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Hearthstone Lounge | Gluten Free | Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Hearthstone Lounge  | Gluten Free  |  Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Seeking a serene retreat to unwind amidst the excitement of the theme parks? Look no further than the enchanting Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where tranquility and tasteful craftsman style decor await. Notably, this haven also boasts a range of gluten-free dining options, making it an ideal escape for those with dietary preferences. Let me introduce you to my recent discovery - the hidden gem, The Hearthstone Lounge.

The Hearthstone Lounge beckons guests with a serene environment, perfect for unwinding and indulging in various amenities. Here are some of the enticing features and offerings you can enjoy: 

  • A Beverage Wonderland: From a delightful array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including wines, craft beers, cocktails, and specialty drinks, the lounge caters to all tastes. It's a perfect spot for adults to savor a refreshing drink after a day at the theme parks.
  • Delectable Snacks and Appetizers: In addition to beverages, The Hearthstone Lounge presents a menu of mouthwatering light bites, snacks, and appetizers. These delectable treats, such as artisanal cheeses, flatbreads, sliders, and other small plates, can often be made gluten-free.
  • Cozy Seating: Unwind in style as you sink into the plush comfort of the lounge's well-appointed seating arrangements, making it an ideal place to relax with friends or family.
  • The Warm Hearth: True to its name, The Hearthstone Lounge features a cozy fireplace, creating an inviting ambiance that exudes warmth and coziness.
  • Outdoor Terrace Retreat: Step out onto the lounge's charming outdoor terrace and relish your drinks and snacks while savoring the scenic views of the hotel's beautiful surroundings.
  • Proximity to the Magic: Conveniently situated near Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers a welcome haven for guests to rejuvenate during their theme park adventures.

Dining at The Hearthstone Lounge is a delightful experience, with both counter service at the bar and a full provision menu available at table service. While reservations are not offered, the accommodating staff will place you on a waiting list and notify you via text when your table is ready.

During my visit, I had the opportunity to speak with the Chef regarding gluten-free options, which were not explicitly labeled on the menu. To my delight, the Chef informed me that the majority of the menu could be adapted to accommodate gluten allergies. Additionally, if there were any special off-menu requests, they were more than willing to consider them.

On my visit, I savored the gluten-free charcuterie pizza and the delectable crème brûlée dessert, along with a peach mocktail and a soda. The pizza was a revelation - the crust was fluffy and unlike any gluten-free option I had tried at the Parks before. As for the crème brûlée, it remains my favorite Disneyland dessert (naturally gluten-free, but do request the cookie to be left off). Though the peach mock-tail didn't quite suit my palate, I appreciated the effort.

It's essential to note that The Hearthstone Lounge's service may be slightly slower, as it caters to table service rather than quick service. Embrace the leisurely pace and savor the opportunity to slow down, enjoying the enchanting ambience. My dining experience here lasted around an hour to an hour and a half, well worth the relaxed time spent.

Pro Tips:

  • Opt for a visit between the lunch and dinner rush for shorter wait times.
  • Don't hesitate to request the Chef's guidance for gluten-free options.
  • Remember to inquire about the Magic Key Discount (mention it before checking out).
  • Keep in mind that the prices here might be slightly higher than those of in-park dining options.
  • View menu on Disneyland website ahead of your visit.

Visit The Hearthstone Lounge at Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and immerse yourself in a world of relaxation, delectable treats, and delightful ambiance. It's the perfect escape within the magic!

Looking for the downloadable Copy of the Disneyland Gluten Free Quick Service Menu Options check out Disneyland Gluten Free QS Menus & Snacks Guides