California Grill

California-Grill-Sign-600x400The California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is truly a masterpiece of fine dining. It’s been a top-notch location since the early days of Disney World (albeit under two different names), and continues to rake in awards and honors for its innovative chefs, market-inspired menus, and incredible quality.

California Grill is pricey, so save it for a celebration, and be sure to book an Advance Dining Reservation so you’ll be there during Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After — seeing the fireworks show from your perch atop the Contemporary Resort is really something.

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Service: Table-Service and Bartop

Type of Food: American, California focus

Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, signature dining, 2 table-service credits

Tables in Wonderland: Yes

Menu:
Official Disney Menu

Allears.net:
California Grill Dinner Menu
California Grill Child’s Menu

A market-inspired menu reigns here — meaning the Chef slightly alters the menu seasonally depending on what’s good and gettable at fresh markets in the area.
Cheese Menu
Wine Menu
Reserve Wine Menu
Dinner Menu
Dessert Menu

Reviews:
Guest Review: California Grill at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort
Disney Food Blog Review: California Grill Review
Disney Food Blog Review: Catching up with Disney Chefs in Chicago
Guest Review: 1st Anniversary Dinner at California Grill
Guest Review: California Grill at the Contemporary Resort
Full Review: The NEW California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney Food Blog Review: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Guest Review: Califonia Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney Food Blog Review: California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney Food Blog Review: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Guest Review: Brunch at the Top at California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Important Info:

  • Regardless of reservation time, guests of the California Grill are welcome to use the restaurant’s outdoor viewing areas to watch Happily Ever After on the evening they are scheduled to dine at the restaurant. (We like to dine during the sunset, then come back to see Happily Ever After later that evening!) Find times for the nighttime spectacular in the Park’s Times Guide, on the My Disney Experience app, or by inquiring during your time at California Grill.
  • Guests are served meals at the bar on a first-come, first-served basis, so you CAN get a delicious Cali Grill meal without a reservation. Simply show up at the podium on the Contemporary Resort’s second floor and let them know you’d like to dine at the bar.
  • Guests check in for the California Grill on the second floor of the Contemporary and are escorted to the restaurant by private elevator.

Famous Dishes: Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, Sushi and Sashimi, Sundae Sampler for dessert.

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning California Grill

  • 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World!
  • 21 Myths About Walt Disney World Food DEBUNKED
  • Five Dining Memories To Make at Walt Disney World
  • News: Celebration at the Top with Fireworks Viewing at California Grill
  • Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Walt Disney World
  • Guest Review: Brunch at the Top at California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney Food Post Round-up: August 28, 2016
  • Best Kept Disney Dining Secrets: Saving Money in Disney World
  • News: Chef Changes at Disney World Signature Restaurants
  • Recommended Disney Dining Plan Two-Credit Restaurants

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