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Remy: Dinner for two > $400.00

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by pjacobi, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. pjacobi

    pjacobi DIS Veteran

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    My understanding is that Remy is $75.00 cover with optional $99.00 wine pairing. If a couple goes for the complete experience that will result in a bill of $348.00. With tip the charge would be around $400.00 - $420.00! That’s a bit scary for one meal.

    After being raised in a large family where every penny counts, I feel guilty indulging in conspicuous consumption. Maybe I won’t feel so bad after all the wine!


    -Paul
     
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  3. leahmichl

    leahmichl Mouseketeer

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    So skip the wine pairing. I thought it was a wonderful special treat, and worth the cost we paid. We chose to skip the wine and didn't regret it or feel like we missed out.
     
  4. SunshineCruiser

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    Wow, I have been reading about Remy, but I had no idea it was that expensive. I couldn't imagine justifying that price. The waiters must be rich if they are getting that kind of tip for every meal they serve with the wine package.

    :scratchin They really need a smiley face handing over a pile of cash to add to your posts on here.
     
  5. sambycat

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    For a similar land based experience, it would be more than that even! You can minimize costs by not doing the pairing but that is my favorite part! Clearly not everyone would feel this is worth the cost or justifiable budget wise, if its uncomfortable, just say no!:goodvibes
     
  6. Momma2Jax

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    Wow... There Is just no way I would ever consider paying that for a meal! Yikes! But to each his own, I guess! :)
     
  7. sissy_ib

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    That is about what we paid at V&A. It was worth every penny and I'm sure Remy is as well.
     
  8. iamadisneynut

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    Is my math off? Remy for two people (before tip) with wine pairing would be $250 or so not $350??
     
  9. gilsan

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    I believe the wine pairing is $99/person.
     
  10. kcashner

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    Victoria and Albert starts at $125 per person for dinner, $185 with wine pairing and that includes no tip.

    Remy is $75 per person (? as to whether the upcharge includes the tip; DCL can be confusing on this point), wine pairing is $99 + mandatory 15% gratuity which places you at the same $185 per person. The difference is that you have at least a portion of the tip included in that.

    Wine pairing is $99 PER PERSON, so math in above post is off.

    Tips....on the one hand, if you choose to afford Remy, you should be able to afford a tip. On the other hand, I have a tendency to play "get real." $30 wine tip + how much extra + how much included in the $75 for 3 hours of work?

    The meal is totally enjoyable without the wine. Or save money by choosing a single bottle rather than the pairing.
     
  11. NancyIL

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    Save even more by skipping Remy!
     
  12. TDC Nala

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    Skip the wine package, and if you want wine, buy yourself a bottle, they do have some at a reasonable price. And if you are determined to go this way, don't let them talk you out of it.

    I've done Remy dinner twice, it's worth the money if you like that kind of experience. I would rather have that than a cabana on Castaway Cay but maybe that is just me.
     
  13. lorenni

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    We've done multi course fine dining meals a number of times and we never get the wine/drink pairing anymore. One or two drinks works out great. With the full pairing, I find I go from comfortably full to uncomfortable long before the end of the meal.

    If you get a glass of something you won't miss out (they'll have great suggestions that will pair with multiple courses) and you'll limit the expense.
     
  14. wiigirl

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    Wow...never eaten there....is it worth it?
     
  15. NancyIL

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    I have never eaten at Remy. I am willing to spend $20 for dinner or brunch at Palo, but not $75 for dinner at Remy. I also wouldn't pay $125 to eat at Victoria & Albert at WDW.
     
  16. oybolshoi

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    Same here .... we'd never pay hundreds of dollars to rent a cabana on a beach but we will pay it for a fine dining experience.

    I think Remy is an amazing value for the price - but we don't do the wine pairings because we just don't think the price is justfiable; much happier ordering a bottle of something to share for less money than the cost of two wine pairings.

    Like others have said ... to each his own. Just because someone spends money on something another person wouldn't doesn't make it wrong. :thumbsup2
     
  17. kcashner

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    I suspect that DCL has found that there are people willing to pay this upcharge and many who are not. When the Dream launched, it was months before a reservation went unfilled. There were stories of people not being able to get Remy dining till their third Dream cruise. We did the Fantasy last March and there were many available Remy reservations (Palo too!)

    Honestly, Palo is much more on my level.
     
  18. darkwing818

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    We couldn't Agree more :thumbsup2. I will admit the 1st time we dined at Remy, I was really apprehensive about the cost. However after we completed our dining experience, 3 hours later, DW & I both agreed it was a bargain at $75 pp. It's now one of our "must dos" ::yes:: when we cruise on Disney. We will be dining at Remy for the 4th time on our 1/2/13 Dream cruise. But as others have noted to each their own.
     
  19. Namsupak

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    Regarding the tipping at Remy. if you think about it without the wine pairings the cost is for 2 adults $150. If you estimate 20% tip that is $30. With the wine pairing that is an extra $40 (with the same 20% assumption). Which when you consider that the waiter gets only 1 sometimes 2 tables a night (it is a 3 hour dinner service), isn't that much money. Now I know that a lot of people tip more, but a lot also tip less. And it is impossible to know how much of the upcharge is actual gratuity unless we have a Remy waiter on the boards to let us know.

    I am not saying they are getting cheated but on the other hand its not like they are walking away with all the cash in hand.

    As for the OP, we like the experience, they do include some small alcoholic mixed drink, more of a palate cleanser/enhancer. We did not do the wine pairing but felt like it was a good experience. Also it was cheaper than V&A. We plan on booking Remy whenever we cruise on the new ships.
     
  20. pjacobi

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    How much is a nice bottle of wine at Remy? Will the server make a good recommendation or constantly try to upsell to the wine pairing package? Even at $50.00 per bottle, it would still yield a $150.00 saving per couple over the wine pairing. Is there a Remy house wine?

    Has anyone ever been disappointed in Remy? My wife is not shy about her feelings. If she is not happy, she will let everyone in the entire restaurant *and* on the entire ship know about her complaint. With a possible $400.00 bill, Disney has set the bar awful high. I hope Disney is up for the challenge!


    -Paul
     
  21. MillauFr

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    I'm sure the food is good but I just don't see how they can compete with the food served in most high end restaurants. Can they really get fresh seafood on board? Most of the high end places in Seattle are serving fish that was caught that morning. It does make a big difference compared to frozen seafood.
     

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