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“Fun, food, and fireworks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of California Grill

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 #86 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American, Californian, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun, food, and fireworks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

4 adults, 3 kids, and 2 babies, and no one left disappointed! The food was fun and amazing! The kids tried things they otherwise would not have, the service was fantastic, and watching the fireworks after dinner was priceless!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Amazing view. We went here back in 2010 and had a great time having dinner and watching the fireworks. The food was very nice.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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São Paulo, Sp
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Most probably, this place has the best restaurant view in the entire Orlando area. At the top of the Contemporary Resort at Disney, the view is amazing. The food is nice with options from sushi to steaks (I am not particularly a fan of place that serve so many different types of food). Steaks are very nice; as for sushi, it is tasty, but is far from delicate as you would usually expect from Japanese cuisine. But the view supercedes any other aspect of this hotel. They say reservations are required, which is true if you want to seat at the restaurant. But my best experiences where at the bar tables, where no reservation is required. As soon you spot a vacant place, you can go and sit. The trick here is to observe those tables at the window (at the bar) where people is just having a drink; they are waiting for their table at the restaurant. At their first move to go to their tables at the restaurant, go and get their bar table. You will be served the same food from the restaurant kitchen, and most probably will get a better view than a table at the restaurant (in all my visits, my bar table view was far better than the restaurant's. Another advantage of the bar tables is that waiters (very gentle and kind) will hardly bring you the check after dinner; you can stay there as long as you want and wait to see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views, even better food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The best restaurant in Disney World.

High quality food and service, classy atmosphere and a really lovely view of the fireworks (book a later table and make sure you are there at 10!).

Visited August 2012
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“Top 5 at Disney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Without a doubt one of these best views at the premium restaurants. Our food was outstanding. The kids sushi was very cute. The views of the park at night are breathtaking. If you can time your visit with the wishes fireworks, then you won't be disappointed.

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