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Old 08-03-2019, 02:09 AM   #21
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If they like seafood, Narcoossees.

If the like steak, Yachtsman's.

California Grill timed to see fireworks is a can't miss delight.

Cinderella's Royal table is a must for deeply-devoted Disney lovers.

I know you said they don't care for ethnic food, but I can't resist saying the best thing I've ever eaten in my life is the ribs at Morimoto in Disney Springs.


Yachtsman's has best steak for the money on property. Can't really go wrong here.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #22
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And yes, it will be just the 4 of us and they will have the $200 gift card for their evening out. The rest of their crew will be on their own.

I guess I misspoke when I said they don’t care for ethnic food-actually they do enjoy Chinese and Italian, just not Indian or Mediterranean.

I like the idea of Morrimoto’s. We have eaten there a couple of times and really enjoyed everything we had.

We are staying at the Riviera that trip and having dinner at Topolino’s with some other dear friends on Sunday night.

Lots of good suggestions here, now to narrow down the choices.
This is out in left field, but if they like Chinese, Nine Dragons has been getting better reviews of late - it could be a great way to combine a (hopefully) nice meal in a nice environment with the new Epcot Forever fireworks afterward.

I've not been to Morimoto's but it does get rave reviews. Also, his other restaurants I've looked at are much pricier, so it's a good way to experience a celebrity Iron Chef without extra fuss, travel, and cost.

For seafood, Paddlefish could be another good option. I know it gets mixed reviews, but I've known many people who have really enjoyed their meals there and it's a great setting. Of course, Boathouse also has a good seafood menu with a good steak menu for those who don't seafood.

I find that when I look at Disney dining experiences, I also look at the setting for how I want to round out the evening.

And, of course, you can never go wrong with California Grille and Fireworks. I'm a minority, though, in that I find several other places more interesting than CG, though I love places like Jiko and Sanaa so that may be why.

Oh - another upscale option that hasn't been mentioned - Flying Fish if you want to spend some time in the Boardwalk area (maybe a nice stroll afterward to the Skyliner for our resort!).

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:29 AM   #23
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Yachtsman's has best steak for the money on property. Can't really go wrong here.
I did. I'll go to Boathouse, Le Cellier, or even Kona for their $56 Ribeye before I'll go to Yachtsman again. It was a wholly over-priced unremarkable evening IMO.

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #24
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I am interested that there are so many good comments about the Boathouse. We have only dined there once. I remember I had a fried shrimp entree that was served in a basket and the portion was very small—I actually left there still hungry. Is that not the norm—did I just happen to pick the wrong dish? I don’t remember what John had, but both of us commented that we thought the portions to be very small. Could it have been an off night?

The more I think about it, it seems that Morimoto’s might be the right choice. My friend and I used to go for Chinese at least once a week when we worked together and had lunch together every day. I think they would be impressed with the setting and the food and I know that I have enjoyed everything I have eaten there.
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I am interested that there are so many good comments about the Boathouse. We have only dined there once. I remember I had a fried shrimp entree that was served in a basket and the portion was very small—I actually left there still hungry. Is that not the norm—did I just happen to pick the wrong dish? I don’t remember what John had, but both of us commented that we thought the portions to be very small. Could it have been an off night?
I've left Boathouse quite stuffed, but we order appetizers, sides, entrees, and dessert. That said, I seem to remember the portions being a tad smaller on our second visit than our first (two weeks after opening).

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The more I think about it, it seems that Morimoto’s might be the right choice. My friend and I used to go for Chinese at least once a week when we worked together and had lunch together every day. I think they would be impressed with the setting and the food and I know that I have enjoyed everything I have eaten there.
I think that's a great idea for a quality, unique dining experience that shows off Disney Spring and Disney. And it's a nice stroll to Amorette's if you want an upscale dessert.

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Old 08-03-2019, 10:26 AM   #26
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I enjoyed Edison's
BILs liked Enzo's Hideway.
My sister liked STK
Dan likes the Raglan Road - I like sitting at the bar but the entertainments too loud for eating
I like the Crew Cup - cute boating theme, abbreviated Yachtsman Menu
Flying Fish
I like Narcosses but we never get a good table and it's expensive for just food
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