This is one of the most memorable restaurants i’ve eaten at in Disney, for many reasons! Starting with the fact that this establishment is constantly in motion, no literally, IT MOVES. You are seated at tables that are on a rotating floor, and as you go around the restaurant, the scenery around you changes to different things. One minute you’re next a beautiful farm with a cute little farm house and the next minute you’re in a forest. It’s really super unique! I couldn’t possibly explain it well enough to do it justice.
This is a character dining restaurant, making it all the more magical. Mickey & Pluto came to our table often, so did Chip & Dale; we took pictures and made jokes. They even brought over a waiter to explain their attraction right inside that very restaurant! Which by the way, is a 5-10 minute tour of their garden, where they hand grow & pick every single thing they use to cook in the restaurant! It was extremely authentic, and a fun learning experience. We went on the ride shortly after eating and "amazing" is an understatement. I was blown away by their modern technology and indoor greenhouse. I hear there is a paid tour, that takes you behind the scenes even more than the ride does. It's on my bucket list. :-)
Another incredibly memorable thing is the buffet style service they have. Yes, it’s a buffet, but you never get up. The waiter brings you one huge plate with a little bit of everything (depending whether you’re going to breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll get different options) and then individual plates to serve yourself. Then once the big plate starts emptying up, they quickly replace it with another full plate! My party of 3 went during thanksgiving time, so that was the type of food we were served. I was not disappointed! It was impeccable! Especially that they catered to my mom’s food allergy with HER VERY OWN BIG PLATE ! Yes you are reading correctly, they brought us our own normal big plate with the buffet items and then a whole other huge plate with allergy friendly items. It almost made me emotional because I was so happy that she didn’t feel left out! It’s a problem we run into everywhere and it was sincerely so amazing that she had the same great experience we did regardless of her allergy.
I love the Garden Grill and it will definitely not be my last visit! It was nothing short of a 5 star experience. The food, the service, the ambience, it greatly surpassed my expectations.