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“One of our favorites at WDW”

The Wave… of American Flavors
Ranked #178 of 3,833 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, you can enjoy American-style dishes with international flavors, healthy dining options and trendy cocktails.BreakfastChoose from a la carte breakfast options or a bountiful buffet and enjoy a delicious start to your day at The Wave...of American Flavors. The a la carte menu features traditional American breakfast fare, like egg dishes, Muesli and Omega Berry Smoothies. For a speedier dining experience, the breakfast buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite. Savor all-you-care-to-enjoy servings of breakfast favorites, including eggs Benedict, cheese grits, sweet potato pancakes, Mickey waffles, house-made granola and more.LunchFor lunch, light eaters can choose from chilled Laughing Bird citrus-marinated shrimp, lump crab-Florida rock shrimp cakes with cucumber tomato salsa, crispy salads, or a delicious vegetarian wrap with seasonal vegetables and fajita-seasoned tofu. And for the heartier eater, the menu includes a classic Reuben sandwich, and a bison burger served with salsa verde and a 3-cheese spread.DinnerEvenings bring distinctive dinners that combine American and world flavors, such as a sustainable fish selection paired with corn and edamame (soybean) stew and cilantro chutney, grilled beef tenderloin with shallot butter, potato gateau and summer ratatouille, or naturally raised, oven-roasted chicken with locally sourced seasonal vegetables.Refreshing BeveragesEnjoy the featured trendy cocktails for Guests 21 years of age or older, like the Mudslide Martini (Baileys® Irish Cream, vanilla vodka, Kahlua® liqueur and vanilla ice cream) or the Antioxidant Cocktail (wild berry vodka, black raspberry liqueur, acai and other juices). Delight in sparkling wines from Tasmania, Rieslings from South Australia, floral New Wave whites from Argentina, Pinot Gris from Oregon and Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, along with certified organic beers from Orlando Brewing Company.DessertsTop it all off with The Wave...of American Flavors' signature dessert trios. Choose from New York-style cheesecake with house-made seasonal fruit compote, white chocolate crème brulee with raspberry macaroon, olive oil-infused chocolate truffle mousse with salted caramel sauce and more!Whether you're seeking imaginative desserts, classic breakfast favorites or international fusion cuisine, this restaurant delivers a variety of delectable dining experiences. Walk through the brushed steel arch ""tunnel"" into The Wave...of American Flavors and find out what culinary treats await you!
Aurora
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“One of our favorites at WDW”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The Wave is the one restaurant we come back to on our trips to Walt Disney World.
The service is excellent, and the food is nearly perfect.

Three of us had steak and I had the scallops. Everything was cooked and served perfectly. The asparagus was very good, and the potatoes were nice as well (garlic mashed). They discontinued the mashed Mexican White Sweet Potatoes, but hopefully they'll bring them back.

The Wave offers the opportunity to take a break from the parks and check out the Contemporary hotel - right on the monorail system.

Go for it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great great great!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

12 days at disney world and had the worst food til I found this gem. Tucked away downstairs of the contemporary hotel. Did not have reservations and was squeezed in. Chef even came to our table to see if we were ok, good us too notch all the way

  • Visited June 2014
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful service!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Loved this place, from the nice bartender that told me to try the homade mac and cheese which I did and loved it with the flat iron steak. To the wonderful waitstaff. Very classy place but not stuffy!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Adrianne S
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Mokena
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“undiscovered”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

this restaurant appears to be undiscovered as reservations did not need to be made six months in advance. ate breakfast and dinner here. food very good with good selection. service was excellent. they made table adjustments as needed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JAJO36381
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Hernando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT QUICK STOP”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Excellent travelers menu. Better than usual breakfast buffet although a little pricey. However, that is the way everything is a Disney World. It's the place to have fun not pinch pennies.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Barbara M
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