The California Grill was somewhat of a surprise. We ate there a couple of years ago. I expected the view would be great but also suspected so-so food. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful and the service very good. As you might expect at most Disney properties when you dine early, there were several families with young children. Thus, the noise factor was pretty high but nothing to compare with many Disney restaurants. I suspect that later in the evening it is less noisy.