Le Cellier Steakhouse Dinner

As I mentioned previously, I had allowed the kids to each choose one signature restaurant at which to dine on this trip. Allison had chosen Narcoossee’s, which turned out to be a very good choice. Emily picked California Grill, which also was good. As for Andrew, he wanted the steak and cheddar cheese soup at Epcot’s…

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The Le Cellier menu as of May 20, 2015…

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Emily started our ordering with a cocktail…

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Torontopolitan – A combination of Iceberg Vodka, Chambord,. Cranberry and Orange. Juices – $10.00

She liked this and gave it a rating of 4.

Next came the complimentary bread basket…

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Which included 2 soft pretzel bread sticks, 2 sourdough rolls, and one multi-grain roll. To avoid a fight breaking out at our table, I immediately requested and received a couple more bread sticks. Because you can’t have the Le Cellier cheese soup without an entire bread stick to dip in it. ;)

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Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup made with Moosehead Beer and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon

We ordered three bowls of the soup for the four of us, as Allison and I shared one. Our ratings averaged 4, with two rating it a 4, one a 5 and the other only a 3 because they thought it was too salty.

As for our entrees, I of course expected Andrew to order a steak. However, when it came time to order he said he wasn’t feeling like steak or any of the other entrees offered on the menu. :eek: Instead he just wanted the soup and this side dish…

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon, Black Diamond Cheddar, topped with Potato Skin Crisps

We all loved the Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes that were once served at Le Cellier. These loaded ones were very good but not quite as good as the cream cheese according to the kids (Andrew shared these with Emily). One of them rated the loaded mashed potatoes a 4 and the other a 5.

In addition to a bowl of soup, Emily also ordered this side dish to share with Andrew…

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Smoked Macaroni & Cheese made with Smoked Tillamook Cheddar, Black Diamond Cheddar, Orecchiette Pasta, and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon

Emily and Andrew’s dinner seemed to have a bacon theme. ;) Though Emily said this was far better than the mac & cheese she had earlier that day at Prime Time, it still did not receive her highest rating of 5. Instead she gave this deluxe version of macaroni & cheese a 4 and Andrew only gave it a 3. So the winner of the side dish competition was the loaded mashed potatoes. :thumbsup2

Allison though did order an entree. She wanted the filet but doesn’t like mushrooms so didn’t want the risotto that normally accompanies Le Cellier’s Filet Mignon. She asked our server what her other options were for a side dish and chose green beans…

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Allison enjoyed her steak and the green beans, rating them a 4.

As for me, I was originally planning to just have the soup and not order an entree here but when Andrew and Emily didn’t order one I changed my mind. I wasn’t all the hungry though, so I should have shared a filet with Allison. But when she insisted on not having the mushroom risotto or the truffle-butter sauce, I just couldn’t do it. :sad2: So I ordered my own filet entree, as it was listed on the menu…

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Le Cellier Filet Mignon – AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Heirloom Toy Box Tomatoes, and Truffle-Butter Sauce

This looked incredibly good. But it was just okay. :worried:

After having a delicious filet with English pea risotto here during my May 2014 trip…

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I was disappointed with my filet when I returned to Le Cellier just 6 months later…

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And my latest filet tasted pretty much like the one from October 2014. The meat was just not the quality you would expect with a $49 steak. :sad2:

Consequently, on my upcoming trip I will be skipping Le Cellier. I can get my cheddar cheese soup fix at the Canada F & W booth and I might give the filet mignon there a try too. For only $7.50 my expectations won’t be nearly as high. ;)

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