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“Won't be back” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Wave...of American Flavors

The Wave...of American Flavors
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) WDW-DINE
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Ranked #257 of 3,178 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, you can enjoy American-style dishes with international flavors, healthy dining options and trendy cocktails.BreakfastChoose from a la carte breakfast options or a bountiful buffet and enjoy a delicious start to your day at The Wave...of American Flavors. The a la carte menu features traditional American breakfast fare, like egg dishes, Muesli and Omega Berry Smoothies. For a speedier dining experience, the breakfast buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite. Savor all-you-care-to-enjoy servings of breakfast favorites, including eggs Benedict, cheese grits, sweet potato pancakes, Mickey waffles, house-made granola and more.LunchFor lunch, light eaters can choose from chilled Laughing Bird citrus-marinated shrimp, lump crab-Florida rock shrimp cakes with cucumber tomato salsa, crispy salads, or a delicious vegetarian wrap with seasonal vegetables and fajita-seasoned tofu. And for the heartier eater, the menu includes a classic Reuben sandwich, and a bison burger served with salsa verde and a 3-cheese spread.DinnerEvenings bring distinctive dinners that combine American and world flavors, such as a sustainable fish selection paired with corn and edamame (soybean) stew and cilantro chutney, grilled beef tenderloin with shallot butter, potato gateau and summer ratatouille, or naturally raised, oven-roasted chicken with locally sourced seasonal vegetables.Refreshing BeveragesEnjoy the featured trendy cocktails for Guests 21 years of age or older, like the Mudslide Martini (Baileys® Irish Cream, vanilla vodka, Kahlua® liqueur and vanilla ice cream) or the Antioxidant Cocktail (wild berry vodka, black raspberry liqueur, acai and other juices). Delight in sparkling wines from Tasmania, Rieslings from South Australia, floral New Wave whites from Argentina, Pinot Gris from Oregon and Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, along with certified organic beers from Orlando Brewing Company.DessertsTop it all off with The Wave...of American Flavors' signature dessert trios. Choose from New York-style cheesecake with house-made seasonal fruit compote, white chocolate crème brulee with raspberry macaroon, olive oil-infused chocolate truffle mousse with salted caramel sauce and more!Whether you're seeking imaginative desserts, classic breakfast favorites or international fusion cuisine, this restaurant delivers a variety of delectable dining experiences. Walk through the brushed steel arch ""tunnel"" into The Wave...of American Flavors and find out what culinary treats await you!
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“Won't be back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This was the fifth time we have eaten at The Wave. We loved it the first four times but this visit was absolutely terrible. Service was so slow. We waited over an hour for our meals with three kids and my father in law who is diabetic. Not acceptable for those prices. And the food is not so good any more. Do not waste your time and money here any more!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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“Good choice for a quiet table service lunch outside of the parks.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We enjoyed a quiet lunch here. It's a nice way to take a break from the parks, and close enough to get back to MK easily. 3 of us had the bison burger and it was the best burger all of us had had in a while. 1 of us tried the reuben and gave it a thumbs down. Everything else was excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Meal, Service, and Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I had a hard time deciding on this restaurant when making reservations for our three night stay last weekend. Reviews and recommendations were mostly great, but some were on the other spectrum. It fit in our schedule for that day, as we wanted to do Magic Kingdom and still enjoy Wishes. I made reservations at 6:30. We arrived around 5;45 and in need of a relaxing drink at the bar. I don't recall our bartender's name, but he deserves high rewards. He was attentive and sociable. I started with a cool and refreshing mojito (they are had to get in Wisconsin, and especially in winter). Ahhhhh. However, I enjoy wine with dinner, so we started looking at the wine menu. He immediately asked what I like, and had us try two different wines he thougth we might enjoy. We ended up sharing a wine flight.

We checked in at the desk and were called for our table early, about 6;15. Service was a bit more casual here than our other dining choices that weekend (Bluezoo and Flying Fish) but it was right up our alley. Our bottle of wine arrived (most wines here are screw cap) and we put our food order in. There were so many things on the menu that we could have eaten, it was a touch decision.

We decided on the fish tacos for an appetizer and they were DE-licious! I will admit that it was kind of nice to enjoy "real" food instead of some of the foo foo stuff we had have (OK, Iike that too!). Our entrees consisted of the sustainable fish and hubby had a steak. We both loved our entrees! We finished up with the Creamy Indulgance desert which was light and just the right amount.

As far as time went, we just made it back to Magic Kingdom with about 5 min to spare before Wishes started. We didnt' get as close to the castle as we thought we could, but we still had a wonderful spot to watch the fireworks. We were originally told that we should be able to watch the fireworks from a rooftop balcony at the contemporary, but the bartender told us that it was closed for remodeling.

We have to say, this was our most enjoyable dinner experience this trip. And, it was also the most reasonable at $150 with wine ($35) and tip. We have no problem recommending this place, and will hopefully return on a future Disney trip.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“average taste for the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

i went with my family to the wave last week for dinner, the reason i chose this place was because the reviews said this place had excellent food, chef mickeys is up stairs and the reviews said there food was not good, i disagree chef mickey had great food and the wave was just average, i was EXTREMELY disappointed because i could have had a meal with the characters and instead i went to the wave and left hungry and on top of that i was taking my brother and sister inlaw out to dinner since they live in florida so it was 4 adults, a 5 year old and an infant and since the infant counted as 6 people they charged gratuity and she gives me seperate checks for myself and my brother and i said no its all on me she said ok just add them together.EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place is a new disney resort favorite. Went here for lunch and it was not crowded. It was nice and quiet. The crab and shrimp cake appetizer was very good. The bison burgers are great. They are served with a nice corn salad or parmesan crusted potatoes. The food is very fresh. The service was good. I would eat here again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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