Space 220 Restaurant in Epcot {Full Review of Lunch, Dinner & Lounge}

Epcot’s most sought after restaurant, Space 220, is a wonderful and immersive dining experience. I’ve dined in a number of times since the original previews in October 2021. Here is a consolidated and full review!

Space 220 Arrival Experience

As you enter the Departure Lounge, you are greeted by the attendants and given a Boarding Pass to the Space Elevator.

The real journey begins in a “stellar-vator” that transports you 220 miles up over Epcot to the Centauri Space Station. It’s almost like a theme park ride and is something you’d find as part of a dining experience only at Disney. You see Epcot and then the state of Florida and then Earth below you, and eventually the stars and galaxy above you.

You will be wowed as you step inside the Centauri Space Station. There is a long, lit corridor with space lettuce, of all things. (Anyone else reminded of The Land at this point?!)

Walking into the main dining room, you are absolutely wowed with the celestial panorama of space. You might see astronauts, meteoroids and space ships during your time at the station. The entire vibe is different 220 miles up, as you are immersed in the sights and sounds of space. The restaurant has two tiers and good views of space from all seats.

The bathrooms have some of the cutest signage, keeping the theme top of mind at all times.

Space 220 Lunch & Dinner Review

The prix fixe menu at lunch costs $55 per person age 10+ and includes two courses, one Lift Off and a Star Course per person. The dinner is $79 per person age 10+ and includes three courses with the addition of a Super Nova Sweet. There is some overlap on the two menus, but not everything is available at both meal times. Between multiple meals, I’ve tried most things on the menu (and spent a fortune…. more on that to come). Favorites:

🌏 Blue Moon Cauliflower and Neptune Tartare
💫 Lunch Gemini Burger & Galactic Miso Salmon; Dinner: Filet Mignon & Slow Rotation Short Rib
☄️ Chocolate Cheesecake
✨ Big Tang Cocktail and Moon Rocks Zero Proof Sipper

Space 220 Lift-Offs

All of the Lift-Offs were delicious. The stand-outs are the Blue Moon Cauliflower and Nepture Tartare, with honorable mention to the Big Bang Burrata.

Big Bang Burrata: Burrata di Mozzarella, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Arugula, Sunflower Seed Romesco  

Starry Calamari: Fried Calamari, Italian Cherry Peppers, Spicy Marinara, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli  

Blue Moon Cauliflower: Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Housemade Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dust  

Neptune Tartare: Yellowfin Tuna, Yuzu Ginger Miso, Soy, Avocado, Raddish, Apple, Sesame Crackers  

Centauri Caesar Salad: Miniature Romaine, Classic Caesar Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano

Space 220 Star Course

We very much liked all of the food here. It was well prepared, well presented and just enjoyable. Our top choice at lunch is Galactic Miso Glazed Salmon & Gemini Burger. For dinner, we couldn’t pick a favorite as both were absolutely delicious.

Available at Lunch

Galactic Miso Salmon: Miso Glazed Salmon, Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Edamame, Celeriac Puree

Flat Iron Steak: Coffee Space Rub, Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Cabernet Butter, Haricot Vert  

Gemini Burger: Signature Beef Blend, White Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli, Fried Potato Wedges

Available at Dinner

Slow Rotation Short Rib: Braised Short Rib, Cheddar Grits, Bacon, Haricot Vert

8oz Filet Mignon: Cabernet Butter, Potato Leek Croquette, Haricot Vert

The Galactic Miso Glazed Salmon is also available at dinner.

Super Nova Sweets

The desserts were out of this world and we loved that they are included in the dinner menu. We don’t think there is a bad choice here – just choose the one you prefer the most or have everyone in your party get something different!

Carrot Cake: Plant-Based Carrot Cake with Plant-Based Cream Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Toasted Pepitas  
We ordered this one at lunch and it was devoured before I could get a picture (boys!). They said it was delicious. :-)

Chocolate Cheesecake: Whipped Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate Crunchy Pearls, Cookie Crumbs, Dark Chocolate Shards  

Space 220 Lounge Menu

At opening the Space 220 Lounge was for walk-ups only, but now even lounge seats require a reservation. The lounge offers the same great views, and does not require a prix fixe commitment. The food is appetizer sized. Here are our favorites:

Lift Off Menu

Blue Moon Cauliflower: Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Housemade Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dust

Short Rib Sliders: White Cheddar Cheese, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Butter Pickles

Astro Deviled Eggs: Free-Range Eggs, Maple Glazed Bacon, Scallion, Pickled Shallots, Micro Greens

Atmospheric Spirits

In my opinion, the cocktails were not super impressive. The presentation was lovely, but I found every one to be overly sweet. The best of the lot is The Big Tang, largely due to its stellar references to space (Tang AND space ice cream!?).

Celestial Cosmopolitan: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry-Hibiscus Juice, Moon Dust

The Big Tang: Avion Silver, Grand Marnier, Tang-Infused Agave Nectar, Grapefruit, Strawberry, Served with Astronaut Ice Cream (pictured on left)

The Nebula: Maker’s Mark, Pineapple, Honey, Passion Fruit, Angostura Bitters, Moon Dust

Atmospritz: New Amsterdam, Aperol, Blood Orange, Orange Juice, Prosecco, Cotton Candy Cloud

Zero Proof Sippers

There are a variety of zero proof sippers for the under 21 set and our group very much enjoyed them! The favorite by a landslide was the Moon Rocks!

Lightyear Lemonade: Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Butterfly Pea Tea, Mint

Moon Rocks: Coconut, Blue Cotton Candy Syrup, Lemonade, Moon Dust, Moon Rocks (pictured on right)

Each Zero Proof Sipper comes with a pack of collectible Space 220 cards. Of course, Whit was ALL over this! Luckily the older boys gave all of their cards to him.

Space 220 Overall Thoughts

This is an amazing dining experience! The space elevator, windows into space, food and food presentation were all wonderful. The price tag is STEEP. I am SO glad we did it and were able to take John and his friends as part of his 16th birthday celebration.

Based on the food itself, I can’t deny that it is delicious. Le Cellier and California Grill are still top of my list, but Space 220 was quite good.

Compared to other Disney dining experiences, I’d put my money into a meal with Mickey and Cinderella’s Royal Table for first timers with young kids.

For families with older kids, adults or repeat Disney World visitors, this is an incredible addition to the lineup. I only wish the cocktails had been better. :-)

All of this to say, I honestly don’t think any meal at Disney is “make or break” to a trip. This is one where I will recommend having the mindset of “if we get in that will be real pixie dust.”

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