Dinner With the Best View in Town at California Grill...

Breathtaking! Amazing! Delicious! Stunning! Spectacular! These are just some of the words that can be heard on the balconies on top of Walt Disney World Resort’s Contemporary Resort at the extraordinary restaurant, California Grill.  

Come and explore this eclectic restaurant that not only serves top chef quality California cuisine but boasts unbelievable panoramic views of the resorts along the Seven Seas Lagoon and none other than the enchanting Magic Kingdom Park. Are you ready for your taste buds to be immersed in pure heaven? An absolutely delectable lavender-infused focaccia, made with fresh California lavender, olive oil, and other herbs, sets the tone for the flavors that you are about to experience.  Top quality appetizers are served next and the choices are difficult to choose just one!! Spicy Kazan Sushi, Dragon Roll Sushi or their Wood roasted  – smokey flavored bacon mussels are all sensational.   For the main course, your taste buds will appreciate the succulent Ostrich or Beef Filet or sustainable Seafood Ramen. Thinking Dessert? Try a Chocolate Pudding Cake, Peaches and Cream Creme Brulee. A dessert offering for kids, which is creatively displayed and within the theme of California Grill’s cuisine, is its California Grill Signature Puffed Rice Sushi. 

Throughout your dining experience, enjoy the majestic streams of color as the sun starts to set from your table through California Grill’s floor to ceiling windows, or inhale the fresh air of the outdoors and enjoy the scenery from one of its balconies. Depending on your reservation time, or if you want to come back to the restaurant, you can view Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After Fireworks from the convenience of California Grill’s two balconies. The Happily Ever After Music is piped into their speakers, and it is a wonderful way to watch the fireworks without the crowds.  Dining reservations are highly recommended and can be made 180 days prior to your vacation. Select Disney Dining plans are accepted and California Grill is a 2 entitlement signature dinner or Sunday Brunch on the Disney Dining Plan.  The menu prices make it well worth the 2 entitlement cost for guests on the Disney Dining Plan.  Reservation check-in is located on the second floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. A Cast Member will then escort you up to the 15th floor in an elevator exclusively reserved for California Grill Guests. Guests at this Signature Dining experience are asked to adhere to a business casual dress code. There is a huge mix of dress code at California Grill, ranging from business casual to sports jackets for men and cocktail dresses for women. 

Jill Turner is a featured writer for this blog and Travel Agent with Fairy Tale Concierge.   To learn more about Jill and read more of her articles for this blog, click here.