2nd guessing reservations...What did you think you'd hate but ended up loving???

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ktnryansmom, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

    Feb 5, 2005
    We went to Sanaa on our trip last May. I wasn't in love with the menu when I made the ressie and wasn't sure that I would like the food. Man, am I glad I made that ressie. It was wonderful! The food, the service and the ambiance were all great! DH and I loved the meal

    The only downside is that if you aren't staying at AKL it's really out of the way and not the easiest place to get to. Other than that...YUM!
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  3. showers2flowers

    showers2flowers Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2012
    Well, I would say it's close, but not quite right. (I used the recipe on allears and scaled it down) I am wondering if they use whole milk, because I used 2 percent and it was not as creamy as the real deal. Other than that, it's actually pretty good. I did end up putting the strawberry preserve mixture on the stove to reduce a little because it was very watery when blended, but I am guessing that could vary as well, depending on the type or brand of preserves used. Definitely needs to be chilled before serving.

    I hate rice pudding with a passion, but something made me try that stuff--and I LOVE it!

    Too bad Boma's bread pudding couldn't put an end to my irrational hatred of bread pudding. :lmao:
  4. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008
    Maybe this one doesn't count because it gets pretty high scores now, but back when AK first opened, (and before this board even existed to sing praises), I walked up to Flame Tree with great skepticism. Amusement park BBQ....ugh! But I was pleasantly surprised.

    And despite positive reviews of both the food and wine, I expected to be let down at Jiko, figuring that it would be "South Africa Lite" in the Disney sense. But I was impressed by both the quality of the food and the depth of the wine list. When I first dined there, I was working part time for a wine distributor and we had a very deep portfolio of South African wines before most people could even spell Pinotage, and I expected to see the "Mondavi Woodbridge" and Kendall-Jackson level of wines on their list. I was delighted to see that I was wrong, and that many of the wines that I sold were well represented on the list.
  5. loganpaulsmom

    loganpaulsmom DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    The problem is as a DIS 'er you want to have all the info you can about your trip including restaurants. This poses so many problems!! Lol I now base my restaurants on the park that I choose that day. We have already had to cancel multiple ressies for our April trip because we keep changing our itinerary. I try to do at least 1 signature and at least 1 sit down per day..
  6. LuvGoofy6

    LuvGoofy6 "This bond between us can't be broken. I will be

    Jun 2, 2012
    I thought the Sci-Fi Dine-In would be cheesy but we went because my husband loves those old sci-fi movie clips. I was genuinely pleased with the food and the service was wonderful each and every time.

    We heard bad reviews about 1900 Park Fare but decided to try it on our first trip (for breakfast) because we heard the character interaction was the best. Well, the character interaction was wonderful and so was the breakfast. We have eaten there on all of our trips. The Mad Hatter is hilarious and likes to have fun with the adults!
  7. Merbean09

    Merbean09 Mouseketeer

    May 24, 2012
    Before I was on the Dis-boards, when we went two June's or so ago, we were at Epcot. We were just going to eat at Seasons or Electric Umbrella :-)duck:), but instead we stumbled upon Via Napoli. It was hands down the best food we've had at WDW and the best pizza we've ever had.
    The servers there were so adorable and authentic, and they were so nice. I also love the atmosphere :)
  8. roushcivic

    roushcivic Earning My Ears

    Jan 1, 2013
    seafood buffet....tell me more
  9. Three cats

    Three cats DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2008
    I was skeptical about San Angel Inn for lunch but ended up loving it. It is on our must do list for our next trip.

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  10. kris4360

    kris4360 DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2012
    Same here! We had dinner there and loved it!
  11. PosadaGirl519

    PosadaGirl519 Mouseketeer

    Sep 7, 2008
    Yes! The resort restaurants are such hidden gems. I was so surprised by Olivias (OKW) The Maya Grill (CS) and Boma (AKL).

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