Disney World’s Contemporary Resort is about to open a new steakhouse. Looking to rival the quality of the top floor’s California Grill, Steakhouse 71 will be located on the first floor of the Contemporary, in the location formerly occupied by The Wave. Steakhouse 71’s name is a nod to 1971, when Disney World and the Contemporary Resort opened. Hey, that’s 50 years ago this year. They really should do something to commemorate that.

Steakhouse 71’s name is also an homage to Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel, which is ironically reported to be permanently closed. That would be a shame, because Steakhouse 55 was an excellent option for a high-end meal at Disneyland. Let’s hope that the eastern edition of the Steakhouse can live up to the quality set by its predecessor. Some of the menu items actually look familiar to offerings at Steakhouse 55, like steak and eggs for breakfast and a multilayered chocolate cake. This version includes 15 layers – one for every story at the Contemporary.

Disney Parks Blog gave a first look at the menu today. Overall, this looks like a welcome step up over The Wave, which was actually reliably good but not among Disney World’s best restaurants. Combined with my experience at Steakhouse 55, I’m firmly hoping for an excellent restaurant to add to the special occasion meal lineup for when I visit Walt Disney World. Will Steakhouse 71 join the tier of California Grill, Citricos, and Sanaa? We’ll see, starting next month.

Read on for information about Steakhouse 71 and the menus.

When does Steakhouse 71 open?

Steakhouse 71 opens on October 1 at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort.

When can I make a reservation for Steakhouse 71?

Reservations for Steakhouse 71 will be available on September 16.

Steakhouse 71 Menus

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu


Dinner Menu

Steakhouse 71 Dinner Menu

Dessert Menu

Steakhouse 71 Dessert Menu

Lounge Menu

Steakhouse 71 Lounge Menu