I don’t know if I can offer good advice as most of the places I’ve eaten were character meals but here’s my contribution just in case. Here are my thoughts on what I have done.
MK - I enjoy the atmosphere at Tony’s and the food isn’t as bad as I read it was so way to go for giving me low expectations world, but I think BOG, CRT and LTT are overrated but not awful. The breakfast is the way to do CRT. Crystal Palace has never disappointed me but it’s hard to eat buffets with characters. I don’t like the two together because you miss the characters trying to get food
EPC Garden Grill is a fabulous character meal but the food has gone downhill or my taste buds got more refined. Didn’t like Coral Reef and I’m good on that one forever. Teppan Edo is good but I’ve done it lots. Both Mexican restaurants did not disappoint me but I prefer Hacienda. Agree with you about Chefs de France just being ok and I don’t need to go back. Akershus is okay but also feel it’s gotten worse but I only have done breakfasts.
DHS I think HBD is overrated too especially the grapefruit cake but it is the best food I’ve had in DHS. I’ve done all of em except Mama Melroses. The others are just average to me but I think SciFi has the best kitsch between it and Hollywood&Vine and Prime Time which I didn’t like.
AK i have not eaten at Tiffins and isn’t there a new sit down version of restaurantosaurus? But of the others I like the food best at Tusker House. It has never disappointed me. Yak and Yeti and Rainforest are like Chili’s to me.
Resorts - not impressed with 1900 Park Fare breakfast or dinner but the Cindy characters at dinner are awesome. I have the best set of shots of Drizella trying to kiss DS on the cheek and him pulling further and further away until she had to catch him from falling. They are hilarious. Worth it alone for the showmanship. Fabulous character actors
Artist point was better before characters foodwise but it is a cute meal as well and the queen was also wonderfully in character and didn’t like me at all. I don’t remember Whispering Canyon one way or the other.
Obana was decent food and character for breakfast but crowded and slow service.
Trattoria al Forno is good at breakfast and the dinner is good if you order well. Some things were salty.
Beaches and Cream is cute for kids anyway. I remember it well and my mom liked they had really good non-milk alternatives as she has a casein allergy. Cape May Cafe was not memorable.
The Boathouse was pretty good in Citywalk; I’d eat there again but I’m not a TRex fan but have been twice for two different kids.
So sorry my experiences have leaned for the kids so maybe not too helpful. But maybe there is something in there that is.
I’m going to attempt to eat my way around the world should more restaurants be open next May/jun. if so I can give you more reviews. I’ll try and put a post of my experiences and opinions if I don’t get too deep into also drinking my way around the world at the same time I’m gonna aim for these choices if they are open
La Hacienda de San Angel
Akershus (dinner for the Norwegian food which will be new to me)
Nine Dragons (new to me)
Biergarten (new to me)
Tutto Italia (new to me)
Takumi-Tei if it’s open (Tokyo Dining if it’s not since I haven’t done that one)
Restaurant Marrakesh (new to me)
Monsieur Paul (new to me)
Rose and Crown Dining Room (new to me)
Le Cellier (new to me)
I’m also thinking of trying Tiffins, Flying Fish and Skipper Canteen if I can’t get all the Epcot dinners if they aren’t all open yet and any of them are (I know Flying Fish is currently closed).