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Frequently Asked Questions


What is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 19th century work of French literature by Jules Verne.  Much of the classic novel focuses on fine dining, as the characters explore the undersea world, exotic locales, and partake of the unique food they offer.

 The legendary literary work develops an ever complex Captain Nemo.  In a glorious critique of civilization, the Captain, free of society and its rules, offers his prisoners world-class hospitality and an otherworldly tourism experience. But it comes on his terms, not theirs.   

It is this aspect of Verne's work that inspires the tasting menu

at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.



Does the meal include drink service?


Just as in the book, elaborate cocktails are paired to the dishes.

If I don't drink alcohol can I eat here?


We make an alcohol free version with "mocktails" for our teetotaling guests.  


Many of the dishes served in the restaurant contain alcohol.  However, we can make a completely alcohol free version if you desire.  

Do I need to book the whole room to make a reservation?


You may book from 1 to 16 seats.  

The room often takes on the feeling of a dinner party.

Do you offer a vegetarian menu?


It would undermine the narrative.

We can accommodate pescatarian guests.

Do you offer substitutions for shell fish allergies?


We exist to delight our guests not to kill them. 

How long does dinner service last?

Dining at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea takes about 2.5 hours.  To include shows in your package please select the add-on at check out.  Most guests spend two hours soaking in the spirits tastings, acrobatic shows, and distillery tour before or after dinner.  So if you have selected that option, you will want to block out the evening for both the dining and show experiences.

NOTE:  The 8:30 Dinner reservation will conclude as Lost Spirits closes.  So if you have selected the show add on we advise you to arrive around 7:00 to experience the show prior to your dinner commencing.

What happens if I am late?

Your dining experience at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is tightly choreographed.  Ideally, you will want to be inside Lost Spirits well in advance of your reservation time.  The check in staff with organize a rendezvous point within the facility for you to meet the maître d'


NOTE:  We cannot accommodate late arrivals.  

Can I dine in the restaurant and not go to the Lost Spirits Show?

Yes.  Unlike Nemo's guests, you are free to leave any time you wish.

Show tickets can be added on at checkout. 

Do you offer discounts for designated drivers?

No.  Eating here and driving, designated or not,

is fundamentally a bad idea. 

Do you offer discounts for any other reasons?

Yes.  Company employees and culinary students.

Is there parking?

Yes.  The AREA15 campus offers free parking. 

But you shouldn't use it.  We strongly recommend using a ride share service. 

Is there a dress code?

No.  But, dinner guests often dress up both formally or in theme clothing. 

May Fish or Flesh reservations made prior to the COVID closures be used here? 

Yes.  Please email



May I use Lost Spirits Stockholder perks for dining at

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. 


If you are a stockholder with fine dining perks, they may be redeemed here.    

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