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California Grill

#40 of 2,894 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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Manassas, Virginia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We went here for a special occasion. Dinner with fireworks was a better experience than I anticipated. In order to get in for dinner I had to do an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) 90+ days in advance (Disney Resort guests can make ADRs for the length of stay beginning 90 days before check-in). They had wines for every budget, the... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The California Grill offers magnificent views and super delicious food. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable and dealt beautifully with the children at the table (7, 6, and 2 1/2 year olds) It is expensive but worth the cost. The deserts are this restaurants only negative. Please note that once you get to the Contemporary Hotel finding the California Grill can... More 

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North Carolina
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141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

So we all know that fine dining at Disney is going to cost some pesos....or a lot of them. So for those on a budget who want to choose one fine dining experience, or those not on a budget who want something outside the parks and 5 star --- the California Grill is for you. First, it is the least... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Present was excellent - food quality was excellent - service was very poor - mention the dining plan in this one and it feels like you should be asked to leave to avoid further embarrassment! Found this problem at one other restaurant also. Will we be back ?- no - I can't stand snobbery. Our usual 20% tip (even on... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a great place to stay especially if you are going to Disney World you are only steps away. They have a great pool and a great picture spot with the mouse ears. Love Chef Mickey here and they have a great quick eatery as well right there. The gift shop is really great there and on the same... More 

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cambs
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I always try to visit here for a special meal if we visit WDW. It used to feel exclusive and special with certain standards set. Yet it was still affordable. However those standards have slipped and it is really disappointing to see that. People in park clothes and flip flops certInly don't set the right standard and... More 

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The food here was amazing! If you have a late reservation don't forget to go out and catch the Wishes show. If you have already seen them before and are at a table with a good view if it also nice to sit inside and catch the show since most guests go out to the desk.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

California Grill is top notch all the way around. From the check-in to the escorted elevator ride to the bar to the meal to the fireworks everything was perfect. I enjoyed the bison strip steak and my wife had the filet. We also enjoyed ravioli for our appetizer. Our table was directly next to the kitchen, being able to watch... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We expected great things from this restaurant but this actually ended up being one of our least favorite on our trip. Maybe it was just an off night but we were pretty unimpressed. My kids love sushi so we ordered a California Combination Roll, normally one of there favs, but they though it was bland and that the rice used... More 

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Georgia
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880 reviews
611 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a fine dining restaurant at Disney with top notch service. My daughter had the Bison steak and I had the filet. Both were tasty. I had the dessert sundae sampler which was cute. It included a mini make your own Shirley Temple float, a huckleberry cheesecake and a chocolate coconut dessert. The highlight here is the firework displays.... More 

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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
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?