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KITCHEN 1540

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
8587936460
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Ranked #17 of 80 restaurants in Del Mar
Price range: $30 - $50
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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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

ny
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of eating at this amazing restaurant twice. I live in NY and I must say it's in my top five of all time. I have no idea what these people are talking about. Service is better than the food, which is a ten, only to be topped by the ambiance outside. I actually took the... More

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

Wyatt, Thank you for your review of Kitchen 1540. We love that you love it! Please make sure to stop by to see us next time you are in Del Mar! Victoria More

Roswell, GA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We thought the menu and food was very creative, but our food arrived barely warm. Our waiter never came around until we were almost done. Could be really fabulous

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