Disney’s California Grill Has New Menu Options!

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California Grill Menu Updates

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If you like eating well at Disney World, a Disney Dining Reservation at California Grill definitely needs to be added to your vacation plans — especially now that the restaurant that puts Guests on top of the [Disney] World has an expanded mouth-watering food selection.

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California Grill is a delectable table service restaurant located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Not only is the food regarded by many as some of the best on-property, but the views of the Magic Kingdom are iconic. You can see every attraction and landmark, from the Disney transportation busses pulling in with excited Guests, to Cinderella Castle, to Astro Orbiter — as well as a sweeping view of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

It also features an outdoor promenade, which is an iconic location to watch Happily Ever After, but we’ll get to that later.

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Let’s talk about food! The California Grill menu is a handcrafted work of art in terms of food selection carefully put together by the chef, and it just got a little bigger, offering Guests more to choose from.

In terms of entrees, the Oak-fired Filet of Beef is back with grilled Brentwood corn, Calabrian chili butter, creamy barely, and sweet onion demi. Is your mouth watering yet? Because for $59.00, we can solve that problem.

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The Allergy-Friendly menu is not one to overlook at California Grill as it is quite comprehensive and offers a variety of delicious meals. First, there is the return of the Truffle Selezione Pasta, which comes with baby carrots, forest mushrooms, and truffle tofu cream ($37.00)

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Next is the Poached Shrimp Roll made with nori, jicama, and mango ($27.00). If you are a sushi lover, California Grill has, in this reporter’s opinion, the best sushi on Walt Disney World property. So, make sure you do not sleep on booking that dining reservation!

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Even their Allergy-Friendly dessert menu has new options! The Cashew Cheesecake is brand-new and made with coffee-cashew cheesecake coated in a chocolate glaze ($14.00).

 

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Alright, so it looks like adults are going to be thoroughly stuff and satisfied at California Grill, but how about the kids?

Two new items have also been added to the Allergy-Friendly Kids’ Appetizers on the menu, which includes Chicken Noodle Soup with house-made chicken broth, macaroni, and vegetables ($6.00). Also, the menu now offers a Hearts of Romaine salad with avocado-ranch dressing, tomatoes, bacon, and croutons ($6.00).

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If all of this food talk is making you want to check out the full menu for California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, click here. 

As you can tell, California Grill is a pricier option when it comes to dining at Disney World, but if you want a good meal or you’re celebrating something special — California Grill is the perfect option for you! 

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Plus, when Happily Ever After returns to the Magic Kingdom, making a coveted dining reservation prior to the show beginning will give you perfect views of the show, as well as the opportunity to watch it from the restaurant’s wrap-around deck. And don’t worry, they have the music piped in on speakers, so it is just as magical as watching on Main Street, U.S.A.

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Disney describes the dining location as:

Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast at this award-winning restaurant

Via private elevator, ascend to the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll discover exquisite panoramic views of the shimmering lagoon, Floridian woodland and Cinderella Castle. Inside, enjoy the vibrant sights and sounds of the lively onstage kitchen, where chefs combine global flavors in deliciously inventive new ways.

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Gourmet Dining

Californian cuisine celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients and the international, melting-pot culture of the Golden State. Changing seasonally, the menu may include such specialties as handmade Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli and Oak-fired Filet of Beef.

Delight in mouthwatering sushi, as well as flavorful brick oven-fired pizza. Then, polish off a perfect meal with decadent desserts like Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake.

To complement their entrées, Guests 21 years of age and up can select from over 300 hand-picked wines—most of which are from California. Over 50 are available by the glass, and sommeliers are on hand to offer pairing suggestions.

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Please note that a dress code is in effect when dining at California Grill, so please take a look at the requirements prior to arrival.

If you want to enjoy a meal at California Grill, why not book a Disney World vacation? Our friends at Academy Travel can help you score this hard-to-get dining experience, and every other magical meal served across the property! Click here to learn more. 

Do you think California Grill is worth the money? Have you ever eaten here before? 

 

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