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California Grill

#63 of 3,088 Restaurants in Orlando
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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "California Grill is a Signature Dining restaurant that serves up...
"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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not worth 2 dining credits

The quality of food was great, but the prices are ridiculous. For that reason, they require 2 dining credits. You can use your credits much more wisely. One dining plan suggestion for Disney to support healthy eating; allow diners to substitute their dessert for a basic appetizer such as a salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
NSTravel101
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate dinner here last week. We made our reservations 3+ months ago and were told that we would have a table that would allow us to see the fireworks as this was our primary reason for going to this restaurant. Our additional reason was to have what we were lead to believe would be excellent food... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner dined here for my 21st Birthday in the evening so we could view wishes firework display. Firstly, we wasn't very hungry because in the afternoon we'd been to The Grand Floridian for Afternoon Tea - Upon arrival at the restaurant we decided we only wanted appetizers. Our waiter was visibly displeased by this (we assume his... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The quality of food was great, but the prices are ridiculous. For that reason, they require 2 dining credits. You can use your credits much more wisely. One dining plan suggestion for Disney to support healthy eating; allow diners to substitute their dessert for a basic appetizer such as a salad or soup.

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was concerned because I always read the bad reviews first. But I must say everything was excellent. We were seated promptly, our waitres was friendly and attentive. Made excellent suggestions. I had the scallops and they were perfect and a wonderful cheese plate for dessert. The fireworks were dalayed the evening we were there and we were told we... More 

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Godalming
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful evening here on our second night in Disney. The view was awesome. The experience with the fireworks fantastic and you even get a great view of the electrical water pageant. We arrived at 7.20. Had a great table by the window. Service was brilliant, not too fast or slow. Just the correct amount of attention. Wine... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You are shown into a lift that is the only way to get to this remarkable restaurant. Once there try a sake cocktail whilst your waiting to be seated. The waiting staff are excellent and the restaurant has fantastic view of Disney world and an open kitchen so you have much to look at while eating. The food was quick... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was best food we had all trip. We each got something different; steak filet, pork chops and chicken were all the most tender delicious tasting meats we have probably ever had. SO GOOD! The service we received from Wendi was the best we had all trip. She was constantly filling up our waters, checking the kids' drinks and asking... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I know the appeal to some is you get to see fireworks out over Cinderella's castle. This however should be a dining destination regardless if you are at Disney or not. Great ingredients leads to great food and they have done that here!! Keep going till you have tried it all!

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orlando
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The experience going into the elevator was nice, nicely decorated feels upscale but the noise level, service and people make for an okay experience. We asked for a window seat and they didn't have any and we were not given an option to wait for one. Our server was busy so the manager had to come by to get our... More 

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Jasper, AL
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious. From the young to the old, every member of our party enjoyed this restaurant. It takes a while to get your reservation, but watching the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, and dining in this restaurant, are a true delight.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 939-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?