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Old 06-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Le Cellier - still a must do for you?

Should we still do Le Cellier or should we try something else?

Le Cellier used to be one of our must do restaurants. We loved the beer cheese soup and the feeling of the place. But it's been 8 years since we ate there and I've seen some mixed reviews recently.

We're on the dining plan, though I was thinking of paying oop for it no matter what since we're eating at several other places as well.

Aside from some Indian food (I really don't like curry), we are fairly willing to try new things.

All the other restaurants, with the exception of Boma, that we're eating at are brand new for us.

We are eating at these places during the trip:

Raglan Road
Boma breakfast
Princess breakfast in Norway
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Liberty Tree Tavern
Tucker House

So what do you suggest?

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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I still really like Le Cellier. Some folks say the food has gone downhill, but to me the filet mignon with mushroom risotto has been pretty consistent. Mine has always been very yummy and cooked as requested. The cheese soup is also still very good, as are the pretzel bread sticks. In terms of atmosphere, the place is pretty much the same. It still looks the same. The service can be hit or miss, but that was true before it became a Sig. I don't think it's a good (i.e., economical) use of TS credits, but paying OOP is fine.

Of the other places you're going to...are you going to LTT for lunch or dinner? The menu is very different between the two meals. Lunch is a la carte with the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. Dinner is family style Thanksgiving dinner. I much prefer lunch because of the toffee cake (no ooey gooey at dinner).

TI was pretty good, but I liked VN better. VN is more casual, but with really good food. VN has pasta dishes, as well as really good thin-crust pizza. The arancini appetizer and the Coppa Di Brutti Ma Buoni sundae is outstanding.

I really like Raglan Road. The food is very good and the service has been good as well. If you go during dinner time, there is Irish dancing, which can be fun to watch.

Over at AK, I would recommend Yak & Yeti. Tusker House was good, but I liked Yak & Yeti better. It has Asian influenced food (so some curry, but lots of other choices).
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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I love Le Cellier.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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We love Le Cellier too!! In fact, we will be eating there twice on our upcoming trip!! We also order the filet, and it has always been cooked perfectly. This is one of the restaurants that is a must for us. When I mentioned changing our second reservation for another, my family looked at me like I had two heads, lol!!!
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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We stopped going

when it became a signature restaurant. They eliminated lunch and made it an all day menu and the prices jumped big time. I was making ADR's for this weekend and was surprised to see many open times available...the 2 credits on the dining plan are making it not such a good deal and out of pocket there are better options like Captain's Grille, Olivia's, Raglan Road and many more.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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I've only ever had Le Cellier once, and I wasn't a huge fan. Personally, if I'm going to spend 2 Credits, I'd much rater go someplace like Jiko or Yachtsman.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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We still love the mushroom filet It's a must do for my DH
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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It was a good DDP deal for 1 credit, not so much for 2 (it's probably closer to a 1 1/2 credit location). It was never a real Must-Do for me, I liked it, but not head over heels for it (Sanaa and San Angel Inn however....).

If you're looking for a similar type of food, try Yachtsman over at Yacht Club. A bit better quality, service, and atmosphere, and just a short walk away from the International Gate at Epcot.

However, if you decide to do LC, it's still (at least, as of 2011 when I was last there ) decent and if you have proper expectations, you'll be fine. (Note: A ton of the "mixed reviews" have also been from people having impossible expectations of the restaurant. Some are also due to taste issues, which are much more relevant).
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
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I eaten at Le Cellier 3 times. The last time was within a few weeks of the switch to signature status. The 1st time was great, one of the best meals I'd had but after that it was downhill. By the 3rd trip my steak tasted like it was boiled. They must have not had the pan hot enough because you could tell the meat must have given off a lot of liquid and basically boiled instead of seared...tough, bland, and just yucky. I haven't been back since.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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We last had dinner at Le Cellier in January, and we are still talking about what a wonderful dinner it was! Just the best, very memorable, and we can't wait to go back on our next trip in December.
Wherever you go, hope you have a great time!

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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We've eaten there twice while it was still one credit. In fact the last time was only a day or two before it became two credits for dinner.
We enjoyed it, but it wasn't our absolute favourite. We were on the deluxe dining plan and I do remember all of us being way too stuffed to eat dessert. In fact the waiter tried to convince us to box it up and take it for later but we were so full we didn't even want to see it.

I don't think I would go again on the DDP for 2 credits, though I might go out of pocket for lunch sometime.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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For our trip next year, we're definitely going to try Le Cellier. We're going on the deluxe dining plan, so we'll have the credits to spare. I know it's gotten some mixed reviews on here, but I've had some family members and good friends tell me that they've had wonderful meals there. Hopefully it hasn't gone downhill since their most recent visit last year.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #13
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I think you would really like Kouzzina on the boardwalk. I wouldnt bother with Le'Cellier its overpriced for the same quality food at a 1 credit restaurant. I personally thought it was average at best, with standout individual items.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:02 AM   #14
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I'm a value seeker so Le Cellier was a must do for me when it was 1 dining credit. Now that it is 2 credits I would not return because I believe that there are much better signature restaurants.
One of my new top picks is Portobello in Downtown Disney.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:17 AM   #15
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We really adored the mushroom fillet and maple creme brûlée but as good as it is the restaurant as a whole to us isn't worth 2 T'S. I really miss it tho, maybe if we get to do deluxe dining we can go back

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