If you ever wondered it would be like to dine in outer space (minus the zero gravity), then Space 220 is exactly what you’re looking for.
That said, as cool and unique the aesthetics and layout of this restaurant are, the food was just okay, especially with its hefty price tag.
Here is a quick review of my 3 course dinner at Space 220.
What is Space 220?
Board a special space elevator that will ascend 220 miles up to outer space to a space station where you can dine with an amazing panoramic view of earth during day and night.
Space 220 Dinner Review
Here’s a brief review of my dinner dining experience at Space 220 Restaurant:
Space 220 is located inside of the Mission: SPACE Pavilion at EPCOT.
The entrance for both the restaurant and lounge is just to the right of the Mission: SPACE ride entrance.
How much does it cost to eat there?
Lunch at Space 220 costs $55 per adult and $29 per child ages 9 and under.
Dinner at Space 220 costs $79 per adult and $29 per child.
Check-in was pretty seamless.
You first check-in with the attendant outside of the entrance.
Then you’ll head to the main building which is when you’ll wait to get your boarding pass to board the space elevator to the restaurant.
When you board the space elevator (not a real elevator) you’ll have visual access to two viewports of both Earth and outer space.
It’s a pretty cool concept that slightly reminds me of the space craft you take to board the Galactic Starcruiser.
This part had Living with the Land written all over it.
You then head through the wine room before you get to the main dining room.
If you ever seen The Martian with Matt Damon, this is how I’d picture their spacecraft to to be.
If you want to get the best experience possible, dine during sunset so that you can watch as the view of Earth changes from day to night.
I’m not gonna lie, the food wasn’t the best. It wasn’t terrible, but nothing was memorable.
That said, everything came out quick and tasted okay.
For the 3 course prix fixe menu, I got the Starry Calamari, Slow Rotation Zero-G Short Rib, and Carrot Cake.
To drink, I got the Galaxy Spritz which is made with Lagoon Bay Apertif, lychee liqueur, lemon juice, and Prosecco.
My wife got the Blue Moon Cauliflower, 8oz Filet Mignon, and Vanilla Gelato.
To drink, she got the Moon Rocks, which is a zero-proof drink made with coconut, blue cotton candy syrup, lemonade, and moon dust (aka Pop Rocks).
The Starry Calamari was like any other calamari that you’d get from a restaurant. It came with a spicy marinara and a roasted pepper citrus aioli, both of which went perfectly with the fried calamari.
The Blue Moon Cauliflower was pretty good. It’s tempura fried cauliflower, housemade hot sauce, and blue cheese dust. I surprisingly enjoyed this even though I avoid vegetables at all costs.
The Slow Rotation Zero-G Short Rib was served on top of cheddar grits, bacon bits, and some veggies. It honestly was nothing special. It was very tender but the grits were lukewarm.
The filet mignon was served with creamy mashed potatoes and made with a red wine reduction. Honestly, it reminded of any other filet mignon that you can get on Disney World property.
The Carrot Cake was salty. Don’t ask me why. But I hated everything about it.
The vanilla gelato was okay. But obviously it wasn’t nearly as good as the one from La Gelateria Toscana in the Italy Pavilion.
If skipping dessert was an option, like it is for the lunch 2-course menu, I would skip it in a heartbeat and instead snack around the world showcase. Or worse case, go next door to the Connections Eatery and get a liege waffle.
As with most table service Disney World restaurants, the service was great. The check-in Cast Members were very friendly and our server was extremely attentive.
Our 3 courses came out very quick and our drinks were almost never empty.
Is it worth $79 per person?
Space 220 is hands-down the coolest restaurant in EPCOT.
But just because it’s cool doesn’t mean it was great. The atmosphere and overall vibe was unique but the food quality and taste just didn’t justify the $79 per person price tag.
If you plan on visiting this restaurant but don’t want to be forced to dine off of the prix-fixe menu, be sure to opt for the Space 220 lounge instead and try some unique cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks as well as some small bites, all while taking in epic outer space views.