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Old 07-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #151
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LE Cellier.

Sooooo bad was the food AND service the manager comped the entire $300+ meal.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #152
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I was disappointed in Tusker House for dinner, it wasn't horrible, but I felt like I wasted my dining credit.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #153
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We are here now and our disappointing meals were at Coral Reef (shudder). We had the lobster pasta and we both thought it was very very bland. To make matters worse i found a very long hair that was obviously not mine in my food. the waiter was very apologetic and sent the manager over to apologize and they comped it for me. The other so-so meal was at Kona! I liked my meal (lambchops) but the sustainable fish dinner was bland.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #154
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Stouffer's Inn.....oops I mean The Liberty Tree.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #155
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Yachtsman, the $65 porterhouse was really nothing special compared to any of the Shula's steaks I've had, including Shula's porterhouse, comparatively sized (not the 48oz one).

I should preface the following statement with the fact that I don't have any overt aversion to truffles. The culinary staff appears to show zero restraint when using truffle oil. My Mac and Cheese was borderline inedible due the overpowering truffle flavor and aroma. We were able to smell the truffle oil from the fries two tables away, also visibly untouched by the diner.

One of the high points of the meal was the lobster bisque it was one of the best I've had and came with some unique accompaniments that added to the bisque overall.

Our server was, in my opinion, above average and suggested a wine that went really well with the Porterhouse and comped my fiances drink after she asked if I didn't enjoy the mac and cheese. If I recall it was the De Toren Z still listed on the menu. There were a few times where she was tough to find and seemed to disappear for long periods of time but overall she was one of the better servers of the trip.

Even with the high points it's still not worth it to go back for me personally. This was also the tipping point for me with the dining plan after using two table service credits for a relatively mediocre steak and some other difficulties and minor hassles with my first experience with the dining plan I'll stick to paying cash.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #156
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Stouffer's Inn.....oops I mean The Liberty Tree.
We agree with this and then Sci Fi. The atmosphere there is cool enough that we go every few years, but the food is always disappointing.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #157
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I would ask people to not read too much into reviews. Restaurants can have an off day and there are simply different tastes.
That's been our experience. As I think about our worst meals, they were at resturaunts we've been happy with on other trips (except one). That one was Chefs de France. I've eaten there twice solo, and got awful service and food both times. But then DH wanted to eat there, because he'd been to France. He was so disappointed in the French onion soup-it was far more bread than onion. The other two (where we've had bad/good experiences) were the Cape May breakfast and Coral Reef.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #158
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Restaurant experiences seem to ebb and flow over time - I've been a WDW regular for the past 20ish years and the locations of some of our worst meals ever also happen to have housed some of our best meals, too!

San Angel went down as one of the worst. They turned things around and it's now in our Top Ten.

'Ohana is fickle; I had a best and worst meal there within months of each other.

Nine Dragons gets a lot of flack, and probably rightfully so, but it's one of maybe 2 places I get find tofu with vegetables - and they're exceptionally good at that dish, lol! We end up there a lot.

Where will we probably never go back? Well, never say "never", but I'll be shocked if I ever again try...

Marrakesh. I had curried vegetables and rice. How on earth do you screw THAT up?!

Tony's. For every reason already stated.

Any buffet: too pricey for how little my family eats.

Capt. Jacks, again for reasons already stated. But... it's such a great location, it's entirely possible I'll be sucked back in - and totally regret it.


I know this wasn't the question posed, but in case anyone's interested, there are a few places that have never, ever let us down. Over 20+ years. That's a pretty good record! Our go-to's are...

Kona
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #159
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Just wondering if anyone was unhappy with a Disney restaurant and would suggest avoiding it. Our last trip to Disney was our first time there and we were very happy with most of the restaurants except for 50's Primetime Cafe. Yuck! The 50's atmosphere of linoleum, formica, and flowery wallpaper is probably really cute to some but my brain just screamed "remodel!" LOL. However, the main problem was the food which was unedible to me. We all left hungry because we couldn't stomach the food and went to get snacks.

Are there any others to avoid?
Not to offend anyone BUT -- avoid TUSKER HOUSE @ AK. Food was not that great. Had to beg characters to come to our table and it was loud without being fun! BTW our fam. loves 50's PTC....it's our 1st visit tradition...

BUT I do guess it's each to his/her own?!?!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #160
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As others have said, these things can ebb and flow over the years. This most recent trip we had some good meals and some blah meals, but the only one we really thought was bad was BOG. Food was so-so, certainly not great and not worth the price. And service was not good at all. The waitress was dismissive and didn't pay attention to our courses. We ended up getting our entrees when barely half done with the appetizer. We very much felt as though we were being rushed out of there, even though we had a later seating time. Also, and this is not a big deal, but it was another annoyance on top of the others: It was our anniversary. It was listed on the ADR. We wore our buttons. Basically no recognition at all.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #161
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Whispering Canyon was the worst for my family. The food was not good at all. We couldn't wait to get out of there.
Every other restaurant we've tried was fantastic however
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #162
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Boma... I know alot of people love it but the hubby and I didn't find anything we liked even a little. also the buffet line is very small so it got backed up very easily.
It was our first night of our vacation but thankfully it got better!
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #163
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We finally went there after talking about it for years. It sounded fun. The menu was different enough.

All in all, everything disappointed us. Everything was average nothing special.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #164
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Garden Grill! The food was horrible......I am always amazed at how popular that restaurant is.

Also, Tony's. It tastes like it all comes out of a can.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #165
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Stouffer's Inn.....oops I mean The Liberty Tree.
Lol. That made me almost have pop come out my nose! But boy I hope not. I booked it for first dinner ever in September! Plus I drive past the Stouffers plant every day going to work! I want nothing to remind me of work on vacation!!
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