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100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 80275 (Palos Verdes Drive)
310-265-2836
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
great food & service but not worth the price.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Diana H
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great wine, great food, great view, great company. A perfect night! The brussel sprouts were amazing, as was the Tapioca pudding, and everything in between. Even the outdoor heaters on the brisk night were top notch.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We have dined several times at Mar'sel and it is always a highlight of our trip. The views are stunning and food is amazing. The bolognese was the best I have ever had.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I dined here in December 2014. We started with oysters. I asked for some horseradish and was treated with this delightful fresh grated horseradish. I wouldn't let them take it when we finished the oysters and had to take it with me home. My wife and I shared a salad and then had the fish special and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?