When you think of Le Cellier, you probably think of one of the best steaks on Disney World property, and you probably think of the Canadian cheddar cheese soup. Maybe you think of the pretzel bread that is served as a sort of appetizer. When you think of all these things, do you think of Le Cellier as being a signature restaurant? Some may, and some may disagree. Let me explain.
Last year, Walt Disney World announced that Le Cellier was becoming a signature restaurant. In plain terms, this means that dinner would now cost two table service credits for those who held the Disney Dining Plan, and that dinner prices would be increasing. This also meant a change to the menu for dinner. We had discussed this some on a previous episode of Generation Mouse, so I urge you to check that episode out if you are not familiar to the changes that were made last year. In general, ADR’s for Le Cellier are very difficult to get because the restaurant is so popular. With the change to a signature, reservations became easier to snag for dinner because people were not as thrilled with having to use two table service credits, yet lunch remained at a single credit, and the more difficult reservation to obtain.
With that being said, what would you say if Le Cellier decided to change lunch from one credit to two credits? Would you be upset? Would the meal be worth it? Well, I have to tell you, it has happened. WDW recently announced that Le Cellier is going to two table credits for lunch. This makes Le Cellier a full signature restaurant. Many people are not thrilled and over the last few days, I have seen the rumblings of displeasure through the Disney community. But why the displeasure?
Many people are upset because they do not feel that Le Cellier is a signature dining experience like Yachtsman or California Grill. When you think of signature dining, it’s usually dress code required, and without the dining plan would be extremely expensive. Last spring, when my family and I went to WDW for Flower & Garden, we went to Yachtsman for dinner, and I think that the overall total for that meal with side dishes included was close to two hundred dollars. Thankfully we had the regular dining plan, because it certainly was worth every penny.
With Le Cellier going to two table credits, it is probable that the lunch menu is going to change. What I am wondering is whether or not the menu will go to one main menu for both lunch and dinner like Sci-Fi has done. Will the changes be worth it? I would love to hear what you think on this. Do you think Le Cellier is worth two table credits? Should this restaurant be a signature dining experience? Or, should it simply be a great place to get some incredible soup and a stellar steak? You tell me.