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KITCHEN 1540

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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    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
Spectacular

The food is imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious - basically hitting all points on the food meter. Plus the setting is gorgeous, part of L'Auberge Del Mar, (dreamy in itself) and delightful to walk-around before or after the meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
358hlner
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious - basically hitting all points on the food meter. Plus the setting is gorgeous, part of L'Auberge Del Mar, (dreamy in itself) and delightful to walk-around before or after the meal.

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Thank 358hlner
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Dear 358hlner, Thank you so much for your kind review of KITCHEN 1540. I am so happy you had a wonderful dining experience and invite you to try our new menu out on Coastline! Warm regards, Shaun Beucler General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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430 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a nice Saturday brunch. It's a very quaint setting with a view of the water outside. For brunch I had fluffy egg white omelette with avocado, chorizo, mushrooms, artichokes, and tomatoes. The chorizo was very good so I recommend getting that. The chicken apple sausage was too sweet.

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Thank SCKaboom
East Rutherford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A year ago they were serving BBQ slathered ribs and Meatloaf, now there menu is full of composed, creative, and delicious dishes. Same old exterior but there is something going on inside.

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Thank Jen H
Ryan S, Chef at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! The Team is working diligently on creating a menu that is true to our concept and location. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant offers innovative, delicious dishes. It's a perfect place for a date or a business meal in Del Mar. Quaint, personal service, excellent wine list. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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Thank Jennifer B
dallas, texas
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Our family visited for lunch on a sunny and breezy November day. There was a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. Many folks were enjoying the outside dining but we chose an indoor table. Service was prompt and friendly. Everyone ordered something different and had good things to say about their meals. I was especially pleased with the corn and... More 

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Thank bloody44
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Genuinely, maybe it was the company, ambiance, or just had a great moment, but this place nailed it on the head from beginning to end. The ambiance: very beach and chic, but without being pretentious and too "Del Mar." I didn't feel out of place in my Wal-Mart clothes and Nordstrom wallet. The service: our server was knowledgeable and approachable.... More 

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Thank RoadTripGarth
Escondido, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a pretty high end eatery that has cozy atmosphere! The food is excellent. No ocean view, but still has great vibe. We sat by the fireplace, so it felt extra romantic!

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Thank BonBonbae
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We came to see Cody Lavaas and the band play. Due to rain - a rarity in Del Mar - the venue was changed from the patio to inside. The KITCHEN 1540 staff was able to accommodate our desire to listen to the music with a beer instead of the full brunch normally served at this time. Many thanks!

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Thank Maureen B
Chapin, SC
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the L'Auberge for a week while here for business. We enjoyed the hotel but would recommend eating elsewhere. Our dinner at this restaurant was, by far, the most disappointing experience of our trip. They seated our party of 10 at a table on the outdoor patio. That should have been pleasant, but there there were no lights... More 

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Thank BJT-Traveler
Naples, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I asked two good friends upon arriving in Solana Beach to recommend the best seaside restaurant for my parents joint 70th birthday celebrations during our family vacation! Both of them recommended Kitchen 1540. I let the staff know we wanted a special table when I made the reservation. When we arrived, we were led outside to a beautiful table under... More 

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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: Bar scene, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?