We both love the movie Ratatouille and may have watched it a time or two while getting ready for our trip to Paris. We knew one of the things were excited to see in Disneyland Paris is the little land in Disney Studios dedicated to this movie. This area features the attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure which ends in a real life version of Remy’s Parisian restaurant: Bistro Chez Remy. So come along as we explore this fine dining option with a fun character theme…
We don’t know if this is truly considered “a land” but the little corner of Walt Disney Studios Park is perfectly Parisian. With the cute buildings and Gusteau and Remy decor this area is super themed and we wish there was more to explore. In this area you will find the ride, a gift shop (with the most Remy merch we have ever seen!), and Bistro Chez Remy. We heard this restaurant was popular so we made sure to make a reservation as soon as we could.
The theming of Bistro Chez Remy was some of the best we have ever seen. The outside looks like a typical French Bistro. And the check-in area features a lot of Gusteau props. The cool thing is as you walk in to the restaurant the tiles on the floor get bigger and bigger to represent shrinking down to Rat size. The inside of the restaurant is super fun and looks similar to the last scene in the movie. Remy has decorated his restaurant with found items. Tables are made out of spice tin lids and chairs are crafted from bottle caps. Drink umbrellas become full size umbrellas and christmas tree lights become overhead lighting. If you peek around the restaurant you will see lots of larger than life items incorporated into the design. So so fun and full of detail.
We were sat a table for two, even though the restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived we were placed right next to another two top. (They seemed quite annoyed about the whole thing). At first our server was no where to be found and didn’t seem that friendly at first. But one thing we learned while in Paris, is if we wanted to have more interaction with a server we had to be the ones to start the conversation. It almost seems like once you make the effort, this wall comes down and they are quite friendly. Learning this early in the trip made us enjoy meals much more. Once we got into the meal our server made conversation and was very efficient and helpful with explaining items on the menu.
With the meal plan we each received an appetizer, an entree, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. We also received some standard bread service. The Premium option in the menu was labeled the “Gusteau Menu” and the cash price was 62 euro. Let us warn you the menu is not big option wise, there are only about 2 options per course. You could probably order something off of one of the cheaper menus, but they seemed like scaled down versions of the premium menu anyway (for instance a smaller cut of steak, or cod instead of sea bass). (If you don’t like fish or beef, the vegetarian option seems not that great for the price.) There were a couple things we weren’t sure about but we decided to try a little bit of everything…
Starter: Seasonal soup with cream cheese and finely-chopped herbs
Andrew wasn’t sure about getting this carrot soup, but ended up really liking it. Similar to a Butternut squash soup it was blended and creamy and a great starter.
Starter: Guinea fowl terrine with truffles and purple fig jam
Julie wanted to try this option since it was very traditional French. It was good but not her favorite. She likes pate type of items but doesn’t love Duck. It was a great way to try something very traditional though to say we did.
Extra Course: Ratatouille
This was so fun, every meal on the menu comes with a mini dish of Ratatouille. Andrew isn’t a huge veggie guy but Julie loved this. Even though simple vegetables the flavor was great and the presentation was just perfect. So fitting for this place.
Entree: Sea Bass Fillet
We didn’t know too much about what sea bass fillet was, but it is a common dish in France. It is a higher end fish and it was really good. It also came with a star anise beurre blanc sauce which was amazing. It was supposed to come with a crushed potato dish on the side, but based on the description Andrew really wanted fries instead. (Look at the cute little ketchups!) We were super please with this meal and were so glad to try sea bass!
Entree: Beef Fillet
This felt like a very traditional French meal and was one of the best we had all week. It was a decent cut of meat and accompanied by a brie sauce (so good!). The gratin potatoes were delicious as well. Winner!
Dessert: Cheese delight with truffle
Whenever there is a cheese option Julie takes it. This course included a little salad and a huge piece of delicious cheese with some bread. The brie had a layer of truffles in it and was awesome, even though full Julie had to finish it!
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse
Once again Andrew went with the tried and true kids dessert. You can’t go wrong with Chocolate Mousse though right?
We also ordered some cappuccinos. They were really good and even came with a cute Remy design. See his hat and nose and whiskers? Adorable!
This ended up being one of our favorite meals of the entire trip. It was such a cool balance to get traditional, nice French food but also have the fun theming of the movie. They did a great job creating the ambiance and we loved all the thought put into the details. Our one suggestion is since the menu is very limited make sure you like the options before you go. We ended up loving everything we ordered (with the exception of the terrine being ok) and were really satisfied. We were also shocked by the portions. Make sure to come to Remy’s hungry! (especially if you want cheese for dessert yum). If you are going to do a sit down meal in the park we highly suggest enjoying Bistro Chez Remy. Make sure to check out our other Disneyland Paris dining reviews too…