Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kona Bay Cafe, Lantana Fl.

Kona Bay Cafe, located on E. Ocean Ave in Lantana, Fl.  is a small, breakfast and lunch cafe that serves a decent variety of breakfast and lunch options.  They are open from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The wife and I were able to go on a "Day Date" and we stopped here for a late breakfast.  We opted to sit outside under the covered patio where we had an OK view of the Intracostal waterway and an Excellent view of the construction being done on the Lantana bridge.  Our servers did offer to let us move inside if the construction got too loud, but it wasn't an issue for us and the weather was beautiful.

I had the Morning Aloha, which consists of eggs scrambled with bacon, sausage and ham topped with provolone cheese along with your choice of grits, hash browns or Home-style potatoes and toast.  The wife had the Kona Sampler that came with eggs to order, half a biscuit with gravy, french toast slices, bacon and and  choice of grits, hash browns or Home-style potatoes.  Overall the food was good, but I felt my eggs were a little over done, but still tasty enough.  The wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal and finished it completely to both our surprises.

The service was very friendly, and prompt, but being a Tuesday and around 11 in the morning, the restaurant was not crowded.  The waitresses worked as a team and we didn't have any issues.

Overall we were quite pleased with our choice and will probably go back.

Service: A
Food: B
Portion size: A

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Garden Grill, Epcot, Orlando Florida.

The Garden Grill

Located in the Land Pavilion at the Epcot theme park is with out a doubt one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we "Do Disney".  The first thing you'll notice about the restaurant is that it spins, not fast enough to make anyone sick, but it rotates through the different landscapes of the "Living with the Land" ride. You'll see the American Plains, Jungles and more.  The restaurant is also a Character Dining location, and you will get visits from Chip, Dale, Mickey and Pluto so you will definitely want to bring your camera, especially if you have little ones.

There are no traditional menus at the Garden Grill, meals are served all you can eat"Family style" where the staff brings out platter of food which include steak, fish, turkey and lots of sides.  If you want more of anything, you just ask your server and they will bring it out to you.  Much of the food is actually produced in the sustainable eco-friendly farms at Epcot.  You can finish off your meal with one of the seasonal deserts.

Overall, this is one of our "must visit" places whenever we go.  We have always gotten excellent service and very good food.  We highly recommend you get reservations in advance and after checking the Disney website it appears the grill is no longer open for lunch, hours are 4 pm-8 pm.  You'll want to plan to spend at least an hour or more here, so if you get a fast pass or have an itinerary for other shows or attractions you'll need to take that into consideration.

Also, due to the style of the restaurant (and because it's Disney), they are a little more expensive than some of the other options available in the parks.

For more reviews you can go here to see what other people are saying about The Garden Grill