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“Worth the wait”

Le Cellier Steakhouse
Ranked #155 of 3,849 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $75
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion offers refuge to red meat lovers beneath the bustle of Epcot theme park in a setting inspired by the wine cellars of the grandest Canadian chateau-style hotels: Le Chateau Frontenac and Fairmont Chateau Laurier.At Le Cellier Steakhouse, feast on regional cuisine based on recipes from the provinces of Canada. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features succulent prime rib and filet mignon from aged corn-fed beef, and pan-seared seafood, along with its signature dish, Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. The extensive children's menu aims to please the picky eater.Warm each meal with a fine Canadian wine, chosen from the vintages displayed in glass and wood cases surrounding the restaurant's intimate interior illuminated by ambient lighting. The dessert menu includes a chocolate ""moose"" with character.To ensure a seat at this celebrated cellar decorated with stone arches and candle chandeliers, make reservations up to 180 days in advance. Then head north for a sensational sizzling steakhouse experience
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We visit Disney fairly often, but had not been able to secure a reservation at Le Cellier until this recent Spring Break trip. We'd heard of it being the bet restaurant on Disney property and had very high hopes, but were prepared for it to fall short of our expectations as another Disney restaurant high on price, high on ambiance, and relatively short on food quality.

But we were pleasantly surprised to find that Le Cellier met and exceeded our expectations in most areas.

To start with, the wine list included several affordable but decent options to choose from, including some interesting Canadian wines we didn't even know existed. The appetizer list was nice with some unique options, rather than the typical steakhouse fare. We particularly enjoyed the Charcutterie tray and you just can't visit without trying the Canadian Cheddar Soup--absolutely outstanding--ask for the recipe card!

They were very flexible on the main courses as well. The filet sounded amazing with a truffle butter sauce and risotto, but I'm a ribeye fan, they were happy to do the ribeye in the same style as the filet. The lamb was delicious as was the filet and my daughter loved the unique summer squash ravioli. We got the lobster mac and poutine for sides--the poutine was outstanding and we highly recommend it, but the lobster mac was disappointing and really lacked any "special"--you could do as well at home with Kraft mac & cheese with a bit of lobster thrown in. It wasn't "bad", just nothing special.

We tried a flight of Canandian Ice Wine with the maple syrup creme brulee for dessert. The brulee was extremely smooth and light--some of the best texturally we've ever had. But we found the maple flavor a bit much for this light dessert. YMMV!

Our server was just working his 2nd shift, but had clearly been carefully selected and well taught. He was carefully watched by his service leader and when he did get a bit overwhelmed the rest of the staff seamlessly picked up the slack and other than his absence we never noticed a break in the service experience. He was also very friendly and good humored, particularly considering the stress he must've been feeling.

It was a high priced tab in the end, but we all felt it was the best Disney food experience we've had (outside of on the Disney Cruise).

Make your reservations as early as possible before your trip!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We made reservations months in advance, which paid off. Many people were being turned away at the door. The setting at the Canadian pavilion was one of my favorite spots, with a beautiful little lake and gardens in front of the restaurant. As for the meal, I think this was the best food we had at Disney. The Yachtsman Steakhouse was also very good although we enjoyed the more casual atmosphere of Le Cellier. Our server was wonderful and steered us towards the best selections. The cheese ale soup was to die for and our server suggested dipping their soft pretzel bread in the soup. ALL the bread was good, but that was extra special. Then there's the steak, which may be the best we've ever eaten. We both had the rib-eye and it was huge and SO tender, cooked to perfection. My husband loves mushrooms and they had more types of mushrooms than we've ever seen offered with steak. Our server explained that they change varieties seasonally. The potatoes were very good too. I couldn't eat more than half but it was nice to have leftovers to take back to our room. My hubby enjoyed his meal equally. We had been disappointed in The Biergarten restaurant in "Germany" the night before, but could find no flaws here. Its expensive, so if that's a concern, you might want to eat elsewhere. We weren't on the Disney Dining Plan, but it would be an excellent choice if you are - worth the double points required. They were running a little late so we missed Illuminations but had already seen that the night before. You might want to take that in consideration if you're in a hurry. I'd suggest making reservations a half hour earlier than you would normally, if you have the time. Its certainly worth the wait, and once seated, service was prompt.

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Thank Nan T
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Even my kids love this restaurant in epcot!! Steaks are delish and sides - MMMM!!!! Gotta have the cheddar cheese soup!!!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

On the Disney Dining plan, LeCellier takes two meal credits. We were hesitant at first, but wanted to try it. I am so glad we did! The food was delicious. We had mushroom risotto that was amazing. We asked our waitress what kind of mushrooms were in it, and she came back with a list of the four in the dish. Steaks were perfect. Desserts were also excellent. We were happy that we ate here.

That being said, we had a late-in-the-evening reservation, and the seating times were roughly an hour behind. It was a very, very long wait. The staff were all polite and apologetic about the delay, which was great, as everyone waiting kept checking in to see if anything had changed. Over and over, and staff remained professional and kind to us all.

The park was completely closed when we were done with our meal. Staff did not hurry anyone, despite most of us being seated AFTER the closing time. We had lots of Disney/Epcot/Canada questions, and our waitress answered each question with interest and enthusiasm. And it was fun walking out so late. There were Disney staff, waiting, with flashlights to wave us out.

Even with the long wait, the meal, and experience was totally worth it.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Le Cellier is one of our favorite restaurants at Disney and we've eaten there several times for both lunch and dinner, HOWEVER we were very disappointed recently when we arrived for our lunch reservation expecting to order lunch menu items and found that Disney has chosen to do away with the lunch menu and only offer very expensive dinner items. I won't bash Le Cellier for the quality of their food, although even given the quality is excellent, the prices are still very very high. Most items run between $35-45 per menu item and you have to buy the sides separately @ about $8-10. We were expecting to buy their lunch hamburger, which was excellent or the pork chops, again excellent, but both more reasonably priced. We sat down and realized that a lunch for 4 people was going to cost about $250, which in our opinion is rediculous. I can't understand how they continue to be booked everyday, with very few available tables with these prices. It almost makes you feel that Disney realized this restaurant was always booked and decided to charge more for the dinner items and do away with offering cheaper lunch items. Unfortunately, that's Disney's philosophy these days. It always about $$$$. Ultimately we decided not to stay and ate hamburgers at the Electric Umbrella instead, which was about $50.

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