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The Wave...of American Flavors

#174 of 2,912 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
+1 407-939-3463
07:30 - 21:00
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place for breakfast!!! The buffet was actually great and I don't like buffets. We also ate there for lunch which was also delicious but more expensive. Worth it for sure!

Thank Bruno B
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family meal after a long day at the park. The atmosphere was nice and the food was very good, but what stood out above all was the waiter. Ali was absolutely amazing. By far one of the best service I have ever had anywhere. He was attentive, funny, and knew what we wanted before we even knew we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here one night. My husband and I both ordered steak, Mine was the strip and was cooked perfect. My husband ordered rib eye medium and it was the most grisly over cooked not one bit of pink in it horribly seasoned piece of meat. We don't send things back because you never know what goes on in... More 

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Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant for an early dinner on Valentine's Day. The food was excellent, our waitress Meghan, was professional and engaging, and atmosphere upscale relative to price. I had the tenderloin and my husband had the scallops. Both portions a good size and cooked perfectly. I had read a review of cheddar potatoes, i felt amount was sufficient and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made a last minute earlier dinner reservation change after a long day at the parks. Service was extremely and almost unbearably slow which is important to note since every minute counts at Disney when you're traveling with kids. Portions were small and I was unimpressed given the price point. Also "dessert" is served in what equates to be a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch here and although the menu was interesting, the food was just ok. The service, however, was good. I had the Reuben on the pretzel bread and there was not much to the sandwich other than bread.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy online reservations, seated at the appointed time (we arrived early to visit the bar". Lots of choices, great menu. Bread was fantastic, as were the caesars salads. My rib eye was cooked perfectly. The squash risotto was perfect. My daughter had pan seared gnocchi, which I also thing were delicious. They even brought her a Mickey cookie and ice... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Wave for Dinner in October 2016. Had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and I was very glad that I went. The service was excellent and the staff spent time asking about my experiences and showing a genuine interest in my holiday. The food was very good and the steak was as good as anything... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Contemporary and after a long day at the park we were tired so we opted to eat here. Meal was just OK but should have been better for the price.

Thank Lorne
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked The Wave at the Contemporary resort. It was very different from other hotels and actually made it very unique and a great experience. The food was very nice and the staff and service were excellent. My only 'issue' would be the lack of desserts as I did struggle to actually pick something for dessert, which we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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!

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