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Slowhand
20-04-2012, 10:01 AM
I`ve just had an email from the manager of the Bistro de Paris informing me that the restaurant will be closed for refurbishment on the date of our ADR [July 5th.]

They have now switched my reservation to the Chefs de France for the same time etc.

I`ve never eaten at the CdF, but it seems a bit more chaotic in there than the Bistro.

Should I cancel the ADR and try for somewhere else? What do you think? Has anyone eaten there?

keith
20-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Not eaten there but, like you, we thought it looked very chaotic. hmmmm

Wendy
20-04-2012, 10:40 AM
I'd go somewherre else Terry, it will be far too noisy in there for you.

catrancher
20-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Terry,

Carol and I have eaten at CdF a couple of times. The food was pretty good (I even got to gross Carol out with escargot) but it was crowded and noisy. Also, the second time we were there, the service left a lot to be desired.

I'd move on. :shrug:

Tom (:macwave:... Remy or no Remy...)

uscwest
20-04-2012, 11:04 AM
Donna and I ate there many moons ago, weren't impressed, and haven't been back. I'd try another place Terry. Since you are going to be in the EPCOT area perhaps Flying Fish or something in the Swan/Dolphin?

Slowhand
20-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Since you are going to be in the EPCOT area perhaps Flying Fish or something in the Swan/Dolphin?
Those two are already on our list of ADR`s John.....and needless to say but we are also going to the YSH on a couple of occasions.

Mari
20-04-2012, 05:20 PM
oh no! :(

Ive heard the food at Chef e France is good, but it doe slook far busier and noisier than Bistro :(

Mari
20-04-2012, 05:21 PM
The dinner buffet at Cape May is very good, and at least when we went, it wasnt very busy

Britchick
20-04-2012, 06:19 PM
when Teppan Edo was closed for refurbishment and we had an ADR there they gave us a code for access to preferred fireworks viewing area as consolation. Did they do that for you?

Johnie
21-04-2012, 05:20 AM
Chefs is fine for lunch. It is noisy but it is Disney. They also bring out Remy to delight the kids. If you are looking for something quieter or more romantic then perhaps something on the Boardwalk?

Slowhand
21-04-2012, 07:49 AM
when Teppan Edo was closed for refurbishment and we had an ADR there they gave us a code for access to preferred fireworks viewing area as consolation. Did they do that for you?
Nah, they gave us nowt!

Slowhand
21-04-2012, 07:52 AM
If you are looking for something quieter or more romantic then perhaps something on the Boardwalk?
As I mentioned earlier Johnie, we have already secured an ADR for the Flying Fish, and apart from that there isn`t anywhere of a similar nature at the Boardwalk for dinner. :unsure:

Tink
21-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Go off site to Le Coq au Vin. :yes:

Slowhand
21-04-2012, 09:02 AM
Go off site to Le Coq au Vin. :yes:
Tink, the thing is that we will be spending a few days at the GF during this trip and we tend to do the Disney restaurants while we are staying on site and have dinner offsite when we are at the villa.
I must try Le Coq au Vin at sometime though.

Deafjeff
21-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Oh no gutted for you :-(

Isafari
21-04-2012, 09:29 AM
we have eaten at CdF quite a few times but the service has got worse each trip and I don't think we will bother again.
Last time we ate there I was eating the soup, put my spoon down to break a piece of bread and the waitress, in a nanosecond had whipped my bowl away - while I was still eating!

Slowhand
21-04-2012, 09:37 AM
we have eaten at CdF quite a few times but the service has got worse each trip and I don't think we will bother again.
Last time we ate there I was eating the soup, put my spoon down to break a piece of bread and the waitress, in a nanosecond had whipped my bowl away - while I was still eating!

Thanks for that Diane.....it seems like the odds are stacked against the CdF.
I just hate it when the servers clear ANY of the plates or cutlery away before your entire party has finished their course. :thumbsdown:

keith
21-04-2012, 09:56 AM
Thanks for that Diane.....it seems like the odds are stacked against the CdF.
I just hate it when the servers clear ANY of the plates or cutlery away before your entire party has finished their course. :thumbsdown:

:yes: my pet hate too

catrancher
21-04-2012, 01:05 PM
I just hate it when the servers clear ANY of the plates or cutlery away before your entire party has finished their course. :thumbsdown:


:yeahthat: :hopmad:

Tom (:macwave:... personal peeve number 18.)

uscwest
21-04-2012, 01:06 PM
we have eaten at CdF quite a few times but the service has got worse each trip and I don't think we will bother again.
Last time we ate there I was eating the soup, put my spoon down to break a piece of bread and the waitress, in a nanosecond had whipped my bowl away - while I was still eating!


And I would have been calling her back and telling her I hadn't finished and if she kept on walking then I would have refused to pay.

josh.p.
21-04-2012, 06:32 PM
I ate there in July and it wasn't great. Myself and another member of our party got the vegetarian lasagne and we both got sick. The service was so-so (Although they did change my friend's desert after she'd tried it and didn't like it) and it seemed to be staffed mainly by college program participants. I think that's why it has such variations in customer service. It was more like a café atmosphere than a restaurant.

Slowhand
22-04-2012, 12:35 PM
It was more like a café atmosphere than a restaurant.
That was my impression also Josh from what I`ve seen from the outside.
The Bistro though is a completely different kettle of fish and we have enjoyed some really good dinners there, and the service was second to none. :yes:

keith
22-04-2012, 12:40 PM
That was my impression also Josh from what I`ve seen from the outside.
The Bistro though is a completely different kettle of fish and we have enjoyed some really good dinners there, and the service was second to none. :yes:

Interestingly, we had our first and only experience of the Bistro relatively recently and weren't that impressed. The food was better than average EPCOT food for sure but the staff were all young college programme people and it didn't really feel very special in that regard. (not having a go at college programme people of course just saying that they're new at what theyre doing and should be supported by a more experienced team you'd hope).

Makes me wonder if we just went on a bad day..

Slowhand
22-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Makes me wonder if we just went on a bad day..
I`d like to hope that was the case Keith.
As I said, we have never had cause for complaint there and I found it fun being able to brush up my o-level French in a pigeon English [or should that be pigeon French?] conversation with our server. :lol:

keith
22-04-2012, 01:19 PM
I`d like to hope that was the case Keith.
As I said, we have never had cause for complaint there and I found it fun being able to brush up my o-level French in a pigeon English [or should that be pigeon French?] conversation with our server. :lol:

Oh gosh :lol: I think dw would disown me if I tried that

I may try and get back there this visit I do love Epcot and any opportunity for a nice meal followed by the fireworks cant be bad

Slowhand
22-04-2012, 01:29 PM
I may try and get back there this visit I do love Epcot and any opportunity for a nice meal followed by the fireworks cant be bad
That`s exactly what we did one year Keith, although we asked for [and were given] a window seat from where we had a reasonable view of the fireworks as we were finishing our dinner.
They let another couple of folks who sat near us to go outside to view the fireworks, after which they returned to finish their dinner....a sort of a break between courses! :lol:

keith
22-04-2012, 01:40 PM
That`s exactly what we did one year Keith, although we asked for [and were given] a window seat from where we had a reasonable view of the fireworks as we were finishing our dinner.
They let another couple of folks who sat near us to go outside to view the fireworks, after which they returned to finish their dinner....a sort of a break between courses! :lol:

ooo ok thanks for that! I may well give that a try :yes:

Slowhand
22-04-2012, 02:40 PM
All sorted.:thumbsup:
Bistro de Paris/Chef`s de France cancelled, and Jiko booked instead. [At least it will give us the opportunity to meet Raul again who is the manager there and who used to manage the Flying Fish.]

Thanks to everyone for confirming my thoughts concerning CdF.

uscwest
22-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Hmm. We've always had more senior wait staff there.

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