Guests will feel as if they have been transported to the tranquil gardens of Central Park after stepping into the Garden Grove restaurant in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. The centerpiece of this unique restaurant is a beautiful 25-foot oak tree, adorned with twinkling lights and paper lanterns, a true spectacle for diners.
During the day, families can feast in the park-like atmosphere while bright sunlight from the restaurant’s tall windows illuminates the room. In the evening, the lights are dimmed and the oak tree centerpiece shimmers while guests dine under street lamps in a dreamy nighttime garden setting.
On different evenings, we feature buffet menu themes including Mediterranean, Southern Barbecue and our newest guest favorite, Seafood Sensation. Offering the freshest seafood including shrimp, snow crab legs, scallops, stuffed lobster and a variety of other family favorites including roasted chicken and prime rib. For the Southern Barbecue evening, ribs and pulled pork pair well with our sumptuous sides and other treats. Mediterranean night features your favorite pasta and beef dishes along with other fresh offerings including lemon and herb chicken and baked eggplant parmesan.
Experience creative American cuisine at Garden Grove for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The young at heart will also enjoy Disney character dining at dinner nightly and for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
Prior to joining the culinary team at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Berkower was executive sous chef at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla. where he shared responsibility for overseeing the culinary operation of eight outlets.
Berkower has 30 years of professional cooking experience spending time at noted restaurants such as Chef Allen’s in Aventura Fla., Strings in Denver, Colo. and Flagstaff House in Boulder, Colo. He describes his style as combining regional American, Latin American, Caribbean, Asian, and Indian flavors with a classical French technique.