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Old 03-05-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Just Back : Quick reviews

My DW and I just got back from 7 day stay at OKW and BWV. We had a wonderful time. Here is a quick hit review of our restaurants:

Wed: Went into Epcot and decided to do lunch at Le Cellier. We figured we might need to beg and plead but only had a 10 min wait at 12:50pm. Servive and food were very good. Love those pretzel breadsticks and cheddar soup. The NY strip, with maple bbq sauce on side, was excellent. Drank around the World for the first time. (actualy split a drink at each country between us) Had quick serve at OKW for dinner.

Thu: Went to Busch Gardens for day. Great day trip.

Fri: Coffee and bagels in room. Late Lunch at Yak and Yeti. We ended up eating at bar with very comfy seats. We had a great conversation with David "the barkeep". DW loved the pot stickers and we both enjoyed the sweet and sour chicken w/rice. The drinks were fun as well especially the sparkling sake martini.

Sat: Checked in at BWV. Great snacks from the Boardwalk Bakery. Dinner at Rose and Crown was excellent. Karla, our server, was fantastic, lots of fun. DW loved her Tea Time Chicken! We sat on the porch and had a great view of Illuminations. A truly wnderful time.

Sun: Breakfast at Spoodles. Horrible We sat down and I needed to run back to the room. DW ordered and specifically said to hold off until I returned. The waiter brought food to table almost immediately. She sent it back. I was back in about 7 minutes. Food arrives and is cold. Send it back and the chef looked put out. My wifes waffle came back again and you could tell they through the same bacon back on the plate, it had her bite mark. DW said it was like an expensive drive through meal. Get them in and out no matter what. Even the table of seven next to us were having issues as well. Very dissapointed!
Dinner at Grand Floridian Cafe was much better. We had no idea that this little gem was there. We knew of Citricos, Narcoossees and Victoria and Alberts but had no idea of what a nice place this was. We enjoyed a very nice meal and liked the prime rib. But we especially thought the French Onion soup was exceptional!

Mon: simple lunch at Cosmic Rays in MK. Nothing special but good chili cheese fries!
Dinner at Flying Fish. Best restaurant experience of this trip.. We sat at the "Chef's Bar" at the kitchen. We talked with Victor and Shawne as they were preparing the food. DW went with Victor's suggestion of the Red Snapper (she had never had it before)and it was fantastic. I enjoyed the chared steak which was unbelievably juicy. Great service and a wonderfultime!!

All in all another great trip. Used DDE card and heard servers are not happy with new DDP. Also, much less people on it than last year.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post...sorry to hear about Spoodles...the reviews are very hit & miss here.

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Either the food for breakfast at Spoodles was piping hot or ice cold the times we were there. Too unpredictable that is for sure.

What is wrong with the new DDP?

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:49 AM   #4

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We always loved Spoodles, breakfast and dinner.

After our trip last week dinner is now off our list of restaurants, Awful, sounds like breakfast should be crossed-off too.

Thanks for the review. Spoodles is now history for us.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:28 AM   #6
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So glad to hear that you loved FF...both the snapper and the steak are incredible!

Sorry to hear about Spoodles, we love it, especially for dinner. Hopefully they're not going downhill.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for your reviews! Now I definitely want to try Flying Fish!! :D

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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Great reviews- thanks!

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Old 03-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #10
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We had a bad experience at Spoodles too. Service was good, but the food way under par. You wrote an excellent post.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:01 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reviews. I agree with you about your gem of a restaurant GFC. We have eaten there several times and enjoyed it every time.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:07 AM   #12
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Thanks for the reviews!

A little off-topic, but I was wondering if you could make a recommendation for a family friendly dinner in Manchester, NH. We will be flying out from MHT in May, but will be spending an extra day there before. Thought it would be nice to have a table service meal (as we will likely be having too many counter service meals at WDW), that doesn't have a Disney price.
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