Bistro de Paris, the upstairs cousin to Les Chefs de France at Epcot, has been named the best theme park restaurant by readers of Theme Park Insider. The Web site's publisher, Robert Niles, made the announcement Friday following weeks of voting. Runners up were Chefs de France and Mythos, both past winners. The roster also included Garden Grill, the rotating restaurant at Epcot's Land pavilion, and Tokyo Dining, the serene sushi place at the Japan pavilion (you probably could have figured that out).
As with last year, Niles asked me to write some comments about the finalists. In my review of Chefs de France and Bistro, I mentioned that fans of the Bistro may want to revisit again soon because it may not exist this time next year. Nothing is set in stone, and who knows what changes in plans might occur due to economics. But there are some changes in mind. Sorry, can't share what I've heard just now -- sworn to secrecy, and all that. But if it goes through as I've heard, it's going to be huge news.