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100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 80275
310-265-2836
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Palos Verdes Drive

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Mar'sel is a very welcome addition to the South Bay/Palos Verdes restaurant scene. Located in the beautiful Terranea resort (former home of Marineland of the Pacific) it is blessed with an incredible venue. Happily, the food and ambiance matches the exquisite location. The chef presents a solid Cal/Med/Continental cuisine which is usually consistent and of high quality. A nice wine... More 

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San Pedro
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A friendly complaint to the Chef....We have been at the Mar'sel Restaurant many times - that's why we wanted to haveThanksgiving Dinner there. The service was excellent, as should be expected for this quality restaurant. However, the turkey was the worst I have ever had: thick slices - tough, hard - was probably precooked, frozen, microwaved and then served...... should... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I realize every restaurant will have a bad night. We were subjected to one at mar'sel. My wife and I were promised an evening of fine dinging with an awesome menu, perfect service and a great venue. With expectations of an evening that was going to be truly special to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary we went to mar'sel. What... More 

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Spectacular food, views, service, wine list. Nothing in the minus column. If price is a concern, avoid. But worth the splurge.

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Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

For how much you are paying for dinner we had hoped both of our meals were great. We spent $175 for two when it was all said and done, and my wife's chicken was extremely sub-par cooking.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a fantastic meal here for our wedding anniversary at the end of October. Simply superb service, great food and great ambience. The feel of the restaurant is elegant, warm and intimate. The view from the terrace are spectacular. Everything was flawless and we appreciated the attention to detail around every aspect of our meal....right down to the cheese... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love the elegance, food, service and great food of this restaurant. It is one of our very favorite to go for a special occasion. They have a very creative chef.

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San Pedro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I prefer eating there in the early evening when you can watch the sun setting . We have had many pleasant evenings, enjoying both the food and the pleasant surroundings. For a special evening you really cannot find any better.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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140 reviews 140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

the lobster Salad was superb the alaska Halibut was very good althuogh a bit well done deserts are on the heavy side

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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The menu was very expensive with extraordinarily limited choices disguising simply over priced entrees, $30 for three shrimp??

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Additional Information about mar'sel

Address: 100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 80275
Phone Number: 310-265-2836
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Californian

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