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All 3,113 Orlando Restaurants

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 #131 of 3,113 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Cent FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is my second time dining at California Grill, but it’s the first time since their renovation a year ago. This is also my first review of the restaurant. California Grill is located on the top floor of the Contemporary Hotel within Walt Disney World. It is well-known for its excellent food, panoramic views and outdoor observation decks where diners... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to California Grill while on our honeymoon. This was an incredible dining experience. First, the ambiance was amazing. We had a window seat and the views were amazing. We were greeted by our server Walter. This guy is an incredible disney employee. He was very knowledgeable and told us everything that is great and even... More

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Berkshire, England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing meal here. Seated really quickly, another great server (disney are full of them!!) Table decorated for our honeymoon, plus were given a champagne toast which was a nice touch. Each course was fantastic, the sushi was incredible, as was the filet mignon. Amazing cocktails and amazing views! Dined at 8pm, returned at 10pm for the fireworks, this... More

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NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

For a nice night out with the kids, head to California Grill. Get a late reservation and watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the 15th floor observation deck. The food, wine and service are top-notch. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for -- and more!

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Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is by far the best restaurant on Disney Property. We dined twice on our trip at the end of August. Both nights were fantastic. Their attention to detail is over the top. The Allergy Menu is Fantastic. The Chef was wonderful dealing with our soy allergy. Our server the first night was Leah and on the second night was... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first time here. It was recommended by many of our friends as a nice romantic spot for my wife and I to get away for an adult night while on vacation with our kids and the grandparents. We were not disappointed. We had a reservation at 8:45pm, so that we were able to eat and then enjoy... More

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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our second time dining here. The food, atmosphere, and views are amazing. This is the best restaurant in Disney. I had the Filet Mignon and it was probably the best steak I ever had. We were celebrating an anniversary and Disney did not disappoint. Table was decorated with little Mickey glitter and we were given a special dessert.... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From setting, to server, to service, to ambiance, to food, this has to be one of the best restaurant experiences ever. We booked this as part of our DDP(Disney Dining Plan) for 2 table service credits and it didn't disappoint. Overlooking all 4 main Disney parks, we got to see all the evening fireworks displays. Highly recommended.

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Venice, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Everytime we eat at Disney's California Grill we are never disappointed. This time I had the grilled scallops - Superior and my husband had the duck - wonderfully tender and juicy. If you reserve a table after 9pm you will be able to enjoy the Magic Kingdom firework show!

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Were it not for the AMAZING atmosphere, I would have given this restaurant an average rating. Our server, Ron, was GREAT. He helped us to time our meal perfectly so that the fireworks at Magic Kingdom were starting right as our dessert arrived. I was expecting the food to be fantastic after reading other reviews, but I was disappointed. I... More

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