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joecavalier
05-11-2010, 07:34 PM
Okay, I made ressies for CG on Wednesday May 19th at 5:30pm and the price they are quoting is $100 per person... now I found Sunday, May 23rd at 5:30pm ressies for $36-$59 per person. Anyone care to explain?

dawnmommy
05-11-2010, 08:18 PM
You should take a look at a menu, and price out what you want. I don't know where those prices are, but it will completely depend on what you order. There are menus on this site, on disneyworld.com and on allears.net

I think $100 per person is a touch high for ordering off the menu and enjoying some wine too.

BriarRosie
05-12-2010, 12:44 AM
Are you sure they weren't quoting the no-show charge to your credit card based on the number of people in your party? They are obliged to tell you that if you don't cancel within their specified time frame (I can't recall if it was 24 or 48 hours), your credit card used to hold the reservation will be charged a fee per person for the no-show.

California Grill is not a fixed price restaurant, so there should not be a specific dollar amount quoted otherwise.

cbg1027
05-12-2010, 12:48 AM
Who was quoting $100 a person? You'd have to order 4 courses and wine to hit that, per person.

Here's a menu, compete with prices, so you can see what kind of money it really is: http://allears.net/menu/menu_cg.htm

Sometimes, I like to order a soup/salad type of thing as a first course, and then another more substantial appetizer to serve as a main course. That way it's cheaper, and I'm not too full to get dessert! Doing that, I come in under $50 for myself and get to sample 3 courses.

Melodious
05-12-2010, 08:08 AM
Actually my mom got in a tizzy over this just yesterday. On the Disney site if you go to California Grill, on the right hand side of that page where the menu links are, it says:
Price:
$$$$ ($100 per person)
Prix Fixe

I'm assuming that this is just a misprint or something, but she was upset that suddenly it seemed California Grill had a $100 fixed price menu :scared1:

It's just a mistake, right? You can order whatever you want?

minniejack
05-12-2010, 08:43 AM
Are you sure they weren't quoting the no-show charge to your credit card based on the number of people in your party? They are obliged to tell you that if you don't cancel within their specified time frame (I can't recall if it was 24 or 48 hours), your credit card used to hold the reservation will be charged a fee per person for the no-show.

California Grill is not a fixed price restaurant, so there should not be a specific dollar amount quoted otherwise.
On my itinerary that was just printed out, it was $20 within 24 hours.

MrsLS
05-12-2010, 10:19 AM
On my itinerary that was just printed out, it was $20 within 24 hours.

I'm pretty sure its per person, the $20 charge, if you are a no show.

& no there is no pre-fix at the Cali grill. It depends on what you get but for an app, entree and dessert, its about $75+ a person and if you add a drink or 2 plus tip, it can be $100 per person.

Lisann
05-12-2010, 10:31 AM
I booked California Grill for July, and the cancellation policy is $20 per person will be charged to your credit card if cancelling with less than 48 hours.

I haven't seen anything to indicate that the restaurant is anything but "order what you want". I hope to heavens it's not $100/person!!

minniejack
05-12-2010, 11:54 AM
I'm pretty sure its per person, the $20 charge, if you are a no show.

& no there is no pre-fix at the Cali grill. It depends on what you get but for an app, entree and dessert, its about $75+ a person and if you add a drink or 2 plus tip, it can be $100 per person.


I hope this is so, we were just planning on enjoying some good sushi. I looked at the website and it does say prix fixe ($100) then lists each course links that you click on and shows the menu and individual pricing. Tried to ask on the mom's panel, but my question wouldn't go through.

Maybe they did change policies though, because I just looked at the itinerary printed from club and it does say $20 if cancelled within 24 hrs or no-shows. So, maybe they are changing direction and making it more like a Victoria Albert's

TDC Nala
05-12-2010, 01:41 PM
The no show fee is $20 per person. It has been in effect since around 2003. The reason for it is because people were making reservations just to get upstairs and watch the fireworks, then leaving without ordering anything.

You can easily spend $100 in California Grill if you order a full meal, but it is not a fixed price restaurant like Victoria & Alberts and it has not been converted to one.

MrsLS
05-12-2010, 02:28 PM
I hope this is so, we were just planning on enjoying some good sushi. I looked at the website and it does say prix fixe ($100) then lists each course links that you click on and shows the menu and individual pricing. Tried to ask on the mom's panel, but my question wouldn't go through.



I'm not sure where you se that menu since on the disney website & allears website there is nothing listing a pre fix for the cali grill

I booked California Grill for July, and the cancellation policy is $20 per person will be charged to your credit card if cancelling with less than 48 hours.

I haven't seen anything to indicate that the restaurant is anything but "order what you want". I hope to heavens it's not $100/person!!

If you look at the prices online and they are pretty accurate (accruate on the low side if anything), and you order 3 courses, it will run you almost $100 after tax & tip and then if you get drinks, it can be more.

ROEDISNEY
05-12-2010, 02:30 PM
We didn't have a pre fixed menu either when we went. Yes it's expensive and well worth it :thumbsup2

tinka-belle
05-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Sometimes CG has a fixed priced menu for holidays or special events. That might be the information you saw. On normal days it's an individually priced a la carte menu.

AppleSister1
05-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Wait! I just found the prixe fix thing...if you go to the website and specifically go to the dining finder and look up Cali Grill, they DO say prixe fix and $100 per person. However, if you click through to the menu, each item is listed with an individual price.

I say website snafu. It's still the same menu...the fixed price thing is a mistake.

Jungle Cruiser
05-12-2010, 04:52 PM
California Grill can easily be a very expensive restaurant if you order a 4 course meal with wine. They have an extensive a la carte menu with an amazing wine list. However, my daughter and I have eaten there for under a $100 for both of us when we don't have any alcohol, each have a main course, share a dessert and have coffee. The food is wonderful and it is as expensive, or not, as you chose it to be.

minniejack
05-12-2010, 05:34 PM
Wait! I just found the prixe fix thing...if you go to the website and specifically go to the dining finder and look up Cali Grill, they DO say prixe fix and $100 per person. However, if you click through to the menu, each item is listed with an individual price.

I say website snafu. It's still the same menu...the fixed price thing is a mistake.

that's where I saw it, too--hope someone finds the answer

TDC Nala
05-12-2010, 06:54 PM
It does say prix fixe menu which is not correct (at least not for the whole restaurant.) It does not say $100 per person. It says "$$$$ (over $100 per person)"

MinnieGirl33
05-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Definately a website snafu (imagine that... a Disney website issue :rolleyes: ).

I will say that $100 per person isn't that far off the mark. If you estimate $14 appy, $40 entree, $12 dessert plus tax & tip, you're in the $80-$85 range & that's without any beverages/alcohol/coffee, flatbread or sushi.

We are a family of 4 & we usually order a flatbread, 4 appys & entrees, 2 desserts, 2 alcoholic & 2 non-alcoholic & 1 coffee & our bill is now around $325 AFTER the TIW discount.

But it is sooooooooo worth it :cloud9: