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stefani_
05-13-2010, 10:05 PM
I have read many mixed reviews about "The Wave", though most are not very recent.

The dessert menu looks very delicious :lovestruc but as for the Entrees, I am not sure what choice to make, the menu looks rather limited..

If you have been there recently and can comment on the food, and maybe suggest an Entree, that would be great :) oh, and we cannot eat spicy foods!

Also, I read a comment about very slow service at "The Wave"... can anyone confirm/refute this with their own experience?

Thanks for reading and for your help.

Pictures (especially of entrees) would be greatly appreciated :D

Connears
05-13-2010, 10:44 PM
Absolutely loved this place on our visit during xmas week. It was a last minute adr we got the same day. the restaurant is very attractive, wait staff great and food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the no sugar added dessert trio choc mousse crem brulee and fresh berries. DH liked my dessert better than his! We will do this place again! I had salmon and DH had flat iron steak and both were delicious. I also had pear and cheese salad and DH had soup as appetizers (out of pocket as we had DDP).

Connears

stefani_
05-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Absolutely loved this place on our visit during xmas week. It was a last minute adr we got the same day. the restaurant is very attractive, wait staff great and food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the no sugar added dessert trio choc mousse crem brulee and fresh berries. DH liked my dessert better than his! We will do this place again! I had salmon and DH had flat iron steak and both were delicious. I also had pear and cheese salad and DH had soup as appetizers (out of pocket as we had DDP).

Connears

Thank you for the insight!

Nobody else? :(

GME
05-14-2010, 01:55 PM
We ate there back in January (me, DW, DS, and DD). We have been a couple of times before, and we like the Wave overall. The leg of lamb is superb there- I thought it was much better than Kouzzina. Of course, you have to like lamb!:)

My wife had the pork tenderloin, and she was disappointed. It was overdone, which kills pork. I had the Arctic Char, which was really good. My DD7 even had her own kids' portion of char. My wife actually posted a short review on her blog. I can IM you a link if you'd like.

Dsnygrl1205
05-14-2010, 02:02 PM
The Wave is one of our favorites. The only thing I have ever had there is the beef tenderloin and it was delicious! The desserts there are great too. It also has a great atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to eat there again! :flower3:

atmail35
05-14-2010, 02:07 PM
We ate there twice last week. I liked the atmosphere and the food. The service was good, our first meal seemed to take a bit but the second one was quicker.

We both had the filet the first night. I thought it was pretty good, not the best I've ever eaten but not over cooked. The filet was different than the current allears description, it had a scalloped potato with it that was excellent. I forget the veg.

We had two different "trio" desserts. They were excellent, although the first one before was better as the lemon cornbread was very dry but the chocolate mousse was awesome. If they made a trio with the three in red below I'd be in heaven!

Creamy Indulgence - Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis, Coconut Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Drizzle, Chocolate-Passion Fruit Mousse with Pecan-Olive Brittle $7.99

Decadent Flavors - Blueberry Compote with Yogurt Gelato, Lemon Cornbread with Vanilla Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce $7.99

The second night I had the chicken pot pie...I thought it was very good. DH had the flat iron steak and enjoyed it. I had a repeat dessert from two nights prior and DH had the sorbet trio, which IMO was tiny...like 3 smaller than golf ball portions of sorbet.

I also had the Mega berry smoothie as my non-alcoholic bev. it was VERY good.

Enjoy!

jcsbama
05-14-2010, 02:13 PM
It's an absolute must do for us and is now our favorite restaurant. We ate there last May for the first time and are now hooked. We ate there again in January. We were so afraid that it wouldn't be as good as we remembered or that things may have changed. I think the experience in January was better than the first time. DH and I both had the filets on both trips so I can't comment about the other menu items. Each time, the filets were cooked perfectly. We ask our steaks to be cooked Medium Plus (in between Med and Med Well). Most places can't get the temperature right, but they were spot on. It was so tender and you actually use the butter knife at your table to cut it. We both got appetizers, entrees and desserts and ate every bite of each plate. We have it booked again for our upcoming trip in July. We booked it for our last night so we'd be sure to go out with a bang.

My DH loves the lemon-basil sorbet they serve. I will say that particular dessert is an acquired taste and I didn't care for it all! But he loves it and wants to try duplicating it at home.

As far as service, our server last May was a little slow, but it wasn't terrible. We had a fantastic server in January. I can't remember her name right now, but I have it written down at home. She didn't bother you all the time and would quietly come in to refill drinks. She was very personable and would pick the right times to just be "chatty" with you. I had ordered a wine flight when we arrived so I just ordered water. She gave me a huge glass bottle of Evian water to take with me since I didn't order tea or soda. I thought that was very generous of her.

I say if the restaurant looks appealing to you, than give it a try. Everyone has such different tastes and you will never know until you try it yourself.

jcsbama
05-14-2010, 02:18 PM
Decadent Flavors - Blueberry Compote with Yogurt Gelato, Lemon Cornbread with Vanilla Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce$7.99
This is the dessert I had and my server recommended eating the blueberries with the lemon cornbread since it is a dry dessert. That turned out to be an excellent suggestion and the flavors worked great together!

stefani_
05-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

What filet would you be speaking about? :confused:

walkdmc
05-14-2010, 02:58 PM
We only had breakfast there and didn't like it. I felt like I was in the basement of the Contemporary. The bf food was mediocre at best. The waitress was one of the best we had, though. She made it a much better it experience than it would've been.

d-r
05-14-2010, 03:02 PM
they have a couple of decent beers. They used to have some more local ones, but not so much last time. The bar area is nice enough for a disney bar.

jcsbama
05-14-2010, 04:28 PM
What filet would you be speaking about? :confused:
Sorry, I meant the Beef Tenderloin

stefani_
05-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Sorry, I meant the Beef Tenderloin

Ah, okay :)

atmail35
05-14-2010, 05:20 PM
Sorry, I meant the Beef Tenderloin

That's what I meant too, sorry, too many meals to keep track of!

Belle5
05-14-2010, 05:48 PM
I have read many mixed reviews about "The Wave", though most are not very recent.

The dessert menu looks very delicious :lovestruc but as for the Entrees, I am not sure what choice to make, the menu looks rather limited..

If you have been there recently and can comment on the food, and maybe suggest an Entree, that would be great :) oh, and we cannot eat spicy foods!

Also, I read a comment about very slow service at "The Wave"... can anyone confirm/refute this with their own experience?

Thanks for reading and for your help.

Pictures (especially of entrees) would be greatly appreciated :D

Slow service--yes, that was our experience at lunch. It would not keep us from giving it another try, though, as the food was quite good.

devonsmommy
05-14-2010, 06:00 PM
We also snagged a ressie that evening and it was the last meal of our trip! It ended up being my favorite one too.

Here is the Cinnamon Rubbed Pork:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/507.jpg
This is from last September when it came with the fingerling potatoes and sauteed veggies. I think now it comes with something different, but I would definitely ask for it this way again! The pork was so tender, it pretty much melted in my mouth.

Here is dd's meal:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/506.jpg
I think it was some kind of pasta and salad. I think she ate it so it must have been good!

Here is the Braised Chicken Pot Pie:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/508.jpg
If I recall...the chicken came as a breast and was sitting on top. Not cut up amongst the entree. We live in PA Dutch country and this was not exactly what we were expecting. It was more brothy. However, it tasted good!

I am not sure this is on the menu anymore after looking. It was some kind of steak and I think it had a mexican flare to it.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/509.jpg

Desserts were a little bit different and were served in "flights" if you will. You got 3 different ones with each. This was great!
I have no idea which ones these were and they don't really match up with the menu now...
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/510.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/taryngirl/Disney/512.jpg

MSLRAC
05-14-2010, 08:06 PM
We had lunch there in late February and loved it! The service was great, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere provided a relaxing break from the MK.

stefani_
05-14-2010, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the pictures and feedback :)

missycj96
05-14-2010, 09:11 PM
We were there in February. The restaurant is nice and the food delicious. I had the pasta with seafood and my husband had steak. Both dishes were great. The service was very slow and DD4 can't sit that long. luckily we were staying at the BLT so realizing we were going to be there a while, I popped up back to the room and got our portable dvd player and salvaged the dinner. I recommend for the food and atmosphere. With kids, it can be a long meal with nothing particularly entertaining for them.

graceesmom
05-14-2010, 10:01 PM
We at the Wave 2x for dinner during our most recent trip from Apr. 29-May 8.

I had the filet mignon for dinner 1 night and the pork tenderloin the 2nd time. They were both fantastic, but the filet was divine.

My husband had the fish of the day which was Cobia one night and then the filet the 2nd night. He also thought the filet was the best. He enjoyed the Cobia, but thought it could use a little salt. He didn't mention this until after dinner. He never asked for salt b/c he didn't want to insult the chef. My philosophy is that I'd rather insult the chef and enjoy my meal.

Nonetheless, both meals were very enjoyable. The service was quick and friendly. The no sugar added desserts were our FAVORITE!!! Go figure, b/c I love SWEETS. I wouldn't hestitate to eat at this restaurant.

ckpegasus102313
05-14-2010, 11:01 PM
I went there last year during free dinning, not knowing what to expect, but the food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was great. I was really surprised because when I got there, there was no one in the restaurant, although they were "filled up" in the system. Our waitress told us that people book this restaurant as a "just in case" to Chef Mickey's. Personally I think this restaurant is more suited towards adults, but kids are welcome. I actually have another reservation for this august :woohoo:

walkdmc
05-14-2010, 11:21 PM
We ate breakfast there and it wasn't great. I felt like I was in the basement of the Contemporary. We did have an awesome server, made it more enjoyable.

PopCenturyPrincess
05-15-2010, 12:01 AM
Hubby and I ate there in January on the DDP.I had the cinnamon pork and he had the chicken pot pie. Both were awful. The pork looked like 2 pieces of poop on a plate with some kind of brown sauce on it.The "pot pie"was more like chicken stew with a large cracker on top.The portions were really tiny too.Also, our server tried to talk us into ordering more expensive dishes in order to get a larger tip. He also reminded us several times that the tip isn't included on the DDP. I would have complained to a manager about both the food and service but as a CM I let it go.We also both felt sick after eating here and later referred to the the place as "The Wave of Nausea".:sick:This is one place that I won't be back!!:sad2:

prttynpnk
05-15-2010, 05:50 AM
We've enjoyed the Wave so much that it's now our official '1st meal of the trip' place. I love the sustainable fish and the chili- I just love the menu!

USAswimmer626
05-15-2010, 07:13 AM
We loved both our dinners at The Wave last trip! The milkshakes are awesome, and the bread and sea salt butter is melt-in-your-mouth good. I ordered the filet both meals and it was definitely better than the filet at Le Cellier in my opinion. And the desserts, all of them, look and taste great!

madalex
05-15-2010, 07:38 AM
I've been to the Wave twice in the last 15 months. The food was quite good (for a 1 TS credit place) and the service was decent (it was a little slow for us on our last trip, but not for the table next to us; they sat down at the same time we did, had a different server and were done with dinner and left the restaurant before we had received our entreees). It is not a "must do" on every trip for me, but definitely a place I will go to again in the future.

Cookie Princess
05-15-2010, 06:17 PM
We loved both our dinners at The Wave last trip! The milkshakes are awesome, and the bread and sea salt butter is melt-in-your-mouth good. I ordered the filet both meals and it was definitely better than the filet at Le Cellier in my opinion. And the desserts, all of them, look and taste great!

We also prefer the filet at The Wave to Le Cellier's.:thumbsup2

Lynn5700
05-15-2010, 06:49 PM
We went there last May. It was amazing when we went in May. When we went this Janauray, it was just okay. We tried breakfast there in January, too, and it was really good.

I woulde go again. Overall, I think it's a good place to try.

Lynn5700
05-15-2010, 06:54 PM
Hubby and I ate there in January on the DDP.I had the cinnamon pork and he had the chicken pot pie. Both were awful. The pork looked like 2 pieces of poop on a plate with some kind of brown sauce on it.The "pot pie"was more like chicken stew with a large cracker on top.The portions were really tiny too.Also, our server tried to talk us into ordering more expensive dishes in order to get a larger tip. He also reminded us several times that the tip isn't included on the DDP. I would have complained to a manager about both the food and service but as a CM I let it go.We also both felt sick after eating here and later referred to the the place as "The Wave of Nausea".:sick:This is one place that I won't be back!!:sad2:

My husband had the pork as well in January. He also had it the May prior, and it was great. This January, not so great. I am hoping it was just an off night because we really like it there.

katepass72
05-15-2010, 07:42 PM
We've eaten here a few times for dinner and once for breakfast - both times were excellent. Breakfast portions are HUGE, just FYI. For dinner I had the linguini w/ shrimp and clams, which was great. They also have an excellent black bean-type soup that I have to have every time.:goodvibes

Dsnygrl1205
06-03-2010, 02:17 PM
:cheer2:

platamama
06-03-2010, 10:25 PM
We were there last week on 5/23 - it was a last minute ADR (I called dining reservations around 3pm) and got a table at 5:30p. It was one of my favorite meals the entire trip, and the most "gourmet" meals of the ADRs I had (I had ADRs at Cape May, Crystal Palace, Boma, and Ohana). I had the beef tenderloin and it was the best beef I've ever had, so juicy and tender. DH had the pork tenderloin and enjoyed it too but liked mine better. DD5 had something off the kids menu and was perfectly happy with it which was good since she can be picky. The service was prompt and I appreciated our waiter bringing us backup drinks in advance since he was going to be serving a 12-top next to us. I would definitely recommend this place. I didn't walk out as full as my other ADRs (which were AYCE) but there's something to be said for having a delicious meal and not feeling painfully stuffed afterward. ;)

Tigerlilypad
06-04-2010, 10:46 PM
OP - thank you for starting this thread! Am planning a trip in September and have included ADR for The Wave. Menu looks delicious and was looking for some recent feed back. Sound like most people really enjoyed their meals. Can't wait to try it! The pics look great!

jak07
06-05-2010, 02:24 AM
We ate there last year on a last minute ADR and it was WONDERFUL!!!

It wasn't very crowded, and our server was very good. All of the food was delicious. I had the pot pie or whatever it is called. VERY GOOD!!!

We will definately be going back!

Cookie Princess
06-06-2010, 07:44 AM
The Wave was our biggest surprise of the trip. We can't wait to go back in August. The filet was great!:thumbsup2

PaDisneyCouple
06-06-2010, 08:00 AM
We'll be booking lunch adr's there shortly.

I believe Uncleromulus ate there during his last stay, for breakfast. Don't know of other meals. Might want to keep an eye out on the Review board, to see if he posts something.

PrincessBelle39
06-06-2010, 03:39 PM
We've only done breakfast but it was the best breakfast I've had at WDW. It was so fresh and light rather than being loaded up on heavy food first thing in the morning. Definitely on our list for next time.

B-Ride
06-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Also, I read a comment about very slow service at "The Wave"... can anyone confirm/refute this with their own experience?

They must have had our server. Slowest service of our 2009 trip. To tell you the truth it kind of coloured our experience at The Wave. She seemed totally indifferent.

PJAY
06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
DW and I ate there for the first time in last month. I had the pork, she had the beef tenderloin. Her's was very good while mine was over done and not great. My appetizer though was awesome! I had a pear and midnight moon cheese salad and our desserts were great too. We had the decadent flavors--Blueberry Compote with Yogurt Gelato, Lemon Cornbread with Vanilla Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce and the no sugar added Chocolate-Mint Mousse, Fresh Berries with Panna Cotta, Vanilla Bean Créme Brulée. If I figure out how to post pictures i will. I would definitely try it again, I just won't have the pork :-(

Funky Chicken
06-08-2010, 05:38 PM
We were there in February. The restaurant is nice and the food delicious. I had the pasta with seafood and my husband had steak. Both dishes were great. The service was very slow and DD4 can't sit that long. luckily we were staying at the BLT so realizing we were going to be there a while, I popped up back to the room and got our portable dvd player and salvaged the dinner. I recommend for the food and atmosphere. With kids, it can be a long meal with nothing particularly entertaining for them.

Correct.
We loved the Wave but it is really not geared to children. I wouldn't bring a child younger than 7 or 8.

Good food, attentive but leisurely service. We liked the atmosphere, too.

pooch
06-08-2010, 05:58 PM
hands down, best meal we've had in several trips to the World. DD had the Flatiron steak with avocado mousse and I had the "deconstructed" pot pie. We almost licked our plates. Unlike other posters, we have phenomenal service, so good, in fact, I sought out the manager to be sure he knew how good she was. This is our new "first night" meal!!!