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Little_Sister
07-12-2009, 05:41 PM
Hello all...

My boyfriend and I have just finished narrowing down our restaurant choices for our upcoming 11.8--11.15.09 trip...

I would love everyone's feedback on our restaurant choices...and more specifically...what we plan on ordering for each...

If you think there is something we absolutely have to try...or not try :crazy2: let me know...I wanna hear the good, the bad, the delicious AND the disgusting...

We're not doing the dining plan this time around...and we plan on sharing a good bit...and snacking and desserting our way around the world...

so here we go...

Sunday 11.8.09

Lunch: T-REX
--Triassic Tuna
--Colosso Nachos
--Bronto Burger

Dinner: Giordano's Pizza (dining in-room)
--Thin crust, pepperoni with extra cheese

Monday 11.9.09

Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern
--Tavern Fried Cheese
--Colony Salad
--Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

Dinner: Tutto Italia
--Calamari Fritti
--Cannelloni al Forno
--Paccheri


Tuesday 11.10.09

Lunch: Rose & Crown Pub
--Cheese Plate
--Fish and Chips

Dinner: The Wave
--Braised Lamb Shank
--Cinnamon Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
--Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis, Zucchini-Carrot Cake with Vanilla Panna Cotta, Vanilla-braised Pineapple Spears
--Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce, Almond-Pineapple-Raisin "Baklava", Chocolate-Passion Fruit Mousse with Pecan-Olive


Wednesday 11.11.09

Lunch: Haven't decided on anything yet...we'll be in MK that day...suggestions?

Dinner: Tokyo Dining
--Dynamite roll
--Rainbow roll
--Tempura roll
--Volcano roll

Thursday 11.12.09

Lunch: Yak & Yeti
--Dim Sum Basket
--Wok-fried Green Beans
--Fried Wontons

Dinner: Sci-Fi Dine In
--Onion Rings
--Spinach Dip

Friday 11.13.09

Lunch: Beaches & Cream
--Roast Beef Sub
--No Way Jose

Dinner: California Grill (this is our anniversary dinner)
--Spicy Kazan Roll
--Tuna Three Ways
--Double Crunch Rainbow Roll
--Yoshi Deluxe Sushi Platter
--The Original dessert

Saturday 11.14.09

Lunch: Wolfgang Puck Express
--Pepperoni, mushroom and extra cheese pizza
--BBQ Chicken Focaccia

Dinner: Kona Cafe
--Tuna Oscar
--Shrimp and Scallops

Sunday 11.15.09

Breakfast: Contempo Cafe

That's it...that's what we're thinking thus far...if you think we're making a horrible mistake :scared1: or missing something outstanding...please let me know!!

thanks!!

chell
07-12-2009, 06:02 PM
At Yak & Yeti I would suggest sharing the ribs. They are AWESOME and there is more than enough to share.

You have lots of great choices on here!

brendaziz
07-12-2009, 06:11 PM
no way jose is GREAT.
Also, if u like shakes- their choco pb shakes are delicious :)

The only "sushi" i've had at cali grill is a cali roll adn that was delicious but HUGE. If you're sharing things you might not need more than 1 maybe 2 sushi items cuz they're HUGE.

Little_Sister
07-12-2009, 06:22 PM
no way jose is GREAT.
Also, if u like shakes- their choco pb shakes are delicious :)

The only "sushi" i've had at cali grill is a cali roll adn that was delicious but HUGE. If you're sharing things you might not need more than 1 maybe 2 sushi items cuz they're HUGE.

I figured we'd have way too much food at Cali Grill....but it was so hard to narrow it down...it all looks so fantastic!!!

and choco pb shake...I'm on it!

thanks!!!

Little_Sister
07-12-2009, 06:23 PM
At Yak & Yeti I would suggest sharing the ribs. They are AWESOME and there is more than enough to share.

You have lots of great choices on here!

yum! thanks for the suggestion!

MGNA
07-12-2009, 06:44 PM
Great choices! We enjoyed our experiences at the California Grill, Kona, Tutto Italia and Wolfgang Puck Express.

Another suggestion for Kona is the ribeye steak. It was probably the best ribeye I've eaten and was melt-in-your-mouth tender. A steak knife was not necessary because it was so tender.

The sweet corn bisque soup at California Grill was delicious too! Don't forget to consider the Valrhona Chocolate Cake with ice cream (I believe mine was cherry) for dessert. Heaven on a plate!!

On Wed. have you considered a later breakfast? We enjoyed our breakfast at Ohana and the kids were thrilled with the characters too.

chell
07-12-2009, 06:52 PM
yum! thanks for the suggestion!

You are welcome. If you decide not to get the dim sum basket the Lettuce Cups and the Pot Stickers are also AWESOME!

chabs
07-12-2009, 09:13 PM
The Tavern Fried Cheese at LTT is my favorite WDW food. They give you two different types of cheese sticks and I love them both!

engle
07-12-2009, 10:21 PM
The Tuna Oscar at Kona is FABULOUS as well as the nachos at T-Rex. They are enough to share plus maybe share an entree...you won't need much more!!!

miraged
07-12-2009, 11:59 PM
The flame tree bbq at ak is wonderful. |Delicious and gorgeous scenery. Cape May Clambake also very wonderful and pretty a good night for Epcot. Not to be too Canadian, but you can not beat the steaks at Le Celier in the Canada pavilion
donna

KawaiiJewel
07-13-2009, 01:50 AM
Wow.. I'm impressed with your list! The only thing I noticed was the fish and chips at the Pub. The food wasn't anything extra I wouldn't find anywhere else. I was kinda disappointed (of course things could have changed since I had it last). If you're in EPCOT, I would highly suggest something else.. Maybe in Morocco?

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 08:21 AM
Great choices! We enjoyed our experiences at the California Grill, Kona, Tutto Italia and Wolfgang Puck Express.

Another suggestion for Kona is the ribeye steak. It was probably the best ribeye I've eaten and was melt-in-your-mouth tender. A steak knife was not necessary because it was so tender.

The sweet corn bisque soup at California Grill was delicious too! Don't forget to consider the Valrhona Chocolate Cake with ice cream (I believe mine was cherry) for dessert. Heaven on a plate!!

On Wed. have you considered a later breakfast? We enjoyed our breakfast at Ohana and the kids were thrilled with the characters too.

I've had that ribeye from Kona and you're right..it's wonderful!!

I'm one of those weirdos that can't eat breakfast....it will turn me into a sleepy slug...but I wish I could get that giant stuffed French toast thing at like 2am!!...mmmmm

Thanks so much for all your input!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 08:25 AM
The Tavern Fried Cheese at LTT is my favorite WDW food. They give you two different types of cheese sticks and I love them both!

That Fried Cheese and the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake are EXACTLY why we are going there....I have never had either before...but the pictures I've seen are irresistable!!....totally excited...

whoever said "hey...let's take cheese...then we'll roll it in flour...then deep fry it...."....oh they have a special place in my heart...:lovestruc

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 08:26 AM
The Tuna Oscar at Kona is FABULOUS as well as the nachos at T-Rex. They are enough to share plus maybe share an entree...you won't need much more!!!

Good to know about the Nachos...I wasn't sure about portion size and figured we'd end up with WAY too much food...thank you!!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 08:30 AM
The flame tree bbq at ak is wonderful. |Delicious and gorgeous scenery. Cape May Clambake also very wonderful and pretty a good night for Epcot. Not to be too Canadian, but you can not beat the steaks at Le Celier in the Canada pavilion
donna

I concur...the steaks at Le Celier are wonderful...and those pretzel breadsticks RULE!!...

we ate lunch at Le Cellier last trip...we were so stuffed that we had to spend an hour on one of the little benches outside letting our food digest so we would be able to drag ourselves back to the monorail!! :sad2: I can't believe I'm admitting that!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 08:36 AM
Wow.. I'm impressed with your list! The only thing I noticed was the fish and chips at the Pub. The food wasn't anything extra I wouldn't find anywhere else. I was kinda disappointed (of course things could have changed since I had it last). If you're in EPCOT, I would highly suggest something else.. Maybe in Morocco?

THANK YOU!

Good to know...my boyfriend desparately wanted to go there just to sample all the beers...so maybe we'll just let him drink there then mosey on over to Morocco...I hear the Tangierine Cafe is pretty awesome.

NOLA_Tink
07-13-2009, 08:40 AM
Thursday 11.12.09
[INDENT]
Lunch: Yak & Yeti
--Dim Sum Basket
--Wok-fried Green Beans
--Fried Wontons


We shared the Dim sum Basket & it was VERY small. It was only about 4-5 mini bite-sized pieces. (We love Dim Sum, so DH really wanted to try it. We thought they would at least be normal dim sum size, and we were suprised by the itty bitty pieces.) I strongly suggest that you go elsewhere instead (maybe try the new "Picnic in the Park" at $8/person for each to get a sandwich or chicken, large dessert, bottled water, and share a side) b/c the service at Yak & Yeti was also pitiful- truly the worst I've ever had at any restaurant, ever.

NOLA_Tink
07-13-2009, 08:51 AM
Wednesday 11.11.09
[INDENT]
Lunch: Haven't decided on anything yet...we'll be in MK that day...suggestions?


Are you looking for another counter service or table service? DH finds the turkey legs in MK irresistible. I really enoy indulging in the corndog bites at Casey's Corner. If you want to share something, Cosmic Ray's Cafe (counter service) has a very large rib and chicken combo or double cheese burgers that are enormous and definitely enough to share too. Plus, they also have the super-delicious toppings bar there.....Then again, you could always eat ice cream for dinner at the ice cream parlor, lol.

MickeyNicki
07-13-2009, 09:00 AM
Dinner: The Wave
--Cinnamon Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Very good, we had this in March 09 (pics in my link) and we loved it!

--Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce, Almond-Pineapple-Raisin "Baklava", Chocolate-Passion Fruit Mousse with Pecan-Olive Had this in March too...it was good but not the best of the ones offered.

Dinner: Sci-Fi Dine In
--Onion Rings AWESOME! Not greasy at all and the portion was huge

Lunch: Beaches & Cream
--No Way Jose My favorite ice cream dessert in all of WDW, if you love peanut butter you will love this!

Lunch: Wolfgang Puck Express
--Pepperoni, mushroom and extra cheese pizza Excellent! They have wonderful pizza here

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:29 AM
We shared the Dim sum Basket & it was VERY small. It was only about 4-5 mini bite-sized pieces. (We love Dim Sum, so DH really wanted to try it. We thought they would at least be normal dim sum size, and we were suprised by the itty bitty pieces.) I strongly suggest that you go elsewhere instead (maybe try the new "Picnic in the Park" at $8/person for each to get a sandwich or chicken, large dessert, bottled water, and share a side) b/c the service at Yak & Yeti was also pitiful- truly the worst I've ever had at any restaurant, ever.

Wow that's disappointing to hear....we ate at Yak & Yeti right when it first opened and really enjoyed the experience...granted we didn't have the dim sum that time...only the pot stickers which were really good...but our server was pleasant and accomodating...so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience...but I truly appreciate the input and the suggestion.

I haven't heard about Picnic in the Park...we're all about trying new places...so I'll have to check it out! :yay:

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:37 AM
Are you looking for another counter service or table service? DH finds the turkey legs in MK irresistible. I really enoy indulging in the corndog bites at Casey's Corner. If you want to share something, Cosmic Ray's Cafe (counter service) has a very large rib and chicken combo or double cheese burgers that are enormous and definitely enough to share too. Plus, they also have the super-delicious toppings bar there.....Then again, you could always eat ice cream for dinner at the ice cream parlor, lol.

I like the way you think!!

Every year we've gone...we've done the DDP...which I'm sure you know is a LOT of food...and although it's wonderful and a great value...we feel like we eat so much that towards the end of our vacation...we're oozing around like slugs with the food stupids...

so this year we wanted to take a lighter approach to meal times...split a lot of stuff and kinda graze throughout the day...

we LOVE the turkey legs...and mini-corndogs...OMG...there is NO bad there...

I think we'll end up doing exactly that!!

thank you for reminding me of all the little goodies that are around the park!!

by the way...Cosmic Ray's is our favorite CS in MK...the toppings bar is like Mardi Gras for me!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:39 AM
Dinner: The Wave
--Cinnamon Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Very good, we had this in March 09 (pics in my link) and we loved it!

--Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce, Almond-Pineapple-Raisin "Baklava", Chocolate-Passion Fruit Mousse with Pecan-Olive Had this in March too...it was good but not the best of the ones offered.

Dinner: Sci-Fi Dine In
--Onion Rings AWESOME! Not greasy at all and the portion was huge

Lunch: Beaches & Cream
--No Way Jose My favorite ice cream dessert in all of WDW, if you love peanut butter you will love this!

Lunch: Wolfgang Puck Express
--Pepperoni, mushroom and extra cheese pizza Excellent! They have wonderful pizza here

:banana: thank you!!!! It's so good to get feedback from those in the know!!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:45 AM
Guys...thank you so much for reading my thread and all of your wonderful and knowledgable suggestions...

I'm sure you all can relate to the anxiety you face when you have to develop a food budget and choose restaurants 3 months in advance!!!...

you want your vacation to be wonderful and the food to be wonderful...and blah blah blah...and it sounds so silly because it's just food...but come on the dining is part of the fun...so making the "right" choices is super important to me...

So again...THANK YOU SO MUCH....you guys are great at instilling confidence in my choices and making me think twice about others...

keep the comments coming...i truly appreciate them all!! :banana:

shortchange1026
07-13-2009, 12:43 PM
I know you are going to get a ton of suggestions and different opinions on each restaurant but I wanted to give a :thumbsup2 for the Rose and Crown. We were there is past October and had a great time and the food was amazingly good. We sat inside by the fireplace and we had a great waitress. There wasn't really anything on the menu that I thought I'd like but we couldn't get into the R&C on our last visit so DH wanted to eat there so I made the ressie. He loves all things English and the food and beer. He had the cheese plate which he said was great and I had the potato leek soup that was good as well. For entree, DH had the fish and chips and he said they were some of the best he's ever eaten. A good portion and he said it wasn't greasy at all. I had the marinated chicken breast and it was awesome!

Whatever you decide, hope you have a great trip and happy eating! :)

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 12:47 PM
I know you are going to get a ton of suggestions and different opinions on each restaurant but I wanted to give a :thumbsup2 for the Rose and Crown. We were there is past October and had a great time and the food was amazingly good. We sat inside by the fireplace and we had a great waitress. There wasn't really anything on the menu that I thought I'd like but we couldn't get into the R&C on our last visit so DH wanted to eat there so I made the ressie. He loves all things English and the food and beer. He had the cheese plate which he said was great and I had the potato leek soup that was good as well. For entree, DH had the fish and chips and he said they were some of the best he's ever eaten. A good portion and he said it wasn't greasy at all. I had the marinated chicken breast and it was awesome!

Whatever you decide, hope you have a great trip and happy eating! :)

Thank you! My boyfriend is very excited about the BEER :rolleyes: and I am looking forward to the cheese plate!! Thanks for chiming in!!

eventamy
07-13-2009, 12:51 PM
The Triasic Tuna from T-Rex is really good. I want one now!!

The Tuna Oscar was amazing at Kona as well. The kitchen was really slow that night but having the Tuna Oscar more then made up for it. I consider it one of the best entrees I've ever had.

Don't miss a milk-shake from Sci-fi too. I didn't order one, but I tried my mom's and my DH's, both were so good (strawberry & chocolate).

Have a great time!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 01:06 PM
The Triasic Tuna from T-Rex is really good. I want one now!!

The Tuna Oscar was amazing at Kona as well. The kitchen was really slow that night but having the Tuna Oscar more then made up for it. I consider it one of the best entrees I've ever had.

Don't miss a milk-shake from Sci-fi too. I didn't order one, but I tried my mom's and my DH's, both were so good (strawberry & chocolate).

Have a great time!

OMG I'm so glad you weighed in on the Triasic Tuna!!! It sounds awesome and I'm so glad to know someone tried it and liked it...it's one of the things I'm looking forward to most...

and the Tuna Oscar...fried green tomatos and tuna...it's like they were thinking of me when they made it!!! :laughing:

Milk-shake at Sci-fi...I'm on it...I've never had a "bad" milk-shake!!!

Mad Hattered
07-13-2009, 01:20 PM
Sunday 11.8.09

Lunch: T-REX
--Triassic Tuna


Dinner: Tokyo Dining
--Dynamite roll
--Rainbow roll
--Tempura roll
--Volcano roll


Dinner: California Grill (this is our anniversary dinner)
--Spicy Kazan Roll
--Tuna Three Ways
--Double Crunch Rainbow Roll
--Yoshi Deluxe Sushi Platter
--The Original dessert




The Triassic Tuna was way better than we expected!

We've had all the rolls at Tokyo Dining and they were good as well!

We had the EXACT same dinner at CG on my birthday trip this past January. It was all I could do to eat any dessert at all. Be warned....that is A LOT of sushi!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 01:26 PM
The Triassic Tuna was way better than we expected!

We've had all the rolls at Tokyo Dining and they were good as well!

We had the EXACT same dinner at CG on my birthday trip this past January. It was all I could do to eat any dessert at all. Be warned....that is A LOT of sushi!

that Volcano roll at Tokyo Dining is sooooo good!!

Dang it!!...since there are only going to be two of us at CG...I'm guessing we should narrow it down a bit...what would you give up if you had to?

Not to be gross...but sometimes I wish I could travel with an extra stomach just so I could taste EVERYTHING! :scared:

clutter
07-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Wow that's disappointing to hear....we ate at Yak & Yeti right when it first opened and really enjoyed the experience...granted we didn't have the dim sum that time...only the pot stickers which were really good...but our server was pleasant and accomodating...so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience...but I truly appreciate the input and the suggestion.

I haven't heard about Picnic in the Park...we're all about trying new places...so I'll have to check it out! :yay:


We've been to Y&Y numerous times, it's one of our favorites and we've always had great service.

You MUST NOT SKIP the green beans. Even if you just pop into the bar for a snack. The steak and shrimp is one of my favorite ever entrees. (I've not had the ribs, and I doubt I will until I get a bad order of the steak, lol.) Ok, it's a tie with the filet at LeCellier and the coconut curry salmon at Boma. What about Boma or Sanaa?

As for the rest, we found the tempura at Tokyo Dining to be good. And I can't imagine going to B&C and NOT getting a burger. Sorry.

Are you going to do CS at Sunshine Seasons? That sounds like something you'd like.

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 03:25 PM
We've been to Y&Y numerous times, it's one of our favorites and we've always had great service.

You MUST NOT SKIP the green beans. Even if you just pop into the bar for a snack. The steak and shrimp is one of my favorite ever entrees. (I've not had the ribs, and I doubt I will until I get a bad order of the steak, lol.) Ok, it's a tie with the filet at LeCellier and the coconut curry salmon at Boma.

As for the rest, we found the tempura at Tokyo Dining to be good. And I can't imagine going to B&C and NOT getting a burger. Sorry.

Are you going to do CS at Sunshine Seasons? That sounds like something you'd like.

Green beans...check! :laughing:

When we did Y&Y everything was really good...boyfriend had steak and shrimp and INHALED it!....I can't stop thinking about the pot stickers with the lime dipping sauce and those dang cheese wontons...again deep frying cheese is just a mark of brilliance!!!

I've seen pics of the B&C burger...that thing does look really really good...gosh it's so hard to choose!!!!

I've never eaten at Sunshine Seasons...but yes you're right, looks like it's right up my alley...

sigh...so many places...so much good food...so little room in the tummy :sad2:

penjen
07-13-2009, 03:31 PM
I hate to be the only nay sayer but I didn't like the tuna oscar at Kona. I loved Kona in the past and this dish really did me in. The whole dinner had either no taste or bitter from the green tomatoes. I really thought I would love it but didn't.

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 03:36 PM
I hate to be the only nay sayer but I didn't like the tuna oscar at Kona. I loved Kona in the past and this dish really did me in. The whole dinner had either no taste or bitter from the green tomatoes. I really thought I would love it but didn't.

oh no say it ain't so!! ;)

I appreciate your review...like I said I want to hear it all...the good and the bad!

tinkgurl
07-13-2009, 06:08 PM
You are going to love the Yak and Yeti!

I Love Thumper
07-13-2009, 06:20 PM
At Tutto Italia, we loved Loved LOVED their lasagne, eggplant parm and cannoli. For MK day, the Plaza is a nice spot to share a burger and enjoy a couple of milkshakes. Instead of T-Rex at DTD is Paradiso 37 -- lots of great stuff to share there.

PirateD
07-13-2009, 06:21 PM
I can give you a :thumbsup2 for the colony salad at the LTT. I have been craving that salad for our trip in August. :goodvibes Our other favorite lunch spots in the MK are the Columbia Harbor House for great sandwiches and Crystal Palace for a yummy buffet. Enjoy your trip!

chell
07-13-2009, 07:08 PM
We shared the Dim sum Basket & it was VERY small. It was only about 4-5 mini bite-sized pieces. (We love Dim Sum, so DH really wanted to try it. We thought they would at least be normal dim sum size, and we were suprised by the itty bitty pieces.) I strongly suggest that you go elsewhere instead (maybe try the new "Picnic in the Park" at $8/person for each to get a sandwich or chicken, large dessert, bottled water, and share a side) b/c the service at Yak & Yeti was also pitiful- truly the worst I've ever had at any restaurant, ever.

Really? I hate to hear that because we had such excellent service when we went both times on our last trip.

chell
07-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Great! All this talk about the green beans at Y&Y makes me add them to the list. It's a darn good thing we've got such a large group this time. We now have pot stickers, lettuce cups and green beans as apps. :scared1: Order a wheelbarrow for me now!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:23 PM
At Tutto Italia, we loved Loved LOVED their lasagne, eggplant parm and cannoli. For MK day, the Plaza is a nice spot to share a burger and enjoy a couple of milkshakes. Instead of T-Rex at DTD is Paradiso 37 -- lots of great stuff to share there.

ooooohhhhh eggplant parm...that's one of my favorites!!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Great! All this talk about the green beans at Y&Y makes me add them to the list. It's a darn good thing we've got such a large group this time. We now have pot stickers, lettuce cups and green beans as apps. :scared1: Order a wheelbarrow for me now!

Those dang pot stickers RULE!!!!

Little_Sister
07-13-2009, 09:26 PM
I can give you a :thumbsup2 for the colony salad at the LTT. I have been craving that salad for our trip in August. :goodvibes Our other favorite lunch spots in the MK are the Columbia Harbor House for great sandwiches and Crystal Palace for a yummy buffet. Enjoy your trip!

I always wondered about the Columbia Harbour House...the tuna sandwich...it always looks so good in pics...is it as good as it looks?

clutter
07-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Those dang pot stickers RULE!!!!

(You're only saying that because you haven't had the green beans yet. I've had both. It's the dipping sauce for those beans...... :love:)

marcyinPA
07-14-2009, 12:22 PM
Everything at Wolfgang Puck's Express is GREAT!! You will not be disappointed!!! (We ate there twice on our trip last month!)

mcgill93
07-14-2009, 01:22 PM
Looks good but you have to have Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert at Rose and Crown. Good luck!

Little_Sister
07-14-2009, 01:49 PM
(You're only saying that because you haven't had the green beans yet. I've had both. It's the dipping sauce for those beans...... :love:)

OMG that lime dipping sauce...I swear I wish I could fill up my bathtub with it. (ok that might actaully be kinda gross...) but wow that sauce is good!

Little_Sister
07-14-2009, 01:50 PM
Looks good but you have to have Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert at Rose and Crown. Good luck!

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING??? oh my! :woohoo: