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California Grill

#37 of 2,953 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Contemporary Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
(407) 939-3463
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not too long ago, i wrote a review on this restaurant. It was not very positive. I finished my review by saying that i would give it another chance. Luckily i did. We were there for my birthday on july the 8th. It was really a great evening. Our server, Ron, was way above expected. He made us feel welcome... More 

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Thank carlboucher
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner during my family Florida vacation. I found the food to be OK and portions are small. Sushi doesn't seem as good as Sushi in NY something was off I just can not place it but it did not make anyone sick or anything. The views are great and a plus is that you can come back with... More 

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Thank Vivi A
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, breathe taking view, and unbelievable service. My family and I have been coming here for many years. It has gotten better each time. One unique part to this restaurant is you may go to the roof top for a wonderful view of wdw.

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Berkley, Michigan
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was second first time here. We went with our kids (ages 6 and 4) and got a later reservation (at 7:30pm), so that we could eat and then watch the fireworks from the observation deck. There were many families there the night we went. We were seated along the windows, so we had a nice view of the lagoon... More 

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2 Thank myrickbrian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has got to be one of the most beautiful, unique, and exciting restaurants I have ever been to! On the last night of our honeymoon my husband and I had dinner here. You check in on the second or third floor I think and when your reservation is ready you take a private elevator to the top of the... More 

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Houston, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the Filet with cheese polenta (you have to ask for it, but it's worth it), and a Caesar salad, finishing off with the Key Lime Cheesecake ... what a fantastic meal! The service was outstanding, and the views from high atop the Contemporary Resort were remarkable, especially when the fireworks show started at 9 pm. Ask for a... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

California Grill is a must when visiting Disney World. Not just because the views of Magic Kingdom and the fireworks are so wonderful, but because the wood, wine and staff are "top drawer." We enjoyed our dinner so much the first night we arrived, that over the next 6 days we dined here two more nights. And if you have... More 

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Salisbury, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In recent years, the California Grill has evolved into the finale for each of our WDW vacations. Whereas we're living in Bay Lake Tower, it's a short walk to the CG. At 0650, we presented ourselves at the 2nd floor podium and were whisked up to the 15th floor and the California Grill. We were quickly seated at the sushi... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did 2 Brunches and 1 dinner (4th-of-July) during our stay. Kept the same Server (Roberto) all 3 times...recognized us and I got my drink order severed without even asking. Got to the point where I'd just say "bring meat & deserts" and let him order for me = excellent choices. Manager (Darlene) got to know us and we had a... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

California Grill is consistently my favorite meal at Disney World. The location, service, and food is outstanding. We preordered a birthday cake through private dining at the Contemporary and were blown away with the results. Thank you George! California Grill is worth the extra price if you enjoy top notch cuisine and drinks. Try the Double Apple Mule next time.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$35 - $80
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Sushi, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 N World Dr, Contemporary Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?