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California Grill

#41 of 2,902 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Contemporary Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anniversary dinner at the California Grill. Super location with a wonderful view of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. All our appetizers were lovely / terrific flatbreads - and then we shared cheese and charcouterie boards and sushi - all excellent. Very noisy so probably not the place for a romantic dinner but most children were very well behaved. The downside was... More 

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1 Thank gracemccallum
Davenport, Iowa
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to dine here but with family visits we never found the time. My most recent trip with my husband, I made a special point to get a reservation for dinner during the Wishes fireworks. What a night! The food was incredible. My husband and I shared the following: lobster roll, california cobb salad, oak fired steak, and... More 

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2 Thank Claire D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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335 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place if you want a great adult meal. This is truly a signature meal. The steak was done perfectly and the seafood ramen was the best meal of the trip.

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2 Thank Apes44
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Feb1st, I went to this place with friend and all my dishes from salad to main course was no good. The salad had a head of lettuce and packed with bitter dressing and bacon sprinkled over it , the goat cheese appetizer was so salty that I left it without taking a second bite. They need to better their dishes,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disney normally does everything 1st class. But unfortunately this one falls short. The food was good at best. The wine list is great. The view is outstanding. The service was pretty good.

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1 Thank WhereTheLocalsEat
Orlando, Florida
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food ambience and service is top of the line. Had dinner with my 9 year old son and he enjoyed food and view. We had the tofu sushi for appetizer and I had curried veggies and yellow fin tuna. My son had paster and grilled salmon. Our server was very attentive to my sons request and he explained meal... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have made this restaurant our top favorite every year when we come to Disney. The view is amazing, the service is wonderful, and the food is outstanding. Ron, our server, was attentive and gave great menu suggestions. The scallops were delicious as were the goat cheese ravioli. We also had the s'mores creme brûlée, which was probably the best... More 

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Estero, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu required asking a lot of questions of waiter. Pricey for the food. Waiter spilled wine on guests shirt (did make arrangements to have it cleaned). Dessert was excellent. Service was not rushed.

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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have dined at the CA Grill on many occasions over the years; in fact, this rez is so difficult to get that we've typically booked the restaurant before our room (also at the Contemporary). As we were taken up in the elevator on the first night of our very recent visit the Disney cast member gushed... More 

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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't wait to get back to the California Grill. The food is delicious and the servers are great. Besides, the views of Magic Kingdom enable you to view the fireworks from the restaurant, so that is a really nice feature.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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: +1 407-939-3463
  • 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?