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.View Private Dining Details
Arterra is one of my all time favorites for business lunches. The food quality has stayed consistent over the years and everything I have tried has been absolutely divine.
For a hotel restaurant, Arterra is outstanding. Great for business functions. M
My office is right across the street, great place for breakfast or lunch. Excellent for entertaining business clients. Happy hour is very popular, though on the pricier side.
You don't usually expect to find very good restaurants in hotels - but Arterra is a true gem inside the Del Mar Marriott. Great for business lunches & dinners where the quality matters.
I was very satisfied with the restaurant.
My only comment would be about the Open Table reservation system. I tried to get reservations for a certain time through Open Table. The reservation system said my preferred time was not available and I selected a time one hour earlier. When we left the restaurant, over half of the tables were available and my party of 6 questioned why we could not obtain our preferred time as there seemed to be plenty of availability.
Normally this is my fav place to do lunch. On this day there was construction of some type taking place in or near the dining area. It was HORRIBLE. The worst part was that not a single staff member said anything about the horrible noise we had to listen to while dinning. Our food took forever to get. We waited at least 25 min for just a 4 table top order. Very disappointing.
Staff less than enthuised to be waiting on you. Food was prepared well but not well enough for the price. Nothing jumped out.
we had a wonderful meal at Arterra......
Arterra was excellent, and should not be thought of as a hotel restaurant, but just a fantastic restaurant that just happens to be in a hotel. It's as good as any restaurant in San Diego. The dessert offerings for Restaurant Week were their weakest point, only 2 to choose from and neither was exciting - brown sugar bar with a chocolate brownie base was too rich, and lemon sorbet which was too plain. The half price wine bottle list was great, and good selections of by-the-glass wines. Service was attentive.
Our experience at Arterra was, as usual, excellent. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. The short ribs are wonderful. I have also eaten there for lunch and it is a perfect place for a business lunch. Don't be put off by the fact that this is in the Marriott Hotel; it is definately NOT hotel food. The parking is convenient and the valet is very reasonable. We would highly recommend this restaurant and in fact, we think it is a "must visit" for anyone in San Diego.
Nice surprise, and a great experience. Often in restaurant week the house pushes 'not so great' fare and unusual dishes. We enjoyed some favorites and the food and presentation were excellent. Paired with a Fabulous wine (Veritas 98)at a very reasonable price we were very pleased with this wonderful evening out!
Prix Fixe menu was good for starter and main course; dessert not worth mentioning. Presentation & service excellent although we found main dishes to be a bit salty. Forget the desserts...
Setting is more conducive to business dinner, casual, etc.
We used to like Arterra so much, but honestly, we were disappointed by their food the other day. Everything was salty - not just one dish was all of them. We didn't find the elegant and sensitive taste that Arterra used to provide in every dish. Big dissapointment....
Arterra seems to have fallen off--the menu was a little odd (fried chicken? at those prices?) and the service was not what you'd expect. We had a reservation for 4; two checked in a little early, and when the others showed up (on time) the same hostess not only "couldn't find" the reservation, she did not even recall having seated two of the 4 people. To top it off, I was served the wrong meal. The food was good, but not great, which is what one should get for the prices.
Great lunch meeting location. Great food and service
We have been going to Arterra for many special occasion dinners ever since it opened. This was absolutely the worst I've ever seen it. The short ribs were overcooked and tasteless. The menu was set up rather confusing - it had 2 different first course groupings by number & we had to ask what was the difference. The main course choices were minimal with only one fish (a whole fried red snapper) - there were 2 burgers, pork chop, etc. but nothing really healthy. The waitress kept calling us "guys" - "how's everything guys?" and as I am an obvious 60 year old female I didn't think it was very professional. Last December we had a fabulous dinner by the same chef that we were hoping to experience again. This anniversary dinner was a flop.
I have always liked this restaurant; in fact I had it as one of my top 3-4 in North County; but this time the food was average at best; one of the main courses came to us cold; the somewhat redeeming part was the desserts were excellent
I was very pleased with the food at Arterra, its always fresh and tasty. The wine was great, too. The only things that i can say kept me from giving this restaurant the highest rating was 1) i believe they forgot that it was my girlfriend's birthday because we almost left by the time they brang out the desert, and 2) the busboys were dropping silverware around the table cleaning up our dishes. Nonetheless this restaurant is high class in taste, service and ambiance despite the two items i addressed. I highly recommend Arterra.
We had an amazing experience!! The food was fabulous and so was the service. We loved that the bottle of wine was half price-- that is a great deal. The Chino Farms corn soup was the best soup we have ever tried. We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family.
A wonderful dining experience for those looking to order off the menu or do a tasting menu. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. We loved every course and the wines were a perfect match! The price for our meal was very reasonable for the quality of the dining experience.
Arterra has fabulous food. Far better than you ever would expect to find at a Marriott hotel, even an nice Marriott like this one. I've eaten there many times and am never disappointed. It is a wonderful restaurant. My only complaint this time, which hasn't occurred before, is that the waiter was completely unattentive. I sat there with a dry water glass for forty five minutes. He never came back after delivering our lunch, and I had to go find him to even pay our bill. Not good. Also not representative of my previous meals here; but still shouldn't happen even once.
I have eaten at this restaurant many times since it has opened the food has always been four star, last time it was three star, it was also very busy because of the opening of the race track so i will take that into account, I know they changed head chef awhile ago
but the new chef is highly recomended
The best deal is the tasting menu. You can get a "little" bit of 4, 5 or 7 items. The portions seemed large to us for a "taste". Loved the homemade sausage and the flatiron very tasty. Would definitely go back to try their fish sticks!
We had the best waiter ever! The pastry chef was exceptional and very accommodating.
Best service of our lives.
Arterra is pretentious, but it is regarded as a good place for business lunches, so I took a client of our firm to lunch. Their food is OK, but not as great as they pretend it is.
Outstanding food, have never been disappointed at Arterra's!
It was highly enjoyable. The bread basket contained great breads and more variety than most restaurants. The softshell crab appetizer was very good, though the one at Craft in LA was better, I think it was Craft's sauce. The locally-caught halibut and the braised short rib entrees were 8.5 out of ten. The waiters were attentive and efficient. Overall, it was very enjoyable, and I would go there again.
Service was okay, but not as attentive as one would expect on a slow weeknight. Food is very good, but portions are ridiculously small.
While the food at Arterra was not "knock your sock off" the effort was genuine. We found the menu inventive and enjoyed putting together our own 5 course tasting menu of Ox-tail soup, crispy sweetbreads or 5 chinese spice pork belly, "naked" ravioli, flat iron/short rib duo or 4hr braised veal, and a cheese plate. THe Ox-tail soup was spot on although could have used a little acid, the sweetbreads were OK--- the breading overwhelmed and they could have used more time in milk, the naked ravioli were very good but could have used more acid to cut the ricotta cheese, and the braised veal was delicous with a rustic sweet corn polenta with just enough whole sweet corns to offset the wine redux sauce. The flat iron steak was inconsistent.
Excellent food and service. A little bit noisy because of the bar scene adjacent to the restaurant. Tough to hear across the table with 4 people.
Has been my favorite special occasion restaurant, but not last Saturday (5/9/09. My wide and I had the 5 course tasting menu, very generous and the wine list was half-price. BUT- there was a general problem of saltiness in the dishes (especially my albacore tuna in broth), chicken in one course was dry and stringy, pace of the meal was inconsistent (2 rather long pauses between courses), the baby bok choy in one dish was undercooked. The desserts were fabulous; BUT- staff forgot or overlooked my wife's birthday which I made a point of when I booked and confirmed on Saturday. Bottom line- not an experience worth $200+ out of pocket (BTW- that was with a 20% KPRI discount). I hope this is not indicative of the current incarnation of Arterra.
The experience was fine. The service was very good. The food was good but I did not find a lot of variety on the menu. The ambiance was rather casual with the "booth seats" I thought that the restaurant would be a bit more upscale judging by the prices.
Overall it was fine but I don't think I'll go back.
The atmosphere at Arterra has never been great--windows look out on strett and parking lot, strange shaped room, nothing that fancy. But the food and service the last times we were there were quite good. This tie the service was terrible. We had a special guest from Japan, an American who is a major company executive and who knows food and wine very well, and we thought Arterra was probably as good as we could take him to in San Diego. unfortunately, we were embarrasssed by the service. After about a half hour I finally had to hail a waiter down and say "Could we have some service please?" something I've almost never had to do at a good restaurant. Service improved only a little after that; food was good but not great. Disappointing indeed.
Frankly, we were disappointed. All the hype that 98.1 gave your restaurant was the reason we tried your restaurant. Your food presentation was good but the taste was
not there and bland. I would have selected better matches of starch/vegetable with main entree selection. I had the braised veal -- and my son the pork loin. Very overpriced. The bread basket was outstanding!
Great food, sterile hotel atmosphere. We had Easter brunch here, and while the food was impressive- I think I would only return if I could eat out by the pool.
went to arterra mid-week for some good food and conversation. the place is quite noisy with the bar open to the restaraunt. would be ok but there was a big party for someone and was quite noisy.
food was claimed to be fit for foodies - although some was great (the bread!) would say the rest of food is just good, not great (had the sausage and beets to start, halibut and braised beef for main)
would likely not return based on this experience.
Three of tied different choices from the price fixed menu. Everything was delicious. I usually do not eat desert, but all were irrisistable! I will return!
Very good food and good service. The bad economy is showing since there was hardly anyone else there during our dinner.
Arterra never disappoints. The food is outstanding, the service is consistently good and
we can always count on them for a wonderful dining experience.
Overall the food was quite good, offset by the very loud dining area, despite it being half full of people.
Good wine list choices including some petite syrahs and cabernet francs which are difficult to find in restaurants.