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Le Cellier

A steakhouse in Epcot's Canada Pavilion at Walt Disney World.

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Disney World Dining: Epcot's Best - Le Cellier Steakhouse

  • Feb 24, 2010
Rating:
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Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada Pavilion - Epcot

When it comes to dining at Walt Disney World and Epcot in particular no place has transformed its reputation more than Le Cellier.
 
Le Cellier started out as a cafeteria style restaurant when Epcot first opened and remained that way until 1997. I remember getting my first taste of the now famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup in the cafeteria version of Le Cellier in 1992.
  
Back in those days Le Cellier was the place that you went to when you couldn’t get reservations to eat anywhere else at Epcot. It was your last resort.
 
Today that could be any further from the truth. Le Cellier has transformed itself and its reputation and has become one of the best restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is certainly considered to be the best restaurant requiring only one Table Service Credit in order to eat there on the Disney Dining Plan

Make Your Reservations WAY Ahead of Time!
Last minute reservations for Le Cellier are now unheard of. More likely, you will need to make your reservations as soon as the window of opportunity opens up.

That window is now 180 days prior to your Disney World vacation check-in date if you are staying at a Disney World Resort or 180 days prior to your dining date if you are staying elsewhere.  Reservations can either be made on-line or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

What is all of the fuss about?
The atmosphere is more intimate than most at Disney World. The room is dimly lit, providing a more romantic atmosphere and makes it a favorite for celebrating anniversaries or adult birthdays.

The menu is not large, but has some excellent steaks and good seafood options as well.

Each meal starts off with their signature breadsticks, including Sourdough, Multi-grain, and Pretzel breadsticks.
 
For appetizers, I would highly recommend the Cheddar Cheese soup. If you are visiting for lunch, you can make a great meal out of the soup and a salad.
 
Le Cellier Steakhouse - Mushroom Filet and Prime Rib

Steakhouse Entrees

For entrees their signature dish is the “Le Cellier” Mushroom Filet Mignon with wild mushroom risotto and finished with white truffle herb butter sauce. Also pictured here is the Salt Crusted Prime Rib with roasted Yukon gold potatoes.  Other steaks offered include: New York Strip Steak, Veal T-Bone, & Coffee-rubbed Kansas City Strip Steak.

Le Cellier Steakhouse - Salmon Two Ways
For the seafood fan, the Canadian specialty is salmon. The dish pictured here is their King Salmon Two Ways - Pan Seared with Hoisin Barbeque and Citrus-poached with Coconut Soubise.

A great meal deserves a great dessert!
If you enjoy dessert you will not be disappointed at Le Cellier. Their house specialty is the Chocolate on Chocolate Whiskey Cake. It is a Chocolate Cake brushed with Canadian Whiskey with chocolate mousse, finished with a honey-thyme anglaise and a chocolate walnut sauce.

Le Cellier - Chocolate Moose Dessert

My daughter’s favorite is the Chocolate Mousse. This dessert is as tasty as it is fun. 
 
Summary
Le Cellier is certainly worth the effort to make the early reservations. It is one of the best restaurants on the Disney World Property and is definitely the best value if you are on the Disney Dining Plan.

You can check out the official Le Cellier menus here: (Dinner, Dessert)

Treat yourself during your next Disney World vacation to a wonderful dining experience at Le Cellier.  From its humble beginnings as a last option cafeteria, Le Cellier is now the #1 place to dine at in Epcot.

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March 06, 2010
I agree..this is the best that the World Showcase has to offer. Our favorite restaurant of all time!
 
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review by . March 20, 2010
posted in Only WDWorld
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One of the hallmarks of a great restaurant is when the owners walk around and talk with the customers. This is but one of the impressive parts of a great Disney restaurant experience that is Le Cellier, Canada in Epcot. It was not just the Manager walking the room and talking with guests, but also the Chef. That shows a lot confidence in your menu. Le Cellier is one of those restaurants that we had always wanted to try, but was never able to schedule until our last trip. I had read all the …
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2010
Kelly, I must agree with you. We were there in 2008 - 5 adults and 3 kids - none of us found anything stellar about the place
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2010
posted in Only WDWorld
I think this place has become stale. A place people feel like they need to eat. There are better options at Epcot.
Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
posted in Only WDWorld
Le Cellier is simply the best restaurant in the World Showcase. We love the steaks, cheddar cheese soup, and the pretzel breadsticks..
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Le Cellier Steakhouse provides sit down restaurant service. The interior is to give the impression of a wine cellar as its name suggests. Food offerings include seafood and steaks, along with popular Canadian wines and beer. It's located in the main building of the pavilion, Hotel du Canada modeled after the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa. The building is presented (with the aid of forced perspective) to look as if it is six stories in height, but is really only three. The restaurant was originally a cafeteria-style  dining hall. It actually is a cellar, located underneath the chateau; it has been designed to appear as a wine cellar, with simulated stone arches and dark ambient lighting.
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