During a mini-trip to Disney World, dear friends of mine treated themselves to the delectable prix fixe dinner and grownups-only date night at Monsieur Paul in Epcot. They sent me pictures of each and every course they were served, which I lived vicariously through as I ate the mushroom pizza we ordered that night. (Mushrooms are French, right?)

If you’re interested in an adults-only Epcot dining experience, put this restaurant on your radar.

Exterior of the Epcot dining restaurant Monsieur Paul in the France pavilion.

👨‍🍳 Quick background: Monsieur Paul is named for chef Paul Bocuse, and the restaurant is owned by his son, Jerome Bocuse. Paul Bocuse was named Chef of the Century in 2011 by The Culinary Institute of America (I once worked there, and his name was often heard in conversation), and he has a Michelin-starred restaurant in Lyon, France.

What is Monsieur Paul?

Monsieur Paul is a gourmet French restaurant in the World Showcase’s France pavilion. It’s set above Les Chefs de France, which Chef Bocuse opened in 1982. Its elegant setting mixes “classic French architecture with bright colors and a touch of modern design,” according to the Disney World website.

Monsieur Paul staircase inside the restaurant.

The restaurant also has stunning views overlooking the World Showcase, and you may get lucky enough to be seated right next to the windows.

The view of the World Showcase during Epcot dining.

The view of the World Showcase during Epcot dining.

As for the meal, the prix fixe menu is described as having “inventive twists” on classic French cuisine and a thoughtful wine list (optional) to pair with your courses. And take note: You need two hours to dine here, at least! My friends spent almost 3 hours during their dinner (well worth it, they said).

A couple of things to know: You’ll be escorted to your table and then again as you leave the restaurant. Also, children under 10 aren’t allowed here, so it’s truly a perfect Epcot dining experience for adult couples.

Now let’s look at the mouthwatering courses!

The Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Monsieur Paul

First, here’s the menu so you can see everything offered. During the meal I’m about to show you, my friends tried different courses, so you’ll see a generous spread of dishes! Spoiler alert: They loved everything they ordered.

Menu cover of the Monsieur Paul prix fixe menu.

The prix fixe menu at Monsieur Paul.
Prix fixe menu
The wine menu at the Monsieur Paul restaurant at the World Showcase.
Wine pairing menu

Amuse-Bouche and Champagne

First course at the France pavilion for Epcot World Showcase dining.

Champagne at Monsieur Paul.


These were served warm and crispy. Swoon.

Cheese bread at Epcot restaurant.
Cheese bread
Baguette at an Epcot restaurant.


Epcot dining appetizer
Escargot cassolette with watercress and potato emulsion
Lobster salad appetizer
Maine Lobster salad with passion fruit vinaigrette

Fish Course

Fish course during Epcot dining in France pavilion.
Seared scallops served with maple pumpkin velouté
Sea bass fish course.
Sea bass in puff pastry, sauce Choron, Monsieur Paul style

Palate Cleanser

Palate cleanser sorbet during French meal in Epcot.
Pear sorbet with pear brandy poured over

Meat Course

Chicken dish during the meat course.
Chicken fricassee with morels, rice pilaf with vegetables and black truffles
Meat course during Epcot dining meal in France.
Center cut beef tenderloins grilled, porcini fricassee, mashed potatoes mousseline, Bordelaise sauce

Cheese Course

Cheese course after the main meal at Monsieur Paul.
Imported cheeses plate


Dessert during Epcot dining.
Meringue, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, vanilla Chantilly, raspberry coulis
Special chocolate dessert at the French restaurant.
Chocolate almond cake, chocolate cream, hazelnut biscuit, chocolate ice cream, warm chocolate Cognac sauce

Sign us up — this is definitely on our bucket list of future Epcot dining experiences we have to have.

Does Monsieur Paul have a dress code?

Monsieur Paul has a basic dress code that shouldn’t be too hard to follow even in your regular park attire. The website describes it like this: “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.”

Do you have to have reservations for a Disney World restaurant?

To dine at a Disney World restaurant, you need both a theme park reservation and a dining reservation. Sometimes, you can get a dining reservation last-minute if you ask at the host stand. However, for something as upscale as the meal at Monsieur Paul, you’ll need a reservation.

Can you cancel Disney reservations for Monsieur Paul?

You’ll need to cancel Monsieur Paul dining reservations online 72 or more hours before your reservation. If you wait longer than that (or don’t show up at all), you’ll be charged a cancellation fee of $100 per person. 🫢

Also check out our blog post What Happens if I’m Late to My Disney Restaurant Reservation?

A huge thank you to Kara and Paul Bucher for providing these photos!