By Jennifer Stuart
French Market is a counter service restraunt located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland.
There is a great deal of outdoor seating. in a nice patio area. It is shady in the day which is a big plus for most of the year. There is good ambience looking out on New orleans Square and at times there is a live band playing jazz.
I had the cajun chicken ceaser salad. There is also a regular chicken ceaser salad on the menu if you don't like spice. I am not the kind of person who loves spicy food so this was just enough spice to make it interesting for me but I am sure is in no way authentic for someone used to cajun cooking. It was a good salad portion and had what looked like slightly under a full chicken breast on it. (if that was a full breast it was very small. Also included was the white dinner roll you see on the side of the plate. This salad didn't impress me but I enjoyed it and would have it again. $11.49 USD.
Doug had the Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage. This is a red bean stew topped with andouille sausage over rice. It also comes with the white dinner roll on the side. It had a bit of spice but wasn't a "spicy" meal. it is also something that he would order again and it was fairly filling $12.49 USD
Penne pasta with marinara (tomato) sauce and Macaroni and cheese were the meals the kids chose. Both come with a "piece of fruit" -- no choice here it was a banana and a GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce. Kids meals also include a choice of drink. (small milk or small Dasani® Water) $6.99 USD The portion here is not huge but enough for a smaller child particularly if they eat both the sides. The nice part is that both the banana and applesauce are great portable snacks if they don't eat them right away you can stash them in your bag for later. The kids liked the pasta and if your kids are mac and cheese conoseuirs, it was definitely kraft-dinner -ish.
Drinks and Desserts
The stars here seem to be the desserts which change seasonally. (Look for the very popular coffin cake at Hallowentime) If nothing strikes your fancy here but you are looking for a sweet treat, remember the super delicious Mickey Beignets are available just around the corer at the Mint Julep Bar. Read our Review of the Mint Julep Bar here.
The Jolly Rodger Punch was a limited time offering in honour of the anniversary of Pirates of the Carribbean. And it was delicious! (a combination of tropical fruit juices) Why am I telling you about something that you can no longer get? It seems like Disneyland is doing more and more limited time food offerings so keep an eye out for special menu items. This was $3.59USD and so good that I had to get a second before we left to enjoy as we walked.
In the fall look for the restaurant to be decorated in similar fashion to the Haunted Mansion (just on the other side of the square) and lots of season treats appear.
All Photos by Jennifer Stuart
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