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rein4dis
09-02-2012, 12:12 PM
I will be going to Disney in the first week of Oct. and in this trip we have booked a dinner at LeCellier. The last time I had eaten here it was only 1 table service not 2 and I really do not know if I want to use 2 on this or find something else and save that other dinner, any thoughts :confused3

JerseyJanice
09-02-2012, 12:19 PM
LeCellier has some good recipes, but no way is a meal there worth 2 credits when compared to other 2 credit meals, like the Yachtsman Steakhouse, Flying Fish or California Grill.

My advice to you is to try and get a lunch reservation which, I believe, is 1 credit until the end of the year. The portions are a bit smaller, but you'll have the opportunity to sample their famous dishes like the cheese soup, filet, and chocolate moose.

OrangeCountyCommuter
09-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Cheese soup can be purchased at the Food and Wine booth during OPs visit.

The big difference between Le Celleir as a 1 credit dinner and a 2 credit dinner? Price!

Service, atmosphere, food quality not at all signature.

Last time I ate there I realized that I had just had an Outback Steakhouse meal that cost $100. RIP OFF

goofyintoronto
09-02-2012, 12:50 PM
LC is so overrated. Not worth 2 TS credits. My steak was just meh. And i didnt care for the soup. Atmosphereis nothing to write home about either. Plus the tables are too close together.

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J&J
09-02-2012, 03:05 PM
we found this to be overprice and not worth it.

rein4dis
09-02-2012, 03:08 PM
Okay thank you very much for those thoughts and I am really thinking about changing my reservation but has anyone had a good experience at LC. What are some of the better items on the menu? I really would like to go to a steak place of some kind, last time we went to a place in the yacht club and it took us like 3 hours to get done. We had to miss the Christmas carols that we really wanted to see.

GeneralTso
09-02-2012, 03:17 PM
I think you will feel like you get your "credits" worth at Yachtman instead of Le Cellier. The food is better, it's just a really nice experience.

Sweettears
09-02-2012, 03:21 PM
I think you will feel like you get your "credits" worth at Yachtman instead of Le Cellier. The food is better, it's just a really nice experience.

I would second this. Not sure why it tok you 3 hours. I've always found the service to be acceptable.

wdisneyaholic
09-02-2012, 03:40 PM
We love Le Cellier. In fact this summer we had 2 ADRs there. We pay out of pocket and do not do the dinning plan. We had one lunch and one dinner booked. The portions are larger at dinner and you cannot get a cup of soup at dinner, they only offer bowls:confused3. I did notice that my steak was cooked better at dinner than at lunch. We got for the mushroom filet and risotto, we love it. And of course the pretzel bread. Which by the way, they will give you a take box to take the remainder home. So we get multiple servings and ask for a box.

We have decided that for next year to do Le Cellier for lunch and try Yachtsmen for dinner.

I know that people sometimes do not have the best experience here or even the best meal, its just a neat little place we love. Definately think that lunch is a better deal than dinner.

rein4dis
09-02-2012, 04:25 PM
I would second this. Not sure why it tok you 3 hours. I've always found the service to be acceptable.

The time we went there we had a group of 10 with us and the lady waited until everyone had all or most of their food gone before we got our next dish or that's what it seemed like. It was very nice and I loved the food but maybe it was just a one-time thing. The lady was very nice and we never had an empty glass but I was really not happy how long it took.

rein4dis
09-02-2012, 04:29 PM
In fact this summer we Which by the way, they will give you a take box to take the remainder home. So we get multiple servings and ask for a box.

I know that people sometimes do not have the best experience here or even the best meal, its just a neat little place we love. Definately think that lunch is a better deal than dinner.

That is very good to know thank you

lilasmom
09-02-2012, 04:36 PM
We just had lunch at LC today. It was just ok, definetly not worth 2 credits. We had a bad experience here last May and DH wanted to give it another try. Today was better than May, but not what it used to be. We cancelled our ressie for later this week, we're done with it. Good luck!

figment_jii
09-02-2012, 04:37 PM
I really like LC and have always had a good meal there. My favorite meal is the cheddar cheese soup, filet mignon with mushroom risotto, and the chocolate moose. The soup and filet are on both the lunch and dinner menu, so in terms of the TS credits, it's better for lunch. Very few of the Signatures (2 credit places) are actually economically good choices on the DDP because you pretty much have to order the most expensive entree and dessert to get the value of the credits. My general rule of thumb (using 2012 costs) is that the pre-tax subtotal needs to be at least $61 to justify the two credits.

Sweettears
09-02-2012, 04:37 PM
The time we went there we had a group of 10 with us and the lady waited until everyone had all or most of their food gone before we got our next dish or that's what it seemed like. It was very nice and I loved the food but maybe it was just a one-time thing. The lady was very nice and we never had an empty glass but I was really not happy how long it took.

I would give it another try. Likely a one time incident.

MarkF0wle
09-02-2012, 04:42 PM
I ate there in May for dinner. I had the classic Mushroom Risotto Steak upon various recommendations. I wasn't really impressed; I didn't see what this place gave over the other table service restaurants around the world. Ate at Narcoossee's & Yachtsman, found the food here to be much better.

I don't think Le Cellier is a real signature restaurant, it's just been falsely elevated there because of hype & exclusivity due to the place being so small. I won't be eating there again.

This is only 1 of 2 meals I had on my latest vacation that I would change if given the option of a do-over.

OrangeCountyCommuter
09-02-2012, 05:09 PM
The time we went there we had a group of 10 with us and the lady waited until everyone had all or most of their food gone before we got our next dish or that's what it seemed like. It was very nice and I loved the food but maybe it was just a one-time thing. The lady was very nice and we never had an empty glass but I was really not happy how long it took.

This is what good resturants do. They serve in courses. They do not bring out ye main course while your companions are still eating thieir salad It is not suppose to be a rush the diner experience. But you can get that at Le Cellier :rotfl

lilasmom
09-02-2012, 05:18 PM
We just had lunch at LC today. It was just ok, definetly not worth 2 credits. We had a bad experience here last May and DH wanted to give it another try. Today was better than May, but not what it used to be. We cancelled our ressie for later this week, we're done with it. Good luck!

grrrlennyl
09-02-2012, 05:37 PM
I don't know if this will help, but I've been thinking of trying to dine at every restaurant at WDW...eventually. Since I've never been to Le Cellier, I figured I'd better try it now, before lunch goes up to 2 credits next year.

DoryDorito
09-02-2012, 05:53 PM
We ate there last year. I was so excited that I even got a dinner reservation due to the hype. We didn't have a bad experience but we didn't have a good one either. The food was ok, but my kids used two credits for spaghetti that they literally didn't eat. We vowed never to do a two credit meal again. There are so many one credit places that are excellent and underrated. Tusker house, Teppan Edo, Boma and many others. Also, I agree with the poster who mentioned F&W that will have samplers. Try them out that way, save the credits.

Hopefully
09-02-2012, 06:17 PM
The time we went there we had a group of 10 with us and the lady waited until everyone had all or most of their food gone before we got our next dish or that's what it seemed like. It was very nice and I loved the food but maybe it was just a one-time thing. The lady was very nice and we never had an empty glass but I was really not happy how long it took.

I guess "the lady" was your waitress? If so, she did exactly as most diners would expect. Most would not want to be hurried by having another course served before they were finished what they had.
Sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner.

AllieMallie
09-02-2012, 07:05 PM
We;re eating lunch at LeCellier in a couple of days! I'm so excited! I have to say though, I'm a little bit nervous as most people seem to either love or hate this place. I've been looking at all kinds of LC food porn and drooling. :goodvibes

loveshak22
09-02-2012, 07:25 PM
I'm going to be one of the people to say I liked LC. I ate there at lunch last September and so only used one TS credit but I enjoyed my food. I will say that I had the NY strip and it was good but not fabulous. However, my parents both had the filet and loved it. My dad, who is a huge steak eater and thinks that his filet is better than any he could buy said it was the best filet he ever had. That is a lot coming from my dad.

I have an ADR there for my DH and me for dinner in January so I'm interested to compare the lunch and dinner options.

Food tastes are subjective. If you want a good dinner in Epcot, you have an extra TS credit, and want steak then give LC a try and see what you think.

rein4dis
09-02-2012, 10:49 PM
I guess "the lady" was your waitress? If so, she did exactly as most diners would expect. Most would not want to be hurried by having another course served before they were finished what they had.
Sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner.

This is what good resturants do. They serve in courses. They do not bring out ye main course while your companions are still eating thieir salad It is not suppose to be a rush the diner experience. But you can get that at Le Cellier :rotfl

I totally agree and I am not trying to anger anyone but I was totally not expecting that, in our group of ten we had four children and She (being our waitress Sorry about that) seemed to wait for them not us. We had used the Deluxe dinning the last couple times we had been to WDW and the kids just get too much food (I love that part). I am not saying that it was bad I just wanted to try something different and the hype for LC and the fact that it is now a signature meal I just wanted to know if I should try LC again.

The one down side to it taking so long is that we couldn't end our trip the way we wanted to. Now that our children are older we like to eat at table services to give us a break and not go back to our hotel as much, that being said 3 hours was way too long and it could have been a little more rushed.

rein4dis
09-02-2012, 11:00 PM
Food tastes are subjective. If you want a good dinner in Epcot, you have an extra TS credit, and want steak then give LC a try and see what you think.

Very good point.

phyllis1966
09-02-2012, 11:34 PM
LC was one of our favorite restaurants before they changed to a 2 credit place...we went for dinner last November and were very disappointed with the changes. DH ordered a beet salad appetiizer that had the least amount of veggies I've ever seen on a plate - about 7 smallish chunks...that's it. We found all portions to be smaller than before the change, and we were paying OOP - ouch!

Even though we have Free Dining this time, we will not be returning.




:sunny:

kddisney502
09-03-2012, 12:40 AM
Cheese soup can be purchased at the Food and Wine booth during OPs visit.

This year you can also get the fillet with risotto at the food and wine booth. IMO, the cheese soup & fillet are some of the best things on the menu. So my suggestion is to skip the ressie and just eat the F&W fair. That's what we're doing. Save your credits for somewhere else.

Princess Me
09-03-2012, 03:58 AM
I will be going to Disney in the first week of Oct. and in this trip we have booked a dinner at LeCellier. The last time I had eaten here it was only 1 table service not 2 and I really do not know if I want to use 2 on this or find something else and save that other dinner, any thoughts :confused3

We will be there first week of October also. We have a lunch booked for Le Cellier. My family really enjoys Le Cellier, but I would not use 2 credits for it. We only go for lunch when it is 1 credit.

pugcrazy
09-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Welcome to a true DINING experience. In a truly upscale restaurant, each course should be served, eaten, and then cleared before the next course is served. If your needs were being met, but your dining companions were slow eaters, the length of the experience was due to your dining companions not your waiter.

ToGreen78
09-03-2012, 01:00 PM
Welcome to a true DINING experience. In a truly upscale restaurant, each course should be served, eaten, and then cleared before the next course is served. If your needs were being met, but your dining companions were slow eaters, the length of the experience was due to your dining companions not your waiter.

As a bartender/waitress, GREAT POINT and THANK YOU!!!!

nebdisneyfan
09-03-2012, 01:22 PM
I paid out of pocket when we went there in January for a late lunch. I had the filet and mushroom risotto and it was fabulous! It was one of the best steaks I've ever had and I'm a Midwest girl!

We are going again in October during F&W and I'm excited to hear that the filet and risotto will be available at one of the food booths. We have not made reservations at LC this time around.

-M

Miumiu4me
09-03-2012, 02:10 PM
This year you can also get the fillet with risotto at the food and wine booth. IMO, the cheese soup & fillet are some of the best things on the menu. So my suggestion is to skip the ressie and just eat the F&W fair. That's what we're doing. Save your credits for somewhere else.

I agree with this. The cheese soup and the chicken sausage are the only remarkable things in the menu. This place isn't worth two credits.

rein4dis
09-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Welcome to a true DINING experience. In a truly upscale restaurant, each course should be served, eaten, and then cleared before the next course is served. If your needs were being met, but your dining companions were slow eaters, the length of the experience was due to your dining companions not your waiter.

As a bartender/waitress, GREAT POINT and THANK YOU!!!!

I mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone with my previous statements and that fact that the children took an hour for their salad is not the waitresses fault.... I appreciate your opinion and everything that the waiting staff has to put up with on a daily basis.

rein4dis
09-03-2012, 07:30 PM
I agree with this. The cheese soup and the chicken sausage are the only remarkable things in the menu. This place isn't worth two credits.

This is the stuff that I really am looking for I feel like I am pushing buttons and I feel badly that my question has turned from "is LC worth 2 TS" and into way waiting staff sucks or is great :confused3

Thank you for this. :thumbsup2

rein4dis
09-03-2012, 07:37 PM
I have asked this in a different spot and haven't seen anything but what is a bounce back. Someone was talking about that they hoped they would have the opportunity for a bounce back when they go in Oct. Anyone Know?

figment_jii
09-03-2012, 07:40 PM
I have asked this in a different spot and haven't seen anything but what is a bounce back. Someone was talking about that they hoped they would have the opportunity for a bounce back when they go in Oct. Anyone Know?

Usually the poster is referring to a bounce back offer for their next trip. Sometimes there are discounts available if you book your next resort reservation while on your current vacation at WDW.

loveshak22
09-03-2012, 07:43 PM
This is the stuff that I really am looking for I feel like I am pushing buttons and I feel badly that my question has turned from "is LC worth 2 TS" and into way waiting staff sucks or is great :confused3

Thank you for this. :thumbsup2

Haha - one time I managed to push a lot of buttons on here by mentioning something about someone who had "only child syndrome." Obviously by my comment I didn't mean that all "only children" exhibited certain traits just that the example I was giving about an experience that I had that the person in my story did exhibit those stereotypical traits. You can't make everyone happy! People could clarify what you meant before jumping on you for it but that doesn't always happen :)

jvptravels
09-03-2012, 07:48 PM
I ate dinner at Le Cellier for the first time last month. I was on the Premium Plan, so I only used 1 credit. I had one of the best dining experiences of my trip at Le Cellier. I could not decide on the "famous" cheddar soup or the scallops. Before my server brought the scallops that I chose for my appetizer, he brought me a sample bowl of the soup to enjoy with the pretzel bread. While the soup was very good, I'm glad I ordered the scallops.

I also ordered the filet mignon and had the creme brulee with maple syrup for dessert. The meal was fabulous, and the service was the BEST I had on my entire trip.

On another note, I'm getting sick and tired of reading all this complaining about having to use 2 table service credits for "signature" restaurants. People, grow up! If you don't want to use 2 credits, you have 3 choices. Either upgrade to a premium or platinum plan, pay out of pocket, or (here's a thought) eat somewhere else! Lord knows you have plenty of options.

rein4dis
09-03-2012, 07:51 PM
Haha - one time I managed to push a lot of buttons on here by mentioning something about someone who had "only child syndrome." Obviously by my comment I didn't mean that all "only children" exhibited certain traits just that the example I was giving about an experience that I had that the person in my story did exhibit those stereotypical traits. You can't make everyone happy! People could clarify what you meant before jumping on you for it but that doesn't always happen :)

Thank you I am new but not new if that makes any sense, I have been a member for 4 years but I never really got on here to talk now I love to talk to other people that are excited about Disney and I don't want to get a bad rap here so early. Thank you very much for this!

loveshak22
09-03-2012, 07:57 PM
Thank you I am new but not new if that makes any sense, I have been a member for 4 years but I never really got on here to talk now I love to talk to other people that are excited about Disney and I don't want to get a bad rap here so early. Thank you very much for this!

Makes sense :goodvibes

davedmaine
09-03-2012, 08:11 PM
Before it went to 2 credits, the place could do no wrong -- do some searches from a couple years ago and you'll think the baby Jesus was born there. Now the world seems to have turned against the place. If you've never gone, do it once (like with CRT)..

rein4dis
09-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Before it went to 2 credits, the place could do no wrong -- do some searches from a couple years ago and you'll think the baby Jesus was born there. Now the world seems to have turned against the place. If you've never gone, do it once (like with CRT)..

We try to go to WDW every 2 years and it's be 6 years ago that we have eaten at LC. 4 years ago we try to get a table and it booked out for our trip which made me :furious: because it seemed to be all the restaurants that we liked to go were booked like the coral reef and some other. We have it booked and I really want to try it again so I really like it when I see what people like to eat here. Thank you

hotcarib
09-03-2012, 11:03 PM
We love Le Cellier but...............
The cheese soup is processed and over-salted and (IMO) the filet is mediocre at best!
Where LC excels is in the unexpected. Let the server, manager and chef be your guide. We have eaten some of the best polentas and risottos* (not at the same meal) I've ever eaten. The cheese selections can amaze and the whisky flight is a joy. Honestly I've never encountered an LC dessert worthy of ordering other than the 'cute' value of the s'mores or the moose.
I'm not a large eater so at dinner I order the poutine as my main dish, DH generally orders whatever sounds seasonal and tasty. We may order an appetizer(I love the mussels but am hoping the soft shell crabs or beets are on the menu). We have the cheese tray as dessert. Perhaps it is a bit spendy but we enjoy it's cavelike atmosphere, the size and friendliness of the staff. I might add that we always book the last reservation of the evening so nobody is tapping their foot waiting to turn our table.
*Not the bog standard risotto, but many variations on the theme. I think my favourite was a beet risotto

GeraldineW
09-04-2012, 12:33 AM
We just returned from the World this week. We ate at Le Cellier for lunch for our first time, using 1 TS credit. We loved, loved, loved the meal. My mom had the pork chop and said it was the best she has ever had. I had the fliet and mushroom risotto and it was delish. We haven't done any signatures at the World. We live in an area with lots of fine dining. We just enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, good service and good food of Le Cellier. Most of our other meals were character/more kid oriented choices. Without considering $ value and just considering enjoyment, I would use 2 credits for this meal. We have only used the DDP when we get it for "free", otherwise we go OOP

sephorachick
09-04-2012, 07:00 AM
I will be going to Disney in the first week of Oct. and in this trip we have booked a dinner at LeCellier. The last time I had eaten here it was only 1 table service not 2 and I really do not know if I want to use 2 on this or find something else and save that other dinner, any thoughts :confused3

I will be there the same week as you ;) I LOVEEEEE Le cellier & Pay out of pocket. My hubby loves it here too so we always go here. If credits are an issue try & get a lunch time?

OrangeCountyCommuter
09-04-2012, 10:02 AM
I ate dinner at Le Cellier for the first time last month. I was on the Premium Plan, so I only used 1 credit. I had one of the best dining experiences of my trip at Le Cellier. I could not decide on the "famous" cheddar soup or the scallops. Before my server brought the scallops that I chose for my appetizer, he brought me a sample bowl of the soup to enjoy with the pretzel bread. While the soup was very good, I'm glad I ordered the scallops.

I also ordered the filet mignon and had the creme brulee with maple syrup for dessert. The meal was fabulous, and the service was the BEST I had on my entire trip.

On another note, I'm getting sick and tired of reading all this complaining about having to use 2 table service credits for "signature" restaurants. People, grow up! If you don't want to use 2 credits, you have 3 choices. Either upgrade to a premium or platinum plan, pay out of pocket, or (here's a thought) eat somewhere else! Lord knows you have plenty of options.

I thought it was BAD before it went to Signature. Had given it lots of tries too...

So after it went to "Signature" I hoped that when they raised the prices they improved the experience and tried again.

NO! Just as bad as I recalled :lmao:

And if Disney wants to charge more then the guest have a right to expect more!

loveshak22
09-04-2012, 10:13 AM
From following the posts, it looks like you are getting a lot of mixed reviews so not sure it's helping you choose or not! Good luck deciding :rotfl:

elaine amj
09-04-2012, 10:24 AM
We just got back. We loved Le Cellier last year and ate there twice. Went back again this year really looking forward to it. As good as we remember!!! Keep in mind, we went during free dining and did a 1TS lunch which colors our viewpoint a bit. I loooove the filet mignon, especially with the sauce and DH adores their house burger. I switched my side to the cream cheese mashed potatoes. I love risotto but last year found it too salty and decided not to chance it this year.

I really enjoy the non-alcoholic drink options of the DDP here as well. We had the ginger lemonade...but unfortunately while good, wasn't as gingery as last year. Oh well - still a fun drink choice (We rarely drink pop and typically order ice water everywhere even though we are on DDP).

As a balance we decided to try Narcoossee this year. I got the lobster and filet. DH thought my filet was not as good as my LC filet. I enjoyed it - it was a good cut of meat. Missed the sauce at LC though. Discovered I like my beef drowned in sauce. I also found my filet at LC just as good as the one at Narcoossee. The overall experience at Narcoossee was a bit better though...and our waiter was fantastic.

Doubt we'll do LC again though now it's moving up to 2 TS for lunch as well. *sigh* In future, we'll go back to Turf Club. The steak was very GOOD and well worth the 1 TS credit. Plus it was a very relaxing country club type meal...nice change of pace. I don't think we'll do another 2 TS meal either. Not worth it for us.

Donna in NJ
09-04-2012, 10:27 AM
We ate there last year for lunch and it was so good we have an ADR for lunch on our next trip. If I had to choose between where to use 2 credits it would not be Le Cellier not because I did not like it but because I liked others better. The Yachtsman Steakhouse is our favorite restaurant. We also would not miss California Grill.

loveshak22
09-04-2012, 10:54 AM
We also would not miss California Grill.

I wanted to get an ADR for California Grill on our trip in Jan. I haven't tried it yet but really wanted to...but...it's closed for refurb. :worried:

Next time I suppose!

rein4dis
09-04-2012, 10:51 PM
From following the posts, it looks like you are getting a lot of mixed reviews so not sure it's helping you choose or not! Good luck deciding :rotfl:

:) Yeah but I really like to hear everyone experience there. We had already booked it and have a good plan in place but we have a couple of mornings where we will not have a breakfast but I think I am okay with it. The last time I was at LC I really enjoyed it and I think I will again. I looked to see if I could get a lunch and it was all booked out :( guess that means I will be there soon and we are so ready for it :cool1:

rein4dis
09-04-2012, 10:55 PM
I will be there the same week as you ;) I LOVEEEEE Le cellier & Pay out of pocket. My hubby loves it here too so we always go here. If credits are an issue try & get a lunch time?

My family and I are so ready to go, We will be wearing our lime green ears :thumbsup2

loveshak22
09-04-2012, 10:55 PM
:) Yeah but I really like to hear everyone experience there. We had already booked it and have a good plan in place but we have a couple of mornings where we will not have a breakfast but I think I am okay with it. The last time I was at LC I really enjoyed it and I think I will again. I looked to see if I could get a lunch and it was all booked out :( guess that means I will be there soon and we are so ready for it :cool1:

I hope you enjoy it again!! Let us know!:goodvibes

We've got an ADR for January and I cannot wait - yum!!

rein4dis
09-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Usually the poster is referring to a bounce back offer for their next trip. Sometimes there are discounts available if you book your next resort reservation while on your current vacation at WDW.

Thank you