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Old 07-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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California Grill closing for lengthy refurbishment in early 2013

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It’s been rumoured for a while now and it’s finally been confirmed by the Disney Parks Blog that California Grill will be getting a new look. Starting from January 6, 2013, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will temporarily close to start on the new look and reopen in late summer.

Chef Brian Piasecki from California Grill said they will be tweaking the menu but will still focus on a fresh, seasonal menu with top-of-the-line sushi.
From: http://www.mickeyupdates.com/2012/ca...in-early-2013/

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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I am so disappointed. This was on my list for our quick February trip. I wanted some place special. Now back to the drawing board
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'll miss it while it is down, but it is good to hear that they're planning on keeping the sushi and seasonal menus.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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We had originally planned to go Feb 2013 but moved to Nov/Dec 2012 and I am *SO* glad we did! CG is a must on every trip and we would have been sooo sad to miss it!
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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We had the worst service there last week of any signature out of about 20-30 sigs (including Cali Grill 5 or 6 times before) from our various trips. Like mind-boggingly bad to point where we complained to the manager, which we've NEVER done in ANY restaurant anywhere before. Hopefully they throw our waiter out in the refurb.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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It is still the BEST restaurant at WDW not named V&A's, IMHO.

This should hopefully put to rest the rumors of California Grill be closed for good and based upon the story, it sounds like the refurbishment will freshen things up a bit for those that enjoy the restaurant so much.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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It's very probable, but I cannot find a single place this has been confirmed officially.

The best evidence I read was a poser here who actually dined at the CG and asked the waiter about the refurb and the waiter said it was pushed to February.

I'd be great if someone chimed in with an official source though.
nm, I didn't read the whole thread.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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I'm very happy to hear this - California Grill is currently one of my least favorite signatures, so I'm excited to hear that they'll be receiving a new look and some cutting-edge menu enhancements.
Me too:/
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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Talked with MS today, CG not closing until Early February. How about a Pre-cruise meet at TOW lounge?
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