Bay Lake >Food & Dining > California Grill
4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL | Directions 3283028.414768 -81.574366
Monday To Sunday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Bay Lake
Amazed – My wife and I were amazed at the excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
First of all, the service was incredible. Our waiter, Ron, was super friendly. He talked to us about everything, even his future career plans. He was very quick to serve us and made sure our drinks were full and food was good.
Secondly, the food was great. Definately worth the price. Try the sushi, even if you don't like seafood. It will make you think twice. The sushi chef is supposedly among top 10 in Florida sushi chefs.
Lastly, the view was incredible at night. You got to see almost all of the Disney Resort area. And seeing the Magical Kingdom lit up with fireworks, was to say the least, "magical".
Price is high, but quality is high too. You get what you pay for. Make sure you make reservations 3-5 of weeks ahead of time.
Fabulous! – We have had a wonderful time during each trip we have made to the California Grill. The food is amazing (try the romaine salad with green goddess dressing and any type of sushi), the view is really neat, and the menu has something for everyone, including kids. The servers that we have had were very knowledgeable and their wine selections were great. It is especially fun to sit at the sushi bar, because the chefs are really fun. We had a great experience. Make sure to get priority seating as soon as you can in advance, because it fills up quick. Very much worth the price!
The magnificent view and the exquisite cuisine make this restaurant one of Disney's finest. – The Scene
The Grill's dining room, perched on the 15th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, offers the best view of the nightly fireworks extravaganza at the Magic Kingdom. The lights in the restaurant are even dimmed during the nightly pyrotechnics display, furthering the dreamy, romantic atmosphere, making this a great place to dine with that special someone.
The view inside extends the show with an open kitchen, including a special viewing window for children. The menu is heavily influenced by what is fresh and available, so it makes sense that the kitchen shines when it comes to seafood and vegetarian dishes. Grilled pork tenderloin with polenta and balsamic-smothered mushrooms reigns as the signature dish.
Great Food – This restaurant has a GREAT view of Cinderella's castle and the fireworks. Just be sure to get a seat overlooking the Magic Kingdom when you dine here. Unfortunately, the restaurant thought they were doing us a favor by seating us in a more 'private area' which we overlooked nothing but darkness. The food was wonderful and I highly recommend the california rolls for an appetizer!
cgingras – This is a fantastic restaurant! We spent our first dinner in Orlando here, with our 6-year old daughter. Since this restaurant overlooks Cinderella's castle and the fireworks, it's a magnet for families with kids, so it's quite noisy.
Our evening started off badly because the folks at Disney quoted us the wrong time for the fireworks and we ended up missing them.
However, our server "Ron" made up for it! He was pleasant, suggested a fabulous appetizer of Tempura-style breaded "Sushi" (words don't do it justice!). We had a great pork tenderloin with creamy polenta and the most spectacular kids' mac & cheese we've ever had. Definitely worth visiting, albeit a little pricey.
A Taste to Remember – My husband and I celebrated our 2nd aniversary at the California Grill and it was a night to remember!!! We had priority seating at 8:00, so when we arrived we requested a table by the window. We had to wait 15 min. for our table, but we didn't mind, we sat in the lounge area at a table by the window and had some cocktails overlooking the castle. Our table was perfect by the window, off to the side so it was a little more private than some of the other tables. Our server was attentive, but not in our face all the time, our every need was met and then some. And his recommedations were excellent. The pork eggrolls with a spicy voo-doo sauce were surperb! All in all we had a wonderful experience at the California Grill and would recomend it to anyone..... So enjoy!!
Wonderful!!!! – California Grill is the best restaurant Disney has to offer. The California wine selection is superb, and the food is unbelievably wonderful!!
Excellent Food and View!!! – Located on top of Disney's Contemporary Hotel, you will find a restaurant that will offer you great food, drinks, service, and a view. I recommend a later dinner, this way you can see all the lights, and lightshows(hint,hint). A great selection of sushi and sashimi. The flatbread pizza's are very tasty. And the main meal selections are prepared with perfection in mind. Even the bread that comes with extra virgin olive oil to dip into is high on my list. If you like to have a cocktail, this is the place. Go there once and you'll be hooked. The service is extremely great, as they run around the place doing so much to keep you, and everyone else, happy. Make your reservations, it can get quite busy. Hope to see you there.
Great Special Occasion Dining – Terrific ambience, lots of fun. We had an excellent dinner and a great time. Everything was superb and the service was excellent. The menu changes daily and reflects the freshest ingredients available. Try the sushi platter or the frisee and butter pear salad. The pork tenderloin is delectable with creamy polenta and mushroom demi-glace. For desert, have the Vahlrona banana bread pudding or the butterscotch creme brulee.
It will be a memorable occasion.
UNBEATABLE – My daughter did an internship at THE California Grill
and I was a guest there one night and the food and employees are the BEST...She is now back there for her second year working and Loves it.
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