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California Grill

#42 of 2,918 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was wonderful, but even better was the view. The restaurant sits on the 15th floor in the Contemporary Hotel with a beautiful view. Even if you don't come here for dinner, it's worth having a drink in the bar or taking in the fireworks display from the Disney parks. We ate in the bar area, which offers the same... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here while at Disney. Timed it so that we could watch the fireworks around dessert. Great views of the Magic Kingdom and the fireworks. The food was good but not up to the standards of our previous visits to this restaurant.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Disney "nut", I've always wanted to try California Grill. Typically, Disney's food is very good. Our server, Gary, was over the top terrific, but overall this restaurant is not good. The prices are outrageous and the quality mediocre.

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Thank PatPiebaker
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a real shame about the service we received at this restaurant as otherwise it couldn't have been better. The food was the best we had all holiday and the view over the magic kingdom firework display was out of this world. Unfortunately there was a pretentious feeling to the restaurant which came from being treated differently from other... More 

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2 Thank Jenn H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pre booked reservation at 5pm. Check in is on level 2 of the hotel and you are then taken up to the restaurant level by a member of staff We were shown to our table within minutes and were seated by a window and close to a rooftop exit. Our waiter was fantastic, made recommendations, took our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten at the California Grill before, and always thought it to be 4 or 5 stars. But this time, while things started out good, with attentive service and very nice appetisers, things rapidly deteriorated from there. Took over an hour to bring our main course after we were served appetisers. An the mains were only ok. My suggestion would... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, I'm accustomed to eating in nyc, but even by those standards the prices were outrageous and the quality of food (had the duck and halibut) mediocre, at best. Service was fine, views nice, appreciated that they made a "special order" of French fries for our little one. But Disney is expensive enough, there's simply no need to eat here.

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2 Thank pricardolaw
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most magical return trip to California Grill for my moms 70th birthday. This was my moms first trip to Disney and California Grill. We had a picture perfect table inside facing the magic kingdom during the fireworks. It was perfect for my mom who wasn't to crazy about going outside to see the fireworks. The food was amazing... More 

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Tappan, New York
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance was really nice. The waiter was great. It seemed that all of the waiters were recommending the same dishes but for good reason. The oak-fired filet of beef was excellent. The fish was mediocre. We were there as the sun set. The view is beautiful. We came back later to view the fireworks. Wonderful. It is expensive but... More 

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1 Thank Schraders_in_Tappan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was slow; we were left waiting way longer than necessary. When our entrées finally arrived, some of them had gone cold and weren't pleasant to eat. Overall, the only real attraction of the California Grill is its view of the Wishes fireworks.

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
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?