yep same experience :( we were once wowed when a huge chicken, too large really, but beautifully prepared turned up on our plates. Last time it was just plain icky.Originally Posted by Tink, post: 143294
We also tried the proper upstairs dining room and whereas the food there WAS nice, the acoustics in the room made everything very loud and echoey, the staff left much to be desired. Overpriced, overhyped and not worth the time.
A few weeks ago we did however have reasonably decent experiences at Planet Hollywood and House of Blues.
Now I know they're not for everyone, and I'm not saying we had gourmet meals there
Planet Hollywood was busy each time we went but managed to get the food out reasonably quickly. It was consistent, hot and nice enough for a quick snack. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for a great meal but with its interesting theming and atmosphere, it's an experience and decent enough food.
We've always liked House of Blues for similar reasons. Great surroundings. The food was likewise pretty good for us. The choice isn't amazing but I gave them instructions on how to prepare my meal which they followed to the letter. DW's was easier, some kind of salad but again it was nice enough.
Raglan Road. Well, it was empty every time we went. We DID end up having a couple of meals there because we happened to be walking past and it was too hot to get to anywhere else :) Again DW's was great, my fish and chips was "OK" but not REALLY worth the price. The staff were good though, choice of alcohol good.
All in all, whilst we feel that we CAN get a meal we can live with at downtown disney, it's not where we choose to spend our dining dollars if we want something genuinely nice. Shame really. You'd imagine that the west side area would have some really truly great dining establishments but no. Heck, even just get a lowly old Cheesecake Factory or Ruby Tuesday in there and I bet it'd be totally packed out the whole time.