Palo is a fine-dining, adult only (18+) restaurant on all four Disney Cruise ships that serves brunch and dinner. There is a nominal fee (currently $30 per person), for each meal. Reservations can be made (and should be!) when you are able to check in for your cruise (75 days for first-time cruisers), and brunch is definitely the more popular option, therefore harder to get a reservation for. Palo brunch reservations are sometimes sold out the first day check-in opens for first-time cruisers!
There is a dress code for Palo brunch and dinner. Men are recommended to wear dress pants, slacks and collared shirts and women a dress, skirt or pants and blouse. Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes). Shorts or hats for men are absolutely not allowed.
I have been to both Palo brunch and dinner on the Disney Dream, and my preference is brunch. Not only did I enjoy the food better at brunch, I do not like to miss out on the fun rotational dining options in the main dining rooms. We did enjoy the dinner as well though, and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic date night.
The Palo Brunch includes a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa, as well as a buffet and an a la carte menu, and as with all things on a cruise – it’s all you can eat.
The buffet consist of a variety of pastries, seafood and cheeses:
These were our plates:
The Palo Brunch a la carte menu:
We started first with some soups:
Tomato and Basil Soup
On to our entrees…..
I tried the Chicken Parmesan (heavenly!)
Eddie ordered the lasagna:
After all of that, there is still the delectable dessert bar! I love the sizes of each dessert as it gives you the opportunity to try many things – which as you can see – we did!
Please note gratuity is not included in the $30 per person fee. I also try to tip based on what the prices would be, as this is a five-star worthy restaurant, as opposed to basing it on the cost of $30 per person.
Have you tried the Palo brunch? Check out my post on my must-do’s for a Disney Cruise!