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“Quick lunch upon arrival. What a ripoff”

The Wave… of American Flavors
Ranked #146 of 3,924 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 December 15, 2013 via mobile

Arriving at WDW we needed a quick drink and lunch. Wondered why the Wave was empty at lunchtime. Thankfully, we decided to split a $14.99 burger. It was cooked properly (medium rare), but was served with 5 potato wedges. Not sure why such limited wedge. But it satisfied us. Not so sure about the.other couple next to us in an empty bar, who had to
Send there Salad back TWICE...Stay away for our next trip..

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Thank nejorob
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We decided to have breakfast here on our last day of our vacation.

We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our server came to our table and gave us a weird look. Like if she thought we were gonna eat and walk away with out paying. Or as if we didn't have any money.

She offered us coffee and we said yes. Then she mentioned that for $20 the buffet was the best option. Which for us was not an option.

I order the MultiGrain French toast and the portion was a joke. Just a slice and a half of toast and two chicken sausages.

My friend had the omelette with breakfast potatoes that looked boring. She only stopped to check on us once and when we were done we asked for our check to another server. There was only 3 parties in the entire restaurant.

We paid about $30-40 for that breakfast.



Thank ArmandoBailon
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

What a great buffet! We visited twice on our recent trip. The breakfast buffet is 19.99 per person and worth every penny. Many items to choose from and all very fresh. There was a pecan butter which was amazing on toast. Some of my other favorite items were the fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, strawberries, omlet of the day, hash browns, and bacon.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We've been Disney World passholders for a number of years now and have eaten at a lot of the WDW restaurants, but never The Wave. So we walked over to the Contemporary after a day at the Magic Kingdom and had dinner at The Wave. We are glad we did - this was one of the best meals we've had on WDW property in a while. Our waiter was excellent - friend, informative, super helpful and attentive. My wife and I both ordered the Herb-Salt Seasoned Beef Tenderloin. We order steaks medium-rare, but our server said he'd submit them as rare because he knows how the kitchen works - he was right. Our kids had the grilled fish and petite filet child meals. All of our food was great. The kids got dessert with their meals so my wife and I shared the Creamy Indulgence Trio. Nothing spectacular, but it was good too. Overall we really enjoyed our dinner at The Wave. I would have to say it's probably in our top 5 list of WDW restaurants - we'll be back for sure.

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Thank lionfan91
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Stopped in here during a day of "resort hopping" and looking at Christmas decorations. We were on our way to MK for the Christmas party and really wanted to have a glass of wine and a light bite, and this worked out perfectly. The interior is clean and modern, with a very interesting walkway into the space. We sat at the bar and Danielle was the bartender. It was pretty slow at this off-time (around 3 PM), but that worked out perfectly because we got to chat with her quite a bit, and had such a nice conversation that we actually stayed longer than planned.

They had a good wine list at reasonable prices. The restaurant menu was unavailable at that time as they were in between meal service, but we were able to order off of the bar menu and had soft pretzels and a flatbread. The pretzels with a spicy cream cheese dip were so good that we actually ordered a second order of them!!! Who knew pretzels could be so yummy? The flatbread was thin and crispy and had a strong basil flavor. We regretted not having more time on this trip to return for dinner off of the regular menu, but have added it to our list of places we definitely plan to return to, in great part to the friendly bartender, who made it a truly memorable experience.

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Thank vegfoodie1976
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