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  • On Feb 12, 2008
    Sandra from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm planning a birthday dinner for my best friend, she's extremly picky, and I know that most food across property tastes almost all the same when it comes things she eats. What's a good fancy place that makes things a little better than the rest.

    Disney World is a great place to celebrate a birthday! You don't say what your friend's food preferences are, so I'll just speak generally here ...

    My two favorite "fancy" dinner places are Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge and the California Grill in the Contemporary. The food is superb (or even better than that) in both places and they both have top-flight sommelier on staff. But for me, the real magic of these places is the atmosphere.

    Artist Point has gorgeous Craftsman-style furniture and muted earth tones throughout. The service is impeccable, you really feel like you're at a Northern retreat there. The California Grill makes wonderful fish. And it has the added bonus of being a viewing spot for the Wishes fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.  To take a look at the menus for these restaurants, you could go to Just click the search button and type in the name of the restaurant. The chefs do tinker from time to time, but you will get a good overview here.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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