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Old 02-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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The problem with "which one is best of these 4" is that you'll probably get every possible combination as responses. So here are mine:

1. Flying Fish: one of my favorite DP places. Always had good meals; sometimes even great. Creative, chef-driven food and a great wine program. Somewhat casual-feeling for a Signature spot (just in ambiance), but that's not really a drawback for me.

2. Citrico's: One of the most upscale DP places. I've had excellent meals, except for one entree that was seriously flawed and inedible. Probably just a fluke. I don't find the flavor profiles to be particularly exciting, but that is just personal preference. Excellent service.

3. Artist Point: I like their take on Pacific NW food, but sometimes the execution suffers a bit. Not in my normal "dining rotation," but it's certainly not on my blacklist. Good, but not great.

4. Yachtsman: Lower mid-level steakhouse fare. Below the national names like Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Shula's, etc., and not even in the same universe as the top-tier spots. I actually like their non-steak food better. I know many people love YS, but it makes me wonder what their steakhouse benchmarks are. The steaks at YS seem merely like "good grocery store meat."
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #17
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My vote:

1. Citricos
2. Artist Point
3. Yachtsman
4. FF (food is very good, just found it big and noisy)
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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Flying Fish is the single best meal I have ever had it was absolutely incredible really a must do if you have not been there especially solo because you can sit at the chefs counter
Really try anything but Yucksman its awful at least in my experiences
I also recommend Brown Derby another great sig
I'm trying Citricos and Artist Point soon so I cannot speak to those yet...
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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I completely agree the best Steak I think I've had on property was at Brown Derby
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #20
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I completely agree the best Steak I think I've had on property was at Brown Derby
...and just to illustrate the term "your results may vary," the only WDW steak I've ever sent back was at Brown Derby. I ordered rare+ and got medium, along with mashed potatoes that were cold in the center. The replacement plate was good, however, and I still eat at HBD almost every trip.

My best WDW steaks were at V&A (real A5 Wagyu beef), bluezoo (AMAZING Four-Story Hill Farm beef...not sure if they have it any longer), Waldorf's Bull & Bear (best steakhouse within the resort) and Jiko.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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I do agree it can be hit or miss and it all depends on "when" you go too. It can be great one night and not so good the next. Lots of circumstances.

We loved AP for years and then a few years ago we had a bad experience an hadn't returned until 2 weeks ago & it's back on our "to do" list. (Ironically the server who waited on us 2 weeks ago was at Citrico's some years ago and we remembered him from there and that was the best part of Citricos from what we remembered LOL! He was great at AP too but so was the food.)

FF is another one of our favorites. I can't really think of a meal that we had that was a disappointment really.

Citrico's like I said, I remember the service from some years ago and the food was not bad but when we went back in more recent times I recall it was just ok.

YSH was our top fav many years ago but in more recent times we felt it really went downhill (especially when we had ants on our table, just a few little ones-not too gross anyone out and in FL it's a common thing-but NOT ON A TABLE in an upscale restaurant and the part that annoyed me the most was that the server didn't see them and then gave me attitude when I told him about them and I asked to move-not like I asked for a comped meal or anything-but we haven't returned since).

So in a nutshell, that's our experiences. My most recent votes would go to AP and FF.

If you would like to see a review on both feel free to check out my dining review website links with photos:

AP - http://www.disneydiningreviews.com/a...ner-review.htm

FF - http://www.disneydiningreviews.com/flying-fish-cafe.htm
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #22
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #23
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thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! wow I really appreciate all the time you have taken to write your thoughts on the different restaurants I've listed.

After lots of consideration based on the times available & my schedule, I decided to make reservations at the following...

Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch
Citricos for dinner
flying fish cafe for dinner

Plus the rest of my ADRs:

I have Coral reef, le Cellier, Kona cafe, Chef Mickey's, Tusker house, Sanaa, Cape May cafe, Victoria and Albert's, Crystal Palace, Be our guest, 1900 Park fare.

I'm really looking forward to trying the 3 new restaurants I've chosen in addition to dining at Victoria and Albert's for the 1st time and also dining at Be our guest for dinner on my birthday
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #24
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I hope that you enjoy the restaurants that will be new for you. We ate at Flying Fish earlier this week and had a great meal. We have Citricos booked for tomorrow (always a favorite of ours) and V & A's Thursday night. We had dinner at Artist's Point a few nights ago... see my reviews for details.... we will not be eating there again.
Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #25
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I've eaten at all three, plus Narcoossee's and Jiko.

Sticking to your original list, my favorite of the three was Artist Point. Having eaten there half a dozen times, I've never had a bad meal. The room is the least crowded of all the signature restaurants, and I found the service there impeccible.

Add me to the list of YSH haters. When I ate there recently, the service was glacially slow (seated 30 minutes late, room not even half full, and over 2 hours to serve 3 courses). The food was merely ok. Some of the food got rave reviews (the charcuterie plate), while others (romaine salad, scallop appetizer, lobster bisque) got some of the worst reviews by my family, comparable with Tony's Town Square. Had I been paying OOP, I would have demanded a significant adjustment to the bill.

My last meal at Flying Fish will be my last meal there. The room was SO loud that I nearly had to shout to make myself heard across the table (in direct contrast to Artist Point, where the room was so quiet I was talking softly to people across the table). In addition, my meal was absolutely blah. There was nothing presented that lived up to the hype given by the waiter or the menu itself.

I'm going to give a shout out to Narcoossee's. Consider it if you aren't already dining there. Frankly, I don't understand why people are saying they had a bad meal at Narcoossee's. I've eaten there 8 times in the last three years and, of the 30 individual meals served, there has been nothing but praise for the food and service.

Citricos was merely ok. The food was good, but I just couldn't get excited about the restaurant. Perhaps the close proximity to V&A makes some people giddy to go to Citricos, but not me.
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