Just wondering if the above restaurant is any good?
If you had a choice between the above or Brown Derby which one would you go to?
oh gosh Jeff, they're nowhere near in the same category.Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 276194
V&A is a very elegant, several course menu and your table has its own servers and wine waiter. It's about $125 each not including tax/tip and it'll take you a good few hours to work through.
Brown Derby is pretty standard park fare albeit the best quality restaurant at hollywood studios. It's "OK", bit expensive for what you get, but the best bet at the studios for sure.
No, Victoria and Albert's will not be in the dining plan. It's the one restaurant where the dress code is enforced, men have to wear a jacket and tie.
The menu changes with the availability of luxury items, so you don't really know what your option will be before you get there. They also have a chef's table option which is more costly than the main dining room.
It is Disney's premiere restaurant and really does have no comparison on property.
We've never been because we simply don't have that much faith in Disney dining! We've had incredible meals at other restaurants and are not afraid to pay a premium price for excellence but just don't trust the whole Disney as gourmet chef, thing.
We're impossible. I know.
we'd agreed not to go back this time since we did a wonderful but even more expensive christmas day V&A meal, but just talking about it here makes me want to book for May
Tink, you really must try it one day because I'd love to hear your opinion on it. For me, the service has always been a bit cliche, never quite reaching that "just right" level of attentiveness without bothersome. They're doing better at not acting their Disney roles these days though which is a distinct improvement! The food however has always been just simply superb and nothing short of that. I say all this as the most fussy eater in the world!
I seem to have some sort of block when it comes to V & A's. No one enjoys a haute cuisine meal more than we. For some reason, I just don't see Disney delivering on that.
But one day, curiosity will get the better of me and we'll go. I think if I were to actually plan to go for something special, I'd try for the Chef's table...
I'm just nervous about running into selections of things that we'd never eat, like sweetbreads or other organ meat. Makes me queasy just to think of it.
To date, Josiah Citron is our ultimate chef for the most incredible meal ever... and counting.
Norman's, The Venetian (Room), some say Le Coq au Vin... http://www.lecoqauvinrestaurant.com/pdfs/dinner.pdf
Josiah is in Santa Monica, CA just so I don't confuse the issue about Orlando.
Fine dining is a challenge in Orlando, as with many tourist areas. Too much focus on vacuuming out pockets and not enough focus on the return customer.