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Victoria & Albert's Dining awarded 'AAA' status for 14th year running

Jun 4th 2013 at 6:47

Only 53 restaurants across the US can say they have been given a 'AAA' award, and Victoria & Alberts is one of only 10 who can say they have held that status for 14 consecutive years.

For those that have never seen or heard of this restaurant seemingly for the elite's, it's located at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and is generally considered to be the best restaurant in Walt Disney World. It does however come at a cost, with entrees starting at $210 for a 10 course meal, along with $105 for wine pairings. The Dining Room starts at $135 for a 6 course meal and $65 for wine pairings.

It’s an elite bunch, with only 10 restaurants in the U.S. who can say they’ve been at the top of the AAA Awards for 14 consecutive years. And Victoria & Albert’s is again one of the country’s finest places to dine, joining just 53 restaurants nationwide who made the AAA Five Diamond list. With 28,000 restaurants approved by AAA, fewer than one-quarter percent achieve this prestigious distinction.

So we again congratulate Chef Scott Hunnel, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître d’Hôtel Israel Perez and their team for earning the coveted award for the gem of a restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

“Haute cuisine at its best” defines the AAA criteria. Add cutting-edge menus, the finest ingredients and “food prepared in a manner that’s highly imaginative and unique” and you’ve got the extraordinary combination that defines a winner. But beyond the kitchen, the maître d’ must lead an expert service staff “that exceeds guest expectations by attending to every detail in an effortless and unobtrusive manner.”

Victoria & Albert’s wows guests every single night of the year with a fabulous “Contemporary-American” menu and refined touches such as Italian Sambonet silver, fine Royal Doulton and Wedgwood china, and Italian Frette tablecloths (hung, not folded, to avoid creases). Women get a small stool for handbags and a rose to carry home – and if you’re chilly, they’ll offer a cashmere wrap.

The restaurant offers three dining experiences: the dining room, the elegant Queen Victoria’s Room and the Chef’s Table in the kitchen.

For reservations, call 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862). Visit for more information. Dining room is $135 per person for six courses and $65 for wine pairings. Chef’s Table and Queen Victoria’s Room are $210 for 10 courses and $105 for wine pairings.

Category: Food and Dining