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KITCHEN 1540

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1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 (15th Street)
8587936460
Today
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming environment for romantic dinner

My husband and I enjoyed our second wedding anniversary at this restaurant! We sat on the side patio which had a beautiful open fire and relaxing water feature. We split a bottle of wine (many options were between $50-100), and enjoyed the "meat locker" option (changes on different nights, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Holly E
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our second wedding anniversary at this restaurant! We sat on the side patio which had a beautiful open fire and relaxing water feature. We split a bottle of wine (many options were between $50-100), and enjoyed the "meat locker" option (changes on different nights, this night it was a rib eye or filet) and Mary's... More 

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Irvine, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is first class. Lunch offers wonderful selections, options for appetizers with cocktails are plentiful and dinners a bit avant garde and superb

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Costa Mesa, California
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I love the areas of this restaurant, where you may conduct business, have a somewhat private celebration, or simply hang with the crowd and get to know some cool people.

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San Ramon, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining here for dinner recently. We were seated on the patio, which was absolutely beautiful with an illuminated waterfall and tornado type gas heaters to cut the evening chill. The entire staff throughout were professional, welcoming and wonderfully attentive while not being intrusive. As it was a slow evening, we we fortunate to be offered... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice spot to eat of course but food serving sizes are very small and the food is very average. I am not having much luck with Mary's chicken! It is just not very good. This is the second time I have had it and second time it is just a dud! I can quite certainly say I will never order... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I came early for dinner and got a nice booth. We particularly enjoyed the sturgeon. Dining room was peaceful. Food and wine good.

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Long Beach, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Everything is great at Kitchen 1540 in Del Mar except maybe management. The food and choices were excellent, the service was very good except our dinner waiter seemed inexperienced, or maybe not fully trained for this caliber of restaurant; but he made up for his inexperience with a great attitude. We brought our own wine, which was awesome, but our... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I dined here with a lovely lady friend from the South. We decided to share each course so we could try more options. Starting with the Fried Green Tomatoes on a salad with apples and crumbled cheese we were happy. Our next course was lobster bisque. It was lovely and rich and delicious. Not tons of lobster, but it had... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Made reservations for 6 a month in advance for a Tuesday night dec 16. Best friend birthday celebration. Six ladies celebrating . We drink a lot and are foodies. We have been to 1540 many times. I ordered a birthday cake and made sure when the confirmation call was received I confirmed. We arrived at 5 pm to enjoy the... More 

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LAubergeDelMar, Resort Operations Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Dear Helayne, Thank you for dining with us for your best friend’s birthday celebration. Providing an unmatched culinary and service experience during each meal is our standard here. I sincerely apologize on behalf of our entire team that you were disappointed with the quality of your meal and the service you received. Clearly you did your homework and double checked... More 

Del Mar, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is an exceptional dining experience. We went to Kitchen 1540 for a friend's birthday, and all 3 of us were simply amazed by the great food and service. We ordered shrimp and grits and Bison tartare , and both were outstanding. After we told our waiter how happy we were with the appetizers, and asked about the origin (I... More 

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LAubergeDelMar, Operations Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at Kitchen 1540 for your friend’s birthday celebration! How interesting you know southern cuisine and enjoyed Chef Brandon’s special interpretation of some of these traditional plates. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. And, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Additional Information about KITCHEN 1540

Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Phone Number: 8587936460
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (15th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 8587936460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?