REVIEW: We Ate at a Rat-Themed Restaurant in Disney!

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Did you know that Disney World isn’t the only park celebrating a milestone birthday?

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Bistrot Chez Remy

Disneyland Paris turned 30 this year, and to celebrate Disney has whipped up all kinds of special entertainment, merchandise, food, and more! We recently took you with us Skyline Bar at Disney’s Hotel New York — The Art of Marvel located in Disneyland Paris Resort, and now we’re hopping over to it Walt Disney Studios Park to dine at Bistrot Chez Rémy — let’s see what the little chef has cooked up for us!

Atmosphere

As soon as you walk in Bistrot Chez Rémy, you’ll notice that things might seem a little…off. That’s because this restaurant is themed like you’ve been shrunken down into rat size! There are large floral accents on the ceiling, paired with massive twinkling lights. It’s inspired by the Disney and Pixar film Ratatouilleabout an adorable little rat with big dreams of becoming a chef!

Bistrot Chez Remy

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When we say everything in this restaurant is huge, we mean it — even down to the plates and forks! Each table is a little tin or other small item that’s been supersized.

Everything is HUGE!

And of course, Chef Rémy can be found if you know where to look for him as well! Hopefully all those cooking lessons working at Gusteau’s paid off… .

Hey Little Chef!

Chef Auguste Gusteau’s Anyone Can Cook book can be found here tooand it only makes sense since that’s where Remy got his inspiration!

Gusteau is here too.

Alright, now that we know Remy can decorate a restaurant, let’s see if anyone really can cook!

Eats

We started off with the Fresh Bread Basket, served with a side of butter. Of course, bread in France is known for being excellent, and this was no exception. It was warm, perfectly crusty on the outside, and nice and soft on the inside. You know the scene in Ratatouille where they mention you can tell a loaf of bread is good based on how it sounds? This was like that!

Bread basket

Then, we moved on to the Mixed Greens Saladserved with cantal, tomato confit, poached egg, crunchy radishes, and a vegetable vinaigrette. We thought this was going to be an interesting take on your typical house salad, but it was lacking flavor overall. The tomato confit was probably the most flavorful part, and the poached egg would have been excellent mixed with the dressing — but there wasn’t enough on the salad for us to tell.

Mixed Greens Salad

Next up was the Herby Roast Chicken served with Potatoes and Onion. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. The chicken breast was juicy and had a decent amount of flavor, but we wished there was more of that herby flavor that could have taken this dish to the next level.

Herby Roast Chicken

We have no complaints about the potatoes, otherwise we felt it was a pretty small portion. As far as the onions go, we didn’t notice anything on our plate, but the potatoes did have an onion-y flavor, so that could have just been a fluke.

Simple but good.

For a true French dining experience, we ordered the Grilled Steak, Ratatouille, and French Fries. The steak was decent, but not anything special. For a nicer, table-service restaurant we were hoping it would wow us. It still snakes great flavor and was cooked perfectlybut it just fell a little short of expectations.

Grilled Steak with Ratatouille and French Fries

Of course, we had to try it Ratatouille — it was really yummy! There was a nice herby flavor to it with a tomato-y finish and we really felt the dish was super flavorful for being so simple. We could have eaten more and are glad that Chef Rémy’s signature dish did not disappoint!

Ratatouille

And finally, we had to finish it all off with dessert! We ordered the Chocolate Lava Cake, and while we didn’t really get any of that ooey, gooey, molten chocolate most expect with a lava cake, it was still good! It was pretty dense and had a mousse-like filling on the insidewhich may have been because ours was served at room temperature.

Chocolate Lava Cake

It was a great end to our meal, though, and did have that rich chocolatey taste that most lava cakes do!

Nosh or Not

Book a table at Bistrot Chez Remy if…

  • You’re a fan of super immersive restaurants with a lot of Disney theming.
  • You have a craving for Steak Frites.
  • You need a break from the hustle and bustle of the park.

Skip Bistrot Chez Remy if…

  • You don’t want to waste precious time in a table-service restaurant.
  • You’re not looking for upscale-style dishes.
  • Your kiddos have picky appetites.

Overalls

The ambiance is really what brings draws people into Bistrot Chez Rémy, and we can absolutely see why. It’s whimsical, fun, and really leans into the Ratatouille theme. But, we weren’t wowed by any of the dishes we tried. For a restaurant themed after a movie all about cooking and learning to become a chef, we had high hopes for Bistrot Chez Rémy. It’s also important to note that they don’t do substitutions at this restaurant, so what you get is what you get! Overall, we had a decent meal and would go back to this spot for a break from the parksbut not if we’re looking for a truly gastronomic experience!

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