Not the best lobster
Normally the food is very good here but on lobster night it was disappointing. The lobster was not flavorful and it was chewy, maybe overlooked. My husband got eggplant Parmesan and it was good but too cheesy. Our waitor was excellent and he did make us aware of the cheesy preparation of this dish. The flour less chocolate cake and martinis were excellent!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding dining with a view
This was our second visit. We brought a couple of fickle friends to challenge their palates. They found all aspects of the dining experience to be exceptional, most of all, the great serving staff.
The calamari was hot and tender in delicate batter. The lamb was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The double think pork chops were juicy with a great smoky flavor. And the Chilean Sea Bass was delicate and flaky infused with multiple layers of complimentary flavors. Job well done!!
Scenic view of the ocean and live music at a VERY reasonable level is greatly appreciated. It adds to the overall ambiance.
This restaurant should be more popular and busy, but it is still a hideaway. So take advantage of it before the secret gets out!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pricey but so worth it!
Most amazing brunch I've ever been to! There is a full-blown sashimi bar with ahi, yellowtail, salmon, halibut, and albacore, plus hand rolls, cut rolls, and sushi. Also had poached salmon, jumbo boiled shrimp, and large crab claws. Our champagne glasses were kept full; the bubbly was a Spanish Cava. It was my husband's birthday and we were seated at a window table for two. The dessert bar was awesome too. My husband is not as much of a seafood eater as I am; he enjoyed the short ribs, prime rib, veggies, and breakfast items. Great bacon! The only downside is the price. I think it's worth it, but at almost $200 for two with tip, it isn't a brunch we'll be doing for anytime other than special occasions.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening
We had a wonderful evening watching the sunset. The lamb and the Chilean sea bass were great. The service was excellent.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is our favorite place for
It is our favorite place for a delightful lunch with a spectacular view.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate!
My friends and I were celebrating a birthday. We had champagne in the bar prior to our dinner. The entire experience from champagne to espresso was amazing!We went early so we could relax and enjoy the view. The atmosphere, service and food was excellent. I have celebrated, relaxed, and enjoyed Trump for years. They never, ever disappoint.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything about this restaurant
Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. From the time I made the reservation until the time to pay the check and leave. The restaurant was very accommodating to bring in the extra large round table with comfortable chairs to seat all ten of us as requested. The chef also obliged us with vegetarian options from the dinner menu even though we were there for lunch. The desserts were to die for and the coffee came out piping hot as desired.Will give it five stars. The ocean view was an added bonus. Thank you.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful brunch at
I had a wonderful brunch at this place it was great for Easter they had Easter egg hunt and a balloon show and the food was awesome!!!!!'n
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience dinning at Trump National Golf Club. The food was delicious and the service excellent.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I booked this dinner as a surprise for my wife because it was our 20th anniversary. They sat us at window seat with a fantastic view of the coast. We meet the executive chef and the manager were very nice and wished us a happy anniversary. I can't say one wrong thing to the entire staff at Trump. Wonderful experience and food. I will return and bring my friends
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal with great
We had a great meal with great service. The staff was happy to accommodate items that were not on the menu. Overall a great experience in a fabulous location. The ocean front location provided a wonderful sunset view over the Pacific. The main dining room was quiet and the staff was attentive. The wedge salad was superb. Our daughter loved the chicken tenders and french fries her al time favorite. And the prime rib was the special and done to perfection.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there, on a Wednesday, so not many others there, about 5 other tables. One waiter working the room. Service was still very good. Here comes the "but" ... Took a long time for the food to be served and the spices used on the rice and potatoes was a bit overwhelming. Will definitely go again, perhaps on a busier night.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific Birthday Celebration:
The head Chef came to our table and congratulated Michelle. The waiter took our picture. We appreciated the excellent service and special attention. The food was delicious and the weather was gorgeous providing a spectacular view. We're looking forward to our next lunch there. Elaine
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York steak
Sauce was more like a barbeque taste then I would have liked. I prefer my steaks with just salt and pepper. Wouldn't order a steak there again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Special Occasions
Dined there for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Both times the food and service were outstanding. No problem with additional tables and crowding like so many restaurants do on special days.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and service
We would highly recommend going to Trump for dinner if you're in the area. We stayed at Terranea and dinner at Trump was by far our favorite meal! The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding. Craig was our server and he was nothing but professional and attentive. The buser was so on top of our finished plates and the manager 'gramps' was a pleasure! We had such a great dinner and would definitely recommend it. The pricing is expensive but definitely worth it. I ordered the seafood plate (scallops, prawns, and lobster ravioli) - it was amazing! The restaurant is very mellow and quiet so don't be prepared for a busy bar or atmosphere. All and all go for a romantic night with outstanding food and service!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful anniversary dinner
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner here and it was amazing. They sat us at the windows overlooking the ocean (said it was Mr. Trump's favorite table) which was close to the lively bar but the noise wasn't too loud.The staff was friendly, professional and attentive... and graciously allowed us to be late when our ride coordinated through nearby Terranea Resort fell through at the last minute. The food was fantastic... inventive, delicious, and beautifully presented. Best of all, they suggest a wine pairing for each course of the meal... I hate making wine decisions when I'm not familiar with the menu items, so having the work already done for us was a treat!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special time; great service
Not cheap but great experience - amazing ocean view! Excellent service - whole staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Dining Experience :-)
This restaurant is really an elegant place to go for romance, and it makes you feel like you are away from everything for a quiet getaway. So it would feel like a real vacation if you decide to stay at the hotel there. And the view is gorgeous! We asked for the ocean view seating at the restaurant, and we were glad we did! It was our first time there, and we will go back for our next special occasion! Our waiter, Craig, knew about everything on the menu and the wine! He was awesome, and the other staff were too (very attentive).
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our event.
We really enjoyed our event. I want to call it an event rather than dinner, because it was so much more than dinner. Ryan was our waiter. We never felt rushed, he always made us feel like we were his only table. Such wonderful, personalized service. I also recall the young man who brought us our food. I don't know his name, but also just wonderful. I went with my 88 year old friend who doesn't get around very well and the staff was so understanding and so helpful getting us to and from the table. When my friend went into the men's room, the Maitre'd came up and asked after several minutes if I wanted him to go check on him. And he did. A wonderful experience and we will be back.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I selected this location to celebrate Father's Day, since my husband is a golfer. I soon discovered that it had more to offer us as a family as well. The ocean view is breath taking and the resturant staff were friendly, polite and accomodating. During our stroll around the grounds we discovered you can have a picnic, hike or just enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The club is easy to find and parking was great. I've already told friends and my husband plans to return for a golf game.Trump National Golf Club is a gem to behold.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Good food, service in a beautiful setting. Wish there was a signal light. Making a left turn when leaving can be dangerous.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our "Summer Sampler" menu
Our "Summer Sampler" menu was a delicious bargain!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
well done mr trump
this place has trump written allover it form its atmosphere to its elegance to its character... the food was outstanding the executive chef cooked table side on some specials.. just a fantastic evening it was delicious
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant many times before and ordering the same meal many times before, so perhaps we were expecting too much. The ambience, view, and service our were spectacular that. You can't beat the gorgeous golf course ocean and Catalina view. However, the food was not quite up this restaurant's usual very high standard. This was a little disappointing, especially as the restaurant was required that evening. From previous experience I can say that this is an extraordinary dining spot, so I'm willing to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt that this was just an off night for the chef. I have no doubt that we will be back, just not immediately.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just enjoy going here it's so beautiful the service is top notch!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed feeling special. The beauty of Cafe Pacifica dinning room.
I had a wonderful birthday dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food beautifully presented
The service is impeccable and the food outstanding. All in all a wonderful spot to watch the sun drop into the sea. Gorgeous location. Trump himself may be foolish in many ways but I admire him for what the beauty he builds into his properties.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful time to celebrate!
The anniversary luncheon was delightful. We enjoyed the surf and turf menu and the champagne was excellent.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
JAPANESE NIGHT AT TRUMP !!!
WELL, WE THREE HAD A BLAST !! "JAPANESE NIGHT" AT TRUMP WAS VERY FUN ! ONLY THING MISSING WAS HOT SAKE ! RYAN, THE DAY MANAGER WAS THERE THAT NIGHT AS WELL --- HE HAS SUCH A NICE SMILE --- HE SHOULD SHOW IT MORE...WE KIBBITZED WITH HARVEY, THE NIGHT MANAGER...HE IS TOO FUN --- AS ALWAYS...
JAY, OUR SERVER WAS A DELIGHT ! CUTE PERSONALITY ---
FOOD --- THERE WAS A LOT OF IT ! WE LIKE THE THEME NIGHTS !!!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Making it special
The staff made a special occasion all the more special with their very considerate care
and prompt attention. Everything worked flawlessly. We enjoyed the very subtle guitar
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better Than Expected
I went to the Trump Golf Course blind not knowing what to expect. But once there, we ( me and my wife) felt so welcomed in such an up scale resturant. Its going to cost you a fair amount of cash but worth it. Everyone deserves to treat themselves to a great dinner and outstanding view. I WILL RETURN AGAIN.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE LOVELY COURTNEY WAS OUR
THE LOVELY COURTNEY WAS OUR SERVER --- ALWAYS PLEASANT & ATTENTIVE --- VERY GLAD SHE IS THERE FOR LUNCH TIMES...THE "KEN SAN" SALAD (BOTH TUNA & CHICKEN) IS WAY TOO GROOVY ! AS IS THE "KEN" OF THE SALAD...HE OFTEN COMES OUT TO GREET THE DINERS IN HIS VERY CHIC BLACK CHEF'S ATTIRE... AND FRANKLY, HE IS MORE APPROACHABLE THAN JEAN PIERRE...MARINE LAYER CLOUDED OUR VIEW --- BUT THE FOOD AND THE ATMOSPHERE DID NOT DISAPPOINT --- BRINGING SOME MORE PALS FOR LUNCH VERY SOON !
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Professional and Pleasant
Excellent food and service with great atmosphere. Had a good time - will go again.
Thanks - MMJC
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great food and awesome service! A bit hard to get to but WOW!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view, wonderful service, terrific food...and we've only been to lunch here. We usually have a leisurely 2-2-1/2 hour lunch; never rushed. Go! You won't be disappointed.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant consistently has wonderful food with fabulous taste and beautiful presentation. Their special Fall Menu on Mondays and Tuesdays is a spectacular bargain. They said this will continue through the end of the year. The ambiance is beautiful and quiet (I'm no fan of "high energy" dining!). Views of the ocean, open and spacious dining room and wonderful servers keep us returning on a regular basis.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated a friends birthday with laughter and wonderful camaraderie.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HARVEY !
HARVEY, THE MANAGER --- IS OUR FAV !!! LE MEILLEUR en restaurant les gestionnaires
Jean Pierre, the Head Chef --- can translate...
ANOTHER GROOVY NIGHT AT TRUMP NATIONAL ! WE WILL BE THERE THIS WEDNESDAY FOR "SEAFOOD SAMPLER"
AND WE DRIVE DOWN FROM MARINA DEL REY --- That is Recommendation Enough !
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Winner!!!
Always a great experience. Can't wait until we go back!!! If you're looking for great food, fantastic wait staff whether it is a romantic evening or solidifying a business deal....You can't go wrong at Trump's National......
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with a view
Dinner was great. The welcome was friendly the service was stellar, the food was great and our special requests were accommodated as if we were family. Overall a wonderful experience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for my best friend's 40th birthday. The food was outstanding. They had a very nice presentation which also included lobster. I enjoyed the waffles, pasta, jumbo shrimp, lobster, crab and much more.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were outstanding. One of the most scenic views on the west coast.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunday brunch was great! excellent
Sunday brunch was great! excellent staff, attentive to customers. made occasion special!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM