There are many options within the Disneyworld for buffet and/or character meals. Some seem to be the same type of atmosphere or meal options. The Garden Grill is slightly different on both accounts. Some would see that as a negative I on the other hand view it as a positive. I especially enjoy the fact that the restaurant rotates at a nice leisurely pace. It was enjoyable to be served family style gave us all the chance to feel as if it were a buffet but still having a restaurant feel as being served all the while. To top all this off still having a character experience. The food to us was better than most of the places that offer buffet options. I only wish they offered more character options here