Beirgarten or Chefs?

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by wdwlovin'family, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. wdwlovin'family

    wdwlovin'family Mouseketeer

    May 27, 2009
    I double booked a CP package because my choices weren't available and I needed to ask the rest of the family what they wanted and now I need to cancel one. My choices are Beirgarten or Chefs de France. With Beirgarten, we all for sure will be able to sit together, but we will also be sitting with other families too. At Chefs, we were booked as a resv. of 3 and 3, with the statement made that they will make every effort to seat the 6 of us together. I have never been to either restaurant and looking at the menus there are pros and cons to both. Beirgarten looks like it would be quicker too since it is buffet style. What are your opinions on both restaurants and have you ever been booked as a split resv. and yet you still got to sit together? Is the food really make-you-sick heavy at Beirgarten? Several of us have sensitive stomachs and lactose intolerance. Thanks!
  2. notaclue

    notaclue DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2007
    We haven't done Chefs yet; doing it in 2 weeks. We did Beirgarten as a family of 9 and everyone really enjoyed it. We were all seated together at one of those long tables. You may not have anyone else seated at your table, depending on how crowded they are. The kids loved the entertainment. Two of our party were lactose intolerant and one had a gluten allergy but everyone found something to eat there that they liked. I don't think it's too heavy; didn't notice alot of fried foods. They have a large salad bar as well. Chefs looks good but seems to have a limited menu. We also ate at Shutters and had to reserve 2 tables but when we arrived they pushed the tables together so it worked out well.
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    May 30, 2004
    Haven't done Beirgarten will try that next year but Chef's was one of r best meals.
  5. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen Moderator

    Oct 16, 2007
    Love Biergarten have eaten there twice. The food is incredible and the entertainment is fun.
  6. Chelmarie53

    Chelmarie53 Undercover Princess

    Jul 15, 2009
    I would go with Biergarten. They have a great variety of food and the enviroment is fantastic.
  7. katdralion

    katdralion Mouseketeer

    May 13, 2009
    Mmm.... that's a difficult one because they are so completely different. Biergarten is so much fun.... we usually spend ages in there, drinking beer and dancing to the band (they have a dance floor in the middle) I'm not keen on the food though, I'm a pescetarian and find the menu very limited. My husband, a carnivore, really likes the food but that might have something to do with the amount of beer we drink while we're in there though (the beer comes in huge glasses) Also, you will be seated with other families so your enjoyment could depend how well you get on. We have always been very lucky here and sat next to some great families. Not so lucky in Tepan Edo, but that's another story!
    Chef de France on the other hand is an altogether different experience. More sophisticated and all about the food. We had a fantastic meal here last year, one of the best of our trip and even my overly fussy 6 year old raved about his kid's meal (although I think they have changed the menu this year)

    I think if it were me, overall, I would probably choose Chefs for the CP and do Biergarten another day.
  8. PoohHappens

    PoohHappens DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2005
    We love Beirgarten. Love the dancing and food and fun. Have eaten at Chefs a a few times, just not our favorite. We have always had good luck with the families we were sat with. With 6 of you most of the time there would be another party of 2, but there are some larger tables so it could be different. They also do silent night in german during Christmas time and invite all the kids down for like a gold chocolate coin if I remember correctly. Christmas trees and very festive. Have not been at Chefs durning Christmas time. So you now know our preference.

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