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“It Doesn't Get Any Better Than Mar'sel's”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Palos Verdes Drive
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We've had the occasion to stay at Terranea many times and we were introduced to Mar'sel's by some good friends of ours that are locals in Rancho Palos Verdes. The restaurant itself is visually gorgeous, with dining inside or outside on the large, accommodating patio, replete with an ample number of space heaters to temper the cool & lovely Pacific breezes. We've eaten here 4 or 5 times now, so we can speak to the consistently good experience we have had each and every time. Consistency is the hallmark of a great restaurant, and Mar'sel's does not ever disappoint. The service is always outstanding, with very knowledgeable servers that not only know the menu, but the details of how the ingredients are prepared, where they are sourced, and why that's important. The chef is a genius, and we had the honor to meet his Sous Chef, and she was absolutely amazing.

By the way, a review of Mar'sel's would not be complete without telling you about their bread. It's a home made English Muffin bread. You can't get it anywhere else on property, so it's a must try. A friend of mine says it the best bread he's ever eaten... I'd have to agree that it's certainly right up there at the top.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went last night without a reservation. They did not have a table so we ate in the bar which has the same full menu as the restaurant. Service was excellent and food was very good. I had fish and my wife had the lamb. The lamb was cooked perfectly, medium rare. The wine list was Ok. Lots of nice Cabs, but the choice of other reds was poor. Do not expect the wine list or menu to be anything like the ones on their website. We actually picked Mar'sel because the website said they had a duck dish, but not so.

Thank BigBUCKETList
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Menu items were overpriced like the ambiance. Eat as many free pieces of bread as you can - but find your fancy steak elsewhere. There are other good places to eat on the resort property.

Thank TravelFromCalifornia
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was a beautiful restaurant! The food was delicious. My husband took me for my birthday and I couldn't have been happier. Highly recommend.

Thank Rebecca E
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The restaurant service was excellent. The choice of wine offered a wide variety. the choice of food somewhat too limited, but what we ordered was excellent. Unfortunately the menu example in the room did not compare with that in the restaurant and needs updating. But overall a beautiful evening in a lovely restaurant.

Thank Joan F
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