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Old 11-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #16
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I suspect that DCL has found that there are people willing to pay this upcharge and many who are not. When the Dream launched, it was months before a reservation went unfilled. There were stories of people not being able to get Remy dining till their third Dream cruise. We did the Fantasy last March and there were many available Remy reservations (Palo too!)

Honestly, Palo is much more on my level.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #17
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Skip the wine package, and if you want wine, buy yourself a bottle, they do have some at a reasonable price. And if you are determined to go this way, don't let them talk you out of it.

I've done Remy dinner twice, it's worth the money if you like that kind of experience. I would rather have that than a cabana on Castaway Cay but maybe that is just me.
We couldn't Agree more . I will admit the 1st time we dined at Remy, I was really apprehensive about the cost. However after we completed our dining experience, 3 hours later, DW & I both agreed it was a bargain at $75 pp. It's now one of our "must dos" when we cruise on Disney. We will be dining at Remy for the 4th time on our 1/2/13 Dream cruise. But as others have noted to each their own.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #18
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...The waiters must be rich if they are getting that kind of tip for every meal they...
Regarding the tipping at Remy. if you think about it without the wine pairings the cost is for 2 adults $150. If you estimate 20% tip that is $30. With the wine pairing that is an extra $40 (with the same 20% assumption). Which when you consider that the waiter gets only 1 sometimes 2 tables a night (it is a 3 hour dinner service), isn't that much money. Now I know that a lot of people tip more, but a lot also tip less. And it is impossible to know how much of the upcharge is actual gratuity unless we have a Remy waiter on the boards to let us know.

I am not saying they are getting cheated but on the other hand its not like they are walking away with all the cash in hand.

As for the OP, we like the experience, they do include some small alcoholic mixed drink, more of a palate cleanser/enhancer. We did not do the wine pairing but felt like it was a good experience. Also it was cheaper than V&A. We plan on booking Remy whenever we cruise on the new ships.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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It better be great!

How much is a nice bottle of wine at Remy? Will the server make a good recommendation or constantly try to upsell to the wine pairing package? Even at $50.00 per bottle, it would still yield a $150.00 saving per couple over the wine pairing. Is there a Remy house wine?

Has anyone ever been disappointed in Remy? My wife is not shy about her feelings. If she is not happy, she will let everyone in the entire restaurant *and* on the entire ship know about her complaint. With a possible $400.00 bill, Disney has set the bar awful high. I hope Disney is up for the challenge!


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Old 11-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #20
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I'm sure the food is good but I just don't see how they can compete with the food served in most high end restaurants. Can they really get fresh seafood on board? Most of the high end places in Seattle are serving fish that was caught that morning. It does make a big difference compared to frozen seafood.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #21
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aloha,
I have eaten at Remy's and the chef's table at Victoria and Alberts. Both are worth it. If you went out an ate at a French restaurant comparable to Remy's you would spend so much more than $75.
I'm not rich far from it. I do enjoy a fine meal with quality service. It's the experience and food that I enjoy. I have eaten all over the world an the meals at Remy and V&A are not bad in price for what you get.


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I have eaten at Remy's and the chef's table at Victoria and Alberts. Both are worth it. If you went out an ate at a French restaurant comparable to Remy's you would spend so much more than $75.
I'm not rich far from it. I do enjoy a fine meal with quality service. It's the experience and food that I enjoy. I have eaten all over the world an the meals at Remy and V&A are not bad in price for what you get.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #23
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I loved my meal at Remy and thought it was worth every penny. That said if I do it again I will be bringing two very nice bottles of wine from home and paying the corkage fee. I was not blown away with the wines in the wine pairing. They were good don't get me wrong but they wear not out of this world and a couple were just not to my taste.

That said, the statement of if it is worth is a personal matter. I never blinked an eye at it because I love this style of eating however I'm always blown away at what people will spend in the art gallery on the ship for what I consider garbage. Everyone puts value on things differently.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #24
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How much is a nice bottle of wine at Remy? Will the server make a good recommendation or constantly try to upsell to the wine pairing package? Even at $50.00 per bottle, it would still yield a $150.00 saving per couple over the wine pairing. Is there a Remy house wine?

Has anyone ever been disappointed in Remy? My wife is not shy about her feelings. If she is not happy, she will let everyone in the entire restaurant *and* on the entire ship know about her complaint. With a possible $400.00 bill, Disney has set the bar awful high. I hope Disney is up for the challenge!


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for what it's worth, we've ordered a bottle of wine both times we had dinner at Remy and in neither instance did the sommelier try to "upsell" us. First time on the Dream last year we spent about $130 on a bottle of Montrachet which is a wine we really enjoy. Last month we pre-selected a bottle of champagne - we spent substantially more on the bubbly but it was a vintage bottle and we were celebrating.

Tell them your price-range and they will work with you - they can't read your mind and I have found over the years that most disappointment stems from guests not being upfront about what they do and don't like and how much they are or are not willing to spend.

The staff are there to help you - use them and their expertise!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #25
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Agreed with Little c Travel, if you are daunted by the cost of the wine pairing, by all means bring a couple of bottles from home and just pay the corkage fee on them. You can, and in my view should, avoid the 'special' champagne cocktail offered as a pre-dinner drink in Remy. It is nothing special. If you desperately want a champagne cocktail before dinner, try one in the champagne bar instead--there are sparkling wines at various prices.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #26
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That said, the statement of if it is worth is a personal matter. I never blinked an eye at it because I love this style of eating however I'm always blown away at what people will spend in the art gallery on the ship for what I consider garbage. Everyone puts value on things differently.
THIS!! It is all so subjective. There were things in the gallery I liked, but would never pay an arm and a leg for. I also would never put out money for anything in the spa, because I know I could get similar services at home for much less if I desired. (The WORST massage I have ever had was aboard a cruise ship in the '90s. I had a fantastic massage on the beach from one of the ladies at Tropicante in Costa Maya last week for $25. Go figure.) I personally can't wrap my head around spending for a cabana at CC, $600 for the spa's Couples Choice package, or a royal suite, but that's just me. If you think about it, there are many who probably think we here are all nuts for spending what we do just to set foot on a Disney ship, because their idea of the perfect vacation involves a camp fire and a cabin in the woods (which I think would be just lovely too!) My point is, we all have a different set of values and financial situations to determine where our money goes.

On our cruise last week, we had both brunch and dinner at Palo, and lunch at Remy. After our two meals at Palo, I wondered out loud to DH if we should cancel Remy and see about the possibility of a second Palo brunch. He talked me out of it, and I am so grateful that he did. Granted, we are by no means foodies, but that meal at Remy was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten. I can very vividly recall the flavors and textures of every course, including the bread! I opted for the $25 champagne pairing, which I could probably skip next time, but the food was delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, and the time with my DH was wonderful. It makes me wonder what we missed by not doing dinner as well.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #27
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My DH, DD, and I reserved Remy after much trepidation about the cost, but we loved every minute there and it was one of the most memorable activities of several cruises. We had a complimentary glass of champaign and my DD and I ordered a glass of wine midway in the meal. We could not have enjoyed it more and one glass was plenty - and much less expensive. As for tips, the tables only have one or two seatings each night and the service was impeccable.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #28
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DW and I were on the Fantasy, Nov. 10-17. It was our first Disney cruise, and we booked dinner at Remy the last night. We are scotch drinkers, and rarely drink wine so we easily skipped the wine pairing. That said, the dining experience was wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of it, and it made for a memorable final night of a thoroughly great cruise. We are back on the Fantasy in Nov. 2013, and will definitely have dinner at Remy again! (We also had both dinner and brunch at Palo, and can't wait to repeat those either!)
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #29
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We think that Remy is worth every cent. We do not do the wine pairing, so we are out for around $200. There isn't a restaurant like that where we live, so it is definitely something we schedule when sailing on the Dream or Fantasy. Palo is great for brunch, but we prefer Remy for dinner.

It is hands-down the best meal I have had, and I can't wait for my next one!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #30
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While our total expenditure at Remy was not cheap, both DH and I both viewed our dinner at Remy as a huge bargain.

We have had meals nowhere near as good as that served at Remy for a lot more money, mostly at fundraising gala events for charitable organizations. One meal at a gala runs $300+ in our city.
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