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100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 80275 (Palos Verdes Drive)
310-265-2836
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This restaurant is at Terranea Resort
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10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Imaginative cuisine right on the coast

I have dined here twice now and both times were very very good. The menu changes with the season so don't expect to see the same dishes again. The food is outstanding. I had the best gazpacho soup ever. Refreshing and light, like it should be yet so many restaurants get it wrong. The wine list is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Candice D
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have dined here twice now and both times were very very good. The menu changes with the season so don't expect to see the same dishes again. The food is outstanding. I had the best gazpacho soup ever. Refreshing and light, like it should be yet so many restaurants get it wrong. The wine list is very good and... More 

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Oxfordshire, England
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169 reviews 169 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

they have a great menu here, pulling from a wide range of Mediterranean influences. There is a good wine list but we opted for champagne as for an establishment such as this it's actually very reasonably priced. The food was just delicious - scallops like heaven itself and the service superb. This is a great choice for a special occasion... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Real memorable dinner... Our server was fantastic, we were in no hurry and she just let us go at our own pace. She made some simple recommendations for food and drinks and that's how the evening started and went along. She made a recommendation and we said sure bring it, we'll try it. Wonderful tastes, paired with wine or cocktails... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a must do if you enjoy a nice dining experience and don't mind paying for it. We were staying at the resort so also had the convenience factor. We enjoyed the crab cake appetizers and our main courses of duck and scallops with a side of Brussels sprouts. All were very good. My daughter pasta was just ok.... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The best Terranea has to offer. Expensive but good value. Sophia, Trey and Simon offered great hospitality and made this place really stand out in a mediocre resort. Thanks guys. You should be running the place

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great service food and view. An all time great meal for us. Our waitress was amazing. She made the best recommendation and we loved our choice for a meal.

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Southern California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go to Marsels when we want fine dining and dont want to travel. The view is unbeatable. The food is excellent.

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Yorba Linda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were here for a Valentine's date. The service was wonderful and food was great. The oxtail bolognese was amazing! We enjoyed a very relaxing and romantic dinner.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great setting, very good food, excellent service but not worth what you get. Had Sunday lunch. ordered fish and got just that. A fish filet with no sides, not even a bread roll. $35 seemed a bit pricey for what it was. My friend got 3 scallops for $30. They were delicious but once again a very small portion for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. We ate outside in the lovely patio, the service was impeccable, and my fish was excellent. My husband had the duck. They gave us a free dessert, which was also delicious. I have heard they have changed the menu/chef since we were there but my son had gone for a birthday party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 80275
    (Palos Verdes Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: 310-265-2836

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
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

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