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KITCHEN 1540

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Ranked #31 of 80 Restaurants in Del Mar
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Price range: $30 - $50
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Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 15th Street
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66% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Manhattan beach, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were surprised by the poor service and thought it might be because it was Tuesday night. Could not get fork or knife into our Opa fish which was a 3x3 inch cube . A big square block of fish in the middle of the plate that could not be penetrated. The waitress seemed impatient with us and when the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your candid feedback and I deeply regret that you did not experience service nor cuisine that are reflective of our standards. Providing great cuisine enjoyed while surrounded by unmatched hospitality is the foundation or our restaurant. I sincerely hope that this atypical experience does not deter you from visiting us in the future. Should you... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were very disappointed in our dinner at Kitchen 1540 last week. We will never go back, and would not recommend this restaurant. There are many better quality restaurants in Del Mar and only wish we selected another choice on my son's 20th birthday. We were surprised at the poor quality of the food and service given the elegance of... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us for your son’s 20th birthday celebration. Providing an unmatched culinary and service experience during each meal is our standard here. I apologize on behalf of our entire team that you were disappointed with the quality of your meal and the service you received when you brought this to the attention of a... More

San Diego, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Superb atmosphere. Try to sit outside. Very romantic and cool Sunday brunch is a winner.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. I am pleased to read of your satisfaction and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Resort Operations Manager More

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Aside from the excellent food and creative menu, the entire atmosphere was terrific. Service is always wonderful and personal. It's nice to be recognized by the staff. We go there about once every six weeks, and it only gets better. On another occasion last week, I had an early evening business meeting in the lounge (lobby bar). My guest was... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive experience on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that your meal was exceptional and I brought you back to our living room lounge the next week. I look forward to personally welcoming you back every six weeks! Warm Regards, Resort Operations Manager More

Carlsbad, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came here with a group of friends to check out the new southern-inspired menu. My husband is from Florida and was looking forward to some southern food. We started with a bunch of shared plates, including the charcuterie plate, shrimp and grits, asparagus and ramps, and the chicken and dumplings. The shrimp and grits was the standout (we ordered... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever had. The new chef, Brandon Fortune, has developed a unique "Southern meets Del Mar" fare that is as unique as it it delicious. The shrimp and grits were amazing!! The Mac and Cheese is a must-have side to any meal here! This energetic and creative young chef has created a distinctive menu... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The first look when deciding on the next restaurant to visit is always for the online menu to get an idea about the cooking style and creativity of the chef and how it overlaps with our preferences. But the second look often immediately follows to the personal background page of the chef. It is always very interesting to read the... More

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Los Angeles
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117 reviews 117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had one of the best meals I've ever had here...The ingredients are fresh; the combination of ingredients is exquisite. The service is friendly and efficient. The restaurant is located inside a hotel at a beautiful location.

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Canandaigua, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Had breakfast there two days in a row. The food is good quality and some very tasty options. The price is on the high side as you would expect at a nice hotel. We had a table of 7 with separate checks. The restaurant added 20% tip to each and an extra service charge as well. The food was very... More

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LAubergeDelMar, Director of Resort Operations at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed breakfast, however I am concerned about the added charges. At your convenience, please contact me so we can resolve this. Thank you- Victoria More

San Diego
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Recently I dined with five friends here and because we needed to talk and a large round table did not encourage that, they moved us to the private dining room, quiet, surrounded with wine bottles, and with the most exquisite and attentive service. We arrived at 7 and left at 11:15 only because it seemed the rest of the restaurant... More

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LAubergeDelMar, Director of Resort Operations at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I love that you and your friends had fun tasting and trying new things; and it's always great to hear that we provided exceptional service! We hope to see you again soon- Victoria More

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