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California Grill

#75 of 3,031 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
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, 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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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
Great Views

No matter where you sit you will have a great view of the magic kingdom or the lake. The food is outstanding and the deserts are fabulous. It is pricey, but if you have one of the dining plans it's worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

No matter where you sit you will have a great view of the magic kingdom or the lake. The food is outstanding and the deserts are fabulous. It is pricey, but if you have one of the dining plans it's worth it.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

California Grill is located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and offers a super diverse menu – from charcuterie and cheese to rack of lamb to sushi – we keep coming back to how Disney has something for everyone, I can’t agree more – the food options are so varied that you can be at dinner with someone... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family ate here on a recent trip to WDW. We had the best table location with perfect view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks show without having to get up. Our waiter Steve was the best. The food was delicious, not a thing we didn't like. Unfortunately we were stuffed and had no room to try the dessert. A very... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Even if the food wasn't just fabulous, which it was, the view is worth a trip to this pricey restaurant. Since we did not have reservarions, we ate in the lounge. We were four adults and two young children. The food prepared for the children was fabulous. We ordered several dishes for the adults, which included appetizers and some entrees.... More 

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Northern and Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Try as many dishes as possible we do a lot of splitting so we can try more everything we have had has been exeptional and service matches. The view is great too!

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We made last minute reservations for our family of five, and were ecstatic to get in considering all of the great reviews. We had a booth towards the back wall, but still had a great view of the Magic Kingdom. We took many wonderful photos at sunset. Although the views were great, everything else was not. Starting with the concierge... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a 9:15 Friday night reservation. We got there a little early but was seated as soon as we got off the elevator. The view was great. You either look out to the lake or magic kingdom. We had soft shell crab and onion soup for appetizers. The soup was way better. Our table has the bison strip and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This was our third meal here and it did not disappoint! Our server was fantastic and very accommodating when it came to serving our child a modified dish. She recommended a great wine and entrees which were fantastic (pork two ways, filet). Sushi was also amazing!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You can't beat the views at Disney's California Grill! I love the fact this place as a sushi bar and plenty of natural lighting to fill the space. The menu is well designed and executed. My hus had the best Beef Tenderloin so far at Disney World Resort. I love the fact they provided us a complimentary Crème Brule to... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The sushi was very good, bit I found the rest of the food overly seasoned. The service was excellent. Unfortunately, it was raining the night we ate at the Grill, so we couldn't enjoy the outdoor walkway or the view of the Magic Kingdom.

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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 to $80
Cuisine: American, Californian, Barbecue, Sushi

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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