Call me crazy but I just love the dark and dank environment of the Blue Bayou. Tucked away below lantern lights and in direct parallel to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, this restaurant is worth the try for ambiance alone.
One of the best aspects of this restaurant is the ability to just relax and hang out in a slow paced environment with endless amounts of cold water. I always plan to lunch here at least one of the days while we are in Disneyland because I feel it is important to take an hour of the midday just to put your feet up and relax.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this restaurant is the seamless sense that you are outdoors during nighttime. The gently chirping of crickets and fireflies add to this illusion as we wave at guests that are descending through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
First off, let me start off with the price. This place is expensive. Not going to sugar coat it. For your convenience, I have created a menu that will help in deciding if you want to actually dine at this restaurant. If it is worth the price, then reserve away. By the way, they only serve lunch and dinner. You can find the complete menu on the bottom of this post.
As you are nestled in, you are brought out some water and of course bread. Now, The Blue Bayou only used to serve sourdough bread (from Boudin) but my goodness, now they have this cheesy kind of gooey bread which is topped with rosemary.
This bread is honest to goodness DELICIOUS. Soft and warm and you can add all the butter you like, we saved a couple of pieces of our jambalaya. Trust me, if you like bread, you will like this.
We have had almost every item here save for the Portobello Mushroom and Louisiana and Surf and Turf dish. Everything here has been tasty.
This time around we opted for the Jambalaya which was super delish. I added a lot of black pepper and some salt for flavor. But my husband and I shared this dish if you could believe it. Our waitress was nice enough to bring out an extra plate and we totally killed it.
We ordered the salad because, well, the salad here is super good. It comes with this sweet, tangy dressing that I just can’t get enough of. The veggies are super crisp and the blue cheese on top doesn’t help my craving. It is So. Good.
If you are a fish fan, MAKE SURE you get the Pan Seared Salmon. I am not a big fish person, but the salmon here was super good. It didn’t taste fishy at all and it was really fresh and cooked perfectly. The Citrus-marinated Chicken Breast is my favorite. And, our waitress is always nice enough to substitute the risotto for the goat cheese mashed which is out of this world.
The Blue Bayou is a must guys. At least once. I know the price is a bit much for a lot of us, but just do what we did this time around. SHARE! Your tummy will thank you!
Next time we dine here, I will make sure I get a dish I haven’t gotten. Stay tuned for my review!