As part of the Florida Mom Blogger Mixer at Disney World we were treated to lunch on the 2nd day at the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I had never eaten at this restaurant and was very eager to give it a try. We were seated in a separate, small room that just fit our group. We had one dedicated server and she was just great.
We ordered a few different appetizers off the menu so we could test them. None of them were foods I cared for so, I didn’t try any. Our server shared with us the story behind the famous Cobb salad, which was originally created in 1937 at the Original Brown Derby in Hollywood by Robert Cobb for theatre magnate Sid Grauman. In case you didn’t know the Cobb Salad is made up of finely chopped greens, turkey breast, egg, bacon, tomatoes, crumbled bleu cheese, avocado, chives and Cobb dressing.
For my entree I chose the Grilled Rib Eye Steak – with arugula, crispy sweet onions, gorgonzola, red bliss potatoes, and oven-dried tomato vinaigrette and it was to die for! For dessert I chose the signature dessert of the Hollywood Brown Derby, the Grapefruit Cake. It was good but I enjoyed helping Tina finish off her Bananas Foster much better!
The Hollywood Brown Derby was wonderful and I would love to eat there again some day. They are one of the pricier restaurants inside the parks so it is not something I would do every visit, unless I was there with a free Disney Dining Plan. It is definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion or on a trip without the kids.
Have you ever eaten at the Hollywood Brown Derby? What is your favorite menu item? Leave me a comment and let’s talk.