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The Wave...of American Flavors
Ranked #190 of 3,777 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Worth the visit. I just reviewed this under the Contemporary hotel. Great food, staff and beer selection. relaxing atmosphere. good for kids too!

Visited November 2013
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“A Nice Interlude”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our party of 5 (2 grandparents, daughter and 2 children) had a happy dinner at The Wave before heading back to The Magic Kingdom for the evening. The atmosphere was pleasant and our server, Tammy was very friendly and helpful. The bread was delicious and the butter with Hawaiian sea salt a nice touch. The kids meals were well received and the chicken and flatiron steak fine and nicely presented. The leek and potato gratin was especially tasty. We enjoyed our visit and were well fortified to return to the rides.

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uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We went there For the buffet breakfast this morning and thought it was excellent from the service to the food and a great atmosphere, highly recommended.

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Naples, Florida
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“Terrible food”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Disney should be ashamed of themselves for the crappy food they serve you and how expensive this Restaurant is. The amount of the food is sooo small and the money that it cost does not get justified at all. I ordered the flat iron steak. I got two tiny triangle size pieces of steak and 4 I mean for real 4 French fries for $22.00. Which is one of their cheapest plates. My husband had the lamb chops that where over cooked for $32.00. I have been going to Disney since I was a little girl and it was the first and last time that I eat at any of their restaurants. We would have eaten better and for way less money at Longhorns or Outback. Don't make the same mistake we did. Do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst food at any of the parks”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Over cooked poor cut of meat with was labeled dry rub but served covered in a white sauce. The two sides with my steak were both potatoes (they called one winter vegetables). Our appetizer was only on the table for 30 seconds before our entrees showed up. I was not the only one with a poor meal. The waitress told my wife how moist the pork would be this was nothing but far from the truth. I wish I went to counter service and just got a hot dog (would have saved 2 hours)

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