Anniversary Dinner!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by anniebabymu, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. anniebabymu

    anniebabymu DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    My DH and I are taking a kiddo-free anniversary trip to the World the very end of September! We will only be there three nights and due to the F&W festival I don't plan on doing the DDP this time. I'm thinking we'll spend most of our time eating F&W food, so will most likely only make 1 or 2 ADR's.

    If you had to pick one place to eat with your love to celebrate your anniversary... where would it be? :lovestruc
  2. SAT887

    SAT887 DIS Veteran

    Dec 7, 2010
    We are doing the same thing but in the beginning of October. I suggest since you are kid free to go signature. We love the California Grill (not sure of its rehab sched though) if you can get an ADR during Wishes, it is beautiful, something about standing out there holding hands is romantic. :) On our trip (4 nights) we are going to try Artist's Point, Citrico's and Flying Fish my oldest is 3 so on our trips we often skip signature dining because its not as kid friendly.
  3. GaBelle

    GaBelle DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Victoria and Alberts. I would love to go back with my hubby. I went with my sister several years ago and it was amazing.
    You cannot beat the ambiance and experience.
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  5. dvcHammer

    dvcHammer Drinking at Disney

    Dec 12, 2001
    If you will already be in Epcot for the F&W, maybe scoot out the International Gateway by France and get over to the Yachtsman Steakhouse. at the Yacht & Beach Club.

    Just a short walk (or boat ride) over so no buses or cabs to get there, and then a nice after dinner walk back to Epcot
  6. bgraham34

    bgraham34 Wilderness Lodger

    Apr 22, 2008
    Victoria and Alberts if you want to spend the money or Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge
  7. Pygoplites

    Pygoplites Mouseketeer

    May 6, 2009
    In order of preference and descending price:
    1. Victoria & Albert's (by a long shot)
    2. Bull & Bear (Waldorf-Astoria)
    3. Todd English's bluezoo
    4. Il Mulino

    Bull & Bear doesn't get mentioned here much, since the Waldorf is not an official Disney resort, but the Bonnet Creek resort area is actually less remote than some of the Disney properties. B&B is a fantastic adult dining place, with outstanding steaks and seafood. Other than the real A5 Wagyu beef at Victoria & Albert's, Bull & Bear has the best steaks in the area, including an Allen Brothers' 45-day dry aged NY steak. Classier and a more inventive menu than Shula's and in an entirely different league than Yachtsman (for not that much more money).
  8. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

    Aug 27, 2004
    Victoria & Albert's, though it is costly. Artist Point has good food and superb ambience. California Grill (which should be open by late Sept) has wonderful food and great views.
  9. DEA

    DEA DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2009
    Victoria and Albert's would be the first choice.

    Second would be Flying Fish, a late seating to avoid some of the noise issues. Mostly because it was DW and my first kids-free date at WDW, so it has a sentimental place in our hearts in addition to the fantastic food and service.

    Third would be Jiko, as I think it's the most romantic restaurant interior at WDW.

    Fourth pick would be Narcoossee's, for the waterside location, and the walk over to the Poly to see Wishes from the beach.

    Too many good places, sorry I couldn't narrow it down more.
  10. darkwing818

    darkwing818 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    Victoria & Albert's hands down, no question... :thumbsup2
  11. Uncleromulus

    Uncleromulus Plain grey will be fine

    Jan 28, 2001
    IF V&A is out due to $$$$, then I'd pick Shulas (for steak) Blue Zoo for seafood, Il MUlino for Italian, and Citricos (as the best of the Disney operated spots).
  12. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    Yachtsman Steakhouse at the YC or Artist Point at the WL.
  13. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2008
    we are doing a special date night out during our trip in October to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Splurging a bit on V&A - really looking forward to it

    In the past we did a date-night to California grill and absolutely loved it - though now we bring the kids ;)
  14. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008
    :thumbsup2 100% And I'll add that if you want to dine in nicest park venue, go to Monsieur Paul.
  15. jwfla422

    jwfla422 DIS Veteran/Philly Native

    Apr 21, 2000
    I would chose one of these signatures:

    IL Mulino

    Feel free to click on each for a review with photos.:thumbsup2
  16. SarahInMN

    SarahInMN Drink your wine with a cheerful heart

    Jan 16, 2008
    1) V&A's
    2) Jiko
    3) California Grill
  17. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue>

    May 10, 2001
    Anyone who isn't limited to DDP restaurants should seriously consider the Swan & Dolphin restaurants (bluezoo, Il Mulino, Shula's). Most people here will recommend the Disney run restaurants, because that's what they've tried on DDP. That doesn't necessarily mean they're the best. In our opinion, it's the opposite. For example, we think bluezoo is a good step up from Flying Fish, but you'll see more recommendations for FF due to it taking DDP.

    For DDP restaurants, Artist Point is very good with a nice atmosphere. We haven't eaten at Citricos, but we feel the other Disney run signatures we've tried have a great atmosphere or great food, but not both. They can also be very inconsistent. Paul Monsieur had both, when it was Le Bistro. I don't know if that's still the case now that they accept DDP. DDP has a way of changing restaurants, & not for the better.

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