catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort

4.5
1459 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 with New American a la carte offerings designed, taking social distancing protocals in consideration for our culinarians. Set in a vibrant and modern setting.

*In accordance with guidelines provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, indoor seating is not available at this time. The number of guests at a single table must not exceed 6 and is limited to a household unit. All members of the party must be present and will be seated at one time. Carryout and outdoor seating is available. Dining reservations are currently recommended for resort guests. Outdoor dining for non-resort guests is based on availability. For dining reservations, please call 310.265.2861.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1459 people are saying
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Craig
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but the service was Excellent!!!
We come for Special Occasions, for Breakfast and this time was just as great as the past! This is why we keep coming back!

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ZoilaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good, Juan was very professional!

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AudreyS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so wonderful to go out to dinner again after a year at home. Staff were attentive to our requests and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were able to eat outside comfortably.

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Foodie4Life
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We went to check out the resort post Covid and see how the food was and it was below our expectation unfortunately

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vipMrhungry
Sacramento
65 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Just opened up indoors for spaced out dining. With tables spaced out so far apart the place looked odd and deserted.

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PatriciaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very good. Helpful, but not overly helpful. A very nice young man.

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vipdiner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great server

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joelt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Starter and sea bass meal was good. Vegan pasta was terrible

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asaasa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was good but over priced. We should have been for breakfast.

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Orly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food.

It was our first time there, and I can’t wait to go back.

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GinaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

even though we had a resevation- waited 40 minutes for a table- food and service both terrible and slow. Menu advertised with Brunch has not been in place since Covid a year ago-

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OlgaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our breakfast at Catalina Kitchen. Aside of the beautiful weather on Sunday, the service was excellent and the food tasty. Would recommend dining there to friends and look forward to returning. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle is awesome! We’ll come back again because of her!

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CharlotteB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

My husband and I love this spot! We were a bit disappointed there were no fresh oysters and the menu was limited!!! Probably will not return until menu has been upgraded.

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JeanieK
Cancun
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service!! Always LOVE dining there!! ❤️

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PhilippeL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy going back to Catalina Kitchen - very relaxing atmosphere and while menu is simple, it is good value for money. Usually lots of families with kids so if a bit of children's noise is a bother for you, would not advise. Excellent list of cocktails.

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AngelRaphael
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’d been here before years ago, but not during the pandemic and was pleasantly surprised that they had all the tables spaced out and plenty of room to sit and relax. The food is definitely not the draw here, but the drinks were really good, I had 2 bloody Mary’s and they were GOOOOD! The views and ambiance is what this place is known for and it definitely did not disappoint. Absolutely beautiful weather and beautiful views and the waitress let us just chill and relax for like 3 hours drinking and eating and talking. Overall this was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming given the price. The salad was delish and fresh. Burger came out rare/medium rare...girlfriend asked for medium and it was too bloody for her to eat so she politely asked for a new one. It came out burnt to a crisp. Completely inedible. Maybe it was a rough day for the chef. They took the burger off the bill which was nice bc we had to pick up pasta on the way home for her.

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photon
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choices as well as great food preparation. A little bit pricy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday

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JulioG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Seems loud, good choice of food, I ordered an appetizer to be followed by an entree but they brought my entree too soon, making me not able to eat the appetizer while still warm. Asked for a martini with a twist and the server brought it with olives and walked away before I could correct her, when I ordered the second martini, I told her again and this time it was correct, the people picking up plates were asking to take my paltes away before I was finished with my meal, as if they needed the table, though I would have better service aftere spendin $125.

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vipSusanS
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast, thank you. I appreciated the phone call the day before our reservation to alert me that the patio would be closed due to some repair work. While disappointed that we could not be seated outside, we still enjoyed a beautiful view and delightfully friendly, attentive service from our waiters/servers. The food was delicious and the room beautifully appointed.

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ILOVEFOOD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

This review is for their Sunday breakfast buffet. I've been here a few times before but this time the selection was drastically limited. I'd be fine with the selection being limited as long as each item available (or at least some of them) are good. Quality over quantity can work. But it was not the case here. Even though I was paying $70 per head, I had little desire to go back for seconds. Servers and staffs were the saving grace here as they were very pleasant and friendly.

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CarlosM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to spend lunch and dinner with friends and family. The staff is very nice and willing to help with anything you ask for. I will come back soon

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KimP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the both a'la carte and Saturday buffet with our group of 7. Reservations went smoothly-beautiful table prepared. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Heard raves on buffet, but the corned beef hash was tough, and a disappointment. Definitely would recommend- beautiful setting and otherwise, good food.

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SteveB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Friday night is buffet only. Didn’t bother to tell us that menu was not an option. Meat selection was extra well done scraps. Salad offerings were not as good as McDonald drive thru offering! Deserts were limited and had been cut earlier in day. Over priced, under poured wine by glass! At $75 per person a rip off! At $25 per person it would be closer to fair value. Very disappointed after spending close to $600/night for room!

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KathleenW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Food was good, ambiance was very nice. Lovely day to celebrate a birthday of a friend.

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Lanceq
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor music was loud. Ordered crab legs. They were delicious however served on too small rectangular plate, legs were touching tsble, yikes! No secondary plate for used shells or proper crab eating utensils were served. When I asked for them 2 staffers did not know what I meant. Suggest enhanced training of chefs, servers, and bussers and more mellow volume and selection of music. We were there for romantic evening and it was disappointing.

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Frank
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, but the inside section was noisy and too warm. Good service , but expensive for what you get.

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peterm
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our server, Lauren, was great overall, but she did have to deal with a bunch of mistakes from those around here, such as:
No lemon with the water after asking three times
Salad came with previously unmentioned parmesan to our guest who is allergic to cheese
Mashed potatoes came with cheese after same guest had been assured it could be left off
Broccolini came with garlic after guest had been assured it could be left off
Out of swordfish by 7:00 p.m.
Out of vanilla ice cream by 8:30 p.m.

Manager did replace potatoes and broccolini and comp that one main course and four desserts, which was appreciated.

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KerryN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our waiter was either too busy but he was not very attentive. We got an appetizer and used up all of our bread and asked for more and 15 minutes later we asked someone else to bring us the bread. There were four of us and three of the main dishes were served, and then mine was served approximately five minutes later. I’ve had better experiences at Catalina kitchen and we were all disappointed

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Meli
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was just okay. Seafood boil was cold, pasta in chicken parmigiana was overcooked, pasta in lobster Mac and cheese was under cooked and the rice on the sushi was hard. The seafood buffet before the change was much better. Had we known it was liked this we would have chosen Vegas Buffet. Luis was an excellent waiter.

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Aliash
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place to go with a great outdoor space! Food is okay, but nothing to write home about!

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vipmegane
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service!

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vipBill
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very nice staff members. No. 1 service.
Food is great.
I have to respect all members, for they respect their jobs and professional service.
I live in this area. I am so glad to have these people here to spend time with.
Honest, I am a bit surprised. It is people that make the world different. Thanks.

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vipMicheleR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We keep trying it again to see if the food gets any better and to our disappointment, it does not. The flatbread pizza is basically a thick pizza bread with some stuff on it. The quality of the food is not good and the prices are too high. There are only 2 draft beers and they charge $15 for a glass of chardonnay, which they only have one choice of. Living in PV for 20 years, it's a shame that Terrenea really only caters to Corporations who book events, etc there.

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vipBCPC
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delightful setting with good food and high prices

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viptenk1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We should have made our Saturday morning reservation for an earlier time than 11:30 so we could enjoy the buffet more leisurely. The food and service were very good.

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WillisL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant is overpriced for the selection of food offered. If offers upgrades such as king crab and lobster for additional cost. The location is very nice.

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catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 1459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.