Reviews of California Grill

Reviews

80

Rating

8.03 / 10

Recommended By

85%



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Children's Dinner Menu

Cuisines: American

Dinner Menu

Cuisines: American, Seafood, Asian
Full Service

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Reviewed by Sandy Review Date: 09/30/2018

Rating: (9)
Recommended

We have been to California Grill several times, and the experience has been different almost every time. Food is always great, no complaints at all. The waitstaff is hit or miss. Some are so attentive and just on top of everything. Others make it seem as if you are inconveniencing them just by being there. Overall, we have been very happy here. And being able to go out on the roof and watch the fireworks is awesome!

Pros:

Amazing food, fireworks

Cons:

Waitstaff hit or miss
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Reviewed by mawdryn Review Date: 09/29/2018

Rating: (10)
Recommended

We were a party of 7. We had a wonderful dinner here on Tuesday, June 5th. We were seated right away, and the service and meal were top notch. After dinner, we enjoyed the Happily Ever After fireworks from the balcony.

Pros:

The food and ability to watch the fireworks.

Cons:

None
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Reviewed by Tamara Ervin Review Date: 09/27/2018

Rating: (6)
Recommended

I wanted to like this restaurant more than I did. I had heard so many good things about it, and I was excited to get a reservation. We lined it up so we would see the fireworks during dinner. That didn't happen, there was a delay. Not their fault, but disappointing nonetheless. The location is beyond beautiful. The food was a bit too high brow for us. I couldn't pronounce half the menu, and it was a 1 page menu to start. Experience was worth it, but not sure I will go back.

Pros:

Beautiful location, peaceful dinner

Cons:

Menu could use expanding
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Reviewed by kj831 Review Date: 08/26/2018

Rating: (9)
Recommended

We ate here on the first night of our trip in July. Me, Mom, Dad, my niece and her friend. I was only able to get an ADR for 4 people, and the CM at check in for the restaurant assured us it wouldn't be an issue at all to have 5. We were seated at a great table near the kitchen and one of the balconies for fireworks viewing. It was perfect. They decorated the table with Mickey Confetti, as it was a belated birthday for my Dad and early for my niece's friend's 10th birthday. Nasser was our server, he surprised the girls by telling them there was a call for them. Upon return, the girls were so excited that Goofy had called to welcome them to Disney. The food was delicious, except for the Birthday cupcakes brought to us. We got to see the fireworks which made for a ton of excitement from my niece and her friend's first visit to WDW.

Pros:

Excellent Experience

Cons:

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Reviewed by mawdryn Review Date: 04/11/2018

Rating: (10)
Recommended

I have now had dinner here twice and brunch here once, with 2 more reservations coming up in June and October. This place is the best for a first class meal and top shelf wine and cocktails. Firework viewing after dinner is also a huge plus!!!

Pros:

Decor and Food

Cons:

None
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Reviewed by Aimee McCann Review Date: 12/20/2017

Rating: (9)
Recommended

The hostess took my cell number but we never received a text. It took awhile for the hostess to find us as they did not announce names. But we were seated next to the window with a great view of the castle MVMCP fireworks. Our waitress, Wendi, was able to answer all questions about the menu well and gave her recommendations which we found spot-on. The oysters, filet and scallops were delicious. We've eaten at CA Grill 3 other times and this visit will not be our last. Had a great time and were not rushed. Wendi gave us time to watch the fireworks, but was attentive to refilling drinks and bread during that time.

Pros:

Quality and quantity of food. Wait staff excellent. View of fireworks

Cons:

noise
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Reviewed by allec999 Review Date: 11/03/2017

Rating: (9)
Recommended

California Grill is a must-do for every trip for us, and this time, with friends, and the Halloween fireworks, it lived up to its reputation. Food was amazing, and service is always superb. Can't beat the view or the atmosphere. Only negative is that it wasn't quite as good as Jiko was the night before, which isn't a negative at all. This one shall remain on the list for every trip.

Pros:

Food, atmosphere

Cons:

Not as good as Jiko
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Reviewed by disneyhardin Review Date: 10/27/2017

Rating: (9)
Recommended

This was our first time eating at California Grill. Our ADR was for 8:55, but we checked in and were seated a little early.

When we walked off the elevator into the restaurant, I was very surprised at how loud and bustling the place was. We still had a wonderful dinner, but if you are looking for a quiet "date night" sort of restaurant, this is not it.

We were seated and had our appetizers just before the fireworks. Right at 9:00, we went out on the balcony and watched. It was an amazing view - the music is piped in nice and loud.

Our server was fantastic and our food was very good. For appetizers we had Oysters Rockefeller and the Goat Cheese Ravioli. They were both very good. For our entrees we had 2 different steaks. They were both prepared very well and the mashed potatoes were very good. For our deserts we had the chocolate cake and the beignets. All our food was excellent.

Pros:

Fireworks View is Spectacular

Cons:

Restaurant is very loud
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Reviewed by Fitzboyzmom Review Date: 08/28/2017

Rating: (10)
Recommended

This was our first time dining here and we cannot wait to return. We were so lucky to be seated at the window, although it looked like you would have a great view no matter where you sat.

I am still dreaming about the steak I had and everyone else loved their food. Watching the fireworks while enjoying your dessert was such an awesome and unique experience with the music being piped in.

It was very pricey, but well worth the splurge for the very unique and memorable experience. Would love to do it again someday.

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Reviewed by Prenjkt Review Date: 07/04/2017

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Had dinner there June 29 for the first time after going to WDW for so many years. Totally worth it. Fabulous atmosphere and great service. Food was delicious and presentation very nice. The fireworks from the observation deck was very good. A real treat. Going back in July!!!

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing
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