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Old 04-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Citricos, Artist Point, or Flying Fish

Ugh, who knew Disney planning would push me to ulcers! I've literally been up nights trying to decide on this one last Sig. Dining! Here's the deal,,,DH has a shellfish allergy and I'd hate to limit his app choices down to cheese platter (he has quite an adventurous palate, but he's new to wines and cheese, I've just started working on him), or salad. DD 10 is quite a gastronome herself for her age, but I don't want to push her too far outside of the box, she likes to try new things, but I don't want to overwhelm her.
We have nine days of DxDP and have 10 character meals planned to keep our DD 7 and DD 5 happy and the trade off for the endless buffet dining is to have a few nice meals for us older folks to enjoy My problem is, I don't really see much on the app menu at Artist Point that jumps out at me(the one thing i don't enjoy is mushrooms, so the soup's out), I don't see much on the Citricos entree list that jumps out either. Citricos seems to have more non-shellfish choices in apps for DH though. Flying fish again, looks great to me,,,but doesn't seem to offer much for DH. I did look at Jiko, but we'll be getting toward the end of the our trip, we have a reservation for Boma, and I think DD 10 might start to lose a little steam. Opinions PLEASE on these three choices. Also, will they accommodate DH to try to come up with a few app options, or is he out if luck with that? Thank you!!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Never been to Citricos. Went to AP a couple years ago and got a wild boar app that looked like fancy feast cat food. I never tried it but the family said it tasted what they thought Fancy feast would taste like. I think we all got some kind of steak. I might have got something chicken? BUT the big problem was DS was sick from 4am that night for the next day and a,1/2. He finally got out of bed and very carefully tried to eat again. I have no idea if it was the food but it certainly turned us off. FF was ok. Dh and I ate there about 2 years ago. He got a calamari app that he liked but otherwise no seafood. Steaks I think or again I might have had chicken.
I think each place will work with your hubbys,allergy. What they can come up with!? IDK
Have you thought about Yachtsmen Steakhouse. It is one of our favs!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Never been to Citricos. Went to AP a couple years ago and got a wild boar app that looked like fancy feast cat food. I never tried it but the family said it tasted what they thought Fancy feast would taste like. I think we all got some kind of steak. I might have got something chicken? BUT the big problem was DS was sick from 4am that night for the next day and a,1/2. He finally got out of bed and very carefully tried to eat again. I have no idea if it was the food but it certainly turned us off. FF was ok. Dh and I ate there about 2 years ago. He got a calamari app that he liked but otherwise no seafood. Steaks I think or again I might have had chicken.
I think each place will work with your hubbys,allergy. What they can come up with!? IDK
Have you thought about Yachtsmen Steakhouse. It is one of our favs!
We are doing Yachtsman, we'll actually be there the day I turn 33, yikes!!! But I kind of got amped up for Artist Point and the more I look at the menu, the less sure I am. I'm totally bummed that Cali Grill will be closed while we're there because that would totally solve this!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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We had a nice experience not too long ago at AP. I had the cedar plank salmon and it was very tasty and did enjoy it. Not sure I'd be brave enough to order wild boar anything......but i can tell you that the one time dh ordered something that looked like fancy feast (and this was at YSH), he was sick the entire night LOL! Won't be doing that again, if it looks like fancy feast its going back!

We've actually been to all 3 restaurants (and I have reviews on all 3 on my website if you'd like to check it out just click on the link below and go to the RESORTS page and scroll down to each restaurant).

Citricos was good for us way back but not so in more recent times although a fellow DISer had a more positive experience. AP had struck a nerve some years ago and we stayed away until this year (which ended up being a good experience but ironically our server was the same "excellent" server we had some years back at Citricos when we still enjoyed it).

FF has always been "consistently" good for us regardless of servers so I'd vote for that one.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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We are doing Yachtsman, we'll actually be there the day I turn 33, yikes!!! But I kind of got amped up for Artist Point and the more I look at the menu, the less sure I am. I'm totally bummed that Cali Grill will be closed while we're there because that would totally solve this!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are a baby. My DS is closer to 33 than I am! I thought about Fultons too. I liked it and I don't eat seafood. But I don't have an allergy and we weren't on any DDP. I am looking at Citricos and think that might be good for you! There sre some good looking apps for your Hubs. And a couple differant entres on the kids menu. And GF is gorgeous! Maybe you can plan your ressie so you can see wishes. IDK if you can see it from the restaurant but you can see it outside!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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I've done all three restaraunts. AP underwhelms me, FF is always good, but I love Citrico's, although its expensive. We make a point of going to Citricos, even when we are down for a couple of days because I think its the least 'dumbed down' restaraunt in all of Disney (well, not thinking about V&A- never been, its on the list, or cali grill which is excellent). REAL Flavour, choice and presentation. A couple of times, the chef has come to the table to inquire about our plates (our kids are adventerous eaters too). This is one of the few restaurants that I feel the chef IS a chef.
I would do Jiko over Boma in a heartbeat though, especially if cost is not an issue. I have eaten there several times, and only once got something sub par. Normally its outstanding. Another side note, I would do Sanaa over boma too. I like boma, its good. But Sanaa is a unappreciated diamond.

Everyone has thier own likes and dislikes, but Citricos is awesome in my opinion. I also take into consideration where I am staying when making my dining plans. If I am at AKL- I would hit Jiko and Sanaa. If we are on the monerail, then I am at Citricos, and Cali. Yacht and Beach club then its flying fish for sure.

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Have fun on your trip, I think you are going to eat pretty darn good.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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I've done all three restaraunts. AP underwhelms me, FF is always good, but I love Citrico's, although its expensive. We make a point of going to Citricos, even when we are down for a couple of days because I think its the least 'dumbed down' restaraunt in all of Disney (well, not thinking about V&A- never been, its on the list, or cali grill which is excellent). REAL Flavour, choice and presentation. A couple of times, the chef has come to the table to inquire about our plates (our kids are adventerous eaters too). This is one of the few restaurants that I feel the chef IS a chef.
I would do Jiko over Boma in a heartbeat though, especially if cost is not an issue. I have eaten there several times, and only once got something sub par. Normally its outstanding. Another side note, I would do Sanaa over boma too. I like boma, its good. But Sanaa is a unappreciated diamond.

Everyone has thier own likes and dislikes, but Citricos is awesome in my opinion. I also take into consideration where I am staying when making my dining plans. If I am at AKL- I would hit Jiko and Sanaa. If we are on the monerail, then I am at Citricos, and Cali. Yacht and Beach club then its flying fish for sure.

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Have fun on your trip, I think you are going to eat pretty darn good.
Thanks so much. I'm leaning toward Citricos at this point. We already have an 8:00 ressie and I think I may just leave it. There seems to be a better variety of apps to include DH, but also some apps that all three of our DDs would nibble on as well. I'd like our DD 10 to really enjoy her first trip with the adult menu and not feel overwhelmed. Also, Boma is a must for DH, (his first trip was in 2009), our first trip with our kids as well, we stayed at AKL and Boma just really stuck with him
We're hitting 10 character meals total,,CRT for breakfast and dinner, both 'Ohana meals, both 1900 Park and Fare meals... Chef Mickey, Crystal Palace, Akershus, Cape May, and Tusker House for breakfast. Via Napoli and Chefs de France for lunch. BOG, Boma, Narcoossee's, Raglan Rd, Yachtsman, and this one last sig for dinner, so, at this point, I guess I should be more worried about the ten lbs I'll need to drop when we return! We're trying the Port Orleans this time, but we're renting a car to accommodate our eating schedule, it seems like relying of the bus system would never work for our plans. It's a trip that we've only made twice over the past ten years, so it's something that I always want to go all out for because we won't be back for a few years. Thanks so much
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