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Scott Joseph

Restaurant Review: Epcot's Le Cellier Steakhouse

Published: May 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

It's week two of my reviews for the finalists in this year's Theme Park Insider's search for Best Theme Park Restaurant.

Last week I told you about Hollywood Brown Derby. This week we visit Le Cellier at Epcot's Canada pavilion. This steakhouse has loads of fans, but frankly I don't get it.

Click to the reader review page to submit your rating for Le Cellier, which will be used to determine the winner in this year's awards.

Replies (7)

Anthony Murphy

Published: May 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM

The soup is amazing!
Joshua Counsil

Published: May 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Ouch. My Canadian pride.

I've never eaten at Le Cellier, notably because the best steaks I've eaten are usually in the mid-western U.S. I think Le Cellier should either be a British Columbian or Maritime seafood-heavy restaurant. If B.C.-themed, oysters and other Pacific fare should be the focus. If Maritime-themed, salmon, lobsters, and the like are always a good choice.

One other thing - why are they serving American Zinfandel and steaks on a Canadian menu? There are many delicious Canadian wines available for import, and Alberta beef is renowned for its flavor.

Rob P

Published: May 21, 2009 at 2:42 AM

..and why do you have a Scottish rock band playing outside.

Off Kilter ? Off planet more like.

Published: May 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I used to hear raves about Le Cellier but it's suffered the same cuts (and guests receiving worse cuts of meat) as all the Disney restaurants. I think a lot of the fanaticism of Le Cellier left with some of the menu items. Was it a BBQ steak on cream cheese mashed potatoes I heard so much about?
Joshua Counsil

Published: May 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM

I never understood Off Kilter, either. They should have gone with something uniquely Canadian, like Cirque du Soleil (only scaled down).
Joshua Counsil

Published: May 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

It seems that many of the Showcase restaurants have gone downhill. Akershus used to be the best around for authenticity, and now look at it - a damn character meal. Marrakesh used to be quite good, but was rather bland when I last went - a severe lack of spice for Middle Eastern food. It seems the only decent places charge through the roof for pretty good food.

One might be better off taking the boat to the Boardwalk and eating at one of their excellent restaurants for the same price.

Rob P

Published: May 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM

With so many great Canadian music artists ( Neil Young, Joni Mitchell etc etc ) you'd have thought a decent tribute band could've been found.
Don't get me wrong....Off Kilter perform their stuff maybe they could just change their profile.

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