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Club 33

Club 33

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Ranked #6 in Anaheim restaurants
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1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
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The only place in Disneyland where you can get a hard drink. It's like a speakeasy, but you need to know some one with a membership. Sorry. But maybe you do!

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San Francisco, California

Club 33 is absolutely amazing. Not only is their buffet styled appetizer and dessert bar make your mouth water, their diverse and always changing menu make your dining experience one of a kind. I have only been to club 33 pre-renovation, but I'm excited to go back! The staff here are nothing less than generous and the atmosphere is classy but still fun like the rest of disneyland, right below. The terrace offers a great view of New Orleans square! Definitely worth the splurge!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

NOTE: my experiences were in 2013. The club has been closed for renovation for 2014 but should be reopening anytime now (July).

Came here To celebrate my friends' marriage (in their 3rd week). The more 3's the merrier! So here's the deal. Come to Club 33 if you like Disney. I think of Club 33 as a magical Disney experience with food on the side as a bonus. If you don't like Disney and end up coming here then imagine an overpriced meal with a NON magical experience.

FOOD (4*)
Buffet - Shrimp, crab claws and lobster. Meat platter, soup, pasta station. There was a bunch of other stuff like salad but I didn't touch that. I only tried a small sample of my friends pasta but it was pretty good. You get to choose what you want and the pasta chef cooks it up right in front of you.

Entree - I got the steak. I asked for medium rare and that's exactly what I got. If anything, the steak leaned more toward the rarer side than medium. So maybe they saw the previous comments from people and improved their steak cooking.

I also tried some of my friend's halibut. The fish was on the drier side.

DRINK (4.5*)
*So you can buy alcoholic drinks here. I guess that's cool. I don't really see this being that big of a deal though unless you are an alcoholic and you just need to get your fix.

When you come here on Sunday, you get champagne or cider during lunch. It's "complementary" but I also believe that your meal cost a little more than any other day of the week. ($95 vs. $80 i think)

I ordered a mojito. Not bad.

SERVICE (5*)
The service at Disney is generally very good. Service at Club 33 was pretty much on par. Several cast members helped us throughout our stay. The two we saw the most of, Angela and Vanessa, were both great. Friendly, helpful and non intrusive.

AMBIANCE (5*)
The bigger the Disney fan you are, the more magical your experience will be. The exclusivity of Club 33 paired with the club's beauty is enough to give even the casual Disney fan a Mickey Mouse high. It's pretty peaceful here. The noise level was pretty good. For example, we opened the balcny door next to our table and I started to feel like the outside noise from below might disturb the others inside. Mickey and Pluto made sure to visit every table there.

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Bothell, Washington

Meals just don't get any better than this. If you can get in and afford it, don't miss it.

Be sure to ask Marcel the chef if he'd like to create anything unique for you that evening, and do ask the sommelier for wine pairing suggestions.

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Local from San Clemente, California

The only place in Disneyland where you can get a hard drink. It's like a speakeasy, but you need to know some one with a membership. Sorry. But maybe you do!

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Club 33 has great food and is a quiet place to rest after a long day at Disneyland

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The thought of me going here never crossed my mind because I thought it would be impossible. Last week, my friend invited me to be his +1 for our friends dirty thirty bday dinner at club33. :D I got to go to both CA Disney and Disneyland! I haven't gone in years so I was SUPER excited.

The restaurant entrance is right next to Blue Bayou. We ate in the Trophy Room. Service was top notch and atmosphere was very classy. I'm not sure why but our group didn't get a tour nor an elevator ride when we entered. I read up on the history via yelp and wikipedia so I didn't really need a tour, but it would have been nice if we got one.

Right after dinner my friend waited for me while I paid for my souvenir pins. We were the last one in the group to leave. One of the server/host was kind enough to let us ride the famous glass elevator :) That was a great way to leave the restaurant.

Food:
I asked about their popular fruit punch. When they told me it's non alcoholic I changed my order to Mai Tai with a glowing tinkerbell accessory ($5). My mai tai was fruity, it was enough to give me a good buzz :)
The dinner was preordered. We got a salad with an apple chip on top, lentil soup with a delicious ravioli (the asians, including me, called it wonton. The non asians called it ravioli.), a cheese plate, the main entre and mini creme brule that came with mini cookies and dried fruit.

For the main entre, I got the lobster tail with pasta and my friend got filet mingon with a square mini baked potato. My friend loved the filet mignon because it was cooked rare. The birthday girls steak came out well done and she was pretty disappointed. My lobster tail was topped with some tasty cheese, which was delicious but rubbery. The pasta had no flavor. I did love the bacon-like meat that came with the entre :) I was expecting the dessert to be unique and fancy so I was a lil disappointed.

Souvenir:
I def got a handfull of the branded napkins lol not sure what I'll do with it. My friend gave me his stirring stick and I bought us pins for $15 each. I asked the waiter about their branded pen that they give out as a gift and he said they won't have any until Feb.

The experience wasn't exactly what I wanted but overall I still had a magical time :) Best service I've ever had! Hopefully I could try their buffet someday and maybe if I'm lucky I can find a way to get into the other exclusive club in CA Disney.

Tips:
- Let them know how you want your steak cooked because they won't ask.
- Make sure you're not in the trophy room if you want to see fantasmic during dinner.
- ask them anything about the history of club 33 :)
- the food is delicious but don't have big expectations like i did
- If you made reservations right before fantasmic, leave early because there will be traffic!
- get a souvenir!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

It's not easy to get into here. You need to know someone who knows someone who knows someone. I'm not gonna downplay the exclusivity here. YOU (yeah you) need to be a lucky schmo or a filthy rich schmo in order to get your Disney paws on those two numbers....3 3....say it with me......Club...3 3. You probably aren't going to call in a reservation yourself, but you can certainly ask your secretary to do so. And while you're at it, drop the name of 10 other good friends, cuz you can have a couple guests join you. Oh how lucky they are to sample the wealth and success that you stand on. Did I make my point? I hope not, cuz I'm just one of those lucky guests....hehe.

-=-Costs-=- It's pretty exorbitant. If you do not currently hold a Disney pass, you're gonna have to pay for one. That's gonna be tacked on top of the price of a $100+ lunch (we ain't even talking dinner, schmo's!). the going price for a ticket hovers around the $100 buck range too. Jeebus, you gotta be lucky AND gotta be down to blow a wad.

-=-Buffet-=- What can exclusivity and a wad buy you in a park of overpriced food and movie-theatre-priced popcorn? For one, you get access to the only full bar in the Magic Kingdom. You also get access to a buffet, and choice of fancy entrees. It was not the international food selection buffet of fairy tales but you can have a good fix of cold cuts and crab legs. On another small table will be another awesome surprise...oils for dip, but most importantly truffle oil! I made a point to dip whatever I could in truffle oil. For my crab legs, I bypassed the melted butter and went straight up truffle oil dip. This may mark my first and only time that I'll be able to do this, but it was pretty fun and redeeming. I'm going to ignore the rest of the buffet because that is all that I felt was worth it.

-=-Entrees-=- There's lamb, chicken, steak, fish, and fish. Pretty simple and each entree came with its own selection of sides. One highlighted side here was the truffled mac and cheese that came with the chicken. Luckily, my group shared around so we were able to get a sampling of the dishes here. My favorites for entrees would be the steak and redfish. I like my steaks rare and they overcooked it a bit, but I'll just attribute that to Uncle Mickey not wanting to get sued for poisoning.

-=-Swag-=- Mickey and Goofy came by during our meal so we had fun group pictures with them. When our meal was done, we also asked to hang out on the balcony for a bit and we got more pictures to savor this moment a bit longer. There's a swag cabinet outside with merchandise ranging from hats, shirts, mugs, and shot glasses sporting that exclusive 33 logo. Do yourself a favor and buy at least a shot glass. This is already expensive enough as it is so top it off with a remembrance. It's like 20 bucks ish. Just do it.

Alright, what's dragging this review down though? It seemed that once we went through those 33 doors, the Disney friendliness disappeared. We were told to wait downstairs, in a fairly unfriendly manner. No questions, no howyadoins. Upstairs, lost some Disney charm too, but was a teensy winsy bit better. The food was palatable, but not to the fancy calibre that a $100 price tag entails. Come and dine if you can, but even if I had the means, I would probably not do this weekly or monthly. Yearly, perhaps, if that. Then, I can throw it all up on Space Mountain.

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City of Industry, California, USA

Club 33 is a such an exclusive place, I think the allure of it being something that not everyone can go to is what drives people to obsess over this place. Yes, it's exclusive and many people never get a chance to get in. I think that just adds to the hype causing some unrealistic expectations.

You have to know someone that can get you in. Even employees don't have an in, unless they know a member. The few times in the past that I've been able to enjoy Club 33, it was through my company. Our Group VP at the time is a member. This time, I was able to enjoy my time at Club 33 through one of my girlfriend's. It was her birthday and a coworker of hers was able to hook her up with a reservation.

**Dress code alert! - They made on of my friend's friends cover a frayed (designed) hole in his jeans with a button. Flip flops and tank tops are usually a no no. It's usually included in the reservation email or you can usually google the restrictions online.

Look - this place is NOT cheap. During lunch, without drinks (alcohol or soda) it's $105 *per person* at bare minimum. You add alcohol, you tab will definitely increase. (yes, you can actually get alcohol *in* Disneyland) I've never been during dinner time, but the price is definitely higher. You get a complimentary park hopper for Disneyland/California Adventure, which alone is currently at $101. You do get a nicely prepared entree, appetizer and dessert buffet bars.

To get in, once in the part - there is a little speaker box next to the door that you buzz. Someone is usually on the other end and will ask you what name the reservation is under. They will buzz you in once they've confirmed that you have a reservation. Once inside, there is a little tiny reception area. There are stairs off to the left, but an elevator in the middle is usually the way everyone wants to go up. It's very tiny, will only hold maybe 4 people in addition to the host/hostess. It is a very cool elevator since it's one of the old style ones and glass all around.

There is a separate room off to the side right when you get to the top of the stairs. On this particular trip, a company had about 30+ people in there all enjoying lunch and a day at Disneyland. Most just get seating in the main dining room.

You pass a display case with Club 33 merchandise. They do have Club 33 Mickey ears among other items. They don't always have everything in stock. I've been a few times where there were NO ears available. Word to the wise - most of the hat places in the park refuse to embroider on the ears. There is a big issue of if something happens with the machine that embroiders and it damages the hat or it screws up on the writing, they have no way to replace it. My friend was able to get it done after she told the people - look, it's okay if it screws up. I can live with it, please just put my request on the hat.

The dessert buffet and appetizer buffet flank the walls as it opens up into the main dinning room. There are Club 33 logo-ed items everywhere. Please remember - this is a nice restaurant. The food was quite yummy. Is it worth $100? Close, but probably not, but look at it as free food with your park admission purchase.

Our waiter was very cool. They usually don't like splitting the tab, but he accommodated all the credit and debit cards that came flying out. *AND* he gave each one of us a pen with the Club 33 logo. So COOL.

I do have to point out - apparently this is not the case in the men's restrooms, but in the ladies restroom - there really is a throne that you sit on to go to the bathroom. Also - the paper towels you use in the bathroom has the Club 33 logo printed on it. Plenty of us took some home as souvenirs.

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Diamond Bar, California, USA

This is an exclusive club... You need to know members to get a reservation here and they are quick sticklers about their dress code.

I've been here several times cuz of friends. Thanks to them! They are awesome people! :D I've been here for lunches and dinner. The price is always expensive. Expect to pay a lot.

Lunch: They have the buffet of food - soups from a coffee thing (no coffee in it) - all fancy and stuff, lobster, crab legs, shrimp, salads, cheeses, cold meats, etc. Of course, being Asian and knowing they are charging me up the ying yang... I eat the pricey stuff - crab legs, lobster and shrimp. Yummy. Don't waste your time. :D
Then I got the fish - salmon and it was alright. I was kinda disappointed in the quality. You'd expect more if you're paying $90 (excluding tip) for a meal. HENCE, mini Lobsters baby!

Dinner: Same thing without the buffet stand, you just get a salad with the meal and such.

AMBIANCE:
Cool old look that Disney himself loved. Look for some hidden Mickeys. You can ride the elevator one story cuz it's an old school elevator. Just a old feel to it. Vintage Mickey.

SERVICE:
Excellent service. They have to pick the best to serve in this place. Although the hostess was kinda rude. :/ Our waiter was awesome tho. He helped me find the hidden Mickeys.

PROS:
* Disney characters come to take photos with you
* They serve alcohol here
* Great views from the balcony
* You can buy their merch that says 33 on it. I got a mug
* Pretty photos
* Exclusive

CONS:
* Food quality vs. price... eh, but you do get a lot if you eat at the buffet at lunch
* Exclusive - kinda sad for the others
* Pricey
* You need to buy a ticket. Before, if you made reservations, you could get into the park for free, but now not so much. You need a ticket AND pay for the meal. Oh well.

NOTES:
* They have a dress code. Please look on their website for it.
* Look for the hidden Mickey in the steamboat photo
* Lunch is better than dinner
* Show up on time. If you come early, they won't seat you.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

My friend took me to Club 33 for my birthday a few years ago. Back then, you got free entry to Disneyland when you have reservations at Club 33. I hear it is no longer the case.

For me, this is a place I only need to see once. It was cool but I thought it was expensive and the food wasn't all that great. I guess it's the whole exclusivity thing people are excited about. Also, it's the only place within Disneyland that you can drink alcohol...not a big deal for me.

But I'm glad I can say I've been there.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Exclusivity!!! That is the main reason to go to Club 33. It is a super secret setting hidden within Disneyland. Unless you know someone who is a member you cannot dine there. Membership is crazy expensive and the waiting list is really long. Most people wait several years to hear back about membership.

Luckily I was able to dine at Club 33 because Tiffany D. knew someone who knew someone. It's that exclusive, that I had to go through great lengths to find someone who can get us in!

Parking:
It is located in Disneyland, so park at any of the theme park parking, buy a ticket and walk over!

Service:
The service is great! Servers are very attentive and kind. Because of the exclusivity of the Club, it seems as if the servers know many of the patrons on a personal basis. They cater to your every need. Waters promptly refilled, dirty plates quickly picked up, etc.

Food:
The food was good. Not exactly the best I've ever had, but decent. I expected this. I knew it couldn't compare to some of the best restaurants that I've been too, but it was still pretty good. The cost is $95 which consist of a buffet style appetizer and desserts. The buffet includes shrimp, crab claws, lobster tail, salad, cheese, a charcuterie platter, bread, and oil (including truffle oil). Along with the buffet you get to choose one entree. They had lamb, chicken, salmon, red fish, and Chateaubriand. I got the Chateaubriand filet which was nicely cooked. I also ate plenty of the shrimp, crab and lobster to get my monies worth. The desserts consisted of an array of cakes, cookies, pies, and cheesecake. They were all decent. Overall the food was good, but judging the food alone I would say it wasn't worth the price. It totally is the experience that you pay for.

Ambiance:
A nice elegant room. Filled with nice artwork and windows overlooking the park. You are even able to walk outside on the balconies to watch all the park visitors! Definitely an elegant setting worthy of dignitaries and special guests.

Overall it was a great experience. Something I definitely encourage everyone to try if given the opportunity. Not many people get a chance to dine here. It is a little pricey at $95/person + tip + tax + park admission. But this is a once in the lifetime experience. They also offer some limited special Club 33 souvenirs in glass cases as you walk out. So you can buy something to remember your exciting experience.

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Orange County, CA
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I was fortunate enough to know a Yelper who knew a member of Club 33. A special thanks to Jonathan Z. for the invite. I'm pretty sure those of you have been or haven't been know the exclusivity of going to Club 33. Even if you don't you can check out the website dedicated to all things Club 33. http://www.disneylandc... Since I've known about this place I kind of made it my mission in life to dine there. Extreme? Perhaps. But I'm a fan of Disneyland and a foodie so don't hate.

One of the perks of dining at Club 33 is the complimentary admission to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure ($101). I went for lunch on Sunday. Our reservation was at 2 pm. We showed up at 10 minutes before the appointed time and rang the bell in the speaker box. A castmember opened the door from inside for us and had us wait in the fairly small lobby while she checked on our reservation. Unfortunately the table was still full and she was apologetic and asked us if we'd mind going on a ride and come back a little later. She said any ride so we chose the closest one. She sent us on our way with SuperFastPasses to Pirates of the Caribbean. We were escorted through the exit of the ride and marched along the bridge to the boats. It literally took 2 minutes of waiting for an empty row and we were whisked away. That was the least amount of time that I've ever spent waiting for a ride at Disneyland. Awesome perk!

We made our way back after the ride and finally our table was available. We were able to choose to go up the nostalgic lift (occupancy 2-4) or up the stairs. You have to go on the lift if it's working. It's just fun. We waited for a few more minutes in the upstairs foyer near the merchandise cabinet and the hostess came to escort us to our table. We dined in the main dining room that overlooks New Orleans Square. We perused the menus and put in our orders. I ordered a Ramos Fizz http://www.yelp.com/bi... (per Chad A.'s recommendation) and the Chateaubriand http://www.yelp.com/bi... (medium rare) with a side of the famous Truffled Mac & Cheese http://www.yelp.com/bi... . Angela, our waitress, brought a plate of mac & cheese for the table. Since it was Sunday, we received complimentary champagne http://www.yelp.com/bi... which of course, we ordered. After the orders were put in, we were told to enjoy the AYCE buffet which consisted of salads, fruit, seafood, soup, breads with an assortment of oils and vinegar, cold cuts, cheeses and desserts. The soup du jour was chicken & rice and was served out of a dispenser into espresso cups. The perfect size and it was delicious! We dug into our first course and enjoyed the drinks.

We also were able to wander out onto the balcony sans drinks. The view from the upstairs balcony is pretty cool. There are details you'd never see if you were on the first floor looking up. It just isn't the same. We spent a few minutes taking pictures out on the balcony while our entrees were being prepared. The weather was perfect and Disneyland was bustling with people. It was a stark contrast to the quiet, calm inside the restaurant. Mickey and Pluto made an appearance and took a picture with everyone! The entrees made their appearance on Club 33 plates. The filet I had was perfectly cooked with a bright pinkness and the accompanying parsnip potato puree with demi-glace sauce was amazing. Not to mention the truffled mac & cheese. BEST mac & cheese I've had in a while! It was perfectly rich with a great texture and oh-so decadent. I finished my plate and had a second helping of mac & cheese! Then I opened up for trying the dessert bar, which was heavenly too. All of the desserts on their own would have been a nice end to the meal but I tried a few. My favorites? The lemon raspberry cake and the chocolate bomb. The panna cotta was just ok. The raspberry mousse tart was a nice surprise. I was pleasantly full and blissful when they brought us the check with Club 33 chocolate mints. Angela only brought us one pen with the check but we chatted up Blair who was nice enough to bring us a few more for our party. So lunch was ~$130 per person. Considering we received free entrance to the park which normally costs $101, it was a pretty sweet deal. Also, my +1 and I both have annual passes so we got in anyway without those complimentary tickets, so we gave them away to a friend. Yes, it pays to be friends with me. Pay it forward, I say.

I did purchase some very cool souvenirs and I was so happy, grateful and excited that I was able to experience dining at Club 33.

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