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California Grill

#43 of 2,942 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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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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new york
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considered the top of Disney's dining not this time.We have eaten there many times before,expecting excellent service and excellent food. Boy were we surprised,the food was delicious but the service was Medicore at its best.From the start of bringing the wrong beverages and thinking we would accept to the rushed and disinterested service,made the meal less than enjoyable,especially a pricey... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

California Grill is the best, yes it's pricey but the food is wonderful. I had the Filet and it melted in your mouth, my husband had the Grouper which was very good. The wine list is HUGE! The view is the best around, try to stay for a Sunset and the Fireworks!!! Will go back!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined at the California Grill many times. Most recently was the week, the menu has changed. We were able to get a window table, only because the fireworks were already over. Even so, the view is still amazing! I had a salad and scallops(yum), my son had sushi and the filet of beef(he loved every morsel) The service... More 

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Massachusetts
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd time eating here. 1st time was during fireworks which is the ideal time to experience this restaurant. This time, we had an earlier reservation, which was fine. I do not eat meat so they brought over a vegeterian/allergy free menu. The risotto is the best I've ever eaten. The smoky tomato soup was heaven and the... More 

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St Louis
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1st thing you should know about this review is that Disney arranged and picked up my tab for eating at the California Grill; they did this because of a vinyl glove surprise my family got in a salad while eating at a different restaurant in a different resort. If you haven't eaten here before, the two things to note... More 

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the California Grill two years ago for our 20th Anniversary and really enjoyed it. So, when we returned to the Contemporary for my birthday this year, my husband thought - what better place to enjoy my birthday dinner? He made the reservation months in advance and told them it was my birthday. We looked forward to a wonderful... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shout out to our waiter Donald. You were wonderful!! Thank you for your intuition and very appropriate friendliness. The food here is also a 10. We ate the pork chop and a flatbread and they were amazingly flavorful and delicious. We came early to watch the fireworks on the balcony and just had a great night all around. This is... More 

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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of having a long lunch here and found the food and the staff to be perfect. Add to this great weather and spectacular views across the Disney theme parks and you are set for a fun time... highly recommended.

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Oxton, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant thanks to its prime location-vision of the castle, and delicious food. This was the sole fine dining restaurant of Disneys where I enjoyed all three courses; as I usually find the desserts awful, this place hit the mark on all accounts. I loved those marble potatoes in a gorgeous creamy sauce and the beef fillet was fab!... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé went to California grill on the final night of our stay. We both had the beef which was amazing and our waiter Ron was nothing but attentive bringing me my topped up glass of wine out to the observation deck for the fireworks to offering to take our photo out there after dinner. Having dined at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 80
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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?