Is Remy Still at Les Chefs de France? Where to eat at EPCOT?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Mommy2Jameson, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mommy2Jameson

    Mommy2Jameson DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    I'm making all our ADRs for our trip this fall, and I'm trying to decide where to eat for our EPCOT day. We have a 5 year old son.

    We've already done Askerhaus with the Princesses.

    We've heard Coral Reef is good, but he's allergic to shellfish and I don't like seafood, so think we'll pass on that one! Haha!

    We've already done the Chip and Dale Character meal, and it was very good, but we want something different.

    So I'm thinking Les Chefs de France! Any opinions? Is Remy still there? And if he's not, would it still be an ok place for a Kindergartner? Or are there better options for a Kindergartner?:confused3
  2. AngelStitch

    AngelStitch Stitch's #1 Fan

    Jul 25, 2011
    I went there in July and Remy was still there. :thumbsup2
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  4. ses1230

    ses1230 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2006
    He is in Les Chefs de France and his schedule is currently: (courtesy Steve Soares website)

    Monday-Saturday at 12:30, 1:40, 2:50 & 5:20pm
  5. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    2) Monday-thru-Saturday at 12:30, 1:40, 2:50 & 5:20pm
    3) Visiting
    . . . he usually comes out right on schedule
    . . . the cart makes one trip around the eatery
    . . . you must wait until he comes to your table *
    . . . you cannot get up and go over to him, handlers make sure of this
    . . . if you miss him, he does not make a second trip
    . . . you must wait for the next scheduled time
    . . . if your ADR is near a scheduled time, be early
    . . . you may not be seated on time, and will miss him
    . . . you might be in line waiting for a table when he appears
    . . . if so, you wait for the next scheduled trip

    * If people gathered around the cart, it would clog the aisles. Also,
    guests might be pressing their shorts and clothes against other guest's
    tabletop and food (eewe, yuck, gross). Also, he is a temperamental little
    critter, and occasionally does not appear at all, and with NO PRIOR NOTICE,
    so use caution when promising him to little ones to avoid disappointment
  6. Mommy2Jameson

    Mommy2Jameson DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    Thank you! We have a 1:50 reservation. I think I will try and switch it to the 1:30 to have better luck with the 1:40 round. Think that sounds reasonable?
  7. photobob

    photobob DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2003
    Why yes, yes he is!

  8. purple figment

    purple figment DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2009
    Ten minutes isn't enough time. Actually I would recommend making the reservation for no later than 30 minutes before the start of his circuit because you must be seated when he comes to your table. If the restaurant is running behind schedule and you are in the process of being seated or he has already been through your section of the restaurant, he will not come back and you can't go up to him. You will have to wait until his next circuit.

    Also, Remy is a highly sophisticated audio-animatronic figure than can break down unexpectedly and not appear (or even have to leave midway through his round) so I would not promise your son that he will see Remy. Rather, let Remy be a surprise.
  9. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

    Sep 15, 2006
    Odds are, you won't be seated, at the time of your ressie. You will still be there at 2:50.;)
  10. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    I would caution you on promising Remy to a child.If you are seated late or he is having techincal diificulties and he does not appear, it makes for a very upset child.I would shoot for a ressie time about 30 -45 mins before .I eat here generally every trip and I pretty much get seated late( the one time over an hour past my adr time).If Free dining or the Candlelight processional dinner pkgs are going on, adrs at Epcot eateries tend to run slightly behind
  11. ttstroker

    ttstroker Mouseketeer

    Jul 14, 2008
    our 4 y/o (turning 5 in nov) son enjoyed chefs and calls it "remy's restaurant" so it was a nice surprise when they started bringing him out. he didn't really enjoy the food as much, but we've eaten at chefs multiple times with him. the restaurant is really noisy so we never feel as if he's bothering other patrons. he really likes tokyo dining, but with seafood off the menu this would not be a good choice. Teppan edo is a good option. the meal is more of a show, they don't "do fire" as my son always likes to put it, so its VERY kid friendly compared to other japanese steakhouses, and they do accommodate food allergies by cooking the food of those with allergies first. my son also loves le cellier, the pretzel bread, and the chocolate moose dessert. he didn't really care for biertgarten or the show or food. he liked the chicken soft tacos at san angel, the fact that he could see the "donald ride" and wave to boat passengers.we've also ate at rose and crown, but he had the fish and chips for his meal and was bored people watching from our table under the awning.
  12. Mommy2Jameson

    Mommy2Jameson DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    Thanks for the info, I considered this as well. How authentic is the food there? I just worry if it's too authentic, it will be too spicy, and I'll end up with an upset stomach. Do you get chips/salsa with the meal? THANKS!

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