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“Romantic restaurant at the Del”
Review of 1500 OCEAN

1500 OCEAN
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Ranked #16 of 99 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Place
Transit: Serviced by SDMTS Route 904 http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf
Description: Inspired by its beachfront setting, Hotel del Coronado’s signature restaurant 1500 OCEAN spotlights California Coastal cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Start with a craft cocktail at the Sunset Bar overlooking the Pacific, and then venture inside for an epicurean adventure of seasonal dishes paired with exceptional wines.
Grand Island, Nebraska
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652 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
“Romantic restaurant at the Del”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Located at the Del, the interior is darkly toned but romantically lit. The service is good, the wine list OK for CA wines but lacking for other regions. The food is decent but not memorable. San Diego is not considered a haven for fine dining and this restaurant is a good choice given what is available. It's nice to dine locally but if you don't mind driving, La Jolla has several that are a bit better.

Visited February 2012
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BBrown3275, Manager at 1500 OCEAN, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed the romantic ambiance at 1500 Ocean. We hope that you will return again soon.
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San Diego, California
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great but limited menu”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Really enjoyed our dinner at 1500 Ocean. Took our college daughter. Service was perfect. Lots of attention. Very nice wine list. The mussels appetizer was delicious. Had the lobster ravioli, very good. My wife had the bass, a little over cooked but OK. Not rushed, which we appreciated. Great atmosphere. Two disappointments, my vegetarian daughter had no real choices on the menu, and, although it was only 9:00, they were out of one of the dessert choices, of course the one I wanted. Expensive, but a great evening overall.

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BBrown3275, Manager at 1500 OCEAN, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your family dinner at our signature restaurant. As we strive to provide legendary service, we appreciate the recognition of our wonderful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Nice place though sounded more formal. The food was good but I was expecting more selection and possibly more extravagance in the recipes. Quite expensive.

Visited May 2012
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BBrown3275, Manager at 1500 OCEAN, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope you will return again soon.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere, disappointing food”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

After reading the Arizona Republic's Food Section state that "1500 Ocean receives Best Outdoor Dining in San Diego" I immediately booked it for our Anniversary since we were celebrating in La Jolla anyway.

Yes, the setting was gorgeous inside and out with the beach just steps away, but what's up with their food? The menu said all the right things but the food didn't deliver on anything. To sample as much as we could, we both ordered the Tasting Menu at $70 or $75, I'm not sure which. That allowed us each to order 3 food items and a dessert for a total of 8 different dishes. Of those 8 we only liked 2, how terribly disappointing for a tab of almost $200.

I gave it 3 stars because of the setting and great service; however will never recommend it.

  • Visited June 2012
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BBrown3275, Manager at 1500 OCEAN, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
We appreciate your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed our oceanfront location and wonderful staff. We apologize that aspects of your dining experience did not meet your expectations and will share your review with our culinary team. Thank you for your input.
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Denver
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“Too foo foo”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Maybe I picked the wrong items from the menu but to me the food looked good (nice presentation) but tasted bland. Plus the fact I paid athe most for any meal left me with a "bad taste". Rather eat at Sheerwater

Visited July 2012
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, Manager at 1500 OCEAN, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and apologize that aspects of your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We will share your review with our culinary team so we may make the necessary improvements. Thanks again.
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