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Lamplight Lounge Review

The Kingdom Konsultant agents took on Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park and loved it!  It has such a fun atmosphere with so many neat nods to Pixar. We found ourselves finding all kinds of “Easter Eggs” throughout our meal.

Lamplight Lounge is located in the Pixar Pier area of Disney California Adventure. It is two stories, with awesome views of the water, Pixar Pal-A-Round and Incredicoaster. We sat downstairs on the deck, and got to enjoy this incredible view: 

We really enjoyed the relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our server was great and easily handled the large group with multiple checks and various requests. We ordered appetizers and entrees and shared everything because we all wanted to try so many things!

We couldn’t pass up one of Lamplight Lounge’s signature appetizers, the Lobster Nachos. In fact, I think we had several orders! At $23, these were a crowd pleaser and easily shared. A small takeaway from the Lobster Nachos: I got the chipotle crema on the side of my order and my nachos were really only dressed on the top layer. The nachos that were not special order had the toppings layered throughout. Your mileage may vary, but something to consider. 

Lobster Nachos
Warm Lobster with Black Beans, Aged Cheddar-Oaxaca Cheese Sauce, 
Shredded Cheese Blend, Pico de Gallo, Sliced Serrano Chiles and Chipotle Crema

We also tried Piper’s Clams, a Disney100 special offering, for $24, as well as the Potato Skins ($15), Kung Pao Bao ($21), Brussels Caesar ($14) and Salmon PLT ($24). I think we cleaned every plate! The Potato Skins were more like a croquette as opposed to a traditional potato skin, and they were wonderful! Piper's Clams had a tomato-fennel sauce with chorizo and butter which was SO flavorful! Since these are available on a limited basis (as far as we know), run, don't walk, to get these! I had read a review that the Kung Pao Bao was VERY spicy, but Agent Ashley found it to have an enjoyable spice level. She said her lips tingled a bit but the heat was manageable. 

Piper's Clams
spicy Tomato-Fennel sauce, dry Spanish Chorizo, Compound Butter
and Sourdough Bread with grilled Lemon
Brussels Caesar
House-made Dressing, Toasted Pine Nuts and Garlic Croutons
with Roasted red Pepper and Tomato Sauce
Potato Skins
crispy Yukon Gold Potatoes with Brown Butter-Caper Yogurt,
Smoked Paprika Aioli and Manchego Cheese
Salmon PLT
Grilled Salmon with crispy Pancetta, Lettuce, Roasted Tomato,
Lemon-Bacon Aioli on Toasted Focaccia
Kung Pao Bao
Kung Pao-glazed crispy Pork Belly, soft Bao Bun, Red Peppers,
toasted Peanuts and Green Onions

A full bar is available at Lamplight Lounge, and we indulged in a few yummy cocktails, ranging from $15.75-$18.

Scream Canister
Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum, Cream of Coconut and Pineapple and
Orange Juices with a mist of Angostura Bitters
Over Budget
Grey Goose Vodka, Liquid Alchemist Passion Fruit, fresh 
Lime Juice, Agave Nectar and Ginger Beer
Open Ocean with a Splash
a Frozen Cocktail made with Bacardi Raspberry Rum, Bols Blue Curacao,
Liquid Alchemist Orgeat (Almond), Agave Nectar and fresh Lime Juice 

We all really enjoyed our time at Lamplight Lounge and would definitely recommend. It’s a great place for a light bite to share or a full meal, with a very chill, fun atmosphere. We will definitely return on our next trip!

*Please note that the upstairs of Lamplight Lounge is walk-up only and serves a limited menu. The downstairs accepts reservations and serves a full menu. Prices were correct at the time of this writing.

Jill Voliva
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