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California Grill

#41 of 2,921 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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved this restaurant and highly recommend it to for you dining enjoyment. We all had the fillet even my daughter and all were excellent. Well worth the 2 credits on the dining plan. The view was spectacular. If there was one knock to the restaurant it was a little noisy for a place that didn't allow ballcaps. But... More 

Thank Jeff S
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful food, a great server, brilliant views of the Magic Kingdom, then back up to the terrace to watch the fireworks. Faultless

Thank Andrew S
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is amazing! The service is good. The view is amazing! Highly recommend! The bloody mary bar is the most complete I have ever seen. Excellent good!

1 Thank Bobbie B
Morehead City, North Carolina
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friends took us to California Grill at the Contemporary - we had a fantastic table right at the Windows (unbelievable view). Chris was our waiter and was spot on with his recommendations. I had the Braised Short Ribs and they were done to perfection. The appetizers were excellent with just the right quantity. My wife and I shared the Five... More 

1 Thank Bear E
DeKalb, Illinois
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 3 hours here in the lounge, working our way through the menu. Topher, our waiter, is always on point. Food was awesome as usual. They finally swapped out the impossibly tiny tables for decent sized ones. Now if they would replace the uncomfortable lounge chairs with ones similar to the old ones (chairs with arms) we'd be SUPER happy... More 

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Monroe Township, NJ
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to WDW we had a list of restaurants to try. We were lucky enough to be able to get a same-day reservation at the California Grill due to a cancellation. The restaurant is beautifully decorated -- modern and comfortable -- with an incomparable view. The food was better than good.. We truly enjoyed our appetizers (Tuna... More 

1 Thank RockOn54
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will receive very attentive service at the California Grill. I'd be an attentive server too, with the tips that can be made against the price of the food! The restaurant is very comfortable and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The food is good (I had the steak) but Hollywood Brown Derby has the edge. Just about kept the bill below... More 

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Durham, NC
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249 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Checked in on the 2nd floor and were escorted to the 15th floor. Table was not ready, so we walked out on the deck and admired the view of Cindy's castle. Came back inside and our table was decorated with Mickey confetti with a card with our daughter's name! Great food, drinks, and service! Afterwards watched Wishes from the deck!... More 

1 Thank CarsonsMommy
Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing food! Beautiful views and watching Wishes from the roof top of the Contemporary - worth every penny! It's not cheap at all - actually, it's expensive.....but it was a great experience and I would do it again! The waitstaff was efficient and polite but not overly friendly.

1 Thank Michele W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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212 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Still one of my favorites, but something happens there that has never happened to me in my life. Simply, I was sold a $200 bottle of Freemark Abby Cabernet, when I ordered one that was $69. What was strange that when the waiter gave me the wine list with the menu, he said there were plenty of great wines on... More 

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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
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
Groups, Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?