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“Wish I Could Give More Stars”
Review of mar'sel

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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 August 9, 2013

I really do wish I could give this restaurant more stars but I can't because, really, the food is just not that good! The view is BEAUTIFUL, the service was fine, the heirloom tomato salad was fabulous and then ALL the rest of the food was mediocre at best. I had the salmon which was mush in the middle, my husband had the pork chop and it was really fatty and dry. We were hoping dessert would end the night on a better note and then we got the driest, plainest almond plum (but we couldn't find the plum) tart imaginable and the nut tart wasn't even edible (very spicy cayenne pepper mixed into the chocolate which they don't even tell you until it arrives at your table - and my husband loves spicy food and he even said it was bad).

We really liked our server, we had a great table, my water glass was never empty and there were wonderful heat lamps everywhere to keep you warm but the food is just really bad AND very expensive so if you must go, just order an appetizer and enjoy some good wine with the view!

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2  Thank Mercedes V
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Make your reservations in advance because it fills up quickly. Anna, our server was great. as was the Sommelier, Katie.

Thank LoriH0903
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Fine dining in a lovely setting: indoors is light and airy, and there's outdoor tables with gorgeous views as well. Food and service all very good.

Thank Yamhillbilly
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

good food, good service, lovely ambiance. good time with husband and daughter. The restaurant was elegant yet accessible. not too chichi for 7 or 8 year old if you are willilng to spend the $

Thank janieB1123
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This restaurant is one of a kind, combination of elegance with incredible ambiance. Mar'sel has a spectacular ocean view. We had dinner el fresco on a beautiful terrace, and the sunset was incredible. Mesmerizing. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful Terrenea resort just a short distance from Los Angeles. The whole experience was very romantic, and we did not feel like having a big entree; therefore, we shared two appetizers. Pork bellies and Charcuterie was our choice. The meat was simply delicious. We had our own piece of Paris right there, on the Pacific Ocean, sipping on a very good Napa Valley wine. The price suited the beautiful experience. Come and enjoy this jewel of the Pacific.

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Thank Mila K
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