Restaurant review: Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure -- still the best?
Just posted a review of Mythos
at Universal's Islands of Adventure, one of five finalists in Theme Park Insider's search for the best theme park restaurant
-- and a six-time winner of the title.
Ten years after it opened, it isn't the restaurant that executive chef Steven Jayson wanted, but it is, apparently, what park guests want. It's a better restaurant than the one I originally reviewed in August of 1999. But is it the best?
A friend of mine just got back from a week at Disney/Universal and he tried the crab sliders as well. However, he absolutely loved them. Even sent me a picture of them to rub it in my face that he was eating at Mythos and I was not. Loser! ;)
To be honest - when I go to a theme park [ after all the high prices} a fancy restuarant is not what I'm looking for. But looking at that photo - I'm thinking i might try it once...
I love some fine dining after a hectic day at the parks. Great food, a lot of laughs, some relaxed atmosphere, and a few cocktails always complete the experience. However, if the restaurant is not open late enough to avoid the crowds of fanny-packers and crying children, then I'd rather eat outside the parks. This is Mythos' one major problem. If I cannot eat there after 8 pm, then I won't eat at all. I don't feel comfortable being in a nice restaurant if I'm under-dressed and smell like Popeye water.
Mythos is FANTASTIC! Amazing food, perfect service, and very reasonable prices.
I was there this May and we ate there the 2 times that we visited IoA and to be honest, it was the best we have had in whole our holiday...To make themeparks USA rocks, but fine dining is still very hard...
I have to always have at least one destination-dining experience when I travel. My family and I visit Orlando 3 to 4 times a year.
I have voted for Mythos each year. The following year I search for something better.
Mytho's is not what is seems to be. High priced and not very good food. I would not go back.
Been there twice and can not wait to return. My three boys never eat the same and had a variety of choices. The chops with Blue Cheese is outstanding as is the sushi. They have a great wine list and the prices are resonable. Being from New Orleans I have eaten at Commanders, Emerals,Antoine's, Mandinna's, Drago's, Brennens - Mr. B's and Patouts; where prices range about $45.00 per person. Thats about a glass of wine one entre and a salad. If Mythos were in New Orleans, I'm sure that I would not only eat there but would miss the rest of Universal's park. It just like goig to Pat O'Brien's at City Walk; have a few then feel like taking a walk down Bourbon St. but its 700 miles away.
Its the best restaurant in a theme park I have ever eaten at. Went there a few years ago. The food is fantastic and it actually feels like you have left the theme park for a while.
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