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California Grill

#39 of 2,926 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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Youngstown, Ohio
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Come on, you've gone this far. You have made reservations and are staying on property at Disney. Nothing is cheap so why not go for a truly exceptional but expensive dining experience ?! The California Grill was definitely one of the top restaurants in Disney. It lived up to its billing. The service was spectacular. The food was innovative but... More 

2 Thank Docsmartie
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived for a 7:15 pm reservation, Great dinner and was able to sit there and watch the Disney Fireworks !

1 Thank Lewamy
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part about this restaurant is the fireworks. Get a reservation that will overlap with the time of the Magic Kingdom fireworks (assuming you have seen them before or will be seeing them, as they are better seen in the park). We were lucky enough to get a table agains the window and had an amazing view. They stop... More 

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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337 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's something incredibly magical about sitting down to dinner and suddenly, there are booming fireworks surrounding you. The California Grill offers that opportunity (and if you're especially clever, book your reservations for the times you know the fireworks are going off in Magic Kingdom). The Grill is a pretty big, bustling restaurant. I would definitely say it's a better place... More 

1 Thank msmith703
Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After an amazing family trip to Disney, we ended our last day with a reservation at California Grill, timed so we could watch the Wishes fireworks during our meal. We had to wait almost 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation, but we ended up getting the best table in the house, with a straight-on view of Cinderella's castle... More 

2 Thank Julie D
Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to like about this place? The food is excellent. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and you can't beat the views from the lookout decks on each side of the restaurant. Go back up at 9 for the fireworks. You'll be glad you did. The filet with risotto was phenomenal as were the scallops and chicken breast. The... More 

1 Thank sandmcd
Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't get a reservation..at first until a week before we arrived I happened to get a 5:20pm reservation so we had to cut our theme park experience short but it was soooo worth it. Katie, our server, was amazing, we had a table of 6, 3 bottles of cheap $30 wine lol, scallops, pizza for the kids, seafood dish,... More 

3 Thank TwinsMomTraveler
Corning, New York
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339 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed this restaurant. Good and ambiance were exceptional. Great view for Magic Kingdom Fireworks.

2 Thank GoBills2016
Westfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here every time we visit WDW. Usually a bar seat but this time in the lounge by the window. Superb. The best sushi I have ever had. And we share that and a salad and app and entrees. The latter this time the Chippino. Wonderful Service a little slow. I sensed a quiet evening turned crazed suddenly

3 Thank Zeeman69
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disney trip with my adult children and husband concluded with a fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom at 9pm and dinner to follow at the California Grill on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort. Our server Walter was very knowledgeable and friendly (not overly pushy). We sampled their sushi, a braised short rib flatbread, beet salad with gooseberries for... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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?