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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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dinner at Be Our Guest? Or is lunch experience enough?

I am so excited about going to the Be Our Guest restaurant during our trip in October, because I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, but I am trying to figure out if I should plan for my family to go there for Dinner or is the lunch experience pretty much the same as the dinner experience, except that the dinner is more expensive. I really need some advice on this.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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I am so excited about going to the Be Our Guest restaurant during our trip in October, because I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, but I am trying to figure out if I should plan for my family to go there for Dinner or is the lunch experience pretty much the same as the dinner experience, except that the dinner is more expensive. I really need some advice on this.
I was very happy with our lunch experience the other day. The food quality is very good as is the atmosphere. I just posted on another thread I love that they bring the food to you so there's no trays to carry, especially into those huge rooms. They use silverware and plates rather than plastic ware and paper except for the drinks which are paper cups and self-serve.

Although the food is different at lunch than dinner, at lunch there are sandwiches, salad, quiche, etc. There is a Braised Pork dish that is like a dinner. But if you can't get dinner ADRs don't get upset, you just need to set aside some time for lunch. Took use about 25 min from the time we got in line until we ordered, but 1/2 of it was inside looking at the decor. Then check out the rooms when you're done.

Feel free to check out a lunch review with photos I have posted on my dining website:
http://www.disneydiningreviews.com/b...nch-review.htm

I will be posting another one this week from our lunch this past Friday.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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i was wondering the same thing. I have dinner booked but was going to try lunch as well. Not sure if I want to do both or not.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
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I am so excited about going to the Be Our Guest restaurant during our trip in October, because I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, but I am trying to figure out if I should plan for my family to go there for Dinner or is the lunch experience pretty much the same as the dinner experience, except that the dinner is more expensive. I really need some advice on this.
I'll tell you our experience. We had dinner ressies Dec. 28, but we were able to get into BOG on 27th for lunch. We had the Braised beef which was delicious. We were able to walk around all we wanted, enjoyed the ambiance to the fullest, and take pictures everywhere.

When leaving we decided that the lunch experience was so good that we didn't need to go for dinner (and higher prices). We cancelled our next day's dinner ressie on the spot (just outside the bridge). We also went back two days later and had lunch there again.

It was great experiences, and we didn't regret giving up our dinner ressies at all. We're going again in April and will be doing just lunches again.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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Our reviews of menu offerings: (we thought lunch is better than dinner)
LUNCH:
. . . tuna nicoise salad - pretty good, but light on the olives for my taste
. . . croque monsieur sandwich - nice, but Béchamel needs more nutmeg
. . . turkey on a warm baguette - good, especially with the dijon
. . . grilled steak sandwich - tasty, but slightly tough
. . . braised pork - recommended
. . . vegetable quiche - wife liked it (real mean don't sample quiche)
DINNER:
. . . pork rack chop - the pasta out-shined the pork
. . . rotisserie rock hen - nicely done and recommended
. . . pan-seared salmon - cooked properly, but average taste
. . . grilled strip steak - good, not great, steak
. . . sautéed shrimp and scallops - were only average
. . . oven-baked ratatouille - average
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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We passed by there during lunch and we were saying how happy we were we had dinner reservations because the line for lunch was sooooooo long.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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We passed by there during lunch and we were saying how happy we were we had dinner reservations because the line for lunch was sooooooo long.
We went twice to lunch - end of Nov., first part of Dec. and waited 20 min first time, about 15 min. second time. I'm sure the time varies. We wouldn't even try on the week ends.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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I am debating this very thing because we will be there in August. I think our plan will be to get a dinner reservation later in our week but try lunch in the beginning and see what the wait looks like.

We have a 4yr old and sit down dinners aren't always a relaxed experience. I much rather do lunch but I realize it will be August and the lunch line might be INSANE. I am OK with a 30min wait or less. Anything else, I will just keep the dinner reservation (which I will probably end up waiting longer and then being annoyed )
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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Thank you for asking this!! Funny bc I just posted a thread asking the same thing and then I found this! We will be going for lunch in April, but I was curious about the "feeling" you get more than the food etc...I feel like it would be more "magical" at nite! I know they are the same space but is one experience more magical than the other or would u say theyre the same?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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We've not done lunch, but we did do dinner in December (and I'm having dinner there in June on a girls trip and hope to get dinner in August when DH and I go back). I hope to try lunch in August too.

The experience at dinner was a magical experience and one I cannot wait to have again. The West Wing was spectacular, the food outstanding (in our party of six we had the steak, the pork chop, the hen and the sauteed shrimp and scallops) and the service got an A+ from all of us.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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I am OK with a 30min wait or less. Anything else, I will just keep the dinner reservation (which I will probably end up waiting longer and then being annoyed )
If you're OK with eating at an off-peak time and aren't going during an extremely busy time of year, you shouldn't end up waiting more than 30 minutes.

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I have heard people waitin from 45 minutes to over 90 minutes for lunch. As for dinner, those were booked through April quite some time ago.
Really? I haven't heard any reports of waits anywhere close to 90 minutes. I know lines were extremely long during Easter (of course), and I know some people have waited between 45-50 minutes during peak times.

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What time do they start waiting?
People start lining up around 9:45 or so. The restaurant opens at 10:30 and the line is cut off somewhere between 2:00-2:30 each day.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #12
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I have decided to do lunch there wie my little girl. I wanted dinner, but could not get a ressie. I am more then happy to do lunch, but am hoping the wait is not too long.
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I am debating this very thing because we will be there in August. I think our plan will be to get a dinner reservation later in our week but try lunch in the beginning and see what the wait looks like.

We have a 4yr old and sit down dinners aren't always a relaxed experience. I much rather do lunch but I realize it will be August and the lunch line might be INSANE. I am OK with a 30min wait or less. Anything else, I will just keep the dinner reservation (which I will probably end up waiting longer and then being annoyed )
Just remember that most of the line is OUTSIDE and uncovered. Meaning in August a 20 minute wait outdoors may be the death of you!! Especially with a potentially exhausted and hungry 4 year old.

We are trying to have a late lunch there in October. We have a character breakfast buffet scheduled for that morning, so we can probably make it to a late lunch (1:45-2pm). I had read somewhere that lunch was served until 2pm and you just had to be in the line by 2. If this is wrong, please advise, because this is my plan of attack. To be in in line at 1:45 for shorter waits.
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Would it be a breach of queue etiquette for one person in the party to get in line to order lunch and have the others join at the table?
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Just remember that most of the line is OUTSIDE and uncovered. Meaning in August a 20 minute wait outdoors may be the death of you!! Especially with a potentially exhausted and hungry 4 year old.

We are trying to have a late lunch there in October. We have a character breakfast buffet scheduled for that morning, so we can probably make it to a late lunch (1:45-2pm). I had read somewhere that lunch was served until 2pm and you just had to be in the line by 2. If this is wrong, please advise, because this is my plan of attack. To be in in line at 1:45 for shorter waits.
We did get a dinner reservation and will still try for a lunch earlier in the week. Hoping to do both but I won't push it.
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