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TRAVELQUEEN
12-28-2010, 04:08 AM
Reading over a recent trip restaurant review, I noted this poster indicated that at a Rose and Crown dinner she was given her regular non alcoholic beverage and the additional option of coffee and/or tea with dessert as part of her DXDP w/out charge. Thereafter it appears that she asked for, and received, the same at each subsequent TS lunch and restaurant thereafter.

The DXDP language does not seem to so indicate that coffee and/or tea is also available w/ dessert as well as the normal one non alcholic beverage.

Is this the norm or only at the server's and/or restaurant's discretion?

Tauwillow
12-28-2010, 04:36 AM
My experience is from '07, but it was hit or miss - and entirely dependent upon our server, and what they decided to record.

clanmcculloch
12-28-2010, 08:01 AM
At all you can eat restaurants I've typically been able to get a coffee with dessert for no extra charge (with our without a dining plan).

I've always assumed that at restaurants where I'm ordering off a menu that if I order a drink with my meal and a separate coffee with dessert that I'll be charged separately for the coffee so I order accordingly. I think I've only ordered the separate drinks a couple times and each time if I remember correctly I've had to call our server over to point out that they forgot to ring in the second drink to which they've responded that it's on them or not to worry about it (I think they just didn't want to bother, but my concience is clear because I was honest). I ordered with the expectation that I would have to pay because really, it is a second drink. Come to think of it, I may have had to pay at LeCellier. I know I was also charged there for a side for my youngest that I thought was supposed to be included. The coffee I expected but her side was a surprise. That's the only reason it stands out to me. Note: this is with the basic DDP, not the DxDDP. I would assume it's the same either way because both only include 1 drink.

Go with the expectation of having to pay for the coffee and be appreciative if the server says no charge.

Momto2PrncChrmgs
12-28-2010, 10:18 AM
At all you can eat restaurants I've typically been able to get a coffee with dessert for no extra charge (with our without a dining plan).

I've always assumed that at restaurants where I'm ordering off a menu that if I order a drink with my meal and a separate coffee with dessert that I'll be charged separately for the coffee so I order accordingly. I think I've only ordered the separate drinks a couple times and each time if I remember correctly I've had to call our server over to point out that they forgot to ring in the second drink to which they've responded that it's on them or not to worry about it (I think they just didn't want to bother, but my concience is clear because I was honest). I ordered with the expectation that I would have to pay because really, it is a second drink. Come to think of it, I may have had to pay at LeCellier. I know I was also charged there for a side for my youngest that I thought was supposed to be included. The coffee I expected but her side was a surprise. That's the only reason it stands out to me. Note: this is with the basic DDP, not the DxDDP. I would assume it's the same either way because both only include 1 drink.

Go with the expectation of having to pay for the coffee and be appreciative if the server says no charge.

Agreed! Expect to pay for it if you ask for, but take it as Disney magic if you don't get charged! pixiedust:

catne
12-28-2010, 10:23 AM
we've always been charged for the coffee with dessert when we are on regular dining plan and deluxe dining plan if we got a dining plan approved beverage with our meal - sometimes the waiter mentions we will be charged for it but usually it's just on the bill.

However, we usually get wine/beer/cocktail, and ask for ice water with our meal; when we do that, the coffee we order with dessert becomes the included dining plan beverage so it's not charged as extra.

aubriee
12-29-2010, 01:56 AM
We've found it to be hit or miss, even at the same restaurant. It just depends on the waiter. Sometimes we've been charged and sometimes we haven't. We go several times a year and have a tendency to frequent many of the same restaurants every trip. One trip we'll be charged for the extra beverage and the next trip we won't, then the next trip we will.:confused3

TDC Nala
12-29-2010, 12:22 PM
There's no written or hard and fast rule. This might come down to how the individual server you get interprets their own understanding of what the restaurant's policy might be.