Fodor's Expert Review Monsieur Paul
A mere staircase away from Epcot's busy World Showcase, Monsieur Paul is a subdued and sophisticated fine French restaurant. Make a reservation here if you are looking for an expensive, sophisticated, and delightful diversion from the theme park's bustle that is not particularly kid-friendly. It's owned by Chef Jerome Bocuse and named for his world-famous father, the late Culinary Institute of America's Chef of the Century, Paul Bocuse. The restaurant, accessed through a discrete canopied entrance at the rear of the building, offers an odd juxtaposition to the rumpled clothing and sneakers of most diners. The menu is overtly French while incorporating the best of America. For example, the signature fish dish, which has "scales" of potato, braised fennel, and rosemary sauce, is made with black sea bass instead of the original's red mullet. Escargot is presented in large ravioli and a parsley cream. The seared scallops and roasted duck breast are especially interesting entrées. A three-course prix-fixe menu is available.
Walt Disney World, Florida 32830, USA
- Knowledgeable service
- Magret de canard (roasted duck breast)
- An extensive wine list
- The service is so good you\'ll think you\'re at a Michelin-starred restaurant