Restaurant Review: The Wave at the Contemporary Resort
One of the advantages of living an hour from Disney is that you can hop in the car and head over for dinner on a whim. So this year for July 4th we decided that enjoying dinner at Disney World and seeing their fireworks show would make for a much better evening than a night in our home town. Our first thought for dinner was the Kona Cafe but there were no reservations so we decided to take a chance and try out The Wave at the Contemporary Resort.
To be honest I had not heard anything about The Wave so I had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! In fact I think I may have found one of my new favorite Disney restaurants!
The menu at The Wave features market-inspired, sustainable dishes and definitely did not disappoint! Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of everything that our table ordered but I do have some of my dinner and some comments from my fellow diners.
First up was the bread and butter. I am dead serious when I say it was some of the best bread I have had at Disney. You could taste the freshness and it was so good we asked for seconds and devoured it all! Did I mention that the butter was salted? They obviously know the way to my heart, salt and butter it just doesn't get better!
One of my good friends ordered the Wave House Salad as an appetizer and proceeded to enjoy it while the rest of us looked on in envy! I don't remember all of the details of the salad but I do know it featured an avocado ranch dressing and some delicious bibb lettuce. Unfortunately I don't have a picture but I would definitely recommend it!
Now onto the main event! I ordered the Oven Roasted Chicken which is "airplane" chicken rolled in panko breadcrumbs served with a potato waffle and green beans (I ordered the green beans instead of the black peas and rice). I was doubtful about the waffle but I decided to go for it and it was amazing! They even give you a syrup to dip it in which seemed weird but it was delicious! My green beans were just so-so but after the chicken and waffle I could have cared less.
In order to get a good spot to see the fireworks we skipped dessert so I unfortunately have no review of their dessert options. My only complaint about The Wave is that they use paper straws. I get the whole sustainability thing but paper straws just do not work that well and they are quite annoying!
We headed up to the 4th floor after dinner to grab a spot for the fireworks and were then treated Disney style to some fabulous 4th of July fireworks!
After the fireworks we grabbed some rice krispie treats for dessert (sadly no pictures because we devoured them pretty quickly) and got in the car to head home.
Have you tried The Wave?