A more friendly approach to
A more friendly approach to corkage charges for those bringing wines from their collections (clearly from their wine cellar and not from a recent wine purchase) will probably result in more patronage from those with wine cellars.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful! You should be busier!
Loved it and the food has improved since last time we were there for dinner, which was a while ago. The standards seem to be back to where they were initially.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb service Wonderful atmosphere
Superb service Wonderful atmosphere and very unique cuisine. A must for any special occ The perfect location for an evening getaway despite the Hub Bub of Del Mar an dthe beach scene
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Compliments to the chef of
Compliments to the chef of Kitchen 1540 who made this truly a memorable dining adventure! Every course, from appetizer to dessert, was not only a feast for the palate but also for the eyes! The L'Tini is so refreshing and smooth - you just want to keep coming back for more! It is a bit pricey, so maybe save it for a special occasion. I will definitely be back!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great special occasion choice
They treated us so well, the ambiance was wonderful, and the food was phenomenal
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful server and delicious
Wonderful server and delicious food. But we're still wondering what took so long to get our food out of the kitchen. And the restaurant wasn't at all busy............
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and a really
Excellent service and a really unique menu make for a great meal.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Kitchen 1540
We have been to Kitchen 1540 several times because we enjoy the food and the outdoor courtyard. This time, our server Clyde was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Plus, steered us toward some great wine and food recommendations... including the wild boar and a frozen yuzu dessert which tastes the the cool older cousin of key lime pie.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
AWESOME AND AMAZING!!
Perfect for romance and atmosphere. Cozy and intimate. You cannot order anything that would be a bad choice! Everything I have ever ordered is amazing - and my mother was a caterer, so I know good and well-seasoned food. This place is a "must go!"
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was incredible! We loved everything we ordered.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat on the patio of the the hotel and not in the restaurant. Food great. Fantastic view. Wonderful ambience.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant with
Excellent restaurant with healthy, but extremely tasty cuisine. Not a contradiction.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated her 30th bday and 1540 was the perfect venue. Apps were Devine and picture worthy, entrees were even better! I recommend the duck sausage to start and the rest will fall in line. The wine list is up to my standards (I'm from Napa) and pairs well with the menu. Try to get a seat next to the fireplace as it can be gusty in the restaurant. Apps, Dinner, drinks AND dessert for $135!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant fine. There are better values in Del Mar, ie Jake's etc.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were impressed
We had not been to this restaurant since they remodeled and renamed it a few years back. We liked it. The decor is simple but tasteful and comfortable. Service was pleasant and efficient. We give them high marks for a menu that shows plenty of creativity but isn't overly clever and self-important. We both had fish for an entree (halibut and branzino.) Both were perfectly cooked and served with interesting and well-executed accompaniments. We'll go back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lemon pancakes the best!
Met a longtime friend there for brunch and has a delightful time. Lovely decor, privacy and the best lemon pancakes ever.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambience , very creative
Nice ambience , very creative and well-done on food and menu selections
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chief's choice was fabulous. Great 6 course dinner. Austrian white wines.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great. The brussel sprouts were incredible. My Cobia was cooked perfectly. The pork loin was moist. Flavor was there in everything. The server was great.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A romantic getaway
This restaurant has a tasty menu, the place is beautiful, with a wonderful outdoor seating for group hang outs or for intimate times with your love one. A great place for that special occasion. It's near the beach, so you can enjoy the ocean breeze. It is also walking distance to other places along Camino Del Mar road or if you want to hit the beach, you can do that too. The folks at Kitchen 1540 were very nice. However, all of this comes at a price, so I recommend checking out the menu before heading their way; make sure you know what you will want to order. Casual wear is acceptable. We happened to be there during brunch so it was nice and quiet.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my third visit ~ each time I am always impressed. The flavor combinations of sweet & savory across all menu items really adds to the intrigue. I love discovering new items on the menu!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great attentive service
Waiter was extremely attentive to food allergies for which we were appreciative
Good was very tasty
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great first visit
never been there nor in the hotel. It was lovely. It wasn't very busy for lunch so two of us occupied a cabana that could easily fit 8. It was so relaxing....the service was great, and the food lived up to the expectation. will definitely be back
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love to bring out of town guests here. The setting is beautiful. The food is beautifully presented and very tasty.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was innovative and absolutely delicious. Every dish down to the sides was artfully prepared and well executed. Service was also impeccable.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and healthy food
delicious and healthy presented beautifully. friendly and professional service. everything you want in a good restaurant. a separate bar with beautiful people. we had the halibut and the puree sauces were amazing. so delicious! the sushi and lamb appetizers were also tasty and attractive. there was so much food we took some home and didn't have room for dessert. I am glad I celebrated my birthday at Kitchen 1540.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
upscale gem in Del Mar
Kitchen 1540 creates tastebud tantalizing dishes, offers impeccable service, and has an outstanding en plein air area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, food, and ambience
Delicious meal with outstanding service. We ordered beef tenderloin and beef cheeks, with a beet salad. All of it was very tasty and cooked just to our liking. We are not wine experts, but the wine selection was good, and, even better, our server was knowledgeable about the meal and assorted wines. Despite being a quiet Sunday night, the restaurant still had a nice ambience. For us, 1540 was a special occasion as we go out to dinner 6-7/year, and the restaurant exceeded our expectations.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch was great
Love this place for dinner
Came back for breakfast. No long lines an top notch food. Attentive staff.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
An especially nice dinner
There were four of us for dinner on a Sat night. The food was somewhat unusual and was excellent. The service was attentive and thoughtful. All in all, a very pleasant experience. Am looking forward to my next meal there.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM