Any input on our ADR's

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Any input on our ADR's

We have about a week left till we can make our ADR's for our adult only anniversary trip. All the places we are going to eat at are places that we have never ate at before. So I was just wondering if anybody had any input on them. Let us know if the food or service was horrible.

Yak and Yeti
Via Napoli
Chefs de France
Olivia's cafe
Maya Grill
Kona Cafe
Big River Grille

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Yak and Yeti - very good. Try the fried wontons for dessert. My friends and I got free fast passes for Expedition Everest from our waiter to be used anytime during the day.

Via Napoli - cute Italian waiters and really good food. Ok, so you'll be there for your anniversary so the cute Italian waiters won't be a factor but it was worth noting. Smile

Chefs de France - I've eaten here three times and had three different meals. None of them disappointed. If you go in the afternoon, you can see Remy.

Kona Cafe - I've only had breakfast here. Loved the Tonga Toast.

Big River Grille - I haven't eaten here. I don't think you can make an ADR here. At least it used to be that way, so it may have changed.

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I've eaten at Les Chefs de France just once for dinner. It was fairly good but nothing I'd go out of my way for. The service was very good.

We ate at Olivia's twice last fall, once for breakfast and once for dinner. Dinner was excellent. I highly recommend the conch fritters appetizer. My entree was the catch of the day, which was grouper when we were there. I'd never had grouper before and didn't know what to expect, but I was quite pleased with the dish. The roasted potatoes were awesome, and I even enjoyed the succotash - and I don't normally like lima beans. Service here was more casual than at Les Chefs de France, but still quite good. If you like seafood you cannot go wrong with dinner at Olivia's. Breakfast was also good, but more along the lines of normal breakfast foods with a few Florida Keys twists thrown in.

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We've eaten at Yak and Yeti a number of times now and it's on my "We always must eat here!!!" list. Food and service always has been really good.

We ate at Big River Grille once and from what we recall it was pretty god. We sat outside and watched people and things on the Boardwalk. JoAnne is correct in that they do not take ADRs.

Kona Cafe has been good for us for both food and service.

I've always wanted to try via Napoli but it just seems to get a lot of mixed reviews (though most places do as well, I guess!) that I keep passing it up. Hoping others have better feedback (aside from JoAnn's about the waiters! Lol)

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Yak & Yeti- Ate there and food was excellent (Kobi burger , Tuna app, Lettuce wraps) yum!
Via Napoli - had really good pizza, full of flavor, hot & fresh.
Chefs De France - never there.
Kona - Eat there all the time, great food breakfast & dinner, never had lunch there.
Big River Grille - never there.

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mrhub wrote:

Kona - Eat there all the time, great food breakfast & dinner, never had lunch there.

LOL! Yes I agree! Eat there all the time! Lunch is pretty much the same food as dinner so Eat there all the time! clapping

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I've never eaten at Yak & Yeti or Via Napoli, but I LOVE the Kona Cafe! You can't go wrong with an ADR there. DH and I have eaten at Big River Grill and really enjoyed it, but they do not do ADRs. I'm hoping to eat at Chefs De France on a future trip. I've heard good things about it!

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JeffC wrote:
I've always wanted to try via Napoli but it just seems to get a lot of mixed reviews (though most places do as well, I guess!) that I keep passing it up. Hoping others have better feedback (aside from JoAnn's about the waiters! Lol)

I love Via Napoli, the atmosphere, the service, the salad, the salami plate, the arancini, and the Italian Margaritas. What I don't really care for is the Pizza, and that's probably where a lot of mixed reviews come in. I'm a Chicago girl and love a hearty Chicago Pizza with a spicy sauce, deep dish and loaded with stuff. This is not that.

Now, don't get me wrong, it's good pizza it's just done in a different style than I like. It's super thin with mild sauce. I can appreciate it for what it is and I enjoy eating there. But for me the pizza is not an "oh my god best pizza ever" type of experience.

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The only two I've eaten at off this list are Yak & Yeti and Kona Cafe and I loved them both! The Kobe beef burger and lettuce wraps at Yak & Yeti are to die for!

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Kristen K. wrote:
JeffC wrote:
I've always wanted to try via Napoli but it just seems to get a lot of mixed reviews (though most places do as well, I guess!) that I keep passing it up. Hoping others have better feedback (aside from JoAnn's about the waiters! Lol)

I love Via Napoli, the atmosphere, the service, the salad, the salami plate, the arancini, and the Italian Margaritas. What I don't really care for is the Pizza, and that's probably where a lot of mixed reviews come in. I'm a Chicago girl and love a hearty Chicago Pizza with a spicy sauce, deep dish and loaded with stuff. This is not that.

Now, don't get me wrong, it's good pizza it's just done in a different style than I like. It's super thin with mild sauce. I can appreciate it for what it is and I enjoy eating there. But for me the pizza is not an "oh my god best pizza ever" type of experience.

And all that translates to " I love the gorgeous Italian Men!" And to us Kristen, it is awesome pizza. We love the thin crispy crust, the fresh mozzarella cheese and basil with a sweet tomato sauce, YES!. I could sit there and eat that all night long.

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Big River Grille! Loved it! We sat at the bar and actually chatted with a brewmaster. If you enjoy the hops and barleys, try the sampler!! Little taste of all of their creations. Food was good. As other have said, they do not do ADRs (they're not actually a "Disney" restaurant), but we went twice and there was never difficulty getting a table, indoors or outdoors (although we did end up at the bar both times).

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If you're having trouble getting everything in, the QS version of Yak and Yeti is also very yummy...it's all from the same kitchen, even though the QS doesn't have the selection of inside.

I loved Via Napoli and it is a great deal for TS. And I've loved Les Chefs every time. Service is always great.

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mrhub wrote:

And all that translates to " I love the gorgeous Italian Men!" And to us Kristen, it is awesome pizza. We love the thin crispy crust, the fresh mozzarella cheese and basil with a sweet tomato sauce, YES!. I could sit there and eat that all night long.

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Well, sure... there's that!

When I lived in California in the 90's I learned very quickly that Pizza is a very subjective subject. It's my favorite food, and I'll eat just about any pizza that gets put in front of me, but I do prefer some over others. My favorite part of the Via Naopli pizza is the outside edges of the crust where it bubbles up and gets all crispy. Okay... now I wish I had pizza for breakfast.

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Love, love, love Via Napoli! I am partial to Chicago style pizza too, but this was a nice change of pace. We added spicy italian sausage to our pizza and I actually prefered it to the sausage on the pizza you get here in the Chicagoland area. Service was great!

I really enjoyed the views at the Kona Cafe. Service was very good too!

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I like the East Coast thin-crust style of pizza.

And that pizza photo above has convinced me I need to make pizza soon. I'd do it today, but I already have something else thawed for dinner. So maybe tomorrow.

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We ate at Via Napoli for lunch on the last trip and really liked it. The pizza was very good. No ADR, just walked in.

We both think that Chefs de France is overrated. I especially hate the paper place mats.

We enjoyed the Kona Cafe for breakfast 2 or 3 trips ago. Go for it!

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They use paper place mats at Chefs de France? How ticky tacky. eek