So many exciting changes and renovations have come to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and one of those big changes (besides the opening of the Gran Destino Tower) is the opening of multiple new dining options! One of our favorite new places is Three Bridges, a bar and grill located right in the center of the lake at Coronado Springs… Lago Dorado! During my most recent trip to Disney World, I had the opportunity to check it out, so here is a little information on the new dining option, as well as my Three Bridges Bar and Grill review!
A Little Background On Three Bridges
Three Bridges opened at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which is located in the Animal Kingdom resort area and is considered a lounge and casual dining experience. Three Bridges sits in the middle of Lago Dorado, and is connected to the resort by, you guessed it… three bridges! Here is a little about what Disney says about the dining experience at Three Bridges:
Your story unfolds at a lakefront restaurant inspired by dreamers, adventurers and explorers. Like Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago evokes a bygone era in which intersecting travelers shared epic tales over food and drink.
Take in sweeping views of Lago Dorado from converging bridges—all three connecting Villa del Lago, a mirage-like “island” of one-story buildings, with the Resort. Seekers arrive at this crossroads in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Gold—or a romantic lakefront dinner.
Nosh on shareable bites, as well as savory entrees—the menu is filled with distinctive takes on familiar favorites. Consider the fresh combination of fried shrimp corn dogs with smoked paprika fries. Or, how about a gratifying grilled skirt steak with pepper relish and 63-degree egg on a grilled baguette? The restaurant’s Signature Burger caresses your palate with crispy potato, manchego cheese, roasted garlic aioli, arugala and tomato. Plus, the bar features a robust selection of cocktails and signature sangria pitchers to match your mood.
Explore the island’s other features, such as additional seating in adjacent courts. The Art Garden Court is a serene meeting space that features kinetic wind sculptures and 40 seats. The Palm Court has a fire pit and accommodates up to 50 Guests with lounge seating. Conventioneers can use the ample room to gather and mingle.
My Three Bridges Bar and Grill Review
I arrived at Three Bridges around 5:15 on Wednesday following a conference I was attending and I was able to sit down at the bar immediately. Around 5:20 it came a complete monsoon, and by 5:25, we were under a tornado watch- a little scary when you’re on the water! The manager, Athena corralled everyone into a safe space area until the storm calmed down. I was SO impressed by how it was handled and how it was managed. Athena immediately assessed the situation, got everyone to safety and then started with some Disney Trivia with guests. I was thoroughly impressed – especially since we were in the middle of a lake! I was also impressed with how she made a point to bring everyone a fresh meal. Some people had started to bring their meal into the safe area (I guess to keep it dry?) and she immediately let them know to sit it back down and they would bring them out a fresh plate once the storm passed.
As for service— I was impressed since Three Bridges had only been open for about a week when I visited. That being said, they definitely had some kinks to work out. The service could’ve been a little better. It seemed a little understaffed, even though there were a lot of bodies there and I felt a little rushed. About half way thru dinner, I was asked if I wanted my check. I also didn’t have a napkin the entire dinner (I asked for one twice), which was a little annoying and not typical of dining at Disney. I think a lot of that can be contributed to the storm, but I felt like the service at Three Bridges definitely could’ve been a little better.
How is the Food and Drinks at Three Bridges?
During my trip to Three Bridges, I had the white sangria for $12 and went with the Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip for $13, which is basically a chorizo dip. It was amazing! The chips were fine- weren’t the best I’ve ever had, but the dip definitely made up for the chips. The chips are unlimited, but they only give you a small serving at a time. However, my waitress, Krystale let me know that it isn’t public knowledge, but they will give you unlimited servings of chips at Three Bridges so you can have as many as you want. The white sangria was really good!! It was a little sweet, but very good! I also ordered the Warm Churros for $9, and to be honest, I would not order them again. They weren’t the best churros I’ve ever had and definitely not the best I’ve ever had on property. Last, I checked out the La Limonada for $12.50 was AMAZING. I cannot say enough great things about it. It was so, SO good. I am still thinking about it 3 weeks later.
Is There Anything For the Kids?
I don’t have children, but I did pay attention to the Kids Menu offerings. For entrees, Three Bridges offers a Grilled Skirt Steak, Beef and Mushroom Blend Burger, Pork Shoulder Tacos, Shrimp Corn Dogs, and Plant-Based stuffed mushrooms. The sides they offer on the kids menu are grilled asparagus, kennel corn with tomatoes and piquillo peppers, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, fruit cups and chocolate-avocado pudding. If we’re being honest, I wouldn’t eat most of that stuff as an adult, so good luck if you have a kid that is a picky eater. The kids menu ranges in price from $10-$14, so if you have picky eaters, this may not be the place to take them. There was a family beside me with little ones— 2 and 4. They were disappointed in the kids offerings and ended up not ordering anything for them because they didn’t think they’d eat anything.
My Overall Review of Three Bridges?
Overall- Id definitely go back to Three Bridges, and I look forward to it for my next trip. The food was good, and drinks were awesome. The service can definitely use some work, but the bar and grill atmosphere, as well as the food and drinks definitely make up for it. I think it has the potential to be a bar I enjoy to go hang out and relax, a lot like Geyser Point, but it has some general work to do!! Overall- great experience!!!! Three Bridges currently does both a 10% discount for both Disney Vacation Cub members and Annual Passholders on food only – alcohol is not included in the discount. As of right now, Three Bridges does not accept Tables in Wonderland, but that could change over the next few months.
If you enjoyed our review of Three Bridges Bar and Grill, then you should also check out our Sebastian’s Bistro Review as well!