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California Grill

Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413 (Walt Disney World Resort)
(407) 939-3463
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Ranked #143 of 3,104 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
Description: "California Grill is a Signature Dining restaurant that serves up award-winning gourmet dinners and sweeping views atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. Venture into this vibrant and charged atmosphere and watch the creation of culinary masterpieces in the on-stage kitchen.
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant, the food is wonderful and the whine was great. We had eaten here many years ago when it was called "top of the World" When I made reservations, I didn't realize that during our dinner we were treated to a fireworks show over the Magic Kingdom. A nice touch. I took away a few stars... More

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Makati, Philippines
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If I had known better, I would have booked this place twice during our stay. Great food with good service. The view is fantastic and the vibe here is just electric...good fun for us all!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

First time was in January and second time in June. Did not know to ask for window seat. Both times food was very good. I love the tomato flatbread and goat cheese ravioli for my meal and it was plenty! First trip server was excellent! Next time was kinda eh. It's a great place for a date night. Lots of... More

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Rohnert Park, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely a do over! Outstanding! Go here for the Magic Kingdom fireworks, they dim the lights and pipe in the story to go with the show. Very special!

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

First, I booked a reservation two months in advance for a window seat. They told me to arrive an hour before my reservation time to help guarantee a window seat. Showed up an hour before and they told me no window seats available, so I ask why even bother making a reservation and got a no clue look from the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had read several reviews here on Tripadvisor describing the food as excellent. It was merely ok, like what you would expect on a cruise ship perhaps. Far from the fine dining you would get in a major city for half the price. The pork was served raw in the middle which we did not accept. The waitress only made... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic meal Seasonal dessert was superb Updated room was brighter and lighter, but not a huge difference from prior visits One of my favorites anywhere; always look forward to a meal here when visiting Disneyworld

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is fantastic and the view is even better. It sits on top of the Contemporary hotel which is right across the street from the Magic Kingdom. You can either enjoy the fireworks from inside of the restaurant (the music is pumped into the restaurant) or you can go outside on the their viewing area and literally be right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the nicest places to eat and enjoy the fireworks over Disney's Magic Kingdom. The food is much better, and more appropriately priced, than Narcoosee's. I enjoyed my meal comparably to Citricos in the Grand Floridian, but view is closer and the additional altitude helps too. There also a much large number of seats that are situated... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday at Walt Disney with our extended family and friends. We had dinner at the California Grill, and although we have dined there before, both the food and the service exceeded our expectations. (And the wine and drinks weren't too bad either!). It is a fairly sophisticated menu, so if your traveling with smaller... More

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