Bistro de Paris
- Cuisine: French
- Meal Style: Signature Restaurant
- Meal Seatings: Dinner
- Character Dining: No
- Location: France Pavilion at Epcot
- Disney Dining Plan Credits: @ Table Service Credits (Signature Restaurant)
- Tables in Wonderland: Yes
- Reservations: Strongly Recommended
- Price Range: $$$ ($36 to $59.99)
- Menu: Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu
Bistro De Paris
Bistro de Paris restaurant is located in Epcot. It is known for its wine list and its food as traditional French dinners with a modern spin are served here. This small bistro is located upstairs from Chefs de France in the France Pavilion in the Epcot World Showcase. Bistro de Paris is only open for dinner. Not as out there as you will find many other Disney restaurants. Bistro de Paris is an expensive high end restaurant with excellent service. This restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic meal with your spouse or to celebrate an anniversary.
Hidden among the streets in the France Pavilion is an unassuming door, yet once you enter you will feel like you have been transported to a stylish French restaurant. The staircase to the Bistro de Paris, which is located on the second floor, has deep red carpeting as well as beautiful brass fixtures. Once you’re upstairs you can feel the sophistication of this little restaurant. The Bistro de Paris décor is elegant, yet refined and simple yet comforting. While the dress code is Theme Park Casual, you may find that you feel under dressed, as most guests seem to dress well for the experience.
As to the meals here at the Bistro de Paris restaurant, you will experience an elegant meal with amazing cuisine. Between Bistro de Paris and Le Chef’s De France, this restaurant has some of the better food. The Bistro de Paris menu is a la carte, and there are many traditional French items on the menu. You will find many delicious menu items including, Grilled Beef Tenderloin with a Mushroom Crust, a slow braised Lamb shank, and much more. You can also experience a $59 three-course meal which will consist of an appetizer, entrée and a dessert or for $95, you get all that with wine pairings. Speaking of dessert, you will find that the dessert menu is equally as tempting, with such foods such as warm Chocolate Almond Cake, a Tart, a Soufflé as well as various other items.
As the Bistro de Paris Restaurant seems so elegant, you may not find as many children dining here, yet they are more than welcome. Until very recently, there was no separate menu for children. Having looked at both the new kids menu and the updated adults menu, I’d rather have the kids menu. Unlike the adult menu, the kids can get a filet mignon as an entrée and a chocolate mousse for dessert, among other options. The kids appetizers are a cheese puff pastry or a ham and cheese cake; the entrees are filet mignon with mashed potatoes, chicken with pasta, or a fish dish with green beans and tomatoes; the desserts are chocolate mousse, crepe with fruit, and ice cream or sorbet.
With the right reservation time, you can have a great view of Illuminations as the second story windows can give an amazing view.
Recently, Bistro de Paris restaurant has started accepting the Disney Dining Plan as well as the Tables in Wonderland Card. As this is considered a signature restaurant, be aware of the double point cost versus how much you will pay out of pocket. It’s hard for me to believe that most restaurants are worth the cost of the two Disney Dining Plan credits.
Due to the size of Bistro de Paris, you may find it a bit harder to get a reservation with the addition of the Disney Dining Plan, but in the past it hasn’t been hard to dine here. Only time will tell how that will change this dining experience. With the amazing service, the elegant food, and the gracious décor this restaurant tends to be popular among adults, but not as much as other spots in the World Showcase.
I would recommend you look at the Bistro de Paris menu and the prices to make sure this restaurant is a fit for your family. Bistro de Paris can be pretty expensive. What do you think about Bistro de Paris? Do you dine here at Bistro de Paris with your children or do you feel that this is more of an adults only restaurant