After making the trip to Walt Disney World, families are either anxious to hit the parks right away or relax at their resort. When we arrived on our last trip in July, the flight down to Florida with two kids wiped my husband and I out and we were ready to check into our room and spend a quiet evening in at our resort. We also needed a place to grab dinner at our resort, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Since we had eaten fast food at the airport earlier in the day, we were pleased to be able to grab walk-in availability at a table service restaurant at the resort, The Turf Club Bar & Grill.
The Turf Club Bar & Grill continues the larger theme of this resort as a rich history of horse racing is celebrated. Just outside of the restaurant is a full service bar and a billiards table as well as TVs and comfortable chairs. When you enter the restaurant you'll be greeted by rich, dark woods and a dimly lit atmosphere. There is both interior and exterior seating depending on your preference.
For dinner, my husband and I both ordered the Turf Club Pasta with Grilled Chicken. The garlic and spices helped to flavor a very light dish as the fettucine, chicken, and vegetables were tossed with olive oil. The menu here wasn't extensive, but the food was tasty. The large portions also meant that we were able to each take some pasta back to our room for lunch later in the week.
With over 300 dining choices on Walt Disney World property, there are many great choices. I think it takes a truly special dining experience to pull guests into a resort restaurant and The Turf Club Bar & Grill doesn't have a standout meal or unique character interaction to make it worth the effort to "resort hop" to get here. However, if I found myself at Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa again, I wouldn't hesitate to visit this restaurant for a good dinner and relaxing evening.