Victoria & Albert's or California Grill


#1

a close friend is going for his Honeymoon to Disney in October
(my wedding gift to him:laugh:) but he is looking for that one really nice dinner during his honeymoon…
I told him about these two restaurants, but I have not had the chance to eat at either one.
I was looking for some help on which one to pick…
they will be newly wedds, both early 30’s, and first time to Disney for both…

Thank you in advanced…


#2

Victoria and Alberts sound like a nice choice for them.


#3

Victoria & Albert’s for sure…quiet, romantic, great food, wonderful service…and no kids running around.


#4

If they don’t want to bring a cocktail dress along with a jacket and tie, you won’t be dining at Victoria and Albert’s.
V&A is still Orlando’s only 5 star rated restaurant which means that California Grill isn’t.
The choice is yours.


#5

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1029362]If they don’t want to bring a cocktail dress along with a jacket and tie, you won’t be dining at Victoria and Albert’s.
V&A is still Orlando’s only 5 star rated restaurant which means that California Grill isn’t.
The choice is yours.[/QUOTE]

No true comparison between the choices, agreed. Victoria and Albert’s is above all else. Definitely for special occasions. (even without the puff and arrogance, if you know what I mean).


#6

wow… I did not realize there was such a difference between the two…

Thank for your info…


#7

We love V & A’s. Cali Grill is pretty cool, too.

But not the same, not close.


#8

V & A all the way!! I love Cali Grill, but nothing compares to V&A- especially the Chef’s table.


#9

I honestly can’t believe we haven’t eaten at V&A yet, but it’s nobody’s fault but mine.
One of these years…


#10

Now see, it depends on your friend’s personality, because V&A would be stressful on dh, especially the chef’s table. He’s the type to enjoy a quiet evening with a little small talk, whereas the Chef’s table is full of conversation and seems a little busier than he would prefer.


#11

Vickie and Al’s definitely, it is a meal and evening that they will never forget. Hey, even splurge for the chef’s table if you want an once in a lifetime experience.


#12

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1029488]I honestly can’t believe we haven’t eaten at V&A yet, but it’s nobody’s fault but mine.
One of these years…[/QUOTE]

I can not believe that - the connoisseur that you are: I say hobble on over this week and enjoy. Tell them I sent you.

(And pay off my tab.)


#13

V&A about $500 with wine. VERY upscale and appreciated more in your 40-50’s IMO. CG about $200 with wine. GREAT in itself and watch behind the castle fireworks afterwards. Maybe more 30 something.


#14

Read the fine print:

Don’t order the Kobe beef. It’s an additional $125/person.

Don’t order the ‘suggested’ wine pairing w/out checking the cost. (That was an $30/glass whoops by me x2)


#15

Yes it’s an apple and orange (or better Rolls Royce and BMW) comparison. I KNOW Cal. Grill is excellent and I suspect V&A’s is pretty awesome on another level. Either would be an experience and could provide a good couple’s setting.


#16

Do they enjoy that sorta thing? Dressing up and paying a week’s pay for a meal? If yes, then go there…if they are shorts and a polo kinda people who enojy a nice meal…cali grill.


#17

I think we’re talking something like a fully loaded Mercedes S Class or a CLS and a Maybach 62 Zeppelin. Especially the Chef’s Table.
Note: if eating sushi at Cali Grill, the comparison would be either a fully loaded Lexus LS or an Infinati M versus the Maybach.

Maybach USA
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I like the Mercedes to Maybach comparison because they are both the same company.


#18

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1029657]I think we’re talking something like a fully loaded Mercedes S Class or a CLS and a Maybach 62 Zeppelin. Especially the Chef’s Table.
Note: if eating sushi at Cali Grill, the comparison would be either a fully loaded Lexus LS or an Infinati M versus the Maybach.

Maybach USA
Maybach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I like the Mercedes to Maybach comparison because they are both the same company.[/QUOTE]

Well said, SG.:smile:


#19

Mmmmmm, Maybach 62 Zeppelin (by the way, 62 is part of the model number, not the year).
Bloody car costs more than I paid for my house (before the bubble burst:crying:)