Ate here last night in the Water Room. My quick take its that it’s probably Disney World’s second best restaurant in terms of quality (behind V&A), and probably a better value than V&A.
The food ingredients are, of course, very good. The creativity and presentation were exceptional. The unexpected thing that impressed me the most was that each course was slightly more intense in flavor than the one before. That makes the wagyu and vegetables the stars of the show. And they were. I said to my dining companions “You know, I think that if this cow knew how happy it made us, it’d be okay with how things turned out.”
A complete tasting menu meal took 2.5 hours, so it’s definitely not for kids. There’ll be a 6-person minimum for the Water Room, which they didn’t enforce either because (a) they recognized me, or (b) they needed the practice. Ordering from the standard menu in the other rooms is likely to be a shorter meal.
Dinner for 3, with one wine pairing, a carafe of sake, and several non-alcoholic cocktails, was $750 before gratuity.