Walt Disney World SWAN AND DOLPHIN DINING

Garden Grove


For Reservations call:
407-934-1618

About Us

Hours of Operation - Lounge
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hours of Operation - Restaurant
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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 magical oasis. Each night, we feature an unlimited buffet of fresh, gourmet vegetables, soups and salads, accompanied by a delectable selection of Prime Rib, Half Roasted Chicken, or Cedar Plank Salmon and chef's created sides and a special Seafood Buffet on Friday. Don't forget to leave room for a selection of decadent desserts, created by our award winning pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.

The young at heart will also enjoy Disney character dining at dinner nightly and for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. Garden Grove is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Meet the Chef

Jimmy Reyes - Executive Chef

Chef Jimmy Reyes is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. While his training is based in Classical French cuisine, he would describe his style as “Modern French.” Jimmy’s experience includes eight years at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in various positions. Chef Reyes also held a Kitchen Supervisor position at the Westin Diplomat, Head Saucier at the Porterhouse Grill in Miami, and Line Cook at El Atril in Spain. Chef Reyes is passionate about building relationships with local farms, artisans and purveyors in order to source the highest quality ingredients possible.

Jimmy started at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin as an advanced cook in the Banquets department. He rapidly moved through the ranks to rise as the Jr. Sous Chef of Banquets and was eventually promoted to Banquet Chef of the Dolphin Hotel. He held this position for a few years before transitioning to Todd English’s bluezoo as the Chef de Cuisine. This role helped further develop Chef Reyes’ unique, modern style. Jimmy oversees all food production and is responsible for the menu creation and overall operations on a daily basis as Executive Chef of bluezoo. Jimmy continually focuses on placing Todd English’s bluezoo among the top restaurants in Orlando, while ensuring and unforgettable experience for our guest.

Location

Walt Disney World Swan Resort
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

For Reservations:
Telephone: 407-934-1609
Email: dining@swandolphin.com

Awards

One of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world, Todd English has enjoyed a staggering number of accolades during his remarkable career. He has established one of the best-known restaurant brands in the nation, been recognized by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, published three critically acclaimed cookbooks, and served as an active member of the philanthropic restaurant community.

bluezoo restaurant awards include:

  • Fodor's Choice Award - 2012
  • Culinary Hospitality Santé Award for Innovation, Southeast Region - 2010
  • Award of Excellence-Wine Spectator - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013 and 2014
  • Four Diamond Award - Designated by AAA - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Best Appetizers - Orlando Magazine - 2006
  • Building Interior Design Award - Buildings Magazine - 2005
  • Top 500 Restaurants in Florida -Florida Trend Magazine, Robert Tolf
  • Favorite Venue for 2006 - My City Eats and Entertainment