Looking for Disneyworld Suggestions
New England chowhound here looking for some advice. We will be escaping the cold this winter, visiting Disneyworld for a few days. We have three nights for dinner and want to stay "on property." Our usual three are Victoria and Albert's, California Grill and Blue Zoo. Someone has recommended Wave, on the first floor of the Contemporary. What's the feeling on the board? Is Wave better than any of our three default choices? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
I'm not a fan of the Wave. I've visited four times in the course of doing a full review, and I think it falls short of its goals. The entrance to the space, which used to be an employee lounge and a video arcade, is a neon-lighted tunnel that is supposed to give the effect of going through the curl of a wave. The lounge is attractive and chic. But the dining room gives the impression of a coffee shop at a Motel 6.
Appetizers were downright disappointing, Crab cakes had too much filler, lettuce wraps had little pebble-sized pieces of lamb ($11.99, thank you very much).
The Wave is riding the ecological, um, wave, so it isn't simply the fish of the day but rather the sustainable fish of the day. (Along the ecological lines, the entire wine list, save for the sparkling wines, is comprised of screwcap bottles.)
The fish was the best thing I sampled, a halibut with a nice crisped crust.
Service has the appropriate Disney perkiness, but timing was way off on all of my visits, though that was probably more the fault of the kitchen than the service staff.
Have you considered replacing bluezoo with Flying Fish Cafe?