Yachtsman Steakhouse

October 2015 Trip Review

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Though my ADR was for a party of 4 (when I made it I was hoping to get my DH to stay a little longer), I had no problem with changing to a party of 1 when I checked in at the YSH desk that evening. I did though have to wait a bit to be seated, which I did in the area next to the room with the hanging meat… ;)

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Once seated I was soon greeted by my server and his assistant (who I believe was in training), and they made sure I was very well taken care of throughout my meal. Here is the menu I was presented…

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I first ordered an ice tea, as I love that at YSH they serve it with a small pitcher of simple syrup (which allows for the option of making your own sweet tea)…

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This is the best! :thumbsup2 And my servers made sure to keep my glass full of tea and the pitcher refilled with syrup. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Next came the bread basket, which contains another much-loved YSH item…

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The Yachtman onion rolls are delicious…whether you add butter, roasted garlic, or eat them plain!! :thumbsup2

I then followed my original plan and ordered this appetizer…

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French Onion Soup with Sourdough Croutons, Gruyere Cheese and Rich Onion Broth

One of my favorite French Onion soups is the one served at Shula’s Steak House (located next door at the WDW Dolphin). It has a delicious beef broth, not chicken like at Chefs de France or vegetable like at Be our Guest. Though those two versions are both fine, I prefer the rich, beefy flavor of Shula’s FO soup. Therefore I was excited to see that Yachtsman Steakhouse had added French Onion soup to their menu. Unfortunately though I was very disappointed with this. The predominant flavor of the broth was tomato. I would guess that they add either tomato juice or tomato paste to their broth and I didn’t like it all. Not only did it not come close to the french onion soup at its rival steak restaurant, but it wasn’t even as good as Chefs de France or Be our Guest. :sad2:

So the appetizer was a fail for me, but what about my entree??? :scratchin

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6-oz. Black Angus Filet Mignon served with Mashed Potatoes and Cabernet Wine Sauce

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Like at Monsieur Paul and The Wave, I ordered my steak cooked medium. It was again a little more rare than I prefer, but not as rare as The Wave filet so I didn’t send it back to the grill. Actually at this point I began to think that I was ordering wrong, which will influence my steak order at a dinner later in my trip. ;) But even though the steak was just a little less than perfectly cooked (for my taste), it was still very good. Plus there is one other thing that I always enjoy about this entree, the mashed potatoes.

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Way too full for dessert, so full in fact that I even forgot to ask to see a dessert menu so I could take a photo. :sad2: Along with my check, my server brought me a to-go cup full of ice tea. This was the one and only time that I recall being offered a drink refill to-go at a WDW restaurant. This gesture along with the friendly, yet professional and very attentive service which was provided by my team of servers, is why Yachtsman Steakhouse gets the award for BEST SERVICE on this trip. :worship:

So despite a misstep with the French onion soup, the great service made this meal quite enjoyable. Great service always makes good food taste even better and bad food a little more tolerable. :thumbsup2

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