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Decrease in quality at BoG dinner?

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by ynahtebwdw, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. KrzyKtty

    KrzyKtty Well-Known Member

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    I understand. But as a someone that loved that soup as a child, I'll take what I can get. :D
     
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  2. s&k'smom

    s&k'smom Well-Known Member

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    We were able to get a ADR for August so excited!
     
  3. Sans Souci

    Sans Souci Well-Known Member

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    I went for lunch back in September and was pleasantly surprised. I had the quiche with salad with champagne vinaigrette. Minor quibbles--the quiche case was a bit too thick and the salad was a pile of mâche. I would have liked other veggies for interest, but still, I would order it again.
     
  4. ynahtebwdw

    ynahtebwdw Member Original Poster

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    Just another thing to add for those who are deciding whether to make a lunch or a dinner reservation - we personally felt that the lunch service was much better value for money. The sandwiches in particular are a very large portion, and that with the addition of dessert meant we could have easily skipped dinner that night
     
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  5. Phonedave

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    That explains a lot, and it acutally impresses me more now that I knw it is vegitarian based. I thought it was pretty good, not great, but pretty good. Now that I know it is made without beef stock, it is all the more impressive. But then, given the volume they go through, I am assuming it is a manufactured base that they are using, and they are not roasting off 50 lbs of root vegatables at a time just to make stock.


    -dave
     
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  6. docdebbi

    docdebbi Well-Known Member

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    I don't know.....this is how the shrimp and scallops has changed over the course of 2 years. First time, in the most delicious pastry puff I've ever had DSCN8272.JPG


    Now on a sad little bed of noodles
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    notice even the vegetable accompaniments in the actual entree...big difference in my humble opinion
     
  7. disneygirl76

    disneygirl76 Carey Poppins - Nanny and Disney Enthusiest

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    I have always preferred lunch over dinner and mostly due to exactly what you described. My DH keeps asking if we can do dinner at BOG again and I just don't want to use a table service credit on it or pay the out of pocket cost. It is disappointing.
     
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  8. TheGuyThatMakesSwords

    TheGuyThatMakesSwords Active Member

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    Ehhhhhhh? Personal comment.....

    All porcelain, no food :(.
     
  9. aladdin2007

    aladdin2007 Well-Known Member

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    and cheap plain white dinnerware at that as in every other location on property, not even themed like it should be or use to be (elsewhere anyway), because that would just be going too far and cost too much.
     
  10. Dad 2 M & M

    Dad 2 M & M Well-Known Member

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    BoG Dinner ressie still has that Magical feel to many....and I think that influences most of the positive reviews. We've dined there many times, and we were pleased, but not swept away. We only had one occasion where the food was great, the rest of the time it was decent, with only one occasion bad.

    We are to the point we go only for lunch, as it IS one of the better QS values on property. We do, on occasion try to walk up for dinner (about 50% success), but we only buy apps...usually 3 apps to share between 2 of us....and we tip in accordance to two full meal purchases.....

    Still say Mk is not a TS destination, and think Tony's is close enough to the rest in park to not sweat trying to get ressie elsewhere...

    Master of the obvious here, but it is only a matter of time before BoG becomes a Sig and the prices increase. Hopefully that will drop the demand SOME .... ala Le Cellier back in the day
     
  11. AndrewsJ

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    The fact that people receive pitiful service but continue to dine 2 and 3 times per trip days a lot. I realize it's mostly for atmosphere. This place was overhype's from the beginning but as long as reservations are sucked up at the speed of light then Disney could care less about service and food quality.
     
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  12. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    Not much better tbh. Window view is pretty cool and the gratuity is included in price if that matters but food....meh.
     
  13. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    I went within the first month of operation and it was really well done.....im pretty sure somebody on here also mentioned accurately thay grade of meat used was also lowered.
     
  14. KrzyKtty

    KrzyKtty Well-Known Member

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    I expected as much, but we aren't really going for the food. We have never been, and we wanted my little girl to have a special 4th birthday!
     
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  15. networkpro

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    Its all about the magic for the children, food as long as its not inedible is secondary.
     
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  16. ratherbeinwdw

    ratherbeinwdw Well-Known Member

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    At this point, the atmosphere is almost the same at lunch. It's such a shame. It was so classy and romantic the first two years. Save your money and go for lunch. I saw a vlog for it last week, and the lights were fully up, the noise was horrible, and kids were running around just like they were on our last visit in December.
    I believe that when it was a great place to have dinner, guests were staying too long enjoying a drink or coffee after dinner. They turned up the lights and the entire atmosphere changed. Guests now seem to eat and leave, as we did. I couldn't wait to get out of the noise. And, having under-cooked food didn't help.
    I suppose quests who didn't experience it like it was imagined, don't realize how bad it is now.
     
  17. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    That will be achieved the experience is still very good but it should be more supported by the menu. You guys will have a blast.
     
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  18. Figments Friend

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    Wow...that IS a big difference.
    A bit sad to see.

    The top photo actually looks like something uniquely appetizing that you would be served at a enchanted castle in France.
    The bottom photo looks like....someone puked on a plate after paritially digesting their food.
    :depressed:


    Talk about contrast.....


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  19. disney4life2008

    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    The first looks amazing. The second i wouldn't pay more than 10.99 for that.
     
  20. docdebbi

    docdebbi Well-Known Member

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    The first WAS amazing......
     

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