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Old 08-29-2010, 11:52 AM   #91
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Thanks for the review on Brown Derby, we usually go there and I'm glad the food is still good and we cant wait.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:12 PM   #92
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In Room Dining - Narcoossee

I believe we we had an ADR for Citricos this night but decided to cancel and order room service. A nice thing about GF is that you can order off of the Narcoossee menu. It cost 2 dining credits but includes gratuity. We did tip the room service guy a little extra on top. Overall this was the best monetary use of credits.

They set up for room service is nice with a pull out table.





Dh had the crab cakes, he thought they were good but probably would have been better in the restaurant.





I had the calamari and it definitely would have been better in the restaurant. It was good but had a lot of green olives in it, it also was a little rubbery, but I thought it was because of the traveling.



For our mains we had the mushroom scallop risotto, it was very good, but very rich.



Dessert for both of us was the almond crusted cheesecake. I didn't like it. I know it is a favourite on this board, but I thought it tasted like a no bake cheesecake, which I don't like. It was very rich and too sweet.



DD had a hamburger.



The meal was good, you can order anything off the menu including the lobster. The room service person tried to talk me into it when my first pick was not available. We live in the Maritimes so lobster is not particularly exotic and at the time we traveled you could buy local lobster for $5.00 a pound, so the price they were selling it for at Narcoossee seemed a little high.

The plusses for room service are that you are not stuck with a set ADR time, and it really is good value for your dining credits. I would recommend picking dishes that travel well and checking out the posted menu so you know what they are serving. We checked the menu off allears and it was a little off
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #93
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Crt

I really like CRT for breakfast. I don't know if I would think it was as great if I was paying out of pocket, but if you are on DxDp it is a good use of credits. Included in the price is a professional picture with Cinderella and the gratuity. Our reservation was for 8:00am and we were seated quickly. I like how efficient the staff is. I know that some people feel it is rushed, but both times we have done it we had breakfast saw all the princesses and were out waiting for rope drop at fantasyland which is great.

They do have a limited menu that starts with pastries and fruit. Both are fresh and good.



I had the stuffed french toast it was fresh and well prepared.It is like having a dessert for breakfast.



Dh had the savoury choice. He really enjoyed his as well.



I don't have a picture of DD, she was not in a princess meeting mood that morning. The kids breakfast is french toast dippers and I think it includes sausage and bacon. I think that this is the one area CRT could do better with a couple choices for kids. DD was not impressed and I don't think she ate any of it. She did have a croissant and some fruit.

I would recommend CRT it is rushed but done well.





To make up for the lack of breakfast we stopped in Adventureland after Fantasyland and DD enjoyed a dole whip float.



and stopped at the Mainstreet Bakery on the way out of MK.







We picked up a couple cinnamon buns but were disappointed with them they were a little dry and not nearly as good as last time.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:46 PM   #94
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Artist Point

Last time we were at Disney we loved Artist point so it was on our list this time.

They started us with an amuse bouche. It was very good.



For starters I had a salad with pears and gorgonzola, it was good better than expected.



DH had the mussels and enjoyed them.



For my main I had the signature dish of salmon with a side of truffle fries. It was disappointing. The salmon was cooked well but a little bland. The fries were very good. Our waitress was extremely attentive to the point of being annoying. I had finished my salmon dish but thought I would have a few more fries, but they were cleared away before I had a chance to get a word out.





Dh had the bison, he also was disappointed with the flavour and quality of the cut. I think he had a side of risotto with his meal.





DD had pasta with olive oil, and an ice cream sundae for dessert.





Both of our desserts were the highlight of the meal.

DH had a goat cheese cheese cake with huckleberry ice cream.



I had the berry cobbler, it was delicious.



We were disappointed with our meal and found the service to be overbearing, but I really love the atmosphere of the restaurant and would definitely give it another chance.

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Old 08-29-2010, 01:02 PM   #95
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Boma for Breakfast

We ate at Boma for breakfast last year and thought it was one of our best breakfasts on that trip and I will say it did not disappoint this time.







Highlights for me were the turkey and banana mini muffins that were great.

























I would not hesitate to recommend Boma for breakfast, and as you can see it wasn't very busy.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:17 PM   #96
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In Room Dining - Narcoossee Again

It was our last night before we checked out, and we had thought we would see about doing a walk up at Citricos but in the end we decided to spend more time at the pool and order room service.

DD had the same as before a hamburger and fries.



They do provide you with a large assortment and quantity of condiments with room service.



Dh husband had the Crispy Duck Roll savory lentils, cucumber, tomator, red onion relish, and Cilantro-mint vinaigrette. It was very good.



I had a spiced tuna appetizer it was wonderful, very flavourful and it traveled well with room service.



DH had King Salmon with caviar that he thought was great, so did DD she ate almost half of his salmon



I had Crab-crusted Alaskan Halibut crushed Fingerling Potatoes, yellow & green pea tendrils, and Meyer Lemon Sauce, it was also very good. The flavour was nice and a little rich. The portion was huge and Dh ate a large amount of mine which was good because of DD.



We both had the strawberry shortcake for dessert and thought it was much better than the cheesecake.



We loved our meal and it was great relaxing last night.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:35 PM   #97
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Last day Gaspirilla Grill and GF Cafe

We still had 2 credits remaining on this day, luckily we were able to get a late check out. Our plane wasn't leaving until 6pm, so we had time to swim and use up the rest of our credits.

The Gaspirilla grill sells your standard counter service meal I am not a fan of CS and probably would have been happier with a muffin for breakfast. I don't have any pictures.

After swimming and packing up we sent our luggage to guest services and went to our last meal at GF Cafe. We didn't have an ADR and had no trouble getting in to the restaurant, this hands down was the worst service we had the whole trip. Our waitress disappeared for looooong periods of time and the food was only ok.

I had crab cakes to start. They were ok.



DH had french onion soup and wasn't impressed with it either.



It is a pretty bright restaurant.



I had salad nicoise for my main. It was very bland.





DH had a sandwich, I don't remember what exactly, (I think roast beef), but he was less than impressed.





DD had a hamburger, very out of character for her



The dessert was very odd at this restaurant they were just tiny, we really didn't need large desserts but it was odd compared to other restaurants.





Overall we were very unimpressed with with restaurant the food was mediocre and the service was awful and the staff seemed to have a bit of an attitude. I wouldn't go back, or recommend it. In the same spot next time I probably would walk over to Kona or take the monorail to the Wave.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #98
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Final Thoughts

This is the second time we have done DxDp and we enjoyed it both times. Had we paid OOP for the food we ordered we would have paid about $1000 more. Now we probably would not have ordered as much food had we been paying out of pocket but I still feel that we saved $500 by being on the dining plan. I think if you do a lot of Signature dining and don't enjoy CS DxDp is for you. We were staying at a monorail resort and had a car so it saved us transportation time getting to the restaurants. We also discovered that room service gives you more flexibility in your schedule while still allowing you use your credits.

I would get the DxDp plan again. When I add up the cost of the restaurants that we want to dine at it makes sense for us. We did have a lot of extra snack credits this time because we brought refillable water bottles with us. We stopped at the Mainstreet candy store on our last day and used up our remaining credits.


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my food reviews. I will leave you with a few snack pictures.















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Old 08-29-2010, 05:13 PM   #99
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thanks for all the great reviews
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #100
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Thanks for the great reviews, boy were you busy today!

Makes me sad that I won't be going back for more than a year, and even then we'll be there for F&W so we won't be making many ADRs
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:19 PM   #101
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Thanks for the great reviews and photos!! We will be doing Deluxe in December. Did you feel that you spaced out your meals enough to enjoy them? Would you say 8am,1pm and 6pm was good for you? Im having a tough time trying to coordinate things!! Thanks
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Thanks for the great reviews and photos!! We will be doing Deluxe in December. Did you feel that you spaced out your meals enough to enjoy them? Would you say 8am,1pm and 6pm was good for you? Im having a tough time trying to coordinate things!! Thanks
We found that days when we had only 2 meals were much better than the 3 meal days. Your times look good I would mybe go for a later dinner if possible.

It really depends where you are eating if you are doing buffets I found it easier to eat lighter than at sit down restaurants were you get your app, entree, and dessert. Signature meals are great because they help you use your credits and IMO the meals were nicer.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #103
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Excellent review. We had the same opinion of the GF Cafe when we ate there for lunch last year. Our server was the pits. It was a late lunch on Mother's Day (our arrival day) and they were more concerned with turning the restaurant over for dinner.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:27 PM   #104
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Wonderful reviews and great pictures. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
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Great reviews! How does the room service work? Are the dishes from Narcoossee and Citrico's in the GF in the room service menu, or do you just call up and say you want to order something from Narcoossee? Is that only at GF or at any resort with onsite restaurants?
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