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    • tcg

      Registered: January 2007
      Posts: 99
      Review Date: Thu April 5, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Fun atmosphere and good food
      Cons: Can be loud for some

      My family and I had a wonderful lunch here today. We arrived a half hour early for a lunch ressie and were seated within ten minutes. We had great table mates and enjoyed the buffet very much. The service was very nice and the band was terrific!
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      Registered: April 2012
      Location: Milwaukee,WI
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Thu April 5, 2012 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 1 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Nothing
      Cons: food was bad!

      This was our first time there and our last! We were there March 29th, 2012. I knew what the restaurant was about and how the seating worked. But when you get seated next to a group of people who have been there and drinking those large beers for the last 2 hours...IT IS NOT FUN. The food which we heard so much about was the same line up as the Crystal palace except for the addition of red cabbage and a few other items. Our waitress was very nice and tried to make the experience better but nothing could help the BAD FOOD. Why don't they sit everyone at once at a table it might be more inviting for everyone at the table. The folks at our table looked at us as if we were interrupting their meal.
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      Registered: March 2012
      Posts: 5
      Review Date: Thu March 29, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food
      Cons: music WAY too loud - lousy waiter - long wait

      I don't regret eating here at all, but there are some things that could have made our meal more enjoyable. First, we had ADR's and we still had to wait for nearly an hour! And there is absolutely NO seating while you are waiting. My kids were irritable from having to stand, and squat while waiting. They should definitely improve this. Once inside, if you can get seating near the back...do it. We were right by the band and the music was deafening. It was good...but we couldn't carry on a conversation as a family b/c it was so loud. Our waiter stunk too. We hardly ever got drink refills - I do realize that changes with every visit, however. Thankfully the food made up for all the shortcomings - along with the decent price. You will definitely not walk out hungry. Tons of yummy choices that will give even a picky eater something to fill up on. Next time I'm asking for a seat near the back and hopefully they will be more on time with their reservations.
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      Registered: March 2012
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Sun March 18, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food, music, atmosphere
      Cons: mobility issues

      My kids loved Biergarten! Although some people may think it's odd to bring small children to a venue named after an alcoholic beverage (I think of Sweet Home Alabama: "You have a baby...in a bar!"), the food, music and atmosphere was wonderful. It is a very meat-and-potatoes heavy lineup at the buffet, but it was all very good. The pretzel rolls were awesome. We actually got my 4-year-old to eat spaetzle. The band didn't start up till we were almost done eating, and unfortunately, I couldn't bring my daughter down to the dance floor without taking her from her wheelchair. My son, however, insisted we go right down, and he was so excited to get a chance to shake and stomp and dance, even doing the chicken dance. It was priceless. It really made for a great evening, and although some complain about sitting with strangers, we were paired with a young couple with a baby, so we both understood if the kids acted up, though they didn't. I think they probably take that into account when seating people.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Location: Southern California
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Sun February 26, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Entertainment
      Cons: None

      I was shocked that on an evening in late January, with low crowds in the park, the Biergarten was totally booked and not accepting walk-ins. We had an ADR, so we were able to get in. This is not a favorite of mine, but my husband loves this kind of food. We’ve dined here in the past and the service is always very good. There is a pretty good assortment of German culinary favorites. Due to a Crohn’s Disease flare I could not sample very many of the offerings, but my husband really enjoyed his plate(s).

      We were a party of two, so we sat with an extended family from Virginia – grandparents, parents and two adorable little children. Some people do not like sitting with ‘strangers’, but we’ve never found this to be a problem, and by meal’s end we are all new friends.

      The entertainers are talented and it’s great fun to watch all the little – and not so little – kids get up and dance.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Location: Maryland, USA
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Thu February 16, 2012 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 2 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): potato dumplings were passable; floor show was cute
      Cons: the rest of the food and all of the service

      I went to Biergarten with my family for dinner in early November 2011 and it was easily one of the worst dinning experiences we have ever had at Walt Disney World. This was particularly disappointing for my father who is a great fan of German fare.
      We started out being seated by a rather abrasive man who (along with our server) all but ignored us while doting on our Quebecois table-mates. The family we were seated with seemed friendly enough, though we were unable to strike up much of a conversation as they spoke no English and we know only elementary French.
      The meal then went downhill quickly when we tried the food. While there was a respectable selection, nearly every dish was incredibly bland or overcooked. Of particular note were the schnitzel, which was so tough as to be nigh inedible, and the meatloaf, which was indistinguishable from SPAM. The only dish in the entire buffet that could be considered worth eating was the potato dumplings, and for nearly $40 a head that is a sorry state of affairs.
      Apart from those issues, the restaurant was dark and crowded (problematic when traveling to and from the buffet), but the noise level was acceptable and the show at least provided some distraction from the appalling food and dismal service.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Location: Massachusetts
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Wed February 15, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Entertainment, theming, beer
      Cons: Oompah band didn't play for about 45 minutes while we where there

      We were on the dining plan and went for dinner. Lunch is probably a better value. We have 3 and 1 year old daughters. After the band came on, the older girl was down in front dancing around in front of the band with about a dozen other kids. She had a blast. I enjoyed the liter mug of beer. A liter is a huge mug. The food was pretty good, I asked our server (I believe they're all German, ours was) about the authenticity and he vouched for one of the desserts. So that was neat. It's easy to get caught up in the band, going to the buffet and enjoying your beer and not even notice the AMAZING job Disney has done with the theming. It really looks like you're at a night-time celebration in some German village under the stars. This is a really neat experience. Eating with some other people is part of that. We will be going back for sure.
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      Registered: June 2006
      Location: Glen Burnie, MD
      Posts: 19
      Review Date: Wed February 8, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great food and service

      We always make sure to go to the Biergarten when we're staying at WDW and ate dinner here on 1/30 during our most recent trip. This never disappoints! We try to get early dinner reservations as it does get a bit crowded later on. Our server, Michael, was great - very friendly and told us about where he grew up in Germany. My Mom and Sis have allergies (dairy & shellfish) so the Chef walked them through the buffet to let them know what they could and couldn't eat. There was plenty for them to enjoy. And we always enjoy the little show they have.

      While everything we tried was really tasty, our favorites were the German pot roast, the pretzel rolls, the German potato salad, the pork roast, and the herring salad.

      As others have mentioned, you do sit with others during your meal. But we've always had a good experience with this.
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      Registered: July 2009
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Wed February 8, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Delicious food, wide variety, entertainment, atmosphere
      Cons: wasn't real sure about sitting with other people, but ok

      We loved Biergarten. We went there right before Christmas and the food was amazing. There was so much to choose from and there really wasn't anything we didn't like! The buffet was always full and the food hot.
      The band playing was great and the atmosphere was very inviting and fun.
      We will definitely go back!
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      Registered: February 2006
      Posts: 10
      Review Date: Tue February 7, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Easy to find something you like.
      Cons: If you're not a social person, be prepared to share a table.

      We noticed the price of the buffet had gone way up, even for lunch, but we were on the Dining Plan so, who cares? We are from Mich. and the couple we were seated with were from Ark. Turns out their family business buys Christmas Trees from our niece and her husband and knew the family. The food on the Dinner Buffet was very good and, because most visitors could not resist the German beer, the place was full of life. The live entertainment adds to the great atmosphere of this recreated outdoor bier garden at night. Though I note it is entirely indoors. We've eaten here more than any other Disney location and love it.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Posts: 6
      Review Date: Sun February 5, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): beer, food, seating

      This was easily my best dining experience of the trip. We were able to relax and eat and drink. It was very merry and you felt submersed in the experience which is also very communal. The selection of food was both interesting and familiar. I just really liked it here as I was able to unwind and have fun.
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      Registered: January 2012
      Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Sat January 28, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food, Service, Show
      Cons: none

      Biergarten was definitely one of our best experiences this vacation!

      The food is really good, even sometimes we wasn't sure what we were eating. Very tasty!

      As you may know, the tables of eight make you share with other people.
      We Are from Argentina, and there were a couple from Ireland next to us. It was fun, and got to talk about the food, and the attractions.. made the evening more interesting.
      The musical show was very entertaining too.

      Of all the restaurants I went, is the one I liked the most and surely repeat!
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