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California Grill

#68 of 3,054 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Walt Disney World Resort
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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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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
Not worth the hype but still good food

We ate here the day after Narccoossee's so that might have been why we were not as impressed as I think we expected to be. Food was good but not fantastic. View was more the attraction than the food. Service was okay. Unfortunately all of our steaks were under cooked and had to be sent back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here the day after Narccoossee's so that might have been why we were not as impressed as I think we expected to be. Food was good but not fantastic. View was more the attraction than the food. Service was okay. Unfortunately all of our steaks were under cooked and had to be sent back. Glad we tried it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of my favorites! I have only gone during the winter & I was told the menu changes just a little to go w/the seasons. I could not be more happy with that due to the Oak-fired Filet of Beef having Tomato Risotto during that time! I can not say enough good things about it. Definitely... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful fine dining restaurant and you can watch the Wishes fireworks. The food is top notch with an ever changing menu based on what is in season. There is something for everyone with a great selection of seafood, chicken, meat and vegetarian dishes. There is also a very good selection of wines, both by the glass and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome - beautiful décor - great ambiance - great view of the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. fireworks show is great - Everything was great excepting the lamb was a bit tough. Would go back again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was expecting something special from this Disney signature restaurant if the hype was to be believed. Sadly it was honestly the worst meal my family had the entire 3 week trip. The food was tasteless, not cooked as requested, luke warm and some of it tasted so bad it was inedible (chimichurri)Asked for my lamb to be cooked the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Best food and drinks! We had reservations and we were seated in minutes, also we were able to go out on look out deck and listen to the music to the fireworks show! It was a fantastic view!! Can't wait to go back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Sometimes we like to just drop in here and go to the lounge for apps and dessert, which is what we did this time. Watching the sun go down over the Magic Kingdom while eating some of the best food the resort has to offer is a relaxing way to spend an evening. A tip for those that haven't discovered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a restaurant for special occasions. It has higher price range, but it's worth the food and the view. Our server was excellent. We watched the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom from the rooftop observation deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We popped into the lounge and ended up staying for the fabulous fireworks show. We just had drinks and sushi, but the food and wine were delicious and the waiter was fun. The view can. not. be. beat. We loved it and we will be back!!

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Westbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great views - try to time your dinner around the fireworks . Have been here before and after the renovation . I liked the original better. The open kitchen layout is very interesting to me but that made the dinner seem less special and more like we were in Hell's Kitchen . we had one of the later reservations and... 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 to $80
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Sushi

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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>  > Walt Disney World Resort
  • Neighborhood: Walt Disney World Resort
  • Phone Number: (407) 939-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $35 to $80
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

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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