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California Grill

#45 of 3,261 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Sushi, Gluten Free
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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
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This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
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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  • 1315
    Excellent
  • 379
    Very good
  • 214
    Average
  • 102
    Poor
  • 66
    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
Spectacular view

We booked for New Years Eve Party which is a ticket only event we booked 6 months in advance. The event was very Pricey but we feel well worth it and once in a lifetime spend! We got our best attire on ladies long dresses and the boys in full dinner jackets and bow ties! My children are 18 and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
AMD805
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We booked for New Years Eve Party which is a ticket only event we booked 6 months in advance. The event was very Pricey but we feel well worth it and once in a lifetime spend! We got our best attire on ladies long dresses and the boys in full dinner jackets and bow ties! My children are 18 and... More 

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Thank AMD805
Daytona Beach
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My hubby and I have been meaning to come to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary for a while now.. last year we couldn't because hubby was in a accident the day before our anniversary.. so this year we made it a big deal.. food was excellent, our waitress was very nice too, only bad thing was that my... More 

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Thank Cecilia V
NC mtns
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon arrival, we were a bit put off by the large, loud, too-sunny dining area and hoped to be seated away from the windows (it was near sunset and while beautiful, it was overwhelmingly bright). We were delighted to be seated in a small dining room near the wine racks. It was quiet, with gorgeous views, and two of the... More 

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Thank MissM13
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lets face it, you pay to come here for really nice food and an outstanding position to watch the fireworks, I didn't really get either this time around. I have visited this restaurant once before and loved the place so much that I booked to take my husband for our belated 21st wedding anniversary. I still love what this restaurant... More 

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Thank Ipkiss1066
Greenville, Michigan
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful spot for a special evening out. The ambiance is lovely, the miles of view (from the 13th floor location) and the food are superb. With talented wait staff and extraordinary preparation, I doubt that this restaurant could serve a poor dish. We recommend the scallops and the fish - all done to perfection. This is not... More 

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Thank Dave48838
Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my fiancé went here for an early Valentines dinner. We ordered the pork flatbread appetizer which was overly salty and was lacking vinegar in the slaw. We also ordered the California roll. The waitress assured me there was no mayonnaise sauce drizzled on the top after telling her I did not like it. The rolls came with mayonnaise... More 

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Thank worthit519
Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice evening dinner after a day at the magic kingdom. The food was prepared nicely and was tasty. Was busier than we had anticipated it being at 5:30 PM, but the service was still good nonetheless.. Will probably be a "one and done, yeah we did that" kind of experience as everything was nice, but nothing extra special that I... More 

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Thank MikeBooker
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been for dinner at Disney Contemporary Resort' California Grill. We had a reservation through Disney app and everything worked perfectly. From the admittance to the parking lot, where our name was already on the list to the exceptional service, this a place to be to watch Disney Magic Kingdom Fireworks and have a great meal. We'll definitely come back... More 

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Thank Fabio L
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296 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter was AWESOME!! He made the best recommendations from the menu and even brought us a celebratory dessert because it was our anniversary! We timed our reservations so we could go outside on the observation deck to watch the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. The goat cheese ravioli was so delicious and perfect to share for an appetizer. This... More 

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Thank Royal5555
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I (both adults) go to Disney occasionally to be kids again. We love to have a fancy meal or 2 while we are there. We made a 9pm reservation at Cali Grille to purposefully watch the Fireworks and drink some wine with a dessert. It was wonderful! They play the Wishes fireworks show music and dim the... 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
  • Phone Number: (407) 939-3463

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions

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?