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About Arterra

Arterra is putting itself back on the map with a new chef, innovative menu, exciting events and plenty of music. Diners are invited to travel around the globe one bite at a time with newly appointed Executive Chef Evan Cruz’s new menu, inspired by his expeditions around the globe and ample experience in San Diego and beyond.
Behind the sushi bar, Chef Andrew Hoh continues to create signature rolls such as his fresh Albino Roll and decadent Scrumptious Roll which combine the eclectic flavors of Southern California, a technique he is known for, while inventing new rolls on the spot to diners’ delight.
In addition to their new menus, Arterra has rolled out a new craft cocktail program starting with a new bourbon menu featuring a selection of premium, handcrafted bourbons, bourbon infused cocktails and bourbon flights of small batch, single barrel, grain, age and distillery bourbons. A new wine list and cocktail program for the outdoor lounge are also available.

11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-11:00am. Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:00pm. Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm. Dinner Closed Sunday Bar: 11:30am - midnight. Lounge Menu 2:00pm - 11:00pm. Sushi Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Happy Hour Specials Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 369-6032

Website:
http://www.arterradelmar.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30PM-10:30PM

Parking Details:
Valet and self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Wills

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Arterra has both private dining rooms and large reception venues. Whether hosting a large celebration such as a wedding reception, birthday dinner or hosting a business meeting, Arterra has an ideal spot for your next special event.

Arterra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2014

Had choices we all enjoyed. Have a drastic food allergy and there were choices I was good with.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 23, 2014

All 4 entrees were cooked to perfection and tasted absolutely wonderful (everyone shared!) The lobster mac n cheese was delicious and could have made an entree on its own. Fantastic meal all around!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2014

The manager Tracy made sure our visiting guests/physicians from China were well taken care of. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 4, 2014

I found the Arterra not up to my expectation of outstanding Marriott food and service. It was really loud and the food was not much better than a coco's experience at 3 times the price. It was good but not great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 28, 2014

If I were staying at the hotel the restaurant would be fine, but wouldn't go out of my way for it. I had pasta primavera which was not good, my husband the steak salad and my friend the lamb shank. No one came close to wanting to finish their plate. Dining room is very cold, tiled floors make it feel like a cafeteria. Only one server made for is service. Would not recommend or go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Food was excellent and service was above average. Only complaint would be that meal was a bit overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2014

A fantastic evening filled with superb delicacies, caring servers, and romantic tables served up on Valentine's Day!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2014

We went for restaurant week and the food and service was great, but the noise level was quite loud. It was hard to have a conversation with the two ladies I was with. Overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2014

Very poor service. Could have been the night we were there. Food was just ok, nothing special. Thought it was not a good value.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2014

The food choices were very good for myself and three guests. Service was very good. I found the noise level on a Friday evening too distracting. Overall will recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2013

This used to be a great restaurant in SD...too bad...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2013

We live in the neighborhood and love coming here for lunch, dinner or just for a glass of wine

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2013

A good place for a business meeting, convenient, and nice setting. Food is good and service attentive. Predictable Marriott Quality/

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 20, 2013

Food was very good. Service was very bad. The acoustics are terrible. The sound bounces off the stone floors and walls. This place needs softness such as carpeting and linen tablecloths to absorb the sound. There was in appropriate live music in the bar area - some guy playing the guitar in flip flops and shorts. This is not appropriate for a fine dining restaurant.

The wine by the glass list is totally uneventful.

On a good note, the food was delicious. However, the terrible service (due to the fact that only one server was on the floor) negated all the positive aspects of our dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2013

The menu reads better than the actual food. I ordered the salad with the pom vinaigrette. Overall it was good but it was overdressed so the lettuce leaves very wet and sloppy and it caused the dressing to seem too sweet. But I think the dressing would have been perfectly balanced in taste if the salad wasn't overdressed. The osso bucco was promising and extremely fragrant upon delivery. I prefer my osso bucco a bit more tender and not garnished with freshly chopped rosemary which was overwhelming and really overpowered the delicate butternut risotto which was cooked perfectly. If these dishes were executed with a more deft hand, I would recommend this restaurant is Fit for Foodies. At this time, it is not. Table service was spotty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2013

THis place used to be a great neighborhood gem. Great food, service, vibrant. We went their for a family birthday dinner and were extremely disappointed. From service (a new waiter nervous as heck), menu choices were not what we expected yet pretty pricey. Food was so so. Wifes salmon was dry and overcooked. Ordered a desert for the table and it took forever. Mentioned it to the waiter and he said it would come out of the oven soon. When it finally arrived the bottom was burned and it wasnt the desert I ordered.

Will not be back - too many choices for this price point

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2013

Ordered a glass of viognier and was brought chardonnay "from same brand" as if that was automatically ok (though when I questioned, server offered to bring something else). Limited menu, food quality ok but nothing special. Very high noise level from lounge precludes comfortable dinner conversation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2013

The short ribs (osso bucco) was tender but didn't have the deep flavor that slow cooking gives it. Seasoning was understated, and the side that was surrounding the meat was also short on flavor. Lobster mac and cheese was full of lobster chunks, but again flavor of the cheese was a little bland. Grilled scallops actually were excellent, good seasonings and prepared to a tenderness that rivaled sushi quality. The sushi roll with the spicy tuna and shrimp was excellently prepared with a nice chili kick. Overall, food was good, not bad for a hotel dining experience. But for the quality, I found the dishes about 25% overpriced as listed, meaning I can find this quality of food in most San Diego restaurants for less.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2013

Great food and ambiance....very conducive to a low key business meeting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2013

Went in with a group of my friends to celebrate a birthday. When I made the reservation I noted this and while I was not looking for any give-aways, acknowledging this would have been appropriate. The food was just okay, nothing over the top. We felt very rushed by the server especially after we finished dinner when he brought over the check to us before asking if we were interested in dessert. In addition, acoustics were horrible and when we arrived at 7:30pm the music from the bar was making it difficult to hear the guests at my table. Overall I was looking forward to the experience and in the end we all felt disappointed. If in the area I might go back but honestly, don't feel I will go out of my way again to dine here.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2013

The menu at lunch needs more selections...there was no pure fish plate available.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Although on the pricey side the food was uniquely delicious and very imaginative! The service was outstanding & the staff was friendly. We made our reservation ahead of time & we were seated immediately. The food is what my husband calls "fancy" so it was perfect for our anniversary! Portions were adequate and wine list extensive. Expensive but worth the money.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Too my mother to Arterra for Mother's Day. The buffet was way overpriced and the food was mediocre. I was disappointed with the service as well as the quality of food. It was subpar and not worth the ridiculous amount of money I spent for three. I will no longer be going to Arterra, nor will I recommend the restaurant to anyone. Very disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 15, 2013

Great place to eat- always consistent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2013

The food was not great. My cuban was tolerable but my companion's steak salad was inedible. What killed me was the service. We waited for over 30 minutes to get our food after we ordered. I have avoided Arterra of late because of the terrible service. The manager I spoke with was kind enough to comp our lunch and that will earn them one last chance to impress me. I am not sanguine about the outcome.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 27, 2013

Typical hotel bar restaurant. Decent scotch and sushi is all that saves this place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2013

It has been a while since we went there. But the food got really good. It was a little too noisy...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2013

Very average. Went for restaurant week and the main course was good, but not on the regular menu (sea bass). Appetizer was also good - bacon wrapped dates. Dessert was just ok. Restaurant was loud. Wine list is not very good and a bit pricey.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2013

I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2013

The service was slow although the restaurant was not full and there was plenty of staff. The room was noisy and cold. The food was only average for a high priced restaurant. We were a party of seven and no one was overly fond of the entire dining experience. We dine out often hand have varied food tastes but overall were disappointed. We tried this spot for restaurant week to see if we would enjoy the experience but were not happy with our food adventure.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2013

This is a restaurant week review.

I could not get enough of the lobster "mac n cheese." The quotes are appropriate as it was made of orzo pasta but it was truffle oil goodness.

The lamb on farro entree was a generous portion and very well prepared. The seafood garganelli was satisfying as well.

Desserts, though beautifully presented, fell flat. The oreo cheesecake had a stale, gummy texture and the chocolate cake was reminiscent of a Little Debbie cake.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2013

Food was good , but not great. The salmon was very fishy. Good business meeting place. I took my boyfriend for his birthday, but wouldn't go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2013

The food and service were great. I always feel welcome at Arterra!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Good service, excellent food in a very warm relaxed but upscale atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2012

I read the reviews before I scheduled a lunch after the movies with my girlfriend so I was hesitant because the reviews were not good. To my surprise, the food was excellent! The lobster macaroni and cheese was one of the best dishes I have had in recent years! It was listed as an appetizer but our server told us it was large so he advised us to split it. It was large enough to make a very good entree if one preferred.
The sandwches we had as entress were large and delicious, nicely presented.
My only criticism would be the furniture which looked old and the view out of the windows of all of the construction taking place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2012

It seems to have gone down hill since the last time we were there. Our first table could not be made to be level and the restaurant looked kind of dingy. The food was fine and the services was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2012

Lunchtime -- Good for a business lunch

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2012

Still one of the better spots locally for business lunch.
Menu not as good as it was in the Bradley Ogden / Carl Schroder days.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2012

Arterra used to be one of our favorites but we've not been in a few years so we decided to try it for restaurant week on Monday. We knew something had changed when we walked in at 6:45 & there was one other table in the restaurant. NEVER a good sign even on a Monday night. We were seated but not given the restaurant week menu which was provided reluctantly when we asked. My husband ordered a Tanqueray and Tonic & the server asked if he wanted it up or over ice. The appetizers were good as were the entrees but the dessert was a disaster. We both ordered the peach cobbler. When it arrived its was a luke warm heap of tateless limp pears w a dry crust sprinkled on top. It was so tepid the rock hard tasteless ice cream wouldn't even melt

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