8 Things You’ll Love About Chefs de France at Walt Disney World

Walking around Epcot can sure work up an appetite. There’s something absolutely wonderful about walking into a special dining experience in the middle or end of a long Park day to relax and indulge. That’s what Chefs de France is for. Here are 8 things we think you’ll love about this unique restaurant. Bon appetite!


1. Seasonal Menu

The danger of any great restaurant is getting into a rut. Everyone has their favorites, and they stick to that. That’s not the case at Chefs de France! This incredible restaurant has seasonal menus, which means they switch things up from time to time depending on which foods are in season. This keeps things fresh and interesting!

2. The Wine

France is known for its wine. I mean, come on, it’s France for crying out loud! So brilliant and extensive, the wine list isn’t even on Disney’s website! All of Chefs de France’s wines are imported from the home country itself. This is the perfect opportunity to try wine pairings with one of the fabulous seasonal (or staple) entrées.

3. The Cheese

Much like the wine, French cheese is a must. And similarly to the wine, all of this cheese is imported too! From the plateau de fromages de France (cheese board), to the salade de chèvre chaud (baked goat cheese salad), to the fabulous gratin de macaroni (mac and Gruyere cheese), they’ve got cheese covered and it is oh so good.

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4. The Desserts

Can’t leave a French meal without an outstanding dessert. Chefs de France has some pretty unbelievable options and I can’t pronounce a single one. But I do happen to know that the crème brûlée is famous and to die for. However, as a chocolate person myself, I’d go for the gateau au chocolat – chocolate cake with chocolate mouse, chocolate sauce and mint chocolate ice cream. Yes.

5. The Sights

While you indulge in a feast for your taste buds, you also get to soak up amazing sights! I love all of the windows in Chefs de France. Hardly any of the restaurant is walled in, and the section that is has mirrors covering the walls. Thanks to the windows, you get fantastic views of the French Pavilion while you eat, like the fountains or topiaries or storefronts!

6. DĂ©cor

I love Chefs de France because it truly makes you feel like you’re dining in a French brasserie. The views of the France Pavilion certainly help, but inside is elegant yet casual. Between its mosaic flooring, cushioned red booths, high chandeliers, and murals, you feel like you’re there. The murals are special, too, because they’re styled after the French post-impressionists!

7. Unique Dining, Convenient Timing

Here comes the more practical side of why you’ll love Chefs de France… Thanks to their all afternoon and evening hours, you can enjoy this restaurant whenever is most convenient for your party! They have separate lunch and dinner menus, but they’re mostly the same meals. This means you can have a unique dining experience whenever you please!

8. Dining Plan

Like most Disney restaurants now, particularly ones within a park, Chefs de France accepts the Disney Dining and Deluxe Plans! Once again, this makes unique dining a little bit easier. Chefs de France also accepts the Tables in Wonderland discount, but for lunch only. Better make your reservation!

About Molly Elias

Molly Elias has been a dedicated Disney fan since she was 18-months old. She has grown up with and learned from Disney her whole life. As her family's main vacation spot, Disney World is a place of love and laughter and magic for her. Her family also prides themselves on their Disney Cruise Line knowledge and would rather be on the high seas with Mickey than anywhere else in the world. Molly plans to keep Disney in her life forever, while also pursuing a writing career. She recently completed a master's program in creative writing in the hopes that someday she will be able to be a writer for the Happiest Company on Earth. Molly keeps Walt's famous quote at the forefront of her life: "Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."