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connorlevismom
04-19-2010, 09:53 AM
I really want to have the cheddar soup and we have lunch reservations. Would it be wrong to just have a bowl of soup and something to drink for lunch? I feel like that would be strange but I don't really want anything else on the menu.:confused3

Kristine

CandyMandy
04-19-2010, 10:52 AM
You can obviously order as much or as little as you like. It's so dim in there no one at another table is going to notice how much is or isn't on your plate.

That stated, depending on how hungry your are the vaunted cheddar soup (which I found O.K, not life-changing - the beer in it added a bit of "flatness" I didn't care for) may not fill you. There's actually nothing else on the menu that appeals?

connorlevismom
04-19-2010, 10:56 AM
You can obviously order as much or as little as you like. It's so dim in there no one at another table is going to notice how much is or isn't on your plate.

That stated, depending on how hungry your are the vaunted cheddar soup (which I found O.K, not life-changing - the beer in it added a bit of "flatness" I didn't care for) may not fill you. There's actually nothing else on the menu that appeals?

Not really, We are already ordering steak at a few other places and I really only want the soup. I am more of a snacker, not a big meal eater. My DH on the other hand can put food down like a champ!:eek:

If we end up keeping the reservation, I think I will just get the soup and hope that I like it.:lmao:

Kristine

MSLRAC
04-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Not really, We are already ordering steak at a few other places and I really only want the soup. I am more of a snacker, not a big meal eater. My DH on the other hand can put food down like a champ!:eek:

If we end up keeping the reservation, I think I will just get the soup and hope that I like it.:lmao:

Kristine

Good luck! I hated the soup, I could taste the beer and it had a horrible after taste. It was such a left down but the steak, pretzel bread and mousse more than made up for it.

casselsshopper
04-19-2010, 11:50 AM
DD and I didn't care for the soup either. The crab and corn appetizer, on the other hand, was delicious!

connorlevismom
04-19-2010, 12:02 PM
I love love love beer cheese soup. But there is a place that I get it here that is amazing and I hope I am not dissapointed in Le Cellier. Maybe soup and a dessert is in order!

Kristine

arcticdisneylovers
04-19-2010, 12:17 PM
When we went in January I loved the mushroom fillet but I did not care for the soup at all :sick:

But if you are going for lunch I'm thy will let you order just soup! But the desserts were great too :love:

pickle's mom
04-19-2010, 12:20 PM
I would go just for the soup and pretzel bread again anytime!! We really loved it. If you like the taste of beer, you will enjoy the beer cheese soup. If you don't care for the taste of beer, you might not like it.

Have a great time!

poohfriend
04-19-2010, 12:25 PM
I would go just for the soup and pretzel bread again anytime!! We really loved it. If you like the taste of beer, you will enjoy the beer cheese soup. If you don't care for the taste of beer, you might not like it.

Have a great time!

but just like any restaurant, you order what you want. no pressure. there are enough people walking up hoping for a reservation that if your table turns over quickly, it's a little pixie dust for someone else (including the waiter!)

Ctsplaysinrain
04-19-2010, 12:32 PM
It's so dim in there no one at another table is going to notice how much is or isn't on your plate.

Why would anyone care what someone at another table had on their plate??????



I have tried the soup 2 times and honestly- I'm not sure what the "hype" is.... Both times it was incredibly salty.. In fact, everything at Le Cellier was. But the soup was such a disaappointment for me.. I was so excited about it and it became the one thing that was inedible for me the entire trip... ( This was last July.) I tried it again at F&W in Oct thinking it was a fluke and again it was so salty , it was inedible for me.

Tara922c
04-19-2010, 12:38 PM
You can order whatever you want, and how much of whatever you want. My mom wants us to take a trip together next summer but doesn't want to do the dining plan, because she doesn't eat that much, and never orders desert. If anyone has a problem with you just ordering a bowl of soup, then that is their problem, because it is perfectly okay with Le Cellier if you just order soup.

PatsMom
04-19-2010, 12:44 PM
I don't know on the lunch menu if you can order just the steakhouse caesar salad but I know for dinner I have ordered the salad and soup. It was great and no one said anything about me not ordering an entree. I normally love the mushroom filet but that night I just wasn't very hungry for some reason.

Claudia Kellenberger
04-19-2010, 12:54 PM
Is this the very same "cheddar cheese soup" that everyone raves about ??
Is there 2 different kinds? You mean it's made with beer ?????
For me - I can't even kiss my DH if he's had a beer. Oh Yuck! I REALLY dislike the taste of beer. I was thinking of getting a reservation just to taste the cheddar cheese soup that is raved about.

ReneeA
04-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Is this the very same "cheddar cheese soup" that everyone raves about ??
Is there 2 different kinds? You mean it's made with beer ?????
For me - I can't even kiss my DH if he's had a beer. Oh Yuck! I REALLY dislike the taste of beer. I was thinking of getting a reservation just to taste the cheddar cheese soup that is raved about.

Only one kind of cheese soup on the menu, it has beer as an ingredient. I thought it was okay, but not something I would make a special trip for.

mickey2000
04-19-2010, 01:31 PM
Is this the very same "cheddar cheese soup" that everyone raves about ??
Is there 2 different kinds? You mean it's made with beer ?????
For me - I can't even kiss my DH if he's had a beer. Oh Yuck! I REALLY dislike the taste of beer. I was thinking of getting a reservation just to taste the cheddar cheese soup that is raved about.

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Le Cellier Steakhouse
serves 4-6
Ingredients:
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
6 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup fnely diced red onion
1/4 cup finely diced celery
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups shredded canadian white cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoons tabasco sauce or to taste
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sause
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
fresh chives
1. In a 2-quart saucepan heat the milk and the chicken broth over medium-low heat.
2. Meanwhile in a 4 or 5 quart dutch oven cook the bacon stirring over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Add the red onion, celery, and scallion and cook, stirring until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
4. Remove the dutch oven from the heat, add the heated milk mixture and whisk until well blended. Return to the heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minutes or until thickened.
5. Remove the dutch oven from the heat and stir in the cheese, tabasco sause, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth.
6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chives.

CandyMandy
04-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Why would anyone care what someone at another table had on their plate??????

You never know - in smaller restaurants with tight seating (ergo, LeCellier setup, although the seating there isn't "super tight" like in many urban spots I 've been to) there's always some peeping going (oooo...that looks good...OMG, that's the souflle?" etc.)

My point again is in LeCellier that risk is lowered because it's dim. So no one dining there needs to be particularly self-conscious about how much or little (or what) they are eating. 180 degrees away from that is the outdoor seating at Big River over at Boardwalk, where you, the big beer mug and the meatloaf mass on your plate are closely examined by every other passer-by!

MSLRAC
04-19-2010, 02:19 PM
Is this the very same "cheddar cheese soup" that everyone raves about ??
Is there 2 different kinds? You mean it's made with beer ?????
For me - I can't even kiss my DH if he's had a beer. Oh Yuck! I REALLY dislike the taste of beer. I was thinking of getting a reservation just to taste the cheddar cheese soup that is raved about.

One soup and it is made with beer. I too HATE beer and will dodge my DH's kisses if he has had one. I didn't think much of it being an ingredient because I cook a few dishes with beer and I've never tasted it but I could really taste it in that soup. DH tried it and he commented on how odd it was to actually taste it too. Granted he liked the soup but he would not have traded his appetizer (some sort of chipotle sausage) for it.

frannn
04-19-2010, 02:26 PM
I usually steal a taste from my DD's to remind myself, and to make sure I just didn't have it on an off night. Now the mussels appetizer....mmmmmmmm :thumbsup2! DH always orders the soup.

connorlevismom
04-19-2010, 02:26 PM
They should really put it on the menu as beer cheese soup, if you can taste the beer that well. It is something that is very popular here in the north, so it is expected in that kind of soup. But I can see if someone who is not used to it saw cheddar soup, they would not expect it to taste like beer.

Kristine

PHXscuba
04-19-2010, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the clarification .. this was on my "to eat" list, but bleh! No beer cheese soup for me!

PHXscuba

BEASLYBOO
04-19-2010, 04:03 PM
Love the soup, it's has a nice tang from the canadian white cheddar. A bowl of it with any combination of the breadsticks they offer is quite a meal! I also make it at home, my 13 year old son really loves it. By the way, you're paying, you can order what you like!

winterman
04-19-2010, 05:15 PM
The crab and corn appetizer, on the other hand, was delicious!

I totally agree. I also had the pan-seared scallops. It was the best meal of my vacation.

We'll be back there one week from now!!!

:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Simba's Mom
04-19-2010, 05:52 PM
I really want to have the cheddar soup and we have lunch reservations. Would it be wrong to just have a bowl of soup and something to drink for lunch? I feel like that would be strange but I don't really want anything else on the menu.:confused3

Kristine

That's exactly what I had when I went there. Although the soup is listed as an appetizer, the server asked me if I'd like an "entree-size" bowl of soup, and that's what I had, along with lemonade and complimentary pretzel bread.

TDC Nala
04-19-2010, 06:11 PM
I don't think it tastes like beer at all. It tastes like bacon.

I'd be more worried about the servers than about whether the people at the next table care how much or how little you order. Mine expressed astonishment that 1) I wasn't on the dining plan and 2) I didn't want an entree. He didn't press it though.

honeydiane1953
04-19-2010, 06:31 PM
We just ate there last week. The pretzel bread we loved. The filet was awesome. The soup was waaay too salty. I asked for a cup they brought a bowl and I brought it to their attention. Waitress was super nice and said I would only be charged for a cup as she remembered me asking for only a cup. I could not have eaten even a cup. I will go next time if I "luck up" and get another ressie but will NOT even bother with the soup. BTW I was paying OOP which didn't matter to me one way or the other.

Kurby
04-19-2010, 06:33 PM
another one who didn't like the soup. I actually wasn't that thrilled with the restaurant and service when we went.

we've crossed it off our list of must visit restaurants and i don't see it returning for a long time

mickey2000
04-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Strange but I don't see beer ???
Any help ?? :confused3



Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Le Cellier Steakhouse
serves 4-6
Ingredients:
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
6 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup fnely diced red onion
1/4 cup finely diced celery
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups shredded canadian white cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoons tabasco sauce or to taste
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sause
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
fresh chives
1. In a 2-quart saucepan heat the milk and the chicken broth over medium-low heat.
2. Meanwhile in a 4 or 5 quart dutch oven cook the bacon stirring over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Add the red onion, celery, and scallion and cook, stirring until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
4. Remove the dutch oven from the heat, add the heated milk mixture and whisk until well blended. Return to the heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minutes or until thickened.
5. Remove the dutch oven from the heat and stir in the cheese, tabasco sause, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth.
6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chives.

akayek31
04-19-2010, 07:20 PM
I looked forward to this reservation for months last year. It was the one that I did not change at all. I had the soup and I also was not impressed. I loved the Creme Brulee though so it saved the day for me.

lucas
04-19-2010, 09:01 PM
I was actually thinking of doing the same thing next time.

A bowl (not cup) of soup is a lot and VERY rich and filling. Especially with the bread they bring to the table. Once before we had the soup and a meal for lunch and I was so stuffed I had to go take a nap. I think the soup would be plenty enough to eat.

ETA: Even if they charge for the bread, it would be worth it and would be plenty to eat.

connorlevismom
04-19-2010, 09:02 PM
I don't think it tastes like beer at all. It tastes like bacon.

I'd be more worried about the servers than about whether the people at the next table care how much or how little you order. Mine expressed astonishment that 1) I wasn't on the dining plan and 2) I didn't want an entree. He didn't press it though.

That is what I was worried about. The server being irritated because I was not ordering a larger meal meaning less of a tip for them.

Kristine

kldmom2000
04-19-2010, 09:09 PM
I personally found the soup rather repulsive and couldn't eat it.... though it was ok for dipping the most delicious pretzel breadsticks in!!! :goodvibes

I'm not a steak eater by any means, but OH MY GOSH.... after rave reviews, I ordered the mushroom filet w/ cream cheese mashed potatoes (instead of the risotto) and I swear I would have licked the plate had we not been in a restaurant!!! LOL! It was THAT good!

88 days til I order it again! :)

MSLRAC
04-19-2010, 09:13 PM
Strange but I don't see beer ???
Any help ?? :confused3



Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Le Cellier Steakhouse
serves 4-6
Ingredients:
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
6 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup fnely diced red onion
1/4 cup finely diced celery
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups shredded canadian white cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoons tabasco sauce or to taste
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sause
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
fresh chives
1. In a 2-quart saucepan heat the milk and the chicken broth over medium-low heat.
2. Meanwhile in a 4 or 5 quart dutch oven cook the bacon stirring over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Add the red onion, celery, and scallion and cook, stirring until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
4. Remove the dutch oven from the heat, add the heated milk mixture and whisk until well blended. Return to the heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minutes or until thickened.
5. Remove the dutch oven from the heat and stir in the cheese, tabasco sause, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth.
6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chives.


The soup served in the restaurant contains Moosehead Canadian Ale.

izzy
04-19-2010, 09:18 PM
A heads up for anyone ordering the cheese soup and expecting to get breadsticks - I went last November and ordered the bowl of soup and a beer (yes, I DO like beer!), and she said that the breadsticks were not complimentary and you could only get them if 1) you ordered an entree, or 2) you paid $3 for them. By the way, when the bill came, they were $4. :confused3

When I questioned her about it, she said this has been their policy for years. Having said that, I've been at that restaurant at least once a year for the past 5 or 6 years, I usually get just the soup, and I've NEVER been charged for breadsticks before. So, I don't know if this is a new thing, or if only some of the servers enforce this "rule." I just didn't want anyone to be disappointed in case the same thing happens to them.

lucas
04-19-2010, 09:53 PM
A heads up for anyone ordering the cheese soup and expecting to get breadsticks - I went last November and ordered the bowl of soup and a beer (yes, I DO like beer!), and she said that the breadsticks were not complimentary and you could only get them if 1) you ordered an entree, or 2) you paid $3 for them. By the way, when the bill came, they were $4. :confused3

When I questioned her about it, she said this has been their policy for years. Having said that, I've been at that restaurant at least once a year for the past 5 or 6 years, I usually get just the soup, and I've NEVER been charged for breadsticks before. So, I don't know if this is a new thing, or if only some of the servers enforce this "rule." I just didn't want anyone to be disappointed in case the same thing happens to them.

Even if they charge for bread, it would be worth it. Bowl of soup and bread would be a filling meal.

Belle5
04-20-2010, 12:43 AM
Count me as another who was not impressed with the cheese soup! Now, the mushroom soup at AP...that is special!:thumbsup2

fla4fun
04-20-2010, 04:35 AM
OP, you can order as much or as little food as you like.

I'm not a huge fan of the soup, but I love their side of mac and cheese. Since I never have room for dessert if I get a regular entree, I often go in and order the side of mac and cheese, and then get dessert. That makes a perfect size meal for me. I've never been treated badly, or had people stare because I wasn't ordering a larger meal.

Linda T.
04-20-2010, 06:58 AM
We ordered the cheese soup for our meal the last time we went and we did not like it at all. We did get the bread complimentary (but my mom ordered a steak) so that helped fill us up. I don't think any of us took more than a couple of bites of that soup.

TDC Nala
04-20-2010, 07:18 AM
We have a tipping sticky thread to discuss tipping, and any further tipping discussion will be referred there. However, if it is the deficiency in tip you are worried about, you may of course tip more.

I have been to Le Cellier in September 2009 and ordered only appetizers - no entree - and was not charged for the bread.

BelleChick
04-20-2010, 09:18 AM
I don't think so...order what you want!