Restaurants with "too-close" table spacing

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  1. lspst8

    lspst8 Mouseketeer

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    I have a slight anxiety problem that tends to act up at restaurants where the tables and booths are really close together (especially if the place is brightly lit too). I have no desire to feel like I am sharing a table with strangers. Any specific places I should avoid at WDW? I make my ADRs on June 7 and want to be prepared.

    It looks like mnay of the reviews of Le Cellier have mentioned the tight quarters, so that is probably off the of my list. (All my fellow Sept 5-11 travelers can thank me for this! :rotfl:)

    Right now I'm considering CP for Pooh breakfast, Kona for breakfast, Primetime for lunch, and then Bistro de Paris, Rose and Crown, Ohana, Boma, The Wave, and Citricos for dinner.
     
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  3. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    From my experience the worst were:

    Le Cellier
    Tutto Italia
    Beirgarten
    Chefs de France
    Tonys in MK
     
  4. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    I always find it funny when people post about tables being too close together. When my parents and I went to Paris, THAT is when you realize that American restaurants have tables miles away from each other in comparisson!

    At cafes in France you are practically in your neighbors lap as you eat. You also select your own seats at most, so you just squish in and over people until you get to your table. It is VERY VERY VERY close, like 2 or 3 inches MAX between tables.
     
  5. lspst8

    lspst8 Mouseketeer

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    I would be one big panic attack waiting to happen in Paris then! Good thing I don't have a burning desire to see Paris before I die :laughing:
     
  6. Smiling Cheshire Cat

    Smiling Cheshire Cat DIS Veteran

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    We found CP and 50's PTC had pretty tight seating. Of course we were a party of 2 on that trip and I think that had something to do with it.
     
  7. RMulieri

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    Le Cellier, Les Chefs de France, San Angel Inn, Akershus, Tonys,
     
  8. J3nn78

    J3nn78 DIS Veteran

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    Le Cellier is rediculously close!

    Tony's was pretty tight too!
     
  9. richmo

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    I've always thought San Angel Inn is packed tight. But, its also very dark (to the point where it can be difficult to read the menu), so maybe it won't be a problem for you.
     
  10. grimley1968

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    Though I love Liberty Tree Tavern in MK, it has pretty tight seating as well.
     
  11. LindyN

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    Most tables are close to each other in the standard restaurants.
    You have more space between with the Signature locations.

    I don't think SciFi is bad either as everyone is facing the same direction. Teppan Edo has guests sitting at large grills.
    Yak n Yeti was OK too.

    You'd be better off with a very early reservation so you can tell them you would like a more isolated table.
     
  12. dominicsplace

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    A couple years back we were seated at a table with another family at Biergarten. I am not sure if this was because we did not have reservations or if this is the standard practice even with ADR.

    We are from NYC originally and didn't mind at all but since you don't like even been close to another table you may want to check out the seating policy first before booking Biergarten. FYI - We did get to meet another nice couple from NJ and enjoyed the food and show. :thumbsup2
     
  13. AmberHeartsDisney

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    Im guessing your dont like planes either??? :(
     
  14. Tink888

    Tink888 Wishing I Was At World Showcase

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    San Angel Inn
    Biergarten (since you're sitting with other families)
    Primetime (like an earlier poster mentioned I was also a party of two when I was there in April and the close quarters REALLY bothered me then).
     
  15. BarleyJack

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    Unless you'll have a party of 8 I'd stay away from Biergarten then, they seat you with total strangers there a la picnic table style.
     
  16. Pakey

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    Bistro is pretty small. You might find the tables too close there too. They have some tables for two against the windows that aren't bad but there's no guarantee you will get one of those. If you don't, you might be sitting pretty close to your neighbors. It's not very brightly lit though so you might be okay.
     
  17. RMulieri

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    Actually, that is how Biergarten is.You sit cafeteria style with other people.
     
  18. GaSleepingBeautyFan

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    I've always thought that everywhere we've eaten in WDW has the tables too close together. The only exception is Sci-Fi Diner and that's because we were in a car so we didn't have tables.

    Boma, CP, Le Cellier, Chef Mickey's, Akershus, CRT (we ate there back when it was King Stefan's Banquet) are just a few that come to mind.
     
  19. STLDisney_Freak

    STLDisney_Freak I don't have a short attention span, I just.....OH

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    I soo wouldnt like that.
     
  20. tink713

    tink713 Disneyholic Since 2007

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    I find that many restaurants at Disney, besides the signature restaurants have tables close together. But I get anxiety about tables too close together too, however at Disney, I'm so focused on my vacation and having fun that it doesn't bother me. :goodvibes
     
  21. disneygirlinnj

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    hahah, hope you don't want to see any of Europe either :lmao: Greece, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland are all the same way hahaha
     

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