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lanasboys
06-12-2009, 10:32 AM
Can anybody give me some opinions on the food here? I've settled on it because we want a World Showcase restaurant and don't want to fight for Le Cellier ressies, and my DS13 is a bottomless pit. He never gets full so I thought a buffet would be the way to go. What's good here? What's not good?

BelleLovesTheBeast
06-12-2009, 10:53 AM
The Biergarten is one of my favorite restaurants in WDW. The food is always good (hot food hot and cold food cold is EXTREMELY important to me). It is a fun atmosphere with excellent entertainment. We've always had wonderful service and have never needed to ask for refills.

Pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, red cabbage, potato dumplings, german potato salad and all of the desserts are wonderful. These are just a few of my favorite items.

The only item I don't like is the herring. It's just too fishy for me.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

BelleLovesTheBeast
06-12-2009, 10:54 AM
The cream potato and leek soup is delicious too.

lanasboys
06-12-2009, 11:13 AM
The Biergarten is one of my favorite restaurants in WDW. The food is always good (hot food hot and cold food cold is EXTREMELY important to me). It is a fun atmosphere with excellent entertainment. We've always had wonderful service and have never needed to ask for refills.

Pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, red cabbage, potato dumplings, german potato salad and all of the desserts are wonderful. These are just a few of my favorite items.

The only item I don't like is the herring. It's just too fishy for me.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Thanks. I hope so too. It looks good, and definitely hearty enough to fill up my human garbage disposal:lmao:

chrismass
06-12-2009, 11:25 AM
I agree - the food here is always good. I have 3 picky dd's and they always manage to find enough food choices to keep them all happy! The pretzel rolls are really good.

NHTikiBeckie
06-12-2009, 11:27 AM
Hmm, we love this place! The pretzel bread...yum!!! We like everything, no complaints!

grimley1968
06-12-2009, 11:29 AM
I love the food, the music, the atmosphere, the cool dark room after being in the hot sun. What I don't particularly like is the possibility of being seated next to another family at the same table, even if you have an ADR, depending on your party's size. But that one factor isn't enough to make us not enjoy this place.

sherylcin
06-12-2009, 11:40 AM
Biergarten has become a must-do for our family. We love all the food choices and the atmosphere is just fun. My grandkids even get out on the dance floor during the shows. I would recommend this place highly. Now I'm hungry!:)

P&L@WDW
06-12-2009, 12:05 PM
I love the Biergarten! It's a must do for me every trip.

Unlike a pp, I actually enjoy sitting next to another family/group. I've met some of the neatest people this way. It's a new experience, and so long as you're open to it, it can be alot of fun. Be friendly, say hi, you never know who you'll meet!

deslynnpatterson
06-12-2009, 12:10 PM
we love this place for the entertainment, good food and pretzel bread yummy!!! we have only been there once and will for sure go back-- just could not fit it in our schedule this year

BuzzSaw
06-12-2009, 12:15 PM
This is a must do for us on every trip. A great experience.

Ariel8676
06-12-2009, 12:20 PM
Love it!!! It is one of the few restaurants in WDW that my girls (7,6,3) beg to go back to..lol (They always say we want Germany, Japan and Kona cafe) :)

ntsammy5
06-12-2009, 12:54 PM
I love the beer and the band and all the food

OurMsBrooks
06-12-2009, 01:30 PM
How crowded does the Biergarten generally get in June? Does anybody know if a short notice (same day or day before) ADR would be possible, most likely for lunch? Or is this place typically booked to the rafters? It sounds like good fun!

habg1
06-12-2009, 02:17 PM
My sister and I went in April. She's of German blood and so it was a must. We totally loved it.

Looking to go back in December!

Golf4food
06-12-2009, 03:29 PM
Love: pretty much everything

Don't love: nothing I don't not love at home (don't eat cabbage or saurkraut, but that's not their fault - it could be fabulous, how would I know? ha)

The atmosphere is fantastic, the band is very entertaining, and the food is always good. One of our favorite places on property by far; the complete package.

DonaldTDuck
06-12-2009, 04:56 PM
Everything I like elsewhere, I love here. The big surprise was the cold sausages, they were terrific. And the pretzel bread and potato and leek soup go together so well. Oh yeah, and then there's the beer.:love:

ktlm
06-12-2009, 05:07 PM
The German Cheesecake!!! It is fantastic. Love the pretzel rolls too and pretty much everything else, including the German wines. Our whole family loves Biergarten. I don't think I have ever seen my picky 3 year old eat so much at any meal in her life. If you ask her what her favorite restaurant at WDW is (she has been twice), she will tell you two places: 1) the castle and 2) that place in Epcot that doesn't have the Princesses with the band and the dance floor and the good food (translation= Biergarten!).

tlenzendorf
06-12-2009, 06:37 PM
What kind of tables are they that you might sit together with other people? Are they just big, long tables?

Debbie7452
06-12-2009, 07:12 PM
They are long tables. When we went we had one end of the table and another family was on the other half. I think we said "Hi" but after that they kept to themselves and so did we. It was not awkward or uncomfortable at all. You don't HAVE to socialize with strangers if you don't want to.

My DH and I got the giant beers...I don't remember much about the food!:rotfl: I guess it was good...

We had a great time!:upsidedow

LovesTimone
06-12-2009, 07:51 PM
We always have to make a stop at Biergarten, the food is good, and it's nice and dark and cool in there. After having the sun bake you all day it's a welcomed change. If you don't like meeting new people you will not enjoy this. If you are okay with sharing a table then this is the place for you. :banana:

ms*mountaineer
06-13-2009, 05:45 AM
We love Biergarten - for all the reasons already mentioned!

We would have no problem sitting with strangers (we think that kind of thing is fun) - but the restaurant has a lot going on, it can get loud. You have to WANT to have a conversation. Some people may not be talkative because of the noise and everything going on.

Peter Panic Attack
06-13-2009, 03:04 PM
Here's a tried and tested Biergarten strategy:



Eat Black Forest Cake
Burn some calories doing the chicken dance
Eat more Black Forest Cake
Repeat as necessary

chell
06-13-2009, 03:14 PM
You guys are making me try to fit it into our schedule now...

cchev
06-13-2009, 06:59 PM
yeah i booked it for my next trip PURELY based on reviews off of this board!

lanasboys
06-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Sounds awesome. I think the bottomless pit will be pleased.

williamson_ja
06-13-2009, 09:45 PM
This was the one restaurant that my kids requested to do again this year. They got to pick from anything from Disneyworld. They picked Biergarten for the kids choice meal. We all LOVE it. I can't say anything bad about it. The food was great, they seated us very quickly, the atmosphere was wonderful, the kids danced, the band was great, etc. etc. :goodvibes

chell
06-13-2009, 09:53 PM
How does the pretzel roll here compare to the pretzel bread at Le Cellier?

OrangeCat04
06-14-2009, 12:07 AM
I am totally going to be in the minority with this one just to warn you. I am 100% german and have lots of great German restaurants where i am from. My family is CRAZY about german food and with that being said we were all completely disgusted with Biergarten. The leek soup was the only thing i could eat, i was so dissapointed with the food. It was upsetting because ive never found a german restaurant i didnt like! Everything was very gross and just thinking about it is giving me nausea. That being said.. lots of other people seem to like it:confused3

OrangeCat04
06-14-2009, 12:09 AM
How does the pretzel roll here compare to the pretzel bread at Le Cellier?

Oh yes and the pretzels rolls i also ate. They were very good, they seemed much softer to me than the Le Cellier pretzel sticks. Definitely give Biergarten a try so you can make your own judgements about he food though, you never know, it could be your favorite!

Joshua_me
06-14-2009, 12:30 AM
The food IS very good, and goodness knows there is plenty of it. Your 'bottomless pit' will be very happy. ;)

The atmosphere is great fun, but a lot can depend on the people that you get seated with...

We've been three times. Two of those times were great. Met some fun people, had some laughs and a good time was had by all.

One time though, we got seated next to this family that was absolutely offended that so many people were drinking beer around them ! They did nothing but complain about 'those drunk people' the entire time we were there. They'd glare at us every time we lifted our glasses.

Those folks were the exception, though. Go and have a blast. :wizard:

DisneyDebRob
06-14-2009, 07:04 AM
As far as I'm concerned,this and marrekesh are the best in all of EPCOT.Can't go wrong with germany,everything is so good!:yay:

disneymom06
06-14-2009, 08:34 AM
The kids love the atmosphere and everyone can always find something to eat. We really enjoy the food. One drawback for me is that the 6 of us take up most of the table and I always feel sorry for a couple that is placed at our table. I always feel like I have to make sure they are not distracted by us, don't get me wrong. I enjoy talking to people and have some great conversations with fellow travelers but I always feel that it is unfair to put a couple with a family of 6.

CathieArms
06-14-2009, 08:46 AM
I scheduled Biergarten on a whim only, thinking that I'd probably end up canceling it. After the reviews on here, I seriously don't think you could MAKE me cancel it. ;)

27 days until we leave (we're driving). I can't wait!

Beauty & the Best
06-14-2009, 09:02 AM
The food is good - but not if you want a veggie-heavy meal, but that's German food for you :)

The only negative for us was the group seating. We're friendly, but we get tired around mealtime and usually just want to eat w/o having to make chit chat with strangers...but it's even worse if you're at a table that is dead silent throughout the meal.

Momto2PrncChrmgs
06-14-2009, 09:16 AM
I'm a very picky eater, I don't like pork-anything, but we have to eat here every trip because my husbands family is originally from Austria. It was especially meaningful this last trip because a few months before, hubby got to make his first trip to meet his relatives in Austria and eat REAL German food. That being said, I could absolutely fill myself up on the tomato/onion salad they have, the dill cucumbers and the bread...and OH THE DESSERTS! They have the best selection of desserts!

The place is a blast! The atmosphere is fun, relaxing. The first time we took our oldest who was two at the time (he was scared of everything), he was afraid of the German CM's who he kept calling "farmers" for some reason. "I don't like the fah-mers." It was hysterical!! We remind him of that every trip!!:rotfl2:

pixidust princess
06-14-2009, 09:21 AM
I was excited about Biergarten for our upcoming trip, now I can't wait! We are a party of 9 with lots of different eaters, so it wounds like everyone will be happy.

MickeyNicki
06-14-2009, 09:24 AM
We love everything about the Beirgarten! If you click on my April link you will find a ton of buffet pictures...we have been going there for years and the food never changes (except many years ago before it was a buffet) but it is always good!

idieh
06-14-2009, 09:51 AM
Ugh! Now I am going to have to change our itenary again! It's been a while since we've been to the Biergarten, now, after reading all these reviews, I want to go back!!
If you are German, the food will not be as good as Grandma makes, nor will it be as good as the German restaurant back home, but the food is more than acceptable and plentiful! i'd give it a "B".
The atmosphere is fun and doing the chicken dance with my DS is a must!!! Sitting with strangers is also no big deal. I am blessed with a DW who talk to anyone about anything. The real challenge for her would be NOT talking! So, she is great at breaking the ice and engaging people! (she knows this to be true...so, I am not a dead man when i get home...LOL)! It is a fun place with good food that provides a welcome break from the hustle of the parks.

idieh
06-14-2009, 10:17 AM
This is the talkative DW.....I think Biergarten is also a B. The food is good, atmoshpere is great and DS loves the Macaroni and cheese. And yes, I will and do talk to anyone. We have met the chef from le Cellier at dinner one night at Biergarten; he was seated at the table with us.

:dance3: :happytv:

JCMHutch
06-14-2009, 10:34 AM
We went to Biergarten for the first time and loved it. My DH & I are not huge on sitting with people we don't know (it was just the two of us) but we sat with another couple that were great company during dinner. We really liked the food and tried a little of everything. The pretzel bread and leek soup were my favorites. The band was fun to listen to and watch and a lot of people got up and danced in front of the stage. This has become a a must do on future trips.

chell
06-14-2009, 11:08 AM
Oh yes and the pretzels rolls i also ate. They were very good, they seemed much softer to me than the Le Cellier pretzel sticks. Definitely give Biergarten a try so you can make your own judgements about he food though, you never know, it could be your favorite!

Thank you!

Orangeandwild
06-14-2009, 11:44 AM
We love Biergarten, the food, the atmosphere and yes even sitting with strangers. Over the years we have met some of the nicest people there, and just once had a table with jerks.

Here is a suggestion I have for those who are a bit concerned over sitting with new folks you do not know. See if any DIS peole would be interested in eating at Biergarten the same day you are and reserve a table for 8 which is a full table. That way you will not be sitting with any strangers and surely be with people who love Disney at least. Hope this helps some...:confused3