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California Grill

#42 of 2,904 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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Millburn, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We all had great meals at California Grill. For the price of the food, I do wish they made diners adhere to a dress code. Off-putting to see diners in Magic Kingdom casual show up for a $53 dollar meal. Also, the room itself needs an upgrade - it just looked tired. But again, the food, wine, and service were... More 

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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been several times with great memories. The great memories are over unless you like a dried up piece of shoe leather delivered by the most arrogant waiter. Waiter did offer to have it remade but by this time everyone else was nearly done at the table and I didn't want to feel isolated. In their defense, everyone else's... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had not been to the California Grill in 2 years - before the complete renovation. The restaurant configuration is basically the same with the focus on the incredible views afforded by the floor to ceiling windows of its 15th floor location, What had changed however was the menu and preparation of the food. Still an open kitchen it is... More 

2 Thank Mary L
Westminster, Maryland
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant- the view, no bad tables anywhere, the food and service. Party of 6 with 2 kids under 10 and we were treated like royalty by our server. Never a rush, he asked the sushi chef to special accommodations for my gluten free daughter. Our appetizers came out quickly and then no... More 

2 Thank ppennee
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 6 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 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

2 Thank pipstevuk
madison nj
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

2 Thank ontheroad1072
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

2 Thank BearFacts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

3 Thank paul j
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

4 Thank Lorena P

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