this review reflects my experience in October 2016
While we had planned a majority of our table service reservations prior to departure, we did leave some wiggle-room in our schedule for flexibility. We spent quite a bit of time at the Magic Kingdom on this visit, and while this isn't a park I really enjoy for dining, we found ourselves very hungry with a table service dining credit to use. We ended up at Tony's Town Square, located near the front of the park on Main Street USA. Themed from the Lady and the Tramp, the restaurant offers lots of windows (great for people watching) and a comfortable dining room.
I spoke with our server about my needs and the chef came out to speak with me about my options. I had bread, a salad, and a vegetable pasta dish. (The serving was enormous, and my husband warmed up the leftovers at the hotel for a meal later in the day.)
This was my least favorite dining experience at Walt Disney World, but that is partly because I don't get overly excited about pasta. I appreciate the effort of the chefs, but all of my dishes were heavily oiled - not something I am accustomed to as I normally skip the oil in my cooking. Had I known this ingredient would be so prominent in my dishes, I would have mentioned omitting it to the chef.
Review: 2/5 - Too much oil, and options were just not my cup of tea. I would pass this by on our next trip.
Epcot has long been my favorite park for food at Walt Disney World, largely because of the many delicious options available throughout the World Showcase. (I also love The Land pavilion - that post coming soon.)
After a fun morning enjoying a mostly empty Hollywood Studios, we took water transportation to the rear of Epcot in the World Showcase to enjoy lunch at Tangierine Cafe, located in the Morocco pavilion.
We used a quick service meal credit from our dining plan - I drank a Coke with my lunch, and no vegan-friendly desserts were available here.
The vegetarian platter served up all of my favorites - falafel, fattoush, hummus, lentil salad, etc. Check to be sure the pita bread is vegan, as the suppliers change. I believe the falafel is cooked in a shared fryer.
We enjoyed eating outdoors in the quiet courtyard, watching park visitors stroll by. This was easily one of my favorite meals of this vacation, and a dining location I can highly recommend.
Review: 5/5 - A large plate of food, great ambiance, and quality make this an Epcot standout.