Disappointing Hollywood & Vine

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by DVC92, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. DVC92

    DVC92 Mouseketeer

    Jun 15, 2006
    H&V was very disappointing on a recent visit. The buffet has been downgraded in the last month (confirmed by a waitress). Favorite items have disappeared (root beer sweet potatoes, flavored butters, toppings for salad, etc.). Could this be a result of the Disney Dining Plan?
  2. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    We went in March 05 and were dissapointed too. There was very little variety they had two bars and a kids bar going the two bars both had the same items on them..
  3. chanty

    chanty DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2005
    We were considering this option with the Fantasmic Package.... More comments would appreciated from other Disers.
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  5. jjohnson

    jjohnson <font color = 'blue'><br>Volunteer cheerleader for

    Feb 23, 2003
    I haven't been to H&V since last August. It was awful.
  6. 01Sweetpea

    01Sweetpea DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2003
    We did H&V with the Fantasmic package in 3/2004, we will NOT be going back. It didn't help that the food was basically the same as CP, which we ate at the night before, but we found CP's buffet to be better. Even DH said never again.

    This year we are trying MM with the FP.
  7. Noah122898

    Noah122898 Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2003
    We had the Fantasmic! package here in 08/04 because it was the least expensive option. What a mistake. The food was nasty the place was filthy and the waitress never refilled our drinks. I guess you get what you pay for, I will NEVER do this again. :sad2: :crazy2:
  8. gigi1313

    gigi1313 DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2001
    wow, we must be the odd-family-out... we ate there in '04 and enjoyed it... again in '05 and enjoyed it... and most recently in jan '06 and it was decided among our group of 8 that it was the best meal of the trip (and we'd dined at LeC, CMs, LTT, CRT, CP)... everything was delish, there was a chicken w/berries and wine dish that was outstanding, endive salad that i could just eat all day, the famous root beer sweet potatoes (is it true? are they really gone?!), etc... and a fabulously accommodating chef that was very helpful dealing w/my son's food allergies and our friend's diabetes... i'll be very sad if it's gone that far downhill in such a short period of time...
  9. Cannot_Wait_4Disney

    Cannot_Wait_4Disney Ok all you A cattle, get in ...

    May 18, 2005
    We didn't have root beer sweet potatos when we went and that was awhile ago. So I'm not so sure they're permanantly KO'd.

    We liked it when we went too. We liked CM's and CP and 1900 a bit better but it certainly had better food than CRT (which we also liked) and had way better food than Marrakesh, which we won't be going back to.
  10. scrappinmom

    scrappinmom Can't wait to go back

    Jun 20, 2005
    Has the new character meal started? I wonder if that will change it even more? ok wait I think it starts late June...I'm intersted in reading those reviews
  11. Praying Colonel

    Praying Colonel DIS Veteran

    Aug 16, 2004
    Us, too, I guess. We really enjoyed it the last time we were there (8/04) and can't wait to try it again this August.
  12. michygoomy

    michygoomy DIS Veteran

    Jun 22, 2003
    Ditto what most of the others are saying.

    We were there just this week and it was very disappointing--and my expectations weren't that high to begin with. I couldn't switch my Fantasmic ADRs to someplace else. Not much variety, food was just OK, plates were very dirty looking, place was loud and not appealling.
  13. JandT'smom

    JandT'smom Mouseketeer

    May 2, 2000
    Have to agree with most everyone else that it was AWFUL. What a waste never again. Food was not good no varity bad service.
  14. bsmcneil

    bsmcneil DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2006
    ditto. i really did not enjoy it. (3/04)
  15. jpolak

    jpolak DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2005
    Uh-oh. We have an ADR there for our next trip.
  16. Emily & Sarah's Mom

    Emily & Sarah's Mom Mouseketeer

    Jan 4, 2006
    It sounds like a lot of the posters dined a H&V a while back. We ate here this week and it was very good. I was stressed because I had read such negative posts before our trip and was prepared for it to be awful.

    The service was very good - our drinks were always full. The restaurant was clean, the food was hot, everything tasted good. We were seated right on time. These were all contrary to the complaints I had read before we left.

    I would recommend H&V without hesitation.
  17. Fairy Godmother

    Fairy Godmother Mouseketeer

    Jun 26, 2005
    We ate there last month ( May 06). The food was just ok but the service was fantastic. Our drinks were never empty.
  18. parman

    parman Earning My Ears

    May 6, 2006
    :sad2: Our expectations were not high after reading posts before our trip. We ate there on 6/14 ( only ADR we could get with Fantasmic PKG ) and the food was the worst of the trip. I can say that the wait staff was good but it didn't make up for the food quality. Not much in choices and most of the food bland warm not hot. If you can make a ADR at Mama Melrose for 1TS credit you would be wise to do so.
  19. yaksack

    yaksack DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2004
    Did anyone go there for the character breakfast? If so, how was it?
  20. Disney Crazy Debbie

    Disney Crazy Debbie DIS Veteran

    Jan 2, 2006
    We ate there 8/04 and we loved it. We had eaten at 50's Prime Time and Sci-Fi Dine In at MGM prior to that trip. Of course the reason we booked was for the Fantasmic package but my son chose H&V for the package this year because he liked it so well. 50's had been one of his favorites and I'm the one that like Sci-Fi, he's not that crazy about it.
  21. WisMom

    WisMom Mouseketeer

    Sep 18, 2004
    We were there on Sunday, the 18th - just two nights ago. We were very happy with our meal here. Our reservation was for 6pm, we were seated at 6:20. The food was fresh and hot. While we didn't try everything, everything we did try was very good. The grilled flank steak was far better than the meat at Ohana. Our server was good, kept our drinks replenished and brought us coffee when he saw us getting dessert. Desserts were very good. We also ate at Crystal Palace. The food there is a little more adventurous but we thought both were comparable in quality.

    They did seem to be a bit short on staff. They were booked for the evening but the whole time we were in there, the restaurant was half full. They were doing a good job keeping up with cleaning tables. We would go here again.


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