Narcocees or California Grill for brunch

Sunset7132

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we have never done either and can only pick one. We dont eat sushi, help!!!!! times running out.. any advice?
 

Schneewittchen

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Never been to California Grill, but I had dinner at Narcoossee's last April. I loved it. We had a beautiful view of the lake at dusk from our table. The food was excellent - I had scallops, DH had a steak. And our server was wonderful. So, I can say it's a very nice experience.

Also I'm a lover of cheap, red, fizzy wine - think Riunite Lambrusco. But I discovered Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui, a not so cheap, red, fizzy while I was at Narcoossee's. That made for a lovely night at WDW.
 

Disney4family

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We've dined at both restaurants for dinner. They are both lovely with great selling points - food, location (view), staff. There's more than sushi on the menus.
We had a lovely fish dinner at Narcoossee's with a wonderful bottle of white.
Here's the brunch menu (from January 2017) -
http://allears.net/dining/menu/narcoossees/brunch
Here are a few brunch reviews -
http://land.allears.net/reviewpost/...07&title=narcoosee-s-waterfront-brunch&cat=46
We had three amazing meals at The California Grill. We enjoyed many bottles of Disney's own Silverado cabernet with them.
Here's the brunch menu (at least from 2016) -
http://allears.net/dining/menu/california-grill/brunch
Here are a few brunch reviews -
http://land.allears.net/reviewpost/...tle=california-grill-brunch-at-the-top&cat=43
 

Sunset7132

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We've dined at both restaurants for dinner. They are both lovely with great selling points - food, location (view), staff. There's more than sushi on the menus.
We had a lovely fish dinner at Narcoossee's with a wonderful bottle of white.
Here's the brunch menu (from January 2017) -
http://allears.net/dining/menu/narcoossees/brunch
Here are a few brunch reviews -
http://land.allears.net/reviewpost/...07&title=narcoosee-s-waterfront-brunch&cat=46
We had three amazing meals at The California Grill. We enjoyed many bottles of Disney's own Silverado cabernet with them.
Here's the brunch menu (at least from 2016) -
http://allears.net/dining/menu/california-grill/brunch
Here are a few brunch reviews -
http://land.allears.net/reviewpost/...tle=california-grill-brunch-at-the-top&cat=43
thank you
 

Sans Souci

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we have never done either and can only pick one. We dont eat sushi, help!!!!! times running out.. any advice?

I have been to the California Grill for brunch, I haven't done the brunch at Narcoossee's. I really enjoyed my brunch. You could totally skip the sushi and not feel like you're missing out. There is a charcuterie board, yogurt with all sorts of toppings, fruit, salads, deviled eggs, pastries and a bunch of other items I am probably omitting. Then you select an entree, so pace yourself. :p Then you get dessert at your table. You get unlimited mimosas and you can go up the buffet as many times as you wish. There is also a live jazz trio that plays sets throughout brunch. At the end, you can outside and check out the views of MK and the other parks. I think it is a really unique type of brunch and it's become a must-do for me.

EDIT: I am adding the photos I have.
Some of the pastries. I swear, I didn't tell that guy to smile. I wasn't even focused on him.
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This is the Spanish omelette. It is filled with chorizo and manchego cheese and topped with Romesco sauce.
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Epcotfan21

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Can both of these be booked on the MDE app for brunch? Everytime I randomly search, even on Sundays 180 days out, neither of them show up under Breakfast or Lunch as available to be booked. I know it's popular, but can't imagine it books up like Victoria & Albert's does.

I'm curious because I'd be willing to drive (live 2 1/2 hours away from Disney) for brunch one morning and make a day out of it.
 

durangojim

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California Grill is great but there is a TON of food! Almost too much. You get sushi and other things along with a full entree. I could just do with the small bites and bloody mary and be completely satisfied.
 

floridagirl57

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After reading about the California Grill Brunch for months I was finally able to snag a reservation for my mom on Mothers Day! Curious though, does anyone know if the Passholder discount is accepted for brunch? It's only 10% at California Grill but better then nothing I suppose......
 

PeakSeason

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After reading about the California Grill Brunch for months I was finally able to snag a reservation for my mom on Mothers Day! Curious though, does anyone know if the Passholder discount is accepted for brunch? It's only 10% at California Grill but better then nothing I suppose......
Yes, the discount can be applied at brunch.
 

EdnaMode

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After reading about the California Grill Brunch for months I was finally able to snag a reservation for my mom on Mothers Day! Curious though, does anyone know if the Passholder discount is accepted for brunch? It's only 10% at California Grill but better then nothing I suppose......

On Easter, they had the 'normal' buffet described above that they always have, but then they'd added a crepe station and carving station for lamb and (maybe?) prime rib, in addition to the main entree and the plated desserts. Mother's Day should be a very nice meal for you and your mom...enjoy!

We've had brunch up there 4 times now, and the last 3 times, they packaged up the desserts (including the cute 'fried egg' chocolate!) to go, and we at them for dayyyyyys. It is a TON of food, nibble through the buffet! I think it's $80, and we *did* get the AP discount.
 

floridagirl57

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On Easter, they had the 'normal' buffet described above that they always have, but then they'd added a crepe station and carving station for lamb and (maybe?) prime rib, in addition to the main entree and the plated desserts. Mother's Day should be a very nice meal for you and your mom...enjoy!

We've had brunch up there 4 times now, and the last 3 times, they packaged up the desserts (including the cute 'fried egg' chocolate!) to go, and we at them for dayyyyyys. It is a TON of food, nibble through the buffet! I think it's $80, and we *did* get the AP discount.
Wow! That sounds excellent. Thank you! I'm looking forward to it.
 
Narcoossee's does not have a bruch anymore...they ended it I think at the first of the year... it was so good so that is disappointing BUT
I try to make the California Grille brunch every time I am at Disney...IT is not to be missed....It is so so good !
 

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