When I heard last week that a new brunch menu was announced at Fulton’s Crab House at Disney Springs, I decided to give it a try this past Sunday. I was easily able to get a reservation for the 8 people in my party just a few days ahead of time without any trouble.
We were seated at a big round table surrounded by windows making for a gorgeous view. The restaurant was freezing cold, but we had the first brunch reservation of the morning and it was only about 40 degrees out, so we thought it might warm up once the furnace got going. Nope. When we asked why it was so cold, our server informed us that their heat wasn’t working and that the restaurant was closing for refurbishment in April so they wouldn’t be fixing it until then. So, if you have a reservation on a cold day between now and April, bring your parka!
We were a little surprised at how long it took a server to come over and say hello to us, but when he finally did, we all ordered coffee. About 10-minutes later, the server came back with a tray of individual glass mugs of coffee already poured. The half-and-half was served in a glass as well – a regular drinking glass – making it quite messy to pour. We soon found out that getting a refill wasn’t the easiest thing as every one of us had an empty cup for quite some time before we were offered more coffee. Here’s the thing that struck me as odd; as freezing as it was inside, the refills were brought out just like the first round; already poured and in glass mugs. The amount of heat that was lost from the time it was poured to the time it finally reached our table was crazy. Call me a coffee nazi if you must.
By the time we got our coffee refills, we’d decided to order each item from the Brunch menu for the table to share as an appetizer. On the menu were the following items:
Crab & Asparagus Benedict $22
2 poached eggs, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, grilled Nueske bacon slab, smoked trout roae challah, lobster infused hollandaise sauce
Monte Cristo $16
French toast, ham, Applewood bacon, egg, Swiss cheese, fresh berry compote, maple syrup
Corned Beef Hash $16
House smoked corned beef, red skin potatoes, caramelized onions, bell peppers, poached egg
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp $20
Crispy 5 minute egg, buttermilk biscuit, spicy black pepper butter sauce
Kobe Breakfast Burger $19
2 Kobe beef patties, fried egg, hash browns, candied bacon, cheddar cheese, sweet onion jam, shredded lettuce, tomato
With only 5 items on the Brunch menu, I was hoping that they’d all be good! It took about 45 minutes for our food to be delivered, but everything was well worth the wait.
The Monte Cristo was not at all what I’m used to; it wasn’t dipped in batter and fried. It was a fantastic sandwich made with French toast! The Corned Beef Hash was delicious, as was the Crab & Asparagus Benedict. The New Orleans BBQ Shrimp was indeed spicy and the crispy 5 minute egg that was served with it was to die for! It was basically a soft-boiled egg coated with bread crumbs and fried – YUM! And, finally, the Kobe Breakfast Burger. What I’ll say about this is that it was just as delicious at it looks – and HUGE. The tiny little chocolate milkshake that was served with it in a little glass mason jar was a super cute touch as well.
All in all, we came to the conclusion that the minor issues we had with the long service were due to our server possibly being stretched a bit thin. Every time we saw him, he was racing around so we thought that maybe he had another table on the other side of the restaurant. The quality and presentation of our meals was just wonderful and the server was very nice. We highly recommend that if you’ll be visiting Disney Springs between now and April 2016, that you pay Fulton’s Crab House a visit for their new Sunday Brunch.
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