A look at the new La Creperie de Paris restaurant in Epcot!
There are some exciting new things that have just recently opened in Disney – you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about the new fireworks shows (Harmonious and Disney Enchantment), the Ratatouille ride (Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure), and the Space 220 restaurant in Epcot. But another Epcot restaurant that just opened on October 1st, 2021 is La Creperie de Paris!
This new location is part of the new Ratatouille expansion in Epcot, and I hadn’t seen too many previews for it or much press beforehand. Since we managed to get virtual boarding group 4 (!) to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, we were in the area anyway and thought it would be good to check out the new restaurant.
About La Creperie de Paris
Where is La Creperie de Paris?
La Creperie de Paris is located in the France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. It’s part of the new Ratatouille expansion, so it’s towards the back of the land. If you’re familiar with Epcot, imagine you are walking towards France from the bridge by the UK. When you get to the France pavilion you’ll basically go all the way to the right and back – that’s where the Ratatouille stuff is. Upon passing through that archway keep going as far back and you’ll hit La Creperie. It’s before you reach the attraction.
What kind of restaurant is La Creperie de Paris?
At least as of right now, La Creperie de Paris is an interesting hybrid sort of restaurant because it has a table service component with indoor seating as well as an outdoor quick service window. They both serve crepes (of course!) but the menus are different. Technically the quick service window is called “Crêpes À Emporter at La Crêperie de Paris.” So when I say La Creperie de Paris I’ll be referring to the sit down restaurant, and I will use the name Crepes A Emporter for the quick service location.
How does La Creperie de Paris work?
Currently they are not taking advance reservations for La Creperie de Paris. For right now you can physically go to the location and ask to put your name down for a time – we arrived around 9:30am and were told to come back at 10am. If you dine inside at the table service section, you’ll order off a menu and have a server bring you your meal like any other table service restaurant. There is a prix fixe menu or you can order items a la carte.
The menu at La Creperie de Paris is somewhat small but mighty. It consists of a few sections: Entrees (which is the french word for appetizer), Galettes (savory buckwheat crepes), Crepes (dessert crepes), and Boissons (beverages). There is also a small kids menu. Currently this menu includes:
- Soup du Jour
- Salad Maison
- Classique (Egg, ham, and Swiss)
- Poulet (chicken, bechamel cheese sauce, mushrooms)
- Chevre (Goat cheese, spinach, walnuts)
- Saumon (Salmon, Creme Fraiche, Dill, Lemon)
- Ratatouille (tomato, zucchini, eggplant)
- Savoyarde (raclette cheese, onions, imported bayonne ham)
- Gourmande (hazelnut chocolate spread, whipped cream)
- Banane (banana, caramel beurre sale)
- Melba (peach, red berries sauce, almonds)
- Poire (pear, chocolate ganache, whipped cream)
- Pomme (caramelized apples, caramel beurre sale)
Add ons ($2.95: whipped cream, ice cream, sauce; $7.00: add a shot of Grand Marnier, rhum, or Calvados)
- French hard cidres
- Vins (French wines)
- Divers (Miscellaneous)
- Sodas, Jus (imported sodas and juice)
- Boissons Chaudes (hot beverages)
There is also the option to do a prix fixe menu. This includes an entree, galette, crepe, and hard cidre for a total of $33.
One of the best things about La Creperie de Paris is how authentically French it is. There are some French wines, beers, and sodas on the menu, but the highlight is the French hard ciders. These might be a bit different from hard ciders you’re used to here in the US or in the UK. In France hard cider is made with 100% fermented apples and nothing else added. Other hard ciders can sometimes contain additional sugars or sweeteners, flavorings, or other additives.
There are three different ciders available for the prix fixe menu, or you can get them a la carte for $5.95 a glass (also authentically French is the fact that some of the alcohol is cheaper than the soft drinks!). You can choose from brut, which is the driest, demi sec (semi-sweet), and deux (the sweetest). There’s also a rose cider on the menu.
My friend and I each got a cider – I chose the brut and she went with the demi sec:
I really, really enjoyed this. I has a natural apple taste and I liked that mine wasn’t overly sweet. It had a good amount of carbonation and went down pretty easy. Plus at only $5.95 for a glass it won’t break the bank to order another one. It was different from what I’m used to and I love the opportunity to try things that are new and different.
We both decided to go with the prix fixe menu because there were so many tasty sounding things we wanted to try! This includes an “entree” (starter which is either a soup or salad), galette (savory crepe), and a dessert crepe plus a glass of hard cider.
For the first course you have an option of the salad or the soup of the day, which that day was a potato soup. Both of us chose the soup du jour:
This was fine but nothing outstanding. The taste was good but a little one note. The salad that we saw being delivered to another table also looked okay but nothing special. It’s certainly not a selling point for the prix fixe menu and I don’t have any need to get a standard soup or salad when there are delicious crepes to be had!
For my savory main course I went with the Classique (Egg, ham, and Swiss):
The galettes, or savory buckwheat crepes, were huge! Since we were there pretty early in the morning I went with the classique as a breakfast option. It was really delicious even though this combination may not be my first choice for a breakfast it was very good here. The ham was nice, there was a good amount of swiss, and I liked having the egg in the middle. If the word buckwheat scares you don’t let it – it tastes just like any other sort of crepe and is mostly just a tasty vessel for the stuff inside.
My friend opted for the Poulet (chicken, bechamel cheese sauce, mushrooms):
If I thought the classique crepe was huge, this one was even bigger. Because of the contents of chicken and mushrooms it was really stuffed full. There was a lot of chicken in here so it was quite a hearty portion. That with the bechamel sauce was very tasty (even though mushrooms aren’t really my thing), but it was pretty rich and filling.
For dessert my friend went with the Banane (banana, caramel beurre sale):
As much as we enjoyed the savory crepes, the dessert crepes here were really where the restaurant shined. My friend ordered the banane, and if you’re a fan of that banana and caramel combo you’ll love this. A generous portion of banana smothered in a truly delicious caramel sauce. She also added on a side of ice cream and went with the caramel:
For my dessert I chose the Melba (peach, red berries sauce, almonds):
When I first saw my friend’s order of the banana crepes I was a little jealous because it looked amazing and the bite I had confirmed that. However, my Melba crepe was also beautiful and once I dug in I had no regrets. This was fantastic and honestly better than the description indicated. It’s not only filled with peaches – the “red berry sauce” described on the menu contained a number of actual berries. As far as I could tell the berries included blueberries, blackberries, and cherries. It was topped with sliced almonds which was the perfect thing to balance the sweetness and add a little crunch.
Service and Atmosphere
The indoor table service portion of the restaurant is rather small, but it’s nice and bright with lots of natural light from the windows. It’s light and perhaps a bit too neutral in its color palette, featuring a lot of light gray and stone. I thought it was pretty inside but nothing that would blow me away in terms of aesthetics. I’d love to see some more French details put into the decor, or even (crazy idea!) some Remy touches since it is Disney after all! I know the area is small but some outdoor seating would have been so lovely, especially since that’s what I picture the most from the cafes I visited in Paris.
Our server was wonderful. She was very attentive and came back to check on us often and see if we had any questions. She knew the menu well and was friendly. The rest of the staff was great as well – our water glasses were always filled and we definitely felt well taken care of.
Is it worth eating at La Creperie de Paris?
Yes! My opinion of course, but I really thought this was fantastic restaurant with reasonable prices. I loved that it has authentically French food and drinks, but the menu is still pretty approachable. While you may not eat crepes often, the items in the crepes are fairly straightforward. The galettes were very good but the dessert crepes were amazing.
I think if (when) I come back I might approach the meal a little differently depending on who I’m with. The only thing I didn’t really think worth getting was the soup/salad, so I’d probably skip the prix fixe menu and go straight to the crepes and cider. With two people I’d probably recommend splitting a galette and each getting your own crepe for dessert. I’m still thinking about how delicious those crepes were.
La Creperie de Paris FAQs
Can I make La Creperie de Paris reservations?
No, currently La Creperie de Paris does not take reservations and is walk-up only.
Are there any discounts available at La Creperie de Paris?
No – because it is a new restaurant they do not have any available discounts for annual passholders or DVC members.
All things considered, $33 is a pretty good deal at Disney World for a three course meal and glass of alcohol. That being said, pricewise you’re looking at $16 for the galette, $9 for the crepe, $7 for the soup or salad, and $6 for the cider. Ordered individually that would be $38, so if you really want it all then it’s worth it. However, I could definitely do with the soup/salad and once you take that out you’re looking at $31. So unless you’ve got a large appetite or the soup or salad really appeals to you I’d just order things individually and consider splitting items as well.
What should I order at La Creperie de Paris?
All the crepes! Actually though, all of the things we tried were great and I don’t know that you can go wrong. You should absolutely get a dessert crepe – both the melba and the banana were excellent. For the galettes, I was very pleased with the classique especially since it was 10am and that one felt a little more “breakfast” like. But the chicken galette was stuffed full and very hearty so it’s a great option as well. If you like apples and drink alcoholic beverages you have to give the French Cider a try.
Is the food at the quick service window outside the same as the food inside?
No, the quick service window at the Crepe de Emporter has a different, more simplified menu. While items are similar they are not the same as inside. If you can get inside I would definitely do that. For example, Crepe de Emporter has a “red berries” crepe that is similar to the Melba I had, but it doesn’t have the peaches or almonds with it. Most of the drinks are the same (though fewer are available) so if you just wanted to try that cider you could do that at the window.
How long will I have to wait for a table at La Creperie de Paris?
Since the restaurant just opened last week it’s hard to say. Even on a busy Saturday we got there early and were able to get a table within 30 minutes. I’m sure the wait times go up as it gets later in the day. For awhile I’m sure there will be a wait since it’s still new and exciting, but in a few years I have a feeling it will settle down and it will be a fairly easy walk-up or place that you can put your name in and come back later in the day. Unless they decide to take reservations which will be a whole different ballgame.
If you have allergies it’s always a good idea to alert your sever and ask for an allergy menu. All restaurants in Disney should have them so do this wherever you dine. Disney has always been great about working with allergies, but lately they’ve been even better and are starting to make those menus available online.
Is La Creperie de Paris gluten free?
The savory galettes are all made in the traditional style from Brittany, which means they use buckwheat. Buckwheat is actually a grain/seed, so it doesn’t contain gluten. They label it as “gluten friendly,” so if you have a severe intolerance you’ll want to check with your server about the kitchen and possible cross-contamination.
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