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
112 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)scenic view (81)romantic (74)great for outdoor dining (69)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (40)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • The Hudson valley foie gras
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    The Hudson valley foie gras torchon appetizer, each entree,(duck confit, lamb and pork tenderloin) were all great, and the vegetable sides of glazed baby carrots and almond brown butter asparagus were almost better than the entrees! A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had 5 in our party, The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We had 5 in our party, The Waiter John,was very knowledgeable, and wait person very attentive. All ordered something different and shared; Same with the Desserts, all was Very good. And the round biscuit breads are soooo...good. The only disappointment, no fault to the restaurant due to the location, though we dined outdoors, you don't get a very good view of the Sunset.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a very special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    We had a very special dinner that was delicious. The waiter was attentive and made our vist special! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    Everything was outstanding. Prices were high, but not unreasonable for a special occasion or important business dinner. Only one minor suggestion. The waitstaff should be coached on the proper time to remove dinner and dessert plates - only after everyone is finished. Otherwise, service could not be better. I highly recommend 1500 Ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The point of reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The point of reservations is not having to wait thirty minutes to be seated. The servers mumbled what was on the plates for the chef's choice meals. We had to ask several times what they were saying. The main server was good but not convincing when speaking of the wine pairings. It was busy so we understand the slow service but we should not have to wait thirty minutes to be seated after we have made an effort to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance. Our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Great ambiance. Our server was very nice and helpful. The food was enjoyable. Very expensive, but worth the money and the wait to sit outside. Definitely would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the restaurant.
    PdaspitVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    Really enjoyed the restaurant. The Del has redone this venue and made it much more of a dining experience. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only 3 seafood entrees. Got
    azwineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    Only 3 seafood entrees. Got the steak at the waiters recommendation and it was medicore. The scallops were small and only three per entree. Disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a really enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/9/2008
    We had a really enjoyable experience. Was on business with clients. Impressed the heck out of everyone. Delicious food, great service - entire team was top notch without being stuffy. Will be a topic of conversation with this client for years to come. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful and lovely food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Beautiful and lovely food. Only problem - when you are spending that amount of $ for dinner, it's annoying to have a family of four at the next table and the kids were allowed to run all over the place. What happened to restaurants requiring that parents control their children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was overrated. waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    food was overrated. waiter was so busy - it felt like a fast food restaurant. He was running from one table to another. not relaxing. felt rushed. and it was expensive. Sat next to a table with children that were not groomed on eating at a nice restaurant. would not go back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was outstanding!!
    MSUgirl1946
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    Our waiter was outstanding!! The table next to us was very loud and he moved us to another location!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining all around.
    2DiningCritics
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    Outstanding dining all around. One of the finest fine dining meals I have had the pleasure of experiencing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our service and food was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    Our service and food was absolutely fabulous! It is such a romantic restaurant with a beautiful view. I would love to go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fine restaurant, not inexpensive
    Solly
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    A fine restaurant, not inexpensive but priced fairly -- especially for a featured dining room in an iconic hotel. "Great" for outdoor dining might be a bit high, but it's a viable option. Leave the little kids home. It's certainly worth the trip over the bridge from San Diego and a must for hotel guests celebrating an anniversary or birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered the four course
    YumYum
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    We ordered the four course meal and each segment was an art and very tasty. Presentation was xlnt but the flavors is what stood out. The waiters went out of the way to please us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was the best and
    GR8fun
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    The food was the best and our waiter was outstanding. Compliments to the chef and Staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprised by marginal food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    Surprised by marginal food -- last time there it was quite good! Both dishes uninspiring; bitter taste to greens, champagne we ordered wasn't chilled so had to sit in ice bucket for 15 minutes??? Love the site, service OK to good, but execution needs some work!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new restaurant at the
    NoelCVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    The new restaurant at the Dell Hotel replacing the Prince of Wales room is comfortable with big seats .Decor is tasteful . The waiter was very helpful as was the wine steward . We had the opportunity to meet the Manager who gave us some insights . The restaurant was fairly empty when the two of us arrived for dinner at 7.15 pm on a Sunday night 15 mins earlier . The young lady hostess told us we would have to go to the bar but after some discussion we were allowed to sit down at our table . There was a lot of noise from a party not the wedding party at the front but from some young people some 25 feet away who were very noisy . Food was very good with a tasty selection and eclectic mix of wines . It was a good experience .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was a joke for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The food was a joke for the price for the price. I got married at the Del 5 years ago and it's really gone down hill. I would not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited an hour beyond our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Waited an hour beyond our reservation time to get an outdoor table and finally gave up. Seated at 8:45 and food ordered by 9:15--arrived well after 10 pm. Service was very average because I think the waiter was covering too many tables and there was a large wedding that night. Food was good, not exceptional and for the price it should have been. I would rec Sheerwater right next door where the food was more inventive and the service better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great although it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Food was great although it was difficult getting an outdoor table with a view even though several were open. When we decided to leave, a better table was conveniently "found".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waiter was pleasant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The waiter was pleasant and attentive, but the rest of the house staff was not. We were also not seated as we had requested, even though many tables were available in that area. As for the food, it was done very well, but not exceptional. The warm dishes were served on piping hot plates, the soup was served too hot to eat, and there was next to no presentation for all of the dishes (1 entree, 3 'beginings' and 2 desserts). As for the setting, it's on the beach which is wonderful, but you actually have to leave the dining room through an exit door to reach the bathroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best restaurant i have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    the best restaurant i have ever been to. the food was one of a kind, but what really made the meal was the amazing view of the ocean and the sunset. best of all was the service. the waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. it was truly a one of a kind experience that i will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful place. Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    Beautiful place. Fabulous service. The food was inspired--very fresh and very well presented. We were treated to a firework display (a group having a big party on the beach). All in all, just a wonderful experience. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a place to have a terrific meal (well above average) or for special occasions. Thanks so much to the entire staff for making it a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my Mother's Day treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    This was my Mother's Day treat for my wife, who teaches culinary arts and is a connoisseur of fine dining as well as superb hospitality. I can remember only a few prior occasions where she enjoyed our dining experience more. In fact, I don't think I've heard her comment as much as about how great the food, environment, and service were at 1500 Ocean. Thank you OpenTable for your assistance. This was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything about this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Everything about this restaurant is absolutely amazing!Our favorite restaurant by far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flowers ordered thourgh your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Flowers ordered thourgh your website to be deklivered to the restuarant for us were rejected by the Hotel front desk and never made it to our table for our anniversary. Food was just OK, we expected better quality for the Htoel and price point.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter Mark, and his supporting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Our waiter Mark, and his supporting staff...were absolutely superb!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service from you including
    Speedo
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Great Service from you including adding appointment to calendar and follow-up. I joined you service and just booked another in Philly Thank You
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experiences at 1500 Ocean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Our experiences at 1500 Ocean have always been great. The food is reliably excellent. The scenery is gorgeous. The staff is generally very good. We *always* ask to be seated in Mark's section when we go. He is, without a doubt, the best server we have had the pleasure of knowing. Anywhere. Even my husband, a man who has traveled extensively throughout the world, agrees. This restaurant is a treat every time we go, but if you want to increase your enjoyment of the meal, ASK FOR MARK. The one complaint I have about 1500 Ocean is that the menu changes infrequently. And I have yet to see a special offered. For a restaurant of it's caliber, I would expect a little more turnover on the menu items. This is our favorite in SD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All apects of service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    All apects of service were outstanding, the wait staff was excellent, very knowledgeable and personable with regards to questions and service. I and all in my party would return there and recommend it to friends and family. I was extremely pleased and impressed with the level of service. Made to feel at home and like we were family a truly impressive dining experience, can't wait to return for a truly enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was impeccable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxing. We dined outside on the "enclosed" patio with a view of the Pacific. We plan to return soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    This is the second time we have dined at 1500 Ocean, both times have not been great experiences; it is pretentious and pricey without the quality of food or service to back it up. I suspect they have a captive audience from the hotel Del and rely on that to stay in business.I would NEVER dine there again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was not loud in a bad way.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    It was not loud in a bad way. There was a band playing right outside. Quite enjoyable. Service was excellent and food exsquisite as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter made our event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Our waiter made our event superb. The maitre di also gave us a warm welcome and honored our 58th wedding anniversary. The floriest had a beautiful arrangement on our table, both timely and exquisite, which we in turn gave to our waiter after our dinner, since we couldn't take it with us. We definitely will return to 1500 Ocean!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reservations, seated early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Reservations, seated early (6:30 PM) in outside space with wind-shields down. 45 min later w/out asking, they raised the shields, and it took some discussion before they were lowered again-cool evening, etc. Meal was served, dishes cleared, and then a lengthy period elapsed with no service, no offering of coffee/ dessert-a little embarassing for my husband and I who were hosting the group. SOOO, I excused myself and alerted the establishment about our "non-service." The server then came and we ordered. Two of the six desserts were incorrect, they delivered the correct 4 along with the two errors and asked us just to pass the "errors" around and munch on them until the remaining two orders were available. Hello!!! High class??? NOT.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was superior to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The service was superior to many other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food was delicious but the service was a bit off-putting, with a waiter asking us after our order of fois gras, "you know that's pate, right?" and then was unable to describe the special when asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you are looking for personal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    If you are looking for personal attention with a view of the Pacific, while ensconced in the dull murmur of a peacful restaurant, this is the place. The scene is more romantic, and the price is not quite child friendly. I would recommend the tasting menu...paired with decent, though not spot on, wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet