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jiko california grill or somewhere else for a quiet meal?

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by disneymom, Feb 28, 2009.

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    We want to book for a quiet romantic meal and were set on the california grill before someone else mentioned jiko may be even better.

    Any other suggestions and whats the best time to go to get a quiet time?
     
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    Both of those places are a good choice for a nice meal.
    Another couple you may want to consider for a "romantic type" meal are Citrico`s at the GF or the Blue Zoo at the Dolphin.
     
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    We just had this discussion in our house. Herself wanted to book a "nice" place for a birthday dinner. We looked at the menus for all the above, and I just didn't have anything jump out and say "eat me!!"

    We booked Cape May. :spring: Well. I love it there, eh? :spring: Herself is not amused. :oops:
     
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    We had a lovely meal at California Grill, however I wouldn't call it quiet. It is quite loud in there.

    Jiko is also very good. It's darker and quieter.
     
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    While I love both JIKO and California Grill I would have to choose JIKO as the more quiet and romantic. As Slowhand says Citrico's is also wonderful. And yet one more place you might want to consider, if you don't mind being in a park, is Bistro de Paris, upstairs over Chefs de France in EPCOT.
     
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    oooo that's one I haven't yet tried, what's it like John?
     
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    Bistro is more of an adult place, quiet and romantic. Great service and wonderful food!
     
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    Thanks Donna! Will have to try that
     
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    We had an incredible meal there. :yes: We shared the degustation menu. The chef outdid himself and the server was more than happy to have two people who were willing to invest the time (it takes about two hours) in such a lovely dinner. The server is the one who suggested we share, and boy were we happy he did. We'd never have eaten it all!

    When we do it again we will be certain to order wine with the cheese (cheese is an extra, so if you select it with the degustation menu, it doesn't automatically come with a wine pairing) as the course did suffer without wine.

    It is a lovely adult place for a nice dinner, although there was an infant when we were there. The child did start crying, but the father took the child out, which I found completely appropriate. The couple appeared to be friends of the manager... not that that is a factor, just that it might be the reason they brought a baby to an otherwise fairly adult venue. The menu would not be for a child, unless that child had a very sophisticated palate. :D (Our Seth would love it! LOL! We've brainwashed him into eating all manner of things... :D :D "I wanna have that lobbter, okay????"). :eek:
     

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