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“Excellent service. There could be more choices on the Buffet but seems to change slightly with each visit”

The Wave… of American Flavors
Ranked #275 of 4,102 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

There are menu choices and a buffet option at The Wave. We will usually get the buffet because the menu and buffet have almost the same options with the buffet having juice and coffee included. The choices this time were not as plentiful as past visits. However, everything was filled quickly and everything seemed to be fresh. Our waited was very good and cleared the plates and refilled our drinks quickly. It is about 25.00 per person and annual passholder discounts are accepted

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had a fantastic time at the Wave at the Contemporary, such a beautiful resort. Very nice and relaxing atmosphere in the bottom of the resort. Wasn't too busy for lunch so it was nice and chill. Ordered the burger, chicken sandwich, and Rueben for lunch. Simple and easy lunch menu, nothing to fancy but the food is fantastic. Our server Steve from the UK was amazing, hilarious, and very accommodating to our requests.

I also had the breakfast the last time I stayed here a year ago and it's a solid buffet, plenty of food to get you filled up before you the parks. If you're staying at the Contemporary you have to go here, and even if you aren't you should still stop in as it's so close to the park. Nice break from the busy day.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Just as the title states. The selection was good. The food was good. And, the price was reasonable considering the venue. There isn't really a lot more that I can add.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Once I found the Wave I ate there every morning for breakfast. The serice was outstanding. If I ever go back this is will I am eating.

Thank pallen233
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

No crazy characters, relaxing; nice filet mignon meal, Even our grandson, age 5 enjoyed the place. Would highly recommend downstairs in Contemporary.

Thank Louise T
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