The first, Morimoto Asia, is from celebrity (and Iron) Chef Masaharu Morimoto and the Patina Restaurant Group.
This restaurant is Chef Morimoto’s first Pan-Asian dining location and it will be located at The Landing, which is the heart of Disney Springs.
Morimoto Asia will feature flavors from around Asia and will have exhibition kitchens featuring street-food stalls, dim sum, and Peking duck.
“We are delighted to work with Morimoto to create this one of a kind restaurant, which will be a spectacular dining destination at the new Disney Springs,” said Nick Valenti, restaurateur and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group.
Morimoto Asia is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015.
The second restaurant is The BOATHOUSE from Schussler Creative, the team behind the Rainforest Café, the T-Rex Café, and Yak & Yeti.
The BOATHOUSE will be an upscale, waterfront dining experience for guests and will features three distinctive bars – The Captain’s Raw Bar, The Admiral’s Club Bar, and The Dock Bar which is built over the water. The menu will feature steaks, chops, and fresh seafood.
Tying into the nautical theme of the restaurant, guests will also be able to sail away and enjoy champagne toasts and chocolate-covered strawberries on The Veneiza, a 40-foot wooden Italian Water Taxi. The restaurant will also provide guided Amphicar rides giving guests a 20-minute tour of Disney Springs from the water.
“Combining dining with interactive entertainment, The BOATHOUSE helps bring to life our vision of Disney Springs as a welcoming place for guests of all ages to enjoy with their friends and family amid the charm of a waterfront town center,” said George A. Kalogridis, president, Walt Disney World Resort.
The BOATHOUSE is schedule to open in the spring of 2015 at The Landing at Disney Springs.