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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 #137 of 3,100 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
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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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

First, I booked a reservation two months in advance for a window seat. They told me to arrive an hour before my reservation time to help guarantee a window seat. Showed up an hour before and they told me no window seats available, so I ask why even bother making a reservation and got a no clue look from the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had read several reviews here on Tripadvisor describing the food as excellent. It was merely ok, like what you would expect on a cruise ship perhaps. Far from the fine dining you would get in a major city for half the price. The pork was served raw in the middle which we did not accept. The waitress only made... More

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Houston
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic meal Seasonal dessert was superb Updated room was brighter and lighter, but not a huge difference from prior visits One of my favorites anywhere; always look forward to a meal here when visiting Disneyworld

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food is fantastic and the view is even better. It sits on top of the Contemporary hotel which is right across the street from the Magic Kingdom. You can either enjoy the fireworks from inside of the restaurant (the music is pumped into the restaurant) or you can go outside on the their viewing area and literally be right... More

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Orlando
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest places to eat and enjoy the fireworks over Disney's Magic Kingdom. The food is much better, and more appropriately priced, than Narcoosee's. I enjoyed my meal comparably to Citricos in the Grand Floridian, but view is closer and the additional altitude helps too. There also a much large number of seats that are situated... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We recently celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday at Walt Disney with our extended family and friends. We had dinner at the California Grill, and although we have dined there before, both the food and the service exceeded our expectations. (And the wine and drinks weren't too bad either!). It is a fairly sophisticated menu, so if your traveling with smaller... More

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Sanford, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation for a 20th anniversary celebration while we were at Disney. When we got up to the restaurant, our table had Mickey confetti all over it. Our waitress was very knowledgable in wines and foods on the menu. Our entrees were delicious and when we ordered dessert, it came with a chocolate congratulations decoration! The view was... More

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Miami
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to snag reservations here (on the advice of an Orlando friend) for dinner at California Grill. It is located in the Contemporary and our driver was able to pull right up to the front of the hotel and drop us off. We were then we were escorted (by Ariel!) in the elevator to the restaurant at the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There really isn't enough good things to say about the California Grill. Excellent service, excellent wine list, excellent food, and an incredible view. Just make sure you book far in advance so you can get a table during Wishes!

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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing meal at the newly renovated California Grill. What made our meal extra special was our server: "MO"! Mo provided us with amazing service. She was able to connect to everyone at our table. And that wasn't an easy feat, there were 10 of us (7 adults, 3 children). She made our evening spectacular. We finished our... More

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