Remy: Dinner for two > $400.00

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  1. hawaiian mickey

    hawaiian mickey hawaiian flyer

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    aloha,
    I have eaten at Remy's and the chef's table at Victoria and Alberts. Both are worth it. If you went out an ate at a French restaurant comparable to Remy's you would spend so much more than $75.
    I'm not rich far from it. I do enjoy a fine meal with quality service. It's the experience and food that I enjoy. I have eaten all over the world an the meals at Remy and V&A are not bad in price for what you get.


    aloha,
    hawaiian mickey
     
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  3. floridaminnie

    floridaminnie <font color=CC00FF> WDW is my 2nd home and working

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    I agree with you100%!
     
  4. Little c Travel

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    I loved my meal at Remy and thought it was worth every penny. That said if I do it again I will be bringing two very nice bottles of wine from home and paying the corkage fee. I was not blown away with the wines in the wine pairing. They were good don't get me wrong but they wear not out of this world and a couple were just not to my taste.

    That said, the statement of if it is worth is a personal matter. I never blinked an eye at it because I love this style of eating however I'm always blown away at what people will spend in the art gallery on the ship for what I consider garbage. Everyone puts value on things differently.
     
  5. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

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    for what it's worth, we've ordered a bottle of wine both times we had dinner at Remy and in neither instance did the sommelier try to "upsell" us. First time on the Dream last year we spent about $130 on a bottle of Montrachet which is a wine we really enjoy. Last month we pre-selected a bottle of champagne - we spent substantially more on the bubbly but it was a vintage bottle and we were celebrating.

    Tell them your price-range and they will work with you - they can't read your mind and I have found over the years that most disappointment stems from guests not being upfront about what they do and don't like and how much they are or are not willing to spend.

    The staff are there to help you - use them and their expertise! :goodvibes
     
  6. Gigi22

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    Agreed with Little c Travel, if you are daunted by the cost of the wine pairing, by all means bring a couple of bottles from home and just pay the corkage fee on them. You can, and in my view should, avoid the 'special' champagne cocktail offered as a pre-dinner drink in Remy. It is nothing special. If you desperately want a champagne cocktail before dinner, try one in the champagne bar instead--there are sparkling wines at various prices.
     
  7. Ariel224

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    THIS!! It is all so subjective. There were things in the gallery I liked, but would never pay an arm and a leg for. I also would never put out money for anything in the spa, because I know I could get similar services at home for much less if I desired. (The WORST massage I have ever had was aboard a cruise ship in the '90s. I had a fantastic massage on the beach from one of the ladies at Tropicante in Costa Maya last week for $25. Go figure.) I personally can't wrap my head around spending for a cabana at CC, $600 for the spa's Couples Choice package, or a royal suite, but that's just me. If you think about it, there are many who probably think we here are all nuts for spending what we do just to set foot on a Disney ship, because their idea of the perfect vacation involves a camp fire and a cabin in the woods (which I think would be just lovely too!) My point is, we all have a different set of values and financial situations to determine where our money goes.

    On our cruise last week, we had both brunch and dinner at Palo, and lunch at Remy. After our two meals at Palo, I wondered out loud to DH if we should cancel Remy and see about the possibility of a second Palo brunch. He talked me out of it, and I am so grateful that he did. Granted, we are by no means foodies, but that meal at Remy was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten. I can very vividly recall the flavors and textures of every course, including the bread! I opted for the $25 champagne pairing, which I could probably skip next time, but the food was delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, and the time with my DH was wonderful. It makes me wonder what we missed by not doing dinner as well.
     
  8. SeaNana

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    My DH, DD, and I reserved Remy after much trepidation about the cost, but we loved every minute there and it was one of the most memorable activities of several cruises. We had a complimentary glass of champaign and my DD and I ordered a glass of wine midway in the meal. We could not have enjoyed it more and one glass was plenty - and much less expensive. As for tips, the tables only have one or two seatings each night and the service was impeccable.
     
  9. FrankF

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    DW and I were on the Fantasy, Nov. 10-17. It was our first Disney cruise, and we booked dinner at Remy the last night. We are scotch drinkers, and rarely drink wine so we easily skipped the wine pairing. That said, the dining experience was wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of it, and it made for a memorable final night of a thoroughly great cruise. We are back on the Fantasy in Nov. 2013, and will definitely have dinner at Remy again! (We also had both dinner and brunch at Palo, and can't wait to repeat those either!)
     
  10. AmandaRG

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    We think that Remy is worth every cent. We do not do the wine pairing, so we are out for around $200. There isn't a restaurant like that where we live, so it is definitely something we schedule when sailing on the Dream or Fantasy. Palo is great for brunch, but we prefer Remy for dinner.

    It is hands-down the best meal I have had, and I can't wait for my next one!
     
  11. Gigi22

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    While our total expenditure at Remy was not cheap, both DH and I both viewed our dinner at Remy as a huge bargain.

    We have had meals nowhere near as good as that served at Remy for a lot more money, mostly at fundraising gala events for charitable organizations. One meal at a gala runs $300+ in our city.
     
  12. tastefullyjenn

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    we did Remy on our November cruise and skipped the wine pairing--so glad we did! We had a glass of wine in Meridian before the meal and another mid meal that we let the sommelier pick. If we'd had more wine I doubt we'd been able to enjoy the meal as much as we did. (and we LOVE wine!) The food is the showcase--not that they don't have amazing wine--but we were so happy with our experience I just wanted to share that you will not miss out without the pairing!
     
  13. Rogillio

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    Amen sister!

    We all define 'value' differently. I can think of a 100 different ways to blow $400 on stuff I don't need.....but "2 hrs of food and drink" ain't one of them.

    I feel like when we paid for our cruise, we paid for dinner every night to the tune of about $50 pp/night.
     
  14. over50visits

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    How true that ideas differ. I can't imagine hundreds of dollars for pictures! Some pay hundreds to be massaged. A $400 Remy dinner includes about $200 in wine...another example where some think it is well worth it, others can't understand.

    Foodies generally think Remy is such a bargain for a world class restaurant. It is an amazing experience to them. Luckily DCL offers many different ways for you to spend hundreds of dollars.

    We did one short cruise where we resolved to have zero on our onboard account except the tips. It was easy and we had a blast.
     
  15. Wadekind

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    Because you are raising money for a charity not because the meal cost that much.
     
  16. jdb in AZ

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    Some people "have" to cruise concierge. Some "have" to fly first class.

    You can also claim part of the fund-raising dinner as a tax deduction. Can't do that with Remy. Wait. Remy is a rat -- can we count dinner as a donation to the ASPCA?
     
  17. disney minnie

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    We just did this dinner on the Fantasy. We were going to do the wine tasting but each wine was only a 2 oz pour. We decided we would be better off ordering bottles. There were 8 adults. The 4 women ordered wine (3 bottles total between $70-$80 each), 3 of the men drank mixed drinks, 1 man didn't drink alcohol. We paid for our parents so we split the bill 3 ways. Each couple paid $350 including tip. $1050 total
     
  18. disney minnie

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    We also did Remy brunch. We did buy the champagne pairing. They give you a glass when you enter then for $25 they poured three nice size glasses of different champagnes.
     
  19. NancyIL

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    Remy may seem like a bargain (to some) @ $75 pp - but that price is in addition to what has already been paid for dinner in the dining room.

    I am willing to spend $20 for Palo, but not $75 for Remy. For $75 - I'd rather go on an excursion.
     
  20. GrandCanyon

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    Such is the price of the fruit from the vine, and that's why we don't drink; haha. That said, we are paying for a Cabana at Castaway Cay, and paying over $700+ "per night" for a standard (no view) room at the Polynesian on Dec 31. We put our dollars in the experience, rather than the drink; although, all our meals in Disney World are at nice sit-down restaurants. Whether it's here or there, Disney World is just expensive. Some are willing to put the dollars in some places, and others put dollars in other places ... but in the end, all the dollars go to the same place ... to the world's favorite mouse!
     
  21. manateesmom

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    Just to add another perspective, while we are anticipating our first Disney cruise next year, we have previously cruised other lines and done the upcharge dining. One thing that has not been mentioned is getting to have a fine dining experience with excellent childcare provided. I can have an excellent meal in my city, but will need to pay a babysitter for both my time dining and driving to and from the meal, so probably 4-5 hours at ~$20/hour. So, for parents with young kids (who are Disney's primary audience, after all), when evaluating the cost of the meal we consider the childcare costs we'd have in the real world if we're thinking of apples-to-apples cost comparison.

    But, no, I wouldn't pay $400 for a meal, though I'd certainly get a bottle of wine and enjoy Remy.
     

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