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“What a view! Great Food!”
Review of California Grill

California Grill
Ranked #52 of 3,860 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 80
Cuisines: American, Sushi
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extremely up scale restaurant located on the roof of the Contemporary resort. The views are breathtaking. It is certainly a wine connoisseurs heaven. The salmon is fantastic. Desserts are great too. Atmosphere is wonderful. There is a sushi chef as well. Reservations only and I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was now our 3rd time to California Grill in the last 13 years and every time it has been just as wonderful as the first. The view is always excellent! When they know it is a special occasion they make accommodations for an even better view. The food is consistently outstanding. The service is always exceptional. I think the mark of a wonderful restaurant is consistency and California Grill demonstrates this with every visit. My husband and I travel a lot and are quite the foodies, but whenever we are in Orlando, we try to make it to California Grill...one of our most favorite restaurants in all of our travels.

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Thank JodiDanTravel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the Disney Dining plan and decided to book this restaurant for a special treat for our last meal as it is a 2 credit per person meal. We were sat in a side room rather then th pe main room with a Magic Kingdom view but had a fantastic view of the surrounding area and the thunderstorm that was happening. Our server was Ryan and he was very polite and helpful and was super efficient without being smarmy - he deserved the 20% tip we left. The bread service was lovely and our water glasses were always topped us with bottled water rather than tap. We had the grouper, rib eye steak and filet steak and all the meals were amazing. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Desserts were the creme brûlée and chocolate cake and both were to die for, the cake especially. Even the coffee was amazing. After the meal we watched Hallowishes fromthe balcony. Yes it is expensive and had we not been on the dining plan we probably wouldn't have booked but I can honestly say it was the best meal I have ever had.

1  Thank Choppygirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant. It's a bit awkward to get to but it's well worth it! Had dinner here one evening, it's a real experience. We were lucky to be sat next to window with a great view of Magic Kingdom, when it was time for the fireworks the lights were dimmed and the music was piped in - there are also two balconies you can stand on. Food is lovely, definitely worth the two credits from the dining plan. The vegetarian options were great, got to pick 4 lovely dishes from a separate menu and had small portions of each - yum. Had a lovely cocktail before dinner, a blackberry lemonade - that was really good. This is a special restaurant, with special views and the whole Disney magic going on.

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally the best view i have seen in any restaurant, and i go out alot. It was my girlfriend bday and upon booking the reservation i told them it was her bday and she also has a seafood allergy and that i might propose if they do anything? . . . In the check in at the 4th floor they had all this already. The waiter asked what we wanted for dessert and my girl got something that was like a cream donut but small and sweet. Very great food. For dinnner i got the ribeye which was very flavorful in every bite and she got the pork tenderloin. I thought they were going to do something special since it's Disney but they didn't. I spoke to a manager almost at the end of our meal and suggested a package for 125 or above for a champagne bottle and a window seat and the works but problem was we were almost done already. If they had this option sooner to choose it would've been better, plus the server donald just put a candle on one of the donuts while he was at our table and nothing was complimentary. Great food but bad service.

1  Thank Manny C
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