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mar'sel

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
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Palos Verdes Drive
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82% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the all you can eat seafood buffet. I like the fact that they did not just sit the crab legs out to allow them to get cold on the bar. Every time we finished a plate a hot plate of crab legs came from the back.

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Temple City, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

very good food. If you are in the area, this restaurant is not to be missed. On a clear day you can see Catalina. Although a limited menu, the food was amazingly good. The halibut was excellent as was the fingerling potatoes. My only comment that is slightly negative is that our water was not replenished and it was not... More

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LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We like this spot, beautiful views if you're on patio or front of restaurant. Limited menu, expensive, a bit full of themselves. Having said that, it's a lovely spot. Would like to have a few more simple items on menu

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7,316 helpful votes 7,316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed one of our best dining experiences at this restaurant. It was my birthday celebration and we had reservations for 8PM (I had called TWICE, but the reservations were not to be found. However, the staff made it all perfect and smooth - and we were seated at a table right out on the bluff !!) We had soft... More

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Los Angeles, Ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's hard to beat a front row seat overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but Mar Sel accomplished this. It was a business dinner with hor dourves and a sit down meal including a tremendous halibut dish. The presentation was great, but, more importantly it tasted great. Loved every bite. Now, this was a function so I didn't pay. Purposely, I have... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went here for my 30th Birthday, best decision ever! The food is so good: super fresh, locally sourced and picked from their own garden. Service is great, as you would expect from this kind of restaurant, and the view...the view. You just can't beat it. We even managed to have a chardonnay produced in the same area...and it was pretty... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The South Bay area needs a restaurant like this; mostly locally sourced ingredients used in dishes served in a setting showcasing views of the Pacific and the cliffs of Palos Verdes. A seafood tower highlighted by Santa Barbara spot prawns and local uni was delicious. Herbs and some vegetables come from the garden outside the restaurant. The iPad-based wine list... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The service was terrific. The vegetables were fresh from the restaurant's garden. The ocean view was breathtaking.

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Houlimi cheese appetizer was amazing! Our waiter was very nice, professional and took great car of us. By far my favorite restaurant at the Terranea resort.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

food was fantastic and extensive wine list made this a really great place. desserts were great as well.

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