Le Cellier--Worth it?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Moonflicker, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Moonflicker

    Moonflicker Earning My Ears

    Feb 4, 2013
    The last (and first) time I ate at Le Cellier was before they made it a signature. It was (and still is) the best restaurant I've eaten at at WDW.

    We are going back with my family this Christmas, and my husband and I were thinking about celebrating our anniversary there, and I thought about having our own nice dinner at Le Cellier, and then just paying for one of our other meals since that will use two of our meal credits.

    My question is, is it worth using two meals? I remember the food being so wonderful, but that was back in 2009 so I don't know if it has changed at all. Should we find a different way to celebrate? I'm sure I could think of something, there are so many options at WDW.

    What do you think? And do any of you have other ideas for celebrating (it will be our 2nd anniversary)? I would love to hear them! This will be my 6th trip, and my husband's 2nd (his first was our honeymoon c: ).
  2. NoSoup4U

    NoSoup4U I am Art Vandelay

    Mar 31, 2013
    Its not worth 2 credits. Not by a long shot. Steak is mediocre. There are far better places you can try: Citricos, Flying Fish, Monsieur Paul, Cali Grill or Yachtsman.
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  4. PrincessSamanthaC

    PrincessSamanthaC Mouseketeer

    Jun 28, 2012
    I 100% agree, its def not worth 2 credits...
  5. blueiis99

    blueiis99 It's Disney Magic, you know!

    Feb 5, 2005
    I'm not sure if its worth it but I know that we loved that the best as well. Yachtsman was very disappointing. So I would not go there.
  6. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Where else have you eaten at WDW? Because this place has not been one of the best places in YEARS IMHO. It's been resting on the fact that the "hype" keeps it filled.

    I gave it another chance after it went signature. One of the biggest ripoff meals ever. I won't be back!
  7. vdub322

    vdub322 Are we there yet?

    Jan 30, 2012
    We had dinner there in January on our anniversary and really enjoyed it. Our kids were welcome and all of our food and drinks were delicious. The service was great. Just a disclaimer though, we had never eaten there before and we were NOT on the DDP. We used our TiW card.
  8. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    I agree with some of the others that it isn't worth 2 credits (at least not to me). For a signature, we love Yachtsman Steakhouse and Artist Point. Plus, IMO, the atmosphere at Yachtsman and Artist Point is much more romantic for an anniversary dinner than Le Cellier.
  9. akaler2010

    akaler2010 Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 2009
    My husband and I loved it and would totally use our dining plan on it again. We really loved the food so for us, it's worth it. We plan to go again on our next trip.
  10. Kristibo42

    Kristibo42 DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2005
    We loved it too and would use our dining plan. I loved everything about it.


    Jan 17, 2012
    I agree Yachtsman was very disappointing, I like Le Cellier I would not say it is the best signature restaurant but I think it's pretty darn good :) I would eat there :)
  12. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    Our Ratings of Le Cellier "Signature": (rev 3/16/2013)
    (As of 1/16/2013, Le Cellier has gone to an all-day 2-TS Credit menu.)
    . . . food price value: D
    . . . food quality: C
    . . . food quantity per serving: C
    . . . food prep speed: C
    . . . food selection: C
    . . . seating quantity: D
    . . . seating comfort: C
    . . . eatery atmosphere: C
    . . . eatery convenience: B
    . . . staff friendliness: B
    . . . staff attentiveness: C
    . . . character interaction: n/a

    NOTE1: The food quality has not improved greatly nor has the interior
    since becoming a "signature" restaurant, I expect top service, food and
    surrundings. I don't want dark boding colors, and worn carpets. Dungeons
    have more warmth. The cooks are not that good in preparing fine steaks;
    they are still used to the medium quality steaks that are the staple of the
    old menu. This is a true disappointment for a "signature" meal. They went
    an increased the price without increasing the food or experience. The
    reputation has always been overrated. I liken the effect as either "Drinking
    the Koolaid" or "Lemmings to the Sea". Due to hard-to-get-ressies, people
    always assumed it was better than it is/was.

    NOTE2: Unknown to many is that the food taste is raised much like frozen
    foods through the addition of sodium. This is true of many WDW eateries.
    As a comparison, Le Cellier is about the same as an Outback for beef.
  13. Moonflicker

    Moonflicker Earning My Ears

    Feb 4, 2013
    Well, we have never eaten at a signature restaurant. I have eaten at Tony's, Coral Reef, Nine Dragons, Captain Jack's, Shutter's, Turf Club, 'Ohana, and a few others over the years. I do want to go to Artist Point some time, so maybe we will try that.

    In my defense, I am not that hard to please, and I love pretty much anything in WDW because I just love everything there so much. heh When we ate there I thought our food was just fantastic, and I really do love the atmosphere there. I enjoy the darkness of it, and that it actually feels like a cellar. That's just my opinion.

    I will check out the other signatures out there. We've got until June before we can make our reservations, so I'm sure we'll figure it out by then!

    Thanks for all your input. :) Also, if anybody has suggestions I'm still up for them!
  14. BillyBuckner

    BillyBuckner Mouseketeer

    Dec 20, 2008
    We were unable to get LeCellier last time (didn't expect to have time to go then planned trip on 4 months notice). I know DW and DD were pretty disappointed. They absolutely love the pretzel bread and you can't get it anywhere else; therefore, I don't think I could convince them that something else is better

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