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1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hoteldel.com/1500-ocean
  • Email: deldining@hoteldel.com
  • Phone: (619) 522-8490
  • Hours of Operation: Dining 5:30pm - 9:30pm | Tuesday through Saturday

    Sunset Bar Open at 5:00pm | Tuesday through Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private Ocean View Room can accommodate up to 26 guests.

    Semi-private Cabana Room can accommodate up to 10 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Cole (619) 522-8525

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dana Place
  • Public Transit: Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking validation given through restaurant. Validated valet parking is available at Main Entrance. Parking is also available in adjacent west lot off of R.H. Dana entrance.
A word from 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
1500 OCEAN is a San Diego favorite that delights both locals and visitors nightly with its California Coastal cuisine. Our culinary program embraces the seasonal whims of mother nature focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California coastline.

Spectacular indoor and outdoor dining features the comfortable elegance found in a beachfront cabana setting along with stunning ocean views. Arrive early for your reservation to enjoy seasonal cocktails featuring ingredients from our neighboring herb garden and an unforgettable view while staying cozy by the fire pits at our Sunset Bar.

As a compliment to our cuisine, the extensive wine program features eclectic discoveries and a handful of classics with a focus on the ever emerging and diverse California wine country.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We loved our whole dining experience from beginning to end. We were welcomed early at the outside bar and were treated exceptionally by two waitresses. They treated us as if we were their only customers. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were welcomed by the staff and taken to a wonderful table next to the window. Great view of the beach and sunset! Our waiter John welcomed us to the restaurant and walked us through our evening. My husband and John related right away talking about their lives in the Navy. We selected the four course meal and accompanying wine selection. A wise choice for us as it was incredible from the first glass of wine to our dessert selection. The lobster risotto was out of this world and the rest of the meal! Nice"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Outstanding place! 4 course meal a bit pricey....i would rather see it around 60 instead of the 75 dollar price tag but very good. Steak was a bit overdone but their response was quick and satisfactory. The manager even through in a swig of some very expensive cab."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant based on location and reviews to celebrate our 6th anniversary. Boy were our needs met and then-some! Server was friendly, very knowledgeable, making our evening enjoyable. We opted for the specialty wine pairing...WHAT A TREAT! The beef carpaccio was probably the best I've ever, then came the second course---braised veal cheeks..a slice of true heaven! We felt like a kids at Christmas by the time our main dishes arrived, lamb chops and sea bass, each course kept getting better..and the wine pairings were superbly chosen! Our meal came to an end with a delightful presentation of our very own home made liquid nitrogen ice cream for dessert complete with all the toppings. One memorable evening...thank you!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "What a delightful evening. Good food, a spectacular sunset, a helpful and knowledgeable waiter."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the restaurant, but my entree alone would have been enough for me. The waiter enticed us to order the tasting menu by telling us the portions were smaller, but it was just so much food, I was finished after the salad and second plate. Which was disappointing, because my filet was delicious, and I would have loved to be able to enjoy the warm chocolate cake for dessert. Ambiance and service were outstanding, but I felt misled by the server."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Have been disappointed when we've visited San Diego, but not this time. 1500 delivered. Lamb was great. Service was a bit rushed, but better than too slow. We didn't bring our own wine, but $25 corkage has to be lowered as their wine list is not extensive enough to justify such a high fee."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Considered the best restaurant in San Diego for a reason. Great food, fabulous service"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Amazing ambiance and service. The food was amazing. Do the wine paring its so worth it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Location and service were wonderful. We ordered the steak and lamb and would recommend both to anyone. The food was very good and is what one can reasonably expect based on the menu pricing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Chef does an awesome job with fresh produce and presentation. The 4 course fixed price is a fabulous deal. Really more foid than you can eat. Generous serving size given the upscale venue. So good value despite relatively high price. Found a decent priced wine as well. Veggie sides were awesome too"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Hotel staff were very attentitive and courties. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was awesome and the fact that they new our names and treated us like family on my 14th wedding anniversery was great!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This is an exceptional restaurant located within the Hotel Del Coronado grounds. The 4 course meal is of exceptional value and quality and quantity. I am a foodie, my husband not as much, but he enjoyed this meal every bit as much as I."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a special occasion for my husband and I, which gave us a good reason to splurge. We were more than happy with the experience, the food, the veal cheek...AMAZING!! My husband loved his filet mignon and I enjoyed my scallops. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Thank you for adding a little more special to our evening!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "To the Crew of 1500 Ocean, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide. I proposed to my "now" financee on Wednesday and everything went so smoothly, The hostess and our waiter was unbelievably awesome and we were honored to have them on our sides. Thank you again for a wonderful experience and we will definetly be dining with you again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We never experienced anything but positive, friendly service, even from the the person who removed the services between courses. It was a very rainy day, so I cannot rate the outside service as it was not available. This was my wife's birthday dinner. Ocean 1500 had a nice option of choosing one item from four separate categories for each person. We decided to take that route and share. The food was excellent and we enjoyed trying 8 different types of food. My wife wanted to kidnap the chef when we were done, the food was so good. We had Shrimp, Scallops, Fillet Mignon, main lobster capacio, asparagus, desert, drinks and all were fantastic. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Best filet mignon I've had! Waiter was so nice and helpful. Also, a lovely dessert for my birthday. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "And a great value if you choose the four course menu. The sashimi appetizer was superb, as was the veal cheek. Go for the lamb over the duck or diver scallops (which the waiter tried hard to push even though they are from Maine and we ate there on a Tuesday. It made us think that perhaps they needed to sell them fast.) There was a fireworks display from a wonderful sand castle on the beach - I don't know if that is a nightly event but it was fun. The only downside was the noise of the naval helicopters flying by."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "There was nothing about this restaurant that disappointed. Everything from the ambiance to the service to the food were fabulous. The sea bass I had for an entree was the best I ever had."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Four course menu is a great deal - the main courses were great and the view and service cannot be beat. The highlight however were the details, the perfect roasted pear on the appetizer salad, the enticing citrus broth with the muscles, the incredible sauce with the veal cheek, the Brussels sprouts with the pork, arugula and mint with the lamb and fantastic ice wine with the dessert. Only item for improvement was the beans with the lamb that were too too salty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Dinner at 1500 Ocean was wonderful! Everything from the patio seating, to the oysters, to the service was outstanding! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that finds themselves in San Diego."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great location and view. Excellent service. Slightly disappointed with the sea bass, otherwise quite good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, service, and view. Couldn't ask for anything more!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time at 1500 or the Del. Beautiful setting, very attentive, professional service. The duck 2 ways was outstanding. Very nice Cali- heavy wine list. Creme brulee was delicious. Only fault; why can't so many high end restaurants make decent coffee or de caf? Minor, but disappointing, and only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. Hope to get the opportunity to go back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Little Empty at 6:00pm so a little awkward but still fantastic for my engagement dinner."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of introducing friends to the fabulous Hotel Del Coronado and it's wonderful fine dining venue, 1500 Ocean. They were mightily impressed and promised to become regulars. As always, everything was perfect. GM Ben Kephart was on hand as usual to greet guests and see to their needs. The staff has impressed us more than any other over the 35 years we have dined at the Del. This night it was a variety of delicious starters, then lamb for our guests and salmon and pappardelle pasta for us. The setting was perfect and the food delicious. Combine all of this with beautiful decor and a spectacular ocean setting, all at very reasonable prices and you can see why we dine here as often as possible. Try 1500 Ocean, just spectacular!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience , the beautiful room, the just perfect wait staff, the extraordinary food! We cannot wait to return this week with guests who are first timers, they shall be frequent guests as we have been all these years. It is our very favorite restaurant . This visit, delicious lamb and fish followed intriguing and tasty starters. Our meals were prepared to perfection and served at a relaxed pace, fitting for a restaurant overlooking the breaking waves of the Pacific Ocean. Just a wonderful evening , completed by drinks in the outdoor patio, seated by a blazing fire. You shall just love 1500Ocean..."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had a Girl's Night Out at 1500 Ocean, since we were working in the San Diego Area and wanted to visit "The Hotel Del" before we left town. We lucked out, since it was San Diego Restaurant week and we got a 3-course meal for $45 and some of us chose to do the wine pairing offering for an additional $30...it was sumptuous and the menu was wonderful as was the great wine selection. I ordered the Butternut Squash soup, the boneless lamb loin and the warm chocolate flourless cake with marscapone ice cream...it was not only a fantastic meal, but the service was impeccable and the experience was delightful. I highly recommend this fine dining restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was great...sea bass to lamb loin to incredible chocolate dessert."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Then we are at 1500 Ocean . Our special place, this spectacular fine dining venue offers the finest in service, decor and, of course, food. For my taste, I have always rated them perfect 30's in every category, for Zagat. 1500 Ocean is no mere restaurant, it is an experience, offering the finest classic dishes in our very special SoCal style. The room is beautiful, then you see the ocean, seemingly at the foot of the front patio, and are transfixed. The staff members are all veterans, true experts in the cuisine, choice of wine, from an impressive cellar, cocktails, and those specialty desserts. Just a fabulous experience, at surpringsly low prices. 1500 Ocean, the finest restaurant is a real value. Try it!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Although i had no idea about my fiancé asking me to marry him that evening, the restaurant was beautiful, although pricey the set menu for restaurant week with the wine pairing was delightful, the setting was a little bland- i feel like simple was a little understated, the views were perfect- being able to hear the waves from the table was wonderful, the food was amazing but the service although informative were a little average, but overall a very lovely evening."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great restaurant week menu and outstanding service from Mark."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "As always just great! I am not rich but I feel like royalty when I dine there. From the moment you walk in the staff greets you as a valued customer. I have had everything on the menu and I am always delighted. For sure, my favorite place to dine. My group was so impressed."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Service, food, ambiance are outstanding; would reserve for very special occasions due to $$$$."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Delicious! Filet mignon cooked to perfection. Butternut squash veloute was rich and flavorful. Our waiter was attentive, skilled, knowledgeable about the menu, and very gracious. Thank You!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Restaurant week provided us with an opportunity and excuse to have dinner at 1500 Ocean. The four of us had a wonderful dinner with a wonderful wine pairing as well. Presentation was beautiful from the 1st to 3rd course. Service superb with our waiter eager to answer any questions we had. We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was my first visit to 1500 Ocean. I'll be back. The wait staff were amazing. The service was worthy of the best restaurants in Europe--where restaurant service is a real profession--not something that college kids do to make extra money. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The lamb and filet mignon were perfectly cooked. The sides and dessert were delightful. Yes, the price is expensive--and the experience is worth every penny. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday and it was perfect! The food was fresh and excellent, the wine Devine, and the staff professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Dining outside hearing the sound of the ocean was fabulous!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for restaurant week. For appetizers, we shared the beef carpaccio and yellowfin tuna sashimi with avocado mousse. They both were good, but the sashimi was fantastic - served with a little slice of chile on top. For entrees, we shared the lamb loin and the wild sea bass. The fish was excellent (succulent on the inside, but a perfect crust on the outside), the lamb loin was good but nothing to rave about. Dessert was the vanilla creme brûlée and the chocolate cake. Both good, but typical at restaurants like these. The wines are way overpriced and I wish that the corkage fee of $25 wasn't so high. Overall, I probably would return for restaurant week ($45/person) and for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My friends and I chose to come here for Restaurant Week because there menu sounded amazing. We were not disappointed. This was a first visit for our group and really enjoyed the ambiance, beautiful view of Coronado beach, great service, and of course the food. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "1500 Ocean is the premiere dining experience in San Diego . For 35 years the Hotel Del has been our dining location of choice and 1500 Ocean is the latest and finest restaurant we have ever enjoyed. The room is truly beautiful , the ocean views spectacular, and, that is just the beginning. The friendly staff stands ready to meet your every need, GM Ben Kephart is always on hand to greet you and ensure your particular tastes are satisfied. The food is terrific, just delicious. This night our party enjoyed succulent oysters , the freshest of sushi, garnished magnificently, mussels tasty beyond description and then the mains: salmon, lamb, scallops, and pasta, all prepared in the classic southwest style. Try 1500 Ocean, we love it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014