Le Cellier rumored to upgrade to Signature Dining

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  1. courtneylauren

    courtneylauren DCP Fall Adv. 2014 Alumni - Epcot Vacation Planner

    Jun 3, 2009
    Disney Dining: Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse restaurant rumored to upgrade
    to Signature Dining

    Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse, one of Walt Disney World’s most popular
    table-service restaurants may be undergoing significant changes in its
    operation, transitioning to a Signature Dining sometime in fall 2010 or
    early 2011.

    The restaurant, which is located at below the Chateau at the Canada
    pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, specializes in Canadian regional cuisine.
    It addition to its famed Cheddar Cheer Soup made with Moosehead Beer,
    the menu focus on omnivore fare geared toward meat-lovers, especially
    prime rib and filet mignon as well as fish and seafood. Appropriately given
    the restaurant’s design as a wine cellar, Le Cellier also offers a range of wine
    selections and Canadian beer. (See AllEars.net for a representative Le
    Cellier menu.)

    If Le Cellier does indeed shift to a Disney Signature Dining experience, the
    restaurant will likely undergo several changes that may affect Disney
    guests’ dining plans. The most obvious change would be increased prices.
    Signature Dining restaurants are, on average, more expensive than other
    table-service restaurants, a change which would affect both guests paying
    "out of pocket" (for each meal individually) and those participating in the
    pre-paid Disney Dining Plan (DDP); Signature Dining experiences on the DDP
    require two table-service credits rather than one.

    And if Le Cellier Steakhouse upgrades to a Signature Dining experience,
    there would likely be other changes to align it with restaurants with the
    same designation. A menu redesign would take place, with new dishes
    reflecting the price increases mentioned above. Also, Le Cellier might shift
    to accommodate fewer tables; Disney’s Signature Dining restaurants tend to
    offer guests an intimate, exclusive dining experience – though Le Cellier is
    already a relatively small restaurant.

    In addition, a “Resort casual” dress code would probably be adopted (e.g. no
    tank tops, cut-offs, swimsuits or cover-ups, hats for men, or torn clothing;
    business casual is recommended – khakis or dress slacks for men, dresses or
    dress slacks and capris for women – although nice shorts and dressy t-shirts
    are allowed).

    As of this writing, the following Walt Disney World Resort area restaurants
    are designated Signature Dining experiences. (Note: not every restaurant
    participates in the DDP.)

    Artist Point, Wilderness Lodge
    Bistro de Paris, France, Epcot’s World Showcase
    California Grill, Contemporary Resort
    Citricos, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Flying Fish Café, Disney's BoardWalk Resort
    Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney Marketplace
    The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
    Jiko, The Cooking Place, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Narcoossee's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Shula’s Steak House, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    Todd English’s bluezoo, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    Victoria and Albert's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Yachtsman Steakhouse, Yacht and Beach Club Resort

    Considered in the context of Epcot’s announced dining changes to take place
    fall 2010, Le Cellier’s potential shift to Signature Dining status makes
    sense. The highly anticipated new dining options for the World Showcase –
    the expansion of Mexico’s Cantina de San Angel for more al fresco dining and
    the addition of Via Napoli, a Neopolitan pizzeria in Italy – will both offer
    additional casual dining. Le Cellier’s transformation to Signature Dining
    might be considered a way to add balance to the area’s dining options.

    As of this writing, Walt Disney World has not released information
    confirming the possible shift of Le Cellier Steakhouse becoming a Signature
    Restaurant. More updates on this story will be posted when available.
  2. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

    Jan 8, 2009
    Here's a question 4 ya? I'm heading down Oct. 29 to the 6th of Nov. I have a lunch ressie for 1:45 requiring only 1 TS credit at my time of booking( Last week) if this changes in the next few months or so, will I have to get charged for 2 or the original 1???:confused3
  3. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon

    Apr 5, 2006
    Thanks for posting that article.

    There is an active discussion about the rumored changes at LeCellier over on the News and Rumor board (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2467192). Closing this thread and referring all active conversation about the potential change over there. :goodvibes
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