Published: September 2, 2011 at 2:40 PMI remember working at WDW as a College Program cast member in 1998. It was around this time that Le Cellier switched to become the steak house it is today. Since it was "new," it was easy to get in and I enjoyed dining there and using my holiday discount. It was good, but it's a steakhouse in a nice but beige basement. Frankly, it's not worth the effort it takes to get a reservation these days. I'd rather got to Yachtman's Steakhouse at the Yacht Club for a similar and easier to book experience.
So, while I'm not Princess fan, I think it makes far more sense to spend the effort to eat in the Castle and see some characters.
Published: September 2, 2011 at 3:30 PMI am assuming that I will still have to pay for the privilege of eating at either of these vastly overpriced restaurants since you just said a "reservation" is what I won. If it's not paid for by Walt Disney World, I would decline the honor. If it is paid for by WDW, I'd go to Cinderella's since I've eaten at Le Cellier a few times and never at Cindy's.
Published: September 2, 2011 at 4:04 PMI grew up loving Disney parks and a major part of Disney is Cinderella's Castle so who wouldn't want to be invited to join the royal table.
Published: September 2, 2011 at 4:23 PMConsidering that we ate at both this past vacation, it's the food quality that made me pick Cinderella's Royal Table -- Le Cellier just wasn't up to par for what was served -- cold dishes, gummy dressing...compared to everything just per[fect at Cindy's.
Published: September 2, 2011 at 5:16 PMHands down Cinderella's Royal Table. Everything...the food, service, ambiance and character interaction....waaaaay better than Le Cellier. In two visits to Le Cellier, we have had 3 almost inedible prime ribs, salmon that was raw in the middle, an hour wait past our reservation time to be seated, and horrendously slow service. On the flip side, CRT was wonderful....great food, best service we have ever had, a beautiful setting and great entertainment throughout the meal. Now that Le Cellier has become a Signature Service, I would say it's even less worth the money or dining credits. I'm actually shocked that Le Cellier is currently winning the poll!
Published: September 2, 2011 at 7:40 PMI vote for Cinderella only because I've never eaten there. I've eaten at Le Cellier several times with no problems getting in.
Published: September 3, 2011 at 3:31 AMHaving eattin in both Ill go for The Royal Table any day. I usually go for the "King Stephens Pie" A puff pastry filledd with garliced mashed potatoes, served with madallions of beef topped with sauted pappers and topped with chrisp fries onions, sitting on a bed of hunter-type graavy. And start my meal with the chrisp greens in a rasberry vingerette dressing...All severed by a very attentive wait staff of lords and Ladies in waitting. Oh yea and a swing by of Cinderllia herself. And did I mention a great escape for the din of the Magic Kingdom
Published: September 3, 2011 at 3:32 AMHaving eattin in both Ill go for The Royal Table any day. I usually go for the "King Stephens Pie" A puff pastry filledd with garliced mashed potatoes, served with madallions of beef topped with sauted pappers and topped with chrisp fries onions, sitting on a bed of hunter-type gravy. And start my meal with the chrisp greens in a rasberry vingerette dressing...All severed by a very attentive wait staff of lords and Ladies in waitting. Oh yea and a swing by of Cinderllia herself. And did I mention a great escape for the din of the Magic Kingdom
Published: September 3, 2011 at 12:21 PMI have eaten at both and honestly it's a toss up for me. If it's just adults in the party Le Cellier is the best choice. After drinking your way around the world (Thru Epcot...) a good steak is an easy choice to wind down (sober up?)with...Kids in the group? Cindy's hands down! Better prices, awesome salads, kid friendly menu (duh...). Last time we hit The Castle we had all 3 with us and it was actually the least we spent on dinner the whole week and nobody cared when 2 of them racked out at the table (reservations or not it's a LONG WAIT....). Our waiter actually brought out folded up towels to use as pillows.
Published: September 4, 2011 at 10:21 AMI've never been to Cinderella's Royal Table, but it's getting my vote here for sure. I did the requisite 180-days-out ADR for Le Cellier prior to my last trip to WDW. We ate at probably 12 different onsite restaurants that trip, and Le Cellier was, by far, the most sub-par meal of all. I have no interest in ever going back. I think Le Cellier is truly a case of the hype, rather than the food quality, creating the demand.
Published: September 5, 2011 at 2:57 AMGetting to dine in the castle? No contest.
Published: September 6, 2011 at 5:06 AMMy family ate at Le Cellier Sunday 9/4. We have been many times and were very dissapointed. We had read reviews that the quality was down but chose to ignore them. While the service was very good the food was medium to bad. Everything we ordered was drowned in garlic. Now I love garlic but this was rediculous. I had the cheese soup and the filet and they were almost inedible. My wife had the tart and it too was swimming in garlic. I love hot spices but my eyes were watering throughout the meal.
Now this isn't the end of the world but when you have a restaurant this hard to get a table at you expect better. They need ot bring back the old chef!!!
Published: September 6, 2011 at 7:15 AMThe Royal Table is the better choice for me. The food is likely to be more consistent and more suitable for kids. The castle environment cannot be beat. As for Le Cellier, I can go to any steakhouse and get the same thing. The problem with steaks is that you can cook your own. Why go to a high priced restaurant to have someone put it on their grill for you? I enjoyed the Royal Table and never felt it was too expensive.