Just wanted to give the TP community our input with regards to Victoria & Albert’s.
We had booked Thanksgiving dinner in the Queen Victoria Room. It was an amazing dinner, with very neat touches throughout. I’m a foodie, and I appreciate great food but for my wife and I, this was too much. We felt it was honestly overrated. We did have great lamb, veal that melted like chocolate, and the pear mousse was delightful. The presentation was also great, but we felt that the meal overall was way over priced. It was too glamorous for us. Wagyu Kobe beef at $55 per person for three ounces was terrifying. It was too soft and chewy. We enjoy a simple steak prepared perfectly with all the trimmings, and we’re good to go. We just wanted to experience something new.
For the price tag, we disagree with a lot of folks that it was worth it. We thought Bull and Bear at the Waldorf Astoria was the best restaurant in Orlando, for a 1/3 of the cost, including tip. Still expensive, yes, but that was a lot better. All in all, we would never do something like this again. The experience was once in a lifetime-tasty, but never again.
The Unofficial Guide is right with this restaurant in that the QVR is definitely whisper quiet. We made it lively by just speaking our mind to keep us entertained.