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sppunk
01-20-2007, 11:22 AM
Hi gang, we're looking at restaurants for dinner and wondering what your favorites are that aren't buffets. California Grill is a must-do for us (wife wants it!), and Artist Point most likely - we'll be staying in the WL, afterall.

Also, for reservations at other resorts for dinner - is it sometimes difficult to get back to WL? I know resort-to-resort transportation can be tricky sometimes.

Thanks. :)

bicker
01-20-2007, 12:59 PM
The best restaurant at WDW is Artist Point, so you have that covered. Any of the signature restaurants would be great: I prefer Jiko, Flying Fish, Brown Derby and Citricos, to California Grill, Narcoossee or Yachtsman Steakhouse.

In the less expensive price range, 50s Prime Time Cafe is the best overall dining experience IMHO.

stacy6552
01-20-2007, 03:29 PM
Whispering Canyon is always fun. We also like Spoodles, Mama Melrose, Liberty Tree Tavern and the Hoop Dee Doo Revue.

goofylarry46
01-20-2007, 04:22 PM
Flying FIsh is really good i think they have the best steak in WDW the servers are reallly great also.

Disney Ron
01-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Kona is great too, either for breakfast or dinner. Transportation would be easy from WL, just take the boat to the CR then the monorail to the Poly.:yay:

jesmith12
01-20-2007, 06:57 PM
Fulton's is great if you like seafood (it can expensive).

Harvestmooner
01-20-2007, 07:06 PM
Le Celliar and O'Hana are very good!!

HSMndLKfan92
01-20-2007, 07:09 PM
Le Cellier and Kona.

DaisyDuck001
01-21-2007, 02:03 AM
Kona Cafe, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Tangierine Cafe.

sunny04
01-21-2007, 11:09 AM
Kona, LeCellier and Concourse

Tony-NJ
01-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Jiko is always a must for us now. Worth the extra travel time. Flying Fish is really good.

tobidisney
01-21-2007, 02:07 PM
MGM - Sci Fi Dine in theater
EPCOT - chinese in world pavilion and garden grill
Boardwalk ESPN
Animal Kingdom Lodge - BOMA
Wilderness Lodge - Whispering Canyon
Wilderness campground Hoop dee doo

that should be a start....

sppunk
01-21-2007, 02:45 PM
Thanks so much, you guys. :) This is a great list!

DarleneAnne
01-21-2007, 02:59 PM
We like Artist Point, Marakesh in Epcot, Jiko (AK).

kjs1976
01-21-2007, 05:06 PM
Ohana....hands down our 1st choice.

We like Le Cellier if you have the time at EPCOT and want a good steak!

MickeyNicki
01-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Le Cellier is our favorite

Yachtsman is our second

mhf
01-21-2007, 07:14 PM
DH and I loved Cali Grill in the wineroom. You can't see the fireworks but that's OK by me. It was quieter and more intimate. Ask when you check in for your ADR and they'll tell you how much longer the wait is for a table in there, if any more.

Also like Rose and Crown and Le Cellier. I ordered dessert off the kids' menu at Le Cellier...saw that chocolate moose and had to have it. Dh likes the ales in R&C.

Citricos was good too. Ate dinner there and then walked out to the boardwalk to see the fireworks. Almost froze in Dec '05 doing this but it was worth it.

Am debating about Brown Derby for our May trip.

M in Maryland where it's snowing

TigerKat
01-21-2007, 08:37 PM
Cali Grill is one of our favorites also Flying Fish, Spoodles, LeCellier and the new ones we want to try are Blue Zoo, JIKO, Coral Reef, Bistro de Paris and Wolfgang Puck Cafe!!!!!!

WOW we're sure giving you a wide variety!:goodvibes

DaisyDuck001
01-22-2007, 01:30 AM
MGM - Sci Fi Dine in theater
EPCOT - chinese in world pavilion and garden grill
Boardwalk ESPN
Animal Kingdom Lodge - BOMA
Wilderness Lodge - Whispering Canyon
Wilderness campground Hoop dee doo

that should be a start....

sppunk, while I also like Boma, please be aware that it is a buffet.

Tinkerbell2002
01-22-2007, 05:03 AM
Le Cellier in Epcot is my favorite restaurant in Disney.

bluslag
01-22-2007, 07:01 AM
We went to Spoodles with my family and my sister and her husband in 2005. We loved every minute of it. The food was great and we all ordered different meals so we could all get a taste. The tapa's were awsome also. We went last year and they had changed the menu and only 1 meal out of 5 was something special. We were really dissappointed but hope to go back someday because we have such great memories of a very special evening there.