Le Cellier Steakhouse is always one of my family’s “must-do” restaurants each trip. It features an all-day dinner menu, which means there is only one menu for both lunch and dinner. Both lunch and dinner are considered to be “signature meals” and require 2 credits on the Disney Dining Plan. If you are not on the plan, be warned: it’s expensive.
The dining room is divided into the Canadian provinces, and the breads represent different areas of Canada as well. Be sure to ask your server about them if they don’t give you the details.
I experienced dinner on our last trip so this time I decided to go for lunch. My mom accompanied me and, as usual, we were not disappointed. We had a 12:30pm Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR) and arrived around 12:20. We checked in and were seated in the waiting area.
Distracted Tip- The first lunch reservation time available is 12:30pm. If you have a reservation between 12:30 and 12:45, try to arrive early by 12:30 for a special treat! The waitstaff sings “O Canada” before starting to escort parties to their tables.
We were soon shown to our table and our server arrived quickly to take our drink order and highlight some items on the menu. The menu is varied, offering chicken, pork, pasta, fish, and lamb dishes in addition to four different types of steak. We placed our order and then we were presented with the bread service, which consisted of the amazing pretzel bread, a sourdough roll, and a multi-grain roll. It was delightful.
To start, we decided to share a bowl of the famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. This famous soup is made with Moosehead Beer and Nueske’s Applewood-Smoked Bacon. It was divine, although it was spicier than I remembered. Our server assured me it was the same recipe that had been used since the restaurant opened in 1982. I guess my taste buds were just being extra sensitive that day.
For our entrees, we both ordered the “Le Cellier” Filet Mignon (AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin) served with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Heirloom Toy Box Tomatoes, and Truffle-Butter Sauce. The steaks were both prepared exactly to our specifications and were delicious. The risotto was very good too, and I’m not a big mushroom fan. We also decided to share an order of Loaded Mashed Potatoes which are also made with Nueske’s Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Black Diamond White Cheddar, Chives, and Potato Skin Crisps on top. My only complaint about this dish was that I couldn’t take it home! It was very rich, very delicious, and the two of us only ate half of it. I would consider ordering this as my entree if I didn’t love the steak so much.
Even though we were stuffed, we decided we couldn’t pass up sharing the new Smoking Chocolate Mousse. This dessert features Grand Marnier, Almond Crunch, Cinammon Marshmallow, and Dark Chocolate Bark. It was good, but I actually prefer the Chocolate Moose that is available on the kids menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and would heartily recommend Le Cellier Steakhouse to anyone who enjoys great food and excellent service in a unique atmosphere. Although it is pricey – we did not have any alcoholic beverages and the total including a tip for our server was about $160 for the two of us – it is worth it. I’m already looking forward to our next meal there in June. Those loaded mashed potatoes are calling my name!
DIStracted Tip- Both lunch and dinner have the same menu and require 2 dining credits on the Disney Dining Plan. Lunch is sometimes an easier reservation to obtain than dinner. Call 180 days in advance or book online at your 180 day mark to ensure that you get the day and time you desire.