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California Grill

#94 of 3,234 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Walt Disney World Resort
American, Californian, Sushi
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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 175
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  • 81
    Poor
  • 57
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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
Best Meal I've Ever Had

Yes, hands down California Grill was the best meal I have ever had in the 26 years of living. I'm half Italian half Filipino so I know good food. We started at the bar where our bartender was from the area we were from so we got talking with him. Then while we waited we went out onto the sides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Yes, hands down California Grill was the best meal I have ever had in the 26 years of living. I'm half Italian half Filipino so I know good food. We started at the bar where our bartender was from the area we were from so we got talking with him. Then while we waited we went out onto the sides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to CA grill about 5 times over 15 years and most 3 years ago had the dragon sushi roll - and it was SO good I returned two nights later to have it again! Well we had it again last Wed. night and it was still tasty but much smaller and just not the same!! And the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well organized service and timely served food - despite us being a very large business group. High food quality with sufficient size of portions. Fireworks can be seen and enjoyed from the balcony.

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65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of those rare places where everything is terrific. We had the Lobster Mole comprised of lobster tail, shrimp and scallops. My son tried the bison. Filet mignon for the ladies. Sides included artisan romaine, dragon roll sushi, and fritters with 3 sauces. The chocolate pudding cake was excellent. While we waited for our table we went onto... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The best meal I have ever had at Disney world. The atmosphere was great very upscale but not to the point where you feel out of place. Our waiter Ryan knew everything about the menu and really helped us make a good decision on what to get. I recommend the shellfish mole. The view is awesome and a great place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant at the top of the Contemporary is beautiful and offers a great view. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things but we thought the food was sub par. We were very disappointed.

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Frisco, Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on a trip without the kids and decided to try the California Grill as a late meal. We had a 9:20 reservation so we would be able to watch Wishes from the observation deck. The check in for the restaurant is on the second floor just outside of the elevators, so it can be a... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I really feel for the chef in this restaurant. They are trying so hard to present a sophisticated menu that they miss the mark. I think that a menu more like that of Citrios would be better received. By placing the word "California" in the name possibly they are trying to out neuvo the palattes of the clientele.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Made a late reservation to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks at 10:00 PM. Parking was free and easy at the Contemporary Resort. We were seated early. Restaurant has great energy and atmosphere. We had drinks and apps. Apps were just ok, but the drinks were very good. Entrees looked very good on the menu and on other tables. Great views... More 

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Alameda, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

By far this meal was the high point of our dining experiences at Disney World. Our waiter was wonderful. We had a table by the window so we could see the fireworks but we chose to go out on the balcony where they had simulcast music to accompany the fireworks. Wine selection was incredible. Food was crazy good. The menu... More 

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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>  > Walt Disney World Resort
  • Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
  • Phone Number: (407) 939-3463

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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?