California Grill with Magic Kingdom View at Night
  • On Oct 31, 2023
    Leeann from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    hello good morning, as of jan 2024 will there be bar or lounge dining at california grill? is it first come first serve? is there a separate menu from the prix fix? is a reservation required? is there a set menu for pricing minimum? thank you !

    Hello there, Leeann, and welcome to planDisney! 

    California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of my favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort—and for good reason. Just like the restaurant’s luxe location, the food and drinks are top tier. My husband and I enjoyed our last visit for my birthday this year, and I’m seriously contemplating returning for next year’s celebration.

    While we usually eat in the main dining area when we venture to California Grill, you can indeed relax at the lounge area at the restaurant. You won’t need an advance dining reservation, but it is first-come, first-served. So, the earlier in the evening you can visit, the better.

    Unfortunately, you won’t have full access to the standard 3-course prix fixe menu. You will get to choose from an extensive drink menu and get to try some of the most popular appetizers and desserts. Hopefully, you’ll get a taste of those delicious braised beef short rib wontons.   

    The views from this 15th-floor restaurant are breathtaking. The atmosphere is relaxed and posh, but it has a homey feel that you’ll fall in love with. I hope that you have the most incredible night out, Leeann. If you have any other questions about your visit in the new year, don’t hesitate to revisit us here at planDisney.  

    Magic always, 
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