California Grill

The California Grill is located at the top of the Contemporary Resort so while you dine you can see the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. A highlight of the night is getting to view Wishes (Magic Kingdom fireworks) from one of the outdoor viewing areas. The music and narration are piped in, so you can get the full effect. Even if you ate dinner earlier in the evening, you are still invited back to see the fireworks that same night.

Checking in for the restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the Contemporary Resort, and the

y will escort you up a private elevator to the 15th floor. Once upstairs you can enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails in the lounge, or if you’d like you can enjoy first-come, first-served seating in the lounge with a full menu without having a dinner reservation.

This newly redesigned restaurant (re-opening September 2013) is a Signature dining location so it requires two dining credits if you are using a Disney Dining Plan, and there is also a dress code for dining in the restaurant. Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional. Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not permitted.

Menu sampling

Wood Burning Oven:

  • Oven-dried tomato flatbread

  • Three meat signature meatballs

  • Pork Pate flatbread

  • Baked jumbo prawns

  • Roasted “surf and turf”

Hand Rolled Sushi

Soups, Salads and Appetizers:

  • Crispy Rock Shrimp Salad

  • Baby romaine

  • Goat Cheese Ravioli

  • Heirloom Tomato salad

Entrees:

  • Oak-fired filet of beef

  • Pork

  • Short Rib filet

  • River salmon

  • Scallops

  • Bell & Evans Chicken

  • Squash Ravioli

  • Pacific Halibut

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