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catalina entrance - catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort

3.9
3.9
1356 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Set against the scenic views of Terranea Resort, Catalina Island and the Pacific Coast, catalina kitchen hosts a spirited dining experience in a vibrant and modern setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 265-2704

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Vaughan

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates

  • Cross street

    Palos Verdes Drive South

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

What 1,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Beach Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Beach Cities

    Good for groups

  • Beach Cities

    Good for special occasions

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  1. JL

    JohnL

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    We’re not able to order off menu only allowed to eat buffet, so left
  2. CG

    ConcepcionG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance of this place. Like eating in a home. Great food. Waitress and waiters are all courteous and are always ready to assist you.
  3. GP

    GregP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Really poor value and the Seafood Buffet that has almost no seafood. $459 for 4 people 4 drinks and no add in’s and food was marginal at best.
  4. J

    Jude

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Portions are smaller, offerings are more limited than previous. Service is very good and the setting is lovely. Quite crowded so a moderate noise level outside.
  5. T

    Tania

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It took us forever to get the food. We had 2 kids with us and they haven’t been served food first which is usually done.
  6. LB

    LBfan

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great service! Average food. Celebrating a birthday. Beautiful summer evening outside. The resort is in a stunning location. Golf carts with very friendly drivers offering rides to where ever you wanted to go in the resort
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It’s a buffet style restaurant and I didn’t realize that. Not great for a first date…haha!
  8. KK

    KathyK

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful area. Gorgeous buffet. Too much food to try everything but most of what we tried was very good. The prime Rib, the salad bar, the fruit, the gelato and the nutella stuffed donut were what got the highest praise from our group of 3.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was not so great. They were always running out of crab legs and octopus. Oysters were not as I expect it to be.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I booked for a birthday lunch and then was told we could only have the buffet. The buffet is $70pp and whilst it has a good range, there was limited food which will fill you up. Also staff wasn’t around to slice meat or cook eggs. The waiter charged us $35 pp instead because of the limited service. Still, not worth the drive
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Taste of food is below average . The price is way up. They have many ocean view tables available . The staff sit us on the only No view table. They really don’t want us to come back again?
  12. CB

    CB2u

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  13. BC

    BgCA

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Really expensive for mediocre food and terrible service. Just go to Nelson's. The 77 dollars for no alcohol and a pretty t mediocre spread is not worth it. Had to chase our server down every single time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best buffet
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Poor and slow service No prior communication on menu change if the item ordered on menu is not available Food is average
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  17. AY

    AbbyY

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Surprised us when we got there by telling us it was buffet only, despite a menu being on the table and no notification given that it would be buffet only. $69 per person for mediocre buffet food. Very disappointing and would have gone elsewhere has we known a buffet was our only option
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood buffet is back on Fridays!!!
  19. BG

    BernadetteG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Catalina Kitchen was great for a casual lunch to celebrate my adult daughter's birthday. It is adjacent to the pool, but not a problem in any way. The sea bass was delicious. The server was attentive and the food was tasty and arrived piping hot and quickly. We enjoyed the meal very much.
  20. SR

    StacieR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    In living nearby and enjoying the setting, I’ve never had a good meal there. For a five star resort, its not up to par. Go to Laguna
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was only okay. Setting is very pretty
  22. SK

    StaKa

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ordered fruits instead of fries but they bought fries. Other than that, excellent place to be. Expected more special and great but it was good enough.
  23. GS

    GerryS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food not so great. Several dishes came out cold (like the pizza). Very expensive prices for only fair/poor quality food. It's a shame because the resort is very nice.
  24. s

    steakhousemaven

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow and food was mediocre. I think they’re suffering from the hospitality hiring challenges.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    What happened to this menu and quality of food? This went the way of Nelsons without the view, used to be good food and expensive, now just expensive
  26. PO

    PriscillaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and friendly. We ordered the pizza, hummus and pita bread which were delicious. Loved the view and scenery. We had Lovely lunch at Catalina kitchen.
  27. K

    Kina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very limited and poor food choice for lunch, poor service. Not a good value. Nice setting.
  28. RH

    RexH

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, best NY strip and Sea Bass ever. Compliments to the Chef and staff. Louisa our waitress was personable, profession and a joy to talk with. Great Place and we will be back, Regards, Rex H
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Too many people during the weekend
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Went for breakfast. They do not have much breakfast options. I feel like maybe lunch or dinner would have been better. They are super nice but food wasn’t all that great.
  31. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I scheduled a 2:30pm reservation for lunch. We sat for 20 minutes without anyone approaching our table except to drop off water. I attempted to flag down servers with no success so I spoke with the hostess and she assured me our server would be right with us. 15 minutes later a clearly annoyed older lady begrudgingly took our order. The food was ok. The facet that no one even addressed how ridiculous it was made me question how an estate like Terrenea actually values it’s guests.
  32. l

    looking4goodfood

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Went there for breakfast… Thought we had seen it was available through noon. However when we showed up at 11:30 they said breakfast was no longer being served. Fine, but the lunch menu is very expensive. Food was good… Not overwhelmingmy fantastic for the price. Guess you’re paying for the view.
  33. s

    sickuwe

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Empfang an der Rezeption war etwas holprig bis man die Reservation fand.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is pretty good, American classic and some twists, and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the place of origin for our family. The food, the service, the atmosphere is perfect! Thank you
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Made a reservation for brunch to celebrate my birthday yesterday and the hostess was super nice in accommodating us since two people were late and she still sat us down and told us that the breakfast menu was until 11:30am and after that it was lunch menu. We sat down and the waiter rushed us the entire time, even after ordering and towards the end we order for the check because we wanted to walk around take pictures and go to Nelson’s next but we had to ask 3-4x times until we got the check and when my friends asked for a dessert to sing happy bday he brought the dessert with no candle - he said they didn’t have any candles (come on!! It’s a restaurant at a resort .. they always have it even the small ones! ) and in the middle of us singing happy Bday he puts the check right on top of the champagne glass while everybody was filming and singing covering the cake and my face. I have that on video! It was very rude and I was not expecting that kind of service. Overall it’s a nice place, the hostess are super nice and friendly but the waitress didn’t care at all for us so it was OK and not really worth the price.
  37. L

    Lomabruin

    Orange County

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance Limited menu
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    DINERS BEWARE 6 of us went to this restaurant for a special occasion . Not only did we get awful food and very slow service our bill included a 18% gratuity charge that we did not see until we got home. They are very sneaky they put it in the center of the bill where you won’t look for it. So before you add a tip make sure they didn’t already added it in. And of course the waiter did not mention that a tip had already been included. We will never go back and recommend you don’t either!
  39. A

    Adonisf

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Better customer service is definitely a plus they kinda dropped the ball. There were good managers that helped with the issues
  40. EG

    ErlindaG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food & coffee was lukewarm. The fish is on the salty side. The braised oxtail was tough. I expected more for the cost of the buffet. I am disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort is rated 3.9 stars by 1356 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Palos Verdes Drive South

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Vaughan

  • Additional

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

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