Location: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
Cost: Moderately high ($20 to $35 per adult) Attire: Theme park casual
Disneyland restaurant reservations
Less adventurous (and costly) than its neighboring eatery, Napa Rose, the whimsically themed Storytellers Cafe nonetheless has some delicious dishes such as sea bass with bok choy, eggplant, and ponzu sauce and grilled lemon prawns with orzo. In addition to heartier fare, the restaurant offers flatbread appetizers. Storytellers offers an ample and tasty buffet as well as a la carte items. Whatever you order, save room for the sinful warm chocolate brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
A word of caution (or a great tip, depending on your perspective): I once endured the Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast and would recommend you steer clear of it if you are looking for a low-key, quiet place to start your day. The food was fine, but the raucous procession of children and characters singing and marching through the restaurant, led by an incredibly loud "park ranger" who kept time by smashing two rubber fish on guests' tables was unbearable for me. If you have children of a certain age, they might find the high-energy shenanigans delightful.
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