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wannabee princess
11-09-2003, 09:02 PM
where are you eating? Why did you choose that restaurant?

georgina
11-09-2003, 09:15 PM
We did it last year, and ate at Le Cellier because i have always wanted to eat there. They also have steak on the children's menu, which my little ones enjoyed.

CamColt
11-10-2003, 06:13 AM
My reply is similar to georgina's. We are going to do it at Le Cellier on Christmas Eve. We picked that because we are picky eaters and the menu looks great to me. Plus Ive heard mostly rave reviews about it. They also have a kids menu with some regular food that my kids might eat...hotdogs. :rolleyes: ;)
I was also considering Alfredos since we love Italian food. DH & I have eaten there before and enjoyed it very much, but we wanted to try something new for this.

disney queen
11-10-2003, 06:22 AM
we are eating at teppanyki in japan. we have eaten here serveral times for CP. my son(22 yrs) just likes showing off using chopsticks!! no, actually, we just enjoy the restaurant. had booked rose and crown and after dining there in september, we were not that impressed; so, when we got home i changed it. are we there yet?:tongue:

goofy4tink
11-10-2003, 06:50 AM
We're eating at Garden Grill just because we like it there. One of my dd's favorite spots.

sanilacjack
11-10-2003, 06:56 AM
we're eating at Coral Reef. We have already ate at Le Cellier and Garden Grill on previous trips and have always wanted to try CR. The kids are old enough to remember it ( 10 and 5) too. We are going to made a special evening out of it and dress up a little Khakis and a sweater) by Disney standards.
Wish me luck on getting a tank table.

-Kim

Familymoon
11-10-2003, 08:13 AM
Is CP the Candlelight Processional?

If so, we are eating at the Biergarten. We have a German restaurant here and we looooove German food. In the Unauthorized Guide to Disney World it comes hiiiighly recommended. :D

It's all-you-can-eat and for unfamiliar folk there are basics like roasted chicken and pretzel bread...but we love the sauerbraten, german potato salad, cabbage, etc.

I'm praying they have apple streudel the night that we get there!!! :D

Anyway - it's supposed to be great - lots of good reviews on this website as well as in the guide, so we'll give it a shot! I think the people who didn't care for it were not familiar with German fare - but if you love a good brat - go for it! ;)

LvsTnk
11-10-2003, 08:33 AM
We are eating at Alfredo, DS's favorite restaurant so we always do it for CP. They love that gigantic veal chop, I actually can't look at it:eek:, but the pasta sampler has really improved so that's what I'm having::yes::

Hope everyone has an AWESOME time!!:D

dznycrazy
11-10-2003, 10:07 AM
We are going to CP for the 1st time this year. At first I wasn't going to do the dinner package, but then I got worried that we wouldn't get a seat for the show. Since my DH is not the adventurous type when it comes to food, I chose the Garden Grill, but am now considering changing to the Coral Reef. We ate at the Reef during our honeymoon 18 years ago and have never eaten at the Garden Grill.

I have not been able to find a menu for the Garden Grill, but I figured he should be able to find something he likes at an "American" restaurant. Does anyone know where I can find a link to a menu for the Grill?

Thanks!
Sandy

Tiger Fan
11-10-2003, 10:12 AM
We are going to Le Cellier because we love it so much. Last year we did Rose & Crown and it was ok, but since I'm planning for the entire family I wanted something that was a sure hit - so Le Cellier it is. The menu for Garden Grill is on Deb's site -www.wdwig.com

Lisa

Simba's Mom
11-10-2003, 11:36 AM
I'm eating at Rose and Crown. I picked it because, besides never seeing CP, I've never eaten at R&C. And I've heard so much about the famed Illuminations view when dining there, I figured I might as well try for it on this trip. Unfortunately, the latest PS was 8:00, so I'll probably have to try to eat very slowly!

jacksonsmom
11-10-2003, 12:50 PM
This is our first Candle Processional :tongue:

We can't wait. We are eating at the Garden Grille, mainly so DS can get in his fill of characters!

angey77
11-10-2003, 01:07 PM
We're doing San Angel because I've always wanted to eat there and never did. Doesn't hurt that I am a magnet to Mexican food.
Also, I've had Chef's de France before and wasn't THAT impressed for the cost, and the person I'm going with refuses to try Akershush again.

DisneyKidds
11-10-2003, 01:15 PM
We're doing San Angel because I've always wanted to eat there and never did.
Hopefully San Angel is better this year for the CP Dinner Package than it was last year. We did it last year and it was a little disappointing. They charged us for drinks (which were technically not included in previous years but Le Cellier never charged us for them) and they didn't let us order dessert off the menu (they said all we could have was flan). Le Cellier always seems so accomodating and San Angel was anyting but.

bunnyfoo
11-10-2003, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by DisneyKidds
Hopefully San Angel is better this year for the CP Dinner Package than it was last year. We did it last year and it was a little disappointing. They charged us for drinks (which were technically not included in previous years but Le Cellier never charged us for them) and they didn't let us order dessert off the menu (they said all we could have was flan). Le Cellier always seems so accomodating and San Angel was anyting but.

Hmm ... we've got dinner booked at San Angel because it's a restaurant that we've always wanted to try. I'm crossing my fingers that things will go smoothly this year. :)

angey77
11-10-2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by bunnyfoo
Hmm ... we've got dinner booked at San Angel because it's a restaurant that we've always wanted to try. I'm crossing my fingers that things will go smoothly this year. :)

Fingers crossed too! Flan....YUCK!

2MuchOhana
11-10-2003, 02:49 PM
We have two CP planned. We will be trying the Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco. It's part of our gift to IL's. DH picked it because they like to try new and different things. DH and I probably will wait to see the CP itself until Christmas Day, though and just meet them for the dinner part.

For Christams we have ressies for the Biergarten that night. We picked it for many reasons. DH was an exchange student in Germany for a year when he was younger. We have both been to Germany and we loved the food. We have never eaten at the Biergarten; but sure we will enjoy it!

funhouse8
11-10-2003, 03:32 PM
We are also eating at San Angel. We always wanted to try this too! Hope it's good. We are going on 12/30/04. Last night of the CP and my birthday. Can't wait. Gina
:bounce:

DisneyKidds
11-10-2003, 03:45 PM
We are also eating at San Angel.
Not trying to rain on your San Angel parade guys................just wanted you to be aware of our experience.

San Angel is a nice restaurant. The atmosphere is great........and the food is ok. Hopefully they don't limit you guys on the dessert. That was my biggest disappointment..............what can I say - I love desserts!

Good luck with it.

We are doing Le Cellier again this year. The food is consistently very good there and the servers are very nice.

angey77
11-10-2003, 03:58 PM
I hear ya DisneyKidds!
Thanks for the warning though. I would much rather hear about it in advance and expect it than go in checking out all the great desserts (the Chocolate Chimichanga has already caught my eye) and be told "No" then.
Other than that, do they limit your choices on food? What did you get?

SuBeat
11-10-2003, 05:05 PM
We'll be having our CP dinner at Le Cellier on Christmas Eve. It was a pretty easy choice, we've eaten here twice before and it's a favorite of the whole family. :tongue:

bunnyfoo
11-10-2003, 05:17 PM
Not at all! I totally appreciate the heads up ::yes:: It's good to know what I'm getting into. I love desserts too but because of my diet it could be a blessing in disguise for me :p

Originally posted by DisneyKidds
Not trying to rain on your San Angel parade guys................just wanted you to be aware of our experience.

San Angel is a nice restaurant. The atmosphere is great........and the food is ok. Hopefully they don't limit you guys on the dessert. That was my biggest disappointment..............what can I say - I love desserts!

Good luck with it.

We are doing Le Cellier again this year. The food is consistently very good there and the servers are very nice.

Miss Mickey Mania
11-10-2003, 06:34 PM
CP 1st timer here - Christmas Eve - could it BE more perfect? :hyper:

Looks like we are the only ones eating at Akershus so it'll be nice and empty for us - NOT! :crazy:

We chose this as we like the slightly unusual food, and the cold buffet. Haven't been since they changed the hot foods but it sounds like a good change - fresh, hotter food can't be bad! I do like fish and the sweet tasting goats cheese was the best!

We also found the CM's to be very pleasant.

Louise

anne60
11-10-2003, 06:39 PM
San Angel for us for two reasons: one: Le Cellier was sold out:mad: and two: we had great lunch there the last time we were at EPCOT, and it seemed to be a little quieter and more romantic than some of the other restaurants. Thanks for the heads up on the dessert, I will ask when we are seated, and if that's the case, I will NOT leave room for dessert (I'm not a "flan fan")!

bobbiwoz
11-10-2003, 07:45 PM
We're going to the Rose and Crown this year because we love the food and atmosphere.

Went to San Angel last year and had a great experience. Sat next to folks from Scotland and we chatted and enjoyed ourselves and the food. Don't remember anything about desserts, DH isn't home or I'd ask him, but maybe we shared one.

Bobbi:D

danny1649
11-10-2003, 08:02 PM
Great food and service and isn't to far to get in CP Package que.:wave2:

mickeysaver
11-10-2003, 08:29 PM
We are doing Le Cellier. We have never eaten there, but the menu looks great. I am really hoping for a special night on 12/18. Mickey

Princess Michelle
11-10-2003, 08:30 PM
We are eating at Restaurant Marakesh the night we do CP. One reason is because it is close to the American Gardens Theatre and the other reasons are that we wanted to try something new and my friend said she most like wouldn't ever get her husband to go there so it will be a nice experience for us. :) It came highly recommended and the menu looked good. :)

DisneyKidds
11-11-2003, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the warning though. I would much rather hear about it in advance and expect it than go in checking out all the great desserts (the Chocolate Chimichanga has already caught my eye) and be told "No" then.
I agree............much of life is about expectations. I was expecting to get the chocolate chimichanga, hence my disappointment (I know, I know......life it tough, isn't it :crazy: ). I really hope I'm wrong though and either things have changed or we just had a bad server (but I did question him and he still only gave us Flan :(.)
Other than that, do they limit your choices on food? What did you get?
Other than the desset we had no limitations. I got the Ceviche (good) and the Filete Motuleno (a little tough to find the tenderloin pieces buried in all the sauce, not a large serving of beef), another in our party got the Quesos Fundito (good) and the Mole Poblano (average). For some reason the DW got Nachos and a Combo platter that had something like a taco, burrito, rice and beans. I guess she was in the mood for that kind of food, but it was not good at all and a terrible waste of a good prepaid dinner package. Let's just say I think she could have made much better choices................but would she listen? And after not listening she was disappointed. At least I didn't say I told you so ;). But I digress...............

Overall we found the food to be average to good, but not memorable. What is memorable is the atmosphere, which is well worth the visit.

Enjoy.

Is it lunch time yet ?

angey77
11-11-2003, 10:04 AM
mmmm, sounds good.
And I also noticed on the menu that all the desserts cost the same, so maybe I'll have that in my corner for the no-flan-plan.

Ron from Michigan
11-11-2003, 10:55 AM
We are eating at Chef De'France because we have never eaten here. Last year we did Rose & Crown Pub and loved it.

DisneyKidds
11-11-2003, 11:00 AM
And I also noticed on the menu that all the desserts cost the same, so maybe I'll have that in my corner for the no-flan-plan.
My guess is that the "flan" plan had more to do with moving people than limiting cost. It would be very easy to have a bunch of trays of flans prepared to just whisk out the door for the dinner package guests, rather than having to have workers take the time to prepare/plate all those individual desserts when ordered on a very busy night. And it sure was busy the night we went. It was the weekend after Thanksgiving and when we showed up for our 6:00 ish PS they were telling walk-up guests the next available table was at 9:00.

mouseclick1
11-11-2003, 06:11 PM
We are going to Rose and Crown. We have eaten the fish and chips at the take out stand and really liked them, so we decided that we would eat at the restaurant this time around. I wasn't originally planning on doing the package, then I found out Gary Sinise was speaking during our trip and booked it right away!