The Everything Victoria & Albert's Thread

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by *NikkiBell*, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. MoonFaerie

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    You know, I didn't even think about it, but technically I wore sandals. They were of the strappy heeled variety though. I'm sure that dressy sandals are fine, and that it's flip flops and other casual sandals they are talking about.
     
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  3. ctnurse

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    DBF and I dined in the QV room in December. He wore a dark suit with a Mickey tie and I wore a silver and black sequin cocktail dress with a pair of black heels without hose. I would have worn opened toes heels,but I'm not sure about the sandals, only because of the dress I was wearing. I do own some pretty dressy sandals/flip-flop style shoes that are dressy enough for V&As.

    I felt that we were dressed right and were able to get some great pics in front of the tree before dinner. We loved getting dressed up and going to dinner. I would rather be a bit over dressed than under dressed. I hope this makes sense.
     
  4. Tinkerbellie16

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    I was thinking the same thing - that sandals was referring to something casual. Many of my heels could be considered sandals due to them being so 'strappy' but I have no desire to wear closed toed heels with or without hose in July! I'll go with my strappy heels - I doubt it will cause a rucous ;)

    I agree - I'd rather overdress for just about anything! Especially if it came to V&A. Thanks!
     
  5. domiii

    domiii To all who come to this happy place, welcome!

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    We just had our first visit and we were dressed to the 9's. DH in tux and I wore a gown. We were in the QV room. What an experience. Terry and John were fantastic servers.

    I was overcome when we walked in, the tears just flowed. There was one other table in the room and found out the women at that table was overcome when she walked in as well. Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  6. MaryJ

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    When we went there last fall, DH wore a suit with a tie. There were two other women and myself in our party and we all wore sandals. No one turned us away.

    I am really excited because we were able to get the Chef's Table in November on my birthday!!! :woohoo: Really looking forward to this one! We have eaten in the Queen Victoria room before, but this will be our first time at the Chef's Table!
     
  7. jenneth79

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    This is from the confirmation of our Chef Table dinner this upcoming October:

    Please confirm 24 hours prior to reservation and arrive 5 minutes prior to seating time. Dress Code - Proper
    Attire may include the following:
    Men - Dinner Jackets with dress pants/slacks and shoes, ties are optional. Ladies - Cocktail dress, dressy
    pant suit, skirt/blouse or nice dress
    **please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, sandals, flip-flips or tennis shoes**
    **dressy sandals (with heels) for Ladies are acceptable
    **No Cell Phones

    HTH!:goodvibes
     
  8. Tinkerbellie16

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    Thank you both! I'm glad to see that they do differentiate between 'dressy' sandals and other sandals.
     
  9. micheleq

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    So excited - made my ADR for 11/4 this week. Table for two in the QVR @ 6pm. Chef's Table was already reserved but I was asked if we'd like to be on the wait list in case it opens up (of course I said yes).

    Looking forward to ten courses of deliciousness!
     
  10. firelaw

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    hi, my wife and i are celebrating our 25th wedding aniversary at v&a on the 23rd... the actual day of our wedding.... we are looking over the menus and see things we like and don't like... what do are we going to expect... if something isn't to our taste?
     
  11. jkh1978

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    menus change so dont go by that. when you talk to them on the phone tell them things you cant eat
     
  12. java

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    Am I the only lightweight that was smashed with the Wine Pairing?

    I am so tempted to go again. It was such a magical dining experience. I can't imagine how fantastic the chef's table would be. I recall reading a family's experience on Christmas eve at the Chef's Table. It was beautiful!
     
  13. DrGaellon

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    They will call you a week before. If you have allergies or things you absolutely won't eat, tell them. They will offer you at least 2 or 3 choices for each course (except the amuse).
     
  14. domiii

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    DM, DD and I were quite happy at the end of the evening. None of us cared for the sake, but we drank it anyway! :rotfl2: We are wine drinkers, so having wine throughout the meal isn't a problem. However, if they had paired any wines with dessert we would have all been in trouble. We paced ourselves pretty well.
     
  15. LilyWDW

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    It may be that I am just worn out and that I am just missing it, but I have a question.

    What is the difference between the main dining room and the Queen Victoria room? Is it worth the up charge?

    Thanks =)
     
  16. DrGaellon

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    The QVR is the same menu as the Chef's Table - 10 courses instead of six, usually. It's served in a small, private room off the main dining room - just 4 tables.
     
  17. DEA

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    I don't think I'm a lightweight, but, yeah, the wine pairing in the QVR left me pretty well hammered. I did drink DW's sake pairing, although in the grand scheme of things it wasn't the deciding factor.

    The QVR has only 4 tables and features tableside preparation of some of the dishes. The tables are well spaced, so you can get a bit of solitude; the main dining room is a little more crowded. You get four more courses in the QVR (and at the Chef's Table) than you do in the main dining room. There are also fewer in-menu upcharges on the QVR menu; you get the Kobe-style beef included with the price, while the main dining room has it available for a $35 upcharge.

    You also have to count in that in addition to the upcharge for QVR over the main dining room, the Tables in Wonderland Card is not accepted for QVR (or Chef's Table), so the final tally of the difference can be bigger than the list price.

    As to whether it's worth it or not, I'd suggest you look over the sample menus and see if the greater number of courses will be worth it for you. And, perhaps, add in a less crowded, more intimate experience in the QVR as a possible selling point. You will not go wrong either way, but it will be a pricey dinner.
     
  18. PaulaSB12

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    No I had to stop after the 4th course as I knew I had too much. I don't go for the wine pairing after that. As a side I am thinking of doing the Queen Victoria room for myself and my sister has anyone been there ?
     
  19. saintstickets

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    DW and I were able to split a wine pairing when we went in Dec, 2010. We received a half glass of the appropriate wine with each course. Others have posted that this option is no longer available. Ask anyway...all they can do is say no.
     
  20. MoonFaerie

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    If I'd attempted the entire wine paring myself, I would have been too. Since I know my limits, I split the wine pairing with DH, and we saved getting smashed for Epcot. ;)

    ETA: This was in Dec 2011 that we split the wine pairing. Instead of doing half pours with each of the 6 courses (main dining room), we got 3 full glasses each.
     
  21. jenneth79

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    In regards to wine pairing, as horrible as it sounds (you know, with the whole "no wine left behind" motto....:rotfl2:) I just don't finish each wine course. I find that there are only a few bites of each course anyway (especially in QVR) that I don't need to drink the whole glass.

    I will admit I feel a twinge leaving that poor glass mostly full, but otherwise who knows what kind of scene may ensue!:rotfl:

    As for the QVR, my husband and I have dined there as well as the main room, and I have to say I prefer the QVR. It has a more exclusive feel than the main dining room, and you get much more attention from the waitstaff. Also, the table side presentation is just fantastic.:goodvibes
     

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