors. DON'T GO FOR THE FOOD OR WINE, go for the experience and for the break of the massive crowds of Disney. It will give you a chance to rejuvenate, refuel, and hit round two of the park! BTW - the ladies bathroom is cool, check it out! Never seen such a seat :)
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. We hardly go to Disneyland to begin with, but to be able to go to Club 33 too was beyond amazing. A friend we were with got us in and it was worth the 3 hours it took away from time in the park. The food was delicious and it was so quiet in there. We all got dressed up and sat down for a wonderful 3 course meal. I had the crab cake appetizer, salmon entree and a blueberry/peach cobbler dessert. After having corn dogs and cookies all day, it was worth the wait and cost. Yes, it was expensive but the meal also came with a 1-day park hopper so really, it wasn't that bad.We had dinner reservations and were able to watch Fantasmic and the fireworks from the balcony. The trees were blocking the full view but it was still great. We loved watching all the crowds below and basking in the glory that is Club 33. We definitely felt the Disney love in there.We were sad to leave and re-enter the chaos, crowds and noise of DL. But it was a great time and something we will remember and talk about for a long time!
The prestigious, secretive, alluring Club 33 inside Disneyland. I am lucky enough to have access to this very elite "members only" restaurant, and make it the park at least a couple times a year to take advantage of this experience. This is the only 5 Star Dining establishment inside the park, and the only place to enjoy a cocktail at their full bar. Whether it's lunch or dinner, the Prix Fixe menu is gourmet, but really doesn't live up to it's 5 Star hype, BUT, what does live up to the rants is the entire experience. From the grand entrance of ringing the secret doorbell at the unmarked front door, to riding the glass elevator up from the lobby, to gazing at all the original Disney collectables that fill up the restaurant. That's what I'm talking about. You feel like you're really touching something special when you are in there. The Mary Poppin's piano, the orignal movie cells on the walls...even secrets about the space that only the wait staff can tell you about. Wonderful stories from servers who have been employed in that room over 20 years. The salad bar to start the meal, then gloved plated lunch or dinner complimented by amazing wine or libation. It's an impressive date or special occasion place, and certainly ranks as one of the most special and memorable dining experiences in a lifetime based solely on the history, location, and exclusiveness.
I think everyone can figure that it's more about the exclusiveness of this place than the food. I've been told there's a 44 year waitlist for membership. What?! 44?! No wonder the majority of the membership holders are retired. Don't get me wrong though, the food is by far the best you'll get inside/around/near Disneyland. A fine dining meal PLUS a park hopper ticket PLUS the bragging rights of saying you rang the door bell and dined at Club33. For The Win!I had the privilege of being a guest of a friend who had access to a membership along with 4 others for the Lunch. I've been told that lunch is the best because of the appetizer and dessert buffet. So, right. crab legs, fine cheeses, smoked salmon, lobster tails, shrimp cocktails, and so much more deliciousness!Even if you're seated in a small room, take the time to get up and walk around the entire restaurant to view the interior and even make a stop in the bathrooms! The servers are knowledgeable, helpful, and so kind. 5 of us were Club33 virgins, so everything was really exciting and new. One of us went crazy over the chocolates that were given to us at the end of our meal with the Club33 wrapper that he requested two big handfuls from our server. Our server gladly handed a pretty big small bag full as we exited. What a nice guy! I hope I get to return to Club33 to dine again some time soon. Hopefully before I require the assistance of some walking device, so I may still run around freely in the Happiest Place on Earth. Kid at heart. Love for Disneyland always!!!
YOU CAN BUY/DRINK ALCOHOL INSIDE OF DISNEYLAND!!! YES DISNEYLAND NOT CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, DISNEYLAND! Let me ask you something, where else can you eat at an endless buffet full of crab and lobster, with main dishes of fillet Mignon & lamb to name a couple, followed by an endless buffet of dessert all while drinking alcohol inside Disneyland? I had the privilege of dining at Club 33 this past Saturday for lunch. I was able to attend this exclusive club, through my friends, dads, coworkers family membership. Yes, it was worth all of the phone tag and emails between all of us to make this happen. This door is located next to the Blue Bayou resturant in New Orleans Square. As soon as you walk in (the private door at which you have to be buzzed in, after being confirmed that you are in fact on the reservation list) you see the hostess with the most-est on your right, an awesome old elevator to her left and a flight of stairs to the left of that. These three things are all literally right next to each other this entry room is small. After the hostess calls up stairs to make sure your table is ready for you, she puts your party in the elevator (super small elevator! my party of 4 BARELY fit, as the door opens into the elevator not out) and sends you on up to the second floor or the dining room. Upon arriving to the second floor, another host opens the door and you are escorted to your table. After reaching your table you are greeted by your waiter or waitress and drink orders are taken (I got a Jim Beam and Coke $7.50 super reasonable!!). When your drinks are brought back, you are asked if you are ready to order, upon ordering the waiter explains that the buffet is at your will eat as much as you possibly can but save room for your main course. They also ask that when your main course comes out that you push whatever it is you are eating at the moment aside, so that you experience your main dish when it is hot and at its best. They are all about you getting as much as you possibly can to eat so if they do clear a plate from you as they set down your main dish they make sure you know you can get more of whatever was from the buffet when you decide your done with your main dish. After you eat don't be shocked by the price. For all four of us it was $350 which you might freak out about but here is the kicker. It is $76 a person for all the food you can eat (drinks are extra) however this $76 includes your admission into not just one but both parks! That is a $105 ticket on its own! You save $30, eat like a KING what more can you ask for? After your meal ask if Josef is working, if you haven't already met him. He is by far the most knowledgeable person on the staff about everything Disneyland. He will be more than happy to give you a tour and explain everything and answer any questions with great detail.
Absolutely impeccable service, no doubt.The truffle mac n' cheese was yummy. Chetaubriand steak was good, but nothing to write home about.Might I say, the lunch appetizer and dessert buffet was pretty amazing?!Unfortunately, Club 33, you're an experience, but you didn't really wow me. 2 stars for traveling the road less traveled and another 2 for getting us into Disneyland!
I've dined here several times as a guest of friend and although it is an honor to eat at such an exclusive restaurant, I've never really felt the food was that great. The steak is delightful but not the best. For such a club that is near impossible to get in to and the amount of money you pay for the membership...it's really not worth the food. What it is: something to brag to your friends and say, "Hey, you wanna go to Disneyland for free at eat at a restaurant you'll never get into?" Past the food, it is an experience worth trying. They take pride in their elevator. They like to tell you how cool their elevator is when you arrive and make you feel ever so honored to see it and even luckier if you get to ride it. They see it as a museum piece, which for the most part Club 33 really is in my eyes. "Everything is so rare" mentality. It's reported that people sell matches and napkins with the Club 33 monogram to collectors for money. I find it quite humorous. Don't get me wrong, I've always enjoyed my time at Club 33. If you get invited by a friend to join them at this restaurant, I would suggest partaking in an event just for the experience of it all. However, there is an uppity feeling to this place that makes me laugh. All in all, it's an over-priced restaurant with an insane wait to get into (RSVP must be made months in advance) and they throw an even more insane membership dues as if the bill weren't enough. This is also the only place that serves alcohol in Disneyland. Big whoop.
This place is AWESOME. It's very exclusive and you need to be either a member or know someone to get it. I had the opportunity to bring my siblings and friends since my friend is a member of the club. The place is very historical and the atmosphere takes you back to when it was built. When we came the family in front of us was last name Disney so that was awesome. The food is exceptional. The first course was a full on buffet full of crabs/lobster, pasta, and all of that good stuff then we ordered from a few selective items off the menu. I ended up getting the fillet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. They also had a great selection of desserts. Overall, it was a great experience and the staff was very accommodating.
Okay, I must admit... This place made me feel so exclusive! Lol. Total speak-easy like, with a secret doorbell and woman who asks for your name before letting you in a random door next to a restaurant in New Orleans square... Anyways, back to the food. I had the steak, which was OK... Wasn't anything special. My little cousin had a $70 BURGER... Which when asked, he didn't know which was better, Club 33 or IN-N-OUT! Geez. However, the kobe beef carpaccio... YUM. It REALLY DOES melt in your mouth b: I can't remember the exact dessert I had but I think it was something along the lines of a chocolate cake... And it was good. I remember that. Haha. Anyways, the four stars is for the exclusivity and customer service of the restaurant. Other than that, better food can be found elsewhere. They also have a cool manually-operated gold elevator from way back when that still works. That was also very neat. By the way, USE THEIR BATHROOM. The toilet seat is literally like a THRONE. Nicest bathroom EVER. I seriously think even Queen Elizabeth would be impressed by it.
Went here for my 16th birthday and it was amazing! The food was delicious! I will most definitely be going here again!
Believe it or not I drank the best cup of coffee I've ever had at this restaurant. The bar serves 'em up real stiff as well so be careful how much you order or you'll be tripping around Pirates of the Caribbean for an hour or two after your meal. The Sunday brunch is awesome for it's huge selection of delectable things you might not want to pay to try separately. I love this restaurant and love taking family and friends to experience the place. If you can, find a friendly wait person to tell you about the secret microphones and other weird things about the Club.
I have wanted to go here for a while and I was not disappointed. I ordered the chicken with the truffle macaroni and cheese with asparagus. The chicken was cooked to perfection and the sauce was amazing. While we waited for our lunch we went to the buffet and enjoyed crab, lobster, shrimp, salads, soup, veggies etc. Everything was amazing! After lunch we had dessert, there is a huge table of tons of different desserts. My favorite was the tiramisu in a chocolate cup. It was delicious! Overall it was a really fun and delicious experience and will look forward to going back someday.
When my mom told me we were celebrating our (my twin sis and i) 23rd birthday here, I was beyond ECSTATIC! I've always wanted to come to this place for as long as I can remember.Saturday 7/16/2011, I had the privilege to dine at this exclusive restaurant. super dressed up for the occassion, we walked through Disneyland in heels. note to self : WEAR FLATS AND SWITCH RIGHT BEFORE ENTERING NEXT TIME! wandering eyes were staring at us as if we were crazy lunatics! it was 100degrees!at 6 pm, we rang the doorbell. a voice soon answered and the door opened shortly. after confirming our reservation, I and 3 other people took the elevator up. very claustrophobic but a must.The decor was very vintage, chic and had an old plantation feel to it. very very classy and sophisticatedley old soul.the Cabernet that we ordered was by far the best wine I've ever tasted. it's a shame I cant remember the name.the lobster quiche complimentary of the chef was yummi but too small of a bite.the menu consisted a vinter, which is a 5 course menu ( I regret so much that I didn't choose this road) and regular courses.we were a party of six. my mother, sister and I ordered the chateubriand, for we heard that was the most popular dish. my boyfriend ordered seared rare ahi, stepdad ordered colorado lamb shank and sister's date ordered chicken pot pie . in addition to those, our appetizers were crabcakes for me, boneless ribs for boyfriend, salads for mother and sis, and scallops for stepdad.appetizers were delicious, and very nice presentation.all of our dishes looked heavenly. tthe appetizers were yummy! the chaeuteubriand, which was a filet mignon was good but slightly too chewy. but I'm not complaning. the only thing I disliked were the knife. I wish I had a sharp steak knife. boyfriend's ahi was so good! we ordered dessert to end the night. I kinda wish we didnt bc birthday parties were given a mickey mouse shaped chocolate cake. but oh well. we had candles on our desert and we made our wishes.our waiter was very polite and friendly.I feel truly lucky that I spent my 23rd birthday here. definitely a BD to remember. forever! on the way out boyfriend bought keychains and magnets and i snagged a few napkins from the restroom. I liked the logos =)and did i mention the gazillion pictures we took??? I wish I wouldve had an entire photoshoot there! lol. I was more concerened about snatching good pix for memories than the actual meal. I felt so special! Disney is truly magical =)
I mean come on, really? what else is there to say?! it's CLUB 33!!!I got the opportunity to go as a graduation gift from a wonderful friend, miss Jenny L, and believe you, me, I was balls-off-the-walls-stark-crazy-doing-backflips-frontflips-downflips-EXCITED to even get the CHANCE to go. (my only regret was that I couldn't take my brother and sister with me who are just as hardcore Disney fiend as I am..sorry kids..)I spent half the day at Disneyland in a maddening line for Star Tours (4 hours..holy..) and then at 8 pm, slipped on my heels and trekked over to the mystery door with the iconic 33. I got to push the red button!! and someone answered!! o.Othe pictures do not, in any way, do it justice. you walk in and the decor is positively sublime. it's like walking into a picture perfect moment in time when ladies and gentlemen still walked the earth. charm oozed out of every vase, chandelier, and tapestry. you could see the care and detail in every stitch and every painting.the food was delicious. not mindblowing, but still tasty and cooked very well. I had the chateaubriand..and other stuff too, but honestly, the food was no where near the most memorable thing of the night. I was just overall happy that it wasn't a sour disappointment.service was impeccable, as expected. the element that both creeps me out and leaves me in awe is the manner in which the best Disney cast members treat the memory of Walt Disney. they don't refer to him as a person who lived in the past, but rather as a timeless memory of a close companion. it's fascinating, respectful, and truly admirable.the best part of the evening wasn't the food or the decorations or even the service. the best part was the emotions that run deep through you from the moment you enter to the moment you leave. with every step you take, the imagery that you see, the food that you taste, the smiles that greet you, you can truly feel the presence that Walt left behind. a magic, a love, a memory, that really is difficult to replicate or imitate. it brings tears to my eyes (honestly!) to be reminded that amidst all the exorbitant prices and the money-making frenzy, the true spirit of Disney really did all start with a simple man's dreams and his little mouse.ok, ok..this review has gone on for way too long. would I return? yes, yes, a million times yes, and I will no doubt reward it 5 stars again.
CLUB 33 was AWESOME! LOVED every moment from finding the non-assuming entrance of Club 33 and making our giddy ascent up the French elevators to taking pictures galore in the unique yet rustically charming ladies room to exploring the dining room where Walt installed a talking vulture to entertain his guests. FOOD (4.5/5): DELICIOUS! I have to say-- the short ribs that the bf ordered was the best part of the meal (even though it wasn't part of my meal). It was THE BEST. And I'm not just saying this because I was in the happiest place on earth. It tasted like melted ... deliciousness. It was flavored and cooked perfectly and the meat just melted in my mouth. SO GOOD. There was a green puree that gave the tender meat a great balance. YUM. The crabcakes were good- it didn't fall apart, stuffed with crab and very light on the flour. The dessert was fabulous- loved the ice cream on a lolipop stick. But now that I think about it, it wasn't all that unique since it consisted of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with a fine chocolate coating on the outside. The tomato gazpacho was pretty good, but we all agreed that it had a sharp sourness to it. I guess I shouldn't have had it replace my third course because it would've been nicer to start off with the gazpacho than to end on it (before the dessert). TIPS: Feel free to substitute your various items on the tasting menu. I substituted my dessert (cheesecake) for a delicious three-variety chocolate dessert and my appetizer (originally fried shrimp) for delicious crabcakes. SERVICE (5/5): Impeccable. This totally reminded me of fine dining at restaurants like The Dining Room in SF. Your napkins are folded when you excuse yourself from the table; water is refilled instantly; bread is always brought out again (hard not to fill up on bread- it's so yummy); and everyone is very kind and happy to help you.STORIES (5/5): The wait staff has stories to share with you! I kept asking for more stories (they probably thought I was like a little kid), and I loved all the little secrets and special touches that the restaurant had. Everything from the curtains and decor to the name of the restaurant (not named after the 33 original investors, but more for the actual address of the restaurant in order to obtain a liquor license) to the hidden apartment in Disneyland has a story. LOVE it. You also get a nice "story" sheet to take home with you that details Club 33's origins and special eccentricities and details. VENUE / DECOR (5/5): It's a beautiful, artistic mix of French, rustic Italian and old England. The detailing, the wood, the furnishings and the paintings are SO gorgeous-- I could've spent a long time marveling at the beautiful decorations.BALCONY: Don't forget to explore the balcony where you get a nice view of New Orleans Square. The view of the lake where Fantastmic is shown in the evenings can't be seen because of a few trees, but it's still nice to hang out in the balcony and marvel at how much work Disneyland puts into its theme park.411: Each person must order a minimum of $75. This cost includes the meal as well as complimentary tickets to both theme parks- Disneyland and California Adventures.DRESS ATTIRE: Close toed shoes for women and dark jeans or a dress; men have to wear jackets (I think). It wasn't too dressy (saw a family come in with leggings, cotton dresses, etc.) but it would make for a great date night. :)
Truly one of the greatest places to dine in the world. Great food, servers, and overall atmosphere. Feels like your dining in New Orleans. Still in awe I was able to dine in such an exclusive place. You need to go for yourself to truly know what I'm talking about! :)
Dear Club 33, I thought to be part of your world was only a wish that your heart makes, but thanks to Dana L., we were able to come here to celebrate Daisy K.'s Happiest Bachelorette Party on earth! You welcomed us with open arms and hearts and catered to our every whim and every photo op. The friendliness of your staff is insurmountable and we shared hearty laughs and even better stories. It's so surreal to be dining in such a grand club so full of history and the careful handprint of Walt Disney surrounding us. Our exquisite lunch began with a round of perfectly sweet strawberry lemonades then full plates from your scrumptious dessert bar. My senses feasted on the beautiful display of exotic desserts and savored every bite of chocolate ganache, lavender souffle, lemon cream puff, and berry cheesecake and much more. Your split pea soup in dainty espresso cups were also quite delectable. I believe our group of girls nearly cleaned out your extraordinary seafood buffet of lobster tails and shrimp scampi. Without a doubt, the highlight of the meal was your to-die-for Truffled mac-n-cheese with generous thick slices of truffles in creamy perfection - I was in heaven with one bite. I still dream about that as well as your cabernet demi-glace Chateaubriand Filet Mignon over yukon gold potato puree with sweet cherry tomatoes and blue lake long beans. Your filet mignon was perfection and everything from the antipasto buffet to the last crumb of the dessert buffet truly made this a most amazing dining experience that I'm thrilled to have shared with Daisy and her girls. Unbelievably, the icing on the wedding cake was when our dear waitress Terri Jo surprised Daisy with a "Best Wishes" chocolate ganache cake in the shape of Mickey's smiling face to congratulate her on her upcoming wedding! Terri Jo then also surprised Victoria with a "Happy Birthday" Mickey cake since it was her birthday that day which made us all cry with delight at the absolute joy of you making our celebration a most memorable occasion. Daisy's getting married in two days and I know all us girls will be thinking back on the happy memories we made with you. Thank you for truly making our experience the absolute highlight of our Disneyland celebration for Daisy!
Fancy, classy, and tasty :) Club 33 was everything I expected it to be. My fiancee made reservations for us for the day after Memorial Day. It was a very nice break to just sit, relax, and dine after a long day at the theme parks. Our dinner comprised of a nice selection of seafood (shrimp, crab, lobster), steak (NY & prime rib), sea bass, and made-to-order pastas. Make sure to save room for dessert, they went all out on presentation and actually tasted pretty good (wasn't too sweet, I'm asian :-P). Make sure to bring a camera and take pictures on the balcony before it gets too dark.
Let me just say its not cheap!lol Came in to see what the hype is all about.Everything here is absolutely delicious! Would say its a great place to come and enjoy the expirience.
excellent service and the food is deliciousi've gone twice.. wish i can go more often!! wide variety of selection to choose from you will not regret dining here!!
I don't know if I'll ever get another chance to dine at Club 33, so it really depresses me to write this review. Being so exclusive I expected the food and service to be amazing. I mean, if you maintain a minimum charge of $76 per person it better be good!! While our server Louis was very friendly, informative and attentive, I was pretty disappointed with my food. I started off with the crab cake ($24) and I thought it was really bland. For my entree I chose the filet of chateaubriand with a yukon gold potato puree (AKA mashed potatoes, $47). I ordered medium rare, and when I cut into it I saw that it was almost well done. What annoyed me even more was that it wasn't even HOT, and the meat was dry. So essentially I paid almost $50 for something I could've gotten at some shitty diner for way less. Perhaps lunch time with the appetizer buffet is better. I may never know. At least we got park-hopper tickets. :(
It's a cool experience to enter a place that a rare few are privileged to do so, sadly however that alone is not enough to earn a high star rating. If you are a vegetarian, let alone vegan, eat before and come for the drinks. The vegetarian/vegan food was salty and boring, while the prime rib served next to me was reported as 5-star.The desserts are amazing, the service is impeccable too. I had to rate low since our food was nearly inedible, because we were starved we ate bits regardless with lots of water, beer and soda to chase it.
Sub-par food and utterly disgustingly overpriced crappy wine parings with dinner. I almost don't want to tell you the garbage wines they pass off here for their food-parings. It's just terrible. We're talking two-buck-chuck wines passed to the consumer at ridiculously inflated prices and touted to be excellent wines. Not to mention, the sneering service as though you're not good enough to be here.-For the price you pay to get in here, I expect much, much more in terms of food, service and on top of it all - the WINE.
First of I have to say the food at this place is NOT worth the price to eat here, but that isn't why you come here. This exclusive Disney Club, is a prestine place that Walt Disney would take other executives to for lunch, in a New Orleans atmosphere. Everything looks amazing and it's worth the experience. Eating here gives you a pass into the park to enjoy for the day. A buffet shouldn't be 70 something dollars, but it's the price of an entrace ticket anyway. If you want to go to DisneyLand, have a memorable experience, while eating the best food the park has to offer, and living part of it's history, then get yourself to this place at least once in your life.
Very exclusive. The price is well worth. Can't wait to come back again.
Wow, so I've never ever thought I would ever get to go into Club 33, but thanks to my brother who knew someone got my friends, my 3 brothers my boyfriend and I into club 33. We all went back in September 2010 and had our reservation @ 2pm. Our table wasn't ready on time, so to kill time they gave us a "GOLDEN ticket" to cut everyone in line at Haunted Mansion. But, Haunted Mansion was having problems in that hour, so we went back to the restaurant and the lady let us in and waited downstairs. We waited for a little bit, but neither one of us mind...we took the time to take pictures downstairs and enjoy ourselves just being inside club 33. We finally got sat to our table and we ordered our dishes. My younger brother had the chicken, my other brothers and i had the Fillet Mignon, and my Boyfriend and best friend got the lamb chop. Everything was cooked the way we wanted and they were DELISH!Before we got our dishes though, there was an appetizer buffet with cocktail shrimps, crab legs, salad, etc. and on the other there were the desserts. To be honest, the desserts weren't all that great. I've had better in other restaurants. If you're allergic to nuts, PLEASE ask which desserts have peanuts. My little brother had an allergic reaction to one of the desserts because it had nuts. What was nice was that, the manager, the police, the nurse/doctor you name it - they all came rushing to my brother making sure he was okay!Other than that, their bathroom is crazy, i wasn't sure at first how to use it since the toilet cover was down, it just looked weird at first haha! The place had a lot Disney history...Oh, can't forget, whenever you get up to get more food, youre napkin will be folded right back to as if you you've never touched it. Anyways, I want to give club 33 4 and half stars, it's not a solid four but it's also not a perfect 5. The service was great, the main food was great and the price - can't complain at all..Hello???!! you pay $72 for the meal and Complimentary tickets to disneyland and California adventure. It was a great experience and I want to share the experience with a few other close friends.....
So I was invited to a birthday lunch at the exclusive members only Club 33 in the heart of Disneyland and was very excited since there were so many 5 star reviews for this members only restaurant.First off, as other reviewers have said, it is not an obvious place to find, just a door with the "33" address being the only landmark.We walk in and I must say, it reminded me of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor! Somewhat hokey and touristy but whatever. Everyone says the food and service are incredible. We walk in and get seated and the first thing I notice is that I am WAY overdressed for lunch, with 80% of the people wearing shorts and sandals and me wearing khakis. Just a little bit uncomfortable. So there goes the exclusive "dress code", but again, whatever.We go to the seafood buffet and I'm thinking, "this is gonna be good!"Well, it wasn't bad but far, far, far from 5 stars. I felt sorry for the all the kids that had to eat cold and tough lobster tail, shrimp, crab claws, lox and cream cheese and cold cuts. Adequate for me but you have to see the look on the kids faces as they ask "what is that thing?" Unfortunately, as I was talking to someone at the table, our waiter took my plate away without asking me if I was done. I guess the 2 cold lobster tails and 5 shrimp on my plate was the typical sign of being finished with my food. There goes the 5 star service.Now it's time for the entree. I had the fillet and I should have known better when the waiter didn't ask me how I wanted it cooked. But the constant champagne refills clouded my senses. Disney is definitely not a steak specialist. If you like your steak well done, then don't worry. Another fine example of the so called "5 star service. I will leave it at that. Finally, we tried out the dessert buffet which was full of tasty looking treats. Beautiful presentation but the overall consensus of all 18 people was, 1 out of ten were good and the rest were not so good. I only finished 2 out of the 5 desserts I tried and I LOVE dessert.I understand people really love Disneyland and so do I. But really????? 5 stars??? I guess that is what I get for thinking the hype was true. Maybe dinner is a different experience but if it is, then maybe Disney should only serve dinner and skip lunch. 2.5 stars and I probably would not go back even if I were invited and would try to talk the person into going somewhere else for the money. It is definitely not cheap and I felt so bad for the person who had to foot this bill for a mediocre meal for 18 people at $75 per plate! One plus is that you get free admission to the park. BUT NOTE: if you don't spend $75 dollars for the meal, you have to pay the difference to get admittance to the park....wow. I still love Disneyland though.
You have to be a Disney fan to really appreciate this place. Only one windowless door next to the Blue Bayou separates you from New Orleans Square and this exclusive members only club. I was lucky to know someone that knows someone that knows someone that has a membership. I've been to Club 33 a few times and each time I am invited, I get excited. This is where Walt entertained VIP's. I feel like a VIP when I come here. Yes, I'm a big Disney fanatic. So? The food has always been superb and the service to match... except for this last time I went but we took care of that... MUAHAHAHAHA!!!! Disneyland prices are ridiculous but Club 33 will knock your socks off... or your wallet. CHACHING! Dont expect to pay less than $70 per person. I like to go out on the balcony and laugh at everyone down below."HAHA you suck! I'm here and you're not." That's what I am thinking when I am out there on the balcony. lol. I will jump at any chance to come here again.
i came here for the lunch buffet.their seafood buffet appetizer & dessert section was probably the best! the main entree was alright.the idea of being here at an exclusive place was a fun experience!
Keep In Mind this is a MEMBER ONLY restaurant located in Disneyland's French Quarter no matter how it sounds you CANNOT got to Disneyland and expect to eat at CLUB 33 unless you are with a member. Having said that the people I know that have been with members to dine there say it is wonderful. They enjoyed the experience and look forward to going back if they are asked to go again.
My hubby and I LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!! We've been there like 5-6 times (I can't tell you how, but we do). :) Actually this is the place where he proposed to me over two years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart. First off this place is wonderful! It totally separates you from the craziness of the park and takes you to a world that is classy and refined. We joke around when we eat there and say it is better to eat here than to eat with the "commoners." LMAO! Service is always exceptional and no matter who you are, you are always treated well. :) Food is really, really delicious, no matter what you order. Drinks from the bar are wonderful! I have not tried anything that has been disappointing. While the meals here may be on the pricey side, it is worth it as a reservation for Club 33 also comes with an all day park hopper pass. If you plan on spending an entire day at both parks, then this is worth your while for sure! If you decide to have dinner here, go out on the balcony and watch Fantasmic.Take a ride in the classic elevator. Check out the bathrooms as they are really cool. Also, pose and take a photo in front of the harpsichord located near the bar as it use to belong to Walt Disney's wife. TIP OF THE DAY: Make your reservation for the lunch buffet. It is so worth it as there is a larger selection of food to choose from in addition to your entree (i.e. shrimp cocktail and crab legs, fine cheeses, fresh fruits, a variety of desserts and so much more!!).
I'll cut to the chase!Not to saying that I don't enjoy long reviews, they're very thorough, but sometimes you just want the key points.The food here is amazing. By far the best food I've ever eaten. You start off with a buffet of crab legs, various cheeses, salads, salmon, soup and shrimp.You get to choose from many entrees, Chateaubriand, which is amazing! Truffle mac and cheese, pasta, anything that's delicious is available. You get to choose form their full bar or soft drinks, coffee which is served with the sugar stick candy, which is very cute! Or chilled smart water.If you want to enjoy being treated like loyalty and have tasty tasty food! This is the place!about 100 a plate, but this includes you're entire meal a ticket to disneyland, and a break from the outside world of long lines, sometimes hot days and tourists.
I had the opportunity to dine at Club 33 through a grad school alumni connection. We came for lunch on a Sunday, and had the trophy room to ourselves.Tip: on Sunday, you can get a free glass of champagne with your meal.We started with the app bar, which had some delicious asparagus and shrimp cocktail. There were salads, cheeses, other seafood and roasted vegetables. On the opposing side were breads and various dipping oils and the soup of the day.For entrees, we had several choices: chateaubriande steak, roasted chicken, lasagne, salmon and a pork dish. I had the roasted chicken which was really delicious, particularly cause it had a side of truffle mac and cheese with it. That was delicious. The salmon seemed to be a big hit as a lot of the people in attendance ordered that.For dessert, there was a dessert bar with various types of fancy chocolate treats. I really liked the passion fruit shooter, and the chocolate bombe was really a chocolate bomb.I was a bit disappointed though. The doorbell didn't work, and the french lift also was out of service. Plus they had run out of the special smore martinis dessert and there were no pins to purchase as those sold out too. Wait service was great and we were even allowed to wander around after we were done. I truly felt special that I was allowed to dine here. However, I don't need to come back as it is PRICEY!!
I don't know, I am torn... On one hand, the exclusivity of the club and the fact that you get the park hopper pass for dining at the Club 33 makes this visit well worth it, but I am going to have to evaluate Club 33 against other restaurants of the same caliber. So, if you take the hopper pass and the exclusivity out of the equation, this place is just okay for food and service.We dined with 3 other couples, granted we look young even though we are not, so perhaps the servers did not think we would leave them a lot of tip, I don't know, but the service was terrible! It took them 15 minutes just to come over and check on the table after we sat down. We asked for the wine list and we had to remind them three more times before they finally brought it over. Geez! As for food, it was pretty good, but for the price they charge, it was just okay. Nothing was spectacular, but nothing was horrible. I must admit, the lobster risotto with peach sauce was just too sweet, I didn't like it. I got the prix fix 5 course and the dessert was some sort of lemony cheesy tart filled with raspberry jam. It looked pretty, but it didn't taste very good at all. All in all, they could do much better, but once again, given the exclusivity and the included park pass, I would dine at the Club 33 every single time I go to Disneyland!
okay. so i am one of the few that have the privilege to review club 33 now.i was invited by my gf who knows a friend of a friend who is the member that got us in. it was a treat for my birthday and i had a great time. i must give the overall experience 5 stars because of the exclusiveness of it and being part of disney history. the food overall i give 4 stars and the service a 5 since they made me one of those mickey mouse birthday mini cakes. that was very cool! our server even gave me a souvenir pen with the club 33 logo on it. i took a day off from work to go and it was totally worth it. if i have a chance to go again i would not hesitate. what makes it a great deal is that the entrance to the park which is a one day park hopper ticket was part of the club 33 deal. you just pay for the meal so you are getting a very nice meal in a private club in disneyland and get to enjoy the day at both california adventure and disneyland. conclusion: as good as it gets! woohoo! =D
5 stars because for $110pp you get your admission to both parks AND a delicious meal w/ excellent service at Disneyland and a chance of a lifetime to be able to step foot in Club 33, rather than just walking by that green door. To be honest, the food isn't ALL that great and I'm sure people have tasted better food outside of Disneyland. I was here for lunch on sunday. They offer a buffet for appetizer which includes: smoked salmon, salads, lobster tail, crab claws, cocktail shrimps, fruits, and cheese. For my entree i ordered the filet mignon, of course. and it was delicious - perfectly made - my perfect medium rare filet mignon - i finished that in seconds!The dessert bar was cool ... all you can eat dessert ! definitely my kind of style. I enjoyed my meal from start to beginning and of course Mickey and Pluto visited our table about 4 times during the whole time we were dining there. This is definitely an awesome deal especially since the price for a day pass has gone up. And it was truly an experience.
going here once is good enough... it's enough to just say been there, done that. I expected the place to be a little more up to date. I had the Colorado lamb, which I can't complain about. but for $85, I've had better. I guess what you really pay for is the experience and the park pass that's included in our reservation.
Ha! I worked here when I was in college! I was the guy that made sure you had reservations and sent you up in the elevator. Good times.Great to see everyone likes it so much. Thumbs up!
Celebrating my anniversary and husband's birthday. That's right, this rocks!To hear you're going to Disneyland for your anniversary is great. To then hear you're going to Club 33 for dinner, you could just cry with joy! My husband is lucky enough to know a member and was able to get us in. Not sure if I was more excited about the mystique of the place or the exclusiveness. But this place definitely delivered.You do feel funny walking into the Happiest Place on Earth all dressed up, but those who know are secretly jealous because they know the only reason you are walking through Frontierland in heels is because you are heading to Club 33. They have a strict dress code for dinner. Don't believe me? My daughter almost didn't make the cut wearing an appropriate top and shoes, but with leggings. (Now some people would have disliked being called on your clothing, but I appreciated the staff calling to check if her attire was ok in front of her. Yes honey, Mom wasn't kidding about dressing up.)After waiting in the reception area, they dining room calls when they are ready for you and you are on your way to a culinary delight. Take the lift - it's the only way to go. The menu was amazing. I had the Vintner's menu (tasting) which included 5 courses. Everything was not only delicious, but well plated. First course was the forest mushroom vol-au-vent with mango cream. Succulent sauteed mushrooms on top of a puff pastry with it's own juices and a touch of the mango cream - nice flavor to start. Second course was the rock lobster on peach risotto and charred asparagus - I could have stopped there and been happy. The tail was huge! Third course was the braised chateaubriand medallions - Mmmm beef, it's what's for dinner! Perfectly cooked medium with wonderful sauce and onions. This was one of the best beef dishes I've ever had. Fourth course was the cheese plate - it was good, but being from the bay area, I have the cheese they presented on a regular basis. Still a good selection, just not too impressive to me. And finally dessert - a lemon creme fraiche raspberry gateau - very light and not overly sweet. A perfect way to finish dinner. The rest of the family had amazing dishes as well, though they all should have ordered the tasting menu. My son though, still young, enjoyed his ravioli with marinara sauce. My husband was celebrating his birthday, so of course they brought a personalized dessert for him, boston cream pie with a nice candle on top. My daughter's dessert was the trio of chocolates. So decadent and so rich - chocolate heaven. I want to write so much more, but I'm sure the other reviews sums it all up. This is an amazing, possibly once in a lifetime place to put on your bucket list. Make friends now with a Club member - seek them out, find them, and all will be good!P.S. Did I mention that this is the only place in the Magic Kingdom side that you can get alcohol and a world class wine list? Otherwise, you have to run over to California Adventure or Downtown Disney. P.S.S. Try to get a late reservation so you can watch Fantasia from the balcony, though it is through the trees.
The pomp and circumstance of Club 33 is worth the visit. A dear friend who is a member got me reservations for my birthday.First you ring the secret doorbell, then you ride up a glass elavator into a lavish dining room. The hostess was a little serious but not rude. We were seated at a table next to the window with a gorgeous view of New Orleans Square. First things first, the Martini I ordered was ice cold and smooth. Club 33 is the only place on the Disneyland premisies where you can get alcoholic bevereges, so that is something to take advantage of ( this is no including Downtown Disney and California Adventure). Their apetizer buffet was lovely, with cheese and seafood. For my main course I had the chicken which was well prepared and perfectly succulent. The side of truffled macoroni and cheese was my favorite. Then onto the best meal of all dessert!!! There was a lovely dessert buffet, I like the jello dessert the best ( I am a woman of simple taste). Then they brought me a lovely chocolate mousse for my b-day, that looked like Micckey mouse with white and dark chocolate. It was not too rich and was nicely sized. Club 33 is pricey ,but it is a good deal because you get free admission to both theme parks with a meal at the Club. It is easily the best food you will find at Disneyland!P.S. The service was fantastic and eveyone was very personable.
Got to go here for a special event and it was quite a treat. It was definitely up there with visiting the Magic Castle only better. You can only go if you have a connection. I was glad to go and it's a big historical restaurant with a variety of food plus high-end wine. Service was excellent as the servers know they're privileged to work here. If you can get in, go and congratulations.
For months my Fiance and I had been planning a trip to Disneyland with family and friends. When our friends arrived at our hotel room on her birthday to head to the park with us one of them handed her an envelope containing her birthday surprise. When she opened the envelope and read the note I knew exactly what it said when I saw the surprise on her face. Her friend had pulled a favor from a friend of hers and had gotten lunch reservations for Club 33. This has been a dream for the two of us for years, we are both Disney fanatics and we held this as the pinnacle experience to be had in the park (except the dream suite would be pretty great too).The next day we anxiously awaited our reservation time and nervously showed up about a half hour before we were supposed to be there. Our instructions from the club member told us to arrive 10 minutes before our reservation time to check in. Well after waiting we got impatient and rang the infamous bell 15 minutes ahead of time. The hostess responded and asked to wait and she would see if our table was ready. A few moments later after she had checked in two more parties she poke her nose out the door and asked us to come back at our reservation time. It may sound pretty harmless, but she wasn't fulfilling the typical customer service quota you expect from a Disney Cast Member... she was snatchy.The rest of our experience was a dream come true, and even now a few days later it still feels as though I may wake up and realize it never happened. We ascended to the main floor of the restaurant using the historic lift, and were greeted by name from a very friendly hostess then led to our table. At this point we were still in shock that this was actually happening and didn't really know how things worked from here. We were aware the prices were high and there was a quota that had to be met to fulfill our reservations obligations, but when we opened the menu and saw no prices we knew we just had to suck it up and enjoy the experience. We started with a couple dirty martinis which I say is the "best martini I have ever had". Then our waiter arrived to take our order and explained the buffet to us and went over the menu. I ordered the Colorado Lamb Chops never having eaten lamb before, and guessing that it would be a good first timer. My lady is a vegetarian and asked what her options were knowing that Disney restaurants can be very accommodating to her diet. She ordered the Pasta Trio prepared without meat, and was told the buffet attendant would help her with her options there.After sipping our drinks for a moment we decided to tackle the buffet. I tried every option there minus the crab and lobster (I'm not much of a seafood eater), and my lady filled her plate with nearly as much as mine. We were both extremely satisfied with the selection. My favorite being the truffled pasta salad and hers the various green salads.My entree was very well prepared, cooked to a perfect medium, very tender, and tasty. The pasta trio was also delicious, and huge. Her favorite of the three was the creamy (of some sort) sauce.Between the two of us I think we sampled everything on the dessert buffet. Our favorites were the mini chocolate sufflet and mouse. As we finished our second drink our waiter answered all of our questions knowledgeably and patiently. He then took our photo told us to take as many photos inside as we wanted, and invited us onto the balcony to finish off our wonderful lunch.
Club 33 is the ultimate experience for the Disney fan. There's just so much history and mystique surrounding this place. Getting a reservation also requires a bit of dumb luck, and knowing of no connections I didn't think I'd ever get a chance to have this exclusive dining experience.Club 33 offers an appetizer and dessert buffet, which includes your choice of one entree item from a menu. It's also $72 per person, $80 for Sunday brunch, but the price includes a parkhopper ticket which is a $97 value. If you're just there for the meal, it may seem expensive, but if you stay for the day, you're getting quite a value.Beware - there is a dress code. It's still kinda lax because the restaurant understands people would be experiencing the park, but absolutely no flip flips, which falls under beachwear and beachwear is not allowed in the dining room. Sandals are fine though.Appetizer buffet - Classy and low-key. There are a few salads to choose from, such as a pasta salad, a spinach salad with raspberries, and mixed greens. There was also a caprese platter, chilled roasted vegetable platter, and platters with a variety of meats, cheeses, and pickled accompaniments. At the end was shrimp cocktail, crab claws, and lobster tails. The soup of the day was a seafood bisque. It was so rich and thick that you dispense it into a small espresso cup. Next to the soup was a station with bread and crackers, oils, and vinegars.Everything was really good, and easy to fill up on. I especially liked the spinach salad with raspberries and the pasta salad with raviolis and pieces of steak. The shrimp cocktail and lobster tails are also a must and the seafood bisque was to die for.For my entree I ordered the Chataeubriand, a tender cut filet of beef, served with mashed potatoes. It was cooked just right and everyone seemed pretty satisfied with their order, yet feeling a little too full from the appetizer bar. Luckily our server said we're allowed to pack our entree to go if we want to take it back home, which some of us did.Dessert bar - This was the holy grail of all dessert bars. Brownies with truffle centers. Cheesecake made from ricotta cheese and Asian pears. Triple berry mousse tarts. A mango cake. There was a lot to choose from and all of it very good. If there is ever a next time, I'm gonna start at the dessert bar first.Make sure you check out the restrooms too. It's got some very unique decor and some interesting toilets that look more like fancy chairs. Also stop by the curio cabinet filled with Club 33 souvenirs available for purchase. A cast member will show up to help you as you're browsing.I highly recommend this opportunity if you ever get a chance at it, especially if you love Disneyland and its history. The experience will be even more meaningful.
Smancy Smancy!One cannot help but get excited when you receive an invitation to the exclusive Club 33 at Disney. Judging from their list of celebrities, politicians, and other well known historical and current persons, you can't help but wonder who's seat you're sitting in!Special Note: This $90+/person meal includes your ticket price (park hopper) and can be used as credit towards an annual pass (a pass will still be $300+ tho.. haha). So it's actually a great deal considering a park hopper ticket is what.. $70 these days?This is a three course meal, with the starter and dessert course, buffet styled (of course, you can do it in any order you want). Starters include salads, seafood, breads, soups... pretty good but definitely not awesome. My finance says they're Vegas quality. Yeah, that sounds about right. And we're not talking Bellagio or Wynn quality. Desserts include a plethora of chocolates and fruit cakes. Too bad nothing was dark chocolate. Again, Vegas quality...I didn't try to eat any dessert more than once. You can pick from a variety of meats or veggie (eggplant, I believe). Our group ordered: Monkfish - very buttery...that's all I rememberChateaubriand - I asked for medium rare but somehow got medium well. Eh, I didn't complain. But what I did notice was the meat was quite charred at the sides. Lamb Chops - I'm not a huge fan of lamb. So it didn't really make a difference to me what it tasted like. Also got a side of mac n' cheese with truffles - I liked it a lot but it was over cheesy...masked the texture of the macs!Okay... with that all said...Service is superb. They timed our entrees to come in when we were done with starters. Also, they gave my friend and I free birthday desserts...AND! JUST FOR SUNDAYS!!! *lucky us*Character dining! So we got to take pictures with Goofy + MickeyFree Cider or Champagne! =)The decor is just awesome. I love it, especially the old elevator... and the throne toilets (you'll have to see it to know what I mean!)Make sure you book in advance when you get an invite because popular times book up fast!
More style than substance, but it's a great place to go. Once.Ok, I'm not a fancy restaurant kind of guy, but this place is supposedly legendary, so hey, why not.Decor - think old money. Like fancy wallpaper, elegantly dressed waiters who fold your napkin when you go to the bathroom, I expected to see a cigar room, but maybe only at night, and all rich foods.We had...Monkfish - I got it since it was the most different. Not bad, but maybe would have been better with a more subtle sauce. Maybe I just like Japanese food more when it comes to fish.Chateaubriand - The fancier filet mignon. Good, not as good as a top flight steakhouse.lamb chops - interesting onion thing, not bad.seafood salad buffet - crab legs, lobster tails, shrimp, salads. All Vegas quality. Or maybe a tick under.So, not bad, but it was pricey. Still, it's Disneyland, so why do you expect. I think the membership to go in is like mega-bucks. But if you get a chance to do it once, it's pretty cool.Oh yeah, their desserts were like chocolate death. If you like that, you'll love it. I prefer the beignets downstairs...
6:15 PM Seating - May 23rd 2010 - Dinner for FiveA lone oval 33 adorned the exterior of the lonely doorway; flanked on the other side of the entry with a nondescript intercom.Once, over the threshold, another world awaited...Club 33! WooHoo!Well, even though, I have lived my whole live in Southern California (Born and Raised) Believe or not, after a lifetime of visiting the park, even remembering the "ticket" system of the past... One of the reasons why people say "It's an "E" ticket ride, is not for excitement, but of the original A-B-C-D-E ride tickets, they were scaled by "price." A being the lowest price (Tolley rides on main street, Mr. Lincoln, etc) up to the E ticket for the Matterhorn and such.I had NEVER heard of Club 33, until last year, when one of my friends made a big fuss over going for dinner there.... I said, like ?? OK? well, I was informed by a close friend from Church and College about the mystic of the place when I dropped over to his place.unannounced... Then, he volunteered, after he heard I had some out of town guests that wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom; to try to wrangle a seating...A week later, we had the reservation! I could almost burst... ^_^Needless to say, it was a grand affair!Upon entry to the upper floor, it "felt" like I was in Asia... Don't get me wrong, that sense, in a good way. By the magnitude and scale of service that was availed at the club... At my beck and call, were seemingly a legion of staff, but, not overly hovering.. To a scale, that I have only experienced in Asia. I selected the 5 Course Dinner, with the Wine Pairing. We had enough mouths all around to be able to sample most of the fare that was recommended that night. Filet Minot, Scallops, New York cut, Oysters...The dishes were excellent, well, the ones we ordered...Service, impeccable!Verdict: If I can get in again, I am a' coming!I may want to sample the lunch buffet...Thx Mr. Daniel and Mr. Joey! ^_^
Before I begin my review, I have to start off by saying: #1 I absolutely HATE Disneyland... and #2 I'm NOT a fancy schmancy person. So with two strikes, you would think I'd hate this place... WRONG!!! I LOVE Club 33! I would put myself through the torture of going to Disneyland just so I can go back... if possible. My friend has a friend who hooked us up for dinner.The entire experience, from start to finish, was absolutely wonderful. From the service, to the food, to the atmosphere.. Perfection! You can read all the other reviews about how everything is run... but I do have to say that this place has the best Tasting Menu I've ever had, and they had the best Apple Martinis I've ever had. But all the food was fantastic! And I don't know how they did it, but they were able to make me feel like a grown-up in a fancy restaurant, feel special (like I was the only person there), and feel like a giddy little girl at the same time! I guess Disneyland does have it's perks, but I'm not gonna say I'm a Disney fan just yet.. but I will say I'm a Club 33 fan!
My review is based upon just one meal, which is not fair, but under the circumstances, a necessary limitation. Club 33 is very private restaurant located over the Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland. Reservations can only be made by members, of which there are 450 individual members (and a 14 yr. waiting list). We were fortunate: a friend of a friend is a member and was kind enough to make reservations for us. We chose lunch so as to give us a break in the middle of our Disneyland day.Lunch and Dinner are handled differently. At lunch there is an appetizer buffet, plated entrees, and a dessert buffet. At dinner, all courses are plated. The dress code for lunch is basically snappy casual (men cannot have open toed shoes, etc.) and dinner is more formal (jackets required for men). The dress code is strictly enforced (a fellow was sent off to Fantasyland to buy moccasins to replace his sandals, while his fellow diners waited).Much is made of the exclusivity of Club 33. It does not disappoint. From the ringing of the doorbell, to the receptionist and classic elevator, guests definitely feel special. Arriving on the second floor, where all of the dining takes place, one is escorted by the bar (the only place in Disneyland that serves alcohol) and the buffet lines into a rather Jeffersonian looking dining room that appears to seat 80 to 100 people. We had a window seat, which overlooks the Haunted Mansion/Riverboats.Service is very kind and gracious, with no rushing. This is a welcome relief from the maddening crowds below. Cocktails take the edge off and allow one to unwind -- it so happens they make solid, strong cocktails. We then chose from the five daily lunch entrees, both ordering the chateaubriand. The appetizer buffet is laden with chilled shellfish of all kinds, including rock lobster. All quite fresh and of good texture. The salads and antipasti were first rate, too.Our chateaubriand was perfectly cooked and we paired it with a cab off of their extensive wine list. Perhaps the highlight is the dessert buffet. It is composed of two dozen demi-portioned desserts covering a broad range of flavors (dense, rich dark chocolate to a very light passionfruit mousse).Club 33 is also a VERY good deal. The meal is $72 per person, not including alcohol or gratuity. However, you also get a Park Hopper Pass (good for a full day at both Disneyland and Cal Adventure) which would cost at least that mount. The meal is essentially FREE, if you are going to spend the day at the parks. It is a must do (best food in the park, best break from the masses, a bit of Disney history/lore), if you can swing a reservation. NOTE: Ask for a tour at the end of the meal. It is fascinating to learn about Walt and his vision for Club 33 and the apartments.
Not much to be said that people don't know already. Went here for the 3rd time yesterday, every time for brunch/lunch. Will definitely have to try dinner one day. The food is presented amazingly but is definitely not on par with true 5 star restaurants. You are paying for the ambiance and exclusivity. You often forget you are In the middle of Disneyland til you walk back out to the park. Service is exceptional, though they have slid a bit from the first visit 3 years ago. They no longer re-fold your napkins after you leave the table as they used to. Also the dessert selection is not as vast as it once was. Though the lunch buffet still is presented elegantly. Definitely something you will not regret if you are even the slightest bit a Disney fan.
I want to give this place 5 stars, but I won't, because the other star comes from the great experience of being at Disneyland!First, I'd like to mention the dress code. Be sure to follow it! The receptionist is strict with it and WILL enforce it!Sunday brunch had a delicious seafood buffet. De-shelled crab legs. Lobster. Shrimp. Smoked salmon (which I thought was sashimi at first [where's the wasabi?]). 'Complimentary' champagne or cider. And an appearance by Mickey and Goofy!I ordered the Monk Fish (Ugh, just googled it and it looks gross when its not cooked!). It was good, and came with some veggies. But I was already full since I filled up on the seafood buffet.At $79 plus tax and tip for a Sunday Brunch, which includes a 1 Day Park Hopper, this was an awesome deal.
Very nice experience. The atmosphere was warm and elegant and I got a kick out of my napkin being refolded whenever I was away from the table.It seems sacrilegious to be a little picky about some things, but I thought a couple of items were overly sweet, namely the butternut squash soup and the apple-coffee polenta under my lamb, but maybe that is the French way. Obviously, this is a very special place and deserves all five stars. I am very glad I got the chance to have the experience.
My experience here was AMAZING!!! I went with both my families I used to nanny for, on the most amazing trip to Dland ever, and then one of the mom's was able to get us in for lunch last minute!!! Even the front door with "33" (near Blue Bayou!) made me happy! I felt waaay too cool when we got inside and went up the staircase. (The kids went up the elevator!) I def loved the unlimited apps (shrimp, cheeses, etc), and I got a pasta dish for lunch. I had DC (diet coke) for my bev (I was nannying, duh!), but there is wine, etc here! It was soooo fabulous to be in the secretive and exclusive Club 33 that I have heard about all my life!!!! (Is it really 10 years for the wait list?!) I didn't take pictures inside, but I took napkins from the bathroom! hahaha! (33 in gold on white napkins). The kiddos got a pin for their school uniform jackets. Also, may I mention I thoroughly enjoyed the unlimited dessert as well?!?!! (mickey shaped desserts too!) And lastly, it was pretty damn exciting to be on the balcony and look down at new Orleans square as everyone walked below, looking up at us, wondering "how are those people up there?" hehe :-D If you couldn't tell, I'm a Disney fanatic :)
i don't think anything will ever be able to top watching the disneyland fireworks from the balcony at club 33 on valentines day. EVER. i am so thankful to the friend that got me reservations here. my experience was completely magical, beginning to end, from the custom made valentines dessert to the personalized menu my boyfriend and i were given to take home. the service was impeccable, our waiter alistair was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and in the true spirit of disneyland, willing to do whatever it took to make our night memorable. as for the food, my friend ordered the day boat scallop, warm spinach salad, and filet of chateaubriand. i had the autumn field greens, cheese plate, and garbanzo bean and walnut crepes. i was excited about seeing crepes on the menu because as someone who does not eat red meat or seafood, the only only option i ever have at most fine dining restaurants is chicken. the crepes were light and fluffy, filled with a rich, sweet-tasting hummus and walnut mixture. four of them rested on a bed of heirloom beans stewed with bell peppers. i was only able to eat two as the serving was much larger than i anticipated. my friend did not speak while eating his filet, which was a sign he enjoyed it. and although i didn't try the meat, i did sample the parsnip puree on the side, and it was quite delicious. four courses and three hours later, we were the only remaining two diners in a completely empty club 33, so full and rather drunk, we waddled out of the park sometime after midnight. i had my complimentary roses in hand, club 33 ears on my head, and a huge smile across my face.