California Grill closing for lengthy refurbishment in early 2013

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  1. Coca-Cola

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    From: http://www.mickeyupdates.com/2012/california-grill-closing-for-lengthy-refurbishment-in-early-2013/

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  3. WsPrincess

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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
     
  4. Colleen27

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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.
     
  5. DsnyMama

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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!
     
  6. psac

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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.
     
  7. Ramsfan28

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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.
     
  8. DonaldDoleWhip

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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.
     
  9. livinlife25

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    Gah. We are getting there January 5th, but I don't think I can fit it in those first couple of days. We are going to try Artist Point or Fultons instead.
     
  10. XGrumpy1

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    Cali Grill has always been one of my favorites. I will miss it while it is gone!
     
  11. Burkelands

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    Was hoping to takes the misses to see the fireworks from the grill during marathon weekend. Not too pleased. Guess it'll have to be the trip after.
     
  12. emmysmommy

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    Glad to hear about the refurb... just will miss it next summer. I wonder if they will bring back the pork tenderloin?? :upsidedow
     
  13. HadesTX

    HadesTX Whoa. Is my hair out?

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    Glad we finally got to eat there last fall... the filet was the best steak I'd ever had, hands down. DH should have listened & got the sauce on the side like I did... he didn't like it because of the sauce. :goodvibes

    Can't wait to try it after the refurb.
     
  14. kiwitinkerbell

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    Yay, just booked it for dec 19! Just love watching wishes from there
     
  15. AvasMommy526

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    I just saw this and I'm bummed! We are going in May (getting married down there, Disneymooning and celebrating DD 2nd bday :love:) and we were looking forward to having a mommy and daddy dinner at CG and seeing Wishes! Ah well, next time! Going to do Le Cellier and see Illuminations instead :goodvibes
     
  16. labfan

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    We were hoping to go there for the first time next May.
    Good excuse to plan another trip to try it out. ;)
     
  17. thesupersmartguy

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    I agree, the CG needs some updating. I visited the CG for dinner tonight and confirmed they will be closing on Jan 6th, 2013 and it will be a 6-9 month refurb. I eagerly await to see what they do with the space. I will miss it while it's closed as it is my primary dinner spot. Guess its time to explore other restaurants!
     
  18. GeorgeG

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    Rumor has it the new restaurant is going to be a Taco Bell... popcorn::
     
  19. Chef Louis

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    FWIW you can book Cali Grill up to Feb 1st. Not sure if the closure got pushed back or a computer glitch.
     
  20. livinlife25

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    Someone said elsewhere that it was pushed back to February
     
  21. jalpert

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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.

     

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