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The Epcot Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canadian Pavilion of World Showcase is one of the most popular restaurants in the whole of Walt Disney World.
Second only to Cinderella’s Royal Table in difficulty of getting a reservation you really do have to plan ahead to snag a table at Le Cellier in Epcot.
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Le Cellier Reservations
How do you get a reservation at Disney’s Le Cellier? Call 407 WDW DINE or book online up to 180 days ahead. You do have a better chance if you stay at a Disney resort as you can book 180 days ahead for up to 10 days of your reservation. This effectively gives you up to a 10 day head start on no Disney hotel resort guests.
Epcot Le Cellier has long been known as one of the best restaurants in Epcot and gained a reputation for being very very difficult to get a reservation. It took me many attempts before one day when I simply decided to see if I could get a ‘walk in’ reservation at lunch and hit lucky.
So even if you don’t plan ahead to get a reservation at Le Cellier, it is sometimes worth asking when you arrive. Just don’t rely on it – and have a back up plan! Le Cellier is still one of the most difficult reservations to get a Walt Disney World.
Why is it always so difficult to get a reservation at Le Cellier restaurant? Not only the good reputation and serving a popular type of cuisine. But also the simple fact that it just isn’t very big! Epcot Le Cellier is one of the smaller restaurants in Walt Disney World, so it just can’t accommodate many diners.
Epcot Le Cellier Restaurant
Le Cellier translated means, yes you guessed it, The Cellar. If you didn’t know the restaurant was there you could walk past the entrance without noticing it. Le Cellier is located below the Chateau in the Canadian Pavilion. There are no windows in this small restaurant and it is designed to look just like a wine cellar.
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In 2011 Le Cellier was designated a Signature Dining Restaurant so requires 2 Dining Credits for dinner if you are on the Dining Plan. You always have to think very carefully whether a Signature Dining Restaurant is worth the 2 credits if you are on the Disney Dining Plan.
Is Epcot Le Cellier really that good? Many now feel that it falls a little short of the mark, particularly on service. I have not dined there for a while so perhaps they have upped their game. However, for me, the standard of the food and service just wasn’t as high as the other top restaurants in Walt Disney World. Diners consistently rate the food very highly and most give Epcot Le Cellier great reviews.
Epcot Le Cellier is a Signature Dining Restaurant and as such is one of the more expensive restaurants on Disney property. It used to be that you could save money by having an Epcot Le Cellier lunch. However, the rule that lunch is cheaper than dinner at Walt Disney World restaurants is long since over. The Le Cellier lunch and dinner menus are the same and have identical pricing.
Le Cellier Epcot Menu
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Prince Edward Island Mussels – Canadian craft ale, charred onion broth, and chorizo sausage $17
Steak Tartare – USDA Prime beef, brandy, truffle-scented 62C poached egg, fingerling potatoes, pickled vegetables, and bone marrow snow $15
Iceberg Wedge – avocado green goddess, apple wood smoked bacon, lemon-pepper cucumbers, toybox tomatoes, puffed farro wheat, and peccorino $13
Cider Braised Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly – cider braised pork belly, parsnip silk, apple kimchee, with cider reduction $15
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup – made with Moosehead Pale Ale and Neuske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon $11
Lobster Salad – Mache Lettuce, Pickled Hearts of Palm, Avocado, Florida Citrus, Yuzu Vinaigrette, Cilantro Cream $24
From the Larder – selection of cured meats, Artisanal cheeses and accompaniments $22
Le Cellier Menu Lunch and Dinner Entrees
Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon – 8 oz. Canadian AAA Beef Tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle butter sauce $54.00
Black Angus Rib-Eye – Fingerling Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Fried Capers, Creamy Mustard Sauce, Maple Bordelaise Butter
Duck Two Ways – Confit Leg and Thigh, Seared Breast, Andouille Sausage, White Bean Cassoulet, Arugula, Sherry Vinaigrette
Oatmeal Stout-braised Short Rib – Sweet Potato Gratin, Natural Jus, Watercress, Minus 8 Beer Vinegar $48.00
Brown Butter Toasted Chestnut Gnocchi – Carnival Cauliflower, Romanesco, Kale, Pomegranate, Goat Cheese, Fig-Port Wine Gel
Le Cellier Porterhouse Steak for Two – Loaded Mashed Potatoes, crispy Onions, Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Béarnaise Sauce, blue Cheese Fondue $119.00
Le Bouillabaisse Seafood Stew – Canadian Lobster Tail, U-10 Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Cedar Key Clams, Saffron-laced Pearl Pasta, Tomato-Shellfish Broth $46.00
Le Cellier Menu Enhancements
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with white cheddar 10.00
Creamed Spinach with parmesan 9.00
Maple-glazed Baby Carrots in maple butter 9.00
Loaded Mashed Potatoes 9.00
Seared Hokkaido Scallops 16.00
Le Cellier Poutine
Montreal Poutine – Fresh-cut French Fries, Montreal-smoked Brisket, French Onion Gravy, Gruyère Cheese, Pickled Vegetable Slaw, Mustard-Beer Sauce 13.00
Le Cellier Signature Poutine – Fresh-cut French Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Truffles, Red Wine Reduction 10.00
Le Cellier Dinner Menu Desserts
Maple Crème Brûlée – 9.00
Blueberry Cheesecake Double-Cream Cheesecake, Blueberry-Lemon Compote, Caramel Cookie 11.00
Coffee and Doughnuts – Maple Sugar-Pecan Donuts, Whisky Caramel, Le Cellier Blend Coffee Mousse 11.00
No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse with Wild Berry Compote and No Sugar Added Raspberry Sorbet 11.00
Nanaimo Cake – Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter Crémeux, Raspberry, Coconut Ice Cream 11.00
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Specialties
Tinker Bell and Friends or Buzz Lightyear Punch – Minute Maid light raspberry lemonade served in a souvenir Fairies or Toy Story 3 Cup with a glowing Tinker Bell or Buzz Lightyear Clip-on Light 6.49
Red Maple – Raspberry smoothie with a splash of Sprite 4.69
Niagara Refresher – Mango smoothie with a splash of Cranberry 4.69
Traditional Beers from Quebec
All priced at 6.75
La Fin du Monde
Blanche de Chambly
Molson Canadian 5.75
Labatt Blue 5.75
Labatt Light Blue 5.75
Draft Moosehead Pale Ale 5.25
There is a good selection of cocktails including the Canadian themed Torontopolitan for 9.50 a glass.
This is a Signature restaurant and so it has a decent wine selection ranging from 8.00 for a glass to 110 for a bottle.
If you fancy an after dinner drink why not try the Canadian whisky flight which includes Crown Royal which was created for King George VI. The Whiskey flight is priced at 8.75.
Kids Menu at Le Cellier
The kids menu follows the usual Disney restaurant pattern of offering a include appetizer, entrée, and dessert served on a Mickey Plate with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice for 8.99.
Carrot and Celery Sticks
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Grilled Chicken Breast
Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Grilled Steak (add 2.00)