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Old 12-18-2012, 03:46 PM   #16
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Mine: 1. Le Cellier- mushroom filet & their Mac N Cheese, TO DIE FOR.
2. Via Napoli- their pizzas & the Zeppole di Ricotta for dessert
3. Tutto Italia- lasagna & canolli
I can't wait to get back there in 5 months which seems like forever.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #17
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QS - Tangerine Cafe in Morocco! Nice pita, with Lamb/Chicken gyro meat, cous-cous, lentil salad and hummus! Such a nice lunch, we've been going since it opened, always stellar!

TS - Le Cellier, again, we've been going since it opened, I've always had a great meal, NY Strip perfectly medium rare, full of flavor, Canadian Beer Cheese Soup and maple creme brulee!

3rd choice - Newest kid on the block, VIa Napoli, love the Frito Misto appetizer platter w/ calamari, tempura veggies, arancini etc. and the pizza is thin, cheesy and full of flavor! Comes hot to the table, can't ask for anything better!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #18
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1- Via Napoli
2- Tutto Gusto
3 - Le Cellier

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #19
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Coral reef- i agree with other pp best steak.
Garden Grill- it's my 10 yr. old DS favorite so that makes it one of my faves.
Chefs de france- french onion soup!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:11 AM   #20
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Akershus - because my daughter loves the Princesses....and my wife prefers the interaction (i.e., Conga-line) over Cinderella's Royal Table.

Rose & Crown - maybe no better place to see Illuminations. Good beer along with Fish & Chips. Not fancy, but why should a pub be fancy.

Coral Reef - some folks are not into the small'ish portions. Others have found service to be lacking all too often. We love the ambiance of the extraordinary fish tank and have never had problems with food quality or service.

Please note, my selections were seemingly not about food quality, but overall experience. And if you don;t mind - each are uniquely Disney experiences. Ya'see for better or worse (better, I think), I am able to get good food where I live, but I cannot see Princesses interact with my child, I cannot get a light show of Illuminations from my dining table, and I cannot sit in what feels like a large fish tank.

P.S. I'd also like to give an Honorable Mention to Club Cool and the free soda samples from around the world.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by AlohaAnnie View Post
What do you recommend at Nine Dragons? I am considering trying it in June.

if you like spicy/flavorful, I highly recommend the Kung Pao chicken! Not for the faint of heart though, it's pretty peppery, but flavorful, not just hot which is what some Chinese restaurants seem to go for with Kung Pao, "let's burn the inside of his mouth off!" Hands down, the best KP I've had though!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rcraw45425 View Post
if you like spicy/flavorful, I highly recommend the Kung Pao chicken! Not for the faint of heart though, it's pretty peppery, but flavorful, not just hot which is what some Chinese restaurants seem to go for with Kung Pao, "let's burn the inside of his mouth off!" Hands down, the best KP I've had though!
Thanks for the heads up!

I love good Chinese food and have an ADR there (along with Le Cellier) for my April trip. Now I know what to order!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #23
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Teppan Edo - hibatchi side agreed the scallops are fantastic

Le Cellier - love their soup

Coral Reef - love the aquarium while you are eating ..

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #24
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #25
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In no particular order...

La Hacienda de San Angel. The meat for two platter (La Parillada?), several margaritas, and a decent shot of a view of Illuminations. Pure win.

Via Napoli. One of the few non-Chicago pizza joints that can get my mouth watering. I swear they mix crack into the dough.

Sunshine Seasons. Counter Service? On a top dining list? You bet. Probably THE best CS on property with food way beyond the normal chicken strips and soggy fries.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #26
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Oh wow thats tough to narrow down to three. Especially since Ive eaten at all of them as a meat eater, but now Im vegan so I have to be very selective about where I can eat.

In no paticular order:

1. Biergarten in Germany - just so much fun with the show and I love German food, and being Veg I can always find a few things. Although I do miss a good brat

2. Chefs De France - just love the atmosphere and the food

3. Bistro de Paris (now Monsieur Pauls?) - again great food and atomosphere, a little more private, quiet and romantic. The only restaurant in Epcot that is on the second floor I think, so if you get a table by a window you get some great views.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #27
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I've eaten at 4 places in Epcot but I would only recommend 2.

1 - Biergarten - LOVED it here. Maybe it's because I'm from Wisconsin and beer with brats is just what we do. I found everything to be good and the atmosphere was fun.

2 - Coral Reef - We had an excellent meal here. I was actually not even hungry before going here but I managed to eat everything I was served just because of how delish it was.

As for the other 2... we've been to Akershus for breakfast & San Angel Inn for lunch. Akershus was okay but breakfasts aren't really hard to screw up. It didn't blow my mind or anything. San Angel Inn was really good as well but the entree just didn't do it for me (steak tacos)... the avocado margarita was awesome but you don't need to eat there to order one of those
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #28
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1. Biergarden: I have always loved it here but a recent trip has me singing praises. The selection has always been great and the food has always been tasty but it seems some new additions have been added to make it even more outstanding. The buffet is two-sided, the lines are almost identical. On my last trip, they had beer cheese soup that was better than Le Cellier! Pair it with some of the Pretzel Rolls and you are go to go! My personal favorite is a plate of the Chicken Schnitzel with Spaetzle topped with Hunter’s Sauce, served with Sauerkraut and Red Cabbage! YUMMY

2. Rose and Crown: Love this place for the food and atmospere! I've always loved the Scoth Eggs. They dissapeared for a while but I'm glad to see they've remained on the menu. Unfortunatley, they no longer serve the Chicken and Mushroom Pie that I used to love. However, I do like the Cottage Pie (essentially the same as Shepherd’s pie but with beef instead of lamb).

It's really hard to pick a third. I'm happy hitting up any of the following:
Via Napoli for the Wood Fired Pizza
Boulangerie Patisserie for a heated Ham and Cheese Croissant
La Cantina de San Angel for Nachos
Sommerfest for a Frankfurter
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #29
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1) Via Napoli-pizza SO good that I dream about it at night. Also, we have always had amazing service and it is so nice to chat with the Italian waiters and waitresses. #1 favorite restaurant in all of WDW.

2) Morocco-food is delicious and the restaurant is beautiful.

3) LeCellier-restaurant is gorgeous! When I enter this restaurant, I feel like I am in another place and forget that I am in a theme park. Food is AMAZING, esp the cheddar cheese soup and house burger.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #30
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