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Le Cellier Steakhouse – Epcot
After listening to lots of rave reviews we were so disappointed on our last visit to miss out on Le Cellier Steakhouse as the restaurant was fully booked throughout the duration of our stay.
This time I booked well in advance (strongly recommended) making use of Disney’s telephone reservation system 1-407-WDW-DINE.
We arrived at Epcot late in the afternoon with the intention of getting some value from our park ticket before dining at 7. 30pm. We ambled around the World Showcase, so as not to get hot and bothered, arriving at the restaurant twenty minutes before our designated reservation time. Sure enough several guests, looking for an evening meal, were turned away in disappointment just as we had been the previous year.
We waited for around twenty minutes before being shown to our table…hoping that Le Cellier would live up to its reputation as one of Disney’s finest eateries…we shouldn’t have worried…. . it was superb.
It is quite small inside with an intimate ambience but still very welcoming. Tables are elegantly covered with white tablecloths and as an pre-appetiser our server provided a selection of tasty breadsticks each representative of a particular region of Canada.
Choosing our appetisers was a real problem so, being four of us, we each elected for something different and then sampled a little of each other’s. The Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup embellished with smoked bacon and moosehead beer was absolutely gorgeous with the Asian Shrimp Cocktail also teasing the tastebuds.
We had all heard about the steaks so our entrée selection was made up of the 7 oz. Filet Mignon, the Herb Crusted Prime Rib, and two of us went for the 14oz New York Strip Steak. All were cooked to perfection and ever so tender.
The portions, on first impression, appear quite small but it’s the size of the plates that are truly deceiving. The roasted Yukon potatoes and the cream cheese mashed potatoes were delicious yet filling and we all struggled to clear our plates.
Just room for one of the exquisite desserts we had seen being served at the tables close by……we went for the Maple Crème Brulee, the Raspberry Sorbet and the Chocolate Whisky Cake…. all of which were mouth-wateringly delicious.
At around $30 per head it’s not the cheapest place to eat but offers great value for money. Le Cellier served the best food we have experienced at a Disney restaurant, the atmosphere was delightful and our Canadian server was extremely friendly.
We will definitely be going back to Le Cellier Steakhouse on our next trip!
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