Upscale restaurants?

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  1. k5thbeatle

    k5thbeatle DIS Veteran

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    Disney has few truly upscale restaurants left if any.:surfweb:
     
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  3. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper You can observe a lot by watching.

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    1) Upscale price, yes.
    2) Upscale food, few.
    3) Upscale atmosphere, some.
    4) DDP has really killed the Signature eateries.
    . . . menu items are reduced
    . . . unique items have been removed or standardized
    . . . the diners have little decorum
    5) The only sit down eateries we still patronize are,
    . . . Bistro de Paris (Epcot, France, upstairs)
    . . . Citricos (Grand Floridian Resort)
    . . . Todd English Blue Zoo (Dolphin Resort)
    . . . Shula's Steakhouse (Dolphin Resort)
    . . . Il Mulino (Swan Resort)

    NOTE: Obviously, V&A is upscale, but for us that is for special occasions.
     
  4. Wild4Walt

    Wild4Walt DIS Veteran

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    I'd have to add Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club to that list as well. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding!
     
  5. smile4stamps

    smile4stamps DIS Veteran

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    Food Wise I would say Artist Point, Cali Grill, and Citricos all fill the fine dining roll. We enjoyed the food at all of these!
     
  6. bsbrady

    bsbrady Disney Veteran

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    What about Jiko and Victoria & Alberts
     
  7. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    I'd add Jiko but then I haven't been there since December. Never gone near Shula's (I don't order steak) but I love Bluezoo.
     
  8. oybolshoi

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    I agree completely with Bluezoo, Citricos, and Bistro ... haven't tried Shula's or Il Mulino and probably won't.

    We really enjoy Flying Fish as well.
     
  9. Robert P

    Robert P GLOBEX - taking over your world one country at a t

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    :scared1: Say it isn't so!! :scared1: You simply must try Il Mulino one time, if for nothing else than chilled Limoncello and the 'Boo Berry' face on the Tiramisu....
     
  10. oybolshoi

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    I can't seem to fit it into this upcoming trip, but your recommendation carries a lot of weight. Our guests this fall like Italian, so perhaps I can persuade them to try Il Mulino ... they want that place in Epcot ... :eek:
     
  11. pennyplanner

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    Flying Fish is on my list. The food is consistently of a high quality and the service impeccable. I find the menu imaginative and unique! Can't wait to dine there in a couple of weeks.

    --penny
     
  12. Mickey_Man

    Mickey_Man DIS Veteran

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    I would like the following (spacing is intentional for rank):

    V&As







    bluezoo
    Citricos

    Il Mulino
    Shula's
    Jiko
    Yachtsman's


    Cali Grill
    Artist Point

    Flying Fish



    I cannot speak to Bistro or Wolfgang Puck Upstairs - never been to either, but others have listed those as being in this range. This is still 10 pretty nice places from which to choose, and I did not even mention Le Cellier (which some love) or Coral Reef (another I haven't tried but some love).
     
  13. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for reminding me Mickey Man ...

    Wolfgang Puck's Upstairs Dining Room was very very good when we dined there last fall. It was just as good as Bluezoo or Citricos in our opinion. :thumbsup2
     
  14. somethingblue

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    Yachtsman Steakhouse for sure! Wonderful atmosphere, nice quiet resturant, delicious good.
     
  15. Jletendre

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    I have to second Wolf Gang Upstairs. We had a fantastic meal there on our last adult trip.

    We usually try and hit one of these everytime we go for a "special" meal:

    Califorina Grill
    Narcossee's
    Yacht's Steakhouse

    We've dined at Jiko's and while it was very nice the selection is a little on the adventerous side for me. (meat and potatoe kinda guy).

    Back in the day the Empress Lilly was THE fancy place for dining .. people even dressed up :)
     
  16. kathiewe

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    You can absolutely have a special meal at Disney with excellent food and atmosphere. We love Artist Point, Jiko, California Grill, and Yachtsman Steakhouse. We are go to Citricos for the first time in Sept. Some day we will go to V&A, but that we be a couples only trip not a family vacation.
     

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