Coral Reef, A Unique Dining Experience

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Coral Reef

Location: The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, Epcot
Cusine: Seafood 

Lunch & Dinner
Expereince: Dining Event

Disney Dining Plan accepted

Tucked away in the Seas with Nemo & Friendspavilion, lies a romantic restaurant where you can dine in one of the mostunique atmospheres on Walt Disney World property. From dim lighting to the 8foot tall aquariums, your unique dining experience begins from the moment youstep foot in Epcot’s Coral Reef restaurant.
The Ambiance….
Tranquil shades of blue and green greet you when youenter the Coral Reef. The dining theme is “under the sea” as you dinewith Nemo & Friends in front of 8 foot high windows which offer stunningviews of the Living Seas.  The seating is tiered to allow all patrons toview the aquarium equally. So sit back relax and enjoy your unique dining experience.

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The Eats….

Before your food arrives your server will bring out warm rolls and whipped butter. We always ask for seconds on the bread…it is oh so yummy!!! While my family takes full advantage of the DisneyDining Plan this means that we do not order anything that would veer from theplan, that is unless we are eating at Coral Reef. We just LOVE the LobsterCream soup!! In my opinion it is a must do on every Disney trip!! On our mostrecent trip to WDW, my 6 year old son shared with the waiter how much he lovesthe soup and that he has waited all year to have it. So when the waiterreturned with Logan’s cup of soup, attached to the bowl was the recipe, youhave to love the pixie dust!!!
Some recommendations from my family and I:
Roasted Scottish Salmon -with Russian fingerling potatoes and wilted spinach, in a Dijon cream withblack mustard seed.
Mushroom Phyllo Crisp -roasted mushrooms, wilted Arugula, aged cheeses, rustic tomato ragout.
Grilled New York Strip Steak -served with horseradish smashed potatoes, and market fresh vegetables.
If you are traveling with little ones they will enjoya choice of chicken, macaroni or fish of the day. My middle son enjoyed theMahi Mahi. The meal would not be complete without an ice cream sundae…yummy!!!
Would you like a sweet treat?
The best part of dinner at Disney is always thedessert! Coral Reef has some decadent dessert options that are sure to pleasejust about anyone. 
Baileys and Jack Daniel’s Mousse -topped with a ganache and chocolate cigar.
One of the most famous desserts on WDW propertyis…..
The Chocolate Wave- A warm darkcake with a white chocolate grand marnier center with chocolate gnache andwhite chocolate ice cream.

Chocolate Wave Photo from Google Images 
While many reviews of Coral Reef are mixed I do haveto say that each and every time I personally have dinned there, we have had a wonderful experience.  While in all honesty I wouldnot put the food up there at a 10, I would say the food deserves a solid 7. Asfor Disney experience and service a 9.  

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