Fodor's Expert Review California Grill

$$$$ Magic Kingdom Resort Area American Fodor's Choice

The view of 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 mid-century modern furnishings and chandeliers, and the exhibition kitchen is so well equipped that it has a cast-iron flat grill designed specifically for cooking fish. The restaurant offers locally sourced foods where possible, made-from-scratch items, such as the duck à l'orange pizza appetizer, and many items cooked in the wood-fired oven. Sushi is a highlight, alongside creative, globally inspired entrées. Specialties include oak-fired filet of beef, Florida coast black grouper, and grilled pork tenderloin in a Zinfandel glaze. For the 50th anniversary celebration, California Grill is serving a fixed price, three-course meal for $89. Book early for this special meal.  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 select weekend evenings in the private Sonoma and Napa rooms, offers cocktails, craft beers, and hors d'oeuvres one hour before the fireworks.

American Views Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

4600 N. World Dr.
Walt Disney World, Florida  32830, USA

407-939–3463

disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/contemporary-resort/california-grill

Known For:
  • Stunning views of the parks and fireworks
  • Great sushi
  • Globally inspired, locally sourced dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations essential

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