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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.
Epcot le Cellier Steakhouse
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 backup 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 $19
Prime Beef Tartare with Asian Flavors – Spicy Mayo, Tempura Crunch, Tobiko Roe, Lotus Root, Yuzu Cucumbers, Charred Shishito Peppers $17
Farmhouse Salad – Pickled Vegetables, Heirloom Radish, Edamame, Multi-grain Croutons, Sherry Thyme Vinaigrette, Artisinal Lettuces, Pickled Vegetables, Heirloom Radish, Edamame, Multi-grain Croutons, Sherry Thyme Vinaigrette $16
From the Larder: Pig, Pig, and More Pig – Pork Mortadella, Maple-Pepper Buckboard Bacon, Pork Rillettes, Whipped Pork Fat Butter, Artisanal Cheeses, and Accompaniments $24
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup – made with Moosehead Pale Ale and Neuske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon $12
Baked Mt. Tam Waldorf Salad – Frisée Lettuce, Arugula, Celery Root, Heirloom Apples, Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Apple Cider Dressing, Minus 8 Gastrique $16
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 $59.00
USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak – Fingerling Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Fried Capers, Creamy Mustard Sauce, Maple Bordelaise Butter $57.00
Maple-brined Airline Chicken Breast – Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Purée, Swiss Chard, Pecan-Golden Raisin Vinaigrette $39.00
Steamed Asian-style Dumplings – Impossible Meat Dumplings, Bok Choy, Chinese Long Beans, Red Peppers, Radish, Fragrant Asian Broth $33.00
Pan-seared Golden Tilefish – Cauliflower Purée, Salt-roasted Beets, Romanesco, Sunchoke, Beet Gel, Charred Onion Purée $49.00
Châteaubriand for Two – Snake River Farms Wagyu Tenderloin, Bone Marrow, Truffled Fingerling Potatoes, Sauce Bearnaise Au Poivre, Red Wine Reduction $129.00
Steak and Frites – USDA Prime New York Strip Steak, Chimichurri Butter, Smoked Paprika-Yucca Fries, Saffron-Lime Aïoli$55.00
Le Cellier Menu Enhancements
Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese $11.00
Gorgonzola-creamed Spinach $10.00
Maple Whiskey-glazed Brussels Sprouts $10.00
Loaded Boursin® Mashed Potatoes $10.00
Sautéed Asparagus with Béarnaise $11.00
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese $18.00
Le Cellier Poutine
Beef Bourguignon Poutine – Fresh-cut French Fries, Gruyère, Beef Bourguignon Gravy, Garlic Aïoli, Truffle $15.00
Crispy Soy-glazed Pork Belly Poutine – Poutine from Around the World Showcase inspired by China Pavilion – Fresh-cut Five-Spice Fries, Cheese Curds, Sesame-Ginger Slaw, Spicy Mustard, Scallion $13.00
Le Cellier Dinner Menu Desserts
Maple Crème Brûlée – $9.00
Strawberry Cheesecake – Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze Garnished with Meringue Kisses and Fresh Strawberries $11.00
Warm Pecan-Brown Butter Tart – Maple Ice Cream, Brown Sugar Anglaise, Whisky Caramel $11.00
Chocolate Mousse Maple Leaf (No Sugar Added) – Whipped Cream, Sesame Tuile $11.00
Chocolate Maple Yukon Bar – Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Maple Ganache, Shortbread Cookie Crust, Whisky Caramel Sauce, Raspberry $11.00
This is a Disney Signature Dining restaurant so, as you would expect, it has a decent wine selection ranging from $16.00 for a glass.
Kids Menu at Epcot Le Cellier
The kid’s menu follows the usual Disney restaurant pattern of offering and includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert served on a Mickey Plate with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice.
House Salad $3.00
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup $3.00
Grilled Chicken with Gravy $15.00
Grilled Strip Steak with Gravy $15.00
Mickey Macaroni & Cheese $11.00
Seared Salmon $18.00
Grilled Cheese Sandwich $10.00
Mickey Pasta Marinara $11.00
Kids Mickey Check Menu at Le Cellier
A choice of Mickey Check Meals for kids aged 9 and under are available on the Le Cellier menu.
Grilled Chicken 15.00
Mickey Pasta 14.00
Seared Salmon 17.00
Are you going to dine at Epcot Le Cellier Steakhouse? Let us know in the comments below what you think.