Weve been to Biergarten before and had great experiences both from a food and autism perspective so I was asked to book another ADR here. Of course I agree. DD12s not the biggest fan but we go to other restaurants that are her request and its not like she doesnt like it, its just not among her favourites. Biergarten doesnt open until 12:00 which seems unusual for a WDW restaurant. I like to try to get one of the earliest ADRs so that not only wont we have to wait to be seated but also so that the restaurant wont be packed when were first going through the buffet with the chef but I also like to not have the very first ADR slot so that well still be eating when the band starts at 1:15 though for us thats not difficult. Our ADR was at 12:15. We checked in right at 12:00 and we were seated within minutes. There were only a few other tables already seated. So much for not having an opening ADR. Oh well. We were seated right by the dance floor. The gate to the dance floor was beside us so I made sure DD15 wasnt beside it so that she wouldnt get bumped by people going by. In hindsight, she probably would have been better on that side because its wider. The tables are REALLY close together. Theyre so close together that its impossible for you and the person behind you to get up at the same time as there isnt enough room for both chairs to push back to get out. VERY tight. We were the first seated at our tables followed by two other couples. One was an elderly couple who lives in FL and takes day trips to WDW, in this case specifically to eat at Biergarten. They were definitely in the spirit of sharing a table and having fun. They chatted a lot with us and even got DD15 talking about her art. The other couple was a young couple (looked maybe early-mid 20s) who I know absolutely nothing about as they didnt look our way even once to nod hello. To each their own. It was several minutes before the chef came out. I think he was the same chef weve worked with the other times weve eaten here but I still dont remember his name. He moves around very quickly and goes through food options fast. I had to get him to repeat himself several times so I could be sure of what was safe for each of us. DD15 loves it here. There are a lot of options for her and shes a very adventurous eater so she tries a lot of different things. I think what I see here is apple sauce, deli meat, cold sausage/hot dog salad, green beans, chick pea salad, german potato salad, and a couple other kinds of salads that I cant really identify. She enjoyed pretty much everything she tried. She went back later to try a bit of other stuff but that german potato salad is a definite favourite of hers. This was the first time we ate here since I had to give up pork. Boy was I surprised to find out just how much of the food is pork based. I didnt feel as though I had many options. I ended up getting beet salad, cabbage salad, red cabbage, german potato salad, green beans, roasted chicken and I believe thats roasted potatoes but Im not positive. Yes there are several options but only one protein. The chef did also cook me a piece of fish in the kitchen. The fish on the buffet has a sauce thats not safe for me. It was beautifully seasoned and perfectly cooked, but it wasnt brought out until we were almost done our meal so that was kind of disappointing. Like previous times eating here, DD12 didnt want to try much variety. She ate some of the roast chicken, deli meats, salad without dressing, apple sauce and not a lot of other stuff though I cant recall what because I seem to have not snapped a picture. This is one of the few places at WDW where you get Ener-G buns. My girls cant eat them but I can so I asked for one. Our server quite a while later, only minutes before the fish was brought out, brought me a plate of the rolls. They were warmed up, Im guessing steamed, since they were moister than I recall for Ener-G buns. They didnt have any kind of margarine though. For dessert, the chef brought us out this plate of Enjoy Life goodies. He also brought out some Tofutti ice cream though we did have to ask for it; he didnt offer. The ice cream is really good with the berries from the buffet but I forgot to get a picture of that. As I said, we were seated right by the dance floor. Heres the view we had. This guy was fun. He came up to the table and blew his horn at us. This could have been a bad thing for DD15 when she was younger since at one time she had some severe auditory sensory avoidance issues and loud noises could cause a meltdown, but now shes good with loud noises as long as shes not surprised by them. She saw him do this to other tables and was smiling so there was no indication for the guy to not do. She laughed along with the rest of us. This really is a great show. So much talent and they really know how to engage their audience. Its a bit loud so if anybody in your group doesnt like loud then you want to be out before the show. We enjoy it a lot. None of us got up to dance this time but we were all enchanted by what looked like a grandson spinning his grandmother around the dance floor. Very touching to everybody watching. I think because of the whole pork thing, I was less impressed than I had been in the past. The meal was still pretty good and lunch is a good value for an all you can eat buffet, but Im thinking well probably try somewhere else next time. There was nothing wrong with the meal and everything was well prepared but with 2 of the 4 of us not feeling like we had many options, its just no longer one of our top choices.