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Old 08-31-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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BOG for dinner only, or lunch too?

We have dinner reservations the very last night there. I was thinking we shouldn't go for lunch prior to then so to keep the dinner special. But now I'm wondering if we should have lunch there too? Here's my list of pros & cons. I'd love some feedback:

Pros to eating lunch too:
Get to experience castle twice
We could go on a day we're also eating in Cinderella's castle
Go after Bippiti Boppiti Boutique
Get to choose which room we sit in
Don't have to wait to the very last minute to go inside

Cons to eating lunch too:
May make the hyped up dinner less special
We will have to wait in the big line
What if lunch isn't that great? Will it dampen our special dinner experience?

Love some thoughts, especially from those who have eaten there & personal experience. Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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I am having the same dilemma. I really want to sit in the West Wing, but not sure if they can fulfill that request at dinner, especially since we have an early dinner ADR (4:15), they may not have as many servers on staff yet?
A big pro for dinner, meeting the Beast in his study.....
I would have to cancel a dinner at CP to get lunch at BOG in because we are not huge eaters.
You may find it easier to decide when you get there. Last time, I wanted to do lunch until I was in the park and realized that I don't want to spend park time waiting in a long line.......that was what stopped me last time. Would love to hear what others say.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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I am having the same dilemma. I really want to sit in the West Wing, but not sure if they can fulfill that request at dinner, especially since we have an early dinner ADR (4:15), they may not have as many servers on staff yet?
A big pro for dinner, meeting the Beast in his study.....
I would have to cancel a dinner at CP to get lunch at BOG in because we are not huge eaters.
You may find it easier to decide when you get there. Last time, I wanted to do lunch until I was in the park and realized that I don't want to spend park time waiting in a long line.......that was what stopped me last time. Would love to hear what others say.
Yes, I really wanted to eat in the West Wing too, but I am fearful my little one may get scared. Does anyone know if it's really scary? I thought at least at lunch it may be easier to peek in there. I like your idea of waiting & seeing but I'm such a planner! My initial thought was to wait for dinner to keep that special feel, but now I'm wondering if we shouldn't deny ourselves what could be a great lunch.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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We had dinner there last night. I asked about the west wing and they told me it could add an hour to my wait, so we sat in the ballroom. We did visit the other areas after dinner. The west wing isn't scary to eat in. Our ADR was for 6:30.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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We had dinner there last night. I asked about the west wing and they told me it could add an hour to my wait, so we sat in the ballroom. We did visit the other areas after dinner. The west wing isn't scary to eat in. Our ADR was for 6:30.
Great insight, thanks! So do you think going there for lunch beforehand would have been fun so you could have chosen a different room to experience like the West Wing or was it just more special to go once for dinner?
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We have dinner reservations the very last night there. I was thinking we shouldn't go for lunch prior to then so to keep the dinner special. But now I'm wondering if we should have lunch there too? Here's my list of pros & cons. I'd love some feedback:

Pros to eating lunch too:
Get to experience castle twice
We could go on a day we're also eating in Cinderella's castle
Go after Bippiti Boppiti Boutique
Get to choose which room we sit in
Don't have to wait to the very last minute to go inside

Cons to eating lunch too:
May make the hyped up dinner less special
We will have to wait in the big line
What if lunch isn't that great? Will it dampen our special dinner experience?

Love some thoughts, especially from those who have eaten there & personal experience. Thanks!
Hello Dis Friend - We enjoyed our dinner at BOG in mid July of this year. I don't want to ruin the special feeling or the anticipation of walking into the entrance of the dining room but here is our you tube video link if you feel viewing the video would help you with your questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7ftzDCgO4
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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Our reviews of menu offerings:
(we think lunch is better than dinner)
LUNCH:
. . . tuna nicoise - pretty good, but light on the olives
. . . croque monsieur - nice, Béchamel needs more nutmeg
. . . turkey on a warm baguette - average, nice dijon
. . . roast beef sandwich - tasty, but slightly tough
. . . braised pork - recommended
. . . vegetable quiche - wife liked it (men don't eat such)
DINNER:
. . . pork rack chop - the pasta out-shined the pork
. . . chicken breast - nicely done and recommended
. . . pan-seared salmon - cooked well, but average taste
. . . grilled strip steak - good, not great, steak
. . . sautéed shrimp and scallops - only average
. . . oven-baked ratatouille - average
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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Hello Dis Friend - We enjoyed our dinner at BOG in mid July of this year. I don't want to ruin the special feeling or the anticipation of walking into the entrance of the dining room but here is our you tube video link if you feel viewing the video would help you with your questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7ftzDCgO4
Love the video! Thanks for sharing! Seeing that kinda makes me think perhaps we should do our initial plan of just dinner. It looked like a nice time. But I do like lunch & the idea of sitting wherever we like & then possibly the ballroom like you enjoyed here for dinner. This was so helpful!
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Our reviews of menu offerings:
(we think lunch is better than dinner)
LUNCH:
. . . tuna nicoise - pretty good, but light on the olives
. . . croque monsieur - nice, Béchamel needs more nutmeg
. . . turkey on a warm baguette - average, nice dijon
. . . roast beef sandwich - tasty, but slightly tough
. . . braised pork - recommended
. . . vegetable quiche - wife liked it (men don't eat such)
DINNER:
. . . pork rack chop - the pasta out-shined the pork
. . . chicken breast - nicely done and recommended
. . . pan-seared salmon - cooked well, but average taste
. . . grilled strip steak - good, not great, steak
. . . sautéed shrimp and scallops - only average
. . . oven-baked ratatouille - average
Wow! Thanks for writing out the menu & your reviews. Super nice!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:08 PM   #10
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Yes, I really wanted to eat in the West Wing too, but I am fearful my little one may get scared. Does anyone know if it's really scary? I thought at least at lunch it may be easier to peek in there. I like your idea of waiting & seeing but I'm such a planner! My initial thought was to wait for dinner to keep that special feel, but now I'm wondering if we shouldn't deny ourselves what could be a great lunch.
We didn't dine in there, but my kids did not like that room...they thought it was too creepy. I was thankful we didn't get sat there for dinner. We sat directly in front of a window and could watch it snow the whole time...it was great!!!

I would wait and do dinner. It is very magical and seeing the Beast was great. He was one of our favorite characters to meet. Really fun with the kids!!
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Love the video! Thanks for sharing! Seeing that kinda makes me think perhaps we should do our initial plan of just dinner. It looked like a nice time. But I do like lunch & the idea of sitting wherever we like & then possibly the ballroom like you enjoyed here for dinner. This was so helpful!
You are most welcome... Enjoy your Disney trip !! The food was fabu, we'll return next year..
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Great insight, thanks! So do you think going there for lunch beforehand would have been fun so you could have chosen a different room to experience like the West Wing or was it just more special to go once for dinner?
Not sure. Thats a hard one. We are doing it the opposite way and dinner was for our dd's 8th bday. Dinner was nice, food ok, not too expensive, but she loved the whole scenario-sooo worth it. Met the Beast after dinner too. We planned on having lunch there our last day (this Monday), so if lunch is just ok, won't matter because we've already had a celebration dinner there.
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The food is much different at night.

I had the Croque Monsieur for lunch and the had the salmon at dinner. Both were very good...and very different from each other.
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We did lunch and dinner and both were great. We actually preferred lunch because we could pick our table. Food was really good both times
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The food is much different at night.

I had the Croque Monsieur for lunch and the had the salmon at dinner. Both were very good...and very different from each other.
Do you have a photo of the salmon?

I snagged a 5:30 dinner for our arrival 11/16 & I am interested in the salmon.

If you have a photo, could you post it?

Thanks a bunch....
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