Eating at a restaurant owned by a rat might not appeal to some, but hear us out! The Bistro Chez Remy at Walt Disney Studios is an immersive experience not to be missed.
You’ve probably heard of the groundbreaking trackless attraction « Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy».
Maybe you have even experienced it.
And perhaps you even know that Walt Disney World in Florida is getting its own copy of the attraction.
But you possibly didn’t know that our DLP version has a restaurant attached to it that extends the theming to the utmost!
This upscale sit-down restaurant boasts a decor that makes diners feel they have been shrunk to the size of a rat! The tables are jam jar lids and the walls decorated with huge forks, spoons and other kitchen paraphernalia, all out-sized. Children find it enchanting and even the adults in the party will be impressed. If you dine here, be sure to have your phone charged, as you’ll want to take lots of photos in this unique setting.
The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and the offering consists of multiple tiers of prix fixe menus at various price points. The top tier is the Gusteau Menu, which came in at €59.99 at the time of our last visit in 2019. It included a starter, main course, dessert and drink.
In each category there is some choice, but not much variety. There’s also only one vegetarian option in each category. The main course is generally beefsteak accompanied by the eponymous ratatouille. That said, the steak has been beyond delicious each time we have visited, so if red meat is your thing, this will suit you down to the bone.
The ratatouille itself is very well presented and fun to try, especially if you are unfamiliar with the dish, but enjoyed the Pixar film!
Besides the tender steaks, the next food highlight is the dessert selection, including tarte au pommes and éclairs. The chocolate mousse is a definite standout and we highly recommend it, if you are a chocolate fan. It is light, fluffy and totally delicious.
The service is generally really excellent and you feel like you are getting a very authentic experience. It is immersive, relaxing and really gives a feeling of being a bit away from the hustle and bustle of a busy park. Which brings us to one caveat : it is not a quick dining experience. In typical French dining fashion, it will take a couple of hours to eat here. So if you need to eat fast and run back out to continue a full day, this is not the place to choose.
The only other tiny quibble we have is that we feel they should have the characters of Remy and Emile from the film there to welcome the guests! If the two adorable rat brothers were at the restaurant to greet visitors, it would be perfect !
All things considered, we highly recommend reserving a meal at this Bistrot if you are spending a few days at DLP. The theming is outstanding and not to be missed, and the dishes are on the whole exquisite, truly a unique experience within Disney parks.
That said, the menu is very limited. We definitely recommend that you check out the current menu online on the official DLP site before you visit, to make sure there are things on it that your family will enjoy. Also, be sure and reserve your dining slot in advance by either calling the dining reservation number (+33 1 60 30 40 50) or asking the concierge at your DLP hotel to help you out.