Maybe i went on a off day service wise , but there was no excuse for the food we had . My ribs were jus about cooked with sauce just flung on .In my over 10 years of dining at wdw this wa the first restaurant i couldnt wait to get out of
Considering the pricing at the rest of WDW, this turned out to be a good deal. Largest menu selection we saw at WDW. I know it's not truly WDW but still, was nice to have more than 6-7 entrees to choose from.
Food was just fantastic, perfectly cooked, just wonderful. The facility is a bit odd, there is a mcdonalds type place, a cafe, and fine dining all together in one building. We chose the cafe.
Had to wait on refills for our drinks a couple times but other than that, this was quite good. One of the best values for the $$$ we saw at WDW.
Entertaining deserts here too, just fun for the kids to eat.
I went here last fall without a reservation, but we were able to get a table in the bar area right away.
All I have to say is you must get the Pumpkin Ravioli! 10 stars just for that.
Going into Wolfgang Puck Cafe, I knew it would be a restaurant that wouldn't directly relate to the same "atmosphere" that Disney portrays in most of their other restaurants. But when we entered, I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere has its own spin put into it, but it's one that is very family-friendly.
One small gripe I did have was the seating space. The tables seemed too close together, and I almost felt a little cramped. However; the view was great! We were right next to the window, and had a great view of the waterfront (I believe facing the Boardwalk area, not sure though). Our waitress was attentive enough, nothing hugely special in that area.
The menu I thought was a little limited, so I just ordered the pepperoni pizza. I also asked for it to not have the extra touchings like the sauteed mushrooms, and they were happy enough not to include them. The pizza itself was very good and very tasty, I really enjoyed it. At least one of the other members of my party didn't enjoy their meals that well, but I liked mine at least. For dessert; I think I had either the key lime pie or the white chocolate truffle cheesecake, don't remember which one. But I do remember the dessert being very tasty, and I liked it a lot.
Overall; I consider Wolfgang Puck Cafe to be average, maybe a little too average for its own good. I think they could of improved in the areas of menu selection and placement of seating. But the food they do have is plentiful in portions and I think most people can enjoy it. One final note though; I think its placement in Downtown Disney West Side is the perfect area!
ONE WORD: YUMMY! I love this place. I had never dined here before and wanted to try it out...I'm so glad we did. We dined at The Cafe' and I had the fettecinni. It had these little bacons or something in it...to die for. I loved the bread that was brought out prior to the meal and the salad was fresh. I wish I had room for dessert because it looked like heaven on a plate. I refuse to dine anywhere else downtown...i'd feel like I was cheating on on the Cafe.
I did a walk-up for two and was immediately seated. For drinks I had the Live Love Eat and the wife had the Tangerine Dream which was better. For starters she had the Butternut Squash Soup which she is still talking about now 2 weeks since. I had the shrimp and octopus sushi which was good if you like sushi. The wife had the Chinois Salad as the main course for which she didn't care. She admits she was warned that it was much like a cabbage slaw by the server before she completed her order and says it was her own fault for ordering something she didn't like. I had the meatloaf and was plesantly suprised at the delicate seasoning. Having watched W. Puck's show on Food TV I didn't expect something so lightly crafted. We finished up by splitting a carrot cake with a couple of coffees which was good.
Total cost was $75.15 minus $15.03 with the 20% Disney Dining Experience discount plus tip.
For adults I would recommend W. Puck's as an upscale eatery with excellent service and good food at theme park prices. I wouldn't take the kidos here. There isn't any associated entertaining value other than the dining and a great view of the lake across to Saratoga Springs to occupy the younger set.