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I've been getting a lot of push back recently from people about Le Cellier being overrated. I know everyone says it's great and I'm usually an against the stream kind of person, but I really love Le Cellier. I have always been satisfied leaving there. Do you guys think Le Cellier is over-hyped?

Edit: Also fess up if you've never eaten here.

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Never been. Looking forward to it, some other trip (no dice this time). Will get to sample some of their wares though at the F&WF.

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Basically as I have stated before I am a meat (steak) and potatoes kind of guy and I have never been disappointed at LeCellier. Outside of Shula's at the Dolphin I would rate it as the best steak house in WDW. That being said I have also had some excellent steaks at the Flying Fish at the Boardwalk, the Turf Club at SSR and The Coral Reef in Epcot. I have never been to the Yachtsman even though I tried once to get in w/o a reservation at 4:30 PM and they said they were too busy to seat us (wife and I) although there was only ONE table with someone seated at it!!. Granted I was dressed in a drag racing T shirt, (I have probably 75 of them ) and not in a collared polo shirt. So the Yachtsman and I are on the outs and I have never returned there. biggrin

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Absolutely NOT overrated!! We were finally able to eat there this last trip and it was FANTASTIC! Why had we waited so long!! Yet another "side" benefit of the Dining Plan...trying restaurants that were maybe a little out of your budget.

I only wish we'd been able to get a dinner reservation...next time I'll have to be on the phone the MINUTE the ressie window opens! I loved this restaurant...it did not feel like we were at a theme park. I almost felt like I was in a restaurant in Quebec City...

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We love it and don't find it over rated at all, actually. I always want to try something new there, and everything is always good. I wonder if they'll ever consider building it out so there's more seating.

Also, LIFL, don't forget that you can actually get the cheese soup and breadsticks to go. Just walk up to the podium any old time and ask for a serving to go.

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I have not eaten there. The food sounds kind of heavy for hot, hot Florida. Although I would love to try to the cheese soup. I think next time I go to WDW, I'll go in the winter again. I preferred that time of year--and then it's soup season!

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dsoup wrote:

Edit: Also fess up if you've never eaten here.


I have to admit, I have never eaten there (YET!) Last time we were down at WDW we tried to get reservations, but didn't have any luck with anything that fit our schedule . . . but this is the first must do for next time.

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SpaceAce wrote:
We love it and don't find it over rated at all, actually. I always want to try something new there, and everything is always good. I wonder if they'll ever consider building it out so there's more seating.

Also, LIFL, don't forget that you can actually get the cheese soup and breadsticks to go. Just walk up to the podium any old time and ask for a serving to go.

Good tip; if we can make some room (inside) with all the other dining plans I've made, I think I'll do that.

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I hear a lot of people blame the Disney Dining Plan for the perpetual inability to get in to Le Cellier. Was it easier to get in pre-DDP?

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I hear a lot of people blame the Disney Dining Plan for the perpetual inability to get in to Le Cellier. Was it easier to get in pre-DDP?

Heh -- not really! You still had to call first thing, although it's now surpassed Cinderella's Royal Table as the #1 ADR to call early for I think.

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I called the first day (90 days since I'm staying off property) and there were zero reservations available.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I called the first day (90 days since I'm staying off property) and there were zero reservations available.


Just curious, what's the "window" for those staying on property? I thought that was 90 days also...

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milliehubbard wrote:
LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I called the first day (90 days since I'm staying off property) and there were zero reservations available.

Just curious, what's the "window" for those staying on property? I thought that was 90 days also...



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Millie, I believe those staying on property get an extra 10 days.

Also, those titles really are bad, eh? What should we change them to? Anyone have suggestions?

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congrats Millie!!

Brad, the names could use a little "plusing", but I like to think of it as I am "working" to be a "super" member . . so I can a a super costumer with a big WD on the front in the shape of Mickey ears and a great flowing cape!!

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aglassslipper17 wrote:
congrats Millie!!

Brad, the names could use a little "plusing", but I like to think of it as I am "working" to be a "super" member . . so I can a a super costumer with a big WD on the front in the shape of Mickey ears and a great flowing cape!!

You're already super! biggrin

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We have eaten both lunch and dinner at LeCellier and have never left disappointed. We have also eaten there with ADR's and as a walk up as well. The walk up's have been at lunch and around 4ish though. I know I have seen many people turned away while waiting for my table. LeCellier is usually a must do for us on any trip no matter how long we stay.

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shelleyg74 wrote:
We have eaten both lunch and dinner at LeCellier and have never left disappointed. We have also eaten there with ADR's and as a walk up as well. The walk up's have been at lunch and around 4ish though. I know I have seen many people turned away while waiting for my table. LeCellier is usually a must do for us on any trip no matter how long we stay.

Wow what time of year did you get a walk up? Was it recently?

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Brad wrote:
Millie, I believe those staying on property get an extra 10 days.

Also, those titles really are bad, eh? What should we change them to? Anyone have suggestions?

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I would suggest a Disney themed hierarchy. Something clearly Disney, but where one could deduce that (x) was greater than (z) - where character names or some such would not. Titles like 'cast member' and 'imagineer' for example.

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@Millie -- People on-site get to call 90 days from their check-in date, but they get to make reservations for 10 days from there, while off-siters have to keep calling every day to make reservations. Basically, people that are checking in on-site up to 10 days ahead of you are allowed to make reservations for the day you'll be arriving. These days, the only way to get a ressie at Le Cellier it seems is to be staying on site, call 90 days ahead of your check in date, and make a ressie for the 10th day of your vacation. Confusing and annoying.

That said, we've gotten ressies at Le Cellier by calling a month in advance occassionally. People tend to make LOTS of reservations for the same time slot, then call back to cancel them later.

@LIFL I like the progressive titles idea! These ones are lame-o! Wink

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dsoup wrote:
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We have eaten both lunch and dinner at LeCellier and have never left disappointed. We have also eaten there with ADR's and as a walk up as well. The walk up's have been at lunch and around 4ish though. I know I have seen many people turned away while waiting for my table. LeCellier is usually a must do for us on any trip no matter how long we stay.

Wow what time of year did you get a walk up? Was it recently?

The most recent walk up was in 2007 at the 4pm time. We also we able to get the concierge at the Poly in 2008 to get us a same day reservation on our last day of our trip. It was a lunch time ADR though.

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was any of that during free dining? if so i'd say you're either really lucky or you're a wdw vip.

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They know better than to make Shelley angry! eek

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Brad wrote:
They know better than to make Shelley angry! eek

Ha! wink

The 2007 was not during free dining but it was during food and wine.

The 2008 trip was in January

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shelleyg74 wrote:
We also we able to get the concierge at the Poly in 2008 to get us a same day reservation on our last day of our trip. It was a lunch time ADR though.


There's a lot of discussion about whether or not a certain number of ADRs are reserved for concierge guests or other VIPs... I wonder if this is a good indication of that! mickey

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very well could be. I had ADR's for LeCellier before we left for the trip but had to cancel because they were at 7pm on Super Bowl Sunday and there was no way my husband was going to go for that. The last day of our trip he went down to the concierge to see if they could get us in. We had to get ADR's for a party of 3 rather than 2, but they just told us to say our other member of our party couldn't make it. We had no problems and sat right down as soon as we arrived.

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Seems pretty plausible to me that they have reserved seats for concierge guests.

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Ate there on our last night and it was fantastic...as it was the time before!

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caitiesus wrote:
Ate there on our last night and it was fantastic...as it was the time before!

Did you get the fillet?

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Since I wasn't a member when this started I think I'll just add my answer now wink

I have not been. I could never get an ADR but my boyfriend and I got a reservation for this August!

So now my question is, besides the cheese soup, what should I order!?

I hope you get a good night. Several people have been complaining about the quality lately and I think it's a function of how busy they are. When Le Cellier is good it's wonderful!

I recommend the Filet with the Mushroom Risotto. They have lots of other good entrees but I don't think that one can be beat. The bread is of course a highlight in my book. Also ignore all the Canadian purists, their poutine may not be authentic, but it's still tasty!

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Since I wasn't a member when this started I think I'll just add my answer now wink

I have not been. I could never get an ADR but my boyfriend and I got a reservation for this August!

So now my question is, besides the cheese soup, what should I order!?

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