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California Grill

#42 of 2,918 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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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not sure what is going on here with California Grill. It is one of the most difficult restaurants to get into and I do believe this is because of the views of MAGIC KINGDOM and the fireworks display. Although it certainly is a fantastic view and fun to watch from this venue it is important to note that... More 

1 Thank Irish964
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I eat at the California Grill every time we visit Disneyland. We have always had a great meal. Service is great too. And you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the roof of the Contemporary Hotel. Way cool!

1 Thank Tony d
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I went to this restaurant and had the best meal of our trip here. We had previously ate at the restaurant with my husband and son as well a few years ago and we remembered it was great. It did not disappoint again. We loved the view and took great pictures of a beautiful sunset. We loved... More 

1 Thank Brooklyntraveler_8
Bothell, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to California Grill to celebrate our anniversary. The food was wonderful, the service was very good and the view was breathtaking. We were however highly disappointed to see people in shorts , tank tops and flip-flops. Kids were running around so it really didn't feel like a fine dining restaurant and it definitely did not have the Romantic... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were able to find a last minute reservation here on Disney Dining app. Food was ok (had the sushi). Beware that waiters will rush you to order to keep tables turned. With hindsight, I would have rather just gone to the bar (or lounge) and ordered an appetizer or meal and watched the fireworks. The lounge was almost empty... More 

1 Thank Supermom1
Bonifay, FL
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying at the Contemporary Resort, we decided to visit this exclusive restaurant. You must have a reservation to find your way to the top floor. A concierge escorts you to the elevator to travel to the top floor of the Contemporary Resort. The view and terrace are incredible! We went up for drinks and enjoyed the breathtaking views. Our... More 

Thank RJG1999
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very special. The view is spectacular and the decor is very nice. We had our date night at the California Grill and had an amazing experience. Besides the amazing view, the food is incredible. It is a great culinary experience and the service was great as well. After dinner we went outside to their private terrace and... More 

Thank MelimarB
Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I appear to be in a small minority because after my first visit to California Grill this week, I decided it is not worth a return visit. We were on the regular Disney Dining Plan and used two table service credits to dine at California Grill. We were expecting an appetizer, entrée and dessert. We found out we were entitled... More 

Thank 221Marylander
Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best Kept Secret at Disney World! The Restaurant atop the Contemporary Resort at Disney World is Fantastic! The Food, first class, the facility is without question, the best placed in Florida. Then there is Rachel, our server...no server isn't the correct title, Dining Advocate is more in line with the incredible dining experience that we were exposed to at the... More 

3 Thank virtual100
Somerset, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally enjoyed the service and quality of the food at the California Grill. The dress code needs to be enforced as advertised, otherwise the ambiance is second to none.

3 Thank Ordel T

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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
US$35 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?