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Old 10-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by charmedlife3517 View Post
We just got back yesterday from our first DisneyWorld vacation. I booked Le Cellier at my 180 days because of all of the great reviews. My bestfriend goes every year and she loves Le Cellier. I went our first day in Disney and got the Mushroom Filet. It was horrible. It was over cooked, had no flavor and although I have never had risotto, it tasted like undercooked rice. Is that what its suppose to taste like? I have also read that the filet is super salty. Mine was not salty at all. I would have to say that this was the worst meal of my trip. My sister got the NY strip and it was really good as was the soup. Am I missing something? I am not a food snob but this meal was just not good. I thought Le Cellier may have been having an off day so I got the mushroom filet at the food and wine festival booth and although it was better it was not amazing. Not like the reviews I read. Maybe its just a matter of taste and its not to my liking Who knows.
Originally Posted by VAN View Post
I think the main problem has to do with expectations.

LC has been hyped to the heavens so a newbie to the restaurant expects great things ... very hard to live up to. They have also made it a 2 dining credit restaurant (I think), so you REALLY have high expectations.

While I have enjoyed LC in the past, there is no way I would use two precious dining credits for the meal.

Again, I really hate it when a restaurant, movie, book, etc is super-hyped ... a good portion of the time you are disappointed just because you've been led to believe that it was "out of this world".
Originally Posted by JimmyV View Post

It is hard to get an ADR.
It was "upgraded" to a 2 Credit establishment.
It is on the Dining Plan, so it gets far more attention than Shula's or Bull and Bear.

Put this all together and you have the makings of high expectations that are very difficult to meet.
There's a difference from poor food quality vs overhyped. In this case, it clearly seems as though the food quality was not good. I agree with you about high expectations thou, dont get me wrong. Many ppl experience it.....they hear so much about a restaurant and how amazing it is, s/he gets all excited, only to be let down in the end because their expectations were too high. In the OP's case, i dont think it was just the hype.

I guess ppl just have a hard time believing that LC can in fact prepare not so great steaks?

There were many restaurants for me that were hyped up which I did love in the end....via napoli is a great example. the quality/flavour of the pizza is outstanding. WGPE is another good example.

I was really excited about ohana because again, ppl keep saying its the best thing ever. Well I thought it was down right disappointing. Very poor quality of food. It wasnt about the hype, it was about the crappy quality of food they served. The slimy wings, poor quality of beef and pork, dry noodles and pot stickers. Ditto for LC. My steak was not good at all.

........."Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas".........


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