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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
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, 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:
Evan Cruz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2012

menu unchanging.
portions small.
prices large.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2012

Went down for San Diego Restaurant week and was extermely disappointed Foodies stay away!!

I had not been back to Arteera in a few years, but remember the fresh farm to fork dishes and unique seafood and sushi combinations and flavors. What the happened?? Now it is a sub par bistro faire they are trying to pawn off as "New America" obviously for the visting hotel guest.

The menu and wine list was way over priced for what you get.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Restaruant used to be really nice and food was good. Lately the food is boring (menu is reletively unchanged over time), food is merely fair (burgers are ok salads were hugely overdressed and soggy). Service was spotty at best (but the waitress reminded us clearly to tip her since we were a party of 6 and they usually pre add the 18% tip)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2012

Significant delay in bringing appetizers, about 35 minutes after we ordered. Excuse: "the chef got swamped"!!!! The restaurant was half empty. The food was excellent for the price.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2012

This was just an ok experience. The good: I had a seafood pasta dish that was the bomb and the mushroom soup with chili oil was the best mushroom soup I have ever had. The service was really good. Our waiter was awesome and the manager came and checked on us often. The bad: the pork tenderloin was awful and the desserts were really bad. I had something called "passion for chocolate" that had some weird things that were supposed to be brownies but they tasted like chocolate tofu. And the ice cream tasted really funny, it had something just wrong in it. Anywho, enjoyed the company and the staff, and a couple things I ate...but you'll have to be careful when picking your dish here and go somewhere else for dessert.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. Very interesting and tasty dishes. Our waiter was excellent. We commented that he would be great at one of our regular spots!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2012

The interior decor and the food were pretty, but the rest of the experience was sub par. The service was underwhelming, the food was bland, they were out of all bottled water and the wine we ordered. It was so loud with the live music that we had to shout at each other to have a conversation. We'd been there before and thought it was a hip, lively place with tasty food. It has become just another ho hum, cliched hotel restaurant. People at the next table were in their bathing suits! We try to take our niece to different places around town to expand her food horizons. This did nothing to that end. We won't give it another try.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2012

While the restaurant wasn't busy, the service was slow. Never received a refill on our drinks. The waiter never came over to inquire if the food met standards. A different experience than others; I have usually been in a much larger group; on this day there were only 3 of us...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Basically, quality of food was okay but not at a level to justify the menu pricing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 30, 2012

I've been to Arterra several times for sushi (I cannot comment on the rest of the menu). It is a nice, upper scale restaurant with good service and excellent sushi. Most sushi restaurants are more casual, so it's nice to have one where you can take clients. I probably would not take someone on a date there, since I don't find the decor or atmosphere overly romantic. But it's great with friends or clients, or if you happen to be staying at the Marriott.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2012

When we arrived at 6:40PM, no one was there to greet us for a few minutes. The food was good, but was not offered sushi menu until I asked for it. Service was slow although restaurant was not busy on a Thursday night. Plates were asked to be cleared before we were even finished - I don't like to be rushed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Food was ok, limited brunch selection and slow to replenish. I expected more.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Delicious food
Excellent service
Bar noise a bit loud for dining room

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2012

Disappointing and very limited menu. The flatbread was really quite bad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 17, 2012

This is a great place for a business lunch. Easy parking and good food. All menu items are pretty good but can be pricey, especially when a meal size salad with a pricey price arrives in a small bowl. I would certainly check with the waiter on size before ordering.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 12, 2012

Met expectations but not spectacular. Limited menu. Average flavor.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Great location, reasonably priced for Easter brunch. The food was okay. It seemed like they weren't prepared for the number of people who were there for brunch. There was always something that needed to be refilled on the buffet line. The omelette bar/carving station cook (female) clearly wasn't happy to be there. The beef was down to the last possible pieces...I asked if they were going to bring out another one and was told "no". When I returned to the buffet approx. 15 min later, there was a new piece of beef - which I skipped because I already had a some earlier, but ended up not eating it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Went for Easter brunch. Convenient location. Attentive staff... On the ball and very courteous. Buffet was decent and promptly and quickly replenished. My wife and I had a very enjoyable time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 23, 2012

The menu was so small, uninteresting and had a section for "sandwiches and burgers" and we decided we were not even willing to try the food. This restaurant has clearly been changed into the Marriott "coffee shop" for the hotel. It IS NOT the Arterra of old. DONT bother going.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 21, 2012

Did not go because the reservation was made for a wrong date.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 20, 2012

This was once a high end gourmet experience. Now the menu looks like all bar food for the bar set. Nothing special here anymore.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 13, 2012

great venue for business lunch. ask for another napkin if you get the hamburger

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2012

It becomes obvious that this is a restaurant run by a chain hotel. When it opened it had great attention to detail and locals would visit for a great dining experience. Now it is only worth visiting if you are staying at the hotel. It is off my list as a place to take my wife.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2012

it has lost it's special appeal... extremely noisey...just another hotel eatery...sad, it use to be excellent, a great place for a group dinner, business dinner or special occasion with significant other but not now.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2012

Arterra used to be an exceptional dining experience. Not so any more. It really has evolved into more of a nightclub. The bar was packed. The space including the dining area was exceptionally loud. The food at best was fair. I had the pork chop which was OK, my wife had the salmon which was so oversalted it was not palatable. Last time there for us.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Arterra has wonderful food and very good service. It has comfortable seating and pleasant decor. Our foursome are in our 70's, so the noise made it difficult for us to converse. Apparently, the retaurant has not had a wine steward for several years. We were on our own with the imported wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2012

I haven't been to Arterra for a few years and was very happily surprised to find it just charming. Our service was incredible from the hostess, to our waiter (Chase), to the manager and Chef Tony - they all surpassed their duties to make us feel special, welcome and well tended to. The food was yummy and tasted fresh and as if it was made just for us. We didn't want to leave after our meal was done so we went to the bar and listened to the great live acoustic guitarist and again, had an incredible waiter. The service could not have been better and we're looking forward to becoming regulars. It felt like a special date and we left utterly happy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2012

Food and service were exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Put in a res for 9PM and got there to findout that they close at 9PM. Need to revise the site.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2011

The drinks are totally over priced as is their wine list. Because of that would have no interest in returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2011

Outstanding service and the food is always extremely well prepared and fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2011

Cold food, poor service in an almost empty restaurant. Inflexible. I was told they would have a vegetarian alternative. IT was just the side dishes consisting of three string beans, mashed potatoes and tasteless stuffing-NO PROTEIN! The portions for $39.95 where embarrassing at best.Turkey was just ok and the prime rib didnt even taste like a prime rib! We were not at all happy! Good bread though!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2011

This place used to have a good chef and decent food but not anymore. We were there on a Friday night and the restaurant was understaffed. It serves business travelers on Fridays and is typically slow. The waiter confused our order then blamed us for the problem. In the end they took some money off the bill but only after we complained a lot. We are not the type of people who complain or write bad reviews but in this case it is warranted.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2011

Great restaurant for any meal. We were there for lunch, and enjoyed it very much. Prices are a bit high for lunch, but the food and service were very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Good for business breakfast. Pleased to get a relatively quiet table in the corner to focus on discussion at hand. Servers were pleasant and honored special requests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2011

Very empty - and hence understaffed -- especially for a Saturday night. Food is very rich. Service was slow because it was understaffed. More of a dining experience for 'business hotel' clients and not a warm and very friendly environment at all for people from the area that want to have a positive dining experience. Won't be back for a while.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2011

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Arterra. Our appetizer was very good and the sauce was delicious. We both had steaks and the meat was excellent. I didn't like the pureed potatoes, but my wife loved them. I would definitely go there again, especially for and important dinner. There wine selection was outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2011

The appetizers were all good. The main courses another story. Every piece of meat that came was severley overcooked from the hamburger, to the turkey burger (Charred piece of meat) to the filet ordered medium rare. The service was not good as the waiter yelled at us when he brought an extra order of something we didnt order. They added an additional 18% to our cc after we had signed with 18% included. Didn't know bradly odgen was no longer there and was embarrassed I brought my friends.

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