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SPRING HILL, Florida
March 3, 2008
Rochester, New York
December 2, 2007
From journal No Scrooges Here: Disney World at the Holidays
Raleigh, North Carolina
March 26, 2006
From journal Epcot Dining Experiences
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 24, 2005
One of the prettiest restaurants offering one of the best
views can be found in the Future World section of Epcot at
the Living Seas. The Coral Reef offers diners a terrific
menu, all while enjoying viewing fish from the coral reef.
The windows are 8 feet high and the glass is more than 8
feet thick. But not to fret, your entrée selection will not
be coming from this tank!
Everything here is beautifully decorated in the calming
greens and blues of the ocean, and the set-up is in layers,
offering everyone a view of the aquarium. The menu changes
here, but it offers a wide selection of seafood fare, as well as
landlubber and vegetarian fare.
Since I am not a fish-eater, I went with Rosemary
Chicken. This incredible chicken breast was roasted with
rosemary and herbs, covered with a white wine sauce,
served on an almond rice bed, and complemented with an
assortment of fresh veggies in a light butter sauce. So it was not
bad on the calories; I saved those for dessert. John went
with shrimp pasta. This meal consisted of shrimp in an
Alfredo sauce atop of herbed pasta. He said it was quite
Good, and since I am not a shrimp-eater, I took his word for
it. They brought us a basket of some of the most delectable
herbed hard rolls I have ever tasted.
If you are dining here, make sure to save room for
dessert. The sinful ice cream on the shell was probably
10,000 calories (just a slight execration) and worth every
single calorie, carb, and fat gram. This consisted of white
chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate mousse, and a
chocolate and vanilla sea shell. I still drool thinking
They are open for lunch and dinner. They do accept major
credit cards, Disney dollars, or US$. They do offer priority
seating, so call 407/WDW-Dine up to 90 days from when you
would like to dine.
From journal Dining Disney Style
May 2, 2005
As soon as I entered the dining area, I was amazed. The entire wall is a HUGE fish tank. The room is darkened (though not too dark for kids to feel comfortable), and it really feels like you are dining beneath the water. You can see the coral and the fish—there were all kinds. There was never a dull moment. The tank is beautiful. The dining room is terraced so that you may have a great view even if you are not seated "at the glass".
Much to our amazement, we were greeted by a few scuba divers that were swimming in the tank...you can reserve this for yourself by being a certified scuba diver and calling to reserve your spot 90 days ahead of time. Then, what do we see now but Mickey Mouse, swimming right in the tank too! If you don’t believe me, check out the picture; it’s dark, but you can see him.
The food was good, the ambience was great, and the birthday call to my husband from Goofy was absolutely the icing on the cake. The prices are a little expensive but are worth it. My daughter loved the glowing drink. But BEWARE—if you use the Disney dining plan, this meal will cost you two (2) sit-down meals per person.
From journal Wildlife Safari, Disney-Style
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
April 21, 2005
The setup is very nice. The dining room is dark and spacious. The room has something like three rows of tables, all built on ramps, one above the other. The reason for this somewhat unique design is that one wall of the dining room looks into the main aquarium tank of the pavillion. The large windows look on a set of reefs, and fish, sharks, and the occasional human scuba diver go swimming by as diners look on.
The menu is nice and may be considered "trendy" by some. There are few straightforward fish dishes, and almost everything has the chef's touch on it. I had a crabcakes (in truffle sauce) appetizer, which I seem to remember having a fruit (mango?) bits in it and a rather normal smoked fish platter. I wasn't all that hungry when we were there, so I went cheap and simple. I was happy with what I had, although next time I eat here (I expect there will be a next time), I'll try something more unusual.
My friend John was impressed with the wine list, as well as our server's knowledge of the wines. I couldn't tell you much about it, but he was happy with the bottle he selected and with our waitress's input on the matter.
We enjoyed the Coral Reef, but I'm a seafood person, and John was able to get by with a salad (being a vegetarian). They do have some non-fish selections, but to me, having fish here is half the fun.
From journal Walt Disney World, 16 Months Later
Newport, North Carolina
December 22, 2004
The food is beautifully presented, wonderfully prepared, and the desserts are dreamy. Mention that you are celebrating a bithday or anniversary, and the birthday boy may get a free dessert! This is one spot in the theme park worth the money.
From journal Orlando fun
August 28, 2003
From journal My First Disney Trip
Earl, North Carolina
July 20, 2003
From journal Disney Mania
March 12, 2003
From journal Orlando, Florida