I want to see Remy too. We have no plans on dining there during our next trip though. :sad:
I can help you with a few of those restaurants; Boma, H&V, and Coral Reef:
[B]Boma:[/B] Boma has gotten increasingly less exotic & more popular over the years; perhaps a correlation there? :laugh: When it first opened there were some dishes that people would just stand there & discuss with this face on [:blink:] instead of putting it on their dish. Now, even though they still offer some traditional African fare it’s less intimidating & extremely high quality food for a buffet. The basics are there but with a twist. Some GREAT soups & salads with delicious flavor, spicied meats that aren’t ‘too spicy’ but rather add to the flavor, saffron rice, root vegetable sides (sweet potato, turnip…), along with the kiddie basics like Mac & cheese, pizza, chicken, etc.
The atmosphere is often festive with Boma CMs clapping & singing in a greeting line welcoming you to the restaurant. It’s colorful, easy-going, fun, & warm. I’ve always had great service there & I never felt rushed out. Although, the one drawback and everytime I dine there with an ADR I feel like we are always left to wait for a good amount of time (25-35 minutes). It could be because when we go to Boma we are always with Daniel’s family, easily a party of 8-10, so it could slow the process down for us maybe.
My favorite dessert bar in all of WDW! Most people boast about the ‘Zebra Domes’ but I’ll praise the ‘Tigger Domes,’ delish! Lots of other GREAT cakes & goodies.
:mickey::mickey::mickey::mickey:+.5 (definately worthy of 4.5 Mickeys, out of 5)
[B]Hollywood & Vine:[/B] I’ve only been to Hollywood & Vine a handful of times and even though I’ve never been fiercely dissapointed it’s also never blown my socks off. Great for fusser eaters, like myself, 'cause it’s chock full of basics. Easy stuff like pork roast, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, salad, baked chicken & pasta, etc… nothing fancy. I always found the food quality to be better than Chef Mickey’s & on par with Crystal Palace. I will say that I’ve felt rushed in there before (could be the loud busy atmosphere) and sometimes neglected by the server having to ask someone else for drinks. The atmosphere is cute but nothing special. When I’ve had ADRs there I’ve always been sat promtply so that’s a plus. Another minus is that it shares a bathroom with Prime Time cafe & the bathroom is located between the H&V dining room & the busy bar/waiting area for Prime Time. Kinda awkward & busy. We are giving H&V another go in June.
:mickey: :mickey: +.5 (2.5 Mickeys out of 5)
[B]Coral Reef:[/B] I honestly have never understood the serious variances in reviews of this restaurant. We have been dining here for years on almost every trip and have NEVER been dissapointed. Where else in the world can you dine with floor to ceiling views of such gorgeous aquatic life? The atmosphere is peaceful, relaxing, modern w/a refreshing ocean vibe, and every server we’ve had there has been outstanding and has gone way beyond the normal call of duty to accomodate anything needed! Great bar offerings, with special ‘aquatic themed’ adult beverages and if you are lucky you may even see Scuba Mickey make an appearance under water!! :biggrin:
As far as food goes, we’ve always loved everything we’ve eaten there. I am pretty steadfast with the pork or beef there & my husband usually gets a fish meal; never a complaint. The ‘Chocolate Wave’ dessert is decadent & out of this world. Even the appetizers we’ve always found to be way beyond plentiful and delicious.
Drawbacks: even with an ADR you can find yourself sometimes waiting up to 25-30 minutes & if you are seated in the way back of the restaurant you have less of an accesible view of the aquarium.
:mickey: :mickey: :mickey: :mickey: (4 outta’ 5 mickeys from me!)