Favorite Epcot restaurant for nice meal?

Apr 10th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Favorite Epcot restaurant for nice meal?

I'll be in Disney for an adult birthday celebration in a few weeks. We'd like to toast the birthday girl at Epcot at a nice dinner. We're thinking Coral Reef, Mexico, France or Morocco. Any reccomendations?
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:35 PM
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We love both the Coral Reef and either of the French restaurants. Save room for desert and grab one from the French pastry shop. If you go to the Coral Reef, request a seat by the tank.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I also vote for Coral Reef. I admit I didn't eat there, but it was fun diving the tank and watching the diners.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Of the ones you mention, I'd put Mexico's at the bottom of the list. Although it's a pleasant atmosphere, I found the rather typical "fast food style Mexican food" to be nothing at all special and really expensive for what it was.

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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Thanks to you both!
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Good to know on Mexico - that's the one that's intrigued me, because as a kid we weren't allowed to do a sit down meal (eat popcorn and do more rides, you can eat when the park closes!) and it looked so pretty, whereas the others I can't picture as well. But good food is key, so it makes sense to skip.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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I have eaten at italy, Germany and Canada. Would definitely go back to Germany. Canada was also very good. It has been a long time since I was there though.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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The Rose and Crown in the British pavilion in the outside area to watch Illuminations. I like Le Cellier in Canada as well.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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I like the Coral Reef, Le Cellier or Les Chefs de France. If the celebration is only a few weeks off, I would make reservations ASAP-- most of the restaurants fill up really fast-- even if you are going during a seasonally slow period, you may not get your first choice of place or time at this point. Better to book something-- you can always try to change later if you change your mind.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Another vote for the Coral Reef and either French. The Italian restaurant is Alredo de Roma, a reliable chain. Although the Rose and Crown has a good outdoor setting, it's not as comfortable as Coral or France.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 01:23 PM
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Just a note -- Alfredo's in Italy closed a little while ago, and has been replaced (or is in the process of being replaced, I can't remember off the top of my head).

But, I'll throw in my vote for Chefs de France -- it's extremely classy, the wait staff is superb.

Wherever you end up, you'll have a fabulous time!
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Apr 10th, 2008, 01:58 PM
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I personally like Morocco, but then I know that some people might think this is too exotic for them. You know, the "meat and potatoes" type. Agree with NeoPatrick about Mexico. It's so-so at best.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Either of the French, followed by Morocco.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Another plug for The Rose and Crown . . decent Fish & Chips and good British Ales . .

And a great view of the Illuminations
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Apr 10th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Another post to tell you to call ASAP. With the new popularity of the dining plans the restaurants book way in advance.

We were not able to get into Canada for either lunch or dinner the whole 8 days we were there in December.

So, for our night in Epcot we ended up in Morocco which was very good. I haven't eaten at the others (French and Coral Reef) you are considering but also did not really care for the Mexican.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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It has been a while but we have always liked the Coral Reef and the French best at Epcot.
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Apr 11th, 2008, 04:04 AM
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Canada is a very good steak house. I also like Coral Reef.
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Apr 11th, 2008, 05:43 AM
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I prefer the Scandinavian Smorgasbord - buffet style, wonderful things like meatballs, herring, cheeses, breads, etc.
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Apr 11th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Thanks all - we're planning on making a decision this weekend, still three weeks away. Hopefully we'll be ok.
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Apr 11th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Chefs de France. The service is excellent.
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