Suggestions please for Mother/Daughter dinner.

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ranthony, May 20, 2008.

  1. ranthony

    ranthony DIS Veteran

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    My mom will be joining us on our next trip the the World and DH has agreed to watch the 3 boys while I take my mom out to dinner to celebrate her retirement. :cheer2:

    The only problem is I am very unexperienced in much other than "kid friendly" restaurants.;) Can anyone suggest a nice place to dine that would be adult, but not too fancy? Mom's a plane Jane kind of girl and really can appreciate a good cut of steak more than seafood.

    I really want to treat her to a special evening. She has been counting the days to her upcoming retirement and really deserves a special treat.

    I'm open to any and all suggestions.

    TIA
     
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  3. septbaby

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    Narcoossee's would be a really nice place to treat her and celebrate. I'd book the meal so you can see Wishes from the deck. In late August we had an 8 or 8:30 ADR and that worked out great.

    Narcoossee's is a nice restaurant, but not stuffy, very tasteful. Food is good and recognizable, you won't have to keep asking what's that? Also be sure your mother's retirement is listed on the ressie, they'll do something to help acknowledge it.

    My mother and 6yo nephew and I went last summer. It was a first night dinner for us that was amazing. My mother still gets a gleam in her eye when we talk about it. She even went so far to write Disney to laud our server.
     
  4. Neesy228

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    I would vote for the California Grill at the Contemporary. The view is out of this world, the service is great, the food is excellent. It's definitely memorable and I think it would be a great way to celebrate something huge like retirement!

    Enjoy! And congrats to your Mom!:goodvibes
     
  5. Pakey

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    I have eaten at all of the signatures many times and the choices are very different.

    If you are not using dining plan credits and want a very adult meal, of course Victoria & Albert's is the best. A little down the scale both in budget and time it takes to dine is Bistro de Paris upstairs in France in Epcot. Not on the dining plan and no children's menu so it's more adult. They only take reservations 30 days out instead of 180 but it's easy enough at 30 days to snag a ressie.

    Best fish/seafood would be Flying Fish on the Boardwalk but it has an open kitchen and is noisy (as is Ca Grill). However, FF generally has a more adult clientele. Another great choice is Todd English's bluezoo at the Dolphin, another place not on the dining plan.

    IMO, best signature on dining plan is Jiko.
     
  6. septbaby

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    I haven't been to CG, but with Mom's preference for steak over seafood I kind of thought CG's menu might not work for them.

    Someday I hope to try CG. Problem is I got to Narcoossee's first and now I'm wanna go back (won' get there next trip).
     
  7. ranthony

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    I'll check the menus and see what sounds good. I'm thinking that it might be nice to stay out of the parks that evening since we'll be without little ones in tow.:goodvibes

    Also, the suggestion about listing the retirement on the ADR is a good one, I hadn't thought of that. Mom certainly deserves any sort of pixie dust they can throw her way!:thumbsup2

    Anyone else with suggestions?
     
  8. AshleyMWC

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    :goodvibes Here is another vote for Narcoossee's, and I also would suggest Artist Point at the WL. Both are more "adult-friendly" and both resorts are beautiful, so you could spend a nice evening walking around.
     

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