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Old 12-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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A good restaurant for conversation

I'm planning a mid-June Wdw trip. While there, we are going to meet friends we haven't seen in years. We want to have dinner on a Friday night, on property but not in a park. There will be 4 adults, plus a 5 year old and 10 year old (both girls). We want a place that isn't too noisy so we can talk.

Thank you in advance for all suggestions.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Yachtsman Steakhouse would be a good choice. The tables aren't too close together. The food and service are wonderful.

Jiko and Artist Point would be fine choices, too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Good luck with that. A quiet restaurant at WDW is not easy to find. Even some of the signatures can be noisy (Cali Grill, I'm looking at you).

Sanaa at Kidani Village is nice, as is Jiko at AKL and IIRC, not very noisy.

We love Citricos. I think the Wave isn't too noisy, nor GFC. Cape May isn't too bad.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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i do not know where you are staying, but some of the moderate resort restaurants are very nice, reasonably priced and conducive to chatting... we love Boatwrights at POR.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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The only restaurant I would not recommend is Biergarten, very boisterous! And any meal with characters or princesses. Other than that, I think most TS restaurants in Epcot should be quite nice for catching up with friends. Tokyo Dining has a nice subdued vibe - and a beautiful view of the Japanese gardens, and the water. And peoplewatching.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Sanaa!!

Good food, reasonably priced, good for children and adults, and relatively quiet.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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We will be staying at CBR. We will have a rental car and will be touring Magic Kingdom that day.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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Turf Club at Saratoga Springs resort! Easy boat ride from DTD, great food. A hidden gem in WDW!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
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I would eliminate the Polynesian options, and think the GF cafe is also a little noisy.

I agree with previous posters, Sanaa is a good choice, Jiko would be expensive but it would be great.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #10
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i do not know where you are staying, but some of the moderate resort restaurants are very nice, reasonably priced and conducive to chatting... we love Boatwrights at POR.
I thought the same thing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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We will be staying at CBR. We will have a rental car and will be touring Magic Kingdom that day.
In this case, Shutters at CBR... You can carry the convo poolside or to the bar if you are so inclined.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #12
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It sounds like a bit of a challenge actually. If there are 4 adults who havent seen each other in a while, its a good assumption you'll chatting at the table for a while. However, having a 5 and 10 year old may get restless quickly.

Consider whispering canyon. The staff is great with kids and is usually fun. I also remember my kids playing at a craft table while waiting for our table to be ready. Plus the kids could explore the lobby a little which can be seen from the restaurant

Hope you have a good time!
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:04 AM   #13
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sanaa or jiko.
the kids could watch the animals, and go get night vision googles if they get bored at the table...
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Sanaa (not too expensive) Jiko or Artist Point are all good choices.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #15
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As Minnie Mum said, good luck.

I guess Yachtsman or Citricos offer the best chance of at least some peace and quiet.

And Turf Club is usually fairly quite--mostly because it dosen't have much of a following and often is fairly empty.
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