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California Grill

#42 of 2,902 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is good but the attraction is the view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks, best seen from the balcony after your meal.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited The California Grill in October 2016. This cost two Dining Credits on the Disney Dining Plan as it is a Signature Restaurant. The restaurant is situated at the top of the Contemporary Hotel. The views across Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom are Stunning. It is worth going out onto the observation walkway and spending time apprecating the view.... More 

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madison nj
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Disney World, and decided to go to this restaurant for dinner. It's at the top of the contemporary hotel, and only reserved diners are allowed up to the top. I was there years ago when it was called Top of the World, and even then it was a great place to dine. Our reservations were made for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time dining at the California Grill. We felt overall our experience was excellent. The view, the service and the fireworks were incredible. Our meals were very good but not the best we have had on Disney property. But I still recommend dinner here because of location. Our server, Mo, was fantastic! She was attentive and did... More 

Thank BearFacts
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been going to WDW for years but never tried this restaurant and felt as if we should have years ago. The food was amazing and delicious. It was busy and the pacing was slower but great service. We were able to watch Wishes from our table and the music was pumped into the dining room. It was as... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on the dinning plan, and well worth going. Food was amazing, service was excellent we went twice, must book give plenty of notice. If you finish before fireworks you can leave and come back up using your receipt from dinner to gain access again, well worth watching on left handside better view. Can be cold so wrap up... More 

3 Thank Lorena P
Greensboro, Georgia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and excellent views and fireworks. Food was terrific good appetizers and nice wine list. Be careful very expensive and you need to make reservation months in advance.

2 Thank crankycrawdad
Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. The wines are fairly priced and the list is extensive. Make sure you make reservations near the firework display...it si special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here on 2/7/17. Our Serv Jason was wonderful with ur kids and sang happy birthday to our 5 year old. Sushi was out of this world and steaks were perfectly cooked. S'more crime brûlée was melt in your mouth delis, I hat to fight my 18 month old for a bite! Wine list is extensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best fine dining experiences in Disney. Great views of the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom and the walk-out balcony helps that firework experience. Food is good but be sure to book well in advance. Will always visit when in Orlando.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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?