Pork two ways (grilled tenderloin and lacquered pork belly); oak-fired filet of beef; Sonoma goat-cheese ravioli; Cape Canaveral prawns and oven-roasted potatoes, charred lemon, and baby arugula; three-meat signature meatballs. Outstanding wine list.
Brunch $80 (child $48), dinner $37– $69 (child $9–$18)
In spite of the noise, California Grill is one of Walt Disney World’s top dining experiences.
Setting and Atmosphere
The beautiful California Grill remains one of the top choices for Disney dining, both for its remarkable view from the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort and its bustling open kitchen, which turns out spectacular fare. It can be crowded and noisy, filled with families who want a view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks, so book a table early or late for a somewhat quieter experience. A showstopping wine display comprises 1,600 bottles in a climate-controlled case just off the elevator. If you don’t have a reservation, ask for a seat at the sushi bar or in the lounge, where you can order appetizers (but not entrées).
A new chef took over the kitchen in 2016, so expect a slowly revamped menu. Sushi, three-meat signature meatballs, Sonoma goat cheese ravioli; crispy rock-shrimp salad, pork two ways (grilled tenderloin and lacquered pork belly), oak-fired fillet of beef, chocolate pudding cake. Outstanding wine list and craft cocktails.
Related Blogs on California Grill:
California Grill - A Review of Lunch at the Top (Feb 29, 2016)
Vegan Options at California Grill (9/15/2013)
A Disney Bucket List (featuring "Eat at California Grill")
Requires Credit Card to Reserve:
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|Tables in Wonderland||20%||All||All|
Disney Dining Plan
Requires 2 credits
|When to go||During evening fireworks|
|Parking||Valet on request|
|Dinner Hours||Daily, 5-10 p.m.|