Le Cellier

by josh on March 16, 2010

Food Type: “Canadian” – Steak, mostly

Location: Canada Pavilion. The entrance is down the same path as O’ Canada with the restaurant sitting in the cellar of the large (and inaccessible to guests) Frontenac Hotel.

Dining Plan: 2 Table Service credits.

Cost:  Appetizers: $10 – $17; Entrees: $27 – $64; Kids: $8 – $15. Steaks start at $40.

Discounts: 20% Tables in Wonderland.

Menu:

Lunch and Dinner (12pm – Park Close): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/le-cellier-steakhouse/menus/

Bar: No bar and no drinks to go.

Setting: Le Cellier is housed inside of a dark, dark cellar hidden away underneath the Hotel Frontenac.  Candle chandeliers provide the only light in this windowless wine cellar.

Advantages:

  • Le Cellier offers a wide variety of quality meats, including filet mignon, prime rib, New York strip, chicken breast, pork chop, scallops, and veal. Complimentary pretzel bread is delicious. Try it dipped in the famous cheese soup.
  • Food is prepared to order and executed consistently well.
  • Service is attentive and servers are knowledgeable about the menu.
  • Kids menu includes a smaller portion of the cheese soup, steak, and ice cream.
  • One of the best beer lists you’ll find on property, including draft Unibroue.

Disadvantages:

  • Tables are too close together. Chances are high a table will be within listening distance of everything you’re saying.
  • Incredibly expensive. Food quality is higher than most restaurants, but it’s still hard to justify a $64 theme park steak.
  • Still hard to get a reservation.

Value: Average. If it’s in the budget, Le Cellier serves food that’s higher quality than any other restaurant at Epcot.

Tips: Consider a reservation around 6pm. The menu is the same all day, so it will give you an opportunity to take advantage of a less expensive lunch elsewhere and you’ll be done with dinner early enough to browse World Showcase a bit before finding a spot for IllumiNations.

Reputation:  Le Cellier was once the most coveted dining reservation on Disney property, but the price increase and switch to a “signature dining experience” has lessened its popularity.  It’s still one of the better meals in any theme park in the world, but it’s difficult to justify a $44 sirloin steak or $10 cup of cheddar cheese soup.

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dillydilly December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

The food at Le Cellier was excellent. The filet was the best steak of our trip and we loved the cheese soup. The pretzel bread is still being talked about at our house! The restaurant itself was a nice break from the parks because of location. The service, however, was disappointingly terrible from check in to the finish of the meal. I am hoping that we just hit a glitch. Between the poor service and the credit cost I am a little hesitant to go back. That pretzel bread is calling my name, though.

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