Ale and Compass is located at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and serves up New England comfort food and seafood classics while making you feel like you are dining in a cozy lighthouse. Next door, you'll find the Ale and Compass Lounge which is even cozier with comfy chairs around small tables and a fireplace and serves up delicious cocktails to wet your appetite.
I started my evening in the Ale and Compass Lounge with a cocktail while I waited for my table to be ready. I had used the "walk up" feature and was able to secure a late table for the evening.
|The Big Apple, Buffalo Trace bourbon, crisp apple puree, and Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth|
It wasn't long before my phone informed me that my table was ready and I made my way over to the host stand. I was dining solo this evening and the service was just lovely, not making me feel awkward or rushed, just welcomed to a wonderful meal.
I couldn't resist starting my meal with some Parker House Rolls from the appetizer menu which were elevated by a variety of spreads. The bread was warm and soft, a great start to the meal.
|Parker House Rolls and Spreads, Bacon Jam, Pub Cheese, Citrus Butter|
I decided to have some fish for my entrée as it just seemed to fit with the vibes of the restaurant. The fish was cooked beautifully and the pan-fried risotto cake was such an interesting side dish, I loved it! The sauce wasn't my favorite and my server was quick to bring me another option which was wonderful.
|Sustainable Catch of the Day with Pan-fried Saffron-Risotto Cake and Fire-roasted Tomato-Pepper Sauce|
As one of the last diners of the evening, the restaurant started to clear out as I was eating my entrée. It made for such a nice, peaceful meal. I wouldn't hesitate to return back here again!
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks. You can email Maci at firstname.lastname@example.org.