Anaheim >Restaurants > Blue Bayou
1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA | Directions 9280233.808026 -117.919692
Daily 11:30am-3:40pm, 4pm-9pm
what a place – the best place ive eaten at in a long time, the food was great the ambience was the best . where else can you have a candle lit dinner outside at 12 in afternoon. a little pricy but worth it . If you go to Dosneyland you cant pass this up.
I loved it! – My ex-boyfriend took me to the Blue Bayou 5 years ago and I still remember the atmosphere =) Best to go in the evening, I think - it was dark, romantic and the perfect alternative to a candle-lit dinner because there were soft, colorful lights everywhere. A place to feel beautiful and revive the "first date" feeling.
The Best Monte Cristo – I can't say too much about the food, because all I've ever gotten was the Monte Cristo sandwich. There's a reason for that. It's the best Monte Cristo sandwich I've ever had. The clam chowder is pretty good. The gumbo is a little watery, with way too much okra. The creme brulee is the worst I've ever had, so avoid that at all costs. It's way to gelotinous, with no vanilla flavor whatsoever. The baked apple in a pastry shell is really good. It just needs vanilla ice cream to make it perfect. All in all, it's a nice place to eat if you've never been there, or if you have. At least go once for the Monte Cristo sandwich.
Balmy bayou dining, moonlit even on the sunniest days, complements a grown-up Creole menu. – The Scene
It's always a starry night inside this elegant eatery that overlooks the tree-shrouded entrance of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Strings of Japanese lanterns and candles set a dramatic backdrop, with faux frogs and critter noises completing the swampy effect. Fireflies flicker in the distance, creating a romantic vibe, while attentive service provides a welcome respite from the madding Disneyland crowds outside.
The menu features Southern-themed dishes served with a California accent. For starters, the clam chowder is filling, if somewhat gluey. The tender andouille sausage stuffed with fresh mushrooms is a better choice. Main courses are geared to carnivores, but vegetarians can indulge in a tasty, meat-free Creole gumbo poured over rice and paired with tender okra and celery. Salmon in a sweet and spicy plum sauce is served well-done, and three crab cakes are sided by a creamy, smoky remoulade and perfectly al dente julienned veggies.
It's A Blah World – Blah food. The chicken cavatappi is boring; you can't taste any of the herbs, just the pasta and cream sauce. The Monte Cristo sandwich is too rich and fatty, with absolutely no flavor other than grease. The Blue Bayou potatoes are supposed to be au gratin style, but are generally perfect on top and undercooked below. Their meats tend to run on the rare side--so always order at least 1 step more well-done than you usually do. Avoid the salads--usually drenched in dressing. Some rave over mint julep--but just too much corn syrup. Definitely overpriced. $40 for dinner (no alcohol and no dessert). Service ranges from very good to poor. Women are better servers than men. Nicest restrooms in Disneyland. They had an incredible chicken sandwich. If it ever comes back to the menu, try it. Otherwise, avoid the restaurant at lunch.
Talk about AMBIENCE! – Need to impress someone? Take them to the Blue Bayou. Their food is delicious; I really liked the Jambalaya. But it's the ambience that really makes this place really really romantic. It's a complete getaway with extremely friendly and fast waitstaff. Tough part about getting into this restaurant is they only take reservations in person, so you have to be at the park in the morning to make them because they fill up FAST. This is where a season pass comes in handy. Go in the morning, make reservations, set up your romantic dinner, and stroll into the happiest place on the earth with your sweetie to a really good restaurant. Word of caution, its kinda pricey, about $20-30 per person.
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