EPCOT’s France Pavilion has a few dining options sprinkled throughout the area; some are better than others. This country also has a signature dining experience and a dress code! Aside from fancy dining experiences, there are also quick service options and an ice cream shop. French cuisine consists of many rich plates that also use natural flavors, and that blend creates some unforgettable dishes. I highly recommend taking time out of your EPCOT day to grab food at this pavilion, even if it’s a snack.
Table Service Restaurants in the France Pavilion
Let’s start with the fanciest experience labeled as fine/signature dining. Monsieur Paul is a gourmet dining experience with everything from a focused wine list to inventive twists on traditional French dinners. The one thing we always hear about when this restaurant is being discussed is the dress code. Since it’s an integral part of the experience, let’s break down the wardrobe rules.
According to Disney’s website, this is the dress code.
This restaurant is a Disney Signature Dining experience offering fine dining with a distinctly magical flair. Guests are expected to dress accordingly in attire that adheres to the restaurant’s sophisticated and upscale aesthetic. Clothing should be clean, neat and in good condition. Please no swimwear.Disney World Website
There’s also an age limit; guests ages ten and older are welcome to dine here. Anyone younger than ten will have to skip out on this experience.
Now that the rules are covered, let’s dive into the food. They offer a prix fixe menu, priced at $195 per adult, plus tax and gratuity. The meal includes a starter cocktail, one appetizer, a fish course, a palate cleanser, a meat course, cheeses, and dessert. Guests get to choose one menu item from each course that gets served.
This is one of those restaurants I don’t think I will ever dine at, not just because of the price tag but because I feel it would be hard to accommodate a dairy allergy here or make the experience worth the price tag with modifications. Let’s move on to something less formal, shall we?
Next, we have Les Chefs de France. This is labeled as a unique/themed dining experience that offers French cuisine. This is a family-friendly restaurant that has no dress code. When dining here, you’ll be transported to the heart of Paris. Not only are there plenty of windows, the ceilings are high, and the flooring is made of intricate mosaic art.
It’s important to note that the menu changes seasonally, so check it before making a reservation. Of course, you’ll find classic dishes like beef tenderloin, French onion soup, and roasted duck with cherries. I had eaten here before when I was younger, and I don’t remember much, so I need to revisit this restaurant.
Last but not least, we have the La Crêperie de Paris. This newer offering opened in 2021 and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant is labeled a casual dining experience, serving galettes and crêpes. I ate here not too long after it opened and enjoyed my experience, but if sitting down for crêpes isn’t your thing, don’t worry. They have a walk-up window where you can order some to-go.
This restaurant also offers a prix fixe menu priced at $39.95 (plus tax) per person. This includes a choice of soup or salad, one galette with a glass of hard cider, soda, or juice, and a dessert crêpe. This seems like a decent deal if you want to partake in the entire experience and try a piece of everything.
Quick Service Dining in the France Pavilion
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is a bakery that offers sandwiches, pastries, and other specialty snacks. I have a handful of friends who love coming here to grab a quick lunch because the sandwiches are delicious and perfectly toasted. For our vegan friends, they offer vegan begets that you can take home with you.
If you are looking for something sweet, they have so much to offer, from macarons to chocolate-filled croissants and fruit-topped desserts. Guests can also order coffee here, along with specialty alcoholic beverages.
The other quick service is next to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure called Crêpes À Emporter by La Crêperie de Paris. This snack window is open from 9 AM to 8:50 PM, and they offer a variety of galettes and crêpes. They also have soft-serve ice cream that comes in a waffle cone. Of course, guests 21 and older can purchase wine, sparkling wine, and hard ciders at this window.
Well, now I am starving and craving some French bread! I hope this dive into dining at the France Pavilion at EPCOT is helpful for your future vacations. If you’ve ever dined at one of these eateries, please leave your review in the comments section!
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.