I actually went to Bull and Bear for dinner when I visited Orlando back in 2019. If you haven’t read about that, you still can! It was an exciting and kind of stressful time since I am not exactly a big traveler. So, while I did enjoy my meal at Bull and Bear back then, especially the service, it wasn’t my absolute favorite.
I definitely wanted to return and give it another try since I don’t have the stress of traveling on my plate as an official Floridian. I had also noticed more than one person say how their favorite restaurant in all of Orlando is B&B.
A last minute change in plans, spurred me to go last week with Mom. The restaurant is in the Waldorf Astoria, where I have been indulging in Himalayan salt therapy, so I’m really comfortable with the gorgeous and spacious resort.
The restaurant in pretty large and the back room has windows showcasing the sunset and Disney fireworks. We didn’t stick around for the premiere of Enchantment (I KNOW 🙁 ) but we did get to see Harmonious before its official debut. I absolutely love the ambiance.
The service is pretty unparalleled too. When our waiters were a little overwhelmed, another jumped in to help out. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. They wanted us to have a great time, and we did thanks in part to all of them.
Now onto the food. Oh my, the food. It all began with an amuse bouche of sirloin tartar with spiced carrots and garlic aioli. Um, I so wish it was more than one bite, but that one bite was incredibly flavorful. Before long the appetizers arrived. The best deviled eggs I’ve ever had with great mustard flavor and the creamiest texture.
The wagyu carpaccio hit the spot too with paper thin slices of meat that melted in my mouth and were so perfectly balanced by all the accompaniments but especially the parmesan. I can’t wait to have both appetizers again.
Kinda can’t wait on the entrees or the dessert or the cocktails either!
So for the entrees I got the LAST dry aged wagyu t-bone. OMG, you guys, this steak packed so much flavor and tenderness I couldn’t believe it. To be honest, Mom’s New York wasn’t quite as tender as it should have been, but it was still good.
The chimichurri and bearnaise sauces paired so well with the steak and arugula and tomato salad. And the potato pave is the most perfect decadent steakhouse side – simple but delectable with creaminess in every bite.
I had an absolutely perfect spicy margarita during dinner and a tequila flight curated by one of our waiters to wrap things up. He even gave a complementary pour of his favorite – Don Julio Primavera, an incredible surprise that made the meal even more special.
If you ever have the chance to go to Bull and Bear, I hope you take it. And if you do, I hope you try some of the amazing dishes we had, but you absolutely, positively must order The Lemon.
These days I tend to shy away from ordering restaurant desserts. I bake enough and most of them don’t live up to my expectations. The Lemon exceeded my expectations by so much it’s hard to explain. It is literally a candied lemon filled with lemon curd, lemon sorbet, and Chantilly cream. And it is perfection. Perfectly tart and sweet and creamy and chewy it is bliss until the last bite when you seriously will want to order another. Which, for the record, I did not do.
But only because I hope it will only be a short while before I am back at Bull and Bear.