Be Our Guest - Lunch - Counter Service
Review by Eric (VikingInMouseEars from the DIS)
We (my girlfriend and I) had a 10-15 minute wait and that was mostly due to people trying to figure out the ordering system. You wait in line outside, then they let you in to wait in a second line to get to an ordering machine. As you pass into the ordering room you are given a red plastic puck with a rose embossed on it, the puck as somesort of locator inside of it so they can find your table to deliver your food.
I have seen some reports of the ordering process going smoothly but I saw no sign of that LOL. They have 6 ordering stations, 2 with a cashier to accept cash and 4 that you operate yourself that accept credit cards and DDP (Disney Dining Plan). I have never seen so many people who had shut their brains off in one place before LOL. To be fair, one of the things you have to do is scan your puck in order to tie it to your order and there is a little Mickey on one side of the puck that has to be placed just right in order for it to scan, but there are no real instructions on how to do that so there is a CM by each machine to guide you through the process. Seems to me that if a CM needs to help each person then that kind of defeats the purpose of self-ordering/payment machines.
I was placed at a machine behind a young couple and you would have thought that the fate of the world rested with what this young lady choose for her beverage, she literally started to make a selection 4 different times only to yank her finger back and literally held her palm to her forehead while she rethought her pick. In reality, it didn't really matter because all beverages are self serve anyway, so she could have picked any fountain drink on the machine and then changed her mind at the beverage station LOL.
For those of you who are waiting with baited breath...she eventually choose lemonade, the world is still here so apparently her choice was successful LOL.
My girlfriend and I both enjoyed the Potato Leek Soup, it was very tastly and the leek wasn't overpowering. I prefer larger chucks of potato and this was more of a puree but I would certainly order it again.
This is the Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin style) - eight-hour slow-cooked pork with mushrooms, onions, carrots and bacon served with mashed potatoes and green beans jardiniere.
My girlfriend really enjoyed this. The veggies were fully cooked and the pork was nice and tender. She doesn't eat the mushrooms so I ate them and I agree, this dish tasted very good.
I ordered the Grilled Steak Sandwich - with garlic butter spread and pommes frites.
The steak was nice and tender and had a nice flavor. The greens were very bitter so I took about half of them off. The fries were typical Disney fries. One thing I think would have made the sandwich better would be to serve it with au jus as there was a lot of bread and even with the garlic butter it was a bit dry.
Here's a look at some of the other food items they offer at lunch. From top right, clockwise is the Quiche and salad, Grilled Steak sandwich, Carved Turkey sandwich and the Braised Pork.
Here's a look at some cupcakes (ok, that's is french onion soup on the top left):
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