We love to eat in the dining room for lunch, as well as breakfast. They have a different menu everyday, normally themed, and the food is not the same as the buffett. It will normally take about an hour, that includes appetizer, soup/salad, entree and dessert. We have always been sat at tables of 4. When we cruised with my parents they gave us our own table. We have also been sat with another couple when it was just the 2 of us. We highly recemend you give it a try. We rarely eat the buffett for lunch or breakfast anymore. Enjoy your trip!
Randy and Heather