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The Wave… of American Flavors

4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
+1 407-939-3463
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited The Wave and it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter Yana was on top of everything. We wanted for nothing. Everyone enjoyed every bite of their meals topped off by delightful desserts. No matter what you choose (we had gnocchi, lamb, beef, noodles...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our meals and the service was great! The Contemporary resort is very cool. The only drawback to this restaurant is that there are no windows and it feels very closed off. If this restaurant were in a different location, I think people would...More

Thank lmcbdc
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cold beer (ate at the bar) The crab cake appetizer was as good as you can get in Baltimore. The beef tenderloin was perfect. Tender and flavorful. Jimmy the bartender was attentive Highly recommend

Thank Michael L
Reviewed yesterday

We made reservations at the last minute to go to the Wave and we were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was delicious. Our server was on point and very helpful.

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had wanted to go here for dinner the last couple of times I visited Disney but always seemed to change at the last second; this time I made it and was disappointed to find out that they had changed the dinner menu the week...More

Thank ToeKneeD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was in town by myself and decided to stop in for dinner and drinks. I’ve been here before but it’s been a while. I say att he bar and had great service. The bartenders checked on me often even though it was pretty crowded....More

Thank Lenny A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation and showed up about 10 minutes early so when they asked us to take a seat as our table would be ready shortly we thought nothing of it because we were in fact early. 20...30...40 minutes later we still were not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet here is an overlooked gem. Maybe I should not write this so that less people will continue to go, They have a menu breakfast but also have a buffet that has more than enough to make any breakfast goer happy. We ended...More

Thank hippiemoose
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate at the breakfast buffet at The Wave and enjoyed our visit. The food was all hot and fresh and being quickly replaced. Our waiter was very attentive and the vegan member of our party was treated to a tofu scramble and vegan...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to have a drink at The Outer Rim but we missed our chance. Someone suggested The Wave. It is at eh bottom of the Contemporary. It was fun place to sit at the bar and have a drink. No one rushed us. We...More

Thank kas25
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Maureen W
10 January 2018|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
One buffet at the wave was $23 per person when we went last fall, but remember they also accept the Disney Dining Plan. Just one meal credit per person can get you either a buffet or an entrée off the menu. We ate off the... More
2 May 2017|
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Response from mary68gary | Reviewed this property |
I would give it 5 stars. It tends to be overshadowed by the gourmet restaurant on the top floor, but it really excellent. The filet mignon was so tender you could cut it with your fork, the salad was so good we asked for... More
Heather H
11 January 2017|
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Response from Ping1965 | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you ask the waiter, they will allow you to go upstairs to the 4th floor to watch it, they will hold your table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 N World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, you can enjoy American-style dishes with international flavors, healthy dining options and trendy cocktails.BreakfastChoose from a la carte breakfast options or a bountiful buffet and enjoy a delicious start to your day at The Wave...of American Flavors. The a la carte menu features traditional American breakfast fare, like egg dishes, Muesli and Omega Berry Smoothies. For a speedier dining experience, the breakfast buffet is sure to satisfy your appetite. Savor all-you-care-to-enjoy servings of breakfast favorites, including eggs Benedict, cheese grits, sweet potato pancakes, Mickey waffles, house-made granola and more.LunchFor lunch, light eaters can choose from chilled Laughing Bird citrus-marinated shrimp, lump crab-Florida rock shrimp cakes with cucumber tomato salsa, crispy salads, or a delicious vegetarian wrap with seasonal vegetables and fajita-seasoned tofu. And for the heartier eater, the menu includes a classic Reuben sandwich, and a bison burger served with salsa verde and a 3-cheese spread.DinnerEvenings bring distinctive dinners that combine American and world flavors, such as a sustainable fish selection paired with corn and edamame (soybean) stew and cilantro chutney, grilled beef tenderloin with shallot butter, potato gateau and summer ratatouille, or naturally raised, oven-roasted chicken with locally sourced seasonal vegetables.Refreshing BeveragesEnjoy the featured trendy cocktails for Guests 21 years of age or older, like the Mudslide Martini (Baileys® Irish Cream, vanilla vodka, Kahlua® liqueur and vanilla ice cream) or the Antioxidant Cocktail (wild berry vodka, black raspberry liqueur, acai and other juices). Delight in sparkling wines from Tasmania, Rieslings from South Australia, floral New Wave whites from Argentina, Pinot Gris from Oregon and Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, along with certified organic beers from Orlando Brewing Company.DessertsTop it all off with The Wave...of American Flavors' signature dessert trios. Choose from New York-style cheesecake with house-made seasonal fruit compote, white chocolate crème brulee with raspberry macaroon, olive oil-infused chocolate truffle mousse with salted caramel sauce and more!Whether you're seeking imaginative desserts, classic breakfast favorites or international fusion cuisine, this restaurant delivers a variety of delectable dining experiences. Walk through the brushed steel arch ""tunnel"" into The Wave...of American Flavors and find out what culinary treats await you!
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