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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413 (Walt Disney World Resort)
(407) 939-3463
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Ranked #105 of 3,199 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I know it shouldn't be a competition, but the service, food, and ambiance of the California Grill blew Citricos out of the water. My husband and I understand from our visits to Walt Disney World Resort that servers don't have the help with bussing/setting that they used to have, so all table service speed must be taken with a grain... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation during Wishes and it was A wonderful experience. We had the dining plan and it was 2 credits but definitely worth it. All of the food was excellent, the service was top notch, and desserts were the best part! We could see the electrical parade from our table and then when Wishes was starting most of... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

During our 8-day trip to Disney, we ate at several of Disney's "Signature Restaurants." California Grill was very good (though not as good as the Signature Restaurant at the Grand Floridian). We made a late reservation so that we could view the Wishes Fireworks from the California Grill. We were not seated at a window and would not have been... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The secret to eating here is to come about 7:00, have one of the best meals you may ever have eaten as you watch the sun set over the Disney kingdom (Usually stunning in itself). Then step outside for a stunning fireworks display for 20 minutes. Upon returning to your table, its cleaned and you can enjoy a desert and... More 

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Nassau, Bahamas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were at the revamped California Grill last January not long after the relaunch. Last time we had a fantastic server, indescribably good food, and a spectacular view of the fireworks - which was wonderful but not the main reason for our visit. One year on we were looking forward to the re-visit but: 1) A mediocre server who seemed... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The California grill is on the top floor of the Contemporary Resort - nice view of Magic Kingdom and especially the fireworks. Compared to The Wave in the basement, the restaurant is very expensive - and probably not worth the increase in price given the good quality. OK - the food and service were very good - just cost more.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. This might have been our last. I thought the menu selection wasn't much for this caliber restaurant. I had the pork which was dry. My overall impression is this restaurant is on it's way down. I guess we didn't get off to a good start. I made a 5:00 pm reservation hoping to get... More 

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Chesterfield, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I had 3 world-class dinners at CG a decade ago, worth every extravagant cent at that time. At half the inflation adjusted price, genuinely comparable then to a Michelin 3 star we'd eaten at in Belgium two decades before that!. Wonderfully interesting menu! Gorgeous restaurant! Phenomenally attentive service! For our 50th anniversary, this time around, our wonderful... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dinner for four at 5:15. Very helpful staff. We started with a charcuterie plate which has some excellent pates and meats. Nice size portion that four could share. May have been too much for one person (too rich?). Lobster bisque, ravioli appetizer, and salads were excellent. My flounder was very well conceived and prepared, including olives, grape tomatoes, mixed greens... More 

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Waltham, MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ate here last week to celebrate a birthday, The staff, food, atmosphere, everything was absolutely perfect! We love coming here whenever we are at Disney! They even brought over creme brule with a candle in it for my daughters birthday!!! we highly recommend this restaurant!

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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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