View Full Version : Time for the WORLD Series of Disney Dining

Jake & Crew
09-11-2007, 01:06 AM
As we move to October two great things will occur......the World Series of Baseball and my 180 day ADR mark.......to gear up for both thought it would be fun to play WORLD Series Disney Dining Style.

Just list the following ( one place per category per post please. Include TS and CS if you wish. Resorts, parks, DTD are all game!)

Homerun: Restaurant you have been to and it brought it all home....you WILL return, maybe even next trip or EVERY trip.:banana:

Struck Out: Enough said:sad2:

In the Pen: You liked it well enough to have on reserve for your next trip but are not starting out with this at the top of your ADR list when you speed dial on day 180.:thumbsup2

Batter Up You have never been but based on reviews and interest it will be in the plans for your next trip.:surfweb:

Okay, I'll start the first pitch.

Homerun Columbia Harbour House ~ craving those tuna sandwiches
Struck Out Coral Reef
In the Pen Biergarten
Batter Up Boma

09-11-2007, 01:15 AM
I'm game.....

Homerun: Ohana! yummmm
Struck Out: Spirit of Aloha. yeah. maybe if I would have kids. but probably not.
In the Pen: Artist Point
Batter Up: Le Cellier (couldn't get ressies for our last trip), Yachtsman

09-11-2007, 02:10 AM
OK, my thoughts:

Homerun: Kona Cafe - just love this place
Struck Out: Planet Hollywood
In the Pen: Cape May Cafe
Batter Up: Raglan Road

09-11-2007, 05:33 AM
Homerun: V&A
Struck out; Fultons
In the Pen: Wolfgangs Fine Dining
Batter Up: Il MUlino

09-11-2007, 05:35 AM
I'll give this a try

HomeRun: Le Cellier

Struckout: Boatwrights (dinner was awful)

In the Pen: Prime Time (good) not great

Batter Up: Yachtsman Steak (Trying for the first time in December)!!!!

09-11-2007, 06:40 AM
Homerun: ESPN Club!

Struck Out: Boatwrong's (yes, it's called Boatwright's)

In the pen: Chef Mickey's (dinner)

Batter Up: Kona (dinner)

09-11-2007, 07:32 AM
Homerun: Boma
Struck out: Artists Point
In the pen: Biergarten (though my DH loved it, I will tolerate it for his sake)
Batter Up: Coral Reef

09-11-2007, 07:49 AM
Homerun: Pepper Market
Struck out: Ohana - food was just OK, service was terrible
In the Pen: Sci Fi
Batter Up: Boma

09-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Homerun: Cape May Breakfast, worth the trip for the fresh fruit
Struck Out: Spoodles Breakfast, HORRID!
In the Pen: 50's Prime Time, its fun but we dont need to go every trip
Batter Up: Boma, going for breakfast and dinner next month!

09-11-2007, 08:14 AM
Homerun: Cali Grille (great service and romance is always a homerun!)
Struck Out: The Commissary (blech!)
In the Pen: Liberty Tree (we always go because DH loves the food but the selection is getting tiresome after 5 visits!)
Batter Up: Boma's (we are totally going out of our element on this one!)

09-11-2007, 08:26 AM
Home Run....V&A for sure!!

Struck Out...Mama Melrose

In the Pen...Chefs de France

Batter Up...California Grill

I restrained myself from listing more than one...especially in the struck out category...:cutie:

09-11-2007, 08:32 AM
Well, I already made my ADR's, but this is what I had, (or didn't have,) for my list.

Homerun Brown Derby
Struck Out Jiko
In the Pen Kona
Batter Up Flying Fish

09-11-2007, 08:51 AM
I'll play!!

Home Run Le Cellier...love this restaurant! I can't believe we haven't been going here all along.
Struck out San Angel Inn...I liked it fine, but others in my party weren't happy.
In the Pen Chefs de France...Again, I like this restaurant, but others in my party love it. I'd prefer something different, but I'm willing to go back.
Batter Up Chef Mickey's (for breakfast)...I've just been dying to try it.

09-11-2007, 09:46 AM
Homerun: Le Cellier - a must do every trip!
Struck Out: Boatwrights
In the Pen: Kona Cafe
Batter Up: Cali Grille

09-11-2007, 10:39 AM
Homerun: California Grill
Struck Out: ??? - We have been fortunate enough to have pretty good meals
In the Pen: Chefs de France
Batter Up: Ohana

09-11-2007, 11:15 AM
Homerun: Crystal Palace for Breakfast. Great Food! Can't think of a better way to start the day! A must for us EVERY trip.

Struck Out: Sci-Fi Diner and Nine Dragons

In the Pen: Garden Grill. So-so food, incredible character interaction. We will go back again, just not my favorite...but is DD's favorite.

Batter Up: Coral Reef and Boma

09-11-2007, 11:24 AM
Homerun: Le Cellier for DH and Kona for me!

Struck out: Electic Umbrella--only truely bad meal in like 8 trips :lmao:

In the pen: Boma

Batter Up: LTT

Awesome idea, thanks!

09-11-2007, 12:52 PM
Homerun Chef Mickey's

Struck Out Mickey's back Yard BBQ

In the Pen Cape may Cafe

Batter Up Ohana

09-11-2007, 01:42 PM
Homerun Narcoossee
Struck Out Flying Fish
In the Pen Jiko
Batter Up Yatchmans Steakhouse

09-11-2007, 01:46 PM
Doing a second one for non-signature dining, since I realized my first one was all signature dining.

Homerun Coral Reef
Struck Out Boma
In the Pen Spoodles
Batter Up Crystal Palace

09-11-2007, 03:28 PM
Homerun: Le Cellier

Struck Out: Hollywood and Vine

In the Pen: Biergarten

up to bat: Jiko

09-11-2007, 04:22 PM
Homerun: Crystal Palace
Struck out: Alfredo's - management and waiter was bad, there were some waiters and waitresses that looked sympathetic.
In the pen: Liberty Tree Tavern-great character interaction, food good and plentiful
Batter Up: Le Cellier

Jake & Crew
09-11-2007, 04:48 PM
Wow! Quite the responses if I had not started this thread in the middle of the night maybe I would have come up with innings......here is my second inning....specifically some character dining..(...have more so I can play this line up in another inning!)

Homerun: Crystal Palace...breakfast...... simply THE BEST! Food, atmosphere, variety, price and LOCATION:thumbsup2
Struck Out: CRT ( for breakfast at least....too much $$ to sit around, though worth experiencing one time I guess)
Batter Up: Akershus ~ still have princesses to please
In the Pen: Restaurantsaurus they kept breakfast moving, good variety of food and they are moving the location to Tusker House....even closer to KS for those early morning admittances.

Your pitch......

09-12-2007, 05:06 AM
Second inning?
Home Run: Jiko
Struck out: Wilderness Canyon (can't take those Romper Room-ish antics)
Batter Up:Yachtsman
In the Pen: Kona

09-12-2007, 06:54 AM
HomeRun: Chefs De France -best service our last trip hands down
StruckOut: Boatwrights- food just OK, bad service
Batterup:Cape May Clambake- good variety
In the Pen: Boma , can't wait to try it.

09-12-2007, 07:29 AM
Homerun - Citricos
Struck Out - Coral Reef
In the Pen - GFC - we really like this place but I seem to have trouble fitting it in!
Batter Up - California Grill. I have grave doubts about this one. I'm sure the food is fantastic but I have no patience with dealing with table hogs and having to wait past our reservation time. I made a reservation for way before Wishes so I wouldn't have to deal with the fireworks crowd and then they moved Wishes up :headache:

09-12-2007, 07:56 AM
Home Run: Californai Grill/Spoodles
Struck Out: Hoop De Doo Revue
In the Pen: Teppan Edo
Batter Up:O'hana's

09-12-2007, 08:16 AM
Home Run: Boma...great EVERYtime

Struck Out: ESPN...we usually go as a tradition but this last time was so bad, never again!!

In the Pen: LTT...Marrakesh. Liked it, didn't LOVE it.

Batter Up: Coral Reef...love seafood. Can't believe we've never been here but there are SO many choices at Epcot.

Aren't there 9 innings in baseball? Hmmm, let me think now....

09-12-2007, 09:36 AM
2nd inning:

Homerun: Coral Reef

Struck Out: Donald's Breakfasourus

In the Pen: Chefs de France

Batter up: Citricos

and I can keep going

09-12-2007, 12:34 PM
Home Run -- LeCellier, just sorry we didn't know about this gem in our other trips :love:

Struck Out -- Tony's Town Square, Magic Kingdom :eek:

Batter's Box -- Narcoosse's :goodvibes

Bullpen Kona Cafe for breakfast :coffee:

MA pigletfan
09-12-2007, 01:08 PM
[Homerun Narcoosees..love the surf n' turf and the atmosphere
Struck Out Mama Melrose
In the Pen Yachtsman
Batter Up CA Grill..can't wait to go in Dec.

09-12-2007, 01:45 PM
Homerun!: Citricos - Great Food, as close to perfect at the world as you can get!

Struck Out!: Cinderella's Royal Table (Breakfast) - Bad Food, Bad Service.

In the Pen!: Tie between Garden Grill and California Grill.

- California Grill - Used to be my number one, but Citricos knocked it out. Gotta love the Mac & Cheese and Rice Krispy Sushi!

- Garden Grill - Great Food, Great Characters, everything Royal Table wasn't.

Batter Up!: Hollywood & Vine - Everyone says it is good, So I really want to try it!

09-12-2007, 02:21 PM
First Inning of Disney Restaurant World Series

Homerun-Restaurant you have been to and it brought it all home....you WILL return, maybe even next trip or EVERY trip:
Columbia Harbour House, Ohana!, Kona Cafe, V&A, Le Cellier, ESPN Club, Boma, Pepper Market, Cape May (breakfast), Cali Grille(romance), V&A, Brown Derby, Le Cellier, Le Cellier, California Grill, Crystal Palalce (breakfast), Le Cellier/Kona, Chef Mickey, Narcoossee, Coral Reef, Le Cellier, Crystal Palace:thumbsup2

Struck Out-Enough said:
Coral Reef, Spirit of Aloha, Planet Hollywood, Fultons, Boatwrights, Boatwrights, Artist Point, Ohanas(food ok), Spoodles(breakfast), Comissary, Mama Melrose, Jiko, San Angel, Boatwrights, ---, Sci Fi, Nine Dragons,Electric Umbrella, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, Flying Fish, Boma, Hollywood& Vine, Alfredo’s:sad2:

In the Pen-You liked it well enough to have on reserve for your next trip but are not starting out with this at the top of your ADR list when you speed dial on day 180:
Biergarten, Artist Point, Cape May Cafe, Wolfgangs Fine Dining, Prime time(good, not great), Chef Mickey’s(dinner), Biergarten, Sci Fi, 50’s Prime Time, Liberty Tree, Chef de France, Kona, Chefs de France, Kona, Chef de France, Garden Grill(great character, soso food), Boma, Cape May Cafe, Jiko, Spoodles, Biergarten, Liberty Tree Tavern;)

Batter Up-You have never been but based on reviews and interest it will be in the plans for your next trip:
Boma, Le Cellier, Raglan Road, Illmulino, Yachtsman Steak, Kona(dinner), Coral Reef, Boma, Boma, Boma, California Grill, Flying Fish, Chef Mickey’s(breakfast), Cali Grille, Ohana, Coral Reef, Boma, LTT , Ohana, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Crystal Palace, Jiko, Le Cellier:goodvibes

09-12-2007, 02:31 PM
Great idea for a thread!!!

Here's mine...

Homerun: Kona Cafe and California Grill / tie
Struck Out: Sci Fi - Great atmosphere, but the food just didn't do it for us either time we tried!!!
In the Pen: Mama Melrose
Batter Up: Flying Fish

09-12-2007, 03:22 PM
Second Inning with characters in mind:

Home Run: Crystal Palacepooh: poor piglet always get left out! :eeyore: :tigger:
Struck Out: ---------------
In the Pen: Liberty Tree Tavern- great character interaction, food good, not great:: MinnieMo :goofy: pluto: chip & Dale
Batter Up: Chef Mickey::MickeyMo :donald: :goofy: Chip & Dale (? not sure of these, never been)

09-12-2007, 04:06 PM
Home Run-Victoria & Alberts, JIKO
Struck Out-Whispering Canyon
In the Pen-California Grill
Batter Up-blueZoo

09-12-2007, 07:36 PM

Struck out....San Angel Inn

In the pen....Le Cellier

Batter up....Kona

Ms. Heimlich
09-12-2007, 07:47 PM
Dinger: Cali Grill (We plan on going back every trip!):love:
K : Whispering Canyon (we all hated it... the food, service... etc.):scared1:
Bull Pen: Le Cellier (NO FLAMES!):laughing:
Batter UP: Citrico's

:banana: :banana: :banana:

09-13-2007, 09:46 AM
Home Run: O'hana. Loved the food, loved the atmosphere, loved laying a hammock before dinner waiting for our ressie, loved my girls learning to dance
Struck Out: Spirit of Aloha. Really glad it was free.
In the Pen: Nine Dragons. Our appetizers and entrees were yummy but the dessert was the worst thing we had all week.
Batter Up: Any signature place. With three young kids we avoided these like the plague but wouldn't it be nice for Dh & I? (I say wistfully....)

09-13-2007, 11:41 AM
Homerun: Coral Reef
Struck Out: Garden Grill
In the Pen: Mam Melrose
Batter Up: Kona Cafe

09-13-2007, 12:40 PM
Home Run: Le Cellier, Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki and Peco's Bills Food, Service & Atmosphere A++++ at all three.

Struck Out: Sunshine Season, not that great with the DDP and the food was just ok.

In the Pen: Prime Time, food ok, but horrible waiter. Willing to give it another try.

Batter up: WCC, just sounds like so much fun!! Chef Mickey's and 'Ohan best Friends Breakfast.

09-14-2007, 10:12 AM

09-14-2007, 10:24 AM
Homerun Jiko's and Victoria and Alberts. Just call me A-rod
Struck Out California Grill (I now wait to be beaned!)
In the Pen Whispering Canyon Cafe. My Karl Farnsworth.
Batter Up Cape May Cafe Hopefully, my Joba Chamberlain (though I'm going in expecting Edwar Ramirez).

Jake & Crew
09-22-2007, 12:04 AM
Homerun: Tusker House ( though remember CHH was in my original post, before innings.

Struck Out: Pecos Bill.....enough said

Batter Up: Tangereine Cafe (spelling ?, it is late and I am too lazy to go upstairs for my book).

In the Pen Roaring Forks at Wilderness Lodge, note though this is not a HR, no special trip for this CS.

You are up..........

09-22-2007, 07:10 AM
HOMERUN...Ohana, its a must do for us every trip, always starts the magic!

STRUCK OUT...Teppenyaki. We always wanted to try it, then couldnt wait to get outta there!

IN THE PEN...Tonys Town Square. Went several yrs ago, but wasnt impressed. Went back in June and it was good, looking forward to it again.

BATTER UP...Artist Point. With kids in tow, it has always been on the back burner, but ready to go for it. Let em eat Mac and Cheese if they please;)

09-22-2007, 07:26 AM
Home Run CA Grill
Struck Out Flame Tree Barbque
In The Pen Garden Grill
Batter Up Fresh (b'fast)

09-22-2007, 08:59 AM
Homerun: Victoria & Albert's
Struck Out: Artist's Point
In the Pen: House of Blues
Batter Up: Narcoosee's

09-22-2007, 10:12 AM
I need to catch up your in the 3rd inning and I didn't even get an at bat.
:) Homerun: Jiko and Le Cellier
Struck out: Spoodles- worst last minute decision I made.
In the Pen: YSH
Batter Up: Citricos,WGPC,Raglan Road,Artist Point

sorry I haven't done any character meals

CS- Homerun:Tusker House:sad2: CHH,WGP Express
struck out:?
In the pen:?
Batter up: Tangeriene Cafe,Cookes Of Dublin