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Old 11-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Best restaurant for ambiance - not food

B/c of food restrictions we have to order pre-made "frozen" meals. Yum

We still like to plan a couple TS meals to get off our feet and feel like we're on vacation.

That being said, what restaurants do you recommend for ambiance? Keep in mind 2 boys - 1.5 years and 4 years.

I was thinking Coral Reef for the fishes for one meal. What else can you think of?

No definite touring plans yet, so it could be anywhere really. Just no car and don't want to go wayyyyy out of my way just for an ADR (like AKL)
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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I agree with Coral Reef.
Ohana, especially if you can be there for the fireworks.
Sanaa, before dark.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Well, I see that you said you wouldn't want to go waaaay out of the way for a meal like at AKL but Sanaa in the Kidani Village part of AKL is wonderful! If you go for lunch you can watch all the animals on the savannah (zebras, giraffes, ostrich, etc) and the prices for those who will be ordering off the menu are very reasonable.

I find it works best when I know I will be at the Animal Kingdom for the morning and then do a late lunch (around 2) at Sanaa since the AK is just a few minutes bus ride from the AKL.

I also want to mention that the last time I went one of the members of our group need dietary accommodations for gluten, dairy, eggs and a few others. Chef Trish was so on top of things and prepared a meal for him that was out of this world. He loved every single bite and was even able to get dessert.

I hope you are able to find a place that meets your needs! There are so many pretty and wonderfully themed restaurants on property. Best of luck planning your trip!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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A few off the top of my head that may appeal to your boys(atleast the 4yo) Sci-fi dine in, Rainforest cafe, Bomas or Sanaa, t-rex, Teppan Edo, 50'sPrime time cafe.
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I'm guessing from the necessity of getting prepared, frozen meals that the OP is ordering kosher meals. WDW restaurants don't have a kosher kitchen so there's likely no other way to accommodate the restrictions.

Sci Fi, T-Rex, Rainforest Cafe maybe, Prime Time Cafe. If they like characters, maybe Chef Mickey's.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Actually, according to allears, most WDW restaurants can accomodate Kosher meals. However, some may require a 1 day advance notice, some do not.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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We love the Garden Grill. It's a fun time and it's the best character interaction that we have found The restaurant moves and the kids will love it.
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San Angel is fun - browse the market while you wait, watch the volcano and boats while you eat, go for the ride after.
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I second the San Angel Inn. It's a must for my wife and I each trip. We love the food, but the setting and atmosphere really complete the meal for us.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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Yes, we're talking kosher meals here. To clarify the above posts - most wdw restaurants can accommodate kosher meals - which means they will warm up the frozen kosher meals for us. The kitchens are not considered kosher, so there is no way that anything can be prepared for us.

Dh actually said he was interested in eating at the Mexico Pavillion, so maybe I'll look into San Angel Inn....
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Coral Reef for sure... & then I guess Garden Grill as a second choice. We also love The Flying Fish, but it is a few $$$s than the others.
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Did you mean ambiance for you or for the kids?
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Did you mean ambiance for you or for the kids?
I guess moreso for the kids, but for us too. I just want it to add to our vacation and for everyone to have fun....
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My boys were the same ages as your boys our last trip. The favorites were t Rex, sci fi, breakfast at tusker house and actually the castle. They liked the swords and awesome desserts. Super fun ages!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #15
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Actually, according to allears, most WDW restaurants can accomodate Kosher meals. However, some may require a 1 day advance notice, some do not.
They need a one-day notice because they must bring the meals in from offsite. Thus, the already prepared, frozen meals.
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