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  • On Apr 12, 2012
    Rachel from CO Asked

    My family and I are going to do the coast to coast challenge in January 2013 and September 2013! My sister and I are going to Victoria and Albert's for dinner, but wonder how formal we should go? Is it worth $135 a plate?

    Hi Rachel,

    Congratulations on you ambitious running plan. I admire your spirit and determination.

    My husband and I ran our first distance race earlier this year - the WDW half marathon. The only reward we wanted for this was dinner at Victoria & Albert's. I've eaten there half a dozen times, and each meal is better than the last. And those six meals are among the top ten that I've even had in my life. The food is just that good. To put this in perspective, I live just outside New York City and have been to many of the premier restaurants there. V&A's is better.

    I generally avoid answering questions where the guest asks "is it worth it" because everyone's perception of value is different. But in the case of V&A I would not hesitate to shout from the rooftops, "Yes! Yes! Yes! Victoria and Albert's is spectacular. Make your reservation NOW."

    As for the formality aspect, yes, there is a dress code at the restaurant. Men are required to wear jackets, but not ties, though the vast majority of men do wear ties. When we go to V&A's, my hubby usually wears dress slacks, a button down shirt, a sport coat, and a tie. You could go slightly more casual than this, but not much. The range of clothing on the women at V&A is broader. You could wear business appropriate attire such as a coordinating jacket and skirt or slacks. Some women go all out, with long gowns and tiaras. I usually wear a simple cocktail dress and heels, and I've never felt out of place.

    If you go over to the independent website DisneyFoodBlog.com you can find several review of V&A and photos of the food there. I'm sure the photos will help solidify your opinion that Victoria & Albert's is a can't miss experience.

    Happy running! And eating!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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