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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 3,052 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Yeah...whatever. Food was nothing special. Service was friendly, but slow. Will not return. Overrated.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

CG was by far, the best dining experience we had on our 10 day stay. The service was excellent, the food superb. Everyone was friendly, and we had come from the Magic Kingdom, so we were slightly underdressed, but it didn't matter. The wine selection was over the top, although we stayed with the iced tea. It came with sugar... More

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Buffalo, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My family of 4 ate dinner here last week to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. It was the best meal we had during our trip and I would definitely come back. I hate elevators, and usually go out of my way to avoid them. An elevator ride up 15 floors is the only way to get to this restaurant. When... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We decided to book this restaurant for our anniversary, and was not disappointed. Our night began by being escorted from the desk on the second floor all the way up to the 15th where the restaurant is located. We were both greeted by a fantastic array of smiles and welcomes by multiple members of staff. After informing them it was... More

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Chapin, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We reserved the California Grill for our 1 year wedding anniversary dinner on April 12. I had made reservations for 9:30 so we could watch the Wishes fireworks show. When we arrived at the check in desk on the 2nd floor around 9, we mentioned that we would be willing to wait in order to get a window view, since... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We went to California Grill expecting the usual overpriced overblown Disney experience. We were not prepared for the incredibly slow kitchen. We made a "reservation" for 1730 as that was all we were allowed to do online. Arrived with many tables empty throughout our dinner, bottom line, do not pay attention to the Disney reservation service. We knew better but... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Disney in December is so much fun, so on this visit we decided to try the California Grill. The ambiance is lovely, and the food is to die for! We've been lucky enough to have sampled delicacies all over the world! Disney's California Grill has outdone themselves! It was our Anniversary on January 1st so what a treat! Yes, it... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't really expecting amazing meals at Disney but this restaurant was a welcome surprise. PHENOMENAL apple and kale salad, terrific filet, hubby loved the Bison and great finish with the banana fritters, cheese plate and kids sushi. The fireworks from the terrace capped it off. Highly recommend.

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Metro Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband have been here sevearl times before (each before the remodel) and each time really enjoy the experience and our meals. This time we couldn't get a reservation and so decided just to grab a light, late meal at the lounge area (first come, first served seating) to view the Wishes Fireworks show (without having to buy a park... More

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I am really shocked at all of the negative reviews -- Mine and my husband's experience couldn't have been any more different. This was far and away the best dining experience we've had at Disney, and possibly ever. We had a 5:45 reservation and were taken up to the restaurant and seated right away. The staff was the most professional... More

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