View Full Version : Am I crazy to cancel Le Cellier?

03-04-2010, 02:56 PM
I have never been but we'd be adding more 2 TS places instead- so we'd be eating at:

Kona, Flying Fish, Cali Grill, Citricos, and Artist Point for our dinners. our Le Cellier night we'd be at Flying Fish, I think.

Am I crazy?

ETA: can't do a lunch at LC because my trip's in a month and nothing is available

03-04-2010, 03:14 PM
Hmmmm, a month ha? When might your ADR be for? :lmao:

Seriously, I have never eaten at Le cellier but from all the rave reviews, I would think itís a keeper. :thumbsup2

Please post on the April cancelled thread if you decide to cancel. :littleangel:

03-04-2010, 03:18 PM
I definitely will post it on the cancelled thread!

If we upgrade to DxDP I'll be cancelling an Ohana dinner also.

03-04-2010, 03:24 PM
I cancelled my LeCellier for March, I just couldn't make it work without rearranging everything or having two big meals scheduled in one day (I don't like doing that). It's a big decision, I know, but it's just food :) Do what is best for you...people cancel all the time!

03-04-2010, 03:25 PM
Unless you don't like steaks as big as your forearm - yup, you're crazy;)

03-04-2010, 03:25 PM
No way would I pass up Le Cellier to eat at Flying Fish....just saying.

03-04-2010, 03:45 PM
Yes, you're crazy! You asked! :goodvibes

03-04-2010, 03:46 PM
No way would I pass up Le Cellier to eat at Flying Fish....just saying.

Funny, because I am the exact opposite...I'd take Flying Fish over Le Cellier any day :confused3 :lmao:

OP, I don't think you are crazy, Le Cellier is great, but in my opinion the restaurants you have chosen (Kona, Flying Fish, Cali Grill & Artist Point - can't speak to Citricos as I've never been) are fantastic. Whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed :thumbsup2

pauly's girl
03-04-2010, 03:47 PM
I would stick with the LeCellier....that is our one must do every year!!My husband would have a fit if we didn't do it!!

03-04-2010, 03:57 PM
Le Cellier used to be our #1 in the 90's. We've gone several times in the 00's and it's just not the same. I think it's way over rated. The ones you have chosen are excellent and I would not change them. Our favorite now is Artist Point, but we tried Kouzzina by Cat Cora in November and the Cinnamon Stewed Chicken we thought was excellent as was the Galaktobouriko for dessert. Of the ones you've chosen we also have not tried Flying Fish. I do have reservations there in a couple weeks but I would not change the ones you have.

03-04-2010, 03:58 PM
Are you on the dining plan? LeC is a fantastic value when using the plan. Only 1 TS. :thumbsup2

But, only you can decide. It's our favorite TS, so we do it twice every trip. BUT we've never tried any of the 2TS places.

03-04-2010, 04:39 PM
You're definitely not crazy. Flying Fish is fantastic and probably a better overall dining experience than Le Cellier, especially for seafood lovers. I realize that Le Cellier is probably the most hyped restaurant in Disney, but that doesn't mean it is necessarily the best. I suspect you have a steakhouse near your hometown of comparable quality. Unless you live in Florida or near the coast, you probably don't have a top-notch seafood restaurant nearby.

03-04-2010, 04:44 PM
... our Le Cellier night we'd be at Flying Fish, I think. Am I crazy?...No, smart move. Flying Fish is multiple tiers up in quality and service over Le Cellier, which is popular due to the ddp (1 ticket steak house).

03-04-2010, 04:44 PM
Disney vacations make me get so carried away.

I am on the DDP but we eat apps and want to eat at at least 1 signature so at that point we're at the cost of the upgrade to Dx...

Thanks for the advice :) We do have lots of good steak here.

03-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Nah, you're not crazy. You can always try LeCellier next time!!!

We LOVE LeCellier though. The last few trips, we've been having lunch there twice each trip! My DD loves the Smores dessert! I had two lunches scheduled for our upcoming trip, but I cancelled one of them. I switched it for Sanaa.

Enjoy your trip!!!

03-04-2010, 06:14 PM
No way would I pass up Le Cellier to eat at Flying Fish....just saying.

Ditto on that.

I love Le Cellier.

I was wildly under-impressed by Flying Fish. I have no problems with spending lots of money for good food, good service, and a good environment. But I ate at Flying Fish with a couple who'd never spent that much money on food before and they were horrified at the quality. They kept asking me, "THIS is what you go out and pay lots of money for???"

03-04-2010, 06:43 PM
LeCellier!!! The cheddar cheese soup is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-04-2010, 07:04 PM
If you have a family of boring meat and potato eaters then LC is a good bang for the DDP credit. Otherwise, skip the overpriced steak. It isn't prime steak. The steak grade is on par with Outback or Lonestar

03-04-2010, 08:31 PM
The funny thing is that we were in WDW and didn't think that logistically we were going to be able to make our ADR time for LeCellier after dropping our children off at the Neverland Club. We tried to cancel with the concierge two days before when we could not get another time but he told us not to cancel to just get there as soon as we could as we really needed to try it.

The day of the reservation we went to Guest Services in Epcot to see if we could get the time changed or get a reservation at another restaurant a bit later but we could not (CP time of year). We asked her to cancel it and she basically said no that we really should go and eat there. She told us if we were late to have them call her.

So we tried it and it really was very good. Not OMG outstanding but good. I am glad I did it once but I just thought it was hysterical that both times we tried to cancel the reservations they told us we really needed ti go and try it. :)

03-04-2010, 08:40 PM
Nope you're not crazy, LeCellier is way over rated, Flying Fish on the other hand, I am dying to try!

03-04-2010, 09:02 PM
not crazy at all...don't believe the hype!!!

03-04-2010, 09:10 PM
We like LC for 1 TC but would easily give it up for almost any of the 2TC. I have been dying to try FF.

03-04-2010, 09:20 PM
I ate at Le Cellier for the first time, during my last visit to the World, December 2009. It was lunch ADR and I have to say, after all the hype, I was quite disappointed. We tried the cheese soup (too salty for my taste) and the whiskey cake (nothing special, IMO). So, from my experience, don't sweat it. It is overrated!!

03-04-2010, 09:24 PM
We really enjoy LeCellier! But, honestly like Coral Reef much better!:cheer2:

03-04-2010, 09:24 PM
i agree with princessshellie, we just ate there for lunch a few weeks ago. had the cheese soup and filet with substitute of cream cheese mashed potatoes for the risotto. the food was fine but not wonderful. we make filets at home with mushrooms that are actually much better, and i am not the best cook in the world ( dh cooks them on the grill! ) it's not that there is anything wrong with le cellier, we just didn't think it was great. so, i guess i would not fret over cancelling. just one opinion(actually 3 since all 3 of us in our family concurred on this one! )

03-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Of those you mentioned, the one I'd be most likely to give up would be Kona. That would be hard because I love Kona too, but it would have to go before LeCellier.

03-04-2010, 09:35 PM
If you were choosing betweem LeCellier and another 1 credit restaurant there might be a question - but I would choose any of the 2 credit places over LeCellier

03-04-2010, 10:47 PM
:goodvibes Thanks all!!

I think... we're going to upgrade our dining plan and pass on Le Cellier. I might replace FF with Jiko, because I am not 100% sold on the menu at FF it's just close to where we're staying and it would be nice to see Illuminations that night.

I will post on the cancel thread with that info and an Ohana ressie time and date once I solidify plans with DH.

Kona and Artist Point are DH's only two choices of the 10 meals or whatever...so I'm going to let him keep them :rotfl:

Maistre Gracey
03-05-2010, 01:30 AM
I think Le Cellier is thee most over rated restaurant on the planet.


03-05-2010, 01:36 AM
YES u r nuts to cancel Le Cellier. I have been to WDW three times in the last two years and this April with be the first time I have been able to secure the MOST COVETED ressie there.:surfweb:

03-05-2010, 08:12 AM
You are not crazy. People hype up Le Cellier like it is the greatest place to eat. It's far from it. It is barely a step above Outback (the only step being that it is in Disney). If you want a steak, go to Yachtsman or Shula's.

FF and Jiko are both quality restaurants, it really depends on your taste. If your family likes seafood I'd stick with FF. You can't go wrong with either FF or Jiko.

03-05-2010, 08:23 AM
I wouldn't worry about it too much OP. We went there 2 years ago, hearing all the rave reviews. Everyone in our party said if given the choice we would choose to eat at Outback or Texas Roadhouse over LeCellier. Location and uniqueness (1TS credit steak house) I think are LC's best attributes. It's probably one of the better 1TS restaurants in WDW, but we just weren't overly impressed with it, and haven't given it a second thought since.

TDC Nala
03-05-2010, 09:08 AM
I cancelled Le Cellier last week to go to Marrakesh instead. I do love the mussels, but I can take or leave the place.

03-05-2010, 11:10 AM
I don't think you are crazy, I think your plan sounds solid!!!!
I agree with a PP, we loved Le Cellier in the 90's. My DH still says it is the best steak he has ever eaten ( and we have eated at Ruth's Chris). But the quality has gone WAY down. We do not even try for an ADR there anymore.
Enjoy your trip.

03-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Well, I checked again today and was able to get Le Cellier for lunch on our arrival day, which was an Epcot day anyway. Since we are driving in from another part of FL, it should be doable, if we oversleep I'll cancel.

What's hilarious to me is that I woke up at 5 am Oct 27th to get ressies and now 5 weeks out I'm changing everything and still able to get Le Cellier.... oh, the needless drama.

03-05-2010, 12:43 PM
Cancelling LeCellier and Ohana????? Never, these are my families 2 favorites. My sons, (15,13,9) eat like kings at both of these. Wouldn't trade for Flying Fish, only thing they might trade for would be Fulton Crab House, but I doubt it. Seriously though, you really can't go wrong, in all our trips (29 and counting) we have only had 2 bad dining experience and they were Captain Jacks and Japan.

03-05-2010, 12:54 PM
We've been to LC several times and have finally given up on it. I love the cheese soup, but have noticed a devinate decrease in quality on the entree items. Just because its a coveted adr, doesn't mean its great :goodvibes.

Sounds like you have a great plan.

03-09-2010, 01:08 AM
If it doesn't fit in your plans...then you're not crazy.

Although... it does have really great reviews.