Ditch your park clothes and take a step back to the glamour of classic Hollywood at this clubby spot at Disneyland® Hotel. The décor is art deco with the addition of framed vintage photos of Walt Disney and the heyday of Disney Studios.
Begin with a super-sized loaf of hot, chewy sourdough with plenty of creamy butter. As for starters, the 55 Salad changes seasonally with the spring choice being mixed greens with ruby beets, feta cheese, an interesting apricot granola mixture, and citrus vinaigrette. However, I wouldn’t be tempted by the Ceasar salad whose flavorless dressing is made somewhat more interesting with toppings of lardons, sourdough croutons, Castelvetrano olives, and shaved Parmesan.
I’m a filet kind of gal, and it did not disappoint, amazingly tender and served with a marrow fork to scoop out all the goodness of the surprise marrowbone accompaniment. Sauces, if ordered, arrive on the side with the garlicky SH55 butter (skip the disappointing peppercorn sauce) being the best. The New York strip seems to be what most of the waiters recommend, but it tends to be too chewy for my tastes but with a superb flavor — here the “Oscar” style topping of crab cake and béarnaise sauce is a great choice.
Super sides include a scrumptious Delmonico casserole, creamy with gruyère and spiked with meaty bacon. Or you can’t go wrong with the sautéed French green beans sprinkled with crispy, thin-sliced onion rings, mushrooms, and plenty of melted butter.
Of course, it’s a steakhouse and the dessert choice pretty much rests with a vanilla crème brûlée, a traditional yet delicious option.
One of Disneyland Resort’s best-kept secrets is the 55’s breakfast. No one seems to know about it, but it’s the perfect place for a bit of serenity in the morning hours before heading out for the parks.
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Cara Goldsbury is the author of The Luxury Guide to Disney Vacations and The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort. She is Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge®, a travel agency specializing in Disney vacations, and has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World® Resort.