Le Cellier - still a must do for you?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by rachael95, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. rachael95

    rachael95 DIS Veteran

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    Should we still do Le Cellier or should we try something else?

    Le Cellier used to be one of our must do restaurants. We loved the beer cheese soup and the feeling of the place. But it's been 8 years since we ate there and I've seen some mixed reviews recently.

    We're on the dining plan, though I was thinking of paying oop for it no matter what since we're eating at several other places as well.

    Aside from some Indian food (I really don't like curry), we are fairly willing to try new things.

    All the other restaurants, with the exception of Boma, that we're eating at are brand new for us.

    We are eating at these places during the trip:

    Raglan Road
    Boma breakfast
    Princess breakfast in Norway
    Tutto Italia Ristorante
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Tucker House

    So what do you suggest?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

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    I still really like Le Cellier. Some folks say the food has gone downhill, but to me the filet mignon with mushroom risotto has been pretty consistent. Mine has always been very yummy and cooked as requested. The cheese soup is also still very good, as are the pretzel bread sticks. In terms of atmosphere, the place is pretty much the same. It still looks the same. The service can be hit or miss, but that was true before it became a Sig. I don't think it's a good (i.e., economical) use of TS credits, but paying OOP is fine.

    Of the other places you're going to...are you going to LTT for lunch or dinner? The menu is very different between the two meals. Lunch is a la carte with the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. Dinner is family style Thanksgiving dinner. I much prefer lunch because of the toffee cake (no ooey gooey at dinner).

    TI was pretty good, but I liked VN better. VN is more casual, but with really good food. VN has pasta dishes, as well as really good thin-crust pizza. The arancini appetizer and the Coppa Di Brutti Ma Buoni sundae is outstanding.

    I really like Raglan Road. The food is very good and the service has been good as well. If you go during dinner time, there is Irish dancing, which can be fun to watch.

    Over at AK, I would recommend Yak & Yeti. Tusker House was good, but I liked Yak & Yeti better. It has Asian influenced food (so some curry, but lots of other choices).
     
  4. wiigirl

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    I love Le Cellier. :goodvibes
     
  5. hooch11bear

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    We love Le Cellier too!! In fact, we will be eating there twice on our upcoming trip!! We also order the filet, and it has always been cooked perfectly. This is one of the restaurants that is a must for us. When I mentioned changing our second reservation for another, my family looked at me like I had two heads, lol!!!
     
  6. mickeysbestfriend

    mickeysbestfriend DIS Veteran

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    when it became a signature restaurant. They eliminated lunch and made it an all day menu and the prices jumped big time. I was making ADR's for this weekend and was surprised to see many open times available...the 2 credits on the dining plan are making it not such a good deal and out of pocket there are better options like Captain's Grille, Olivia's, Raglan Road and many more.
     
  7. Zife

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    I've only ever had Le Cellier once, and I wasn't a huge fan. Personally, if I'm going to spend 2 Credits, I'd much rater go someplace like Jiko or Yachtsman.
     
  8. arcticdisneylovers

    arcticdisneylovers DIS Veteran

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    We still love the mushroom filet :thumbsup2 It's a must do for my DH :rolleyes:
     
  9. Cafeen

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    It was a good DDP deal for 1 credit, not so much for 2 (it's probably closer to a 1 1/2 credit location). It was never a real Must-Do for me, I liked it, but not head over heels for it (Sanaa and San Angel Inn however....).

    If you're looking for a similar type of food, try Yachtsman over at Yacht Club. A bit better quality, service, and atmosphere, and just a short walk away from the International Gate at Epcot.

    However, if you decide to do LC, it's still (at least, as of 2011 when I was last there :p) decent and if you have proper expectations, you'll be fine. (Note: A ton of the "mixed reviews" have also been from people having impossible expectations of the restaurant. Some are also due to taste issues, which are much more relevant).
     
  10. EvilQueenT

    EvilQueenT DIS Veteran

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    I eaten at Le Cellier 3 times. The last time was within a few weeks of the switch to signature status. The 1st time was great, one of the best meals I'd had but after that it was downhill. By the 3rd trip my steak tasted like it was boiled. They must have not had the pan hot enough because you could tell the meat must have given off a lot of liquid and basically boiled instead of seared...tough, bland, and just yucky. I haven't been back since.
     
  11. Dizzytime

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    We last had dinner at Le Cellier in January, and we are still talking about what a wonderful dinner it was! Just the best, very memorable, and we can't wait to go back on our next trip in December.
    Wherever you go, hope you have a great time!

    :goodvibes
     
  12. pigletto

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    We've eaten there twice while it was still one credit. In fact the last time was only a day or two before it became two credits for dinner.
    We enjoyed it, but it wasn't our absolute favourite. We were on the deluxe dining plan and I do remember all of us being way too stuffed to eat dessert. In fact the waiter tried to convince us to box it up and take it for later but we were so full we didn't even want to see it.:sick:

    I don't think I would go again on the DDP for 2 credits, though I might go out of pocket for lunch sometime.
     
  13. Peachkins

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    For our trip next year, we're definitely going to try Le Cellier. We're going on the deluxe dining plan, so we'll have the credits to spare. I know it's gotten some mixed reviews on here, but I've had some family members and good friends tell me that they've had wonderful meals there. Hopefully it hasn't gone downhill since their most recent visit last year.
     
  14. NicolaFred

    NicolaFred Earning My Ears

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    I think you would really like Kouzzina on the boardwalk. I wouldnt bother with Le'Cellier its overpriced for the same quality food at a 1 credit restaurant. I personally thought it was average at best, with standout individual items.
     
  15. jhryb

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    I'm a value seeker so Le Cellier was a must do for me when it was 1 dining credit. Now that it is 2 credits I would not return because I believe that there are much better signature restaurants.
    One of my new top picks is Portobello in Downtown Disney.
     
  16. bluejasmine

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    We really adored the mushroom fillet and maple creme brûlée but as good as it is the restaurant as a whole to us isn't worth 2 T'S. I really miss it tho, maybe if we get to do deluxe dining we can go back :(

    ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & BWI Sept 8-15, 2013
     
  17. rwdavis2

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    For 2 credits you can get a better meal elsewhere. I think most steak houses are overrated anyway. It's not that hard to cook a good one at home so I never order it when dining out.
     
  18. #1hoosierfan

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    No- we enjoyed it for lunch... Even paying OOP. Now with the menu change and price jump, we probably won't return. We didn't like it THAT much.
     
  19. n2mm

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    We still go, but instead of going twice a trip now (usually a 2 week vacation), we now only go once. We use to enjoy lunch here, but now it's a dinner menu for lunch. Now when we go, my DH still gets an entree, but I only get appetizers. Last month I got the cheese soup and a house salad. We don't use the DDP, but do have the Tiw. I use to get the ceasar salad and soup, but do the appetizer salad now since the chicken ceasar salad is gone. I did try the mac/cheese side item last month and didn't like it. My DD was excited last month to get a walk in at lunch time, only to find out the lunch menu had changed (guess she missed that conversation with me). She too only got appetizers for lunch. She did mention that the table next to her got only appetizers for lunch too! I see a pattern. Personally I go for the soup and pretzel bread, so I'm fine with that. My adult kids use to love the burger, but too is gone.
     
  20. rachael95

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    Thanks everyone, I completely forgot about the maple creme brulee and I shouldn't have since my DH STILL talks about it.


    @figment_jii We are doing Tusker House for breakfast character meal, so that's kind of set in stone. We're doing Liberty Tree for dinner since I liked the idea of doing family style with our DS who is 18 mo.

    If we are paying oop, where would you suggest instead? Or what other places as a 1 TS credit would be good to try? I wonder if we could go in and just get that creme bruelee for DH....

    For those who are interested in other suggestions, here's a run-down of what has been suggested already. I'll try to edit this as others come. I'm also putting the Dis rating in () next to the name.

    Le Cellier (8.3) rating VS:

    Signature Restaurants
    Yachtsman Steakhouse (9.0)


    1 TS Credit or Out of Pocket
    Captain's Grille (6.7)
    Olivia's Cafe (7.5)
    Sanaa (8.8)
    San Angel Inn (6.1)
    Raglan Road (8.2)
    Kouzzina (No rating)
    Portobello (5.0)
     
  21. belle912

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    Le Cellier is a MUST do for my family. We hit up WDW about every other year on average and it is at the top of the restaurant requests for many of our family (my 4 and the extended family :grouphug:). I don't know that I would use 2 Credits for it - I would pay oop for sure!
     

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