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“Pretty decent, REALLY pricey for diner”

The Wave… of American Flavors
Ranked #161 of 3,851 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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!
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Dinner was average tasting. I had the fish of the day...a little tasty but mostly unseasoned and not satisfying. The bad part, very pricey for average. I don't mind paying for delicious, but for expensive and average, it's not worth it for dinner. At breakfast, I had the sweet potato pancakes and hubby and kids had buffet. Very good breakfast and decent price. Service was always good. See my Contempo Cafe review for my favorite dinner entree.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

First the guest. My wife and I and our three daughters (6,8,15) we enjoyed the entire meal.

The highlight had to be the crab cakes. WOW! I'm a bit of a crab cake connoisseur, and I also had crab cakes on this trip at Narrcossee's over at Grand Floridian as well (which were good, but not as good).

The crab cakes were baked but first pan seared, quickly, for a perfect, thin crust which added amazing flavor. The size may be deceiving, they are small but they are basically 99.9% crab. Virtually no filler. My wife ordered them and was equally as pleased with them as well. Amazing.

For entrees I we had a variety of fish and steaks from the children to the adults. Each was properly prepared and executed and delicious.

We were running late for the Christmas party at MK so dessert was a sampler to go, which my wife ran up to our room and put in the fridge while I was paying the bill.

We had a great meal and would return without hesitation.

For those on the dining plan, this location is one TS credit which makes it one of the best values on property.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

First off let me say this restaurant I have eaten at 4 seperate occasions. Evertything is organic and delicious. This is a great place for breakfast with amazing sweet potato pancakes. Lunch I love the vegitarian stew and the vegitarian cuban is great.The portion are small but the quality is superb, great fresh pressed coffee at your table. The breakfast buffet is so fresh with many unique items. Great smoothies too. Great service.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great food and many attractive options on the menu. We were able to get in without a reservation. Definitely worth checking out for an easy dinner.

Thank erinkkg
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We wanted to take a break from the food court, and the Port Orleans concierge suggested the breakfast buffet at the Wave. A real surprise. It is inside the Contemporary and a perfect way to start your day. Then just take the monorail to either Magic Kindgom or Epcot. The buffet is incredible with everything from fruit and pastries to multiple egg dishes, scrambled, poached, omelette of the day, etc. The staff is pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The room to the right as you walk in and wait to be seated is very Miami Vice (lol). Wish we had found it earlier in our trip. A second visit would have been nice

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