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California Grill

#119 of 3,212 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Walt Disney World Resort
American, Sushi, Californian
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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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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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  • 911
    Excellent
  • 261
    Very good
  • 171
    Average
  • 80
    Poor
  • 57
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Enjoy the view

The view is wonderful as you look down from the top of the Contemporary Resort. That's not to take away from the food which is also very good. I recommend the shellfish mole and the chocolate pudding cake for dessert. Make a reservation. You check in and then get on their private elevator... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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VA
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The view is wonderful as you look down from the top of the Contemporary Resort. That's not to take away from the food which is also very good. I recommend the shellfish mole and the chocolate pudding cake for dessert. Make a reservation. You check in and then get on their private elevator. After dinner we watched the fireworks from... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The California Grill is one of our go-to restaurant's whenever we go to Disney. Located at the top of the Contemporary Hotel, the restaurant offer's views of Disney World, and the surrounding area. Luckily, we don't only go there for the view. Rated as one of Disney's signature restaurants, it is a more expensive dining experience. Beginning with an extensive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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199 reviews 199 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying that the setting at California Grill cannot be surpassed by any of the Disney restaurants. Being at the top of the Contemporary is amazing and it's part of what makes Cali Grill a must. The service is always top notch as well, but our service on this visit was exceptional. From the minute we were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

While at Disney World we made dinner reservations here and what a wonderful experience. Although its hard to get a reservation you should come at amytime you can get. The chef came to our table to dicuss a food allergy and make suggestions. Both tbe steak and pork where cooked perfectly and the risotto was wonderful.

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Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and another couple dined at California Grill last week. For me this was a highlight I was anticipating since I booked the trip a few months back. I learned that a diner could see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the restaurant if your dinner was during that time. I could only get a 5:15 reservation and... More 

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Ottawa
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After hearing so many wonderful things about this restaurant, we decided to explore fine dining with our children at a place that is "acceptable" to bring the children. The location is fabulous, view was outstanding. We loved the stroller parking and ambiance when we walked in. I do have to agree, after reading their attire, we dressed up only to... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dined here tonight! Some of the best sushi I ever had! Dinner was amazing! The wine was very good, here is what we order: Dragon Roll Tuna 4 ways Jumbo scallops Chicken meal This all was very good. On the deluxe dining plan. We highly recommend this place.

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Evans, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We did not have reservations but were able to get a seat at the sushi bar - and loved it! We were well entertained watching the sushi preparations as well as having a view into the open kitchen. The food was superb and serving sizes were generous.

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Williston, Vermont
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

California Grill is a high end, trendy restaurant trying to provide a formal dining experience at Disney. That's like mixing oil and water. The food is very good- the Filet of Beef and Bell & Evans Chicken were very good choices for us. The service staff is generally attentive although the bartenders have no personality and could barely give me... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were down for race weekend and pleasantly surprised to get a late reservation filled. Having been here numerous times before we were happy to get in. Well they cant all be magical experiences I guess. Fireworks werent until 945 pm on Saturday, not the restaurants fault, but a bummer when you have little one's that wont make it that... 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, Sushi, Californian

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?