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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 #124 of 3,153 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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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We booked this signature restaurant both as a treat and for the renowned views of the Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom. We were extremely lucky and, without asking, we were seated beside the window with its views over the lake (perfect for the electrical water pageant) and Magic Kingdom. Our server was friendly and helpful. After ordering, warm bread was... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

As we were eating dinner, the lights dimmed and we were told that fireworks would be starting in 5 minutes. We could go out on the balcony and watch the fireworks with all the music attached..... What a great place a wonderful meal (steaks melted in your mouth) and fireworks also...

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

As this was mine and my wife's honeymoon we reserved the california grill with the mind that we could also watch the magic kingdom fireworks. we were not disappointed. upon arrival we had a drink at the bar whilst waiting for our table. when it was ready we were taken to the seating towards the back of the restaurant which... More

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Ottawa
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161 reviews 161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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

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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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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