Restaurant Reviews: Le Cellier Steakhouse

Epcot is known for it’s dining. There are a few table service restaurants in Future World but the bread and butter of Epcot dining are the dining experiences you can find at the different pavilions. There’s character dining in Norway, dining entertainment in Germany, and in Japan you can watch as chefs prepare your meal in front of your eyes on a hibachi table.  At the Canadian Pavilion you can find Le Cellier Steakhouse. It’s a gem of a restaurant tucked in the heart of the pavilion. This restaurant is a dark, wine cellar environment. With very little windows and dimmed lighting it can be the ideal place for a romantic meal. We’ve been here a couple of times, sans children. The first time was on our honeymoon and I enjoyed my first steak here in 5 years. It was delicious and tender. The menu is small. With a few dishes for the meat lover, a seafood dish and a vegetarian dish. This meal is pricey but worth it if you’re celebrating. They do offer a Prix-Fixe option which allows you to choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for a flat rate. The dessert menu screams Canadian with maple flavouring dominating the options. Even the bread basket here is immersed in Canadian culture, offering you a different style of bread from the various regions of Canada. The wait staff are well trained, with the ability to guide you to the choice of wine that will pair perfectly with your entree. It’s a tradition of World Showcase that the cast members working in a particular pavilion are from that particular country. The Canadian pavilion is no different. All the members of the wait staff are from different regions of Canada. Which can be really fun if you’re from Canada, there’s likely someone working that shift from your region. This is not the ideal place to bring children, as there isn’t much to distract them or entertain them. In a place where there are plenty of other options for children skip this one and save it for an adults only trip.

If you have never been to Le Cellier Steakhouse before I would put it on your must to do list. It is a part of the Signature restaurants on Walt Disney World property. The food is delicious, the environment is high class. I’ve enjoyed our meals here more than our meal at California Grill. I think it was a combination of the design of the restaurant, the staff and the food. Also the lowered expectation. We had heard through the grapevine that this was a good restaurant to go to and that it was worth the extra expense. As opposed to California Grill, which is known as the ultimate signature dining experience on Walt Disney World property.

Le Cellier serves lunch and supper. It’s open from 11:00am until 3:55pm for lunch and dinner is served between 4:00pm and 9:00pm. It is a popular dining choice, if this is a destination you would like to enjoy be sure to plan ahead and book in advanced. If you have your heart set on eating here and you’ve missed the 180 days booking window check for times that are outside of traditional eating times. Try a reservation at 3:30pm or 8:30pm. I strongly recommend this restaurant, it’s worth the extra dining plan meal credit or the expense on your trip budget.

Dining Plan: 2 Table-Service Meal Credits

How to Get There:

If you are making your way from Future World take a right at the lagoon and Canada is your very first pavilion. You’ll find the entrance to Le Cellier immediately after the Disney Vacation Club information centre. It will be on your right with the lagoon on your left. If you’re coming from World Showcase area of Epcot, make your way past France, over the bridge passing United Kingdom and then you will enter Canada. Keep walking past the entrance to the Canada area, with the stone steps up to O Canada! and the Trading Post shop on your left. After these places you’ll see the entrance to Le Cellier Steakhouse.

Hours:

Lunch 11:00am-3:55pm

Supper 4:00pm-9:00pm

Park Admission is Required.

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