By Jennifer Stuart
French Market is a quick service, or counter service restaurant located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland. We will take a look at the location, the seating and of course the food. Read on for more information.
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 Caesar Salad. There is also a regular Chicken Caesar 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 it 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.
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
This is the Beef Po' Boy sandwich and along with the Pork Po' Boy make two great additions to the menu. The Beef Po' Boy is a roast beef sandwich served on a bun and topped with fried onions. There is also a side of jus for dipping. The pork version is served with barbecue sauce and a slaw. These are a generous sandwich and very filling. Both of these sandwiches are served with house made chips which added a nice crunch as a side.
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). 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 connoisseurs, 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 corner at the Mint Julep Bar. You can also read our Review of the Mint Julep Bar.
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 seasonal treats appear. These seasonal treats and especially desserts, are definitely worth a look.
You can watch the detailed video review of the French Market on our YouTube channel.
Here is a link to the current menu at the French Market Restaurant at Disneyland.
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