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purpliequeen
12-26-2006, 09:46 AM
Hello!

I've been perusing the disboards frequently for anything to do with the Brown Derby and have found very few reviews, if any. My friend and I have decided to dine here for dinner prior to attending Fantasmic. Has anyone done so? What did you think the of the restaurant? And last of all, what menu items would you recommend?

Thanks!

everything2323
12-26-2006, 09:58 AM
I to am interested in knowing what people have to think about the Brown Derby. I have seen it many time but never gone there.

DisneyKidds
12-26-2006, 10:10 AM
We have always eaten at the Brown Derby on every trip. The atmosphere is nice, and the food is good. The atmosphere is elegant and the service is crisp, but the place remains casual at the same time. Our kids are confortable there. Food and flavors are always very good. Signature dishes like the Oyster Brie soup are a must try. We usually order the Char-Grilled Filet. Not the best piece of meat in WDW, but good. Doesn't hold a candle to the Mushroom Filet at Le Cellier or the Filet at Narcoossee's, but its good. The desert offering are always good as well.

Alas, our visits to Brown Derby may end for a while.....or as long as we use the dining plan. No way is the place worth 2 table service credits. We realized this on our last trip, whn we did use credits. We were disappointed in what we got compared to what we could have gotten for those credits elsewhere. So maybe it's the plan that influenced us, or maybe we are just burnt out on the place from having been there so often, but our last meal was just average compared to other meals we had on the trip. That said, we've never walked away form the place disappointed, and we've had many a wonderful meal there, so give it a try.

everything2323
12-26-2006, 10:18 AM
Awsome next time I will have to. Thanks for the info

Alaska Catdog
12-26-2006, 10:43 AM
We always try to fit in at least one trip to the Brown Derby when we are in WDW. It's one of our favorites. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere is delightful and some of the best servers in WDW work there. We had the Fantasmic Dinner Package on our last trip it included ap, entree, dessert and drink. We both had the beef filet and it was excellent as per usual. They are really good at cooking it to order. I like my steak med rare and that's hard to get sometimes. I also love their coconut encrusted tofu dish and their pork dish. We split the Cobb Salad for our appetizer. I'm not a fan but my DH loves that salad and it serves two. DH had the chocolate dessrt and I had a banana dessert. DH won with that, mine was ok. I highly reccommend Brown Derby. They also have wonderful rolls with butter (yum).

cheermom4ever
12-26-2006, 11:33 AM
I highly recommend Brown Derby. It was our 1st visit. We usually eat at Prime Time because DD 14 and DS 7 love the atmosphere but it was sold out so we decided to try something new. We are glad we did. When in WDW we like to eat our main meal mid-afternoon to take advantage of lunch pricing for the same food. We had a 2:40 pm same day ressie. People trying to check in without a ressie were told they were sold out for the day. We are Florida residents and did not use any dining plan. Our waiter recommended the New York Strip (his favorite and now mine) or the pan-fired grouper ( a customer favorite). I went with the strip because I was very hungry. It was very good and the presentation was lovely. An excellent choice. My DD 14 went with the Cobb Salad. She said it was delicious and liked the finely chopped greens in the salad (I know some people do not like this version). DS 7 went for the grilled cheese. His usual chicken fingers were not on the kids menu. It came on brown bread (he prefers white) with chips and sliced apples. He was hungry and ate most of his food and said it was good. He was glad he tried something different. I was pleased with his choice. We were too full for desert. Our total was $49 including tip. Excellent food and value. Enjoy!

Mackey Mouse
12-26-2006, 11:41 AM
We are Brown Derby people too. I have noticed a change in the menu however since the addition of the Dining Plan.....just not the same quality as before. I asked about it and was told that they took off the lobster tails as they did not want to be giving them away for 2 TS credits....interesting huh??

CoolDisneyCat
12-26-2006, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the reviews, folks!

We try some place new on each trip and Brown Derby is the new one for May. Sounds great!

CindeBella
12-26-2006, 12:55 PM
DH and I ate there for lunch in Oct. We loved the food, service and atmosphere. We did not have the dining plan as we stay at the Swan or Dolphin so I cannot comment on whether it is worth the credits.

honeybee30
12-26-2006, 01:27 PM
HBD is excellent, and to disagree with an earlier post, I feel very worth 2 TS credits per person. Go at dinner and order the salmon - fantastic!

maggs
12-26-2006, 01:50 PM
I too enjoyed the HBD but agree it was not worth the two credits. Our meal at Kona was even better and was a one credit meal. Im not sure I would go back while the dining plan is in operation.

Maggs

DisneyKidds
12-26-2006, 02:33 PM
Let me state again that Brown Derby is very good. The reason I say it isn't worth 2 TS credits is because there are quite a few places that are just as good or better and only require 1 TS credit.

Alaska Catdog
12-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Rolls
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030143.jpg

Chopped Salad
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030145.jpg

Beef Filet
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030146.jpg

Chocolate Cake
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030147.jpg

Banana Mousse
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030148.jpg

CindeBella
12-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Rolls
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030143.jpg

Chopped Salad
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030145.jpg

Beef Filet
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030146.jpg

Chocolate Cake
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030147.jpg

Banana Mousse
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p180/AKDogCat/S5030148.jpg


All I can say is YUM and I wish that was in front of me now!

MEGADAN
12-26-2006, 03:27 PM
We ate there for the first time on December 7th. We were on the dining plan and decided to eat there because we wanted to see the Osbourne Family lights at MGM. We had a late dinner at 8:15. The service was good. Atmosphere was casual, no business attire dresscode.
Dinner was good. DS had the salmon which was good and the other dishes were not that memorable. I would agree that it is not worth 2TS credits. We also had dinner at Artist Point and that was worth the 2 TS.

purpliequeen
12-26-2006, 10:16 PM
Thank you!!!!!