I have always been a fan of Mythos and still agree it is one of if not the best theme park restaurant I have experienced.
Another important thing is a friendly seating situation. I don't have the benefit of being in a group of others where one could go scout a table while the others are ordering. The possibility of ordering and then not being able to find a table, combined with not having the "clout" a group of several members would have, is usually offputting and a source of discomfort. I haven't had any severe incidents happen yet, but I also have safety protocols I follow, such as avoiding peak times and simple spidey sense. A very real risk I have yet to figure out is not getting thrown out if I have to get up from the table for a bit. I came within two seconds of this happening at DLR recently.
The highlight of many of our theme pary trips is picking a place to eat. I also love the Shark Reef at Seaworld. I don't like seafood but the atmosphere is really great.
The hotel food is much better than the theme park food, and the restaurants are usually less crowded and more comfortable.
Once our dining choices are made it pretty much controls our WDW itinerary. We're not going to be at Epcot if we've made reservations for Boma at AK that night.
But...first us control freaks consult the WDW "Book of all information" to see what the best day is for that park first. So if let's say Monday is reported to be a slow day for Epcot (we try to avoid any park with extra magic hours - check the online calendar) we may make reservations there and so it continues for the rest of the week.
It has actually helped us to know in advance where we'll be headed on which day, as we now avoid the "walk about in a tight circle with hand on forehead wondering where to go & what to do next" dance. (anyone else been to that one?)
Our kids are young teen sons so all they care about is portion size. We're going this March-April & I've made reservations for Boma, San Angel & Liberty Tree Tavern. We haven't been to the 1st two yet & Liberty is just a family fav with the grandparents.
Tip: Lunch can be far less costly than dinner at some of the finer restaurants. Eat a big breakfast, make a lunch reservation for one of the latest time slots available (generally much less crowded then traditional lunch times) and then grab some light snacks during the fireworks or parade.Mangia!Terri