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Old 04-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Chefs de France on the DDP???

I'm planning a trip to the world and am on the fence on whether I should make a reservation to Chefs de France for dinner. It would be for my DW, DD6 and DD3. We will be on the DDP and could use your advice.

To whomever has been there before, is Chefs the worth the TS Credit?

Is the menu limited or can you order anything using the DDP?

And while we're on the topic, what would you recommend?

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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We ike Chef's and go fairly frequently.
It is one of my mom's all-time favorites and she requests it every time she's on the trip.


It certainly isn't haute cuisine, but the food is good and I like the atmosphere.

I can certinly think of worse ways to spend a TS credit.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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We're trying it when we go in August and I have my beady little eyeballs on the Coquilles St. Jacques. Hope I'm not disappointed!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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Make your ADR for 5 if you want to see Remy. He is also there at lunch. Times are 12:30, 1:40, 2:50 and 5:20
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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I'm all about seeing Remy, my DW...not so much. Does making the reservation for 5 improve your chances of Remy stopping by? If so, thank you very much for the tip! If we decide to go we'll definitely do that.
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Yes you can order anything off the menu when you use DDP. Children age 3-9 on DDP are required to order from the children's menu.

There is a three-course prix fixe menu, when you order from that menu you get an appetizer included even on the regular dining plan which otherwise does not include appetizers. When ordering from the prix fixe menu no substitutions are allowed.

There are a few things to remember about Remy. He does not appear on Sundays. His only dinner appearance is scheduled at 5:20. At that time he will enter the dining room and make one circuit of it. If you're not in your seat when he comes by, you don't get to visit with him. Because there's only one of him, if he breaks down he may not appear as regularly scheduled.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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Our Ratings of Chefs de France: (3/1/2013)
. . . 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 04-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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Does making the reservation for 5 improve your chances of Remy stopping by?
If seeing Remy is a really high priority, then I would make your ADR for a little earlier than 5 pm (say like 4:45 pm). As TDC Nala said, Remy makes one circuit of the restaurant each time and it takes about half an hour. Les Chefs is known to run behind schedule occasionally. If you are not at your table and seated by the time he comes by, he will not come back. This includes being in the process of being seated. So on the chance that Les Chefs is running behind and you're to be seated at a table at the start of his circuit, it means you could miss Remy. TS meals in the theme parks usually take about 60-90 minutes, so if you make an ADR for 4:45pm and are seated on time and at the end of his rotation, I would guess you'd be having dessert when he comes by.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #9
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I have eaten at Chefs de France and it did not disappoint. We used TS credit to do the prix fixe menu and I felt it was worth what we received.
Food was great, on par with several casual French bistros I go to in Chicago. Service was great as well. Highly recommend the french onion soup and salmon entree.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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DDP guests are allowed to order from the pre fixe menu which is great because then you can get an appetizer when you would normally have to pay for that out of pocket. I like going during lunchtime when Remy stops by all the tables.
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I thought I read that there is an additional surcharge if you order the Prixe Fix meal on the DDP.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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I thought I read that there is an additional surcharge if you order the Prixe Fix meal on the DDP.
Not correct at Chefs de France. Right now, unless things have changed very recently (like within a few weeks), the only restaurants that have a DDP upcharge for a prix fixe meal are Monsieur Paul and Marrakesh.

(Flying Fish also has a prix fixe offering that is not included on the dining plan at all.)
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
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Our Ratings of Chefs de France: (3/1/2013)
. . . 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.
Rusty....was this for lunch or dinner? Or the same ratings for both?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #14
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DH loves this place. I do too,but it is a must do when I am with him. IMO the servers are too.......IDK....over the top. They are overly concerned that I can't finish all my onion soup. 'Is there something wrong' I can't finish all my beef short ribs and pasta. Is there something wrong. No nothing is wrong with the food I just cant eat all that and still enjoy my creme brulee. It's better with DH because he helps me finish. But they really do make a big deal out of it if I don't finish. I know they are trying to be helpful. But it is annoying! "Madame is somthing wrong? Would you like something else?" Too helpful is annoying! Yes it is! Lol
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