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California Grill

#40 of 2,893 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a long day we had made reservations for 9:30 primarily to see the fire works. While initially only wanting desert, we all decided to get an appetizer as well. As soon as we got there, we were greeted nicely and asked if we were celebrating anything, which we were, our sons Graduation. We had a bit of a walk... More 

2 Thank ZL4
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Each time I visit California grill it gets better. Request a seat by the window and get there a little early to have a cocktail outside on the roof.

1 Thank CSSFood
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little disappointed by California Grill this year, and I don't think either service or food were as good as that we enjoyed two years ago. I have a gluten allergy - perfectly handled by the Disney park restaurants - but not great, in the restaurant considered to be the park's 'hot ticket', that the choice of appetisers was either... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant was a delicious and very pleasant affair. I ordered striped bass, as did another member of my party, with clam cream sauce, and we devoured every morsel. The seafood cioppini and the steak were also outstanding. The restaurant is beautifully appointed, and we enjoyed watching the Disney fireworks from our seats. It was a fantastic experience.

1 Thank DZ7
Mill Creek, Washington
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here. Special from the start, checking in down stairs, you get an escorted elevator ride to the top of the Contemporary Hotel. I prearranged flowers to be delivered and had the table decorated. Nice job done by the crew and the food is fantastic. Wait staff is very helpful and knowledgeable concerning the menu etc...... More 

1 Thank alg77
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have dinner at the California Grill whenever we go to Disney World. The food and wine are outstanding and so is the view.

1 Thank DisneyFan51
Katonah, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a typical Disney restaurant. The setting is quite spectacular. It's on the top of the Contemporary Hotel, with views of the surrounding hotels as well as the Magic Kingdom. There is an outside deck for viewing the fireworks. The menu is quite out of the ordinary, including an AMAZING wine selection. I recommend bringing older children and... More 

1 Thank eatsout123
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing Panoramic views from the Restaurant and exceptional, delicious food and excellent service . We had an unbelievable experience . ( 19th anniversary dinner )

1 Thank Yudilenne
Fremont, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently ate dinner here and it was great. It is at the top of the Contemporary Resort. It is much bigger than we initially thought, with plenty of dining space and a bar area. I highly recommend making a reservation, but if you don't you can try and sit in the bar area and eat there as well. We... More 

1 Thank Shannan22
Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Food the sea Bass was perfectly Cook everybody got very pleased With their Food lobster and shrimp , scallops , steak and the crambulee for dessert along With the Coffee was a plus at 9:00 we watch the fire works and Gary our waiter did an excellent job

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 80
Japanese, American, Sushi, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, 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?