I’m keeping an eye on this thread because I, too, will be in WDW in September. My list of TS restaurants varies from OP’s a lot. I have to make concessions for DH’s tastes, and our tastes diverge. He likes spicy food; I can’t handle any spice at all. We both agree that you shouldn’t pay Disney prices for restaurants that you can visit at home – good Italian, Chinese, and Mexican restaurants abound here, so that nixes all of those cuisines. I wanted to go to Topolino’s, but he is entirely uninterested, and for those prices, OK, I’ll look elsewhere.
So our list only crosses paths at Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant in HS. We’ve never been to Sci-Fi, and the last time we had it on our to-do list, you could still just skip an ADR without penalty. We ran out of steam that day in 2006 and went back to the BC to rest. Now the food is getting better reviews, but it’s harder to get a table there. AUGH. OK, fine. I’ve got two days scheduled for HS; maybe I can get a table if I stay flexible.
I’m also waiting to see if Trattoria al Forno brings back the character breakfast, but not because I want to do it; I want to avoid it. The regular breakfast that they’re doing now sounds wonderful. (And affordable!) DH really wants to get his grubby paws on the poached eggs over polenta with pomodoro sauce. I just want the press pot coffee and … I don’t know what. Yet. LOL!
I’m hoping Boma opens – it’s the only restaurant on our wish list that we’ve been to before – twice, actually – and we want to go back again. Please, Boma, open up!!!
Here’s the rest of our list – we’ve never dined at any of these and are really looking forward to them:
Yak & Yeti
Hollywood Brown Derby
Chefs de France
Wine Bar George
I recently read a blog post that was kinda “meh” on Chefs de France. It’s got me worried, but we have no decent French food around here!