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California Grill

#40 of 2,894 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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Clinton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary there. The food, service, view, etc, etc are all the best. Our server (Walter) was WONDERFUL, he made us feel like we were his only table. I ordered everything he suggested and it was the best meal I have ever had. Spicy sushi, bison tenderloin (perfectly med/rare) and the pudding... More 

1 Thank KrissyB44
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is a must do for a special occasion. I can't say enough about it. The ambiance, the view , the food...It is truly an unforgettable experience. A reservation is needed.

Thank All4Vacation2
Dacula, Georgia
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This restaurant is one of our go-tos when visiting Walt Disney World. The menu and wine list are always interesting and no 2 visits are the same. In addition, the view is beautiful, even if you're not there for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The staff is exceptional, as they always are at Disney; and they are very knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank Maleficent66
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

My family came here for the final dinner on our vacation. We could not have made a better choice. The service was warm and attentive. The food was exquisitely prepared. My favorite appetizer was the goat cheese ravioli. All us had beef dishes for our main course, all were well seasoned and prepared at the perfect temperatures. The wine selection... More 

2 Thank NLKim
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We had a truly fantastic evening here. From start to finish it was excellent in every way. We loved our table by the window over looking the Magic Kingdom. Food and service was brilliant. Amazing to watch the sunset and then finish the evening on the balcony watching Wishes. It was a truly perfect night that we won't forget -... More 

3 Thank Happymummy1234
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a lovely hidden gem and counts as just one credit if you are on the dinning plan. A a la carte resturant with small portions, however, they really do fill you up. The steak there is superb, cooked to perfection and if having a dessert and can not decide have the trio of desserts. This dessert mixes science... More 

4 Thank janet t
Midway, Kentucky
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This place is on top of the Contemporary hotel so the views were incredible. Sign up early, ask for a view facing the castle and time your dinner around the fireworks show. The food and service are great. Just a wonderful experience.

2 Thank walkersandtalkers
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We attended the restaurant with the intention of viewing the fireworks at Magic Kingdom, however the food was certainly an added bonus. Sat in the bar whilst we waited for our table and the service was brilliant. Once in the restaurant we were recommended the flatbread starter, however we had one each when we certainly could have shared one. I... More 

1 Thank Nickihw
Masspequa Park, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Husband and I went to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Check in procedure was very efficient and impressive. We were early for our reservation and intended to have a drink at the bar but our table was ready and we were quickly seated. As we walked through the main dining I noticed it was very loud and was happy to see... More 

2 Thank Teemmom42
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This restaurant was recently renovated. Its ambiance was great before; it is spectacular now. The food is terrific with lots of choices to suit all palettes. Their wine list is exceptional (I am a California girl who knows my home state's beloved export.), service is terrific and the view is unmatched. helpful hint: if you are unable to secure a... 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?