Everything you need to know about Bistrot Chez Rémy

Bistrot Chez Rémy is the first table service restaurant in Walt Disney Studios Park and the largest of Disneyland Paris with its seating for 370 guests. It’s probably also one of the highest themed with oversized props and special designed furniture. Bistrot Chez Rémy can be seen from the unloading station of Ratatouille: The Adventure. A giant glass window separates the attraction from the dining room. Blue Lagoon and Bistrot Chez Rémy are the only Disneyland Paris restaurants that can be seen from inside an attraction.

La Place de Rémy

The restaurant is located in the corner of La Place de Rémy. Besides featuring the main dining room, there’s also a veranda that gives a view on the Paris-themed square. In the original plans this was supposed to be uncovered, but Imagineers quickly realized the Marne-la-Vallée weather would not be suitable for this.

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When entering the restaurant, the theming and props are still regular guest size. Large couches give guests the opportunity to wait for their table. Numerous awards that Chef Rémy won for his cooking skills can be seen on the wall. Behind the cast member desk a framed 5 euro bill can be seen which, according to the story, is the money Rémy received from his first customer.

Bistrot Chez Rémy

Entering the main dining room, the theming changes drastically. Guests are now the size of a rat. The dining room resembles Rémy’s restaurant as briefly seen in the last scene of the animated film Ratatouille. The ceiling is covered in hundreds of green leaves and flowers. Lighting is provided by large Christmas lights (unlike the ones at nearby Toy Story Playland, these are “European” style).

Bistrot Chez Rémy

The furniture resembles everyday human items but enlarged hundreds of times. Guests don’t dine on ordinary tables, instead everything was custom designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. Table tops resemble large jam jar lits or olive oil cans, while the chairs look like the iron baskets that go over a champagne cork. According to Imagineer Beth Clapperton, these were one of John Lasseter’s favorites. Little stools made entirely of cork are also present in the restaurant. Some of the tables feature large cocktail parasols. These were custom designed as well so that they could meet the fire code.

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There are also a few clever references. Among them are the two wine bottles in the veranda part of the restaurant. One bottle is from the year 2007 while the other is from 2014. It’s obvious these refer to the release year of the movie and the opening year of the attraction. But one of the waiters gave it another twist: 2007 was the year when Rémy was discovered by restaurant critic Anton Ego and 2014 was the year he opened his own restaurant.

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In an effort to increase capacity of the restaurant and to make sure that there’s a good flow of guests entering and leaving, the menu has been made deliberately limited. The starter is always a green salad with Brie croûtons grated cheese. The main dish, and the specialty of the house, is entrecote served with chips, Chef’s sauce and of course ratatouille on the side. Alternatively, there’s also grilled cod and a vegetarian casserole with tofu. One of the desserts that can be ordered is Brie from the nearby village Meaux. The way the restaurant is managed is almost similar how it’s done on the Disney Cruise Line.

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Vegetarian dish - Bistrot Chez Rémy
Vegetarian dish – Bistrot Chez Rémy

Bistrot Chez Rémy

It’s recommended to make a reservation for Bistrot Chez Rémy by calling the reservation line (+33 1 60 30 40 50) or alternatively by booking at City Hall, Studio Services, at any Disney hotel reception or at the front desks of any other Disney table service restaurants throughout the resort.

There are over 35 photos of Bistrot Chez Rémy in our photo gallery. Click here to check them out.

Update: Brie croutons are not part of the starter salad. This was for the press preview only.

New menu concept at The Lucky Nugget Saloon

The Lucky Nugget Saloon, which was once upon a time a dinner show and later a buffet restaurant with Disney characters, closed for a refurbishment of the kitchen.

Since its reopening earlier, flyers are now being distributed at the hotels and City Hall to promote a brand new menu deal called “Menus Lucky”. For 15,99 euros you can choose one main course and dessert and get unlimited soft drink refills.

The options are:
Main course: Angust Cheeseburger or pork spare ribs or fish & chips
Dessert: Vanilla cream with red fruits or Chocolate tart.

It’s not clear whether other items could be ordered, as there is no vegetarian option listed on this flyer!

This is the second restaurant in Disneyland Park that offers unlimited soft drink refills. This concept was tried out earlier at Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet and has proven to be successful.

Disney Fantasy photo tour: part 3

In the third part of our Disney Fantasy tour we’ll have a look at the ship’s restaurants. There are quite a few, making sure guests aren’t left with an empty stomach any time of the day.

Let’s start with Cabanas, a buffet service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and casual dining. It features a Finding Nemo theme with a huge tile mural and sculptures from the Seagulls and Nigel the pelican.

Flo’s V8 Cafe is an outdoor counter service restaurant on Deck 11 (where the swimming pools are located) that serves pizza’s, burgers, paninis, wraps and fresh fruit. Located nearby is Frozone Treats, a pay-for smoothy bar and Eye Scream, a self-service ice cream station.

There are three rotational dining restaurants. This system, invented by Disney, places guests every evening if their cruise in a different restaurant, each time with the same guests around their table and the same waiters.

The first restaurant is located in the Atrium and is called Royal Court. It’s themed after the Disney Princesses and features lavish tile murals. Located one deck down is Enchanted Garden, which is inspired by the gardens of Versailles and changes from day to night using clever lighting technics.

Animator’s Palate shares the same name as a restaurant on the Disney Magic and Wonder, though its theme is entirely different. It’s based on the workshops where animators design feature films. There are lots of references to Disney movies and the screens found around the ship display tons of artwork and stills from Disney productions. A special animation made with drawings made by the guests brings an evening at Animators Palate to an ending.

Then there are 2 adult-only restaurants that are not part of the rotational dining system and require an extra fee. Palo, also found on the older ships, is an Italian-inspired restaurant, while Remy’s serves French cuisine. Meridian is a lounge that’s located in between both restaurants and serves as a waiting area for guests with a reservation at either restaurant.

Animator’s Palate show time:

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