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Old 10-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #31
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ah, sad to hear! chefs de france is one of our must-dos every trip. maybe you went on an off day. we've only ever had good experiences
Us too, we love Chefs... Sad to hear you had a bad experience OP. I agree the DP has killed the quality in some restaurants, which is a shame, but overall I don't think Chefs is bad, we love the escargots there, maybe you went on a off day
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #32
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Our Ratings of Chefs de France: (5/21/2012)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: B
. . . food prep speed: C
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: B
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: B
. . . staff friendliness: C
. . . staff attentiveness: C
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: Chefs is a pleasant French eatery, although most dishes
have been Americanized. The service is a pretty slow and the servers
sometimes inattentive, just like in France. As a middle-priced eatery,
it is well placed. The food is average, except leave the snails to run in
the garden, as the snails they use have been sourced differently and
the quality downgraded. We also thought the cheese plate was very
tasty, but we admit our senses might have been blunted by the copious
amount of vino. We were quite displeased with the entrées, as they
were French-inspired, but not even close to real French (we used to go
to France every four months for business). The atmosphere is good, but
the tables are uncomfortably close to one another. Average American
tastes will like several entrées, but anyone familiar with French cuisine
will be disappointed.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #33
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Looks like we'll miss Remy with an 8:30 dining time. My kids are probably too old for that anyway (DDs-13 and DS-15). And we have average American tastes with no real experience with French cuisine, so it should be a good meal for us. I am super excited now! Hurry up January!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:10 AM   #34
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I have to wonder if the par baked bagettes are due to the refurb happening behind the restaurant to the old boulangerie, and the real baked bagettes will return once the new boulangerie opens up?
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #35
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. . . we have average American tastes with no real experience with French cuisine, so it should be a good meal for us . . .
Yes, it will be fine (except the snails!).
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #36
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Yes, it will be fine (except the snails!).
Ick...snails. My DS likes them, but I won't be getting them...blech.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #37
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Ate there a week ago today. Our bread was good, my lobster bisque was good, our filets were good. We enjoyed our meal, probably because our son and his friend were able to join us for the weekend at WDW. Our server was very nice and friendly. Was not a miss for us.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:23 AM   #38
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The bread isnt good bread is all im saying about the bread. Its par baked in high quantities. Shame really.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #39
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The bread isnt good bread is all im saying about the bread. Its par baked in high quantities. Shame really.
I enjoyed it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #40
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Well, its a value question right? For the price paid for the meal, would you reasonably expect fresh baked or par-baked bread?
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #41
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Lydia thats interesting. Iys one point on dlx ddp. So i guess you could say its not worth as much. But, is that any less of a reason to serve unequal stuff. From a chefs perspective everyone is my critic. I have to serve joe from wisconsin the same level meal as Eric Ripert dont I. I mean in all fairness. So its a shame that the one point places get hurt like that. It was the omly one point donner we ate there and it was worth far less than half a 2 pointer
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #42
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We liked the bread last year but maybe it has changed since then. We also liked the creme brulee. I do advise people to order the sauce on the side with the profiteroles: ours came drenched in chocolate syrup and it was really too much.

Don't get nervous people, I would keep your ADRs and maybe you'll have better luck. There are worse places to eat than Chefs, for sure.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #43
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We went to Chefs de France on both of our trips. (Both lunches) The first time was great. We really liked the noodles and cheese sauce (french style mac and cheese) and the ham and cheese sandwich.

When we went our 2nd time, we got the same things and they were really not very good.

Both were bland and unappealing. We decided that we will skip it on our next trip.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #44
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This is how I feel to a certain degree about every World Showcase restaurant I've visited. People rave about the "unique dining" here but I don't get it at all. I live in Fort Lauderdale, so a pretty fair access to many international cuisine restaurants, and nothing in Epcot stands out as very special to me. I've not eaten at Les Chefs, but the sushi in the Japan pavilion was fairly mediocre for example. For all of the restaurants, I feel I can get much better whatever-country cuisine in my own area.

The exception might be Le Cellier, I enjoyed my meal there and I've never been to a Canadian restaurant here, don't know if one even exists.

I just don't understand the excitement of having exotic cuisine if it's all dumbed down and mass-produced. It is good for theme park food, but not for restaurant food in my experience.
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Well le celier is a steakhouse. So its pretty fair game. Tje restaurants at world showcase are not amazing anymore. But when they debuted they were. Its a shame.
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