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California Grill

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California Grill Review

The view from the surrounding Disney parks from this 15th-floor restaurant—the World's signature dining establishment since 1995—is as stunning as the food, especially after dark, when you can watch the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks. The entire space and menu underwent major transformations in 2013, from new furnishings and chandeliers, to kitchen equipment such as a cast-iron plancha designed specifically for cooking fish. Expect locally sourced foods where possible, such as Cape Canaveral shrimp cooked with the heads on in a wood-fired oven, and housemade sausages. Sushi remains a highlight alongside creative globally inspired entrees. A 12-course "omakase" tasting menu is available.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Contemporary Resort, 4600 N. World Dr., Magic Kingdom Resort Area, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | Map It
  • Phone: 407/939–3463
  • Website:
  • Location: WDW Resorts

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 05-03-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    WOW

    My husband and I went there on our honeymoon and they brought us a beautiful dessert that said congratulations. It was wonderfull. the staff was nice, the food was great, and the restaurant was neat looking. We watched the MK fireworks to. It is our favorite restaurant.

    by lagoamour, 7/22/09
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    Fabulous

    A wonderful place for the Adult crowd at Disney. Food and wine were great. After reading other reviews, I am thankful that the manager has enough guts to say something to the parents of a running 3 year old. This is not the Magic Kingdom!

    by flipper09, 1/28/09
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    Great Place

    We really enjoyed our meal here except for the manager getting on to us because our 3 year old was running around a bit...this is Disney after all....lol

    I would say that the filet at Jikos is better than the filet at California Grill. The California Grill has a great wine list and has diversity within its menu. The service was outstanding aside from the manager's comments....the guy ought to be re-assigned to a walk-up.

    The decor was very dated and the temp quite cool along with the manger's attitude towards small children.

    by nbkm7l1, 10/21/07

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