Food Type: French
Location: France Pavilion, above Les Chefs de France.
Dining Plan: 2 Table Service
Cost: Appetizers: $16-$29; Entrées: $39 – $44. Kids Menu: $5 appetizers, $13 – $16 entrees, $5 desserts. For adults, a three course prix fixe menu is available for $89 per person.
Dinner only (5:30pm – Park Close): https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/animal-kingdom/yak-and-yeti-restaurant/menus/
Setting: Monsieur Paul replaced Bistro de Paris in December 2012. While still offering a much more elegant and refined experience than Les Chefs downstairs, it’s less stuffy and more inviting than the previous incarnation.
- The ideal spot for a romantic dinner with very few kids around. Tends to be very calm.
- The fanciest food at Epcot; great attention to detail.
- Limited, expensive menu. Only five entrees to choose from. The $89 prix fixe menu offers two additional entrees, but the bone-in ribeye requires two people purchasing the meal.
- Not ideal for most kids. The restaurant recently introduced a kids’ menu, but the appetizers are squash soup and ham and gruyere cake.
Tips: Plan a reservation around 7:30pm and request a window table for an elevated view of IllumiNations.
Value: Above average. Table Service prices have risen so much that Monsieur Paul isn’t much more expensive than Chefs de Franc downstairs.
Reputation: After the renovation was complete in late 2012, Monsieur Paul got off to a bit of a slow start. Fortunately, the restaurant is operating on all cylinders and the vast majority of patrons enjoy their meals. Overpriced? Sure, but everything else is too.