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Old 08-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me the difference between the counter service experience and the table service? Of course theres no server but anything else? I just a ADR there for our trip next week but the menu is limited and expensive. I'm wondering if we should do the counter service instead. How is the steak there? Thanks
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Server, different menu, the opportunity to meet the Beast (he doesn't visit tables, but he walks through once in awhile and you can get photos with him after dinner if you show your receipt.)

Dinner has beer and wine, no such thing at lunch. Also the possibility of getting the Grey Stuff if you are having a celebration, you can't get it at lunch.

I've never had the steak. I like the mussels appetizer. My friend had the steak and she said it was good.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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We have done both and much prefer lunch. It is less expensive, we don't have to have an ADR and we prefer the menu. Dinner was okay, but nothing great. The food was only so-so yet on the expensive side, the dining room is very loud (true also at lunch but it was bothersome at dinner) and the line to meet the Beast was very long (we didn't wait).

From now on we will be skipping dinner at BOG, but is is a must-do for lunch.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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The entrees are different between lunch and dinner. The person taking you to your table stand sin the front of the big front door and says 'Bonjour. The dining room proudly presents your dinner' as he swings wide the doors. You can meet the Beast in his study after dinner. I had the steak which was good - much like any steak you've had at Disney. The braised pork at lunch was really good.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Lunch:
-No reservations, wait in line on the bridge.
-Order at the kiosks inside the room where the Beast meets in the evening.
-Usually you can choose your own table. Sometimes CMs will seat you.
-Menu is partially different: 2 soups and desserts are identical, different entrees.
-CMs bring your food in the carts used for desserts at dinner.
-Food is on real dishes and silverware. Paper cups for beverages.
-You get your own silverware, napkins and straws.

Dinner:
-Reservations required.
-CMs seat you.
-Menu has different entrees than lunch, more appetizer choices also.
-Beer and wine are available at dinner.
-The grey stuff is served only at dinner.
-Photo op with the Beast after you finish dining.

At both lunch and dinner you can explore all the rooms and enjoy looking at everything. We enjoyed the food at both meals, but overall we liked our lunch experience more than dinner. Our lunch was leisurely and relaxed so we were able to appreciate the restaurant and the atmosphere more.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. How does the steak at BOG compare to Lecellier? Thanks
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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Well we had dinner there this evening and have to agree with the other reviewers that wrote the setting is beautiful, the service was pretty good, but, the food was terrible It was a great experience and I am glad we did it, but, lunch may be a better meal as people have been writing.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Steak was fine - not particularly memorable. DH had the Chicken Breast Provenšal. I would say if you are on the dining plan it's a fine use of a dining credit. I wouldn't pay for it OOP.
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