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Old 12-14-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Dining reviews 11/25-12/6-Lots of pics, a little talk - Counter Service - The End!

This isn't going to be fancy or funny, just what we thought. I'll tell you what we ate (including pics of most), what we thought of the food and the restaurant overall and maybe we'll assign ratings!! I'm not going to give ADR times or times we arrived as we never waited more than 10 minutes after arrival before we were seated.

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California Grill pg. 1
Coral Reef pg. 2
JIKO pg. 3
KONA pg. 4
Blue Zoo pg. 5
Chefs De France pg. 7
Wolfgang Puck Cafe pg. 8
Flying Fish (Twice) pg. 10 & 11
LeCellier pg. 12
Spoodles pg. 13
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Let's get started. CG was our favorite restaurant in all of Disney after our trip last year and we decided to make it our first night "get in the Disney mood" place. It did not disappoint. I don't think any place can top CG as far as service and atmosphere. Topher (short for Christopher) was our wonderful server for the evening.

I started the night off with a drink recommendation from a friend here on the DIS the French Martini - this was probably the best martini of the trip and I had many.



Next up are sushi appetizers, spicy sensation and rainbow roll. Both were excellent. Not a very good pic of the spicy sensation it was FULL of scallops and avocado.




Next is the deluxe sushi entree



DH's entree was a special that night, a scallop dish. He ate scallops quite often during this trip and these by far were the best. In fact this night the scallops outshined the filet!! Sorry he doesn't remember what the scallops came with.



Next entree is the famous Oak-fired filet which was as good as always. I much prefer it served with the roasted root vegetables instead of potatoes.



The desserts were great as usual - honey crunch cake, valrhona chocolate and coffee(those are coffee beans on the ice cream), and the butterscotch buzz.





CG remains one of the finest dining experiences we've ever had at Disney and it will always be on our "must-do" list!

Our rating with being the best:

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the review. Can't wait for more.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:18 PM   #4
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WOW that looks great!!!

Can't wait to read about more!!!
The pictures are fabulous-thanks!!!I just showed it to DH b/c he thinks I was goofy when I took photos of my food in DL(like 2x!) and I plan on more on our next trip!!!

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Old 12-14-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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Yeah!!! Now I have to go back and read everything but the pics are fab!!!

Thanks my friend!

ETA: How the heck did I miss that French Martini when I was there??? I guess we'll just have to plan a drinking trip!!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for taking the time. Can't wait for more.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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Yummy! I love scallops and sushi. Looking forward to more.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:47 AM   #8
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We loved the California Grill as well! Great service and atmosphere.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:51 AM   #9
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Great review, I am looking foward to my second visit at CA Grill next year.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:54 AM   #10
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Thanks for your review and pictures!
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:31 PM   #11
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Great review and pics...looking forward to more
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:33 AM   #12
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The Honey Crunch Cake looks the best in the pictures. What's in it?
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GREAT your reviews are coming up!!!
Looks yummy. Next trip we are going to CG for sure.
Cant wait to read more.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:40 AM   #14
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The Honey Crunch Cake looks the best in the pictures. What's in it?
I'm not certain. DS gobbled it down without offering a bite to anyone. Here's how it is described on the menu: Inspired by "The Year of a Million Dreams" - Honey Crunch Cake with Chantilly Cream, Oven-roasted Golden Pineapple and Crunch Candy Crumble.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:53 AM   #15
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Great start! Count me in!

I have been thinking about adding Spoodles to our trip. I'm excited to see what you thought of it.

Thanks!

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