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Jun 21, 2006 02:46 PM

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Looking for a good place to have Xmas dinner at Disney world that has prime rib. Any ideas?

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  1. A few questions to help us narrow our responses:
    Does it have to be on Disney property? Or do you have a car and/or are willing to travel?
    What about buffets that serve prime rib? Are there any other considerations (wine, kids, ambiance, price, number in your party) you have? Or do you just want the best prime rib around?
    Also, is this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? (Because some restaurants may not be open on one or both of these days.)

    There are so many fine restaurants in Orlando, if you tell us more specifically what you need we'd be glad to help. :-)

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    1. re: Covert Ops

      Hey Covert Ops, what place in Orlaando has, in your esteemed opinion, the very best prime rib? I love prime rib!

      1. re: sunsuze

        I appreciate you calling my opinion "esteemed" :-) but unfortuantely I live in Daytona and don't get out to many of the fine-dining establishments in Orlando too often. (And I'm not a fan of prime rib, to be honest, I just asked the questions of the OP to help everyoen else answer.)

        But I do agree with a rec farther down about the Yachtsman Steakhouse, I had a very nice, relaxed dinner there. (I prefer to stay at Y&BC usually because it's close to Boardwalk and has nicer rooms.) Excellent food and service.

        For greater Orlando, I'm not much help, but if you search the board for Orlando steak I'm sure you'll find some great ideas. :-)

    2. Thank you for asking me.
      Do you know most famous place at Disney....
      "Cinderella Castle" ( Magic Kingdom )
      There has beautiful restaurant inside
      Castle called "Cinderella's Royal Table"
      Guess what, Their signature dish is
      "Roast Prime Rib"
      Price range $30 to $50 per person.
      You will feel like a King ( or Queen )
      Have to make reservation especially Christmas.
      Most impress moment you will be able to get.
      Call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463)
      As soon as decide.

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      1. re: Mickey boy

        If that's where you want to eat, make your reservations TOMORROW for Christmas. My parents, old Disney pros, were shocked at the backup of reservations at Cinderella's Table. No longer can you play the day-of to eat at a destination restaurant in WDW.

      2. One other factor to consider is that Magic Kingdom restaurants do not serve alcohol -- so no wine with your meal at Cinderella Castle, even if you can get a reservation, which I believe is unlikely.

        I've linked a post below that has a pretty comprehensive list of Disney Christmas meals from last year that may be helpful.

        Also the Boma restaurant buffet at Animal Kingdom Ledge as well as the Concourse Steakhouse at the Contempary have prime rib on their menu every day.

        As noted elsewhere, please provide more information about your specific needs and situation so we can be more responsive.



        1. At Epcot in Canada there is a steakhouse with prime rib and you can drink there too!! I think it's call Le-Celler or something. Call Disney and they will guide you through it!

          1. Le Cellier in Canada.

            At you can look at all the menus for all the restaurants at Disney World. Awesome.

            I am currently researching my 2007 trip to WDW. So I am up to my ears in it all. I would love to get a chowhounds view of WDW. I haven't been since I was 13. Thanks.

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            1. re: Becca Porter


              My family made trips to DW in May, 2005 and in May, 2002. I was pleasantly surprised both times at the quality and quantity of food at some of the restaurants. Le Cellier was our favorite dinner followed closely by 'Ohana at the Polynesian REsort.

              We enjoyed breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian (lots of fresh fruits) and Donald's Breakfastosaurus (they had grits) at Animal Kingdom. Both are character meals and are quite fun for children. Forget Chef Mickey. The food was terrible and the service was not much better!

              Our best lunches were The Garden Grill at Epcot (fried chicken, meatloaf, veggies) and The Crystal Palace (buffet with LOTS of choices) at Magic Kingdom. The 50's Prime Time Cafe has good blue plate specials and is lots of fun.

              The French rest.(I can't remember the name)at Epcot is good. In a pinch Cosmic Ray (MK) and the Rose & Crown Pub (Epcot) aren't bad. Don't waste your time at Sci-Fi Dine-In (MGM).

              We tried both times to get in at Cinderella's Table (4-6 months in advance) and were unable to.

              The two places that we have wanted to try but have never had the time are Boma (AK Lodge)and the Brown Derby (MGM).

              Try to make as many reservations as possible before you go and have fun!

              1. re: Becca Porter

                Becca, What would you like to know? Going to the International food and wine festival or taking kids?

                1. re: sunsuze

                  Well, I will be doing both so... I am thinking of doing one of the classes by myself, while my husband watches the kids.