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Going to Disney and looking for restaurant recommendations. Gonna get engaged!

Thanks for the recs guys. We stayed at the Grand Floridian and ate out every night. We were restricted to restaurants within the Disney property unfortunatley. We first booked the Old Key West and it was horrible, so we switched to the GF. We tried all the restaurants in the hotel. Citrico, Narcossees, The Grill, and V&A. All were pretty run of the mill except V&A which was good, but not worth the price. Way heavy on truffle oil, and it seemed like they were more focused on showing off expensive ingredients rather than using ingredients that actually complement each other. We tried JiKo and were very impressed. Everything was presented beautifully and I thought they did a great job of using different flavors from every region of Africa. BTW Disney is a great form of birth control for a couple getting engaged, or anyone who thinks they may want kids. Oh and she said yes.

Jan 31, 2011
sweetbreads39 in Florida

Going to Disney and looking for restaurant recommendations. Gonna get engaged!

Im not traveling all the way from New Orleans to go to Emerils. I have worked there in the past so Im sick of it. I may cancel my reservations a Bluezoo, thats what I was afraid of ET. V&A is booked up.

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Emeril's
5885 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Jan 25, 2011
sweetbreads39 in Florida

Going to Disney and looking for restaurant recommendations. Gonna get engaged!

Thanks for all the recs so far guys. I will try and hit all of those places. I have reservations at Bluezoo tomorrow night, although I am usually a bit wairy of the "Celebrity Chef" restaurants. I have seen here how John Besh's restaurants and Emerils have gone way downhill once they started multiple openings. Hopefully I will be surprised. I am definitely going to check out the link about the engagement help.

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Emeril's
5885 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Jan 25, 2011
sweetbreads39 in Florida

Going to Disney and looking for restaurant recommendations. Gonna get engaged!

I am going to Disney this week 1-26 through 1-31. I am planning on proposing to my girlfriend and would like some recomendations for dinner. I am not necessarily looking to propose at dinner, just in need of some of your favorites. I am the chef/owner of a restaurant in New Orleans, but have not been to Orlando in years. Price is not an issue, but that does not mean it has to be the most expensive restaurant, unless it is just THAT good. In my experience most places over $100 a head are more about flash than food unless its the French Laundry,. What would you guys consider the best restaurants in the area? Something off the beaten path and local would be nice, but not a must.

Jan 24, 2011
sweetbreads39 in Florida

Best place for dinner and drinks?

Coquette on Magazine. Great food and one of the most fun and interesting cocktail menus I have ever seen. They infuse their own liquor and offer southern spins on old classics as well as some very innovative new creations. They have a southern version of a Manhatton that is made with bacon infused bourbon it is not to be missed, even if you dont normally care for Manhattons.

Sep 24, 2009
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans

Can you get Soft Shell crabs in NO in October?

While Galatoires might be something you feel you need to do, dont expect much. Most people here love it for what it used to be and the memories they had in the days when it was good. Their quality has slipped dramatically in the last 6 years or so. You can get a better soft shell at a place like Clancys for less money in just as much of a local atmosphere. Dont get conned into music on Bourbon street. If you want to hear music check out whos playing in Marigny. A swamp tour is always a good idea, and they will come and get you and drop you back off at your hotel, and this is the perfect time of year for one. Check out Pearl River Eco Tours at 985-502-2586.

Sep 22, 2009
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans

Eats across Lake Ponchartrain?

I second La Provence. Really getting back to form. That being said Dakota is the best restaurant on the Northshore hands down. And they are open for lunch.

Sep 09, 2009
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans

Eats across Lake Ponchartrain?

Rips is absolutely horrible. If you want bad food with a great view Friends offers more of what the Northshore is all about. If you want something bad on the Lakefront The Lake House is a better option than Rips.

Sep 09, 2009
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans

Breakfast and Lunch stops between New Orleans and Natchez

The Dinner Bell in McComb is not to be missed if you want GOOD old school southern country fair. Casual and fun. Great for lunch.

Sep 09, 2009
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans

Need fine dining help

Dont miss Gautreaus, probably one of the better meals i have had in the city in quite some time. Clancys, Lillette, and Stella are still spot on. Rene Bistro is closed now, and Chef Rene is no longer at La Provence, so catch him next trip. Cuvee is great if you want contemporary. August is still good, but I think Besh has to many irons in the fire imo.

Jul 09, 2008
sweetbreads39 in New Orleans