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Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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4.1
1205 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Gracious and elegant, Amaya serves contemporary California-bistro cuisine in a glamorous Old World setting. Take your time on the flower-filled terrace by the fountain for breakfast or dinner. Inspired by locally-sourced ingredients, the menu features the best in the region’s fresh and seasonal farm-to-market and sea-to-table ingredients.

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 314-2727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bryn McArthur

  • Private party facilities

    Ashley Descisciolo - (858) 314-1967

  • Private party contact

    Kaley Kenney: (858) 314-1967

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    Carmel Country Road

  • Parking details

    We are pleased to provide diners with complimentary valet parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Main

  • Daily Boulangerie$18.00

    Daily baked goods, butter, preserves and jam

    • Overnight Oats$19.00

      Julian Orchard apples, brown sugar, toasted cinnamon

      • Bellwether Farms Ricotta Pancakes$22.00

        Apricot-thyme marmalade, raspberry, brown butter

        • Brioche French Toast$20.00

          Bellwether Farms whipped ricotta, blueberry, Vermont maple syrup

          • Açaí Fruit Bowl$19.00

            Toasted coconut, bananas, berries, bee pollen

            • Avocado Toast$24.00

              Poached egg, breakfast radish, basil-anise spice mix, grain toast, morning potatoes

              • The Grand Burrito$22.00

                Cage-free eggs, refried beans, cheddar cheese, salsa verde, morning potatoes

                • The Classic$24.00

                  Two eggs any style, choice of artisan sausage or smoked Applewood bacon, multi-grain toast, morning potatoes

                  • Chino Farm Omelet$28.00

                    Chino Valley organic vegetables, morning potatoes

                    • Egg White Frittata$28.00

                      Zucchini, spinach, sundried tomato, manchego, morning potatoes

                      • Classic Benedict$28.00

                        Poached eggs, Parisian ham, hollandaise, English muffin, morning potatoes

                        Drink

                        • H.C. Valentine Artisan Organic Brewed Coffee$6.00

                          • Espresso, Cappuccino or Latté$7.00

                            • Lot 35 Premium Tea Selection$6.00

                              Exclusive to Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

                              • Cold Pressed Juice$12.00

                                Orange, Turmeric or Green Juice

                                • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice$8.00

                                  • Cranberry Juice or Apple Juice$6.00

                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                    What 1,205 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.1
                                    4.1 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4Food
                                    • 4.2Service
                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                    • 3.6Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                      waterskius

                                      Los Angeles

                                      48 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      48 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall1food5service5ambience4

                                      They didn’t let me play the piano. Kai and Luke were rude. They should be fired

                                    2. HF

                                      HappyFoodie

                                      San Diego

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall1food1service1ambience5

                                      I eat there all the time, but the food was boring, I miss the old wait staff. I hated it

                                    3. JJ

                                      JenniferJ

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      We ate at the Amaya for our anniversary dinner. We chose a later time and not many people were there so it was a nice, calm atmosphere. The waiter was wonderful and funny. Great service. We both had the 10oz Striploin and both were cooked to perfection (medium rare and well done). We also ordered one beet salad, one lobster soup, and an order of fingerings. The lobster soup tasted really good, but was powdered lobster (dehydrated) that they poured the broth over. The beets were a little crunchy for my liking, but had small slices of orange that added to the taste. Potatoes were really good and enough to share. Overall really good. The absolute only downside was pricing, way overpriced. Our meal was $200 and we did not order drinks. We expected at least $100-125 but we did not expect the small sides to be so much. The beet salad was $18, and there were only 8 small beet halves. Another plus, they did provide us with a complementary dessert because it was our anniversary, very nice touch. If not for pricing, I would have rated a 5⭐️

                                    4. E

                                      Eastcoaster

                                      Central Coast

                                      76 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      76 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      Very good but limited selection. Ask for heated patio overlooking garden.

                                    5. RS

                                      RobertS

                                      New Orleans

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                      overall3food2service4ambience5

                                      Menu choices and times of service listed on OpenTable did not correspond to what was offered

                                    6. KD

                                      KimberlyD

                                      San Diego

                                      25 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect meal . Service was perfect !! Loved it 😊

                                    7. CE

                                      CECILia

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      the best, food and service, the place is spectacular

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Mother’s Day

                                    9. L

                                      Letseat

                                      San Francisco

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                      Here is the low down on our visit to the restaurant 1. It took 22 minutes after we were seated (table touch) to be offered water, cocktail etc not busy either FAIL 2. Food was very good YAY 3. Coffee was not good, not a good thing for a place with this supposed quality FAIL 4. I would still recommend if you are ok with their faults which they should not have 5. AT THIS PRICE POINT THERE SHOULD BE NO SHORT COMINGS

                                    10. SP

                                      SameerP

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall2food3service2ambience4

                                      For the price they charged, the service was poor. Most of the wait staff seed new with hardly any knowledge or quality control over the day's menu. Many diners had to wait for over an hour for their food in spite of being a reservation only event (mother's day brunch). The description said Caviar in one of the entries but it was missing; when brought it up with the wait staff, they had no clue about it. The resort property is certainly nice but they need to do a better job at satisfying the dining experience for the price they charge.

                                    11. H

                                      Harold

                                      San Diego

                                      23 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      23 reviews

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall3food3service4ambience5

                                      Service was excellent. Food was not impressive. Given that it was Mother’s Day and a special prix fix menu ($165 per person) one would have expected the dishes to be more elevated. I have eaten here for lunch and it was great so maybe this was an exception. Still love the ambiance and the attentiveness of the staff. They were great as always.

                                    12. G

                                      Good

                                      San Diego

                                      48 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      48 reviews

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always a consistent, remarkable, and pleasing experience for our family. Thank you.

                                    13. F

                                      Fabulous100

                                      Houston

                                      13 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent service in divine surroundings. I would recommend it highly.

                                    14. PB

                                      PamB

                                      Hawaii

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Kevin (Director of Rooms) made us feel like celebrities!!! It was fantastic ❤️. We will return often

                                    15. AK

                                      AndreaK

                                      Central Coast

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food and service were great! We had both dinner and breakfast at Amaya, everyone was friendly and the view was spectacular!

                                    16. DB

                                      DebB

                                      San Diego

                                      39 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      39 reviews

                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Good food, Very good service, delicious cocktails!

                                    17. SN

                                      SteveN

                                      San Diego

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The only thing better than the food was the service.

                                    18. KL

                                      KrystalL

                                      San Francisco

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                      It's a VERY beautiful place with impeccable service. Food is decent but overly priced. Fun place to bring folks from out of town. The setting is so relaxing, and you're surrounding by green. Truly a lovely setting.

                                    19. AH

                                      ArtH

                                      San Francisco

                                      28 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      28 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall2food1service5ambience3

                                      It was unfortunate how terrible the food was and how ridiculous was the menu. Extremely expensive and terrible food. However,The service as always impeccable.

                                    20. CR

                                      ClaudiaR

                                      San Diego

                                      6 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      We waited 45 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Once seated the service was excellent. The price was very high and even the mimosa’s were charged separately.

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Palm Springs

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      We had Easter brunch reserved for months here. This was the worst experience ever! They were so far behind with reservations and food that it took an act of god to get a table and then they sat us at a table with a broken leaf. The food was so bad, no timing or any consistency. Everyone apologized over and over again, but it did not save us from having to wait hours to never get our food, we finally left and went to find food somewhere else. It was a total disaster, everyone in the place was unhappy and hungry! Pass on this one!!

                                    22. MF

                                      MikeF

                                      San Francisco

                                      27 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall3food5service1ambience3

                                      Chaos at checkin. I arrived at reception podium at 1:07 (1p.m. apptmt) and was told table was not ready, that they would text me. At 1:40 I returned to find them seating people on demand. Was told my table was no longer available. After a heated back & forth was shown to an uncleared table & a wait for its reset of another 10 min. On the other hand, wait staff at table were excellent.

                                    23. j

                                      jennifer

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall1food1service4ambience1

                                      The Easter Brunch was awful. They didn't seat us until 1/2 an hour after our reservation time although there were seats available. Then they split our party into two tables. For the price per person the quality of the food should have been better and the kitchen should have been prepared. The server was doing the best he could under the circumstances but I was very disappointed in the quality of the food and the length of time it took to get our food. The Easter Brunch should never have cost $155 per person and I heard a lot of grumbling from other patrons as well.

                                    24. SL

                                      SeaLegs

                                      Phoenix

                                      21 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall2food1service1ambience5

                                      Easter brunch. A miserable fixed menu. Nothing for kids, or most adults , to eat. Peas and porridge, jumbo cold asparagus, cold pastries, lox bagels, not toasted…salad drowning in dressing…this was absolutely terrible. We declined every entree. Service , tried, but slow and no pace Easter ham, and seafood, missing! It was comical. The kitchen did prepare chicken tenders and a burger, for my grandchildren. I noticed other tables started to request.

                                    25. m

                                      michaelp

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Went there for Easter brunch. best service, best atmosphere, food was generous- charcuterie board, scones, pastries, bagel with salmon, caviar, lamb, halibut, salad, polenta and frittata all served to our table (not a buffet). Vladmir our server was amazing. Kids did the egg hunt right after with a visit from the Easter Bunny. I think this will be our new Easter brunch tradition.

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience4

                                      Terrible service. Food came Out very slowly. Food quality was so far. Food was not adequate for children. Alternatives are offered. The price was obnoxious.

                                    27. EA

                                      EduardoA

                                      San Diego

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      Easter brunch. Too much time between courses.

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service and food was outstanding! Carlos was the best server. Took great care of us.

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Breakfast was delicious and our waiter provided

                                    30. C

                                      Carette

                                      San Diego

                                      22 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      22 reviews

                                      Dined on April 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had a super business dinner with a couple clients. Food was amazing, cooked perfectly. Wine was super.

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Cancun

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      We met friends and had a wonderful time catching up with them. Food was nice but nothing to rave about especially for the cost.

                                    32. JJ

                                      JennJ

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing experience overall. Perfect for celebrating.

                                    33. PP

                                      PeePee

                                      San Diego

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Good service, delicious food, relaxing atmosphere will come again.

                                    34. J

                                      Jans

                                      San Diego

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on March 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The service and ambiance is awesome! Anything you need , they will try and accomodate you. Such a delicious and memorable restaurant to experience!! Highly recommend!!!

                                    35. a

                                      absolutepalate

                                      Philadelphia

                                      65 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      65 reviews

                                      Dined on March 24, 2022

                                      overall3food4service5ambience5

                                      The reduced overall rating relates to the dinner menu selections being rather limited and especially the very pared down wine list compared to what was posted on the website menu. Some of our set plans from the website info were dashed after arriving. Felt like bait and switch going on, even if it was though neglect as opposed to intention. The striped bass dish with fumet was excellent, although one of the three did not have crispy skin on the top. The clam appetizer was great, although the clams were puny in size. I’m not a fan of Parker rolls, as they are a boring type of bread. But toasted sourdough was provided in request. The piece of halibut in that dish seemed rather small in size.

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Washington DC

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on March 22, 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Ok dining but don’t go here if your expecting even the least minimal Addison level experience….no crossover whatsoever. Pony room at Rancho Valencia is a significantly better experience in terms of food and service…

                                    37. T

                                      Todd

                                      Los Angeles

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everyone, from the maître ds at the entrance, our water filler, to our server and even the valet staff were very personable, kind and treated us like old friends! The ambience of the hotel, grounds and restaurant are only rivaled by the outstanding staff!

                                    38. m

                                      marcs

                                      San Diego

                                      17 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Had a nice Sunday brunch with my wife. The grounds were amazing.

                                    39. 1

                                      1234k

                                      San Diego

                                      4 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                      overall3food3service2ambience5

                                      Nice experience but even though it did not appear to be busy during brunch it took a very long time after ordering fir our good to come. We later ordered dessert (that didn’t have to be prepared) and getting that took a very long time. Food was good not great. I would try it again.

                                    40. J

                                      Jessfl11

                                      West Palm Beach

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                      overall2food1service1ambience5

                                      Waited an hour for our soup and left. Never tried the food. Empty wine glasses,

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                    • Physical distancing

                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                      • Extra space between tables
                                    • Screening

                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                      • Staff is vaccinated
                                      • Staff temperature check required

                                    FAQs

                                    Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar is rated 4.1 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                    Booked 15 times today
                                    Google Map for Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

                                    5300 Grand Del Mar Court San Diego, CA 92130

                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Carmel Country Road

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Del Mar

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Californian, Dining Bar

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking details

                                      We are pleased to provide diners with complimentary valet parking.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Bryn McArthur

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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