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 26, 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 (78)romantic (70)great for outdoor dining (67)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (10)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • What a delightful evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    What a delightful evening. Good food, a spectacular sunset, a helpful and knowledgeable waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but too much food.
    Evergreen888
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We really enjoyed the restaurant, but my entree alone would have been enough for me. The waiter enticed us to order the tasting menu by telling us the portions were smaller, but it was just so much food, I was finished after the salad and second plate. Which was disappointing, because my filet was delicious, and I would have loved to be able to enjoy the warm chocolate cake for dessert. Ambiance and service were outstanding, but I felt misled by the server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Suncoast
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Considered the best restaurant in San Diego for a reason. Great food, fabulous service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    sallyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything was oustanding; nothing negative to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Amazing ambiance and service. The food was amazing. Do the wine paring its so worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    RaiderfrankVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Have been disappointed when we've visited San Diego, but not this time. 1500 delivered. Lamb was great. Service was a bit rushed, but better than too slow. We didn't bring our own wine, but $25 corkage has to be lowered as their wine list is not extensive enough to justify such a high fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Location and service were wonderful. We ordered the steak and lamb and would recommend both to anyone. The food was very good and is what one can reasonably expect based on the menu pricing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    CarolO
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Chef does an awesome job with fresh produce and presentation. The 4 course fixed price is a fabulous deal. Really more foid than you can eat. Generous serving size given the upscale venue. So good value despite relatively high price. Found a decent priced wine as well. Veggie sides were awesome too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is an exceptional restaurant
    TexasFoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is an exceptional restaurant located within the Hotel Del Coronado grounds. The 4 course meal is of exceptional value and quality and quantity. I am a foodie, my husband not as much, but he enjoyed this meal every bit as much as I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    mercedes
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was a special occasion for my husband and I, which gave us a good reason to splurge. We were more than happy with the experience, the food, the veal cheek...AMAZING!! My husband loved his filet mignon and I enjoyed my scallops. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Thank you for adding a little more special to our evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE HOTEL DEL/1500 OCEAN WAS GREAT
    oswaldfamily13
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The Hotel staff were very attentitive and courties. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was awesome and the fact that they new our names and treated us like family on my 14th wedding anniversery was great!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Proposal
    michaelaanddavid
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    To the Crew of 1500 Ocean, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide. I proposed to my "now" financee on Wednesday and everything went so smoothly, The hostess and our waiter was unbelievably awesome and we were honored to have them on our sides. Thank you again for a wonderful experience and we will definetly be dining with you again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1500 Ocean = Fantastic dinner
    I81U812
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The service was excellent. We never experienced anything but positive, friendly service, even from the the person who removed the services between courses. It was a very rainy day, so I cannot rate the outside service as it was not available. This was my wife's birthday dinner. Ocean 1500 had a nice option of choosing one item from four separate categories for each person. We decided to take that route and share. The food was excellent and we enjoyed trying 8 different types of food. My wife wanted to kidnap the chef when we were done, the food was so good. We had Shrimp, Scallops, Fillet Mignon, main lobster capacio, asparagus, desert, drinks and all were fantastic. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best filet mignon I've had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Best filet mignon I've had! Waiter was so nice and helpful. Also, a lovely dessert for my birthday. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic setting
    Tricolor
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    And a great value if you choose the four course menu. The sashimi appetizer was superb, as was the veal cheek. Go for the lamb over the duck or diver scallops (which the waiter tried hard to push even though they are from Maine and we ate there on a Tuesday. It made us think that perhaps they needed to sell them fast.) There was a fireworks display from a wonderful sand castle on the beach - I don't know if that is a nightly event but it was fun. The only downside was the noise of the naval helicopters flying by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience!
    April
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dinner at 1500 Ocean was wonderful! Everything from the patio seating, to the oysters, to the service was outstanding! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that finds themselves in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1500 at Hotel del
    JoeMc
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    There was nothing about this restaurant that disappointed. Everything from the ambiance to the service to the food were fabulous. The sea bass I had for an entree was the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, everything was perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Four course menu is a great deal - the main courses were great and the view and service cannot be beat. The highlight however were the details, the perfect roasted pear on the appetizer salad, the enticing citrus broth with the muscles, the incredible sauce with the veal cheek, the Brussels sprouts with the pork, arugula and mint with the lamb and fantastic ice wine with the dessert. Only item for improvement was the beans with the lamb that were too too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Dining
    urodoc
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great location and view. Excellent service. Slightly disappointed with the sea bass, otherwise quite good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner by the sea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, service, and view. Couldn't ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved 1500 Ocean
    Mike
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    First time at 1500 or the Del. Beautiful setting, very attentive, professional service. The duck 2 ways was outstanding. Very nice Cali- heavy wine list. Creme brulee was delicious. Only fault; why can't so many high end restaurants make decent coffee or de caf? Minor, but disappointing, and only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. Hope to get the opportunity to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Empty at 6:00pm so
    Great
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Little Empty at 6:00pm so a little awkward but still fantastic for my engagement dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just wonderful!!
    fun2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had the pleasure of introducing friends to the fabulous Hotel Del Coronado and it's wonderful fine dining venue, 1500 Ocean. They were mightily impressed and promised to become regulars. As always, everything was perfect. GM Ben Kephart was on hand as usual to greet guests and see to their needs. The staff has impressed us more than any other over the 35 years we have dined at the Del. This night it was a variety of delicious starters, then lamb for our guests and salmon and pappardelle pasta for us. The setting was perfect and the food delicious. Combine all of this with beautiful decor and a spectacular ocean setting, all at very reasonable prices and you can see why we dine here as often as possible. Try 1500 Ocean, just spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary in Every Way
    fun2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    What a wonderful dining experience , the beautiful room, the just perfect wait staff, the extraordinary food! We cannot wait to return this week with guests who are first timers, they shall be frequent guests as we have been all these years. It is our very favorite restaurant . This visit, delicious lamb and fish followed intriguing and tasty starters. Our meals were prepared to perfection and served at a relaxed pace, fitting for a restaurant overlooking the breaking waves of the Pacific Ocean. Just a wonderful evening , completed by drinks in the outdoor patio, seated by a blazing fire. You shall just love 1500Ocean...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal and Ambience!
    JEMboston
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We had a Girl's Night Out at 1500 Ocean, since we were working in the San Diego Area and wanted to visit "The Hotel Del" before we left town. We lucked out, since it was San Diego Restaurant week and we got a 3-course meal for $45 and some of us chose to do the wine pairing offering for an additional $30...it was sumptuous and the menu was wonderful as was the great wine selection. I ordered the Butternut Squash soup, the boneless lamb loin and the warm chocolate flourless cake with marscapone ice cream...it was not only a fantastic meal, but the service was impeccable and the experience was delightful. I highly recommend this fine dining restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The food was great...sea bass to lamb loin to incredible chocolate dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If it is Saturday night....
    fun2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Then we are at 1500 Ocean . Our special place, this spectacular fine dining venue offers the finest in service, decor and, of course, food. For my taste, I have always rated them perfect 30's in every category, for Zagat. 1500 Ocean is no mere restaurant, it is an experience, offering the finest classic dishes in our very special SoCal style. The room is beautiful, then you see the ocean, seemingly at the foot of the front patio, and are transfixed. The staff members are all veterans, true experts in the cuisine, choice of wine, from an impressive cellar, cocktails, and those specialty desserts. Just a fabulous experience, at surpringsly low prices. 1500 Ocean, the finest restaurant is a real value. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Candy57VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great restaurant week menu and outstanding service from Mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise engagement
    seafoodSandiegolover
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Although i had no idea about my fiancé asking me to marry him that evening, the restaurant was beautiful, although pricey the set menu for restaurant week with the wine pairing was delightful, the setting was a little bland- i feel like simple was a little understated, the views were perfect- being able to hear the waves from the table was wonderful, the food was amazing but the service although informative were a little average, but overall a very lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disapointed
    RogerG
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    As always just great! I am not rich but I feel like royalty when I dine there. From the moment you walk in the staff greets you as a valued customer. I have had everything on the menu and I am always delighted. For sure, my favorite place to dine. My group was so impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding for many reasons!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Service, food, ambiance are outstanding; would reserve for very special occasions due to $$$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jimbo
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Very nice for a romantic dinner. We have ate there several times and we will return on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! Filet mignon cooked
    PWdinerVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Delicious! Filet mignon cooked to perfection. Butternut squash veloute was rich and flavorful. Our waiter was attentive, skilled, knowledgeable about the menu, and very gracious. Thank You!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    winegirl
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and it was perfect! The food was fresh and excellent, the wine Devine, and the staff professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Dining outside hearing the sound of the ocean was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    restaurantweekfans
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Restaurant week provided us with an opportunity and excuse to have dinner at 1500 Ocean. The four of us had a wonderful dinner with a wonderful wine pairing as well. Presentation was beautiful from the 1st to 3rd course. Service superb with our waiter eager to answer any questions we had. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special ocassions
    Dplumly
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here for restaurant week. For appetizers, we shared the beef carpaccio and yellowfin tuna sashimi with avocado mousse. They both were good, but the sashimi was fantastic - served with a little slice of chile on top. For entrees, we shared the lamb loin and the wild sea bass. The fish was excellent (succulent on the inside, but a perfect crust on the outside), the lamb loin was good but nothing to rave about. Dessert was the vanilla creme brûlée and the chocolate cake. Both good, but typical at restaurants like these. The wines are way overpriced and I wish that the corkage fee of $25 wasn't so high. Overall, I probably would return for restaurant week ($45/person) and for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner for Restaurant Week
    sdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My friends and I chose to come here for Restaurant Week because there menu sounded amazing. We were not disappointed. This was a first visit for our group and really enjoyed the ambiance, beautiful view of Coronado beach, great service, and of course the food. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Spot-on. A perfect meal.
    MJF3VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This was my first visit to 1500 Ocean. I'll be back. The wait staff were amazing. The service was worthy of the best restaurants in Europe--where restaurant service is a real profession--not something that college kids do to make extra money. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The lamb and filet mignon were perfectly cooked. The sides and dessert were delightful. Yes, the price is expensive--and the experience is worth every penny. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Finest in Dining
    fun2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    1500 Ocean is the premiere dining experience in San Diego . For 35 years the Hotel Del has been our dining location of choice and 1500 Ocean is the latest and finest restaurant we have ever enjoyed. The room is truly beautiful , the ocean views spectacular, and, that is just the beginning. The friendly staff stands ready to meet your every need, GM Ben Kephart is always on hand to greet you and ensure your particular tastes are satisfied. The food is terrific, just delicious. This night our party enjoyed succulent oysters , the freshest of sushi, garnished magnificently, mussels tasty beyond description and then the mains: salmon, lamb, scallops, and pasta, all prepared in the classic southwest style. Try 1500 Ocean, we love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for my tiny wedding party
    corgipal
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great food, ambience and service for my tiny wedding party of 6! Big comfy seats are a bonus. We brought our own wine, which our waiter graciously chilled and decanted. Much quieter then I expected for a Saturday night. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.