During our stay at Port Orleans, the front desk suggested we try the amazing prime rib over at Boatwrights. Wanting to stay close to the hotel and enjoy the complete idea that is staying at a Disney resort, we took up the offer. When arriving to the restaurant we were seated quickly, however our table was not pre-set for our reservation. Our server, whose name now slips my mind told us it was her first day. Listening to a large table behind us giving her quite a hard time, we took it easy on her. For appetizers my boyfriend ordered the gumbo and his brother and I ordered the french onion soup, both sub par at best.
On to our entrees. My boyfriend and I just had to order their signature dish the jambalaya and his brother opted for the voodoo chicken. After waiting for about 30 minutes for our entrees, mind you, at this point we were the last table in the restaurant. The food runners dropped our dishes in front of us and simply walked away. We all looked at each other in horror. The "jambalaya" if you could have even called it that, was hard, par boil rice, poorly seasoned at that, one piece of sausage sliced down the middle and two extremely over cooked shrimp. My boyfriends brothers voodoo chicken was the perfect name for the dish; dry, under seasoned and just down right nasty. After we all three sent our dishes back and ordered something different I opted for the catfish, my boyfriend the prime rib, and his brother the salmon.
The catfish came out dry, atop cold, completely unseasoned bagged white rice, served with two asparagus and buffalo and tarter sauce for dipping. Disgusting. My boyfriend ordered his prime rib MR and it came out well done. The salmon was completely over cooked and honestly wasn't much other than mixed greens to the "salad". Not to mention throughout all of this, no manager approached the table and our server was no where to be found until she was ready to bring the bill. (Other servers and food runners took care of us most of the night.) Even with a 50% off coupon we spent $100.00 for three before tip, with no alcohol purchased. After we left, we were sad that we didn't just eat chicken fingers and fries at the food court. I would avoid this place at all costs.
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