catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort

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$31 to $50
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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. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, it’s a popular destination for both locals and guests alike. Enjoy a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California and a front row seat to the action, as the open kitchen fills the restaurant with energy or soak up coastline views on the expansive outdoor patio. catalina kitchen also offers a variety of themed nights to suit every palate.
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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

A
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service!

U
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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B
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.

MR
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.

BC
Denver
81 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delightful setting with good food and high prices

t
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.

WL
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little 70th birthday looks lunch celebration with friends exceeded expectations, thank you All @Catalina Kitchen! The food was marvelous, the semi-outdoor ambiance delightful, the staff welcoming, kind and attentive.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was very dissatisfied with the service because we had reserved a table for 4 people for 8pm; we arrived around 7pm to have an aperitif outside around the fire. we had ordered a bottle of champagne; we had to get the bottle from the bar and serve it to us. At 8:15 p.m., we were picked up to announce that the restaurant closes at 9 p.m. We were very surprised because it was noted at 10 p.m. at the reservation and at the restaurant door. We had to eat quickly and at 8:55 pm, the waiters brought us the birthday cake that I had ordered. the waiter put down the cake quickly and told us that there were 5 minutes left to cut it. benefits and services are not up to a resort.

m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The brunch was very overpriced for what was offered and the quality was just ok. Service was excellent

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great hotel. Restaurant is good but not outstanding. The patio is lovely, the food is fine and the service was excellent

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience5

Over 60 a person for a lunch burgers and shared a dessert no alcohol....beautiful setting for sure...but give me a break.

CI
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Terrenea is such a fun and special place to have an outing! It is that specialness that’s always draws us. However, both Nelson’s and Catalina Kitchen leave us feeling disappointed with the value of food for the cost of the evening. Catalina Kitchen is wonderful for breakfast, but dinner is still disappointing. I’m sorry to say that as I want it to thrive. It’s such a special spot.

MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, service great.

T
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Christmas Eve of this year my family and I attended the catalina kitchen buffet. Not only were we impressed with the exquisite dishes and wonderful buffet style presentation, but the service and outdoors temperature control were absolutely outstanding. According to a valued guest at my table that evening, that was the best lobster she had ever consumed and the options for both steamed and cold snow crab legs were a pleasant surprise to my guests and I. The overall experience was a delight to the senses and truly made for a magical experience that I will not soon forget.

PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went here for Sunday brunch. It’s a lovely setting andgreat views. However, the food was average. For almost $100 a person our group expected an exceptional experience. There was no options for cooked fish, not everybody loves sushi. And the meat choices were overcooked and tough. In general, our group enjoyed the ambience but no one was impressed with the food.

Q
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been going to Catalina kitchen brunch for few years now and quality of food has been going down every time. the servers are good but people who serve at stations are sometime hard to get. either missing form station or doing multiple jobs and if you ask for more than two things, you feel the "really man" look.

place is still nice and good views but brunch is not worth it in my opinion. I feel the difference in food quality, when I am there just for breakfast.

F
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. First visit.

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner - the scallops we had were perfectly done, and the chicken juicy. Very attentive service. We come back fairly often here for a nice dinner, as they never disappoint!

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very noisy!! Difficult to have conversation with others at the table. Everything a la crate, including bread with the meal.

CC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

While the food was outstanding, the service was terrible. Thank goodness for the bus-server who actually took an interest in seeing that we had some form of service. We also did not feel it was so crowded that our waiter/waitress should have been overwhelmed. Again, would recommend the food anytime. However it is always rather troubling to pay the amount of money expended and have such sub-par service.

j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio with a view, excellent service, and the food was top notch. The beer list is great, with good prices ($7-10). Wine list was pricey, selection not so great. Lots of food options at various price points. My Kobe beef burger was arguably my best burger ever - rich, decadent, memorable. And $36! But it was the perfect treat on a special occasion, so that’s okay.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

NB
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive waitstaff. Great view.

BB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had higher expectations for food quality. Calamari was very dry and almost not edible. Green salad was also disappointing. Shrimp and steak were good. Sea bass was okay.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was really nice. Cold from weather but nice food and service.

NS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Because it was Thanksgiving and a tent had been put on the back. It was very very cold. And the rain was coming through the tarp. But any other time it has been outstanding there. That’s why we went back. I think they did whatever they could to make people comfortable but then they ran out of propane. So no heaters.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

EO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way overpriced for what it offered. We went for Thanksgiving and they tried to seat us outside while it was raining. The tent that put up was a joke, it freezing and wet. Food was good, but not worth $115 plus gratuity person.

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful morning by the sea. The food and service were exceptional!

MT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waitress seemed to come very seldom, never had happened to me and I have been there many times since it opened. When orders were taken she skipped me every time and I was the one paying the bill. Seems odd.

GM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance are excellent. Food is good. However, when you pay $75 for a seafood buffet, you would think Lobster would be included and you wouldn't have to pay extra for it.

ER
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Catalina Kitchen for brunch this past Sunday. Food choices were exceptional and service by Richard was outstanding. Although the brunch is pricey at $70 and bottomless Mimosas/Bellini an additional $30, it was worth every penny!

CL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Catalina Kitchen at Terranea. I am always happy to enjoy brunch here with family and friends. The food selection, the customer service, the views, and the overall experience never disappoints. I look forward to our next visit.
Thank you Terranea.

Mrs. C.L.E

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at Catalina kitchen for lunch. Great food and good value. Very accommodating service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic!!! Filet was so tender.

CF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. My chicken was cooked to perfection and the multon chocolate chip cookie was just as good. Menu selection was good and not to overwhelming.

GC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we were not informed that the Friday night meal was a buffet. By the time we arrived it was too late to get a reservation any where close by