Cast & Plow
Cast & Plow

Cast & Plow

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://castandplow.com/
  • Phone: (310) 574-4333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Dinner: Daily: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Umit Kaygusuz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bali Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $8 for the first three hours, $3 each additional hour
A word from Cast & Plow
Cast & Plow features the freshest produce of each day and each season, along with regionally sourced and humanely grown meats and sustainable seafood from neighborhood fishermen. With a local-centric commitment to being “Community Made,” Cast & Plow believes that everyone benefits by knowing more about the source of our food and its short journey from seed to harvest to Cast & Plow table.

Inspired by California-style small plates, Cast & Plow offers a brilliant menu of familiar dishes, set apart by an approachable philosophy of artisan cooking. Hand selected, high quality ingredients are sourced directly from local boutique fishermen and farmers, as well as from individual neighborhood growers, ranchers and farmers markets. Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz and his culinary team are proud to provide a truly fresh and new perspective on farm-to-table cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Cast & Plow reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)scenic view (21)romantic (15)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (10)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (8)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Booking mix up
    Aussiefoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    When I attempted to make this booking 3 times on Open Table the booking wouldn't go through - kept saying couldn't connect, try later. (Never received a confirmation from Open Table) So I eventually called the restaurant directly and booked for 7.3o on the patio. When we arrived they were rude and told us to go to the bar and get a drink. We then waited until 8.05 and were considering going elsewhere, the girl came over and said a table had become available on the patio, I asked her "when is a booking not a booking" and she argued with me about my booking time and patio request! She said I booked for 7.45 and didn't request the patio! If I wasn't so hungry by this time I would have told her where to put her table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    impresivrd
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was my first time dining here and I took a friend to brunch for her birthday and I really enjoyed everything about the Cast and Plow. The staff was great, friendly, accomodating, very customer service oriented...the food was fabulous...the view was spectacular. I will definitely be back to enjoy again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service OK Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had one of my favorite wines - French Bergundy, Pommard. The service was great, food selection a little limited, especially seafood for being right on the water.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    $20 craft cocktails? Please. Melisse doesn't even charge $20 for drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hot meat items needed on buffet
    RonShar
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The buffet was not as extensive as we expected for the price. There should have been hot carving stations for beef, turkey, and ham. More cold salads should have been offered. Our waiter poured our champagne but never came back to take our coffee order. The service could have been much better. We were told all weekend that the hotel was short staffed. Our pool food was never delivered to us at the Jacuzzi area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Disappointing, the food was not special, the young, inexperienced waiter tried his best to manage multiple tables but fell short. $ 270.00 for two was expensive for a mediocre experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying to hard
    findme
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The chef needs to add some more basic selections. The menu is limited and a little challenging.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible view and decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Full moon over the marina made up for a mediocre meal and a broken fire pit that proved to be a nuisance through the meal. Ironically, the restaurant "reserved" a broken fire pit for my party..I wasn't terribly happy because there were 10 other tables vacant..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience and perfection
    tcr202
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Rarely do you find a restaurant worth every penny spent. Impeccable service, well executed menu...we loved every moment start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant in the Ritz Carlton in MDR is gorgeous and the food and service are top-notch. We highly recommend it for special occasions, romantic evenings, or just a nice treat when you deserve one!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a great find!
    chasemetofood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We visited the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The staff was beyond professional and friendly! Each menu item we tried was more delicious than the last. They had an outstanding cocktail menu as well. The ambience was outstanding. I think restaurants in hotels are sometimes overlooked by the locals. This one is a treasure that should be a must visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tmarian
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was not great but the view and location was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    LMWengVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Interesting Menu - eclectic but very fresh. A few more entree choices would be helpful though as the selections were somewhat limited. Fantastic desserts even though it was almost too dark to see them! A little more table lighting would certainly help! And the service was friendly but erratic and slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Cast & Plow reviews archive.
  • So disappointing
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We used to love the restaurant that was here in the Ritz Carlton prior to the remodel into the Cast & Plow. The physical setting is still wonderful and the seating is very comfortable. However, the food really disappoints. It's very expensive as we expected, and main course portions are small which would normally be fine for us. The quality of the food was only fair. Our table of four had the chicken, rib-eye steak, scallops and pasta. None of us enjoyed the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service
    Penelope
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Every time I want to celebrate a special occasion, the Ritz doesn't disappoint. As usual we had the most amazing time for my friend's birthday. They hostess greeted my friend by name, had a sign made in her name that said Happy Birthday, and offered us many places to sit including the amazing table outside. Luckily it wasn't too hot, too windy, or too cold. It was a great day. The food was all of the items you would expect but presented in a different way. I loved the vegetarian pita and my friend loved her burger. The smores dessert is the best. A must order.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Took the family here to celebrate a birthday. The remodel looks great. Outdoor heaters make it comfortable to sit outside when the breeze picks up. Every dish was excellent...nothing left on any plates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Location
    Tina
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Cast & Plow was a pleasure to dine at. The food was very fresh, the scenery outstanding, the ambiance inviting, and an overall enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing dinner/great setting
    golfinmaVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were expecting an exceptional dinner with such a limited, well planned (and overpriced) menu. The smoked, grilled rib eye steak was recommended by our server. I asked for it medium rare + so that the fat in the steak would be melted into the steak (as I normally would order a rib eye). I didn't know or expect that the steak would be cut so thinly that it arrived medium well to well done. I have never had a ribeye cut as thin as a minute steak. At $37.00 it was a very disappointing entree. The server asked if I wanted to send it back but that would have ruined the dinner even more as my husband would have been done with his dinner before I started. The least they could have done is comped a dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great disappointment
    SVMJRVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The lunch menu in this restaurant is not what you would expect from a high-end hotel in a great setting. We decided to pack up and go next door, where they serve a very nice all inclusive brunch for the same price as two hamburgers at the Ritz Carlton. The waiters were very cordial and understanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch in style
    Diningduo
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My friend and I would like the chefs salad which included lobster to be reinstated on the menu. The menu is lacking in choices, but the food is good. The restaurant is significantly improved and more welcoming sine being recently renovated. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deliciously Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It's undeniable-- a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton begs high expectations. The food and ambiance at Cast & Plow delivered...but at a cost. We had salmon, burgers, steak, fries, and the burratta and tomato salad. I'd recommend all of the dishes, but I'd save this restaurant for special events, maybe Mothers Day or Anniversaries. The view is gorgeous and the restaurant (newly redone) is fabulous, too. Just be prepared to spend way more than you planned to, especially on wine. There are hardly any bottles available for under $150.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Mother's Day
    Dinewithme
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our experience here was a big let-down. From the moment we made our reservation and we were told rather rudely by the hostess to "be on time. It's a busy day for us and we'll only hold your table for 10 minutes", it continued downhill. Upon our arrival, the restaurant was chaotic and horribly disorganized. There was a long line of people with reservations waiting to be seated. Some had been waiting over an hour. The hostess gave no apology or explanation, and told us to go wait in the bar. No complimentary refreshments were offered and no one helped us find a seat. After a complaint to the manager we were finally seated at our table after 50 minutes! The brunch was very basic, limited and unimaginative, and the price was a hefty $125/per!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    Onyx
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I enjoyed Mother's Day brunch at the Cast & Plow. The food was well prepared and fresh. The decor was good. I had an outdoor table in the hot sun. The umbrellas couldn't be positioned to provide much relief. At $150 per person (including gratuity that they so thoughtfully added), I could've received an equivalent experience somewhere else for half the price. The valet parking was an additional $8 plus tip. We will celebrate Mother's Day somewhere else in 2015.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Informal fine dining in the Marina
    KKMdR
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Informal fine dining right in the neighborhood and at a world class hotel no less. Made a last minute reservation for a Friday night out for cocktails and dinner. $6.00 Uber ride (for the cocktails) and a fabulous experience at the recently reopened restaurant at the Ritz Carlton MdR. Very cool room, vibrant hip bar scene with water's edge outdoor seating. While we live on the water in the Marina we would have grabbed an outdoor table but the 25 knot wind kept us at a window booth inside. Started with a tomato mozzarella salad out of this world! My wife had the salmon and I had the rib eye. Wife raved about he fish and the rib eye was spectacular. We finished with house made Pistachio Brownie ice cream. Are you kidding? Wonderful night out
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prycer
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The food was very bland. Very disappointed since this restaurant is in the Ritz Carlton.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you don't have to, don't
    BlaineGVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Terribly disappointing. Lovely room, good concept, nice looking menu. The food was average and service was mediocre at best. Most disappointingly, the pricing was abusive. Dinner for two with one glass of wine, one appetizer, 2 small entrees, one vegetable, one dessert and one tea was over $180 for two. And, valet parking -- with a validation -- was $8. Even worse, they have no corkage policy and refused to serve our wine. This wouldn't have been awful if their list weren't grossly overpriced (with $30 retail wines at well over $100 and $45 wines priced over $150). Save yourself. Don't go.
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  • Xlnt Food, Wine @ Ritz Carlton
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Cast & Plow is the new incarnation of the restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey--and it's excellent in every respect. Relying on a network of farmers' markets and suppliers around the state, the chefs turn out well-prepared dishes matched by a respectable wine list with good choices by the glass and bottle. We ate multiple breakfasts, lunches, and dinners here; each meal has its highlights and we were never disappointed by our choices. There are even good options for vegetarians & vegans. Many menu items draw on Mediterranean flavors--preparations were uniformly excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was a lot better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Restaurant was a lot better before it was renovated and name was changed from Jer-Ne to Cast & Plow. Jer-Ne had a good and varied menu, including some great salads. Current menu is very sparse, not much choice. And they will not substitute anything. Service was slow and there weren't that many people there, although our waiter was very nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch is confusing, disjointed
    Mdrfoodie
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Brunch is confusing, disjointed and expensive. Service severely lacking. Also, I use Open Table as I prefer not to call. This restaurant, as do many, phone and ask you to call to confirm your reservation. You're scared not to call back-- will your reservation be cancelled? Sorry but it's an annoying practice unless a major holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service / Ambience...
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    ...menu still in progress at high price points. Went to Cast & Plow to try the new menu and outdoor dining experience. The refurbishment is tasteful; interesting ceiling fixtures and nice general decor. Outside patio is definitely the biggest draw as the tables closest to the pedestrian walk have crystal fire centerpieces. Service was good, with explanations of food / drink offerings detailed. A selected wine choice was not available, but a comparable selection was made available at the lower price point. Drink/wine prices felt high. The menu is just about the right size of choice, but still appears to be a work in progress on results. Both pasta and seafood selections came either under seasoned or imbalanced in their seasoning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate