Date of Visit: June 23, 2012
We celebrated Mik's 18th birthday at the new Carthay Circle restaurant on Buena Vista Street in Disney's California Adventure. We all really enjoyed it, but it is an expensive place. It was worth the splurge, though, and the $220 for 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 4 drinks, 4 desserts, and tip actually seemed like a bargain after spending almost $100 to eat just a regular entree breakfast at the IHOP across the street the day before.
When dining at the Carthay Circle restaurant, you check in on the first floor in the corner of the lounge. The waiter comes and gets you from the lounge area and takes you upstairs (via elevator for us) to your table. What is really nice is that they already know there is a wheelchair and they had a chair removed and totally out of the way before we got up there.
For the appetizer, we got the house biscuits. Mik really loved them, as he is always a bread and biscuit type person and he really like the bacon in it. The other appetizer we got was the grilled grape leaves stuffed with chenel goat cheese. These were okay, but I have had way better at the local street fair not to mention actually in Europe.
For the entree Mik went with the Kobe beef cheek sliders and he enjoyed them a lot. He also tried Mom's bacon wrapped shrimp, but was not much into them. I had the Udon Noodle Bowl, which ended up being way more hot spicy rather than the flavorful spicy I expected.
Dessert was the best part at least for me. I enjoyed the Fried Banana Split Monte Cristo Sundae. It was a fried banana with three little scoops of ice cream and a banana chip shaped like a banana. I forget what Mik's dessert was called and cannot find it on any of the online menus, but it was something like chocolate chip ice cream with a brownie. The brownie came on the side, but the picture is of how Mik set up his dessert before digging in. Looks much cooler the way he did it!
Disney's California Adventure
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802