It costs how much?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ellie'smom, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ellie'smom

    ellie'smom Mouseketeer

    Jan 3, 2008
    WOW ! Just looked at the prices for Narcoossee. I'm suffering from sticker shock. How can anyone with a couple of kids afford to eat there while on vacation. Seriously,4 meals with tip and tax is easily the price of 4 one day tickets.
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  3. dp911

    dp911 Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2013
    It is worth it. I love it for a couples only date night, but have taken my kids and the food is delicious. I live in NY so their prices aren't any higher than us eating in NYC.
  4. Polydweller

    Polydweller DIS Veteran

    May 17, 2010
    Well, apparently lots can because its always packed. It's a signature restaurant in the GF. It's no surprise that there are three high end restaurants at the GF. GF is aimed at people who are willing to pay top rate for rooms, restaurants and everything else.
  5. wdwfan22

    wdwfan22 Totally Obsessed Disney Nut!

    Mar 26, 2008
    I don't think I would pay out of pocket. But I think it is worth 2 dining credits if you are one the dining plan.
  6. RedfromNL

    RedfromNL Mouseketeer

    Oct 7, 2011
    That's why we won't be eating there :)
    Just a litttle too much. We have booked three meals in two weeks, rest will be counterservice or eating out of Disney on a few short trips we have planned.
    But I guess it's also what you choose to spend your money on.

    For us (esp. in Epcot of course) there are so many places to eat nicely for less.

    PLUS we will just have spend a week on the Queen Mary II crossing the atlantic from the UK to New York. They serve seriously good food there and after a whole week of that....
  7. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

    Sep 7, 2007
    I guess being from NY/long Island we are used to prices like that. Disney prices are on par with prices at home. We love Narcoosee's. The whole maine loster is to die for!
  8. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007
    I'm from Australia and the prices are similar here too. When people comment on how expensive food is at Disney, compared to our restaurants, they're cheap.
  9. mickeysbestfriend

    mickeysbestfriend DIS Veteran

    Dec 3, 2005
    and although the food was good, it was not any better than other places we have eaten at for half the price. We had a table with a view of wishes but people going ourside to watch blocked our view :(

    The sad part was that we were still hungry when we finished dinner( the portions are small) and ended up at McD's in DTD later in the evening.

    We typically don't do Signatures because of the price/value relationship.
  10. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

    May 7, 2006
    Some people enjoy meals like that so they plan and save for them.

    While I have not been to this specific restaurant, I have done it in the past for other signature meals. To us, it is worth it and we find value in it.

    As for portion sizes... I have found that signatures are more likely to have "correct" portions of foods then other restaurants. Other places serve way more then a single portion should be.
  11. disneychic

    disneychic DIS Veteran

    Aug 2, 2001
    It is one of our favorites, so even if we are not on the DDP it is worth the cost to us. Vacation is about splurging for us, & since we don't have the opportunity to eat there when we aren't on vacation we don't mind the cost. Also, As others have mentioned when you live in the NY/NJ area you are used to paying similar prices (if not more) to dine out.
  12. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    I have to agree with some of the other posters. I don't find the prices at most of the WDW sigantures to be excessive when compared with other cities and international tourist destinations. When we are on vacation, dining is an important part of our experience and we budget accordingly. As for portion size- I've never left a signature hungry. But I don't leave stuffed either. I much prefer the "normal" portion sizes, especially when we want a multicourse meal.

    For the PP who will be travelling on the Queen Mary- after almost a week of the wonderful meals that you will be having, you're probably wise to pass on most of the WDW signatures- I guarantee you would probably be disappointed.
  13. Art 1

    Art 1 DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2009
    They earn good money and just pay.
  14. rizzo0904

    rizzo0904 Mouseketeer

    Nov 10, 2007
    I live in NH and there is no way I'd pay $65 for a 2lb Maine lobster...that is nuts! I can get them for about $7 lb here.

    As for the menu in general, people prioritize their money differently. I'd rather spend $200 on one nice meal rather than take my family to Applebees 5 times. With that being said, I'm not doing any signature meals at Disney. Just not my cup of tea.
  15. ellie'smom

    ellie'smom Mouseketeer

    Jan 3, 2008
    I also live in NYC, and yes have paid a lot for a special meal. None the less the prices did surprise me. Our family goes to Disney yearly and have done many of the Signature restaurants, still.... Regardless we have booked a table and plan to dine there.
  16. princess aleya

    princess aleya DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2009
    Dining out while on vacation for us is huge part of the experience for us. So we budget accordingly to do the things we want.
  17. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    I disagree. I dont think using 2 TS credits is a good value on the DP. With 2 TS credits each, you can eat at two more restaurants during your trip! Like at Via Napoli & Tutto, or Raglan & Chefs, or Crystal Palace & TRex...the choice is yours! Thats why I always pay OOP when going to a signature restaurant.
    However, it might be worth it if you order the $68 lobster/steak combo, or the $65 lobster! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    If you are going for the 'experience', you can always order appetizers and dessert, and kids meals for the kids. That way you wont break the bank. :)
  18. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

    Aug 1, 2011
    That's why we'd never pay money to eat there. Even the 1 credit restaurants seem to be pretty expensive and I could never really justify spending that money. That's why we love free dining, we also like to upgrade to deluxe if budget allows. We NEVER spend that amount on a restaurant OOP.

    As for using 2 credits being good value, I think they are for fixed price meals and buffets like CRT and HDDR. There, you can't order less and pay less. For others, we would consider ordering only appetisers and desserts but since we usually get the deluxe DDP we just use that.

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  19. pktbMouse

    pktbMouse DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    totally agree:thumbsup2
  20. Micca

    Micca Where there's a will, there's an heir

    Dec 5, 2000
    I've lived in various medium-to-large U.S. cities and I think WDW food prices are pretty steep. However, when you compare them to other entertainment venues such as sports stadiums, other theme parks or resorts, they aren't bad. If you're paying out of pocket, food is one of the main expenses of a WDW vacation.:earsboy:
  21. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

    Apr 7, 2008
    Agreed. We are eating at Narcoosee's for the first time next August and I booked our reservation for a Friday night last week. I booked the full 180 days out on a Disney package and picked Narcoosee's for our last night. So I was booking 188 days out. Even then I couldn't get the time I wanted.

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