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Old 11-04-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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California Grill - reviews

This table service restaurant is located in the Disneyland Hotel.
This is the tour de force of culinary offerings in the Disneyland Paris Resort.
Considered to have the most extensive wine list and on the to-do list if you are looking for a fine dining experience; albeit at a price.
Have a look here for a look at the restaurant.


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Okay as previously announced we are hoping the boards can help If you have photographs of the restaurant and the food. If you have eaten here and can write a review. Even a couple of lines of what you liked, things to watch out for.. would be appreciated if you posted below
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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The food in this restaurant is terrific! Very "chique, but our server didn't really fit in. He missed the necessary class. However if you're looking for fine cuisine with park view, go here. Other top restaurants in DLP are Manhattan and Yacht Club.
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We dined at the CG a few weeks ago as our "Anniversary Meal" on our 4 day trip. We were booked in at Buffalow Bills but they tried to rip us off and we ruder than rude so we asked the Concierge at the DLH where we were staying what we could do instead for something special and she swung it for us to dine at the CG

We had a beautiful view of the castle and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend if you fancy something special and don't mind paying a little more.

Oh, girls - take a wrap with you, the air conditioning was a little chilly after a while!!
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Another restaurant query I'm afraid!! Has anyone dined here recently? If so, what is the food like??

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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We ate there in June 2006 (so a little while ago). But back then the food and the atmosphere were great. I would eat there again every time.
Some pictures of the food and of the view that you can have from that restaurant can be found in my album here:

http://pp.mousekingdom.com/thumbnails.php?album=281
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Thank you Marcus! The food does look gorgeous!

Was only enquiring because of the fussy nature of my partner!

Thanks again.

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:43 AM   #7
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As promised up dated menus from this weekend













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We had a reservation for 6.30pm on Friday, December 19th. There were only a couple of other tables there at the time but more families started arriving around the 7/7.30pm mark. Again, we used our HB Premium vouchers here and we went for the Tinkerbell set menu (same menu as what Small World has posted before this).

We were shown to our table right away and the kids were given their menu/colouring pencils and they got to work right away.



DH and I had the smoked salmon for starters (and the kids ate some of it as well.... grrrrr lol).



Louise's starter - vegetables, chive creme fraiche dip:



Adam's starter - vegetable soup (which was rather tasty), Mickey crouton:



DH's main - pan-fried sea bass fillet. Unfortunately, the fish was rather tasteless and a bit on the overcooked side, so it was a bit dry. There wasn't much of a sauce to go with it either.


My main - lamb shank in red wine sauce. I have had nicer and more tender lamb shanks before where the meat actually fell off the bone. This one was quite tasty but the meat wasn't as tender and the sauce was actually a bit on the thick side (I know, I know, we're fussy lol).



Louise's steamed salmon steak (which had more taste than DH's sea bass lol), rice & buttered vegetables



Adam's Linguini bolognaise - which was very tasty (and he ate most of it).



Our dessert - caramelised apple tart with choc ice-cream (supposed to be caramel ice-cream). This was lovely!



Louise chose 'Mickey's Painting Workshop', ie pieces of choc jigsaw puzzle. She only ate 1.5 pieces of this as it was sooo sickly sweet (a bit like the Cinderella's slipper).



Adam's ice-cream - 3 scoops with Mickey waffle (the waffle disappeared rather quickly lol)



Once again, we were glad that we had the HB vouchers for this. I think we would've been rather disappointed if we had to pay full price for the meal we had (and we're the sort who do not mind paying for a very nice meal). I would be willing to go back to give it another go though . Perhaps the chef wasn't having a good moment at the time. We found the atmosphere to be really nice and calm. There were quite a few families then with young kids and all were very well behaved, including my two Service was also very good. We got another 'freebie' this evening. Well, not quite a freebie but might as well have been. We also ordered a bottle of wine and 2 coffees at the end, so we would've had to pay an extra 38 euros (yes, the wine was 30E). The lady came back and told us that we didn't have to pay for the kids' meals - they had this offer where one kid ate free with one paying adult if we were seated before 7. So, she used the face value of both their vouchers and we only had to pay 8 euros in the end .
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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We dined here on the 2nd December 08, we used our half board vouchers and had reservations for 8pm.

The customer service was very good, the staff were very polite and explained how the vouchers worked. Henry ate off the tinkerbell menu and I ate off the veggie menu.

Again we were lucky enough to get a castle view whoop whoop! The restaurant interior is quite pretty but I think Walts is a lot more luxurious in decor than the California Grill.

Our food piccies:

Henry had the foie gras to start with which was very nice, very creamy though so you could only eat a small amount



I had the mushroom ravoli which was lovely, very tasty although the food portion was far too big for me!



For mains Henry had the chicken and prawn mini skewers with indian spices



and I had the veggie curry, which was lovely and very mild (but not too creamy!). This also came with poppodoms and dips that I don't have a photo off (sorry!)



For dessert we both had the chocolate dessert which was lovely and came with my favourite pear sorbet!



We both really enjoyed our meals here, the food was very good quality and I enjoyed the relatively slow pace of the meal. I will be dining here again!
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We ate here on 17th Feb for the first time and loved it.
DD chose the vegetable soup with Mickey crouton and thought it was absolutely delicious



Then the Linguine Bolognaise which again she thought was delicious



For desert she was excited about being to at last order the Mickey painting puzzle but when we ordered she was disappointed to be told they had none left so had the Ile Flotantes instead which she really enjoyed as this is a favourite desert of ours when we are in France.



DH and I decided to be adventurous and go for the Tasting Menu and it was all absolutely yummy. I cant say there was anything I didnít enjoy and was surprised how big some of the portions were.



Crispy Scallops with sesame seeds and candied ginger viangrette



Foie Gras with gingerbread, papaya tartar and Espelette peppers



John Dory Fillet with breadcrumb and gomasio crust, ****ake mushrooms, soba noodles, matcha green tea sauce



Pan fried Charolais beef fillet, jus flavoured with penja pepper, potato kadaif with fresh coriander Ė sorry we had almost eaten it before we remembered that we hadnít taken a photo.

A selection of cheeses and biscuits



Pear roasted with spices, brown sugar biscuit millefeuilles, white chocolate sauce



Coffee - There was also meant to be petit fours but they didnít bring any and we didnít ask as I couldnít have eaten another thing and DD was a bit tired by this point as we had been in there for a long time

It was a marvellous meal which obviously wasnít covered by the premium voucher but they took off the AP discount first before the voucher making it a reasonable amount.

I would definitely eat here again but would probably have a normal meal next time but am glad I went for the tasting menu as it gave me chance to try things I wouldnít normally order.
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New Menu from California Grill - April 09. No tasting menu now.











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We had dinner here this Monday at 8pm and were seated at a window table. Thought it is a very nice designed restaurant. Our waiter was great and really funny. We both had the Tinkerbell Menu. As a starter we had the tomato and basil gazpacho, which was very good. Then we had the summer lasagna, very good with baby salad leaves, which werenīt that good since they came without any sauce or dressing.
The dessert was the best, we had warm chocolate cake with apricot dessert and that was very yummy. All in all we were happy and would eat here again.
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We had an amazing meal here on the final night of our recent trip. Probably the best meal out I have ever had in my life!

We were seated by a very professional CM (In fact, the same one we had last time!) in the very quiet restaurant at around 7pm.


We decided to be decadent and go for all three courses....

We were brought a small appestiser of baby summer vegetables with cream cheese, which was very nice indeed:


Robert opted for the Serrano Ham with Limoncello Sorbet, tapanade, breadsticks and salad (The salad was inside the glass cone):


He loved this starter, saying the ham was of excellent quality and that the sorbet went particularly well with it.

I went for the crispy langoustines with summer vegetables, aioli and olive oil dressing...


WOW is the only way to describe them. Perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious. A perfect starter!

I went for the seabass with red rice, zucchini flower fritter and grilled zucchinis... It was absolutely delicious! The olive oil based sauce was light and gave the fish a lovely mild, creamy aftertaste. The red rice was very nice- Rather nutty in flavour which cut through the richness of the fish pefectly. The zucchini flower fritter was fabulous- The California Grill definately makes the best ones of these I have ever tasted!


However, my main course PALED in comparison to what Robert ordered. He went for the Rib of Beef (Cooked Medium Rare) with Bernaise Sauce and chips. It doesn't sound like anything amazing, but believe me it was. I was insanely jealous when he reluctantly cut me off a tiny piece to sample- It was the most amazing piece of beef imaginable, and he nearly cried when there was none left as it was so wonderful (No exaggeration, it was honestly that good!). The bernaise sauce was excellent, as were the chips and tasty side salad:


It was then time for dessert... Robert opted for the roasted apricots with spices, served on homemade shortbread with an almond sorbet and a honey creme-brulee:


He really enjoyed this and said it was probably one of his favourite Disney desserts ever. The flavours and textures were amazing together...

I went for the crisp chocolate and cherry dessert which consisted of wafer thin tiered chocolate filled with cherries and rich, smooth chocolate ganache. This came with a green tea sorbet (Great for palate clensing with a rich dessert), cherry mousse, cherry coulis and a chocolate twirl. This was, without a doubt, one of the best desserts I have ever eaten in my life.


We were now full to bursting, but had enjoyed every single bite beyond measure. We shared a large bottle of mineral water, and the bill came to a total of 152Euro. Expensive, yes, but absolutely worth it for one of the best meals I have ever had in my life, if not the best. We will certainly return to the California Grill!

I also feel it is worth pointing out that there is still a tasting menu on offer, but the chef chooses five different dishes every day. It is also only available if everyone at the table orders it.

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We didnt eat here but took photos of the menu

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DH and I ate here on Friday 30th November. We had a particularly lovely meal and very good service. However, I did feel the atmosphere wasn't to everyone's tastes and I'm not sure I'd rush back. I certainly wouldn't take the children here (although there were a few children dining when we did). But if you want fine dining, and good service (and don't mind the price tag) then this is the place to eat in DLRP!

I managed to delete some of our food photos but did take some of the menu - there are several different options.

Starters:


Mains:


Desserts:




Child's menu:


Tasting Menu:


Premium Voucher menu:


Tinkerbell menu (set menu):


We didn't have a starter as we had, had brunch (late breakfast) in the DLH that day. We had a main course from the a la carte menu.

DH had the fillet of beef (looked divine) and then the cheese board for after. The waiter asked him if wished to pick his own cheeses or let him do it. DH chose the latter. Unfortunately I deleted these photos - sorry!

I had the lamb shoulder in a pastry shell and then the Chef's recommended 'Beauty & the Beast' dessert - it was heaven. The main was one of the best I have tasted and the dessert was something I wouldn't normally pick as it was flavoured with rose. But it just looked so pretty (they had a sample outside the restaurant to show), so I couldn't resist. Pleased I tried it as it was gorgeous and so, so pretty. I took a few of the sweetie petals and the rose back for the girls .

Here was the sample dessert:


My main:


My dessert:


We also ordered a bottle of the 20th Anniversary wine - it was a Chardonnay (it wasn't on the wine list which is extensive at Cali Grill!). It was quite nice.

Can't remember the exact price but with shareholders discount it was about 140 euros for the two of us.

Like I said earlier, we thoroughly enjoyed an 'adult' meal at DLRP, and I would recommend it for this, or for a special occasion, but it's not something I would rush to do every trip.
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