A 5-star restaurant with a rat’s eye view!
If there is one dining experience not to be missed at Disneyland Paris, it is Bistrot Chez Remy at the Walt Disney Studios Park at the Disneyland Paris resort. Authentic French cuisine with all the ambience of Disney’s Ratatouille. Like seemingly all the best restaurants, it is located adjacent to the attraction so you can experience the ambience of Remy’s Paris while you enjoy your fabulous meal. It has the added effect of everyone exiting the ride to look on in jealousy as they are on the outside looking in.
FOOD: The food is delicious. Now if you don’t like French food (not French fries which is a totally different thing), you may not find this place to your liking. It is a prix fixe menu of varying levels. You can choose either the less expensive or more expensive menu with either a dessert or not. The difference is primarily in the entree. The more expensive entree is also higher quality with a bit more flourish. When we went, I did the more expensive Menu Gusteau while my wife did the Remy Menu and the kids picked from the kids menu. At the time mine came with a Filet of Sea Bass with confit potatoes (so yummy) and a saffron beure blanc sauce. I switched appetizers with my wife because I really didn’t want the foie gras and swapped it for her salad. But I did enjoy the chocolate mousse – the best I’d ever had and I’ve had a lot. Everyone gets ratatouille (of course) but it’s not my favorite. Still how could you not? The kids got a really cute chocolate eclair with a Remy design on the plate and my wife got a cup of espresso with Remy in the foam.
SERVICE / SETTING: Let’s face it, you’re coming here for the unique experience. It’s lucky the food is also good, but the ambience is what drives people to this restaurant. The bottle cap chairs, the colander chandeliers, the oversized plates – the setting really is what makes this place shine. The service is good, too. In America, we’re used to a certain style of service that is different around the world, but we found it to be friendly, polite, and attentive.
COST: Well, if you thought this was going to be a bargain, you’ll be shocked. But if you know going in you’re getting an experience, you’ll walk away happy. It’s not outrageously priced, but it is high for a three-course meal (appetizer, main course, and dessert) and doesn’t include drinks. Again, though, I’d say it’s the one place in either park in Paris that you simply must eat at! They don’t have another like it – not even in the new Remy section at Epcot!
Location: Walt Disney Studios, Disneyland Paris, Worlds of Pixar
Type: Table service
Specialty: French cuisine
Cost: Expensive but worth the experience (30-60 Euros)
Craig’s Favorite: Chocolate Mousse