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“Superb cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of mar'sel

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Palos Verdes Drive
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Superb cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Had four of our dinners here during a five night stay at the luxury Terranea resort. Met the new chef de cuisine the first night and was fully thrilled by this charming restaurant. They serve delicious fish dishes, have a good wine carte and for my sons of 12 and 15 the burger was the best ever. And all combined with the most fantastic view of the Pacific. Last but not least: the hospitality and professionel service attitude of Marsel's team is unforgettable.

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English first
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crab Legs-Buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I really enjoyed the all you can eat seafood buffet. I like the fact that they did not just sit the crab legs out to allow them to get cold on the bar. Every time we finished a plate a hot plate of crab legs came from the back.

Visited July 2014
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Temple City, California
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very nice outside dining, with a wonderful view, and”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

very good food. If you are in the area, this restaurant is not to be missed. On a clear day you can see Catalina. Although a limited menu, the food was amazingly good. The halibut was excellent as was the fingerling potatoes. My only comment that is slightly negative is that our water was not replenished and it was not chilled enough for the hot weather on the patio.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank xelajane
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LA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Kind of stuffy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We like this spot, beautiful views if you're on patio or front of restaurant. Limited menu, expensive, a bit full of themselves. Having said that, it's a lovely spot. Would like to have a few more simple items on menu

Visited June 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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250 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 849 helpful votes
“Absolutely WONDERFUL Birthday Dinner at Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed one of our best dining experiences at this restaurant. It was my birthday celebration and we had reservations for 8PM (I had called TWICE, but the reservations were not to be found. However, the staff made it all perfect and smooth - and we were seated at a table right out on the bluff !!) We had soft shell crab for appetizer and it was prepared exactly as we do it in Florida. We then had the baked fish for two with grilled vegetables (WOW !) and grilled potatoes (also, excellent). The wine list is good; our server selected one for us. They brought us a "Birthday Celebration dessert" which was sooooo good. Our server, Antonello, was helpful and energetic - he was a large part of the very positive experience. Definitely try this wonderful restaurant for great food and spectacular views (and we did NOT find this to be pricey).

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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