Published: January 4, 2013 at 12:48 PMLe Cellier is great...but it used to be even more of a "holy grail"... in that it only cost you one meal against your dining plan while the yachtsman steakhouse and others were worth two meals against your plan.
So this made it much more coveted for our family
Buit for those traveling with kids, sometimes chef mickeys or crystal palace are great because you can "kill two birds with one stone" by getting some meet and greets done while eating and thus also saving valuable time
Published: January 4, 2013 at 1:11 PMI would actually prefer the Chef's Table at Victoria and Albert's. Talk about a tough reservation to get!
Published: January 4, 2013 at 1:40 PMI'm with Michael...V&A's Chef's Table is the Holy Grail of Disney dining reservations. There is only one party per evening at the exclusive table...I've tried to book this ellusive reservation every time I've gone to Orlando with no luck because on-site guests get first crack since they can book for the entire duration of their trip 180-days in advance of their check-in date.
I do have to say that the Flying Fish Chef's Counter along with V&A's Queen Victoria's Room are more accessible that are just a notch down from the pinacle of Disney Dining experiences.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 2:25 PMBeen going to Disney for over 35 years and have now stopped eating dinner there. WAY too much hassle for a good dinner. There reservation system is terrible. Too many good places outside of the parks.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 2:59 PMWe booked at Be Our Guest the day they started accepting reservations and it took us four hours on the phone to get the reservation. The meal was exquisite, though. I've yet to make it to let celliier because it's always booked every time we go so that's the one I want to go to
Published: January 4, 2013 at 3:16 PMDarn it, I forgot V&A - I knew I was missing a biggie. I should have replaced CG with that one.
MP is actually a relatively easy get, given the price, but I threw in the wrinkle of "free" to see if that would elicit some votes. That would be my pick, BTW.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 3:23 PMBy far I would have picked V&A for a FREE dinner since it has the best food and is the most expensive. I thought you excluded it because of cost difference with the other poll choices. For the poll, I picked Be Our Guest for dinner since I've eaten lunch there twice and would enjoy the table service.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 4:00 PMI agree, V&A would be my first choice. The MP menu looks amazing, though, so I'd take a free dinner there any day.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 5:01 PMThe food at V&A is much better than any of these. In fact, it's one of the best restaurants in the country. And the most difficult to get reservation is the Chef's Table at V&A, by far.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 5:16 PMbecause of the view and fireworks great seat tom gelfuso RI
Published: January 4, 2013 at 7:03 PMI think Be Our Guest is least dire for me since you can at least check it out without a reservation. Sure, you have to wait in the long lunch line, but it's at least possible.
Published: January 5, 2013 at 6:36 AMYou can keep all of these. My wife and I will take Victoria and Albert's any day of the week. We make reservations for this great place every time we make it to WDW and have always enjoyed it.
Published: January 5, 2013 at 1:47 PMI dined at "Be Our Guest last night. The restaurant itself is quite beautiful, as expected. However, the meals of my party, and the server, were fine, but not of the extraordinary caliber we expected. We also felt very rushed. Nothing bugs me more (when dining at a "nice" restaurant) than having a server deliver my main course when I am not even close to finishing my appetizer (and not offering to take them back and bring when appropriate). Also, the dessert carts are very visible when being taken to your table. You would think that a server here would automatically bring one of the dessert carts by for you to make a choice. We had to ask to see the desserts as well as for coffee. Don't get me wrong. I love Disney....have an annual pass. It's just that the expectations were set so high for this place, it was hard not to be let down. We just had to remind ourselves that no matter how nice a restaurant it is, it is still in a theme park. Since there are so many other really nice restaurants to choose from, I don't think I'll be returning to this one for a while unless bringing Out-of-towners. GianniQuest
Published: January 5, 2013 at 2:06 PMI got one for Be our Guest in May (though I made the reservation in Novemeber!), Very excited.
I am still going for the old familiar: Canada. It appears to be keeping its charm with all its price increases.
Published: January 7, 2013 at 12:11 AMI ate at Le Cellier on Wed. Jan 2 of this year. It did not seem that hard to get a reservation.... just reserved on-line about a month ahead. Now, New Year's Eve I think pretty much every resteraunt in the park was booked pretty far in advance.
Anyway, the meal at Le Cellier was very nice. It was the best filet mignon steak I have ever eaten. The Risotto that was also served on the plate was also great. Really enjoyed that particular plate of food. Having said all this, I chose be our guest because I have not eaten there and it is the new thing.... and really the only resteraunt of that sort in the Magic Kingdom.
Published: January 7, 2013 at 8:46 AMThe thing about Cinderella's Royal Table is that the restaurant is just, so, tiny. So even with that new hotness across the way in Fantasyland, the sheer size of Cinderella's Royal Table will assure that it is a hard seat to get.