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“Casual Contentment”
Review of Nelson's

Nelson's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Huntington Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
621 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“Casual Contentment”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Even on a 4-star resort property it is fun to find a place to let your hair down. This casual dining concept takes the "sea shanty" concept to its conclusion with a variety of light foods, good libations, a fireplace, a fire pit and to-die-for view of the ocean. Add in a lighthouse, some whales and a sunset and you have all the ingredients for a romantic evening.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Sonoran Desert
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant view I've experienced in Southern California”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This restaurant offers the most stunning views of the Pacific...great service from the staff there and the food was good too!

Visited January 2013
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Palos Verdes, CA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Has improved over time”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Nelson's is the small restaurant with the great view at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes overlooking the ocean. Be prepared to wait at almost anytime. Why not stroll along the many paths along the ocean while waiting and enjoy the view? Food is ok to very good. Clam chowder is excellent! If you want to enjoy the sunset, better get there a couple of hours ahead of time, or you will not secure a table.

Visited January 2013
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Palos Verdes, CA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Food with a veiw”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great outdoor dining where you can watch the whales go by. Casual, well-cooked food. Great salads, sandwiches and fisn-and-chips.

Visited January 2013
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Redondo Beach, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This location is elegant and casual at the same time. The backdrop to the bar/restaurant is a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Sunsets are spectacular. The fish tacos and drinks were excellent just like the other restaurants at the location!

Visited January 2013
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