Cast & Plow

4.3
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425 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
**Please note our restaurant is currently accepting takeout orders only**


Cast & Plow features the freshest produce of each day and each season, along with regionally sourced and humanely grown meats and sustainable seafood from neighborhood fishermen. With a local-centric commitment to being “Community Made,” Cast & Plow believes that everyone benefits by knowing more about the source of our food and its short journey from seed to harvest to Cast & Plow table.

Inspired by California-style small plates, Cast & Plow offers a brilliant menu of familiar dishes, set apart by an approachable philosophy of artisan cooking. Hand selected, high quality ingredients are sourced directly from local boutique fishermen and farmers, as well as from individual neighborhood growers, ranchers and farmers markets. Executive Chef Eric Duchene and his culinary team are proud to provide a truly fresh and new perspective on farm-to-table cuisine.
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vipNikki
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really limited menu! The service was verrrryyyy slowwwww! Food was ok but not worth the wait!!!

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delmarduck
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service from our waitress was horrible. She came to the table once and disappeared. We asked the wine server for help and he immediately turn the service from minus 5 to plus 10.

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for breakfast. Delicious smoked salmon and poached eggs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our friend told us of the “fab brunch”. Unfortunately what used to be fab is no longer. They only have a small breakfast buffet and a la carte after 1130. Honestly. It’s overpriced and not great. Service was super slow with us having several times to even order. Our order was wrong. Twice. And there was nothing social ordered. It was off menu. Our friend just settled the second time with wheat (and didn’t eat it even though Every item is “extra”) instead of sourdough. If you are stuck here the eggs Benedict out of all of ours was best. 1 Prosecco mimosa will set you back 16 and drinks run about 20. I don’t mind paying more and we were prepared fir an 80 dollar brunch. But we though it was a gourmet buffet feast with mimosa included. This was a disappointment in everything except the view and the music. Service is better at an ihop. And no apology or even recognition of long edits and wrong service Not a ritz Carlton experience of old. I’ve had better at a Hilton garden inn

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters and bartenders are the reason we go! Fran, Seth, Benny, Farouk, Michelle - everyone is incredible. We come back again and again!

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DeborahP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was time for our monthly "girls get together", so I chose Cast & Plow solely based on location. Marina Del Rey always has something to offer. I didn't realize it was located in the Ritz-Carlton but that was a plus. The valet was very pleasant and he even suggested that we try to get a table outside for the best view of the bay. Great idea. We were seated and immediately greeted by our knowledgeable server. The Rose-Gold Martini was delicious. We were there at 3:00 which fell between brunch and dinner hour so we had "BITES". Menu selections were still extensive enough for a full meal. The fries had wonderful herb flavor. Overall it was a lovely afternoon and we both said we would return.

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EileenG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

With seemingly 3 hostesses working, can someone explain why my party was ignored for ten minutes as we stood, ungreeted at the checkin desk? We had reservations, but no one was interested. Not at all what I expect at the Ritz. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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vipJMJB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I had a reservation and was told to wait about 10 min. This happened 3 times. So after 30 minutes I asked if I should leave and go elsewhere and the hostess said, "Sure." Then I spoke to a manager who said he would try to seat us. There were many tables available and in the half hour I was waiting I saw tables that needed bussing that were just sitting with nobody coming to clean. I then told the manager I was going to have to leave and that was that. No real effort was made to maintain us as customers. Wow. Very disappointing, especially coming from a Ritz Carlton. So I am unable to really comment on the food. It looked and smelled delicious but I never got to try it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful place. Outside seating was quiet and peaceful. Service there was excellent. Food was delicious.

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mrnasty
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty dank. A little pricey but service was impeccable.

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vipjacquesk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wive’s and my food were not hot.

On the breakfast menu, it did not indicate CLEARLY that there Is a buffet !

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vipRoseV
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff from hostess to bartender to server! Delicious dinner with excellent customer service.

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PDRBeachGirl
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cast & Plow is a beautiful venue, great food & great service. Reasonable price for valet with validation.

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vipTraciG
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tbh I love this place. I eat here frequently for lunch. I love the salmon and always order it.
Always a beautiful large piece cooked to perfection. I ask for it on the well side and it’s moist and delicious
Served with Farrakhan’s, green olives and either arugula or parsley. It’s just great-period
Pricy but worth it. Dinner a few times here, kinda eh and overpriced

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RoslynF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and lovely views make this a perfect place to meet with old friends for a long chat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Ambience like no other.

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LauraK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to have a great dinner with beautiful views and top quality service!

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vipColleenC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a wonderful brunch here last Sunday. Our server, Lindsay was amazing. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cast & Plow is one of my absolute favorites- great food, friendly service, and beautiful ambiance! The lobster toast was excellent.

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JohnK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience on the whole. A few things made it less than perfect - my wife’s cocktail was served unmixed - and one of our appetizers had an issue too, but service was excellent and they made up for error by crediting us for the item. Location and quality of the restaurant was excellent.

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Mara
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was Christmas Eve, no tablecloths on the table. Limited menu. My entree, a chicken was just awful, very bland. According to my partner, the roast was good.
Service was adequate but had to wait for the waiter to come by.
Expected more from a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton

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Ltbabyj
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Made the reservation on Open Table which failed to mention a price fixe menu for the night. I realize it was Christmas dinner but irrespective of this, both Open Table and The Ritz should be responsible for notifying patrons of this. My frustration continued with an incredibly subpar menu, lukewarm food and overcooked carving station. Finally topped off with a "dessert bar" of cookies and brownies.
Way to go Ritz. Way to go Open Table. Very disappointed.

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CandiceA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Grateful they were open on Christmas and treated my daughter very well for her first time in fine dining service. Food was fantastic. A little pricy but it matched the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal for Christmas, the Prix Fixe menu was varied and offered vegan options which is always appreciated.

Service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was festive! It was perfect for a Christmas brunch.

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vipScottM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Christmas Day Brunch - an all around bad experience. This is not the 1st time I have been underwhelmed while dining at Cast & Plow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cast and Plow was fantastic for our family Christmas Eve dinner (4 adults, 3 young children). Our server and all the staff were kind and accommodating. Each dish was delicious and the service was exceptional. We will go back!

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vipEricM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to lunch with my family the day before Christmas. The general ambiance and view overlooking the Marina is special. I also really enjoyed the burger and others enjoyed their meals. This is a fantastic spot for lunch.

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vipUliNUE
Frankfurt Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very nice restaurant with great fresh food and excellent service. Nice wine list although a bit pricey. We spent a wonderful evening there. No need to go elsewhere if you stay at the wonderful Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey

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rwbksh
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

atmosphere was nice; employees were friendly; service was good; food was warm to cold; overly limited selection on the special evening buffet; table did not accommodate a wheelchair well; experience was not worth the price; not likely to return to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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PaulaW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Table attendant was horrible! Served soup to us with no soup spoons; asked for water with lemon & she brought the water with no lemon. We waited & waited, then had to summon her to get the lemon.

The grilled vegetable entree was no good, could not eat it. It should NOT be on the menu.

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NatsueH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We decided to try Thanksgiving out this year and it was perfect!

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TNev
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view of the marina on a sunny day. Food and service were solid, not extraordinary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service

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vipStitcher
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were staying in Santa Monica and heading to LAX and wanted brunch. We decided it would be fun to go to Marina Del Rey. We selected Cast & Plow because of the brunch menu but didn't realize it was in the Ritz Carlton. The hotel staff were very friendly and the food and service were excellent. A win all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food selection good. Risotto. Excellent. Marina view with fire on table.

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vipJoshN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyable. Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon Benedict was amazing. Service impeccable with a marina side view. Perfect birthday brunch locale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! What a great breakfast spot! Walter was my waiter and he alone was awesome. I had the avocado toast Ana it had on it literally the most delicious poached eggs I have ever had!!!!
Totally gonna hit this spot again when I head to the airport!