We got a chance to explore the interior of Steakhouse 71 (AND try the food!) at the Contemporary Resort a day before it officially opens on Oct. 1.
Steakhouse 71 is one of Walt Disney World’s newest restaurants, replacing the now defunct The Wave…Of American Flavor at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Disney teased us with the menu earlier in September, but it wasn’t until today that we actually got to go inside the new steakhouse, ahead of its opening day.
(It’s opening day, you might have noticed, coincides with the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, which opened in 1971. 71. See what they did there?)
Come along with us on a photo journey to explore the interior of Steakhouse 71 at Contemporary Resort.
Steakhouse 71 Interior: Artwork
Steakhouse 71 is loaded with artwork, from murals to vintage photography to abstract paintings that, when put together, depict Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Oh, and this place has plenty of hidden Mickeys to boot.
Old Magic Kingdom Photos Inside Steakhouse 71
Abstract Magic Kingdom Artwork Inside Steakhouse 71
Abstract EPCOT Artwork Inside Steakhouse 71
Opening Day Attraction Artwork Inside Steakhouse 71
Even More Artwork Inside Steakhouse 71
Steakhouse 71 Interior: Hidden Mickey
This is just one hidden Mickey we spotted inside Steakhouse 71. We noted several others on our first trip alone.
The Bar Area Inside Steakhouse 51
You can also visit Steakhouse 71’s bar area for cocktails and lounge bites. Disney highly recommends a reservation for Steakhouse 71, so if you don’t plan ahead, this can be a way to still get the experience without a full-on meal inside the restaurant.
Other Steakhouse 71 Interior Photos
The sophisticated interior transported us to another time. We almost felt like we were on the set of Mad Men.
Steakhouse 71 Food Photos
As lovely as the interior of Steakhouse 71 was, it was the food that really stole the show. Wow was this food elegant and refined. The cocktails weren’t overly sweet; they were vintage and adult. And the steak? Perfection.
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Thanks to Disney for hosting us on a 2-night Media Preview of the Most Magical Celebration on Earth where we got to tour and experience many of the exciting updates made for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. #disneyworld50