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Epcot's Bistro de Paris named best theme-park restaurant

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    Bistro de Paris, Epcot's high-end French cuisine restaurant, has been judged the best theme-park restaurant by readers of the Theme Park Insider website. It's the third consecutive win for the establishment, located "upstairs" at the park's France pavilion.

    Runners-up for this category of the Theme Park Insider Awards were Japanese steakhouse Teppan Edo at Epcot and Mythos at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
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    Doesn't surprise me even a little. It is easily my fave in a park.

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    While I agree the food was good, unfortunately they served me pine nuts after being informed of my nut allergy. We will never eat there again after that!


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    I was SOOOOOO unimpressed with it :/

    Food was "ok" but nothing to make me go back. Service was staffed by inexperienced kids who didn't seem to be particularly bothered one way or the other.

    I found it to be a real conundrum. It was pretending to be a quality restaurant in a theme park but falling terribly short.

    Perhaps it was a one off and we'll retry sometime.
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    We had a great experience there, but don't go often enough to truly judge it. As they can have one off, they can have one stellar experience too.

    It was a delicious meal, and our college aged server was very good. The women at the downstairs podium were a bit cold, but that was our only real complaint.

    We talk about going back, but never seem to get the time.

    I can't believe Mythos won. :unsure:
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    We really must give it another try. I LOVE EPCOT and to have a nice restaurant there would be fantastic (le cellier having continued it's slippery slide to distinctly mediocre)

    Perhaps December....
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    Didn't you say that about your last trip :wink:
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    I so did :lol: it's just hard to convince myself to retry it given last time. I would love a nice EPCOT restaurant before the fireworks though hmmm
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    Afraid to say our one and only meal there was distinctly 'meh'. Fair enough it's in a theme park , but after the hype we expected a little more than we got if I'm honest.
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    Oh... now you're being generous. :sigh:

    Tom :)macwave:... sorry, but mediocrity doesn't begin to describe it anymore.)
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    All the restaurants (if we want to be brutally honest) in EPCOT have fallen off. I remember when Germany's buffet was really, really nice. It used to have schitzel, and sauerbraten, etc... lovely sausages. Morocco was great with authentic dishes prepared in the traditional manner... each restaurant was representative of its country. Now, it's all bland, overly processed fare, so no one place is as good as it used to be.

    I remember years ago, each Friday we'd walk the world showcase and decided on where we wanted to have dinner. It was almost always a matter of a walkup. Food was great, service was nice and it was a pleasant weekly outing.

    No more, unfortunately. No walkups, the food is not worth the price, and service is rudimentary at best in most places... even our long time favorites have changes that make them less than what they once were. :sigh:

    I know, I know. Progress. :sigh:
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    One would think that if enough complaints were lodged that Disney would take note. But then with all the free dining they don't care.


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    :yes: Sad but very true :sigh:

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