View Full Version : Help choose our last dining ADR
01-21-2008, 05:21 PM
We are regulars to WDW and LOVE the dining plan. Eating great meals is one of the best parts of vacation. We have our favorites that we have a tendancy to do over and over. This time we are trying to add in some new places we haven't done yet! We have just added another day to our reservations so the last night at WDW we have no ADRs made yet. We also have no specific park plans for the day. These are our current dining ADR's
Monday: we fly in and arent sure of times yet; since we are staying at POR we will probably just go to DT Disney and put our name in there some where.
Tuesday: Kona Cafe at the Polynesian (new for us)
Wednesday: Whispering Canyone Cafe at WL (new for us)
Thursday: Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary (not new for us but we LOVE this character breakfast)
Friday: Mama Melrose's Fantasmic Dinner and show (we have done this before but like it for the dinner and show part, they have good pasta and wine)
Saturday: Spirit of Aloha Dinner show at the Polynesian (we have done this once before just my husband and I and think my son will love it)
Sunday: Help us choose for today!!
We would love to hear everyones suggestions as to where we should eat this last night. We go to WDW every year and have eaten at many places with in the parks; this last trip was the first time we started venturing to the resorts for restaraunts. It is myself, DH and DS (he will be 2 months shy of 4 years old when we go and he is very good in restaraunts, he likes to eat out too :) We love all varieties of good food (we are open to adventurous eating) and we love good drinks! :p We would love to hear your expert suggestions for new places for us to eat.
01-21-2008, 05:56 PM
More adventuresome that most of your other reservations, but buffet, so you don't have to 'commit' to any one dish. I normally do not like buffets, but I do enjoy Boma.
01-22-2008, 05:52 AM
We love the Marrakesh in Morocco. I order the Tate of Morocco that has a bit of everything including dessert. Dh and our teenage daughters love the lemon chicken. They have a kids menu with burgers, chicken fingers etc too. I really like the iced mint tea and the belly dancer is entertaining too. We are going in 2 weeks and are trying Yak and Yeti at AK. The reviews have been good and the menu looks great. To see the menu go to allearsnet.com to see the menus. We have tried Boma too and enjoyed the food.
01-22-2008, 06:57 AM
My kids always loved the Coral Reef in Epcot, just watching the fish keeps them occupied for quite a while!
I'd also suggest Jiko-- you can let your child go to Simba's Clubhouse (my kids love all the WDW kids clubs) and have an adult dinner-- or you can bring him, there were kids when we ate there.
01-22-2008, 07:07 AM
More adventuresome that most of your other reservations, but buffet, so you don't have to 'commit' to any one dish. I normally do not like buffets, but I do enjoy Boma.I'm happy to report that the banana bread pudding seems to have returned to it's pudding-like consistency, although I think they're still not cooking it exactly right. On a visit in January 2007, it wasn't so much a pudding as a "cake." It appeared that perhaps they had baked it but neglected to include the pan of water. This time, it was wonderfully pudding-like inside, but the top seemed a bit done, like they forgot to put a piece of foil over it.
The Zebra domes are still not the same since they switched out the Kahlua for Bailey's. Boo hiss!
01-22-2008, 02:03 PM
If you like beer and at the end of the trip where more tame food may sound good- I would think Rose and Crown (Epcot). They have flight of beer on tap and good fish and chips. I like their bangers and mash as well.
(I would do Bomas ahead of Rose and Crown though- it is my favorite)
I'm surprising myself with this suggestion but...Two weeks ago we went to the Biergarten for the first time and loved it. The kids loved dancing to the music. The theming is nice and we thought the food was good. They had the typical kid fare in addition to German selections.
We love Kona and had lunch there one day too.
01-23-2008, 03:17 PM
A really spectacular way to end your visit would be to dine at the California Grill, up on top of the Contemporary Resort. You'll have an amazing view, great service, a wonderful California inspired wine list, and some really really tasty food. Among other appetizers they do sushi, and boast that they have one of the best sushi artists in the country. I always get the bbq marinated beef tenderloin that just cuts with a fork - the tastiest hunk o' beef you'll ever enjoy!
02-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Just got back from our third week-long trip in the last nine months (got addicted to Disney on the first trip, bought an annual pass with the Disney Dining Experience - 20% discount on food and drink, including alcohol, and used annual passholder discounts on rooms), and here's a summary of our likes and dislikes:
Rose and Crown - never been disapointed, and people were getting seated without ADRs just before Illuminations.
Tokyo Dining - Very good, but expensive and loud. The loud isn't the reastraunt's fault; the people waiting to be seated sounded like they were raised in a barn. Note that they don't take the Disney Dining Experience.
Biergarten - Good, as long as you don't mind sitting with someone else, and you eat red meat (my wife doesn't, and there wasn't much for her).
Boma - Great, but hard to get to by Disney transport.
Tusker House - Much like Boma, relaxed atmoshere for dinner (didn't do the character lunch).
Marrekesh - Good. My wife really likes it, I don't think it's a ethnic as it thinks it is.
Flame Tree BBQ- Been there at least 4 times, never had a bad experience (other than the line in the rain last Saturday).
Crystal Palace - Acceptable buffet. But we like Tusker House a lot more.
Not so good:
Hollywood and Vine - Unless your near starvation and death is near certain, don't go near this place. Been there several times, and it seems like the food comes from a dumpster, service is awful (and they add an 18% tip if you use the DDP or DDE).
Hollywood Brown Derby - I cannot understand why this place is so popular. I'd be ticked if I used two sit-down dinners on a DDP at this place. Food was OK, nothing special. Took forever to get our check.
Chef Mickey - Yuk. Very little selection compared to the other buffets, crazy-expensive for what you get. Good desserts, though.
Ohana - Good but expensive for breakfast. At dinner last week, most of the meats were burned and dry. Good potatoes and shrimp, but not worth the price just for that.
Just my opinion.
For that first night dinner in DTD-how about Raglan Road? Entertainment was excellent; service was decent and the beer and food?-delicious!
Boma was good-but if you're depending on Disney transport, a bit of a pain as others have said.
In the parks or out of the parks for that last meal? In-somewhere in Epcot-it's my 'wow' park-Rose and Crown and Le Cellier are highlights. Coral Reef? I was definitely under-whelmed.