Our first Spoodles meal last night (06/11)

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by Luv2Roam, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2000
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    2 adults
    We had a 5:00 PS. Which in our case was not necessary. The place was dead.
    Spoodles opened at 5 p.m. and it was storming out, on and off. (More on than off. ;) ) I am sure most any WDW restaurant would have been taking walk ups.

    We only drank ice teas. But we started off with:
    Mediterranean Dips. :goodvibes
    hitipi, chermoula, tzatziki, and hummus, with toasted pita triangles, marinated olives and almonds $7.99

    That and a salad for each of us could have been the meal! The bread came out HOT and it was GOOD! :love:

    The olives and dips come out in five little dishes. It does not look like much, but for two, it is. It was odd that the little dishes were so little, but they give you regular teaspoons to dip them out.
    I don't know which dip was called what (except the hummus and olives). But one had a strong feta cheese taste. More like a feta cheese/garlic dip. (Which I love feta cheese AND garlic. :) )
    ANother dip was more spicy tasting (reddish dip). Good but I liked the others better. The last dip tasted like the dressing topping of a gyro. Very strong in cucumber flavor. Anf I don't like cukes, so one bite was enough for me.

    DH ordered:
    Oak-Fired New York Strip basted with sundried tomato butter, accompanied by smashed potatoes and a horseradish chive cream drizzle

    He REALLY liked it. He said it still was not the best steak he has eaten at WDW. (Which was at Kona Cafe.) But I think this came in second.
    He said it was a better cut of meat than he expected and they had a good flavor in with the steak. More like a topping than marinated was my impression.
    The potatoes were good. Nothing REAL special, but overall he seemed very pleased with his meal.
    He said with the appetizer it was really too much food. But he ate it. ;)

    I had:
    Sauteed Chicken Breast with toasted couscous, baby spinach, tomatoes, and a lemon olive butter sauce

    Very good. And it came with two chicken breasts. I still have half in the frig. :banana: BUT as a warning to others -- PEPPER, PEPPER and more PEPPER. Whew. Almost too hot to eat. I like pepper. But it was a tad too overdone.

    We were brought more bread to duringthe meal. :crazy:

    We both walked out too full. And I think it was from bread overdose. Again the appetizer and a salad would have been fine.

    The menu form last night is not exactly like what is listed on allears.net for Spoodles.
    The main course selections were:
    New York Strip steak
    Sauteed Chicken Breast
    Grilled Salmon
    Rigatoni Fiessolana
    Seafood Paella

    So the options were somewhat limited. Our server made sure to tell us while we were deciding that the Fettuccini did not have garlic. :confused3 (But they would add it if requested.)

    Very good meal. A little pricey. I think without the tip and with the DDE discount, our bill was $50.

    But the atomsphere was very nice and relaxing. The server was good and attentive. The food was very good and hot.

    A table near us was also using the DDE card and they had two kids. Their kids were not teens (I would guess) but not little kids either. They ordered multiple appetizers and one meal and shared. That would be a good choice I think there. But at Spoodles I don't know that you could go wrong. :)

    We spent the evening at MGM to walk off our dinner. :) :teeth:
  2. Laurajean1014

    Laurajean1014 <font color=blue>WISH Biggest Loser/Blue Team<br><

    Jun 28, 2001
    Rigatoni Fiessolana

    This is my favorite meal at WDW.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself :teeth:
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  4. sunny04

    sunny04 DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2004
    Yum...I've been trying to get DH to eat here for awhile, it just hasn't fit into our schedule yet...maybe next time.
  5. Ron from Michigan

    Ron from Michigan DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    Thanks for the great review. Spoodles has been one of our favorites for years at WDW.

    :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:
  6. pennyplanner

    pennyplanner DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 1999
    I'd like to get to Spoodles but I'm not sure how to fit it in! Sounds like a wonderful meal.

    Thanks for posting!

  7. Cinderella37

    Cinderella37 DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2003
    We had the exact same meal last July, plus I had quite a few Blue Spoodles. It was delicious! The portions are enormous. We're looking forward to eating there in July.
  8. danny1649

    danny1649 <font color=green>Will be wearing some lime green< Moderator

    Aug 18, 1999
    For sharing your review,made me hungry. :goodvibes :wizard: :wave2:
  9. JudithM

    JudithM DIS Veteran

    Dec 5, 1999
    Good dinner report! Thanks for sharing! We haven't eaten dinner at Spoodles in years! Might be a good place to try next trip!
  10. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

    Apr 30, 2005
    Thank you! We're eating there in July. I can't wait.
  11. hennajo

    hennajo Mouseketeer

    Apr 24, 2005
    Thanks for posting that great review....I've been trying to decide if we should eat there or not. Sounds great! :flower:
  12. mickey2000

    mickey2000 Pin trader

    Jan 2, 2000
    Another 2005 post to show how menus have declined.....

    Opening poster had a oak fired new york strip steak that I had during free dining last year. It never returned to the menu this year!
    Some are saying that its due to free dining and will return ????
    Well it hasn't. IMO Disney is dumbing down the menus for 2008 as there are reports of some changes that have occured this week :scared1:

  13. JohnnySharp2

    JohnnySharp2 No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a

    Jan 18, 2005
    I love breakfast at Spoodles. :thumbsup2

    This is Julie not Johnny
  14. cmurray234

    cmurray234 DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2007
    We LOVE Spoodles. We eat dinner there every time we go. Service has never been particularly quick, but the food more than makes up for it.
  15. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha

    Aug 26, 1999
    Thanks very much for this review. Did you say they might take walk-ups? If so, I'd love to try there-I'm going in 2 weeks, staying at BWV, and I have 2 TS credits I haven't reserved yet.
  16. mickey2000

    mickey2000 Pin trader

    Jan 2, 2000
    Another 2005 post to show how menus have declined.....

    Opening poster had a oak fired new york strip steak that I had during free dining last year. It never returned to the menu this year!
  17. LMO429

    LMO429 DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2007
    I Love Spoodles!!!! Esp The Blue Spoodles Drink Yum!!!!!
  18. stingmom

    stingmom Got Dis?

    Sep 29, 2004
    we ate at Spoodles for 1st time last week. We were lucky to get a table rather quickly at 6pm, with no ADR. Dining room was approx 1/2 full.

    Our waitress....not very good. She took our drink orders and disappeared. Other diners came in and were seated and had there entrees before we saw our waitress again. Then, it was another 15 minutes or so before the bread basket arrived. There were 8 pieces, which were snatched quickly! When the waitress finally came back by, we grabbed her to ask for more bread (still no *food* yet) and she says "hungry today?" DUH! no, we just came to sit and wait, not eat...

    The 4-cheese flatbread (appetizer) was out of this world! I would get that for my meal next time. Reminded me of a white pizza. VERY yummy!

    DH got shrimp over cheese tortillini....it was average...sauce didn't have much flavor.

    My salad was a salad..no complaints, but the size for a dinner portion was rather small.

    The kids had Mickey-mac&cheese....very bland. They didn't eat 1/2 of it. We passed on dessert, although it looked good, I'm not sure how much longer we would have had to wait!

    The MAGIC MAN outside was a lot of fun. He just wheeled up on bike as we were coming out of Sppodles. Nice way to end a long, bland dinner.
  19. SauceBoss

    SauceBoss I know more about this stuff than you think.....

    Sep 7, 2004
    How old are these postings? 2004?
  20. Minniespal

    Minniespal <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/image

    Jan 14, 2003
    Excellent review ~ Thanx for posting.
  21. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2000
    Wow. I knew it was an old posting when I saw I wrote our first Spoodles meal. :rotfl2:
    mmmm.... Spoodles.....

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