For food lovers, there are several tempting Epcot French restaurants that have menus for anyone who wants to sample a variety of tasty French cuisine. Since the 2021 opening of La Creperie and its adjoining quick-service window Crepes A Emporter, the France Pavilion has the most dining options of any of the areas in Epcot. So let’s dive into seven of the best French restaurants in Epcot that are worthy of your attention.
Top Epcot French Restaurants
The best French restaurants in Epcot are:
- Chefs de France
- La Creperie de Paris
- Crepes A Emporter
- L’Artisan des Glaces
- Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
- Les Vins des Chefs de France
- Monsieur Paul
While Chefs de France serves as Epcot France’s most iconic restaurant, Monsieur Paul offers a high end fine-dining experience for adults (complete with a dress code). And for those that have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to head over to L’Artisan des Glaces for a couple tasty scoops or ice cream or sorbet.
Chefs de France
This lovely table service restaurant is the most iconic in the France area, with its spacious windows and prominent location along the main walkway. It has a menu focused on classic French food made with simple and fresh ingredients. The food style is described as “nouvelle cuisine”, meaning the recipes are modern takes on classic dishes.
The menu does feature some dishes that change seasonally, but there are always staple choices such as French onion soup, boeuf bourguignon, and ratatouille. For the more adventurous eaters, you can try French delicacies such as cassolette d’escargots. The filet de boeuf grillé (grilled beef tenderloin) is one of the more popular entrees. This flavorful cut of beef is incredibly tender and juicy, served with a luscious green peppercorn sauce.
A children’s menu is available, with offerings that sound fancy but are actually entrees that shouldn’t be unfamiliar to most kids. For example, the croquette de boeuf en brioche (ground beef steak in a brioche bun), is essentially a hamburger.
You can order your meal a la carte, or choose the prix fixe option for $67.95 per person which gives you choices of an appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert, along with a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.
The decor in this restaurant is meant to resemble a Parisian bistro, with high ceilings and mosaic tile floors. There are high windows that look out over the walkways; perfect for some fun people-watching while you enjoy your meal.
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La Creperie de Paris
La Creperie de Paris is the newest table service restaurant in the France section of Epcot. It is located near Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride. The menu has a variety of savory (galettes) and sweet (crepes) crepes, along with a selection of traditional French hard ciders and wines.
This charming restaurant features the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse. Fresh ingredients are emphasized to provide outstanding flavor on all the entrees.
Savory choice range from a classic galette with ham, egg, and cheese to a more decadent option with smoked salmon, crème fraîche, chives, and a squeeze of lemon. It’s hard to choose among the choices of sweet crepes, with filling options like banana with caramel sauce, or hazelnut-chocolate spread with whipped cream. You also have the option to add whipped cream or ice cream on top of any of the sweet crepes.
You can order a la carte, or there is a prix fixe option that gives you soup of the day or the house salad; choice of one galette with a glass of hard cider or non-alcoholic beverage, and one dessert crêpe for $35.95. A similar prix fixe option for children is available for $15.95.
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Crepes A Emporter
Reservations for La Creperie can be challenging to get, but if you can’t get reservations during your visit to Epcot you can satisfy your crepe craving at Crepes A Emporter. This quick service spot is attached to La Creperie, and has a limited menu of some of the same savory galettes and sweet crepes that are offered in the adjacent table service restaurant.
Any of the savory galettes are perfect for a light yet satisfying meal. The sweet crepes are a great snack if you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want anything too heavy.
The crepes and galettes are made to order, so the line here can get quite long at popular meal times. It’s worth waiting a few minutes for these warm crepes filled with quality ingredients.
This walk-up window also offers French hard ciders and wine, as well as soft drinks.
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L’Artisan des Glaces
Sometimes, you just need ice cream. L’Artisan des Glaces is a great place to satisfy a craving for something cold and creamy. They feature 14 flavors of house-made ice creams and sorbets, served in your choice of a waffle cone or cup.
If a scoop or two of delicious ice cream isn’t enough, they also have specialty desserts such as the Croque Glacé, which is ice cream nestled in warm brioche bread and drizzled with chocolate sauce. It’s the fanciest ice cream sandwich imaginable! The macaron ice cream sandwich is another tasty and quintessentially French treat that is very popular. They are available in chocolate or a variety of rotating seasonal flavors.
For the grownups, there’s a scrumptious ice cream martini: two scoops of any ice cream, with a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka, or Rum. It’s like having dessert and an after-dinner cocktail all in one!
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Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is a traditional French bakery serving sandwiches, specialty baked goods, and some of the prettiest pastries you will find at Walt Disney World.
The menu offerings seem simple, but they’re all made fresh every day and are truly delicious. The classic French sandwiches are all served on bread baked daily on-site. In addition to the sandwiches, there are several specialty menu items such as individual quiche Lorraines, a selection of bread and cheeses, or lobster bisque served in a fresh bread bowl. This is a great place if you want a delicious and filling meal that won’t feel too heavy.
The baked goods and desserts at Les Halles are incomparable. Pastries, macarons, mini-tarts, mousses, and custards are just some of what can be found here, and they’re all as beautiful to look at as they are to eat.
Les Halles has a fairly spacious dining area, and it’s a nice place to get away from the Disney crowds and Florida heat.
Beverages at Les Halls include gourmet coffees and tea, a selection of French wines, and soft drinks.
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Les Vins des Chefs de France
Across the walkway from Chefs de France, you’ll notice this small kiosk that usually has a fairly long line. Les Vins des Chefs de France serves wine, beer, and specialty drinks. The wines served here are some of the same that are on the menu at Le Chefs de France. They’re all very good, and it’s worth standing in line if you’re a wine lover.
If I had to guess what the most popular beverage at this kiosk is, it would have to be the “Grand Marnier Slush”. This bright orange frozen cocktail is made of grand marnier, orange-flavored vodka, and orange juice. It’s tasty and refreshing on a hot summer day. There are other frozen slush cocktails available, but it’s the Grand Marnier Slush that you’ll notice dozens of people sipping as they stroll throughout Epcot.
Monsieur Paul is an elegant fine-dining restaurant located upstairs from Chefs de France. Named for renowned chef Paul Bocuse, they offer a prix fixe gastronomic meal. The tradition of the gastronomic meal in France encompasses several food courses, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, complementary flavors, fine wine pairings, and beautiful table settings.
This decor is refined yet understated, with a display of photos of Chef Bocuse’s culinary career hung along the beautiful spiral staircase leading to the dining room. These photos are fun to look over, and there’s even one with the Chef posing with Mickey Mouse on Epcot’s opening day.
The menu at Monsieur Paul’s is a seven-course prix fixe meal, with a price of $195 per adult. Yes, this is one of the more expensive restaurants at Walt Disney World and is the most expensive restaurant at Epcot. This is the place to go if you are splurging on a special date or celebrating something. It’s an excellent choice for a bit of romance.
The dinner begins with an aperitif cocktail, followed by an appetizer, a fish course, a palate cleanser with sorbet and brandy, a meat course, a cheese course, dessert, and finally a digestif cocktail. This is much more of an experience than simply a place to eat dinner.
Monsieur Paul’s is the place to be if you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just want to indulge in a truly exceptional dining experience. Allow plenty of time for dinner here, as the traditional gastronomic meal is meant to be savored and enjoyed with plenty of good conversation.
It should be noted that Monsieur Paul’s is a “signature dining” restaurant, which means that children under 10 years old are not permitted, and they do have a dress code. The dress code, as described on the Walt Disney World website, is as follows:
“Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional. Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.”
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This article was written by Kimberly and edited by Michael.