California Grill

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Reader rating Reader rating 9.1 / 10

Main Details

  • Cuisine
  • Type
    Signature Table Service
  • Price Range
    $60 and under
  • Alcohol Served
  • Characters
  • Disney Operated

Dining Room

  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Bar Counter Seating
  • Child Friendly
  • Special Views
    Views of Magic Kingdom
  • Unique Features
    Outdoor terrace viewing of Wishes

Menu Highlights

  • Dinner
    Sushi, Flatbreads, Mussels, Charcuterie, Filet of Beef, Scallops, Bison, Halibut, Pork Two Ways, Cheese Board, Sundae Sampler, Creme Brulee

Dining Availability

  • Breakfast
    Not Served
  • Lunch
    Not Served
  • Dinner
    5pm to 10pm


  • Available
  • Required
  • Recommended
  • Walk-Up Possibility
  • Website

Disney Dining Plan

  • Disney Dining Plan
  • DDP Credits
  • Deluxe DDP Credits


  • Annual Passholder
  • DVC Members
  • TiW

Important Dates

  • Opening
    May 15 1995
  • Refurbishments
    Sep 9 2013

California cuisine served 15 stories above the Magic Kingdom, featuring seasonal menus which can include flat breads, sushi, goat cheese ravioli, pork tenderloin, and creme brulee. Check in is on the 2nd floor. The California Grill is a signature dining location and requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan. Advance dining reservations are strongly recommended. Proper attire is required. 

Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10pm.

Drinks and the full restaurant menu is also available in the California Grill Lounge, with seating on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available for the California Grill Lounge.


Dress Code Guidelines

Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.

NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable.

Fireworks policy: Guests who have dined prior in the evening may return to California Grill to view the fireworks. Guests will need to present their receipt from dinner to gain re-entry to the restaurant.

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