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Old 03-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Anniversary Dinner!

My DH and I are taking a kiddo-free anniversary trip to the World the very end of September! We will only be there three nights and due to the F&W festival I don't plan on doing the DDP this time. I'm thinking we'll spend most of our time eating F&W food, so will most likely only make 1 or 2 ADR's.

If you had to pick one place to eat with your love to celebrate your anniversary... where would it be?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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We are doing the same thing but in the beginning of October. I suggest since you are kid free to go signature. We love the California Grill (not sure of its rehab sched though) if you can get an ADR during Wishes, it is beautiful, something about standing out there holding hands is romantic. On our trip (4 nights) we are going to try Artist's Point, Citrico's and Flying Fish my oldest is 3 so on our trips we often skip signature dining because its not as kid friendly.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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If you will already be in Epcot for the F&W, maybe scoot out the International Gateway by France and get over to the Yachtsman Steakhouse. at the Yacht & Beach Club.

Just a short walk (or boat ride) over so no buses or cabs to get there, and then a nice after dinner walk back to Epcot
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Victoria and Alberts if you want to spend the money or Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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In order of preference and descending price:
1. Victoria & Albert's (by a long shot)
2. Bull & Bear (Waldorf-Astoria)
3. Todd English's bluezoo
4. Il Mulino

Bull & Bear doesn't get mentioned here much, since the Waldorf is not an official Disney resort, but the Bonnet Creek resort area is actually less remote than some of the Disney properties. B&B is a fantastic adult dining place, with outstanding steaks and seafood. Other than the real A5 Wagyu beef at Victoria & Albert's, Bull & Bear has the best steaks in the area, including an Allen Brothers' 45-day dry aged NY steak. Classier and a more inventive menu than Shula's and in an entirely different league than Yachtsman (for not that much more money).
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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Victoria & Albert's, though it is costly. Artist Point has good food and superb ambience. California Grill (which should be open by late Sept) has wonderful food and great views.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #7
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Victoria and Alberts. I would love to go back with my hubby. I went with my sister several years ago and it was amazing.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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1) V&A's
2) Jiko
3) California Grill

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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Anyone who isn't limited to DDP restaurants should seriously consider the Swan & Dolphin restaurants (bluezoo, Il Mulino, Shula's). Most people here will recommend the Disney run restaurants, because that's what they've tried on DDP. That doesn't necessarily mean they're the best. In our opinion, it's the opposite. For example, we think bluezoo is a good step up from Flying Fish, but you'll see more recommendations for FF due to it taking DDP.

For DDP restaurants, Artist Point is very good with a nice atmosphere. We haven't eaten at Citricos, but we feel the other Disney run signatures we've tried have a great atmosphere or great food, but not both. They can also be very inconsistent. Paul Monsieur had both, when it was Le Bistro. I don't know if that's still the case now that they accept DDP. DDP has a way of changing restaurants, & not for the better.

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