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California Grill

#42 of 2,904 Restaurants in Orlando
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4600 N World Dr, Contemporary Hotel, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Made reservations in advance for dinner. The view is spectacular for the fireworks. The food was good yet expensive but well worth it. I would definitely recommend going to this place if you don't mind spending some money.

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London
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This restaurant is at the top of Disney's Contemporary Resort, which, from the inside, closely resembles a modern prison. To reach your table from the ground floor entrance you are required to process through a regime of handovers from one employee to another, several name checks, a lift and a pager, which must have been based on the welcoming ceremony... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We always reserve one night during our Disney trip to visit here. Of coarse we tend to be predictable always ordering the Spicy Kazan roll, the best sushi presentation ever. It again was and the 3 meatball app complimented perfectly. We shared the filet of beef California style and savored every bite. Expensive but worth it. We are not BIG... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

If you are not used to having fine dining choices, this may be worth the hassle. Otherwise, it is an outdated tourist trap that should be avoided. Don't get me wrong, the food is very good and well presented, but you are paying far too much for what you get. If you are going because it is on the top... More 

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SCOTLAND UK
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We have been at the Contemporary Hotel on a few occasions, to dine at Chef Mickeys, we have walked around the hotel and had drinks at the bar overlooking the Magic Kingdom. Cocktails were amazing as well as the views. We are coming in November to California Grill, so can't wait to go back to this hotel.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Stunning views, food to die for and a private fireworks ceremony that bought tears to my eyes Would recommend for ANY special occasion

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East Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

By far one of the best dining experiences we've had. The service is outstanding! The filet melts in your mouth. The sushi is out of this world. Go at least once and again when you return to Disney! We will!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We have been going here for many years and the food has always been terrific. The views are awesome and the wait staff is top notch. Make your reservations in advance or try and get a seat at the bar (no reservations necessary) Its expensive so don't think you'll get away reasonably. Sushi is superb-fresh and pleasing to the eye.... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Disney World. Had dinner here with my parents and friends of ours. The guys had oysters and said they were great. We also had sushi as an appetizer and it was amazing. Everyone really enjoyed their dinner. We had dessert and drank champagne during the fireworks. Really great meal and loved the atmosphere.

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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I'm not sure if this deserves a reduction from five stars in the past to four, but our experience wasn't quite as good. Maybe it was because we were dining much earlier than our usual time to sit and watch the fireworks. Maybe it was because it was sunny and not dark during our visit. I'm not sure but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Cuisine
Japanese, American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
"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?