What restaurants do you regret eating at?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by KatieCollette, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. KatieCollette

    KatieCollette Once upon a time...

    May 4, 2011
    And why?

    for us Hollywood and Vine (nuff said)

    Also, while I loooove POP's food court, I had the nastiest Mediterranean flatbread thing there. I ended up throwing it out. It was all greek olives and no chicken. Blech.
  2. magnusvv

    magnusvv Earning My Ears

    May 18, 2011
    Coral Reef Restaurant: We were seated in a table furthest away from the aquarium in some ridiculous booth setup where you share a split table with strangers. Everyone was uncomfortable, the food was not good, the restaurant was noisy, and it seemed like it was our servers first night (he was flustered and had trouble getting orders and remembering things like drink refills).

    It wasn't all bad, the dessert there was good.
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  4. jamiesmom07

    jamiesmom07 Mouseketeer

    Mar 8, 2011
    DISclaimer: this is just my opinion..

    Crystal Palace, food was yucky, characters didn't interact much, server was very slow at one point I think he forgot us.:confused3
  5. zalansky

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    Sep 17, 2003
    Coral Reef, by far. Don't let the ambience fool you, the food was terrible. With the exception of the lobster bisque, its awesome - but I think its the same bisque they serve all over the world.
  6. LittleStinkerbelle

    LittleStinkerbelle DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    LTT before MVMCP a few years ago. The food was not good (putting it nicely), character interaction was bad and it took away time from the party.
  7. csmommy

    csmommy <font color=purple>DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>

    Jan 17, 2003
    Oh goodness, this is going to be like watching a train wreck happen, you can't help but watch! :eek: What if one of the restaurants I booked ADR's shows up, do I switch? :confused3 So I will just have to stand by & hope none of the restaurants I have chosen from our upcomning trip shows up. :surfweb:

    I think my memory blanks out the bad meals so I have nothing helpful to contribute! :lmao:
  8. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

    Sep 15, 1999
    The Wave. Way overpriced for sub par food that tasted canned/microwaved.

    It was our night out - kids were at Neverland Club. Very disappointing!!
  9. daisyyy

    daisyyy <marquee><font color=red>MOUSKETEER</marquee><font

    Mar 3, 2009
    Marakesh in Morroco. Just wasn't what we thought. It could have just been what we ordered, but the food was bland, mine looked green,:scared: and we were seated next to the door, far from the dancer. However the service was fast and friendly, and the desert was good. My DD liked the lemon chicken, but that was it.

    CS mommy... is this on your list?
  10. csmommy

    csmommy <font color=purple>DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>

    Jan 17, 2003
    Thanks for asking. Thankfully no! :cool1:

    Our list is:
    California Grill
    Whispering Canyon
    Mama Melrose
    Teppan Edo
    Crystal Palace - dinner
    Le Cellier - lunch
    Les Chef's du France
    Wolf Gang Puck
    Grand Floridian
    1900 Park Fare - breakfast

    Out of these we have never eatean at Kona, California Grill, Whispering Canyon, Le Cellier, Les Chef's du France, Grand Floridian & Wolf Gang Puck.
  11. Hendo22

    Hendo22 Earning My Ears

    Feb 28, 2011
    Yakitori House (counter-service) in Japan Pavillion in Epcot. My wife and I wanted to eat something different so we tried here. I have had much better food at Mall food courts. Small portions and not very tasty. I take coumadin and I am unable to eat broccoli so I asked for a little extra rice instead. She said "no Substitutions" but they were more than happy to leave the veggies off my plate. We also ranked Coral Reef low. The food wasn't bad just extremely average. The only bright spot was that I asked for a "window-seat" and got it. My 3 year old daughter enjoyed watching the fishies.
  12. LuvLuvLuv

    LuvLuvLuv DIS Veteran

    Sep 24, 2009
    Crystal Palace dinner, LeCellier, Garden Grill, Sanaa, Jiko

    The winner for my worst meal ever was Garden Grill.
  13. mill4023

    mill4023 DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2005
    Nine Dragons - The food was not bad, but the portions were small and we thought it was really overpriced for what you get.
    Marrakesh - The meat was really chewy and everything was bland.
    Columbia Harbour House - We read a lot of good reviews, but weren't impressed.

    Those are the only places I can think of that we probably won't return.
  14. ktlm

    ktlm DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    Chef Mickey's. I know alot of people love it. We went for Dinner when DD (5) was 3. We were there early in the service and the place was filthy. We are not really picky about that, and it was to the point where DH looked at me as were were walking to our table and whispered "Are we really going to EAT here?" The food was terrible except for the salads and desserts which were good except for the soft serve ice cream which was like soup. I watched a kid drop the tongs in the chicken on the floor and put them back in the chicken and when his horrified mother told the CM, she didn't even switch out the tongs much less any of the chicken. DH's Mom got sick a few hours after eating there, and she is positive it was food poisoning. Although the characters are cute, it was so BAD that DD has not even asked to go back in our 2 trips since then.
  15. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2010
    Don't change any reservations! Everyone's taste is different and a bad server can be just someone having an off night.

    I will agree with Coral Reef, however. We have eaten there several times and the first couple were great, but the last two were not! Service was horrible. We don't have an objection to the food there or the ambiance.

    Also, we didn't care for Yak and Yeti. We ate there just after the TS opened up and did not like the food. Not saying it wasn't prepared correctly, but just didn't care for the taste. The service and ambiance were both terrific though.
  16. daisyyy

    daisyyy <marquee><font color=red>MOUSKETEER</marquee><font

    Mar 3, 2009

    We've done all of these at least once, except for Cali grill, Kona-- (just coffee), and Les Chefs....... I would go back to all of the others.
    Whispering Canyon is fun. My DH loves crystal palace, and Teppan Edo was a kid favorite. I wish I had a trip planned, you have some great choices.
  17. OhThePain

    OhThePain DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    I don't know if I would say I regret eating at any restaurants. I'm glad I got the chance to form my own opinions of restaurants. However, the ones we won't be going back to are:

    Crystal Palace (dinner)- The service was pretty bad the last few times (had trouble getting drink refills or clearing off plates, which is basically all they have to do). The characters skipped whole sections of the restaurant. The food was tateless and bland and several of the "hot dishes" were pretty cold.

    'Ohana- Some of the worst service we have had anywhere. On our last trip our waiter was awful, I saw him spending more time standing around then would come to the table and tell us how busy he was, forgot to bring things out to our table. The meats were dry, overcooked and tasteless, the appitizers and sides tasted like something out of the freezer section of a super market. We gave it a few chances and it kept getting worse.

    Coral Reef- A shell of it's former self, so to speak. The menu and execution of the menu has gone way downhill from what it was when I was a kid. Hated sitting next to the aquarium. A bunch of kids were basically hanging over our table while we were trying to eat, often yelling back to thier parents/siblings. It was very intrusive and basically destroyed our last visit there.

    We also did not like Le Cellier. It was maybe a small step above a chain steakhouse like Outback (which I don't like). However, we have not been there since it became signature, so I can't comment too much on how it is now. But, we are not in a rush to try it.
  18. DisneyEater

    DisneyEater Mouseketeer

    Mar 23, 2011
    Agree with Hollywood and Vine (twice :confused:) I would also add Ohana. All the meat seemed so overcooked, although I guess the dessert made it worth while.
  19. Ramsfan28

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    May 19, 2009
    'Ohana - I wouldn't eat there if the food was free.
  20. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008
    CRT Breakfast.
    My daughter, while the "right age", simply wasn't into the whole princess thing as much as most 5 year old girls are, so it was no big deal for her. And for me, it was a culinary disaster. When I think about all the time I wasted memorizing the dial-in prompts on the phone to get through to the CM as fast as possible, and getting up early to prepare to dial, and how early we had to get up to make our reservation in return for a horrid meal, it has to be my biggest (and possibly only) regret.
  21. AllieV

    AllieV DIS Veteran

    Jul 30, 2007
    The Luau. It was expensive, the monorail got stuck for 35 minutes getting there, the food choices were bad and we barely ate, and the show was so-so. Oh, and the seating was uncomfortable.

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