Robert Niles

Published: April 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

As much as we enjoyed the food at Les Halles, I should note that the theming inside the ordering area and adjacent seating area is a bit, well, thin. There are touches that suggest a French bistro here and there, but the overwhelming esthetic is of a modern cafeteria, in a somewhat dark setting.

It's "B" grade theming, like what we used to see from the pre-Potter Universal, and not the more immersive "A"-grade theming that we've grown accustomed to seeing from Disney. That carries to the presentation of the food, as well. (paper plates, plastic wraps, etc.) Disney World just doesn't see to be as well themed and presented in such things these days as Disneyland.

Anyone have thoughts on that?

Mark Hollamon

Published: April 10, 2013 at 4:21 AM

We love Les Halles! You are correct that it isn't rich with theming, but it is rich with food! The old Patisserie was a traditional stop for we locals when heading out to the park for a snack and fireworks in the evening. That won't change.

I love the fact Les Halles is open early, before the rest of the World Showcase wakes up, so one can get a croissant and cup of coffee in the early morning and watch the day unfold from the bridge area next to France. It's a beautiful way to start the day!

Robert Niles

Published: April 10, 2013 at 7:47 AM

I didn't know about the early open, Mark. Thank you for mentioning that. Good tip!

Published: April 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I love their chocolate chip cookies! Definitely my favorite dessert at WDW. :) And they're exactly the same as they were before they moved the restaurant.