Are you are looking for the finest of the fine dining experiences available at Disney World? Are you looking for a grown-up way to celebrate a very special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary that ends in a “0”? Are you looking for the finest service and the most elegant atmosphere available?

On top of all that, are you able to spend a small fortune on dinner?

Victoria and Albert’s will provide you with an unforgettable dining experience. It is consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in the world.

It is THE place for a gourmet meal at Walt Disney World.

Unfortunately, there can be a few issues.

The first is cost. It’s expensive. It’s really expensive. Prices start at $135 per person. Add another $65 for a wine pairing. Those prices are likely to go up over time, and there are a few upsell opportunities along the way.

The second issue is availability. Victoria and Albert’s has very limited seating and reservations frequently fill up.

What can you do if you are looking for fine dining at Disney World but Victoria and Albert’s and too expensive or not available?

Victoria and Albert's is a restaurant in a class of its own.

Victoria and Albert’s is a restaurant in a class of its own.

Alternatives – Kinda

I have to begin by saying there is no true alternative to Victoria and Albert’s. It is fine dining in a class of its own.  It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find other fine dining experiences around Disney World which will also offer an amazing experience.

Consider These Options:

Monsieur Paul

If you are looking for fine French dining and Victoria and Albert’s is booked up, Monsieur Paul it’s worth a look. The atmosphere of this popular restaurant in the French pavilion of Epcot is elegant but still a bit relaxed. The food and service is wonderful. If you time your meal correctly you may just get a view of Illuminations.

Fine, French, and just a bit fancy, Monsieur Paul is a great alternative.

Fine, French, and just a bit fancy, Monsieur Paul is a great alternative.

Yachtsman Steakhouse

The Yachtsman Steakhouse offers fine food combined with a nautical theme and impeccable service. It offers a fine dining experience, steakhouse style. It’s not the French experience like Victoria and Albert’s, but it will make for a wonderful and delicious evening.  If you are in the Epcot Resort area, it’s conveniently located in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers a great steakhouse.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offers a great steakhouse.

Jiko

Jiko offers a variety of styles of cooking, including fusion of African, Indian, and Mediterranean food. The atmosphere is upscale with a modern twist, and the great service combined with unique flavors will create an evening to remember.

Visit Jiko for fine dining with unique flavors.

Visit Jiko for fine dining with unique flavors.

Artist Point

Located in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point offers a rustic feel that is still elegant an upscale. An award-winning wine list combined with a selection of seafood, steak, and game make this often overlooked restaurant a great choice for a special evening with a unique twist.

Artist Point is often overlooked but offers a great dining experience.

Artist Point is often overlooked but offers a great dining experience.

Disney’s California Grill

The California Grill, high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, can be as hard to get into as Victoria and Albert’s. However, the fresh California offerings combined with an unbeatable view of the Magic Kingdom and the Seven Seas Lagoon make for an amazing experience for those lucky enough to score a table.

The California Grill is a popular choice.

The California Grill is a popular choice.

If Victoria and Albert’s is too expensive or booked up, where do you go instead?