Location

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Selections

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.

Entree range

$32-$50 (child $9-$18)

Summary

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 show-stopping 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 entrees).

House Specialties

Sushi, three-meat signature meatballs, Sonoma goat cheese ravioli; crispy rock-shrimp salad, pork two ways (grilled tenderloin and lacquered pork belly), oak-fired filet of beef, chocolate pudding cake. Outstanding wine list and craft cocktails.

Other Recommendations

Related Blogs on California Grill:
Vegan Options at California Grill (9/15/2013)
A Disney Bucket List (featuring "Eat at California Grill")

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All

Disney Dining Plan

2015

Requires 2 credits