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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 #160 of 3,095 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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Orlando, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have lived in Orlando for 27 years. We had until now tried to stay away from Disney and frequented mostly Winter Park restaurants. Last night for lack of anything better to do, we used our annual passes at Disney and decided to walk around EPCOT. The weather looked iffy, so we hopped on a monorail and... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were able to leave the kids with Nanny and Poppy while we snuck out for dinner and The California Grill was a great choice. We had a few drinks in the Outer Rim bar on the 4th floor prior to checking in for dinner. We were seated a few minutes prior to our reservation time at... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate at Cali Grill for an early 5th Anniversary in Mid May. This was our second time eating here- our first being in 2011 before remodeling . We had an ADR for 9:00 and walked right up to the elevator and were quickly seated. Our server was wonderful- wish I had written down her name. I... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The contemporary restaurant is perfect for a special dinner with family. If you book around Wishes firework you'll have a perfect view from the castle from the observation deck. Its pricey but worth it!

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have dined here at least a dozen times and have seen it go down a bit in service and atmosphere. It was recently remodeled, and we feel it lost something. For a top signature dining venue, they have a very lax dress code. Our last visit, we were celebrating our son in laws retirement from the Navy. This was... More

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The Villages, Florida
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250 reviews 250 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had great hopes for this restaurant but was disappointed. We went for our grandkids birthday dinner. The ambience of the restaurant is great especially the spectacular window which overlooks Disneyworld and surrounding areas. Was told one of the best place to watch fireworks. However, we are here for the food. Executive chef wants to use yuzu and ponzu which are... More

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Bayonne, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I made reservations four months in advance and had to break our party of 13 family members in two to get a reservation. I was told that they would try to sit our party together but could not promise it. First, we got upstairs just as the July 4th Fireworks started. The observation deck outside of the restaurant is a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Prior to renovation, the California Grill was known for all around great food. Now, the California Grill seems to have become more about the ambiance, and less about the food quality. Pros: - I would like to say that unlike some of our party, all of my food was excellent. The California roll was extremely fresh with no pungent smell,... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Celebrated my 60th Birthday here and the Restaurant was at the top of its game. The food was wonderful and our server could not have been better. She knew the menu and made excellent recommendations. I would go here again in a heartbeat!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Amazing food and service!! Definitely not something we could afford on a regular basis, but for a special night out it was perfect! We will come here on our next trip and would recommend it to any of our family and friends. Plus the views and observation deck are spectacular!

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