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Oct 9, 2013 08:24 PM

Chow Worthy Dining on Disney Property

Going to Disney World in January-2 adults, no kids. We have two nights. Already have made reservations at Victoria and Albert's (were there last year in Queen Victoria room and loved it) and we need one more night...Posts on this board are quite old...We really do not want to leave the Disney property, as we will be cabbing it. Suggestions?

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  1. Il Mulino at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel is a great place for dinner or even just a drink and appetizers at the bar. You can definitely get there via Disney transportation.

    California Grill in the Contemporary Hotel recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment, but I haven't been there since the updates. By January, they should have any kinks worked out and it's a great place to view fireworks.

    Have fun!

    1. Jiko in the Animal Kingdom. Based on traditional African cuisine. Make resv. Early. I love the chicken targine with preserved lemons with a Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc. The service is excellent.
      You can take transportation anywhere inside Disney World and visit any of the resorts. You only have to pay to go in other parks. Just allow enough time to get to your resv. Early is not problem because lots to see at each resort.
      Have fun

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      1. re: Imatraveler

        I almost recommended Jiko! However, we took Disney transportation there once from the Wilderness Lodge and it took forever!

        OP - where are you staying?

        1. re: punkin712

          Staying at the Swan. We are Floridians and will have our car, just don't want to drive. Ate at Jiko last year (Stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge) and loved it, but wanted something new this time...I've read mixed reviews about Il Mulino, which is why I put this question out here...Thanks!

        2. re: Imatraveler

          We probably need to try Jiko again. We had an unfriendly waiter and did not have a good experience at all.

        3. We had a very nice meal at Cat Cora's place-Kouzzina. It's at the Boardwalk.

          We haven't been to the refurbed California Grille either but we loved before it closed and as another poster said it has a great view of the fireworks.

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          1. re: foodieX2

            We loved Kouzzina! We're gonna do dinner and breakfast there in May.

          2. Breakfast at Boma
            Le Cellier
            Brown Derby
            Via Napoli
            Raglan Road (best ice tea ever)
            Berry Cobbler from Artist Point or the lounge at wilderness lodge
            Cupcakes at Starring Rolls

            1. Flying Fish Cafe - Try their Chef's Table - Chef Tim Keating is a James Beard award nominated chef that uses local ingredients...really great stuff
              Bull and Bear at Waldorf Astoria at Bonnet Creek (on Disney property kind of) - Really one of the best restaurants I've been to recently, great dishes like roasted colorado lamb with has al rahout spices

              Ricky L

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              1. re: TastyChomps

                I stayed at the Waldorf in November and many of our meals were at Bull & Bear whenever we stayed at the hotel. Excellent. Hearty yet elegant, and good service, too.