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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 #127 of 3,138 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Californian
Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
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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
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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Ottawa
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157 reviews 157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Two in a row at Disney. Outstanding food, breathtaking room but mediocre service. The aps are great. Huge muscles in an aromatic cilantro and lemongrass sauce, pork bellies, way above average fresh suchi. The lobster bisque could have been a few degrees warmer but the flavours were lovely and the huge chunks of lobster so tasty. The kitchen follows through... More

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Newark, Delaware
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151 reviews 151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

During our last visit to Disney World, my husband and I ate at California Grill and had a wonderful meal, despite Wishes being cancelled that night due to heavy rain! We decided we needed a "re-do" of our meal this trip, so we made 7:30pm reservations for a Wednesday evening. In the 5+ years since we had last dined at... More

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Anniston, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Before we even left for Disney, we were told California Grill was a restaurant "must-do". Our travel agent booked the reservation immediately to make sure we got the experience. It was absolutely worth it. The views of the Magic Kingdom and the SUNSET was incredible. Classy and contemporary atmosphere as well. The dress code is a little dressier than most... More

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Baden, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Food good, no small plates. The filet was cooked to order, but the vegetable that came with it was three cherry tomatoes. Disney must not like vegetables. We were able to secure a reservation that allowed us to watch the fireworks from the restaurant balconies, with the music piped in. Limited menu for such a pricey restaurant.

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London, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 NEW

The chef needs to be applauded! Our meal for nine was spectacular. The pumpkin soup was amazing! The arugula salad with shrimps left your tastebuds dancing. The next course was gnocchi with a wonderfully prepared sauce...I tasted one bite...there was so much to eat...next came the sorbet to cleanse our palette...yum! My main course was the ahi tuna. It melted... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was unexpectedly surprised at the variety and quality of food at the California Grill. We have eaten there before, but this trip was exceptional. The bartender made fantastic cocktails. I'm not a huge sushi person, but the shrimp negari spicy ratigan and California rolls were to die for. You could make a meal out of that alone. The goat... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I came here to celebrate my birthday with a friend while visiting Disney World. We were seated by the window facing Magic Kingdom and the bay - the first thing I thought was "This is the best view of the parks I have ever seen." We were mesmerized by the views the entire evening. Try to get a reservation for... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This restaurant was incredible. The wine list is impressive, one of the best sushi I ever had and the bison was out of this world. Would recommend a 7:30pm reservation so you can watch the fireworks outside at 9. Also Walter was simply the best server and super patient with the 5 kids we had.

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San Antonio, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went to Disney with a group of friends for a few days and we started the week by having our first dinner at California Grill. Yes we made our reservations for 9:00pm so we could walk out and view the fireworks. The wait staff was perceptive enough to pace our entrees so we could watch the fireworks. Great service and... More

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Towson, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We've been DVC members for 20 years. This was our first (and most likely last) visit to California Grill. As always, the Disney staff was very good. Our service was poor but I don't think it was the waiter's fault. I suspect he is very good at what he does but was overwhelmed with too many tables. We waited a... More

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Additional Information about California Grill

Address: Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
Phone Number: (407) 939-3463
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Walt Disney World Resort
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: American, Sushi, Californian

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