Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa recently got high praise from TripAdvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Awards for their fine dining restaurant, Victoria & Albert’s, when it was voted No. 2 in the United States. The dining establishment is the only restaurant in Florida to grace the prestigious list, but as a AAA Five-Diamond Award winner, it isn’t surprising that it has garnered this attention.
Disney Parks Blog reports:
“In 2016 the award-winning dining room added a Chef’s Degustation Menu, a series of 10 small courses, along with the seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. The smaller Queen Victoria Room offers a 10-course menu paired with exclusive wines from the restaurant’s impressive cellar, and there is a Chef’s Table for up to eight guests in the kitchen.”
This may account for some of the incredible reviews that V & A’s has acquired over the past year to bring it to such a high-ranking position–a position determined by an algorithm that quantifies and qualifies reviews on Trip Advisor. These reviews number in the hundreds of millions, cover establishments world-wide and canvas a 12-month period. For this reason, this award carries a great amount of weight.
The other establishment’s listed at the top of the list rank as follows:
- Alinea, Chicago
- Victoria & Albert’s, Orlando
- Per Se, New York City
- Halls Chophouse, Charleston, SC
- Boulez, New York City
- Charleston Grill, Charleston, SC
- Daniel, New York City
- Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
- The French Laundry, Yountville, CA
- Mama’s Fish House, Paia, Hawaii