California Grill is on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The restaurant is widely recognised as one of the very best Signature Restaurants in Walt Disney World. California Grill Brunch is served on Sunday only. We visited in July 2017.
California Grill Brunch is not cheap. Currently is costs $80 a person and $48 for children. Guests on the Disney Dining Plan can use 2 table service credits.
Check-in for the California Grill Brunch is on the 2nd floor of the Contemporary Resort. Guests are then escorted to the top floor by wait staff. Guests arriving by car have free valet parking included in the price of the brunch.
The Brunch starts with a complimentary mimosa. Mimosas are complimentary throughout your visit. On our visit we had 4 but you could have had more.
You are then taken to your table and luckily we were given a window seat. Our seat looked out over Magic Kingdom but you could see other theme parks and resorts in the distance. The view from California Grill is stunning.
The first part of your meal is a self-service buffet. The buffet is exceptional and includes a Charcuterie, smoked salmon, various pastries and a Sushi selection. The choice is so vast it is unlikely you will able to try everything.
A hot entrée is then served to your table. Selections include pancakes, omelettes, shrimp and chicken. I had a grilled hangar steak with eggs. The steak and eggs were both cooked perfectly.
Finally dessert is served to your table family-style. This includes a selection of pastries, truffles, cakes and macaroons. All the desserts were presented beautifully. However; after so much food we only managed to try a few.
Coffee and juices are served throughout your meal.
Guests are invited to return in the evening to watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the restaurant balcony.
The Brunch is not cheap but it provides a truly exceptional meal. In our opinion California Grill Brunch was the best meal we have ever had in Walt Disney World.
Why not try California Grill Brunch on your next visit for an extra special treat?
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