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Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa & Len Testa


Running Time: 24:10

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Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: CatsDad on Monday, February 07 2011 @ 01:57 PM CST
I am with Len with respect to San Angel Inn. We ate there this past January. My wife had the "set meal" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed the fish and a Tequila flight (perhaps that is why I liked the meal). For my picky eater (DD) they cooked up a meat and cheese quesadilla.

We like the Rose and Crown. We go mainly for the beer and cider. Typically we are eating light: Potato & Leek Soup, Rose and Crown Meat and cheese selection. DD usually gets the Pub Burger.
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: minniemouse on Monday, February 07 2011 @ 02:43 PM CST
I totally agree about Tony's. My daughter was adamant about eating there for her birthday one trip (her adoration of Lady & the Tramp being the reason).

While the food was fine...it wasn't anything special. The service was good though. My daughter didn't want pizza for her bday dinner...she wanted chicken fingers and they accommodated her w/o any hesitation.

I would be fine not going back there again.

Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: testtrack321 on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 10:34 AM CST
One I haven't visited in a long time, due to a decrease in quality but is still ok, is Chefs de France.
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: gwcahill on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 03:44 PM CST
We really like going to Mama Melrose but find ourselves reluctant to go back simply because we've always had REALLY slow service there.

What time is the 3 o'clock parade?
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: captscarlet on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 05:41 PM CST
I think Scopa's comments about authenticity, uniqueness and price at San Angel could also be applied to Le Cellier...

My pick would be Kouzzina (dinner), which I found to be solidly mediocre but not nearly bad enough for the "ooph, never again" category. I've been meaning to try it again, but it's really hard when there's one of my current faves next door (Flying Fish).
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: richard on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 06:22 PM CST
At Rose & Crown, uninspired food is part of the authenticity! ("Hell is a place where the British do the cooking, ...")
Grand Floridian Cafe is there for GF guests who don't want to pay $50 for a meal.
I can understand not liking the kind of food Akershus serves, but if you DO like it, Akershus is wonderful! Great food and great service. It's the first ADR I make for each trip. I go there for the food and princesses are just a bonus.
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: smbern on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 08:30 PM CST
I would have to disagree gentlemen on you assessment of the California Grill. Three of the best meals I've ever had at WDW were at Cali Grill. Yes, without a doubt it's pricey, but the room is great, the food in my case has always been wonderful, and the service is some of the best I have experienced on property. When I make a trip to WDW and don't have Cali Grill on my ADR's it just isn't a complete trip. I would suggest giving it another go.
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: newkrew on Wednesday, February 09 2011 @ 12:51 AM CST
Nothing like a breakfast at the Kona Cafe. Just ask for the "Big Kahuna". The rest is history. Love the place.
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: kellyb30 on Wednesday, February 09 2011 @ 07:32 AM CST
How funny that instead of sticking to show topic - restaurants they left behind and NOT because it was bad - they all at some point talked about how the restaurant was bad. Lighten up guys!! :)
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: jeffrent on Wednesday, February 09 2011 @ 04:27 PM CST
For me, this topic just screams Artist Point. It's a really good restaurant - quiet, good food, excellent wine, and the service is always good. It's a trek, though, getting to the Wilderness Lodge without a car, so I haven't been in a long time. Plus, with Flying Fish, Brown Derby, and California Grill there are other American restaurants of high-quality on property. I'd definitely recommend Artist Point to anybody that hasn't been, but there's about 10 other places I'd say to hit first!
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: TinkyBell on Saturday, February 12 2011 @ 09:11 AM CST
The one restaurant that came to mind as one I've left behind is Garden Grill at The Land in its latest incarnation. I was there about three years ago. There was really nothing wrong with it. In fact, the food was great, I loved the atmosphere, and I got a great picture with farmer Mickey. However, it's the whole "family style" thing that's made me leave it behind. Being that I'm a family of one, there's just way too much food, and so it's not a good value for me. It used to be one of my favorites in its first incarnation. Too bad it's no longer just a normal sit-down restaurant. :(
Episode 835- Restaurants we left behind
Authored by: venessel on Monday, February 14 2011 @ 10:23 AM CST
It's pretty awesome that someone likes Mole on the group of guest that you bring on, I forgot who it was but that's pretty cool. If he lives in Florida, he can get Mole at Walmart or Mexican specialty shops. Which are rare because in Florida, there's more cubans, PR'S and Dominicans then Mexicans in my opinion, so all the "Mexican" places while still better then the place at Epcot times 1 million, they're mostly run by non-Mexican families. I know, I'm Mexican and lived in Orlando for about a year and I only found 2 authentic Mexican restaurants. As in, they're actually from Mexico or Mexican/American not from the places mentioned above.

My boyfriend and I always have a good time at Tony's. The Tiramasu was wonderful, the chicken parm tender and flavorful and the pasta not over cooked. This was in 09 so who knows how it's been from that point on.

Places we went to but don't plan on going back were Chef Mickeys for Breakfast or Dinner. I got sick, it was plain, nothing special. I did like their potato soup.

And Crystal Palace. Plain, desserts were overly sweet and don't get me wrong, it's beautiful in there but that's about it. I love cold salads but those were just flavorless and over powering with pepper with what I could remember. Ham was salty!! x_x; Never been there for breakfast.

For breakfast the best place we've been to was at Trails Inn. It's small, but cozy and I swear, the gravy for their biscuits are to die for!


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