Staying at Riviera x2nts and will try for Topo
Staying then at BWV x3nts. Need dining recommendation please. Would love FF but husband doesn’t eat seafood, and will likely have the filet at Topo; don’t want him to have to have the same thing twice.
Recently heard through the grapevine* that the Crescent Lake area is rich with dining options. Looking for your best “something a little extra special” recommendation for one dinner in said area.
*JeffAZ Polling Specialists, LLC
I think BlueZoo is underrated. I’d also like to visit Shulas there some time.
What do you like at BlueZoo?
I’ve been a few times and eaten in the lounge with other people. Mostly apps like nachos, flatbreads, tacos, etc. I had their grilled fresh catch once and some pasta dish that was good. Service has always been excellent and the zootini drink is awesome.
Is something inside of the park fair game? We really enjoyed Teppan Edo in Epcot. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
My MIL was a big fan of Trattoria al Forno, and if it makes a difference she’s of Italian lineage. Personally, I thought it was a nice meal but I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat there again.
So it’s not “something extra special” then? Sounds more casual?
Sigh. Asian food is challenging as well. He’s very picky/basic
Trattoria is an idea but we are going to Topolino - are they too much the same in any way?
Bluezoo is upper level but it is seafood. Shula’s is steak, Ill Mulino is Italian good, and I am guessing sushi is out? They are all very, very good.
That would be Kimonos?
There is a new restaurant at the reserve- Amare?
Sorry to say that I don’t know - never tried Topolino.
Check out the menu for Teppan Edo. My DS is very picky (his ideal “real food” meal is plain steak or chicken with plain, steamed carrots on the side) and he found stuff to eat. Caveat - this was pre-pandemic so I don’t know if the menu has changed.
Not at all. Trattoria is more traditional Italian (and quite good). Topolino’s is French/Italian. No dishes with red sauce.
I think Ill Mulino is a better option for Italian food.
I’ve never been there. I never get to eat Italian since my DH is allergic to tomatoes so I’m not picky about Italian honestly.
I mean if you’re looking for fancy your options are basically FF, Yachtsman, and Shulas.
I don’t think Topolinos leans Italian at all to be compared to Trattoria. That would not be 2 similar meals in my opinion.
That’s on my radar. I’ve been there, though. So TAF might be nice for someplace new to both of us.
Are there any other restaurants in Epcot you’ve been wanting to try? For example, DW and I have Rose & Crown penciled in for next year. I don’t love fish but plan to have the curry and try some of DW’s fish and chips. If your DH doesn’t like curry, he is somehow even pickier than me and I’m at a loss.
I like the idea of Trattoria al Forno. If you try it, let me know how it is. That is also on my radar.
Well there you have it.
I’ll have to think if there’s anywhere we’ve wanted to go.
We’ll be taking one of our two Epcot days to festival graze.
Flying Fish (steak/chicken options) and Yachtsman are top, IMO. Never dined at the Swolphin properties, but heard good things. Is there a reason (other than proximity) you limit it to Crescent Lake area?
We like TAF and went there last week for our anniversary. Of course part of why we picked it was so my DD18 could finally try the carbonara, as recommended by her favorite HS teacher, only to find it was removed from the menu. We like to go to Abracadabar for a drink first as we wait for our table. We all had a really delicious meal and it was easy to find something each of us would enjoy. That said, it isn’t a “must do every trip” kind of place nor one that leaves me craving what we had or trying to recreate the meal at home. It’s the kind of place that I would go to if it were in my hometown – even at those prices – but it’s a very good meal, not a haunt-your-dreams meal.