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1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
+1 858-793-6460
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (12 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We were thrilled with our experience at Kitchen 1540. It had an innovative menu, exceptional food, and a delightful ambiance. The eggplant caponata toast with ricotta, burrata with peaches and grilled bread, corn risotto, and flourless chocolate cake were amazing.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed June 29, 2017

They are way over creative with their menu. Every dish had items that I never heard of. I am more of a basic kind of a guy. None of us would go back.

Thank Tradester
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Quick business trip, enjoyed breakfast and lunch here. The food is excellent. My favorite was the seafood Cobb salad. This feature is definitely not your typical Cobb, it's all you expect plus shrimp, crab and calamari... it was to die for good. I want to...More

Thank Catherine J
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a cabana for dinner - just lovely! The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Our server, Seth, had a gift for describing each of the menu items. We had the lamb and eggplant parm for our dinner entrees. Both were...More

Thank Beth322
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Had the BLTLA, pretty good. Coffee was not strong. Service was average and not as good as their rankings suggest.

Thank Ric B
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Kitchen 1540 was the highest rated restaurant in San Diego. We didn't agree. Our pasta was tough and had almost no visible meat on it. The complimentary anniversary dessert saved the evening.

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Very fancy food. Expect to pay twice what you want to for dinner. More like artwork than food. Menu needs more standard menu items and cheaper prices. Nice setting. Love the hotel.

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Check your bill for added tip! Last Saturday (12/10) I took my mother and aunt to "Tea by the Sea" at Kitchen 1540. As usual, when I received the bill, I added a tip to the total. Just last night, while cleaning out my wallet,...More

Thank CAsdnative
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Dear CAsdnative, Thank you for joining us in our Living Room during the holidays for L’Tea by the Sea. I appreciate your feedback and I sincerely apologize that the billing process distracted from your experience. I’m pleased that our accounting department was able to immediately...More

Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to Kitchen 1540 to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was absolutely worth it. Even though that the restaurant wasn't very busy, the atmosphere was good. We chose to sit outside and they put us at a regular table. However, we noticed that...More

Thank Ruud1981
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the l'Auberge hotel and decided to try one of their restaurants . Loved it ! Delicious food , gorgeous garden setting ( we were outside, there is bigger area inside) attentive fast service! Try it , we loved it:)

Thank Marshaici
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
    (15th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-793-6460
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