Epcot’s Le Chefs de France: French Cuisine, Ooh La La!

Les Chefs de France is a casual “brasserie” located dirctly underneath the Eiffel Tower in Epcot’s France Pavilion. A Brasserie is a type of French restaurant, relaxed with an upscale setting, which serves single dishes and other meals. Featuring traditional French cuisine, Le Chefs de France is open for both lunch and dinner. We sent our Mouze Foodie, Shannan of Addicted to Mickey, to let us know what her family thought.

“We were all a little apprehensive about Le Chefs de France, because none of us had ever tried French food before. We were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was fancy French dining but casual enough for theme park attire. We had a lunch time reservation and were seated near a window where we could see the streets of France. We saw Belle and the Beast walk out to their greeting spots. Our waiter took our drink orders and brought us French bread and butter.”

The Le Chefs de France menu is inspired by the nouvelle cuisine talents of a trio of French chefs. The main course dishes change seasonally. In terms of Disney dining, Le Chefs de France has an elegant interior, with sunlight pouring in from large windows and bright overhead fixtures, topped off with a high ceiling used to create a light and  airy feeling.  Redwood tables and chairs rest over a gorgeous mosaic floor.

Back to Shannan on the food, “My son Zachary decided to try a Prix Fixe, a 3 course meal. His appetizer was Lobster Bisque, he said it was okay, but a little fishy tasting. My husband Paul ate most of it! He also had a French ham and cheese sandwich that he described as the best he had ever eaten.”

I like to know what my Disney food is going to cost, and I love seeing a menu beforehand, because I am a very picky eater. (The joke among the Mouze Kateerz staff is that all I eat are cupcakes and hamburgers.) This way I know if I will like anything on the menu. Disney provides menus for many of their restaurants online. Interrestingly, Le Chefs de France was not one of them. So I turned to another great source of Disney information,  Allears.net, and used the menus they had posted online for pricing. Prices are subject to change without notice, and some of these prices had not been updated recently, but this will give you a ball park idea. Menu prices are indicated for lunch and dinner. For those on a budget, be sure to notice that dinner prices are higher for the exact same item.

Prix Fixe 3 Courses Menu for Lunch $24

  • Soupe a l’ oignon gratinee (Onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese) or Bisque de Homard (lobster bisque)
  • Croque monsieur et sa salade verte (classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich with a green salad) or Quiche Lorraine ( ham and cheese quiche with a mixed green salad) or Gratin de Macaroni  (Baked macaroni with cream and gruyere cheese).
  • Your choice of dessert

Prix Fixe 3 Courses Menu for Dinner $39.99

  • Soupe a l’oignon gratinee – the classic onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese, or Salade au bleu – romaine hearts, blue cheese dressing, bacon, walnuts, croutons, or Bisque de Homard – Lobster bisque
  • Plat de Cote de Boeuf au Cabarnet avec pates (Beef short ribs braised in Cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms) or Demi poulet fermier roti, pommes rissolees et tomate grillee (Half of an all-natural roasted chicken, rissole potatoes and grilled tomato, or Filet de Saumon, ratatouille sauce Choron (Broiled salmon, tomato Bearnaise,ratatouille made with onions, zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers) or Gratin de macaroni – Baked macaroni with cream and gruyere cheese
  • Creme brulee (Vanilla creme brulee and a madeleine) or Profiteroles au chocolat (Puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce) or Gauteau au chocola (Chocolate mousse cake, vanilla ice cream)
Epcot's Le Chefs de Paris

Demi poulet fermier roti Pommes rissolees et broccoli: half of an all natural roasted chicken, rissole potatoes and broccoli

Lunch Entrées

  • Filet de Saumon, pommes de terre ecrasees au beurre et ciboulete sur coulis de tomate et poivron rouge – Broiled salmon, smashed potatoes with butter and chives, served on a tomato and red pepper sauce Lunch $24
  • Steak haché Angus, champignons et Bearnaise, salade ou frites – 1/2 lb. Angus hamburger with confit onions, mushroom duxelle, tomatoes, and Bearnaise on on a brioche, salad or french fries Lunch $16
  • Plat de Cote de boeuf au cabernet avec pates– beef short ribs briased in cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms Lunch $23
  • Demi poulet fermier roit, Pommes puree au basilic et tomate braisee Half of an all-natural rotisserie chicken, basil-flavored mashed potatoes and braised tomato Lunch $19

Lunch Salades, Sandwiches, Crepe et Quiche Selections

  • Mahi-Mahi sandwich, pommes frites et sauce tartare – Mahi-Mahi in Mediterranean bread, braised peppers and onions, with French fries and tartar sauce Lunch $17
  • Crepe Florentine – large crepe filled with chicken, spinach, mushrooms and bechamel sauce Lunch $15
  • Croque monsieur et sa salade verte – the classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich served with a green salad Lunch $14
  • Quiche Lorraine – ham and cheese quiche $15

Plat de cote de boeuf au cabernet avec pates: Beef short ribs braised in Cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms

Dinner selections

Poissons (Fish and Seafood)

  • Trio de fruits de mer au bouillion de homard – sauteed scallops, mahi mahi, and black tiger shrimp served in a lobster broth with gnocchi $32
  • Filet de saumon, épinards sur coulis de tomate et poivron rouge – fresh spinach and red bliss potato, served on a tomato and red pepper sauce $30

Viandes (Meat and Poultry)

  • Plat de Cote de Boeuf au Cabarnet avec pates – Beef short ribs braised in Cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms $29
  • Demi poulet fermier roti, pommes rissolees et tomate grillee Half of an all-natural roasted chicken, rissole potatoes and grilled tomato $26
  • Canard a l’ orange, haricot verts et polenta – Duck breast and leg confit a l’ orange, French green beans and polenta $32
  • Filet de boeuf grille, sauce au poivre vert Gratin Dauphinois et haricots verts – Grilled tenderloin of beef with green peppercorn sauce original potato gratin of Savoy and green beans $35

I had the Demi Poulet Fermier roti Pommes ris soles et broccoli- basically a half of a roasted chicken with rissole potatoes and broccoli. Man, this was delicious. I even ate the broccoli, and I don’t like broccoli! The chicken was fall off the bone tender and the potatoes were perfectly seasoned. I would definitely order this dish again. My daughter Erin had the child’s cheeseburger and fries.”

Here are prices from the child’s menu.

Child Appetizers

  • Friand au Fromage – Cheese puff pastry $4
  •  Salade Verte – Mixed green salad $3

Child Entrees

  • Blanc de Poulet Aux Nouilles – Breaded chicken strips served with pasta $7
  • Croquette de Boeuf en Brioche – Ground beef steakon a brioche bun, served with French fries $8
  • Filet de Limande Saute avec Haricots Vert et Tomates – Pan roasted flounder served with green beans and tomatoes $8

Child Desserts

  • Choix de Glace ou Sorbet – Choice of Ice Cream or Sorbet – vanilla, chocolate or sorbet of the day $3
  • Biscuit au chocolat – Chocolate chip cookie $2.50
Epcot hamburger, Epcot Angus hamburger

Steack hache Angus, champignons et Bearnaise, salade ou frites – 1/2 lb. Angus hamburger with confit onions, mushroom Duxelle, tomatoes and Bearnaise on a brioche, with salad or French fries

“My son Clay also had a burger. It’s called the Steak Hache’ Angus, champignons et Bearnaise ou frites, or a 1/2 lb Angus burger with confit onions, mushroom duxelle, tomatoes and Bearnaiseon and fries. The fries come in a cute little newspaper cone. Clay is our big burger lover, and this one is at the top of his list of burgers to try again.

Paul had the Plat de Cafe de boeuf au cabernet avec pates, simply, beef short ribs braised in cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms. He said that this was one for the best dishes he had ever had at a Disney table service restaurant. He couldn’t believe how good it was and he cleaned his plate!”

Appetizer Prices

  • Cassolette d’escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persille – Casserole of burgundian escargots baked in parsley and garlic butter Lunch, Dinner $13
  • Bisque de homard – Lobster bisque  Lunch, Dinner $9
  • Soupe a l’oignon gratinee – The classic onion soup topped with gruyere cheese  Lunch, Dinner $8
  • Salade Maison – Selected greens, house dressing Lunch, Dinner $7
  • Salade de Chevre chaud – baked goat cheese, walnuts, fresh grapes, tomatoes, endive, salad Lunch, Dinner $12
  • Salade Au Bleu – romaine hearts, blue cheese dressing, bacon, walnuts, croutons, only Dinner $9.99
  • Assiette de fromages de France – Imported cheese plate with raisin and walnut bread Lunch, only Dinner $15
  • Assiette campagnarde – Rustic assortment of French pates and charcuteries Lunch, only Dinner $14
  • Assiette de fromages de France – French imported cheese plate, Dinner only $12

Shannan on the entertainment at Le Chef de France, and my favorite part- the dessert! “In between our entree’s and dessert we were surprised with a visit from sweet Remy! He comes out on a wheeled cart being pushed by a waiter. Remy himself does not speak but responds with motions as the waiter jokes and interacts with diners. Kids and adults alike loved watching him move around from table to table. Cutest rat I have ever seen!”

“Now, on to dessert. Zachary’s choice to go with his 3 course meal was the Creme Brulee. None of us had ever had it and were excited to try it, however, we didn’t care a lot for it. Paul had Crepe a la pomme et cannelle, glace vanille, caramel jus de pimies- crepes filled with cinnamon, apple, vanilla ice cream and covered in a apple caramel sauce. I did not like it, but Paul and Erin did.”

Epcot dessert, Epcot ice cream

Crepe a la pomme et cannelle, glace vanille, caramel jus de pimies- crepes filled with cinnamon, apple, vanilla ice cream and covered in a apple caramel sauce

“Erin had kiwi sorbet with a candle in it for her birthday. Clay and I had profiteroles au chocolate. These were puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. We loved them! They were great little flaky puff pastries with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce. AMAZING!”

Lunch and Dinner Dessert Menu

  • Creme Brulee – Vanilla creme brulee served with a Madeleine $7.25
  • Biscuit sable Breton, compote de rhubarbe a l’orange, fraise fraiches, sorbet rhubarbe et fraise – Brittany butter cookie, rhubarb compote with orange, fresh strawberries served with rhubarb and strawberry sorbet $7.25
  • Croustillant feuillantine, douceur au chocolat, glace noix de coco, tartare de banane – Crispy cake with chocolate milk mousse, coconut ice cream and bananas marinated in rum and lemon juice $7.25
  • Crepe a la pomme et cannelle, glace vanille, caramel jus de pommes – Crepes filled with cinnamon, apple, vanilla ice cream and apple caramel sauce $7.25
  • Assiette de sorbets du jour – Daily assortment of fresh sorbets $7.25
  • Salade de fruits frais, sorbet mangue – Fresh fruit salad served with mango sorbet $7.25
  • Profiteroles au chocolat – Puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce $7.25

I asked Shannan to wrap up her total dining experience, “The service at Le Chefs de France was fast and fun. The waiter was vary attentative to all of our needs, and the food was fantastic. We hope to visit again on our next trip!

Additional information you may need.

  • Specialty celebration cakes are available for an additional charge.  These should be ordered 48 hours in advance by calling (407) 827-2253.
  • The Disney Dining Plan is accepted.

A special thanks to Shannan for her great input for Le Chefs de France. While I’m eating french fries, Shannan is off trying all the really cool authentic foods.

Shannan is the founder of Addicted to Mickey and Addicted to Mickey on Facebook. She is also a booking affiliate with Guru Travel.

Shannan is 35-years-old and was born and raised in a small town in middle Tennessee. Her husband Paul, of 13 years and their 3 children share my love and passion of Disney. “We don’t get to go near as often as we want to, but as often as we can. “Each time I go to Disney, I try new experiences in lodging and dining so I can share it with friends and family that seek my advice on trip planning!”

Thanks for stopping by for a photographical Disney ride, and we’ll see you as we walk toward Epcot’s Eiffel Tower.

Amanda

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Comments

  1. After reading your article, I most definately want to make a reservation next trip! (would it be too corney to say ‘bon apetite!’ ??) and seeing Remy would be great!

  2. I really loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, so sunny and bustling. I had the chicken crepe and the charcuterie appetiser. Lovely!

  3. We really like Chefs. The kids shared adult meals as the kids offerings aren’t anything exciting. I enjoyed my prix fixe lunch but I’ve had better Croque Monsieur and better Crete brûlée ( it didn’t firm up quite enough) but I wouldn’t hesitate to order them again. I like the lobster bisque a lot. Since we pay OOP lunch is a much better deal than dinner but it’s quite abut of food. Great atmosphere and service, good food and Remy…great choice! Make sure you make an ADR for a time he is scheduled. It’s just a few times a day.

  4. When I want a nice, affordable meal at EPCOT, I choose Les Chefs de France. I think the fixed menu for lunch is the best thing going. Three courses for less than $25 is worth it. There’s even too much food for just me!

  5. I’m going to Disney world for the first time and think this restaurant sounds amazing. Is it a restaurant that I have to make a reservation for before hand.

    • I would if you know exactly when you want to go. The general rule with ADRs these days is better safe than sorry. Disney restaurants are busy places. Hope you have a blast!
      Amanda

  6. Angelique says:

    Wow, you know I always looked at Le Chefs and thought it was too fru-fru for my family. We’re more your bar and grill type people, but I couldn’t help but almost salivate over a lot of your descriptions! And the desserts…hmmmmm 🙂 I am big on the desserts. Our fav to date was Tutto Italia’s Copetta Sotto Bosco. I LOVE the Disney Dining plan because we all order different desserts and share 🙂 Taste and pass to the right, we may just have to try this one out now! Bonjour!

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