Fodor's Expert Review California Grill
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 from an outdoor viewing area. The space has stylish midcentury modern furnishings and chandeliers, while the exhibition kitchen is so well equipped that it has a cast-iron flat grill designed specifically for cooking fish. Substantially renovated in 2015, the restaurant offers locally sourced foods where possible, made-from-scratch items such as the house-made charcuterie sampler appetizer, and many items cooked in the wood-fired oven. Sushi is a highlight, alongside creative, globally inspired entrées. Specialties include Colorado bison loin, crispy whole bronzini, and scallops with Kabocha squash-apple jam. If reservations aren't available, try the Grill's Lounge, as the first-come, first-served space offers the same menu and views. Celebration at the Top, a special event held on Sunday evenings in the private Sonoma and Napa Rooms, offers cocktails, craft beers and hors d'oeuvres one hour before the fireworks.
4600 N. World Dr.
Walt Disney World, Florida 32830, USA
- Stunning views of the parks and fireworks
- Wild game charcuterie and fresh sushi
- Sunday brunch