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Takumi-Tei, which means “House of the Artisan,” is a Signature Dining Restaurant located in Epcot on the bottom level of the Japan pavilion’s main building. It’s overall theme is to celebrate the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world. From the moment you arrive you are greeted warmly, educated about Japanese culture, and taken care of by friendly servers in traditional garments.  Upon entering, you will encounter several globes along the entrance hallway, each representing an element: water, earth, wood, paper, and stone. Guests can dine in one of five rooms, each designed with one of these elements in mind. A Chef’s Table dining experience is available in the restaurant’s Water Room (minimum six guests, maximum eight guests). Every area features beautiful, handcrafted works of art honoring each element.There are three dining experiences to select from at Takumi-Tei. First, is the ala carte menu, which includes appetizers such as sushi rolls and entrees, whi…

Monsieur Paul

Located in the same building as Les Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul offers amazing views of Epcot’s World Showcase from the second floor while you enjoy your dinner. Guests of Monsieur Paul will enjoy gourmet French cuisine and wine offerings. Restaurant guests can choose to order a la carte or from the prix fixe menu. The elegant atmosphere and menu written in French (with English translations) gives visitors the impression that they are dining in an upscale Paris restaurant. Guests are asked to adhere to a dress code at this fine dining location. The minimum dress code for men includes: collared shirts, khakis, slacks, or dress pants. The minimum dress code for women includes: capris, skirts, dresses, or dress shorts. Both men and women may also choose to wear jeans that are not torn and in good condition. Try to secure a reservation so that you’ll be seated before Epcot’s nighttime show starts. You may be lucky enough to enjoy a unique experience of the show from the restaurant.  Bec…

Le Cellier

Le Cellier Steakhouse is one of the more popular restaurants in Epcot and is found in the Canada Pavilion where the food is all representative of Canada and the wine list features wines from various Canadian provinces and regions. Le Cellier is a small restaurant that serves table service meals at lunch and dinner---the small space creates a relaxed and much loved atmosphere with stone arches and flickering candles. It is a quaint and lovely find in the big world of Disney parks. The ambiance within the world showcase at Epcot is lovely, and in the area of Canada, it is such a peaceful and enjoyed space full of brick buildings, a rambling brook, great photo spots, and don’t forget the Kidcot fun stops that we have grown to love over the years.  
While this restaurant is not a character dining experience, it does accept the dining plan (when offered) as a signature dining experience. This means if and when dining plans are an option, a meal here counts as 2 credits per person when using…

Victoria & Albert's

While there are several signature and fine dining restaurant options located on the Walt Disney World property, Victoria and Albert’s is the ultimate in Disney luxury.  Victoria and Albert’s is located in the beautiful Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The restaurant features timeless elegance, including fresh cut flowers adorning each table, fine china dishes, a harpist, and opulent artwork throughout the restaurant. Your dinner will feature a team of service staff to guide you through the seemingly endless number of exquisite courses and a sommelier for the perfect wine pairings with each course. The dining experience also boasts numerous awards including AAA’s Five Diamond Award, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, exceptional Zagat reviews, and scores of glowing reviews from impressed patrons. Cuisine at Victoria and Albert’s features modern American fare with culinary touches from around the world. The menu each night is based on the freshest available seafood, herbs, a…


The story behind this globetrotting dining experience is a true Disney masterpiece. Themed around the worldwide traveling that Disney Imagineers took to gather inspiration and planning for the development of the Animal Kingdom Park, you will truly feel like you have stepped into a map of the world when you dine at Tiffins.  Tiffins is a signature dining restaurant located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, close to Pandora. Please note that you will need a park ticket to Animal Kingdom to be able to dine here. Tiffins isn’t only a beautiful restaurant to sit and have an amazing meal, there is also a story that goes behind the theming of the entire atmosphere. Disney Imagineers asked Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment (ASE) cast members to share some of their field notes and pictures so that Tiffins could showcase how Disney’s conservation programs in Africa and Asia are making a difference in the world. The beautiful animal touches throughout, including a massive wall of illuminat…