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inloveindisney
05-18-2008, 07:38 PM
Looking for pictures, any reviews, etc. of this restaurant. We currently have a ressie for 6pm here over halloween. I couldn't find very many pictures of this restaurant and I'd like to know more about it.
Any info would be great! :surfweb:

KatMark
05-18-2008, 07:58 PM
Looking for pictures, any reviews, etc. of this restaurant. We currently have a ressie for 6pm here over halloween. I couldn't find very many pictures of this restaurant and I'd like to know more about it.
Any info would be great! :surfweb:

Biergarten is one of our favorite restaurants at Epcot. We will be sorry to miss it this year, but we are going with friends and trying a few new places and let them also pick some places.

Biergarten is a buffet. Depending on number in your party, you will be seated with other guests at a long table (I think they sit 8). They have various salads--tomato, german potato, cucumber-dill, etc., soups, cold meat platters and cheese platters. Some of the main dishes are Rotissiere chicken, spaetzle, sausage platter, cheese spatzle, breaded pork schnitzel, red cabbage, roasted potatos, pork roast, etc.

The entertainment is very good and the kids seem to love the band and the dancing on the dance floor.

Hmbldr
05-18-2008, 07:59 PM
We ate there in April. I had eaten there over 20 years ago, so it was almost a new experience. The food was great and everyone found things they really liked and enjoyed. We left stuffed. I sampled everything and just loved it all. I would highly recommend it. The entertainment is fun, we caught about 20 minutes of this before we had to leave. German band with some traditional music, fun stuff, very engaging. Our CMs were also outstanding and attentive. Seating is family style at tables of 8. Depending on your party size you may be sitting with someone. We are 5 and we joined a grandmother, mother and 5 y.o son. They were very nice and he was adorable - a great Disney kid, and future Disser I'm sure! We had a great time - one of our best TS meals for the week. :thumbsup2



Ticky, tacky, ticky tacky, oy, oy, oy!

jphilhower
05-18-2008, 08:36 PM
We ate there for the first time and it was great. the food was good evan my picky wife enjoyed it. I loved the potato soup. Our server was fantastic.
We sat next to a family who turned there back on us didn't evan say hello. but we will eat there again. It's a grat experience.

wdwshelby9
05-18-2008, 10:15 PM
My husband and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Biergarten. The atmosphere and entertainment were wonderful when we ate there last August. We liked dining in a very large room that appeared to be a German village at night. I thought the food was an excellent value. Biergarten also has my favorite dessert on property- Bavarian cheesecake. It is so light and not too sweet like other cheesecakes. My husband and I really loved the roast chicken too. (He also loved the huge steins of beer):rotfl: We are going back this July and can't wait! You will love this place!

I will try to get some pics posted soon.

chloelovesdisney
05-19-2008, 12:40 AM
I'm technologically challenged and have no idea how to post pictures so I can't help you there. I can tell you my family really enjoys the Biergarten and we eat there almost every year. I'm not sure if the show is also done during lunchtime. I would not miss it, it's so much fun. I always make a pest of myself and call the restaurant and find out the starting times of the shows so we can get an ADR time that will allow us to be seated before it starts. I have a couple of very picky eaters and even they are happy to eat there because there is something for everyone on the buffet.

It is very cute inside, you won't be disappointed.

goldenears
05-19-2008, 06:27 AM
Anyone know what time the entertainment starts here?

Hmbldr
05-19-2008, 06:31 AM
First time start is 1:00. I don't know how long or often they run.

wildernesslodgelover
05-19-2008, 07:11 AM
My DH deemed Biergarten a "must do" every trip. Whenever we play the "where would you love to be at WDW right this second?" game, he always says BIERGARTEN!

My DD (she is 9) loves it too. The tables are in a semi circle around the dance floor, and on tiers, so you always have a view of the show and dance floor. All the kids congregate there and act silly and dance around. The show is fun and entertaining. And the FOOD...mmmm, lots and lots of MEAT! It is very good. We tried it for the first time 2 or 3 years ago and my DH bugs me, "why did you wait so long to make an ADR here?"

I took a lot of pics inside, but it is so darn dark! So none of my pics came out.

have fun!

Tera_&_Gibson
05-19-2008, 07:33 AM
I think that this is the ADR we are looking forward to the most! Thanks for the great reviews!

KayLuvsMickey
05-19-2008, 07:38 AM
Well, I didn't care for the food at all! My kids didn't like the food either. With that being said, the kiddos loved the entertainment, and our tablemates were two "off Duty" CM that gave us tons of cool info!

KristiMc
05-19-2008, 07:56 AM
Here is a picture of the entertainment in Feb. 2006. My family loves the Biergarten and will be going back in October.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/KristiMc/DSC02550rev0.jpg

goldenears
05-19-2008, 08:01 AM
First time start is 1:00. I don't know how long or often they run.

thanks :)

mickeymousemom
05-19-2008, 08:02 AM
I have pics but need to upload them to my Photobucket account before I post them.
This is a must do every trip for us. We have eaten dinner here once and it was great, but we prefer to do a later lunch for less money(unless you're on the DDP) and get almost all the same foods, minus one or two things. My kids range in age from 4-18 and we've always done well here. There are many simple things for kids to get and the food is very comfort-foodish. I don't think the food here is strange at all. I can't wait to eat here again in June!:)

disnut8
05-19-2008, 10:11 AM
Anyone know what time the entertainment starts here?

From http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/

Experience the excitement of Oktoberfest with a festive dinner show in the Biergarten.
Daily at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:45, 5:55, 7:00 & 8:05pm
Length of show: 25 minutes

A few hints -

I like to get there in between shows. You get seated, order your drinks and get your first plate while it's quiet. Then you see the entire show and when it's over, you can pay and leave in the quiet.

The desserts are great and I always take one dessert every time I go to the buffet. That way, I don't wait for the end of the meal when I'm too full to enjoy the desserts.

If you get a big beer (or any size beer) and you can't finish it, ask for a "to go" cup. Very common.

DisneyMusician2
05-19-2008, 10:34 AM
LOVE the Biergarten!!!

I haven't been in a few years, I married a vegetarian, and my dining plans just haven't been the same since. :)

But I miss it. Are there any vegeterians out there who eat at Biergaten? If so, what do you go for?

magik
05-19-2008, 11:33 AM
I haven't ever eaten there, but as a vegetarian, I have gotten used to just asking when I get to one of the restaurants what items are vegetarian, and the servers have always been happy to tell me, or ask the chef, and if there's nothing standard on the menu that's vegetarian, they've always been able to make something for me anyway. Your chances of getting something more than a plate of steamed vegetables and pasta are better if you let them know when you make your reservation that there's a vegetarian in the party so they can make a note of it.

You can also call and talk to the head chef at the restaurant ahead of time and ask what vegetarian offerings there are using these numbers:
Magic Kingdom Park: 407-824-5967
Epcot: 407-560-7292
Disney-MGM Studios: 407-560-1347
Disney's Animal Kingdom: 407-939-7536

(got them off of allears.net)

MickeyNicki
05-19-2008, 12:26 PM
We LOVE this place and I have a ton of pictures from our trip last month on my signature.

GoldieSaysMeep
05-19-2008, 12:36 PM
food and desserts are excellent, however you will likely have to sit with people you do not know in a beirgraten type setting (which bothers me). There is a show with traditioinal music that is kind of fun.

Enjoy!

inloveindisney
05-21-2008, 10:54 AM
wow! I hadn't checked back on thsi post in a few days! Tahnks for all the information. I really appreciate it. I think we're definitely going. We had a ressie at Le Cellier but we've been there several times and just wanted to try something new. I'm sure we'll love it!

DisneyBugs
05-21-2008, 11:18 AM
We went there for lunch 10 years ago on our honeymoon.
My husband still boasts about the beer, and loves to show off the souvenier glass he brough home.
You can also go to youtube.com and type in EPCOT biergarten in the search line to get a feel for what the show is like and what it's like 'inside' -- you'll feel like you're outside in Germany.
You will definately enjoy it.

Cindy's Mom
05-21-2008, 11:44 AM
We LOVE this place and I have a ton of pictures from our trip last month on my signature.

Thanks for the link....We are doing Biergarten for the first time this year. While this type of food is totally not my cup of tea, DH loves this kind of food and this Greek and Italian just won't EVER let him get it.....:lmao:

I will try the chicken, the potates and if worse comes to worse I will just eat the salad. We need to keep DH happy, cuz a happy DH makes for a happy trip. :goodvibes

We're on the DxDDP this time, so I think that "skipping" a meal, may do me good.:lmao:

TiggerDad3
05-21-2008, 12:11 PM
Biergarten gets my vote for the Best overall dining location on property!!

The atmosphere is great, there is live entertainment during your meal which can be viewed fairly well from almost any seat in the house, the service has always been great, and the food offers a nice variety to please most. Also, for those traveling on a budget, this place is one of the most reachable table service (buffet)choices!

I love food and am not hard to please so some of the simplest foods are my favorites. With that said, my favorite thing at Biergarten is the Spaetzel....mmmmmmm... I am drooling just thinking about it, and definately with some wine sauce on it!!!

wildernesslodgelover
05-21-2008, 12:22 PM
We went there for lunch 10 years ago on our honeymoon.
My husband still boasts about the beer, and loves to show off the souvenier glass he brough home.
You can also go to youtube.com and type in EPCOT biergarten in the search line to get a feel for what the show is like and what it's like 'inside' -- you'll feel like you're outside in Germany.
You will definately enjoy it.

That's a great idea (youtube.) Thanks!

DonaldTDuck
05-21-2008, 03:21 PM
We're going to DLR this year, and to amke up for the lack of 'foodiness' we are going to an OC restaurant that has Octoberfest year round. BTW we're going in October. Biergarten will still be missed, but maybe not as much.

Golf4food
05-21-2008, 03:26 PM
We love the Biergarten. Great food, great fun, love the atmosphere. Here are some interior pics, taken in December 2006 so the Christmas decorations are all up:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/617884674_8198a69aa1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1310/617885414_d671b15856.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1429/617887754_e280be75df.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/617888996_176e0e3937.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/617316389_89101f73df.jpg

Lureen
05-21-2008, 03:55 PM
My family LOVED this meal last February.

It was very different too. Just not the kind of place we'd ever find at home.

Sorry, no pictures, but I had to post and tell you not to miss the apple strudel with vanilla sauce. That was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten in my life.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. :)

tink20
05-21-2008, 04:17 PM
great info and pics, can't wait we have an ADR for family of 15 at Biergarten. 26 more days -here we come Disney!

keylimepie
05-21-2008, 06:19 PM
looks fun! I am glad I got a ressie there. Switched my adr's around so many times, but I think it is a great Epcot choice to settle on for us. Dh loves Das Festhaus at BG Williamsburg, so he will love all he can eat even more! And i know my sausage loving younger son will like it, and my oldest always can eat the carved pork/turkey.

myAAbatteries&aTD
05-23-2008, 01:46 AM
LOVE this place!!!! Dh's only request - he looks soooo forward to this every time we go. Our kids also LOVE it - they eat a lot here and love the dancing and entertainment - definitely the most "kid-friendly" for active children who don't like to sit for very long. It's a Must-Do every trip for us!

myAAbatteries&aTD
05-23-2008, 01:47 AM
We love the Biergarten. Great food, great fun, love the atmosphere. Here are some interior pics, taken in December 2006 so the Christmas decorations are all up:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/617884674_8198a69aa1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1310/617885414_d671b15856.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1429/617887754_e280be75df.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/617888996_176e0e3937.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/617316389_89101f73df.jpg


GREAT pics!!!! We love the Biergarten - have never seen it at Christmas time so really enjoyed your pics!

Cindy's Mom
05-23-2008, 09:41 AM
LOVE this place!!!! Dh's only request - he looks soooo forward to this every time we go. Our kids also LOVE it - they eat a lot here and love the dancing and entertainment - definitely the most "kid-friendly" for active children who don't like to sit for very long. It's a Must-Do every trip for us!

Can you explain to me the dancing and entertainment? Would you consider this a dinner show? And the dancing....is it the kids just get up and dance or it it somehow "organized"? Like the band leader guy asks you to join in, or do people just do it? I'm asking because it my kids are not "instructed to get up and dance", they probably won't, even at my urging.

lpizzuro123
05-23-2008, 09:52 AM
We have reservations for this coming Wednesday and we are so looking forward to it. We have not eaten here in at least 7 or 8 years. We are eating at 3:00 and then plan on heading out to hear Tony Orlando sing "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" at the American Gardens Theater.

Linda

disneygal2007
05-23-2008, 09:59 AM
[QUOTE=Golf4food;25243324]We love the Biergarten. Great food, great fun, love the atmosphere. Here are some interior pics, taken in December 2006 so the Christmas decorations are all up:




http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/617884674_8198a69aa1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1310/617885414_d671b15856.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1429/617887754_e280be75df.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/617888996_176e0e3937.jpg

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Looks beautiful

Cindy's Mom
05-23-2008, 10:00 AM
We have reservations for this coming Wednesday and we are so looking forward to it. We have not eaten here in at least 7 or 8 years. We are eating at 3:00 and then plan on heading out to hear Tony Orlando sing "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" at the American Gardens Theater.

Linda

On our Biergarten night, we have the Bee Gees cover band.....:goodvibes

lpizzuro123
05-23-2008, 10:27 AM
Love the Bee Gees music - that's what I love about Epcot.

Linda

snjmorrison
05-23-2008, 01:16 PM
My husband really wants to eat here, so I made an ADR. I'm not fond of sausage or sauerkraut (sp). They have normal meat right? chicken, pork? We also have several kids coming. Do they have food they will like? Thanks a bunch!

Hmbldr
05-23-2008, 01:33 PM
Yes, plenty to choose from. I actually skipped most of the sausage, although I did have some sauerkraut. Pork, pork schintzel, roast chicken, salmon, salads...everything was wonderful. Apple struedel, Bavarian cheesecake - wow! Us, a family of 5 with varied tastes and some picky too - everyone enjoyed themselves, ate heartily and would all love to return again.

Cindy's Mom
05-24-2008, 09:19 AM
friendly bump

inloveindisney
05-24-2008, 10:18 AM
after reading all these posts, I can't believe I've never been here before! Can't wait for the next trip!!

Minnie & Me
05-24-2008, 10:24 AM
Could someone please compare the lunch vs dinner menu? What's the difference?

Cindy's Mom
05-24-2008, 11:03 AM
check out the menus at allears :thumbsup2

trspohr
05-24-2008, 11:29 AM
We love the Biergarten. Great food, great fun, love the atmosphere. Here are some interior pics, taken in December 2006 so the Christmas decorations are all up:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1089/617884674_8198a69aa1.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1310/617885414_d671b15856.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1429/617887754_e280be75df.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/617888996_176e0e3937.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/617316389_89101f73df.jpg

Wow, that looks awesome. We are planning on eating here for our Thanksgiving meal. Do you happen to know if the Chrsitmas decorations will be up then? I think it would a great addition to our meal. Thanks for the help, and the great pictures!

momandseandodisney
05-24-2008, 12:00 PM
after reading all these posts, I can't believe I've never been here before! Can't wait for the next trip!!
same ehre, going this year :)