There’s a new restaurant at EPCOT that is out of this world! Patina Restaurant Group’s highly anticipated Space 220 Restaurant is now open and serving guests delicious food and beverages from a lunch and dinner prix fixe menu. We were there on opening day to check out the restaurant. Learn what you need to know below.
1 – Dedication Ceremony
Celebrating its inaugural mission, a dedication ceremony featured executives from Patina Restaurant Group, Delaware North (Patina Restaurant Group’s parent company), Disney, and very special guests Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Mickey and Minnie helped wish travelers a magical “flight” during their maiden voyage to Space 220. Following the ribbon-cutting, media guests were given a tour of the restaurant and the opportunity to sample signature menu items.
“At Space 220, we hope to take guests on a culinary journey with our signature prix fixe menu that will let them customize the perfect meals for their crew and expedite their trip to space and back, allowing them ample time to enjoy all that EPCOT has to offer,” said Patina Restaurant Group Marketing Director Kyle Collins.
“With Space 220, we now have a fine dining experience in our World Discovery neighborhood of the Park – and a chance for our EPCOT guests to experience a restaurant that is truly out of this world!” added Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Portfolio Executive Tom Fitzgerald.
2 – 220 Miles Above Earth
Space 220 is next to Mission Space, and it carries the space theme perfectly. You check in with the hostess when you enter, and you’ll be given a space elevator boarding pass. The boarding pass is needed because the restaurant is actually 220 miles above Earth in the Centauri Space Station!
Once in the elevator, you’ll see EPCOT drop away under your feet and look up to see the rapidly approaching station. The scenic journey is fun for the whole family and phase one of Space 220’s immersive dining experience, providing guests with stellar views of Earth by day and night.
3 – Space Station Dining
Phase two begins once you step off the space elevator. You’ll walk past a Grow Zone of spinning produce representing the fresh ingredients on the menu.
Next, you’ll be guided to your table by a Space 220 crew member. Once seated, all guests will have panoramic views of Earth as the backdrop to an out-of-this-world dining experience.
4 – Lunch and Dinner Prix Fixe Menu
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner at Space 220, beginning at 11:30 am. With Executive Chef Marc Kusche at the helm, the restaurant serves upscale, contemporary fare, featuring a two-course prix fixe menu for lunch and a three-course prix fixe menu for dinner. Guests can enjoy a selection of lift-off appetizers, star course main entrees, and a choice of supernova sweets for dessert. Satellite sides will also be available a la carte. In addition, visitors can expect unique beverages with a colorful lineup of atmospheric spirits, zero-proof (non-alcoholic) cocktails, big dipper brews, and worldly wines.
Some crew favorites include the following signature menu items:
Two-Course Lunch – $55
Includes one Lift-Off appetizer and one Star Course entrée
- Big Bang Burrata
- Starry Calamari
- Blue Moon Cauliflower
- Neptuna Tartare Space Greens
- Bluehouse Salmon
- Centauri Burger
- Flat Iron Steak
- Seared Tuna Baked Maccheroni
Three-Course Dinner – $79
Includes one Lift-Off appetizer, one Star Course entrée, and one Supernova Sweet
- Big Bang Burrata
- Starry Calamari
- Blue Moon Cauliflower
- Neptuna Tartare
- Space Greens
- 8 oz. Filet Mignon
- Slow Rotation Short Rib
- Florida Red Snapper
- X2 Duck
- Roasted Free-Range Chicken
- Lemon Mousse
- Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
- Chocolate Cheesecake
- Stargarita Atmospritz – Served with a cotton candy cloud
- The Big Tang – Served with “Astronaut Ice Cream”
- Planetary Punch – Served over dry ice
- Celestial Cosmopolitan
Zero Proof Cocktails
These drinks come in a unique Space 220 collectible cup
- Lightyear Lemonade – Made with butterfly pea tea
- The Milky Way – Served with a fun-size “Milky Way” garnish
- Moon Rocks – Served with a pack of popping candy garnish
With the purchase of any zero-proof (non-alcoholic) cocktail or children’s meal, guests will receive a pack of Space 220 Collectible Trading Cards. Designed exclusively for and only distributed at Space 220, these limited-edition packs of cards feature custom illustrations and trivia facts about space exploration, food in space, and the sky-high innovations at Space 220.
5 – Our Lunch Review
I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Space 220. The drinks were unique and tasty, and the appetizer and entrée were filling. The Flat Iron Steak was cooked perfectly, and the potatoes were absolutely amazing. I spoke with others about their meals, and no one had any complaints. The food is fantastic.
The space atmosphere adds to a terrific dining experience. The elevator ride up (and down) set the stage perfectly for the story and are a great touch. Views of space are also interesting and entertaining. Be sure to look for spaceships, dancing astronauts, and more. It’s a lot of fun.
We are eager to return to the restaurant for dinner. Reservations are now available to book with seating beginning on September 27. Reservations for this restaurant filled up in seconds, and getting a reservation in the next few months will be a challenge. If you want to dine at this restaurant, be sure to set an alarm for 6:00 am, 60 days before your visit.
From September 20 – September 26, the restaurant will be accepting walk-up reservations. On opening day, the capacity for the restaurant also filled up very quickly. So if you want to dine at Space 220 that week, you’ll need to plan on getting to EPCOT an hour early and line up first outside the park and then head over to the restaurant as quickly as possible to secure your place on the waiting list.
Space 220 is a fantastic addition to EPCOT. We’ve only heard good reviews and know why. The food and drinks are fantastic, and the dining experience and theming are terrifically done. We expect Space 220 to be very popular and be the place to dine for some time!
Editor’s Note: The Patina Restaurant Group provided us a complimentary lunch and restaurant tour that included media-specific events. However, as always, the thoughts and opinions contained in this article are entirely our own.
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