Review of Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Last night we celebrated my daughter’s High School graduation by having a family dinner at Ale & Compass in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

To start, I made this reservation about 6 weeks ago, the online reservation system only allowed me to book for a party of 8, since we were 10 I had to call them directly. I was told by the Concierge Desk that I could reserve a table for 6 and another one for 4 and she would put in the comments that we were together. Now I don’t understand why they did it this way because the table that we had was for a party of 10, not 2 tables put together, in any case, they sat us on time without any issues.

I had also put in the notes that we were celebrating and all the staff at the restaurant congratulated here as we walked in and were seated. This is always a special touch, no matter how old you are, that they acknowledge these things, it just makes you feel extra special.

Now on to the food, I can say that every one of us, from my 12 year old nephew to my 74 year old dad were happy and satisfied with our orders. Only one thing was a miss for all of us and that was the side order of Lobster Mac & Cheese (pictured below), more on that later.

We started with 2 orders of the Parker House Rolls and Spreads $12. The spreads are bacon jam, pub cheese and citrus butter. Everyone’s least favorite but still enjoyable was the citrus butter. Our waiter brought us extra bread because of our celebration day.

Parker House Rolls and Spreads

And here are all of our entrees:

White Clam Flatbread $19
10 oz New York Angus Strip with Watercess salad and fries $34
Coastal Clam Bake $27
Brick Lemon-herb Half Chicken $22
Cabernet-braised Short Ribs $27
Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Chop $25
Puff Pastry on top of the New England Seafood Pot Pie $25
New England Seafood Pot Pie
Lobster Mac & Cheese $10

So this is the one that we did not enjoy. The mac & cheese is enhanced with an herb that we could not pinpoint, and although it didn’t taste terrible it was definitely not a flavor you associate with a typical mac & cheese.

Not pictured the Sustainable Catch of the Day (Mahi-Mahi) with Pan fried saffron risotto cake and fire-roasted tomato pepper sauce $25 and Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger $18.

Celebratory dessert

After our dinner we were bursting at the seams but the waiter had one more surprise for my daughter and brought this lovely plate of chocolate and mini macaron out. This is not offered on the menu and was given to us as a celebration plate.

All in all we give this restaurant and A+ and will definitely visit again.

For dessert we wanted some good old fashion ice cream, so we made the short walk over to Beaches and Cream. The restaurant was, as usual full. But you can order any ice cream item minus the kitchen sink from the side window, so my daughter got her Mudslide Sundae.

If you are at Epcot or Hollywood Studios and are looking for a really nice place to have a meal, visit Ale and Compass and you will not be disappointed. This restaurant also serves Breakfast and Lunch.

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