Beginning today, guests can make reservations for the soon-to-open Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The restaurant, set to open Nov. 26, replaces the Captain’s Grille at the Yacht Club. The new venue is themed as a New England gastropub reminiscent of an off-shore lighthouse, using salvaged materials for the decorative finishes. A few select diners will be able to sit at the on-stage “hearth” oven area, which is the focal point of the new space.
Ale & Compass will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring menu items inspired by New England cuisine and developed by Disney’s Flavor Lab. The culinary director of the Flavor Lab, Lenny DeGeorge, is from the Boston area and spent his summers in Cape Cod.
“The menu is inspired by all the great restaurants in the New England area that I have experienced growing up,” says DeGeorge. “The New England melting pot of flavors and ingredients from Italy, Portugal, and England, coupled with central Florida influences, are present on the menu that delivers modern gastropub classics.”
Next door to the Ale & Compass Restaurant is the expanded and reimagined Ale & Compass Lounge, also opening Nov. 26. The lounge will feature a variety original and classic cocktails, an extensive list of New England and local beers, and a menu of lighter bites.
Disney’s announcement about the new restaurant included a photo review of a number of items from the menu, including:
Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Cheeseburger
Fried Chicken and Waffles with House-made Pickles and Orange-Chili Honey
Coastal Clambake (1/2 Maine lobster, clams, corn, and potatoes)
Caramelized Leek and Chorizo White Clam Hearth “Pie”
Parker House Rolls with spreads of Bacon Jam, Pub Cheese, and Smoked Trout
Lemon “Curd” Meringue Pie
Twelve-Layer Chocolate Cake (Flourless chocolate cake and ganache served with milk-coffee chantilly)
You can find the full Ale & Compass menu in our our previous post.
For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.
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