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“Good food, good service”

The Wave… of American Flavors
Ranked #157 of 3,862 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 May 1, 2013

Since we stayed at the Contemporary, we ate several meals here during our trip. Breakfast was good although nothing terribly special - standard fare you would find at any breakfast restaurant. Dinner was where the Wave shined for me - we ate here at the lounge after a long day out at the parks and all of the food was incredible - we tried the lump crab cakes, cobb salad, and fish tacos for appetizers; the farm raised chicken, grilled fish, and beef tenderloin for dinner; and had the creamy indulgence and American flavors for dessert. Every food item we had went above and beyond expectations and the mushroom risotto was absolutely to die for. We also discovered a favorite drink here (although one we were able to get at almost every restaurant on the WDW properties) - a glowtini - a fruity martini with a glow cube dropped into it. This is a great more casual dining option at the WDW resorts that still has amazing food.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was one of the best meals we had during our trip, Food was outstanding, and service excellent. I had the tenderloin which was very tender and had wonderful flavor, For dessert, we did the Creamy Indulgence - wasn't wild about the butterscotch, but all the other flavors were terrific! Great spot to eat,

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a nice dinner here, good and attentive service, a healthier kids option ( baked chicken fingers) and a lovely bread basket to start. We had a salad with blue cheese and nuts, very tasty. My DH thought his pasta with seafood was ok but he was expecting better. I had the chicken with mushroom risotto- the risottto was heavenly, chicken very good. The deserts were the stars. Little mini tastes of three deserts. The key lime cube was amazing! I would definitely eat here again.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My family and I enjoyed Easter brunch at the Wave. The food was excellent and the service was as well. Great selections of different foods to choose from. The best eggs benedict I have ever had from a buffet. The lines were a bit long. Great atmosphere. The price was higher just because it was a holiday, which I don't think is right.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We made a last minute breakfast reservation for 8 and they were very helpful. Some had the buffet and others ordered. Very good food and our server was outstanding! Almost like a quiet little getaway that no one knew about was kinda of nice :)

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