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—which earned a Michelin Plate distinction for quality in 2022—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. Specialties include oak-fired filet of beef, Florida coast black grouper, and grilled pork tenderloin in a Zinfandel glaze.   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 prior to the fireworks.

American Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

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


Known For:
  • Stunning views of the parks and fireworks
  • Great sushi
  • Globally inspired, locally sourced dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations essential; cancel at least 2 hours prior to the dining reservation time to avoid a $10-per-person cancellation fee.

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