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Old 09-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Steakhouse55 vs Napa Rose

I will be in DL for our 8th anniversary. We are bringing a sitter to stay with our son while we have a grown up meal. We never ate at either place, so please give me your pros and cons on each place...and what is a MUST to try that they are known for. Thank you!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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I will be in DL for our 8th anniversary. We are bringing a sitter to stay with our son while we have a grown up meal. We never ate at either place, so please give me your pros and cons on each place...and what is a MUST to try that they are known for. Thank you!!
Never ate at 55, but I say chefs counter at napa rose. Ask for seats 5 and 6 or 7 & 8.

We've ate there twice at the counter for our anniversary. Its amazing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Napa Rose is amazing. My wife and I went to the lounge for dinner during our anniversary trip. Service, food, and atmosphere were great. Here was my review from our trip in early September:

Napa Rose (at Grand Californian Hotel) - Where Blue Bayou wins in ambiance, Napa Rose sits above all in food quality. Hands down, the best restaurant in DLR - no other holds a candle to it among all DL, DCA, or Downtown Disney restaurants. Try the diver scallops to start, melts in your mouth. I had the pork chop, was a great flavor profile topped with peaches and a black bean & bacon base. My wife had the filet (requested medium rare finish), again, melts in your mouth. Ask for the Lasseter Winery Rose - John Lasseter's family owns vineyards and they distribute their wine to Disney resorts only, not sold in stores! Very cool and unique thing to try, keep the cork as a keepsake! Best dessert on the menu is the smore, blew my mind! MUST TRY. Expensive (more than Blue Bayou), but if you're willing or able to do one big dinner out, go to Napa Rose. The bar lounge has a better ambiance than the dining room, so sit there - first come, first served.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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Apples to Oranges. Napa Rose all the way!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. We would love to hear from others. The menu at Napa Rose seems very esquisite.
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Napa rose is our favorite restaurant anywhere. I can't even recommend a dish because everything we have eaten there has been amazing. The wine list is extensive, and again, nothing less than amazing.
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Thanks for the suggestions. We would love to hear from others. The menu at Napa Rose seems very esquisite.
We love Steak 55 because of its classic steakhouse ambience. There are sepia toned large pictures of Walt and Lily, as well as other Hollywood stars from Hollywoods glory days. It is very reminisent of Smith and Lowenskys in Chicago, with thick aged steaks that are a connoisseurs delight! The lighting is soft with waiters who are so professional that you hardly need to ask for anything... Very different from Napa Rose, truly a special restaurant in its own way and you will have a memorable anniversary dinner at either place! Congratulations!! Karen and Ron
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