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California Grill

#61 of 3,012 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Walt Disney World Resort
American, Californian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 185
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  • 86
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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
Perfect Dinner

Best service I have ever had and the food was also amazing. But what made this place stand out was the location. The view of the fireworks at Magic Kingdom was one of the highlights of our trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lisa O
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Best service I have ever had and the food was also amazing. But what made this place stand out was the location. The view of the fireworks at Magic Kingdom was one of the highlights of our trip

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WIlkes Barre PA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 4pm and were able to get a 5pm reservation! My husband and I chose to sit on the second floor lobby till 5pm. At 4:30 a wait staff member arrived and ushered us upstairs to the bar/lounge and we were pressured into buying drinks. The bread basket was good but not amazing. We split a beet/citrus salad... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to the California Grill many times during our stay in Disney world. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. My only complaint is that they shouldn't sit a party of adults in a room with young noisy children. It was hard to relax when you have a 3 yr old running around.

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25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for dinner the first night of our 10 day stay in Disney and we are still debating whether to make another reservation before we go. Obviously the fireworks are a big hit, but the service we got as soon as we sat down made us feel extremely welcome. Not only that, our server also asked right away... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If your looking for incredible views and a huge wine selection, then this for you. If your looking for a loud and freezing atmosphere, then it's for you. Not 10 minutes after our food arrived, it was cold. Air conditioner on full blast ... Burr. Waitress forgot my glass of wine. The food was good but nothing mind blowing. Kids... More 

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Connecticut
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60 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Part of our Disney ritual is to have dinner at the California Grill on our first full evening at Disney World. We had a window seat and the view was amazing from atop the Contemporary Resort. Our meals were delicious and service was impeccable. We enjoyed a truly wonderful evening at this amazing restaurant.

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is our 4th or 5th time to the California Grill. First time since a renovation. Nancy was our server and she was superb. The view from the 15th floor of the Contemporary is awesome!!! Be sure to go out onto the walkway. The beef and lamb are always great. The sushi and tempura are a speciality. I enjoyed a... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

California Grill is a unique experience due to the Disney connection. Located atop the Contemporary hotel, the large dining room affords terrific views out over the Disney parks. It is lovely well designed open space with an open kitchen. While definitely upscale, California Grill is kid friendly, yet not too difficult for a business dinner. Our group of 7 had... More 

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Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First things first; yes it is pricey, however we thought it was worth every penny. From being greeted at reception through to our very enthusiastic and knowledgable waiter the service was friendly and efficient. The timing of the food to enable you to experience the Wishes fireworks runs like clockwork and left us with an experience we will treasure for... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

So I took my girlfriend to the California Grill for her birthday and it was truly unforgettable. The restaurant is on top of the Contemporary Resort and you are brought up to the restaurant in what it seems like is a private elevator. We the proceeded upstairs. We had our reservation for 930 pm which was perfect timing for the... More 

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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 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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