What better way to start the day than with a Bloody Mary? Particularly if you’re staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, where you’re only responsible for having a good time. Of course, the better the Bloody Mary, the better the time, and Steakhouse 55 serves a Bloody Mary straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, when a glass of juice was always served chilled and with vodka.
Whether you like your Bloody extra spicy (yes, please) or mild, Steakhouse 55 will accommodate; which is the same approach they take with their “premium prime steaks” and sauces, which they’re known for, but this is about breakfast. And while we’ve had friends come back raving about the steak and eggs, we’re Native Los Angelinos, and we can never seem to say no to the “South-of-the-Border Serenade” menu items, of which there are two superlative dishes that pair perfectly with our Bloody breakfast beverages: The Huevos Rancheros may seem typical from the description: “two eggs, corn tortillas, cheese and black beans with fresh pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream,” but they’re anything but. Quite simply, they’re perfect. The over-easy eggs are exquisite, the cheese is cheesy, and every bite is a little masterpiece. And then there’s the Sunrise Burrito, with fluffy scrambled eggs, a satisfyingly spicy chorizo, potatoes that don’t dominate, and cheese just plentiful enough to quell your need for cheese, all contained in a flour tortilla with fresh pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream. Add to that their own, homemade salsa, which has the body and kick one would hope for from a homemade salsa, and you have just enough heat to wake you up and just enough vodka to keep you aloft.
And meanwhile, you’re sitting in elegance with all the appointments befitting Bogey and Bacall: thick, white linen tablecloths; luxuriously upholstered booths designed for privacy and comfort; heavy silverware; dark wood, mauve accents and thick glass, all with a deco flair; and large orders are delivered to the table on mahogany carts.
The Eggs Benedict is held in highest regard, and that day will come. ‘Til then, it’s something to look forward to.
So whether your idea of breakfast is steak-and-eggs, French toast or fruit and yogurt, Steakhouse 55 is an elegant escape to the romantic era of the silver screen, and is well worth the indulgence when you can afford a leisurely approach to the day.
Bear in mind, reservations are recommended, however you don’t need to be staying at a Disney hotel to dine at a Disney hotel restuarant.