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California Grill

#43 of 2,942 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Contemporary Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Liberal, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

With breathtaking views of the happiest place on Earth to go along with five-star dining, the California Grill was our highlight meal of our vacation. No Disney fan should miss this experience.

1 Thank earlinkansas
Delray Beach, Florida
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377 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Our party of seven went to California Grill on Monday night after Christmas. The restaurant is on the top (15th) floor of the Contemporary Resort and offers the most spectacular view in the whole Disney resort. We had a wonderful server, named Ryan, who offered us a perfect balance between professional and friendly service. The open kitchen allowed us to... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The Contemporary Resort has the amazing California Grill up on its top floor overlooking the park. You can sit at the bar in the restaurant or dine in. The food in both is absolutely amazing. DEFINITELY make reservations far in advance, as it books up quickly. After dinner you can go out onto the rooftop decks of the hotel and... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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151 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We have eaten at California Grill a few different times over the last number of years of visiting WDW, and it has become one of our favorites. We hadn't been in a few years, and decided to kick off our week vacation with the Disney Dining Plan with dinner there. The menu at the California Grill changes based on the... More 

Thank wxinms1
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The view of the fireworks is amazing! The food is good. Definitely one of the better Disney restaurants. The service was good as well. If you order your meal too close to the fireworks they will wait until the fireworks are over to serve it but ensure you return to your table promptly (don't get distracted by the view of... More 

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Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The California Grill is located at the top of the Contemporary resort and has great views looking down into the Magic Kingdom. There are several outside viewing platforms to watch the fireworks from which play the accompanying music to the fireworks. The view also looks out onto the lake so gives great view of the nightly water pagent (old barges... More 

Thank Mark L
Boston, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

While riding the elevator to the restaurant we unknowingly made small talk with the general manager of the Contemporary. We expressed our excitement and timing of our reservation with the Wishes firework show. While being seated my wife and i received the best seats in the house, had many conversations with the Manager of the Grill Darlene, was visited by... More 

1 Thank Mark H
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the contemporary for 2 nights and loved it and wished we were staying more. Excellent facility and courteous fast service right from check in to check out. This hotel is 5-7 minute walk from MK and is extremely convenient to get to after a tiring day at the park. We were located on the first floor facing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I recently had dinner at the California Grill. As others have commented before me the good is excellent, complemented by an extensive wine list and great service. The view of the Magic Kingdoms firework display made a great impression and as you would expect from Disney very kid friendly. If you plan on going book for 9pm to be there... More 

2 Thank Bruce H
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a dream place to expend your money, this is it!!! The food is great, the people are fantastic, the view to Magic Kingdom and the fireworks is unique!!! Yes, is pricy but it worth the money!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
Japanese, American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
"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?