Is Le Cellier two dining credits now? This has always been the case for dinner, but now the decision has been made to switch to an “all-day” menu for lunch and dinner! This change means you can no longer use 1 dining credit for your lunchtime trips to the Canada favorite.
How will this change things if you have booked or are thinking of booking a trip to the Le Cellier Steakhouse?
No “Cheap” Meals
Many people recognize that Le Cellier is a great restaurant, which is why it is one of the hardest restaurants to get a reservation for. They have a fantastic menu, but many had grown accustomed to the smaller steaks, the burgers and some of the other lunch options at a cost of only ONE Dining credit.
With the change to 2 dining credits, this may change many people’s dining strategy.
Will it be easier to make reservations?
If you are a huge Le Cellier fan, you might like this change. I can’t imagine this will do anything but disenfranchise the majority of people who usually book at lunchtime so that they don’t have to spend two credits.
So overall, Le Cellier fans should have an easier time booking reservations. I still recommend booking 180 days out if you want a reservation. But I guarantee you that over the next few months, there will be many cancellations as guests learn about the change. If you want to eat there, check the website daily and you can probably get a reservation relatively easy.
Are there any real benefits to this move? Well, if you love the dinner menu, and don’t mind spending the money or credits, I suppose this is a good thing. Perhaps you like the bigger dinner steaks and entrees, and are frustrated by them not being on the lunch menu. If so, you’ll be happy with this decision.
For the rest of us, this can’t be considered positive. I personally do not feel Le Cellier is worth two dining credits, and so will be less inclined to make a reservation there.
If you love the food, and don’t mind paying for it, I recommend not using the Disney Dining plan on Le Cellier unless you want one of the big steaks. Otherwise, just get one of their fantastic salads and a side item. That will run you around 20 dollars, and certainly be a better deal than spending two dining credits.
Me and my wife like to do this at all restaurants that cost 2 credits. One of us will order an entree and use 2 credits, and we’ll pay for an appetizer and possibly a side item. That keeps us from burning 4 credits and still provides us with plenty of food!
Overall, I don’t like the change, and it’s hard to recommend Le Cellier for lunchtime anymore.
What do you think?