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Is mama melrose the best restaurant at mgm?

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by daftaboutdisney, Jan 24, 2009.

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    daftaboutdisney Earning my ears

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    oops its not mgm now is it :lol: but is mama melrose better than the brown derby ?
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    I would say no. I've eaten at the Brown Derby twice and had awesome food both times.
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    Harder for me. Mama Melrose has a new chef who really cares about his work BUT having said that :lol: we've had inconsistent experiences there :/

    Problem is, since the dining plan, we've had inconsistent experiences at the Brown Derby too! Cold chicken which took three visits back to the kitchen with a none-too-pleased server to get luke warm. Seafood which I'm sure made me ill and servers who were nowhere to be found throughout the meal.

    Hard one. I WOULD still go with the Brown Derby but it costs!
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    I have always had good food at Prime Time.
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    I've never been because I'm a scaredy cat :( there's no way I'd get by without getting picked on is there?
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    I really enjoy Mama Melrose. We've been several times. We've only been to Brown Derby once and it was good too.
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    i've not been to either actually, prime time usually wins over- we don't tend to spend much time in this park anyway
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    Not everyone gets picked on Keith. I've seen people who just want to eat and they get left alone. Think the servers can tell when you don't want it.
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    You can always ask to get a more sedate server
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    We haven't eaten at Mama Melrose in a long time. I love the Cobb Salad at the Brown Derby but I have only had one REALLY good meal there. IMHO they should close the Brown Derby (just like the real one is closed) and open up something else in that spot.
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    I want to quantify my statement that I've always had awesome food at the Brown Derby by adding that I haven't eaten there since the start of the dining plans.
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    Interestingly though, we were able to walk up and get a table at the brown derby in December. In fact, though the parks were very busy, BD was only half full

    So it was quite useful from that point of view, though overpriced
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    MM is the one reservation I had that we skipped because it poured the rain that day at MGM & we left & didn't feel like going back for dinner. I am still curious about it tho & will hopefully try it on a later trip. I have one friend who did not like it at ALL but she's quite particular about her Italian food (I, on the other hand, not so much :D).
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    We've been a few times. The first time we got luke warm soggy pizza from a server who couldnt care less. Very offputting

    The next time was "ok" and the last time was with the backstage magic tour group. The new chef came out to see us, I think he said he'd worked at artist point prior to MM, not sure on that, but anyway you could tell he knew his food and was really trying to make MM something special. It was a bit too adventurous for me foodwise :lol: but that's my problem not the restaurant's. What I did have was very nice
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    I am very particular about my Italian food as well. Suprisingly enough the so called authentic places tend to fall short more often than others.

    We always get the penne ala vodka when we go. It is very good. Their calamari is nice too. Fresh and not chewy. I also LOVE their tomatoes and mozzarella.

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