The Boathouse - Orlando
Everything is over the top at Disney. That's no secret. So when they decided upon an upscale steakhouse to match the fantasy vibe, it made sense to bring the Gibsons Restaurant Group aboard to create The Boathouse.
The Chicago-based collective--best known for its wildly popular Gibsons Steakhouse and Hugo's Frog Bar locations in the Windy City--teamed up with consulting firm Schussler Creative for this memorable steakhouse concept at Walt Disney World.
The Boathouse caters to families as much as it targets groups of adults. It's an adult playground, boasting dream boats from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Guests may also book a guided captain's tours of Disney Springs in vintage amphicars or The Venezia, a 40-foot Italian wooden water taxi. There's also live music in the evening.
There are plenty of seafood dishes on the menu at The Boathouse. Start with the raw bar, which provides such delicacies as a signature lobster cocktail accompanied by a creamy red sauce, or Yellowfin tuna poke and jumbo lump crab. For entrees, choose from cedar-planked Gulf of Maine salmon, broiled wild caught swordfish steak or baked crab-stuffed lobster. More casual seafood fare includes fried clam strips and coconut-fried shrimp.
Steak lovers will also find a number of offerings to suit their tastes. Choose from Oscar-style filet mignon, a 28-ounce Chicago-style cut ribeye and 28-ounce Porterhouse.