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Cavatina at Sunset Marquis
Cavatina at Sunset Marquis

Cavatina at Sunset Marquis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cavatinala.com
  • Phone: (310) 358-3759
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Mid-day: Daily: 3:00pm-5:30pm; Dinner: Daily 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Roger Eggleston
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cavatina can host parties from 10-150 from cocktail parties to full seated dinners. Please contact Laura at lkinsman@sunsetmarquis.com for inquiries and details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Holloway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking $4 with validation.
A word from Cavatina at Sunset Marquis
Cavatina- a musical term describing an unembellished melody, beautiful in it's simplicity
Award winning Chef/Restauranteur Michael Schlow, is proud to introduce Cavatina, a new, exciting restaurant serving lunch and dinner at the fabled Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood.
A long time fan and guest of Sunset Marquis, this marks Michael’s first LA restaurant and he’s teamed up with Executive Chef Roger Eggleston to present dishes at Cavatina that showcase their unique cooking styles and bold approach to food.
Cavatina boasts an impressive wine list and the restaurant's setting and service embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual and relaxed vibe.
The menu, broken into 4 Categories (Snacks, Crudo, Small Plates, Entrees) offers guests incredible flexibility and gives the chefs the perfect platform to present the beautiful local products available to them.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, beautiful setting, great ambiance. The hostess was a sweetheart. I loved walking through the hotel and pool area."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of those few places that is consistently great with service and beautifully prepared food. Gregory J provided us with amazing service that is rare in So. Cal. Highly recommend for an elegant night out."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Beautiful location and the ambiance divine….a fabulously chic little restaurant you won't want to miss."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had such a great experience last month for my birthday that we went again for my SO's birthday last night. I cannot say enough good things about the changes in this restaurant. It was quite good before, but now it is absolutely spectacular! Our server Greg was appropriately attentive without being rushy/overbearing, and Jesse (manager/beverage manager) went above and beyond pretty much any other restaurant we've ever been to...and we like to eat! Thank you all for making his 40th so stellar, and the Flor Rose Brut was amazing! We'll see you soon!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and food was delicious. The service was lacking. Waiter hardly ever came around. Took a long time for him to ask if wanted another cocktail or more coffee. Would go again only because loved the food"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Was looking for a nice brunch to take the wife. Open Table suggested Cavatina, glad I went. Great vibe, good food..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Feel like being a million miles away from it all and still be in the heart of things? CAVALINA has it all. Food, service ambiance and beauty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Highly recommended for those who appreciate great food and service in a unique setting. Cavatina rocks!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I remember the atmosphere more than the food -- but the food was good and my bottle of wine was delectable. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I don't know even where to begin... The service was one if the worst I have yet to experience: the waitress who seemed to have everything on her mind except taking care of her tables was very rude and just did not care about anything. She forgot to bring us our appetizer. The food was ALL spicy as if to mask the nonexistent flavors. The meat was way too cooked and tasted horrible. Overall I sincerely would recommend going to McDonalds before going here. This place might have been a happening spot 20 or 30 years ago but they seem to be living off the residual stardom."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Catarina is off the beaten path so you could easily miss it. But that would be a huge mistake. The ambience is fantastic - lush foliage, moonlit dining, and a tiled water feature. The food was even more impressive than the setting. They offer a creative menu of small plates, perfect for sampling and sharing with friends. The popcorn, homemade chips, brussel sprouts were among the most popular dishes for our group. My favorite dish was the steak with mustard chimichurri sauce. So refreshing and savory! Save room for dessert, though. You won't want to miss the brownie pot, cookies, and gelato."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been here 5 times now, it's our favorite restaurant. Angel our server is the best, he really knows what to recommend and very friendly. The food is constantly evolving, our compliments to the chef. We will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Felt comfortable dining alone. Sat outside, friendly staff, good atmosphere, good ambience and noise level. Would recommend to other other solo travelers and couples/groups. A good find."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A getaway in the heart of WEHO. AN escape from the hustle bustle of LA. Only thing to the contrary I would state- Don't order the steak. It's is the ONLY disappointment on the menu."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I had read good reviews online, but was still surprised at how much we enjoyed this restaurant. The menu was creative, but not in a way that feels forced, the service was perfect (yes, perfect, including the valets out front), the location was attractive and comfortable. Maybe we just got lucky, because even the other customers were warm and friendly. Because we felt so good there, we ordered more than we normally would ("sure, let's have some oysters before the appetizers"), so it wasn't inexpensive, but it was worth every penny. Please don't go there, because I don't want it to get too crowded."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was at Cavatina. In all the years I've spent dining on and around Sunset, I never knew about this place. The terrace is beautiful, and though we were too late for Sunday brunch, the spread looked fantastic and the lunch menu was great. Beef tartare, avocado bruschetta, and spicy mussels were stand outs. Turkey burger and fries were excellent. Ahi salad was a little stingy with the fish, and there is no pasta on the lunch menu, but this place is a great find."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A great brunch buffet, fantastic food, wonderful ambience. Expensive. I'm glad my kids were paying."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Cavatina was a last minute thought for a pre-graduation lunch with my family. While the food was great, I have to say the service left much to be desired. We didn't feel welcomed. My husband's order was wrong and the staff was not very apologetic about the situation, nor did they seem to care. We all waited an additional 20 minutes for my husband's meal to arrive. Nobody made an effort to remedy the situation, instead we sat there with empty iced tea glasses and cold meal. I've dined at Cavatina for breakfast before and had impeccable service, but this time I have to say I was quite disappointed and wished I went somewhere else."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We loved this spot when it was "Restaurant," and the change in chef and menu have only made it better. The Brussels Sprouts are to die for! Who says that about brussels sprouts?! Wine was amazing, service was spectacular, and you cannot beat the ambience. It's like being on vacation right around the corner from your house."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Cavatina is a most remarkable restaurant. Menu & presentation are outstanding --food absolutely delicious. The service is MOST IMPRESSIVE!! Obviously a well trained staff- waiters and bussers- as good, if not better than anyplace I have ever eaten - here or abroad The venue and setting are gorgeous. You definitely feel away from it all even though the Sunset Strip is less than 100 yards away. It's also a spot you will see celebrities, at least those trying to avoid the limelight, as this place is hidden and hard to find. We saw Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey!! The outdoor / indoor setting is stunning. So for great food, great service and an incredible setting- CAVATINA is it!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A hidden oasis that is very LA with frequent star sightings. Superb service and very good food. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had Sunday brunch at Cavatina in their outdoor area. The variety was wonderful and the atmosphere was so relaxing...a tropical paradise in the middle of the city! The staff was extremely efficient and accommodating. I'll definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Overall experience was better than decent but not totally blown away by the food. The ambience and location are spectacular with a garden location, but the apps were better than the main courses. If you go, you must try the tuna tartare and deviled eggs apps as this were quite memorable and stood out in a multi day gastro tour of LA. Main dishes were the house burger which was deliciously moist and juicy but overpowered by the horseradish sauce. Salmon dish was better a with a multi dimensional approach to flavors/ textures using grapefruit. Cool place."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Nice haven ensconced in a wooded area with good food and good service"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I am a bit of a restaurant snob, so I generally write critical reviews. I rarely write positive reviews. However, after multiple trips to this restaurant, I simply have nothing but good things to say about Cavatina. The service is always outstanding! Having consistently excellent service does not happen at too many restaurants. Since the chef introduced the new menu, I have struggled with what to order. I was very skeptical about the menu at first. There are many unusual items on the menu & the selection of entrees is limited. But after trying many things I am now a believer in this chef. Every item I have ordered has been a pleasant surprise. Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the menu. The dishes are quite sophisticated. Well done!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I really love this restaurant's location - set inside the Sunset Marquis, the patio dining is fabulous, and service is top-rate. I enjoyed my dinner immensely, but I'm hoping they improve their appetizer list. I celebrated my birthday here, and had a truly memorable and wonderful experience. One of the few restaurants I've been to recently that you can still enjoy a nice conversation over a great meal. Valet only, because of its' proximity to Sunset, and reservations are recommended. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Beautiful location...hidden and alive at the same time. Service was amazing and will definitely be back with friends! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was slow and unresponsive. Food was very mediocre."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "we had a great overall experience. hidden gem. green, quiet and lovely setting in the middle of urban LA. our waiter was engaging, helpful and not cloying. food was inventive, varied and not over the top expensive given the neighborhood and quality. go and enjoy."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Cavatina is a lovely hideaway with beautiful ambience. The trickling water drowns out the street noise from Sunset Blvd. Food is lovely and appeals to modern food trends."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant space before, but the new chef and menu is really incredibly lovely, and I very much enjoyed our meal. Our server was excellent, and we were able to relax and enjoy our meal without feeling pressured. The noise level was moderate, but there is water cascading under the terrace which also adds to the ambiance of this restaurant! I loved it. I would definitely go back, and definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a truly beautiful dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. AMAZING ambiance. I felt like I was instantly transported out of LA. Great, quiet hidden gem amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy neighborhood. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I cannot believe it took me so long to finally try this place. GREAT spot for date night."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "2 of my girlfriends and myself went to Sunday brunch at Cavatina and were very impressed!! Food was excellent, service was amazing!! Bottomless mimosas and the waitress was always there to refill our glasses.. It was an amazing experience and I would definitely go back :)"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here Saturday night before going to a party at the House of Blues. How have we never heard of this place? The main dining area was a large, gorgeous patio framed in vines and twinkling lights. There was a fountain quietly cascading over the edge of the patio down steps of blue and green tiles. The service was great - the food was fresh and inventive with being too saucy or fussy. We loved every bit of it. We ordered the caviar service and were really impressed. Sea bass was delicious and light. Ancient grains and broccolini were fresh and flavorful. This is a place you want to stay and relax. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our waiter Keith was a jewel. The service, ambience and wines were lovely! My only complaint was that as beautiful as the outdoor dining is, our meal was ice cold just moments after it was served."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cavatina was fantastic and exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I thought this would be a nice way to spend our first Valentine's Day together. I thought the hotel and restaurant were lovely and the food was delicious. I would have to say that it was certainly a bit overpriced for the amount of food but it was Valentine's Day. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Booked on Open Table for an early Valentine's Meal table. Told at the restaurant they couldn't handle us for that time with that menu. No apologies for the confusion, nothing other than the lunchtime menu available. We ordered some oysters, found another table at The Tower nearby and fled. Wait staff kind of...dim. To be fair, Open Table should not have offered the reservation time at all for a such a busy night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant from start to finish was 5 stars in my book! Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic service from our server, Angel and the whole team at the restaurant. I will be going again!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014