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Le Cellier

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by djvand, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. djvand

    djvand New Member

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    Tried to make online reservations for Le Cellier for my upcoming trip on 9/5/09 through 9/12/09. I was disappointed to find that it was booked for every day and night of my stay! What are the chances I can walk up around 5 pm and just wait for a table? Did not know if anyone had done this before. Any advice?

    As a side note, the online reservations system is great!
     
  2. WDWmazprty

    WDWmazprty Well-Known Member

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    Extremely unlikely you'll get a table at all, much less at around 5:00pm. Le Cellier is probably one of the most, if not THE most popular restaurant in Epcot; if you don't have a reservation already you won't be getting in, unless there is a last minute cancellation and you're lucky enough to grab it up. Good luck!
     
  3. tigsmom

    tigsmom Well-Known Member

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    More than likely it will not happen. Last time we were there there were no openings for over 3 months!

    Call everyday to see if there are any cancellations, call from you hotel room as well each day you are there and be flexible with the dates & times. We got a 3:30 lunch instead of dinner which was ok for us, we just had snacks when we went to the hotel that night.
     
  4. k.hunter30

    k.hunter30 New Member

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    He's right. Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely. Last time we were there was our first time dining there (in May, so not even the time when everyone in scrambling to get reservations). We tried showing up two other nights RIGHT when they opened to try to fit in a second dining experience there, and they could not seat us. You can try doing that though... you never know.
    Good luck!
     
  5. sissa216

    sissa216 Well-Known Member

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    I agree-
    we ate there for the first time last September.

    Even with our ADR for two people, we had to wait an hour past our ADR time.
    We sat near the check in and watched dozens upon dozens of people walk up asking if there was anything available, only to be told there was nothing until lunch the next week.
     
  6. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    As everyone else has stated you hive a better chance of winning the lottery while simultaneously being struck by lighting then getting a walk up at Le Cellier. Sure it can happen but don't count on it. Make a back up ADR somewhere else and keep checking online to see if a spot opens up.
     
  7. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata churro vigilante Premium Member

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    99.99999% chance of not walking up and getting a stand by seating. The last few times we have been there, while waiting for our reservation time, all people walking up trying to get in were directed to a house phone and asked to call the reservation number.
     
  8. maggiegrace1

    maggiegrace1 Well-Known Member

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    I got Le Cellier for next week by using the online reservation system last night...:eek:

    It is not always that impossible..unless I am just really lucky..:shrug:

    I was just going to try and see if I could get one..and sure enough I did..

    Keep trying!..:)
     
  9. TINKWINGS

    TINKWINGS Active Member

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    After years of trying months before I finally ate there when they upgraded the system last fall about 5 plus months prior......friends have walked up for lunch or gotten ADR's closer but not dinner..........:king:
     
  10. TINKWINGS

    TINKWINGS Active Member

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    They do get cancellations when peeps plans changes true...so call call call again....might want to invest in a hands free headset as to mulitask ...:animwink:
     
  11. Ghall

    Ghall New Member

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    It's really hard to get a reservation, we were lucky to have a reservation for our trip leaving tomorrow. As someone else said try the online ADR's you might be in luck.
     
  12. durangojim

    durangojim Well-Known Member

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    We have been able to eat there every time we walk up without a reservation. Here's what you do:
    Send in your spouse to ask if they have a table available. While she's doing that, have her glance down at the computer screen and notice a name of a party that has the same amount of people in it as yours. Then she leaves and tells you that name. Then you walk in and give them the name and voila! You have a table.
    There can be some complications but it usually works:animwink:
     
  13. WDWmazprty

    WDWmazprty Well-Known Member

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    :lookaroun:lol::lookaroun
     
  14. maggiegrace1

    maggiegrace1 Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me you are joking?
    I hope that is what the wink is for..:)

    You do realize people will do this now though?
     
  15. Ghall

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    That's bad!!! What about the poor people who booked their ADR 90 days out and find their table gone????
     
  16. Crush Dude!

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    Keep trying, today i found 2 dinner times in the one week for my trip in july, and multiple lunch times, keep tweaking with it and something will pop up :wave:
     
  17. tigsmom

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    Every time we have tried to make reservations I always asked "do you have such & such time on such & such day?". This last time I asked " do you have any openings for the week of ___". We were able to get in that way. I did the same with every restaurant we wanted to eat in and hit pay dirt each time. We then planned our days around those meals (though we do have hoppers so it really didn't matter).
     
  18. Trotsky

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    Somewhere between slim and impossible. Le Cellier is VERY popular. My wife & I make many reservations there, and every time, we see walk ins turned away. Keep banging on the system... in fact? My guess is that, within two weeks, there will be code on the net to automate this process :) Where there is a Web Page, there is simple script to perform gets & posts :)
     
  19. DBlackwell

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    So... How does one get and ADR?

    So what is the best method for getting an ADR there? Looking at the on-line reservation system, it appears that the 90-day out mark is already fully booked 5:00p-8:00p (for the entire 5 days prior as well). Reservation for 4 is what I seached for.

    Is the best hope to *call* in at 7:00a on the 90-day out date? Or is there a better option I may not be aware of?
     
  20. lilclerk

    lilclerk Well-Known Member

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    For Le Cellier, I would call because they can search by a time and date range, rather than a date range and specific time period in the online system. Hopefully they can find something during your stay for you in one search. :shrug:
     

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