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

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hoteldel.com/1500-ocean
  • Phone: 6195228490x
  • 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 6195228525x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dana Place
  • Public Transit: Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
    http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf
  • 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 WinnerAmerican
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)scenic view (79)romantic (71)great for outdoor dining (67)fit for foodies (40)notable wine list (37)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Lovely restaurant @ the Del
    Laura312VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We stayed at the del Coronado two nights and had dinner here one night. It was excellent... Highly recommend, particularly for seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Celebrated my birthday. All the staff were very attentive and professional. We were very fortunate to have Leo as our waiter!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great place to eat
    ptgolferVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    If want the right restaurant for the special occasion and don't mind spending a little extra then this is the place for you. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    Vanams
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our 30th anniversary dinner at 1500 Ocean was enjoyable but not notable. Even though the reservation was made with mention of our special occasion, no mention was made by the hostess or our waiter. We had to ask for the nice booth. Dinner was good but not something I thought of the next day. The Hotel Del Coronado is busy and lots of people mill about. It is lovely for a walk along the sand with the background roar of the waves.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place
    thesixofus
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Alaskan Halibut was to die for. Actually everything our party ordered was outstanding. The beet salad was most flavorful and fresh. Service was great! This is one place we will be sure to make reservations for the next time we are at the Del. 7 year old grandson wanted to go back the next evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Joseph
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Other then the price tag, you can't beat the place. Food, scenic views and service to die for. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Getaway
    whitero01
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great but the view and ambiance was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great High End Food and Service
    Drjas
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Make sure you stroll the interior of the hotel as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary
    Scruffey
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    For my wife and I, we thank the restaurant for making our special day all the more memorable. The food was awesome and the service was impeccable. This was our first time at the Del and at this restaurant. Respectfully, Jay Patterson DT1, United States Navy (Ret)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruschetta to die for!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Do not overlook the bruschetta on the appetizer section of the menu-it is simply amazing and unique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Bass Fantastic!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service and food was definitely top shelf! I would recommend the sea bass, it is moist on the inside, flaky on the outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not much else
    margoshopper
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our meal was delicious, in spite of the spare, dark furnishings of the dining room. No table décor or wall décor, only a miniature cactus plant on each table, no candles, no background music. A special meal warrants some ambience and there was none in this dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Bobby417VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From cocktails on the patio to dining on the veranda, the quality of food, service level, knowledgeable and extremely well trained staff, all contributed to an excellent experience. Special complements to Gail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Wedding Anniversary
    Towny
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went here for our anniversary because we spent our wedding night on the Hotel Del. Service wasn't all that great. There was some confusion as to who our server was (we had two different ones come to our table and ask the same thing). We didn't get bread on the table until way after we already ordered. Initially they put us as one of their secluded booths rather than give us a table with a view. They were ok with us changing the table though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    MrMejia32
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hands down this was one of the BEST dining experiences I have had in San Diego! The food was amazing, the wine was perfect and the view was magical! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and very pleasant! I higy recommend 1500 Ocean if you are looking for an exceptional experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deluxe Dining at the Hotel Del
    JCSD
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Overall a great dining experience with lovely views and excellent service but, given the cost, one expects to be wowed with the food preparation and a few of the dishes, such as the halibut and the soup of the day were uninspired. The raw oysters were fresh and tasty but extremely small. Quail, prawn, and sashimi appetizers were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view!
    kelseymarie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The view is absolutely stunning. I had the lobster risotto which is amazing as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too good
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the scenic views are terrific. Service is excellent, but the food was mediocre As a matter of fact, the veal scallopine was inedible
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Good
    Brooklyn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I dine in lots of restaurants in San Diego I'm a foodie all the way. The scenic view at the Del gives you a feeling of being on vacation it was far better then the food. The food was over priced we ordered halibut they served us sea bass that appeared to be frozen and served as fresh caught fish and to boot we received our side order of mushrooms during dessert, the bathrooms adjacent to the restaurant were littered with paper towels and appeared not cleaned since early in the day.I don't understand how the Del Coronado can allow bathrooms to be in this condition or a restaurant manager and chef to remain in place. If my voice has a voice at all close the DEL renovate to a 5 star quality hotel with top notch food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ordered the fixed price four course meal which was wonderful! The waiter brought us champagne when he discovered it was our anniversary. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was wonderful. We had a wonderful experience and we will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ShellyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Server Armando was best we've ever had ! Meal was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One person in our party is in a wheelchair. We found 1500 OCEAN to NOT be very accessible. I really would not ever dine there again for a special evening event. Sheerwater next door is still pretty cramped but at least there's a ramp close by to gain access to the outside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average at best
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    For an upscale restaurant it is very average . We had to ask if there was a waiter assigned to our table since the hostess seemed very confused and no one came over for 10 minutes and restaurant was empty. The prices are not commensurate with the food served. You are much better off eating at a number if restaurants within walking distance of hotel. We found some small very good restaurants that offered much better food than 1500
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service
    DirectorVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Exceptionally slow service. Wait staff would disappear for great lengths of time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty and yummy
    Sasha
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful time great staff, great wine list Beautiful hotel and view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday Dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was a special occasion, so wanted a special place with great food. It was both. I had rack of lamb, and my wife the Halibut. We chose the 4 course dinner "special" so came with appetizer, first course, main course and dessert. All prepared perfectly, and served by a waiter that was very engaging, and accommodating, when we asked for some additional condiment's. He even brought a 3rd dessert with a candle for us to share, so left very full! My only complaint would be that even with a reservation that included a request for an outside table we still had to wait about 30 minutes for it. With the wait, this was a 3 hour "dining experience," so plan accordingly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enough stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best money for food I've ever spent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • El Coronado
    thegreyvote
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    the best food, service and environment we enjoyed during our two weeks in California; a perfect dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening, great food and view
    Judy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lovely evening but waiter tried to push a port at double the price of the one we picked. Other than that every thing was excellent including the drama ice cream desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Beautiful Evening
    FoodieFun
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    1500 Ocean was a wonderful way to spend a summer evening celebrating our 25 year anniversary. The Hotel Del is delightful and the food and service at this restaurant exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    VTAtty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My family and I ate here twice during our trip. We were not disappointed on either occasion. The halibut was wonderful. Our waiter the first time had been employed at the Del for 40+ years. He was great. Our waiter on the second occasion, while acceptable, was significantly slower. We enjoyed it; it's first class all the way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Travelbug12
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had dinner here while we were vacationing in San Diego. Although we probably would have preferred to sit outside, the booth we were seated in was lovely. The service was great, attentive without overdoing it. The food was delicious. Although it is a bit pricey, I would definitely recommend it for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. Located in Hotel Del Coronado, it is lovely venue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ocean views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Just incredible views and such tasty food. Wine list was very comprehensive, including nice list of reds and whites in half bottle sizes
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I stayed on Coronado Island for the weekend and had a blast! The 1500 is fantastic and we had the best table. The waiter was so awesome (I cant remember his name). We had the combination dinner were you can pick from all the different items for a complete meal (best deal). We will be back for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1500 Ocean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very nice evening. My husband and I tried this place for the first time. We opted for the $75 PP tasting menu. First and Second courses were very good. We both got halibut main dishes. It was a little bland and short on accompanying veggies and potatoes. Wine prices were very expensive although you can get half bottles. Also saw people bringing their own wine. Don't know what the corkage fee is. Even though we had made reservations a week ahead of time, still didn't get an outside table. I think the overall ambiance would have been much nicer. Restaurant itself is not that well decorated. The restaurant validates but we didn't know that when we parked off of the hotel property. A nice evening, not over the top for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really nice place ... We eat at all the top restaraunts in San Diego and this is in the top3
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    JWP99VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Spilled glass of water by assistant waiter. Small table for two. Rack of lamb was somewhat dry and not tasty. Lamb was NOT added to the final bill. ( Discounted by the manager )
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ruggerdave
    ruggerdave
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were a group of three with a visit history to the Del including a two night stay MANY years ago. However, we had not dined at the 1500 before. Perhaps the main reason for the 3 star food rating rather than 4 star, was the Colorado Lamb Chops entree. It was cooked properly BUT the cut of meat had way too much fat. There ARE lean lamb chops, you know.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    budandmargVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our favorite place to eat. When you do get a new chef...please leave everything as is. (Unless you want to add something) Fillet was outstanding...Also....I have a few food allergies and you are very accomoditing about that. Thanks for that..... Mark is a supurb waiter.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    ValentineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dinner while traveling to celebrate my husband's Birthday. The food was excellent and the service made it a memorable night!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.