Disney Dining: Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse restaurant rumored to upgrade to Signature Dining Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse, one of Walt Disney World’s most popular table-service restaurants may be undergoing significant changes in its operation, transitioning to a Signature Dining sometime in fall 2010 or early 2011. The restaurant, which is located at below the Chateau at the Canada pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, specializes in Canadian regional cuisine. It addition to its famed Cheddar Cheer Soup made with Moosehead Beer, the menu focus on omnivore fare geared toward meat-lovers, especially prime rib and filet mignon as well as fish and seafood. Appropriately given the restaurant’s design as a wine cellar, Le Cellier also offers a range of wine selections and Canadian beer. (See AllEars.net for a representative Le Cellier menu.) If Le Cellier does indeed shift to a Disney Signature Dining experience, the restaurant will likely undergo several changes that may affect Disney guests’ dining plans. The most obvious change would be increased prices. Signature Dining restaurants are, on average, more expensive than other table-service restaurants, a change which would affect both guests paying "out of pocket" (for each meal individually) and those participating in the pre-paid Disney Dining Plan (DDP); Signature Dining experiences on the DDP require two table-service credits rather than one. And if Le Cellier Steakhouse upgrades to a Signature Dining experience, there would likely be other changes to align it with restaurants with the same designation. A menu redesign would take place, with new dishes reflecting the price increases mentioned above. Also, Le Cellier might shift to accommodate fewer tables; Disney’s Signature Dining restaurants tend to offer guests an intimate, exclusive dining experience – though Le Cellier is already a relatively small restaurant. In addition, a “Resort casual” dress code would probably be adopted (e.g. no tank tops, cut-offs, swimsuits or cover-ups, hats for men, or torn clothing; business casual is recommended – khakis or dress slacks for men, dresses or dress slacks and capris for women – although nice shorts and dressy t-shirts are allowed). As of this writing, the following Walt Disney World Resort area restaurants are designated Signature Dining experiences. (Note: not every restaurant participates in the DDP.) Artist Point, Wilderness Lodge Bistro de Paris, France, Epcot’s World Showcase California Grill, Contemporary Resort Citricos, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Flying Fish Café, Disney's BoardWalk Resort Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney Marketplace The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney's Hollywood Studios Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Jiko, The Cooking Place, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Narcoossee's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Shula’s Steak House, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Todd English’s bluezoo, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Victoria and Albert's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Yachtsman Steakhouse, Yacht and Beach Club Resort Considered in the context of Epcot’s announced dining changes to take place fall 2010, Le Cellier’s potential shift to Signature Dining status makes sense. The highly anticipated new dining options for the World Showcase – the expansion of Mexico’s Cantina de San Angel for more al fresco dining and the addition of Via Napoli, a Neopolitan pizzeria in Italy – will both offer additional casual dining. Le Cellier’s transformation to Signature Dining might be considered a way to add balance to the area’s dining options. As of this writing, Walt Disney World has not released information confirming the possible shift of Le Cellier Steakhouse becoming a Signature Restaurant. More updates on this story will be posted when available.