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lovemy2girls4eva
08-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Just curious!

rolltide13
08-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Le Cellier. Quite honestly, I just didn't see the big deal. I think there are much better restaurants at Epcot in the WS, particularly, Bistro de Paris, and San Angel Inn. Heck, I even like the fish and chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop better.... I don't know. Maybe I just caught it on a bad night, but it just didn't do it for me.

grrrlennyl
08-28-2012, 04:27 PM
Jiko. I had some sort of curried vegetable thing (I'm vegan.) and I can't remember what my partner got, but I'm sure it was chicken or meat, and she didn't like it either. My sorbet was the best part of the meal. It made me sad that I wasted two dining credits on it. Whomp.

connorlevismom
08-28-2012, 04:38 PM
Just curious!

I have two.

Jiko. I got really sick after and ended up throwing up. Man that was a waste of a lot of money!

Kona. Both DH and I thought it was gross.

Hoolie99
08-28-2012, 04:45 PM
Jiko. I had the filet with macaroni and cheese. It wasn't worth two credits at all. I thought maybe I ordered wrong... Another is Whispering Canyon.
I guess we are not an antic type family. It Just felt rude to have straws and napkins thrown at us. Food was mediocre.

On a positive note, liberty Tavern and Mama Melrose both get negative reviews and I have had really good meals at both places. It's all about expectations, I think.

rcraw45425
08-28-2012, 04:47 PM
LeCellier. We just don't get all the hype now. Years ago we ate there and it was good, then we tried it again and just "eh". Whispering Canyon we found good food wise but the antics were annoying. Our all time worst meals though were at Tony's and Hollywood & Vine.

Aunt Bee
08-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Les Chefs de France. Not everyone raves about it, but the last time I was there it has really gone Down Hill. Not much choice, teeny portions... Never Again.

JimmyV
08-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Ohana. I simply do not enjoy the whole walk-around-with-already-cooked-food approach to dining. I want a restaurant kitchen to prepare my meal for me. Or at least pretend to!

tarheelmjfan
08-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Two for me also:

Raglan Road - We've eaten there twice & I'm baffled by the positive reviews. We haven't enjoyed anything we've ordered. To be fair, the bread pudding is probably really good. Unfortunately, I followed Dis advice & poured all the sauce on before tasting it. It was so rich & sweet that we couldn't eat it. On our 2nd visit, we still hadn't forgotten that experience, so we order differently. We've eaten at several DTD restaurants & RR was by far the worst. Either we've ordered badly, or we were really unlucky by hitting an off day twice. Alternatively, it could just be vastly overrated.

Jiko - It wasn't that Jiko was bad. I just couldn't believe the average, bland food we received was considered by many to be the best food at WDW. It's often suggested as the best signature restaurant. :confused: In our opinion, it isn't even in the same league as bluezoo & the other signatures are much better. One of the appetizers was excellent. The other appetizer, entrees, & desserts were very average. Our bill was $250 w/wine for the 2 of us. We've had better meals at some of the non-signature restaurants. Maybe, we went in expecting too much based on the reviews of how well prepared/exotic the food is there. The chef in charge of spices must have been off the night we were there. ;) On a positive note, the atmosphere was very nice. We may try Jiko again some day for the atmosphere alone. If we do, we'll order several appetizers & skip the bland, very average entrees.

RMulieri
08-28-2012, 05:12 PM
Le Cellier...OVerhyped..I have had better steaks locally at home then I did there.

riostoker
08-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Chef Mickey's! I thought the food was extremely mediocre - worse than any other character buffets we have been to, and the character interaction was SOOO rushed. Goofy skipped our table completely, and we had to ask our server to have him come to our table. I wish I liked it. The location and characters were great, but I have no desire to go back.

GovieMom
08-28-2012, 05:21 PM
LTT Dinner: Overcooked beef, and the "ham" was of the canned variety. Didn't care for the packaged-quality stuffing or mac & cheese either.

Pakey
08-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Ohana
Le Cellier

GRUMPYPOOH
08-28-2012, 05:27 PM
Strangely enough, we tried Wolfgang Puck Express three different times, and each was such a disappointment.:sad2::sad2::sad2: Maybe we have just gotten so used to Disney magic in hospitality and food qualitypixiedust:pixiedust: we just dont see what all the fuss is about. The "kids" there just kept talking and not taking anyones order and then, never gave any indication if we are to seat ourselves, or how we get drinks, dessert????? We felt most of their food was also so so salty..
:confused3

red712371
08-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Ohana - love the food - hate the horrible service that we always seem to get.

Liberty Tree - hate the pre-made food that seems like it was just sitting somewhere warming for a long time.

Mom2HandR
08-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Akershus. Disorganized and a long wait to seating because if this. No leader just girls talking to each other. Kids.
A lot of money for not a lot of food and the dessert choices are pretty poor. Kids did not enjoy the meal.

chocovrdmicears
08-28-2012, 06:14 PM
Ohana = :sick: CRAZY long wait to eat massive quantities of dry, smokey meats in a CRAZY loud place.

eliza61
08-28-2012, 06:22 PM
Le Cellier,
People really think this is the best steak they've ever eaten?
Soup and breadcrumbs better at a steakhouse. That's a problem. Tried it 3 times because people kept raving about it.

crazycatlady
08-28-2012, 06:52 PM
50's Prime Time-The food was fine, but certainly nothing to rave about. Our waiter was a little into character, but unfortunately not funny or different enough for us to want to return.

BuffaloJim
08-28-2012, 06:57 PM
When I read the title of this thread, I knew immediately that three names were going to be on many people's lists...

Jiko - Clearly it's not for everyone because of the "exoticness" of the menu. But you should know that going in. If you're not at least a little bit daring when it comes to food, you're better off somewhere else.

Le Cellier - It would be impossible for this restaurant to live up to its hype. There's no doubt it's a good restaurant, but if you think it's a world-beater, and the best meal you'll ever have, you're going to be disappointed.

'Ohana - Family-style is immediately going to turn some people off. And the food is also somewhat on the daring side.

There's often an expectation of greatness, especially with the signatures. If a restaurant is not "great" for one reason or another, there's going to be a letdown.

I think Jiko really is a great restaurant, but some people just simply aren't going to like it. Le Cellier should have something for everyone, and it's a more than decent restaurant. 'Ohana is what it is.

doughcwjt
08-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Raglan Road, sad to say. None of us enjoyed our entrees or the atmosphere. Desert was good. We had the bread pudding and the trifle. Maybe we hit it at on an off day...

Dani C
08-28-2012, 07:09 PM
Loved Raglan, hated Puck (express for the lousy service with only so-so food and dining room for the atmosphere and again so-so food).

juliebug1997
08-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Tusker House and Ankershus.

DH loves Donald Duck so this should be a slam dunk, right? Not so much. First time, I waited so long for my table (even after being told I was next and they took my pager back) that it was nearly time for lunch. Second time, Daisy skipped us and then got mad when we asked if she would come back.

I kept hearing so many great things about Ankershus that we were really excited about our breakfast there. The food that was brought to the table was fine, but the cold buffet was kind of disappointing. I picked up a bagel, DH got an English muffin, but there was no toaster!!!!!!

I see everyone raving about Kona but the menu just doesn't do it for me. Maybe we'll try it some day.

carstinsmom
08-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Love LeCellier, it's a can't miss, very disappointed in Yachtsman Steakhouse, we didn't enjoy any of the food and it was 2 ts credits.

neodymm
08-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Oh, easy one...Ditto on Le Cellier. We were so disappointed. Service was bad, food was mediocre, and we waited for about 30 minutes even with an ADR and finally asked why we hadn't been seated...they admitted they forgot about us! Seriously? We were sitting right in front of them! I will admit that my ice wine flight was good, but hubby's beer flight was not.

On the other hand, we really like Jiko. But, I can appreciate the exoticness of the food is not for everyone. We haven't had anything there that we didn't like. Last time we ate there I was very happy that the chef actually prepapared a meal for our 6 year old DD at her request. She had delicious salmon & couscous cooked to perfection. She ate every morsel on her plate and was so happy to have the nontraditional child's menu offerings.

We also think Tony's gets unfair reviews. It's simple food, but not bad, especially with the limited choices in MK.

tarheelmjfan
08-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Jiko - Clearly it's not for everyone because of the "exoticness" of the menu. But you should know that going in. If you're not at least a little bit daring when it comes to food, you're better off somewhere else.



I said Jiko & it wasn't because the food was too exotic for us. In fact, it was quite the opposite. After reading replies like this, we went in expecting a meal of well spiced food that was an escape from the ordinary. Our meal was very average & the food was closer to bland than exotic. We would have loved an exotic meal. I'm really surprised that people consider Jiko's food that unusual.

travisx4
08-28-2012, 07:41 PM
I think the dining plan has ruined dining at Disney. Top quality food does not come cheaply so how can they afford to give it away? Either the quality has come way down or they are overcharging for everything else. I used to work at Tony's Town Square Restaurant back in the early 90's when it was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food was quite good but the recent reviews are quite bad. With that being said we dined at Whispering Canyon, Boma and Kona Cafe on our most recent trip and we were dispointed in the service and food. Cape May seafood buffet on the other hand was decent.

LoveMyMoos
08-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Le Cellier. We went during our last trip and it was pretty far from impressive.

grrrlennyl
08-28-2012, 07:47 PM
I said Jiko & it wasn't because the food was too exotic for us. In fact, it was quite the opposite. After reading replies like this, we went in expecting a meal of well spiced food that was an escape from the ordinary. Our meal was very average & the food was closer to bland than exotic. We would have loved an exotic meal. I'm really surprised that people consider Jiko's food that unusual.

Agreed. I eat all sorts of different types of food and so does my partner. What we ended up getting was boring. I honestly don't remember what I got other than I didn't like it and was so, so glad I wasn't paying OOP for it.

canopynut66
08-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Chef Mickeys bar none the worst. the food anywhere the same and if FD or not WDW would use same food vendors. Have been going to WDW since first opened and before Epcot built and food much better and more choices now than ever.

sjs314
08-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Cape May we went for dinner and as soon as the CM checking us in for our ADR said to DH & I, "are you staying here at the BeachClub" and we told her we were staying at the BW I had a bad feeling. While we waited a man arrived and not having an ADR began to rave about he was spending x amount of $ to stay at the BC and he expected to be seated, another CM came out spoke to this man then escorted him and his family inside while DH & I waited along with others who did have ADRs.

Our server was almost impossible to undertand and when we returned to our table after going up to the buffet there was a couple at our table the server came by and moved them but good grief

Also the crab legs were the thinnest I have ever seen and I was not impressed with the food offerings in general

AlohaAnnie
08-28-2012, 08:11 PM
Sci Fi at DHS. It is just gross. Dirty dark booths! I can handle it!!

AlohaAnnie
08-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Sci Fi at DHS. It is just gross. Dirty dark booths! I can handle it!!

I can NOT Handle it!!!

wdw4rfam
08-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Chef Mickeys bar none the worst. the food anywhere the same and if FD or not WDW would use same food vendors. Have been going to WDW since first opened and before Epcot built and food much better and more choices now than ever.

OMG agree totally. This used to be our family's favorite place, and we would go there our first night every year. I think every year it gets worse. Chef Mickey had seen the last of us after this last trip. Getting my ADRs in line for April and this is not making the list.

noahdove
08-28-2012, 08:23 PM
Tony's Town Square, food was awful!!!!!

jekajekalynn
08-28-2012, 08:43 PM
There are two that were a HUGE letdown that ppl seem to love.

1. Crystal Palace: VERY bland food.. I mean elementary school flavorless bland.. The only detracting element that was nice was the great service.

2. Brown Derby : Now this may have been before they apparently revamped their menu, as they have some actually edible sounding meals now on it...

However, when we first went almost a decade ago it was just a very very sparse menu of cobb salad (bleckk , hard boiled eggs...) , steak, and some 'meh' appetizers. The only thing I could find that I wanted to eat (which I am very easy to please) was the tofu noodle bowl. It tasted no better then one of those frozen food asian noodle entrees, and the tofu was AWFUL.. it was like a paste-like consistency.

BlovesC
08-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Cape May Cafe. Easily the worst dinner buffet I've eaten at Disney! But my DH loved it, and we're trying it again in ten days. I'm trying to keep an open mind. :laughing:

ready2vacation
08-28-2012, 09:14 PM
ohana - love the food - hate the horrible service that we always seem to get.

Liberty tree - hate the pre-made food that seems like it was just sitting somewhere warming for a long time.

ditto!

debbiedoo
08-28-2012, 09:24 PM
I have two on my list. Le cellier and Crystal Palace.

The steak at Le Cellier was nothing special. No flavor. I personally prefer and LOVE yachtsman steakhouse.

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Hoolie99
08-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Just for the record, I love exotic foods. Jiko was boring not exotic at all. Ordinary filet with Mac and cheese and a so so wine sauce... I guess I ordered wrong. But everyone raved about it in reviews. Please don't blow off everyone who doesn't like Jiko as someone who doesn't like exotic food.

fbarker
08-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Just curious!

A very leading question. If this thread goes on long enough every restaurant in WDW will be mentioned!!

Meetmeinmontauk
08-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Not that it gets rave reviews but DBF & I HATED Biergarten. The food was incredibly bland. It wasn't even just 'ok' food... yuck.

We thought Le Cellier was pretty good, just not worth 2 credits. It's also not a must do restaurant for us.

Ohana is a must do for us even just for dessert... :rotfl:
Our food was great and the service was great too. I've read tons of mixed reviews about Ohana though.

baseballgal
08-28-2012, 09:42 PM
Yak and Yeti. Had heard so many raves about it that I was really looking forward to that visit but we did not like our food! Service was good though!

Ro Z
08-28-2012, 09:42 PM
The Wave. Not flexible. I am picky. Small portions. The filet was hockey puck sized and DH and DS would have liked 3! Also Artist point. We went for buffalo steak but the offering was braised buffalo ribs. DS got sirloin and was sick for the next 2 days!! We tried to be adventurous and got the wild boar:scared: app. It looked like fancy feast cat food on a plate. OMG I actually tried a bite and still get the goosebumps just thinking about it!! Blarrrkkk!!

Cynt
08-28-2012, 09:50 PM
I think the dining plan has ruined dining at Disney. Top quality food does not come cheaply so how can they afford to give it away? Either the quality has come way down or they are overcharging for everything else. I used to work at Tony's Town Square Restaurant back in the early 90's when it was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food was quite good but the recent reviews are quite bad. With that being said we dined at Whispering Canyon, Boma and Kona Cafe on our most recent trip and we were dispointed in the service and food. Cape May seafood buffet on the other hand was decent.

I totally agree. So would you rather have delicious food and no dining plan or the dining plan and subpar food?

Sometimes I think they should just have CS dining plan. If you want a nice TS meal you should pay for it. And then I wonder on a typical day at any given TS restaurant how many guests are dining plan vs. OOP. The Dis is a small portion of the Disney consumers. Does the general public actually purchase the dining plan? Enquiring minds want to know. I wonder because I always think of the Disney visitors in quarters.

1/4 - Stay onsite die hard Disney fans
1/4 - Stay offsite die hard money cautious Disney fans
1/4 - Onsite/offsite visits every few years
1/4 - Onsite/offsite 1st timers - clueless, taking it all in for the 1st time, they know nothing.

Ro Z
08-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Chef Mickeys bar none the worst. the food anywhere the same and if FD or not WDW would use same food vendors. Have been going to WDW since first opened and before Epcot built and food much better and more choices now than ever.

OT Does anyone remember when Chef Mickeys was at DTD Marketplace? Probably 20 years ago! That was as good restaurant.

DeborahA
08-28-2012, 09:56 PM
We didn't really care for the food at Marrekesh. The restaurant is beautiful but our food was cold and flavorless. We probably won't return.

debbiedoo
08-28-2012, 10:11 PM
We didn't really care for the food at Marrekesh. The restaurant is beautiful but our food was cold and flavorless. We probably won't return.

I have never been there. But I have to say Tangerine cafe. One of our fave CS. :)

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Infamousmare
08-28-2012, 10:18 PM
The Crystal Palace. We heard rave reviews about that one but really didn't like it. It was super crowded, tough to navigate and the food wasn't that great. :-(

cluvsdisney
08-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Captains Grill - it was the worst meal I have ever had in a restaurant.

Le Cellier - it was a let down after all the rave reviews and I can't stand it when a steakhouse can't cook a steak to order.

Planogirl
08-28-2012, 10:56 PM
50's Primetime Cafe. The service was slow and the food tasted like Stouffer's. I even think that Stouffer's is OK but I can make that at home.

ZoZo
08-29-2012, 12:13 AM
Raglan Road. Very noisy (we had to shout to hear each other), and the fish and chips were barely lukewarm and pretty soggy. Others seem to like RR, tho, so maybe we just hit an "off" night.

WDWCPALUM03
08-29-2012, 12:49 AM
Garden Grill, worst meal I've ever paid for. 4 of us and we all left starving.


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DONALD38
08-29-2012, 06:01 AM
Le Cellier, they call this a steak house. The best steak I can remember getting at WDW was from the Contemporary Resorts Concourse Steak House back in the day. We found nothing great about Le Cellier and that was using 1 credit. Now it's 2?

sephorachick
08-29-2012, 06:09 AM
O'hana. only psrt I like is the dessert so I stopped going :(

Terrie..
08-29-2012, 06:18 AM
Sunshine Seasons - did not like the food - desserts were good though!

Maggie Lizer
08-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Wolfgang Puck Express - I think people really only like it b/c it is alot of food for one CS credit on the Dining Plan. I think the food is pretty bad and not worth it.

Les Chefs de France - I remember eating here back when I was a kid (mid 80s) and it was such a fab meal. Been back twice in recent years and it sucked. Food was SO bland and flavorless, and the wait staff was exceedingly slow and inattentive.

Meetmeinmontauk
08-29-2012, 06:29 AM
I have never been there. But I have to Tangerine cafe. One of our face CS. :)

That was my first CS restaurant and OMG was it delicious. DBF has never had Moroccan/Greek food before & he fell in love!

Hopefully
08-29-2012, 06:39 AM
Yachtsman Steakhouse.
We have tried it 3 times and we will not be back.
The setting is beautiful, the service was great and the onion rolls were delicious. Other than that, not so good.

pixeydust
08-29-2012, 06:43 AM
Have to agree with others:

Le Cellier, very dissapointing and sad to say but it was much better in terms of food, atmosphere and price of course when in was a buffeteria!
Akershus is just a mere shadow of its former glory. For those of you who never got to experience the original form, pre-princess, it had a hot and cold board and you helped yourself to both and the food was wonderful - it was the one restaurant that was not to be missed! We went one time when they changed to princess city and never again - food, atnosphere are all gone!
When they changed King Stephan's Banquet to Cinderella's Royal Table-the same can be said in terms of food quality, atmosphere & price, so sad!:sad2:

Happily there are still plenty of wonderful choices that we have never had a bad experience at! :thumbsup2

gregpso
08-29-2012, 06:46 AM
We do not travel from Australia to WDW for the food.. we go for the parks obviously. That said the food we had for the entire 9 days was only very average. (and that is being kind) The QS Chinese was terrrible Hot dogs and burgers every where were just OK. The Coke and fries were good.

Pops breakfast was OK

Sci fi quite small serves and the desert very small. (lovely service though) All this in a country which usually has very big serves and quality outside of disney (we found)

Of course no competition inside the world and I agree the Dining plan is to blame. (sometimes free dining) Only get what you pay for I suppose 20 years ago when we were there it was alot better. (been 5 times now which is not bad for an Aussie):):worship:

Like I said we accept the food inside the word is only OK but that does not stop us going to the bestest and fun place on earth when we can.:cool1::cool1:

rcraw45425
08-29-2012, 07:01 AM
Le Cellier, they call this a steak house. The best steak I can remember getting at WDW was from the Contemporary Resorts Concourse Steak House back in the day. We found nothing great about Le Cellier and that was using 1 credit. Now it's 2?

Agree wholeheartedly! We loved Concourse and it's staff!

baldy6060
08-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Columbia Harbor House-like being served cold fast food. It was a lot better years ago. Pecos-fixins bar is good but burgers are of the school cafeteria variety. Cinderella's Royal Table-view was nice but WOW was this ever overrated and WAAAAY overpriced! The food was awful! Even if I'd paid $10 a plate I'd be saying the same thing about the food. Really bad.

WeeScotchLass
08-29-2012, 07:11 AM
I have 2 and only because I have given both numerous chances and always been disappointed. This is, of course, just my opinion and having read different reviews of places I can understand why folk would love them:
1- Le Cellier: Both times the meal wash rushed, server obviously couldn't wait to turn the table to get more guests in and the food was just ok both times. Worst part was one of the trips was my parents wedding anniversary (it said on the ADR, they were wearing pins and were dressed up) no one even acknowledged it and we were still rushed :confused3

2- Beirgarten: I just don't get it?! The food (imo) is ok at best, I suppose the show is entertaining, it just doesn't do anything for me:(

KatMark
08-29-2012, 07:48 AM
Whispering Canyon Cafe....gross food (give me McDonalds seven days a week over the crud at WCC), rude staff and painfully slow service.

sabcook
08-29-2012, 07:55 AM
Sci-Fi - food was so-so and I agree with an earlier poster who said that it feels dirty.
50's Prime Time - We've tried several times because people seem to love it but the food is just average and the schtick isn't enought ot overcome it.

ubermama
08-29-2012, 08:25 AM
Chefs de France hands down. We keep trying because of the reviews and always end up wondering what were we thinking. From having our daughters entire plate tipped over onto her lap and not even getting an apology. PS. She was 14 and was not impressed. I find the service to be more Waffle House then Chefs de France. The food has never been that great or the service but I do love the atmosphere. We're planning our next trip and I doubt that we will go back. Finally learned our lesson.

disneychic2
08-29-2012, 08:35 AM
SciFI - tried it twice and didn't get eatable food either time. Also, a bit too dark for our taste.

I agree, though, that for everyone who hates a certain restaurant, they'll be just as many who love it. That's human nature and different taste. Nothing wrong with that. Makes life interesting!;)

one2admire
08-29-2012, 09:03 AM
Raglan Road. We were on the dxdp, tried alot of food, and everything was bland.

SunshineTaradise
08-29-2012, 09:28 AM
Tokyo Dining......my sister and I shared the bento box and the salmon tasted like it was coated in salt and the rest was just bad and had a weird taste to it. We both ended up with horrible food poisoning later that night. We actually enjoyed Tony's and thought the food was good. It did feel a bit crowded though.

heidijanesmith
08-29-2012, 09:44 AM
San Angel Inn--before the rehab. Worst food I have ever eaten, on WDW property or off. Even though it has been thru a rehab, I still won't try it again.

Coral Reef-- I was the only one who liked my food, lobster pasta. The rest of my family that their food was awful (fried shrimp, lobster bisque and mahi mahi)



Now I love Sci-FI, it gets bad reviews, but we always have good food and good service there.

lvstitch
08-29-2012, 09:51 AM
Jiko - the worst
Ohana - just ok
Le Cellier - really good risotto but just ok filet

SunshineTaradise
08-29-2012, 09:53 AM
I forgot to mention Fulton's.....I ate here about 3 years ago and it was terrible. Maybe it's what I ordered but I found it tasteless.

pilferk
08-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Just curious!

California Grill.

We've been twice...and both times had food and service issues.

We won't go back, on our dime. I've been ONE other time, for a business dinner. Even then I wasn't overly impressed (and the service wasn't great)...but it wasn't the disaster it was the two times previous.

kgsmith
08-29-2012, 11:15 AM
Le Cellier -- We were there a couple of weeks ago for a late lunch. I didn't enjoy my steak at all. My husband and I liked the cheese soup, but that was it. We won't be back.

I'm just glad we paid lunch prices and not dinner prices! :)

kathie859
08-29-2012, 11:20 AM
LeCellier----seating is too close for my comfort, food over salted and steak average. For the money, I expected better.

Bistro de Paris---this was a real shocker--I thought this would be a great meal. It was pretentious, over-priced and service was alternately rushed and non-existent.

Tanyabeth8
08-29-2012, 11:26 AM
'Ohana

Tanyabeth8
08-29-2012, 11:27 AM
And Sci-Fi

BEASLYBOO
08-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Interesting responses! The one thing I am sure of, there isn't one eating establishement at Disney where I've encountered totally inedible food! I may not have liked the cost/service.

I've eaten at Disney since it opened in 1971, it was a lot simpler then, you had a choice of burger, hot dog, burger! This was before chicken nuggets/mac & cheese became the staples of Americana!

Sometimes the menu selections have astounded me, Mac/Cheese w/ a filet at Jiko (Really, Mac & Cheese), Poutine at Le Cellier (which in no way resembles authentic poutine).

My only surprise at this point, ABC Commisary, why is it still open!

jnfr2424
08-29-2012, 11:49 AM
OT Does anyone remember when Chef Mickeys was at DTD Marketplace? Probably 20 years ago! That was as good restaurant.

I still have my souvenir red mug that says Chef Mickey's!!
You are so right that is when it was REALLY good


Le Cellier - soup is too salty and felt rushed
San Angel Inn I agree hated it before the refurb and I refuse to go back
1900PF tried breakfast (food was cold) and dinner did not like it one bit
Hated being crammed up in that side room (felt like I was on punishment)

Mason's Mom
08-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Chef Mickey's was awful and I wasn't impressed with Sci Fi. Do love the atmosphere though:confused3

kddisney502
08-29-2012, 12:39 PM
coral reef My food was overcooked (crunchy), DH's was undercooked (raw). It was inedible. The place was damp and dark. Also chef mickeys. Although the characters were fun, the food was not.

Seahunt
08-29-2012, 02:18 PM
Le Cellier for us too. Food was fine but like another poster above said, seating was way too close to other diners (I'm talking elbows could touch type close ;))

On one side we had a honeymoon couple and we tried to give them all the privacy we could but I'm sure it wasn't the romantic meal they hoped to have. On the other side was a family with a little boy who kept trying to drive his toy car across my filet mignon :laughing:

Three cats
08-29-2012, 02:23 PM
1900 Park Fare - once was enough. Incredibly loud in there!!

Chef Mickey's - Food was mediocre at best.

JimS4210
08-29-2012, 02:40 PM
Ohana. I seriously don't get the hype. It's meat on a skewer. The servers walk around and plop it down on your table. I'd prefer something cooked to order.

On the other hand, I'm shocked (shocked, I say) at the negative reviews for Raglan Road. It's my favorite restaurant in WDW. Guess it proves the old saying, "Different strokes for different folks".

Agree with everybody about the DP dumbing down the food quality at Disney. They should do away with it altogether and offer room discounts in it's place. But that ain't gonna happen...

Jim

JennyDrake
08-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Ohana = :sick: CRAZY long wait to eat massive quantities of dry, smokey meats in a CRAZY loud place.

Ditto.

And Chef de France.

DisneyStarWisher
08-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Boma. Huge disappointment!!!

rkrushing4
08-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Chef Mickey's and Boma.

hgeisler
08-29-2012, 04:56 PM
California Grill.

We've been twice...and both times had food and service issues.

We won't go back, on our dime. I've been ONE other time, for a business dinner. Even then I wasn't overly impressed (and the service wasn't great)...but it wasn't the disaster it was the two times previous.

I thought it was just me:) I've been twice as well,and the food was pretty tasteless:/

Itinkso
08-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Ohana: cold sausage, cold Mickey Waffles, I didn't even try the eggs after the first two items!

bedogged
08-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Ohana - overcooked meat and bad service
Le Cellier - mediocre steak and tables too close together.
Liberty Tree -TV dinner food.
The Wave - just awful with health department concerns.
Any buffet with the exception of Boma. - just disappointing.

SamSam
08-29-2012, 05:11 PM
I said Jiko & it wasn't because the food was too exotic for us. In fact, it was quite the opposite. After reading replies like this, we went in expecting a meal of well spiced food that was an escape from the ordinary. Our meal was very average & the food was closer to bland than exotic. We would have loved an exotic meal. I'm really surprised that people consider Jiko's food that unusual.

I think that Jiko has 'dumbed down' their menu items to appeal to many people who don't care for exotic/different foods. We love different foods and used to love Jiko...not so much now.

meredith1
08-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Ohana...just not good.

TinkerBolt
08-29-2012, 05:17 PM
Just curious!
Yak N Yeti! When I first visited the restaurant it was great! The service was speedy and friendly, portion size was enough to share, and the food was quite good! My last visit (2010) everything changed... The servers were rude, the once wonderful fried green beans were wet with grease, and the other entrees seemed to be all sauce and no substance. Probably wont visit this one again...

SamSam
08-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Flame me, but this is my opinion. We've been going to WDW multiple times a year for 20+ years and free dining and the dining plans have 'dumbed down' the menu's.

We've lived it , seen it.

Gorechick
08-29-2012, 05:22 PM
This trip I was disappointed with Artist Point. My salmon was bland and barely had sides and we were seated in a back corner which did little for ambience.

TwoAtDisney
08-29-2012, 06:19 PM
I find this so interesting. The same restaurants keep coming up, while many others do not. I'd say, this is a great restaurant review thread.

Mine are -
1. 50's Prime Time - In the "old" days (pre free DDP), this was a must for us. Now the pot roast is tough & stringy, the meatloaf is like cardboard, the sides are from a can, & the portions are small! We miss the "old" 50's Prime Time.

2. Yachtsman's Steakhouse - Love the atmosphere, the servers have been great, love the rolls, love/love/love the seasoned fries. But the last 3 times our steaks were not what we ordered. We always order our steaks as - "pink, but no red running juices". We've always been told in all steakhouses that is a medium steak - but we always explain anyway. The last 3 times our steaks have been undercooked or overcooked. So, sadly, no more.

3. DH does not like the food at WCC at all. I like the pulled pork & ribs. So this one is a toss up for us.

AndreaA
08-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Eeeesh! Between this thread and the worst ride thread, I'm wondering why I'm going now!

LauraLap
08-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Garden Grill, worst meal I've ever paid for. 4 of us and we all left starving.



I'm so glad I saw someone post this.....I thought I was the only one. I'll never go back here...horrible food, horrible experience and VERY pricey!

awoogala
08-29-2012, 06:41 PM
;45976718]Just curious![/QUOTE]


San Angel. Granted, my hopes were high...when I was a teen it was my fave at disney. (especially when I was vegetarian- they used to have a menu JUST for vegetarians!)
The last time we went, we had to explain 3 times that one of ourarty was dairy free. The food was awful, dried out chicken under a canned tasting mole sauce, freezer burn and ice crystals all over the ice cream, etc. The kids meal burrito was so tiny! (think not even half of a bean burrito from taco bell). So not worth the money! Service was awful!

awoogala
08-29-2012, 06:44 PM
I'm so glad I saw someone post this.....I thought I was the only one. I'll never go back here...horrible food, horrible experience and VERY pricey!

it always depends on who was working the day you go, too! We just tried Garden grill for the first time in September, 2011. Best meal we had the entire trip! The food was cooked perfectly, and we were stuffed by the time we left! Service was awesome! Everything was delicious, and they offered us more refills than we could handle!

MickeyNicki
08-29-2012, 07:34 PM
Raglan Road, it was just so gross from appies to desserts

KangaFan
08-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Chef Mickey's and Boma.

Us too, the food at Chef Mickey's was okay, nothing special, but it was so crowded (and this was the end of January) that it was like eating in a cafeteria. We much preferred the restaurant size & character interaction at the Garden Grill.

And my DFIL loved Boma but we just didn't eat anything we loved.

keishashadow
08-29-2012, 08:37 PM
Ohana. I simply do not enjoy the whole walk-around-with-already-cooked-food approach to dining. I want a restaurant kitchen to prepare my meal for me. Or at least pretend to!

O'hana tends to be hit and miss as to chewy meat and i'm not a big fan of the sticky wings and the servers are so over-eager to load up your plate I feel I have to fend them off.;) It is a fun experience though, especially with a group and it's the only bread pudding i'll eat - yum.

it's a like not a love kwim? Most of the other restaurants we frequent are among my favs @ WDW.

Luuvebugg
08-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Chef Mickeys - Loved it the first few times we went, but it has gotten bad. The food is just not good, but I think the atmosphere is a lot of fun!

aidansmommy
08-29-2012, 08:52 PM
While I try to find good in most things there(it's vacation after all and you get what you make of things), I have to say Chef Mickey's was just meh. I have no desire to go back-can find better food lots of other places.....and you can "fastpass" to meet the main mouse now anyway!:thumbsup2

livinlife25
08-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Yak & Yeti.

deanie
08-29-2012, 10:42 PM
Well, after reading this whole thread I think I may have to cancel all my ADR's!:lmao: Let's hope BOG is good! Glad that I did not book Yak and Yeti or Chef Mickey's!

Ro Z
08-29-2012, 11:27 PM
Agree wholeheartedly! We loved Concourse and it's staff!

I cried when I heard the Concourse Steakhouse was closing. Still trying to find a place that is even close to being as good!!!

They replaced it with the Wave:confused3

disneyquilter
08-30-2012, 12:07 AM
LTT (Dinner - Aug 2005) - I am believing we caught this restaurant on a bad night. There was a table of 15 behind us that got all of the attention and the food was luke warm, if that. :confused3 We have decided to give it another go in 3 weeks (for lunch this time). Maybe it will be better. :good vibes

Planogirl
08-30-2012, 12:30 AM
Akershus is just a mere shadow of its former glory. For those of you who never got to experience the original form, pre-princess, it had a hot and cold board and you helped yourself to both and the food was wonderful - it was the one restaurant that was not to be missed! We went one time when they changed to princess city and never again - food, atnosphere are all gone!

We also miss the old Akershus. It was always a highlight of our trip. :(

Isn't it strange how much we can find to dislike at WDW? It's odd to read these threads about all of the awful restaurants and resorts and rides and so on.

kddisney502
08-30-2012, 12:33 AM
Le Cellier for us too. Food was fine but like another poster above said, seating was way too close to other diners (I'm talking elbows could touch type close ;))

On one side we had a honeymoon couple and we tried to give them all the privacy we could but I'm sure it wasn't the romantic meal they hoped to have. On the other side was a family with a little boy who kept trying to drive his toy car across my filet mignon :laughing:

We had the same experience at Le Cellier. We were sandwiched in between an elderly couple that kept asking inserting themselves into our conversation and a very young couple that was fighting over the high prices. Apparently they had made the ressie on advice of a family member, but didn't look at the menu or price range. It was very awkward. Finally to stop the fighting my DH said loudly: "This burger is so good and I can't beleive it's only $15". To which the older woman then replyed "oh, I'll have to try that next time" :laughing:

gr8tdame
08-30-2012, 12:49 AM
That was my first CS restaurant and OMG was it delicious. DBF has never had Moroccan/Greek food before & he fell in love!

We love Tangeirine cafe but the Marrakesh restaurant the food was not as good and service was terrible.

Mickeyrella
08-30-2012, 01:07 AM
Whispering Canyon Cafe....gross food (give me McDonalds seven days a week over the crud at WCC), rude staff and painfully slow service.

I was gonna say the same thing, the food at WCC is simply gross, I hate it.

DisneyFreq
08-30-2012, 04:48 AM
Yowza, I think I've seen every one of our ADRs for our upcoming trip mentioned. We will be trying chefs de France, cape may,, 50s prime time, y&y, and kona for the first time.

I also see lots of our faves: ohana, le cellier, boma, beirgarten, & coral reef.

Our absolute worst experience to date has been chef Mickey. For breakfast food it was not good and half the stuff we put on our plate was cold or inedible. We also waited an extra 30 minutes after we were done to see Mickey and he never came to our table. We had free dining but I would have been furious if I had had to pay $88 for that meal (obviously still upset if I can remember the bill total from a meal we had over 5 years ago).

We also didn't care for crt. We ate there just before they increased it to two credits. The restaurant is beautiful but the service and the food were pretty average.....

shenaniganzz
08-30-2012, 12:18 PM
Tusker House.

tnkrbl289
08-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Agree wholeheartedly! We loved Concourse and it's staff!

I too agree Concourse had the absolute best steaks on property, miss it a lot!

LGH1946
08-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Coral Reef and Chef Mickey. Didn't care for either one at all!!!

DizzDoll
08-30-2012, 03:25 PM
I cried when I heard the Concourse Steakhouse was closing. Still trying to find a place that is even close to being as good!!!

They replaced it with the Wave:confused3

SO with you regarding the Concourse Steakhouse. What a disaster closing it.

We won't be going back to LeCellier any time soon. We've eaten there every visit since 2003 and noticed the downslide in service and quality over the years. Last year my daughter and I got sick when we had lunch there, so needless to say it was off our list for this year.

We tried The Biergarten this year for the first time and although we rate the food between meh and I'll pass, we enjoyed the experience and are glad we tried it. I think it's a place everyone should try once.

The #1 restaurant we will NEVER go back to is Tony's. Bad food and bad service and I give that rating after having more than 2 meals there. And what sucks is that Tony's is a gorgeous restaurant and so much foodwise can be done to make it a top notch steakhouse. Alas. that may never happen.

hsmamato2
08-30-2012, 03:35 PM
these threads crack me up:rotfl2: I guess everyone has different opinions,for sure!:thumbsup2 many of the ones pp's here have hated,we LOVE.:lovestruc but I agree on Le Cellier- I DO NOT know what the hype is there, we went a few years ago,and were horrified by the high prices and 'meh' food..... I mean when the best thing about dinner is a breadstick,you know it's a bad choice!

hsmamato2
08-30-2012, 03:37 PM
My only surprise at this point, ABC Commisary, why is it still open!

ha! agreed! that place is.....HORRIBLE....what do they put in the food there?
FWIW, I think almost any place else,barring price shock is ok, but we actually threw the food out from ABC.....

meggiebeth
08-30-2012, 03:40 PM
We thought Cali Grill was totally overrated. The food was 'meh' (and we discovered we are not sushi people) and the fireworks viewing was crowded and not what you would expect from a signature dining restaurant. However the server we had was lovely, and very attentive. Our best on the trip.

'Ohana was also bad- and we felt a little tacky. (For dinner, as we really liked breakfast!)

Rose and Crown I was looking forward to, but the food was horrible and not British AT ALL. Very disappointed. We did get a great view of the fireworks though- as the deck was closed off and really quiet.

nebdisneyfan
08-30-2012, 05:51 PM
I don't know that people have raved about it, but the worst meal for me at WDW was about 2 years ago at Tusker House at AK. The food was terrible and the place was filthy!

-M

winterman
08-30-2012, 07:52 PM
Nobody else seems to have had a problem with it but DH and I were very disappointed with the Flying Fish Cafe. Because of all the good things I had read on the Disboards, I was really looking forward to this meal. But, the service was not good - we were ignored for long stretches and my scallops were under done - although the server made it a point to tell me that they were cooked to perfection, even though I might think they were under cooked - this before I even cut into them. Also, the tables were very close together. I really expected more from a signature restaurant. By comparision, our first time at Narcoossee's was fabulous.

We both felt like we had better meals the night before at the Turf Club, for half the cost.

:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

no capes darling
08-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Cape May Dinner :confused3 Oh, and Chef Mickey, Crystal Palace, and any table-service breakfast (did 1900PF & 'ohana). I now just avoid the buffets with exception to Boma.

carrie6466
08-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Chef Mickey's hands down. Close runner up: Crystal Palace dinner. The worst 2 dinners we've ever had. Crystal Palace, not only was the food bad and the service worse, but we were there for a total of 3 hours (between waiting to be seated 45 minutes late for our ADR and waiting for the characters) and never even got to see Eeyore.

Chef Mickey's we're giving another shot on our upcoming trip. Haven't been there in 4 years. Crystal Palace, that was our "give it another shot" shot. Will never eat a meal there other than breakfast before the park opens, if that.

DW2010
08-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Well, after reading this whole thread I think I may have to cancel all my ADR's!:lmao: Let's hope BOG is good! Glad that I did not book Yak and Yeti or Chef Mickey's!

Geez, I'm thinking the same thing. I guess I could save some money by canceling them all and just doing quick cs meals :rotfl:

DW2010
08-30-2012, 10:22 PM
Coral Reef was awful when we went in 2010. My food arrived not even lukewarm...yuck. Service was very slow too.

California Grill was underwhelming. Not because the food was bad, but I just expected more. I'd heard such amazing things about the spicy kazan roll and just thought it would be absolutely amazing. It was good but I've had better sushi for half the cost. The view was amazing, though. We're giving it another chance for my DD's 6th birthday. She's looking forward to seeing the fireworks ;).

carrie6466
08-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Coral Reef was awful when we went in 2010. My food arrived not even lukewarm...yuck. Service was very slow too.

California Grill was underwhelming. Not because the food was bad, but I just expected more. I'd heard such amazing things about the spicy kazan roll and just thought it would be absolutely amazing. It was good but I've had better sushi for half the cost. The view was amazing, though. We're giving it another chance for my DD's 6th birthday. She's looking forward to seeing the fireworks ;).

We haven't returned to Coral Reef since our disaster experience there in 2008. They won't be getting another chance. Barely warm, nasty food, poor service, missing custom cake.

DisMN
08-30-2012, 11:45 PM
Earl Of Sandwich. Dislike bordering on hate. LOL

Bet we're the only ones though!!

bouncycat
08-30-2012, 11:50 PM
I wasn't too into Sci Fi, the atmosphere there was not what we were looking for, I hated the cars and you didn't face the people you were with, it was noisy due to the domed ceiling, and the food was just eh...ok. Milkshakes were the only thing going, and you can get better ones at 50's prime time.

I wasn't too into Liberty Tree Tavern either, service was horrible, food was just ok, didn't wow us.

Ohana dinner...the meats were cold and rubbery, and the veggies and noodles were cold as well. Love breakfast here, just not dinner, I'll stick with Kona for dinner.

tarheelmjfan
08-31-2012, 12:48 PM
Nobody else seems to have had a problem with it but DH and I were very disappointed with the Flying Fish Cafe. Because of all the good things I had read on the Disboards, I was really looking forward to this meal. But, the service was not good - we were ignored for long stretches and my scallops were under done - although the server made it a point to tell me that they were cooked to perfection, even though I might think they were under cooked - this before I even cut into them. Also, the tables were very close together. I really expected more from a signature restaurant. By comparision, our first time at Narcoossee's was fabulous.

We both felt like we had better meals the night before at the Turf Club, for half the cost.

:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Like all the WDW run restaurants Flying Fish suffers from inconsistency. One meal can be excellent & another avg. at best. The inconsistency issue is even more obvious here than at some of the other signatures. When it's great, it can be better than most of them though. You just have to get lucky & hit one of the excellent nights. For this reason, I always recommend bluezoo instead.

psac
08-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Il Mulino. Very Meh. Tutto Italia is way better.

TwoAtDisney
08-31-2012, 09:45 PM
DisMN, I was so surprised of your EoS comment. Every trip we walk by the diners' tables looking at their sandwiches to try & determine what to buy. And everytime, the sandwiches look like all bread & very little filling. And everytime, we pass it by & go somewhere else. We've never eaten there.

neodymm
08-31-2012, 10:21 PM
We also miss the old Akershus. It was always a highlight of our trip. :(

Isn't it strange how much we can find to dislike at WDW? It's odd to read these threads about all of the awful restaurants and resorts and rides and so on.

Have to agree with others:

Akershus is just a mere shadow of its former glory. For those of you who never got to experience the original form, pre-princess, it had a hot and cold board and you helped yourself to both and the food was wonderful - it was the one restaurant that was not to be missed! We went one time when they changed to princess city and never again - food, atnosphere are all gone!
:sad2:

Happily there are still plenty of wonderful choices that we have never had a bad experience at! :thumbsup2

Ah, yes, we also miss the old Akershus! Definitely one of our faves. I will admit, I was once not too happy way back then when our waitress got me to eat rabbit sausage and didn't tell me until afterwards what it was! I would have been even more horrified if I had liked it! LOL

Of course, if it was up to DD we'd eat there every day now since it's her fave with all the princesses. So, we always go and remember how it used to be!

hotcarib
08-31-2012, 11:44 PM
When I read the title of this thread, I knew immediately that three names were going to be on many people's lists...

Jiko - Clearly it's not for everyone because of the "exoticness" of the menu. But you should know that going in. If you're not at least a little bit daring when it comes to food, you're better off somewhere else.

Le Cellier - It would be impossible for this restaurant to live up to its hype. There's no doubt it's a good restaurant, but if you think it's a world-beater, and the best meal you'll ever have, you're going to be disappointed.

'Ohana - Family-style is immediately going to turn some people off. And the food is also somewhat on the daring side.

There's often an expectation of greatness, especially with the signatures. If a restaurant is not "great" for one reason or another, there's going to be a letdown.

I think Jiko really is a great restaurant, but some people just simply aren't going to like it. Le Cellier should have something for everyone, and it's a more than decent restaurant. 'Ohana is what it is.
Wow, spot on!
I feel the same with these addendums:
Le Cellier; love the intimate, cavelike setting
cheese plate and whiskey (whisky) flight need I say more:)
If you are uncertain about Jiko give Boma a whirl...that way if you don't prefer bobotie and fufu chicken nuggets and fries await
As for 'Ohana I don't think anyone goes there for the food...do they? Again, it's an experience for kids and adults. Not to mention if you dine lateish there are fireworks, Also, if they try to give you the bum's rush with all your food at once just let them know how to pace your food. They don't prefer it, but they will follow your wishes.
Just our .02

hotcarib
08-31-2012, 11:47 PM
ha! agreed! that place is.....HORRIBLE....what do they put in the food there?
FWIW, I think almost any place else,barring price shock is ok, but we actually threw the food out from ABC.....

We tossed our food too!!
The only good part of the experience was: it was OUT of the rain..........we waited out the rain and then had supper (again) DTD

CindyIsMyFave
09-01-2012, 12:02 AM
We actually weren't thrilled with our WPE tonight. :( DH had the bacon wrapped meatloaf platter w/ fried onion straws, mashed potatoes and gravy. He said it was good . . . But that's about it. (I tasted a bit of mashed potatoes and gravy. Potatoes were good. Gravy was a tad sweet.)

I had the chicken aioli sandwich. Very underwhelming. The chicken was good. But there wasn't enough provolone and the cilantro aioli was so disappointing. I love almost any kind of aioli, so I was sad about this. Something in the flavor just didn't mesh well with the other components. Oh and the bread was tasteless too. On the other hand, I liked the fries and DH didn't.

Disappointing b/c I know it's very popular here.

BGK
09-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Earl Of Sandwich. Dislike bordering on hate. LOL

Bet we're the only ones though!!

No, you're not. I tried it twice and don't much care for it either. My main complaint isn't the quality of the ingredients or the quantity of the fillings, both of which I think are fine. I'd even really like the ciabatta bread on its own, sliced with cheese or torn up for dipping in olive oil. For a sandwich, though, its texture is far too tough, and combined with the dreadful excess of spreads and condiments, means every sandwich turns into a falling-apart mess.

Don't even get me started on that nightmare called the "Holiday Sandwich."

It's also too much of a hassle to find an inside table, especially when I'm on my own.

It's kind of a shame as I think with different bread, and better sandwich assembly, I be there all the time. I think the sandwiches are definitely priced fairly, it's just the execution that's off.

My real enmity is for DIS-fave Shula's. I've had the displeasure of going to three locations: the Dolphin one, the original in Miami Lakes, and the one in Naples (the last two, I wasn't paying and had no real choice). All three suffered from the same defects: oddly stilted and disinterested service, nonstop upselling, the hysterically overpriced wine list, and steaks that weren't exactly earth-moving. The overweening football-clubby theme - yes Don, we know you're the only undefeated season NFL coach; you still stayed on about five years too long with the Dolphins - grates after about five minutes. I don't need to see the meat trolley, I can ask questions about the cuts if I have them. I know how I want my steak done, so please don't insist I hack into it to make sure your kitchen got it right. If I'm paying top dollar, you need to dry age at least some of your steaks.

JerseyJanice
09-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Boma.

I can't get over all the love I see for this place on the Disboards. The handful of people I know in real life who tried it thought it was as bad as we did.

The prime rib was so ice cold that the fat on it was pure white. The ribs tasted like someone melted cinnamon red-hots and dumped it on top. (Someone else posted that comment here, so this is not an original statement, but it totally fits.) Salmon in banana leaves were so dry, you couldn't peel it out of the leaves without it flaking completely apart. The watermelon rind salad looked like something I'd put in a garbage disposal. Seafood curry stew or soup or whatever it was tasted like it contains pounds of sugar and coconut.

Not only was the food horrible, the atmosphere was as loud and busy as a high school cafeteria. I swear it sounded like people were breaking plates and dropping silverware all over the place.

Truly, Boma was the worst dining experience we ever had at Disney. We had an awful meal at Big River Grille one time where the food was burnt to a crisp. The manager insisted on comping us for everything, whereas when we complained at Boma, they more or less said, "too bad."

goofyintoronto
09-02-2012, 01:37 PM
The most over hyped for me are:

Earl of sandwich. Nothing special at all. I put it on the same level as Quiznos.

Beaches & Cream - burger is too thin and floppy. It was decent but not the best burger in disney! Not a chance.

Le Cellier - My steak was tasteless and fatty. cheese soup was meh. Never again thank you.


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goofyintoronto
09-02-2012, 01:44 PM
I also want to add Ohana dinner. It was ok but not the best meal ive ever had in disney. The famous sticky wings were good. My son loves wings and noodles but didnt care for them for some reason.


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EpcotPixie
09-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Kona for me was the worst. The food was boring and not at all interesting.

disnut1149
09-02-2012, 07:22 PM
Hi
Boma was terrible. The food wasn't hot, just lukewarm, and a lot of it was sweet. The rice had raisins in it. One person in our group liked the prime rib.
Also, I loved Calif. Grill the first time. I had a veggie lasagna the next time and it was inedible. Yuck!!

BubMunkeyBles
09-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Chef Mickey's... with Crystal Palace close behind. We only book these because of the characters.

AquaDame
09-02-2012, 08:09 PM
Overhyped? O'hana, just doesnt live up to its rep. Tasty asian side dishes accompanied by dry meat = not worth the $$$ IMO. Just as a heads up for anyone reading this though, I don't eat chicken, so I don't take the wings into account. Ive heard those are good but the dumplings were OK dumplings and the noodles/salad/bread/desert was good, and I STILL think its a meh.

Just plain out BAD? ABC commentary. I agree with someone who said they tossed their food. We had the salad and curry and both were so awful we ate a few bites and got a carrot cake cookie a the writer's stop instead.

travelbug
09-02-2012, 08:14 PM
I enjoyed eating at LeCellier a few times, but feel it is WAYYYY over-hyped.

My other one is not a place but a food item. I totally don't get what the hype is over a Dole Whip. It's okay, but nothing that great. :confused3

Ro Z
09-02-2012, 08:22 PM
I enjoyed eating at LeCellier a few times, but feel it is WAYYYY over-hyped.

My other one is not a place but a food item. I totally don't get what the hype is over a Dole Whip. It's okay, but nothing that great. :confused3

Love a dole whip. Maybe because it is something I can only get in WDW. And I love pineapple.

Lilo&Stitch
09-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Kona for me was the worst. The food was boring and not at all interesting.

DITTO !! tried it 2 different trips because so many people rave about it, we just don't get it :confused3

I'm also adding Biergarten, we thought the food was ok at best

cktrotter
09-02-2012, 09:11 PM
Chef Mickey! We thought it looked old, dirty and the buffet was on par with school cafeteria food. We were shocked.

I will say the staff & characters were great as my DS got ill and they magically took care of it like it never happened.:goodvibes

Denine
09-05-2012, 12:46 PM
Garden Grill, worst meal I've ever paid for. 4 of us and we all left starving.


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Ditto!

GenGen22
09-05-2012, 11:09 PM
50's prime time to me was discusting. I had the meatloaf and my daughter had the pot roast and both were unediable. We skipped this meal...

ShortStuff
09-06-2012, 04:04 AM
I have never been there. But I have to say Tangerine cafe. One of our fave CS. :)

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I agree!! In 10 days I will be eating here!

Hate is a strong word, but I hated LTT for dinner. :scared: My grandsons, who love Kraft or store brand mac and cheese, or home made mac and cheese refused to eat it there. I don't blame them, it was awful! Also the beef was tough and cold, the turkey was really salty, like lunchmeat and the pork was really fatty. The dressing was good! lol

ABC Commissary has food that is inedible. My daughter got something there she liked our first trip, insisted on going there on other trips, but finally gave up a few trips ago. I would go to Starring Rolls, bring my lunch back and people throwing trays of food away, were asking me where I got my food. :rotfl2:

Magic3forme
09-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Le Cellier

our table was right by the bathroom, so constant people moving past it.

Our server was awful!!

my steak was bloody... ask for medium to well done. and it was cold.

we have not been back since.. better steaks at Kona!! (or Longhorn and its a lot cheaper!!)

allerobed
09-06-2012, 08:39 AM
I also want to add Ohana dinner. It was ok but not the best meal ive ever had in disney.

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I agree. I was really looking forward to it and found it to be just average. Service was very good, but all the meat was tough and dry. The bread pudding was pretty good though, but not anywhere as good as the one at Raglan Road.

shannonstar
09-06-2012, 09:02 AM
I am going to have to agree with 'Ohana. That being said, we are trying it again this trip. I think it was just a combination of things. Our waitress was having personal issue, we were tired, my DNephew was being horrible and in a boot, the kids only wanted the shrimp and couldn't peel it themselves. A veritable perfect storm.

This time, just my family. DS is now a much more adventurous eater. And if he wants shrimp, he can peel it himself.:thumbsup2

Meggysmum
09-06-2012, 12:00 PM
ohanas breakfast. very expensive for what it was and character interaction really poor.

anhower
09-06-2012, 12:47 PM
I didn't care for the food at Biergarten very much, so I don't think I'd be too quick to return there. I wouldn't have minded the sitting with others part had we been put with more sociable people. I did enjoy the entertainment though :goodvibes