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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 #138 of 3,117 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you don't have a reservation then don't panic, there are extra seats available as you walk in which you can order food to. Although, go early... they fill up quickly! The food here is worth every single penny, 5* dining at its finest! I would recommend this restaurant to those who want to experience a bit of luxury with... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

How can you beat eating a world class meal - served by attentive, experienced staff - while staring out at the Magic Kingdom's Castle watching the fireworks? Fall in love with your spouse all over again for just the cost of two table services! I have eaten here many times over the years, and never been disappointed (except when i... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very best dining in Disney by far! Sushi was inspirational, the stone fruit and kale salad was amazing. The bison was prepared flawlessly and the seafood pilaf was very good. Best Margarita ever - passion fruit - very yummy. The view of the fireworks was great. The restaurant was modern and very nice. Wonderful service

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Fairview, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We like to visit CG each Disney trip . This is our first time dining after the renovations . It blends very well with the overall theme of the resort . The views are spectacular and observation decks for fireworks are fantastic . The sushi is as good as any NYC popular restaurant like Tao or Nobu. I was however... More

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Ocoee, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first meal in the Cali Grill since the rehab. We like the new style. Obviously, one attends the restaurant for the view and fireworks show. The restaurant has a great view overlooking the Magic Kingdom. We has a great table in on the north end of the dining room. The attention to detail was excellent. This was... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had a really lovely meal here, the place is very special. The service was good and the fact the the tables were not packed in made it feel 'posh'. I had a fillet steak for my main which was one of the best I've ever had. We watched the fireworks before we ate our meal which were magical. We... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The hubs has been wanting to go here and I've heard all about the difficulty of getting a reservation, you book 180 days out blah blah blah. For what?! 50% of the tables were empty the night we went and frankly, it was not that special. Don't get me wrong, the food was good enough and we enjoyed it but... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This signature restaurant, located atop the Contemporary Resort at Disneyworld, is a must-do experience for any foodie visiting the parks. Our family of four dined here to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of my husband and myself. While we were a bit uneasy about the options for my younger daughter (picky teenage eater), we went ahead and booked a table... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

'Disney's Contemporary" California Grill is sleek. It sit's at the top of the Contemporary, on the 15th floor. It has a wall of windows overlooking the Magic Kingdom, you get a perfect sunset. If your grandchildren can stay awake till 8pm, you get the nightly fireworks show., the skies light up behind Cinderella Castle. The menu has everything. I had... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Of all of the Disney dining locations, the California Grill is our new favorite. The food is unparalleled, and the view for Wishes is like none other. The castmembers went above and beyond to make our special night even more special. This must be on your Disney bucket list.

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