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Reservations Are Now Open for EPCOT’s Newest Prix Fixe Dining Experience

Some of the best restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in EPCOT, where Guests can “taste their way around world,” via a scenic walk through the countries of World Showcase.

Most eateries around this Disney Park have reopened following earlier closures at the start of the pandemic, however, others have been far too impacted by staffing shortages that continue to pose a challenge for the hospitality and tourism industry. Thankfully, the return of Disney International Programs is beginning to remedy staffing issues in EPCOT, and one of the Park’s popular restaurants now has a reopening date, (and a new menu!)

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The next restaurant to reopen in EPCOT can be found right in the France pavilion; Monsieur Paul. Yesterday, we reported that this beloved signature dining experience is reopening very soon on October 18, 2022, with a new prix fixe menu showcasing modern twists on classic French cuisine. As of today, reservations are now available for Monsieur Paul, and they may be made on Disney’s official website or the My Disney Experience app.

As you plan your next lunch or dinner at Monsieur Paul, we wanted to remind you of a couple of important notes that make this location different than other in-Park signature dining locations. First, Monsieur Paul does have a dress code.

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Typically dress codes are limited to restaurants outside of the theme parks, and while we have never seen Cast Members enforce the dress code at Monsieur Paul, you should still be aware of it:

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.’

This restaurant is also limited to Guests who are ages 10 and over. If you are looking for a more family-friendly table-service dining option in the France pavilion, we recommend checking out Chefs de France, which also features traditional French cuisine without the limitations of the prix fixe menu, and at more affordable price points.

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Lastly, like all Disney restaurants, a credit card is required to book your reservation. Your card will not be charged unless you no-show without canceling your reservation. Unlike other Disney restaurants, the no-cancellation fee is quite steep at this location at $100 per person for reservations that are not canceled within a 72-hour notice (typically $10 and a 24-hour notice for other restaurants.)

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Disney’s official description of Monsieur Paul’s new menu reads:

The new prix fixe menu offers a gastronomic meal––one in which people devote themselves to the art of “eating and drinking well.”

Very popular with the French and deeply familiar to them, the gastronomic meal has developed over centuries, constantly evolving, and has been passed down from generation to generation. The meal entails rites which include the search for good seasonal and local products, references to a codified repertoire of recipes, culinary skills, the setting of a beautiful table, the succession of courses and the pairing of dishes with wine.

The gastronomic meal of the French was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

Make reservations to dine at Monsieur Paul during your next Walt Disney World vacation at DisneyWorld.com.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."