La Crêperie de Paris is table service restaurant in Epcot’s France pavilion. This Walt Disney World dining review features food photos, thoughts on the menu, what we recommend ordering, and whether this creperie is worth your time given the wealth of culinary options in World Showcase and nearby Crescent Lake.
La Crêperie de Paris as an expansion to World Showcase, built behind the existing France pavilion. This area is known as the Streets of Paris (though you won’t see that name on park maps or signage, so that’s probably pointless info), and is home to the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure family friendly dark ride. That attraction is currently one of the most popular at Walt Disney World–for strategy, see How to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a clone of Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two versions is that the ride at Disneyland Paris ends with the table service restaurant Bistrot Chez Remy, where guests shrink down to the size of rats and are served in a larger than life environment. Instead, Epcot got La Crêperie de Paris. Let’s take a look at whether this is a worthy “replacement” for Chef Remy’s restaurant…
In terms of basic info, La Crêperie de Paris is a traditional crêperie with a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France. At the crêperie, everything is made from scratch and to order, with savory galettes and sweet dessert crêpes, along with some of Brittany’s famous hard ciders.
There are technically two creperies in the Streets of Paris area: the aforementioned La Crêperie de Paris table service restaurant and a to-go window called Crêpes à Emporter by La Crêperie de Paris. Both are located on the approach to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, as you turn the corner into the new area on the right side of the promenade.
Stepping inside the table service side of the Epcot eatery, the décor at La Crêperie de Paris consists of stone walls, exposed wood beams, and blue-glass windows. This purportedly pays homage to Brittany, while offering some Parisian twists.
In reality, that’s a stretch. La Crêperie de Paris is unremarkable and unambitious when it comes to theme, design, and decor.
The interior reminds me of a fast casual restaurant in an upscale mall. (The kind with interior walkways, not a strip mall.) That’s not exactly high praise, and there’s nothing about the core design indicative of this being in any way French. Then again, there are malls in France, so this kind of generic modern design also exists there.
On the plus side, at least the interior is not yet another “rustic hipsters move into an old barn and find some eclectic decor on clearance at Anthropologie.” It also has a variety of textures; that plus the lighting keeps it from looking sterile, so I suppose that’s something.
Otherwise, La Crêperie de Paris is nothing special. A bland, boring, and blah look, through and through.
Turning to the menu, La Crêperie de Paris has a variety of savory galette buckwheat crepes and dessert crepes.
Like all galettes and crêpes from Brittany, La Crêperie de Paris serves its dishes very thin. The galettes are cooked at a high temperature, allowing the outside to become crispy and crunchy, surrounding an array of fillings. The gluten-friendly savory galettes are made with buckwheat imported exclusively from France and feature classic fillings with unique twists.
La Crêperie de Paris also serves traditional Brittany hard ciders that pair with both savory galettes and sweet crêpes. From the sweet doux to the less sweet brut and demi sec, the hard ciders are imported from France and made only with apples for which Brittany is known.
The restaurant also offers a prix fixe menu that includes a choice of soup or a salad, one savory galette, one dessert crêpe, and a glass of hard cider, soda or juice.
For our meal at the table service La Crêperie de Paris, we opted to order three savory crepes: Savoyarde, Chèvre, and Ratatouille…
Let’s start with a look at the Savoyarde, which consists of Raclette Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Imported Bayonne Ham.
This galette is heavy on the onions and a tad too light on cheese. That coupled with the way the tougher Bayonne Ham is apportioned with the rest of the dish it a bit trickier and more tedious to eat. The flavors are excellent and I suspect that this consists of higher quality ingredients than the Classique. While delicious, egg is a great masking agent. Given that, whether we’d order this again or the Classique is probably a toss-up.
Next up is the Ratatouille, which is filled with tomato, zucchini, and eggplant.
This is going to be the default option for vegetarians and inspired by the nearby attraction’s namesake character. We opted to order it on those bases.
The Ratatouille was fine, with a hearty vegetable medley that offered a surprising amount of savoriness.
If you’re a vegetarian, it’s a worthwhile option. Unsurprisingly, Sarah was a bigger fan of this than me. I probably wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is willing to try the whole menu and is only ordering one galette. As a “bonus crepe” for the table, it’s a good pick–and one that’s a nice change of pace from the rest.
Finally, the Chèvre: Goat Cheese, Spinach, Walnuts.
Both of us agreed that the Chèvre is our favorite galette at La Crêperie de Paris. It had a tart, earthy flavor thanks to the mixture of goat cheese, spinach, and walnuts–which also provided a range of textures. The light crispness of the buckwheat galette also worked really well here. Definitely the standout, from our perspective.
Finally, we ordered the Pomme: Caramelized Apples, Caramel Beurre Salé for dessert.
We were “inspired” to order this by our neighbors at the table next to us (like housing developments in Central Florida, your neighbors are practically on top of you due to minimal table spacing unless you’re at a booth). They made the savvy move of adding ice cream–we should’ve done likewise.
The pomme crepe is delicious, but incredibly sweet. The caramelized apples give it a bit of bitter-y depth, but it’s really sweet, regardless. I liked this more than Sarah did, but we both agreed that the quality wasn’t on par with the savory galletes. Ice cream would’ve helped mask its shortcomings, but our thinking was that we could instead stroll over to L’Artisan des Glaces for “France Dessert: Part Two.” Going there for both ‘parts’ of dessert would’ve been the better option.
Ultimately, La Crêperie de Paris is neither a great nor poor table service restaurant in World Showcase–it’s decidedly average. Bistrot Chez Remy definitely would’ve been a better option for a fun and family-friendly meal, but Imagineering might have (understandably) wanted to maintain the thematic integrity of World Showcase as much as possible. There also may not have been sufficient space for Bistrot Chez Remy.
La Crêperie de Paris does deliver when it comes to the savory galettes. The ingredients in those are generally high-quality and preparations are solid. They’re not incredibly filling, but they’re also priced accordingly. Nothing you order at La Crêperie de Paris will be among the most interesting or ambitious cuisine you eat at Walt Disney World, but you won’t regret dining here, either.
In the end, the word that most accurately describes La Crêperie de Paris for me is “forgettable.” From the bland and boring interior to the middle-of-the-road meal, it’s a table service restaurant that will quickly fade from your memory. Don’t be surprised if you’re asking “did we eat yet today?” the evening after dining here for lunch. (I forgot we ate here until going through photos–good thing I take notes during our meals!)
While this might sound like sharp criticism, that’s not necessarily the case–we’ve had plenty of meals at Walt Disney World still stuck in our minds from a decade ago for how bad they were. La Crêperie de Paris won’t go down as a Walt Disney World fan favorite or infamous eatery. For better or worse, it’s just not that memorable.
In fairness, your wallet won’t “remember” La Crêperie de Paris as well as the vast majority of other Walt Disney World table service restaurants, either. Where it does excel is in offering a relatively inexpensive table service restaurant option, and one that’ll exceed most counter service restaurants in Epcot for only a slight price premium.
While the galettes are not the most filling, that can make it a solid option for light eaters. In that specific scenario–and in recognition of the counter service weakness at Epcot–La Crêperie de Paris becomes a stronger recommendation. It’s also a decent pick for longtime Walt Disney World fans who have tried everything and want a change of pace that isn’t festival booths. Everyone else should look elsewhere, as there are better table service restaurant options in Epcot than La Crêperie de Paris.
Have you dined at La Crêperie de Paris or the walk-up Crêpes à Emporter by La Crêperie de Paris? Favorite or least favorite galettes and crepes? How would you rank/rate this as compared to other World Showcase restaurants? Think it’s viewed better as a counter service alternative? Do you agree or disagree with any of our thoughts? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!