I should make it clear to begin this review I am a foodie, and when we are travelling to disney I have an itinerary of places I want to go and eat. California Grill is on that itinerary every time.
The first thing I should begin by saying is the food is expensive, however for what you pay the quality is superb. Remember with California Grill your not just paying for the food but for the entire experience and that experience is phenomenal.
Once you enter the dining room from the elevator your greeted by this amazing view of the magic kingdom park, I suggest arriving 20minutes before your reservation to enjoy a drink and the view. The second thing that should be said about the view is to make your reservation around the same time as the magic kingdom fireworks as the dining room lights are dimmed and the music played into the venue, giving a one of a kind view of wishes. We personally make our reservation so that we have finished eating in time for the fireworks to watch them from the terrace, maybe even take one of the exceptional dessert wines or fine bourbons out there with you.
So the experience a side what's the food like? Well in a word, incredible.
The menu changes frequently and features in season locally sourced produce so you know the ingredients are fresh. The selection is wide and varied, with my partner being vegetarian we normally have a vegetarian starter for her (last time was giant spinach and ricotta ravioli) and one of the sushi rolls for me (surf and turf is my favourite) and one roll is ample as a starter.
The entrees change that frequently it's hard to make a suggestion here but they have never failed to impress. If nothing tickles your fancy or your picky just ask your server and they are always very accommodating.
It's this accommodating nature that sets California grill aside from other 5* eateries. From simple things like the server remembering your name to the special touches on those magical occasions.
For me while an experience here can be expensive with careful planning the costs can be kept down and it's worth doing at least once as it truly is a one of a kind dinning experience with food that's second to none. It truly is the top of the signature dining experiences.
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