The California Grill at the Contemporary Resort is a dining classic at Walt Disney World. It's known for both its food (especially the sushi) and its prime location on the 15th floor of the Contemporary, where it offers stunning views all day and a perfect spot to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks at night.
The California Grill closed down for a major re-imagining in February, 2013. Its re-opening date is tomorrow (September 9), but I was lucky enough to have a preview of many of the menu items, including the full experience of sushi, main courses, desserts, and wine. I enjoyed the feast while admiring the restaurant's makeover, which I'll admit is quite impressive.
If you'd like to read my review of this re-imagined and still superb restaurant, you'll find it in this list. I'm happy to say this popular restaurant retains its high quality level, both in the sushi and with everything else on the menu. The brighter atmosphere nicely complements the fresh and tasty dishes that you'll be able to try for yourself starting on September 9.