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About catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort

Set against the scenic views of Terranea Resort, Catalina Island and the Pacific Coast, catalina kitchen hosts a spirited dining experience in a vibrant, beautiful and modern setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, it’s a popular destination for both locals and guests alike. People gather here to enjoy honest and delicious food and drinks. Everything here is passionately crafted and served with a sincere, effortless sense of style. Guests have a front row seat to the action, as the open kitchen fills the restaurant with action and anticipation.

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm
Fire & Ice Happy Hour available everyday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. *excluding holidays*.

Seafood Buffet every Friday Night from 5:00pm to 10:00pm **BUFFET ONLY**
Breakfast Buffet every Saturday from 7:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday morning - Limited a la carte menu from 7:00am - 9:00am**
Brunch every Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday evening Steakhouse buffet (6:00pm-10:00pm)**BUFFET ONLY**

Cross Street:
Palos Verdes Drive South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 265-2766

Website:
http://www.terranea.com/palos-verdes-restaurants

Executive Chef:
Chef Jin Lee

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

catalina kitchen at Terranea Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Scenic View (14)
Waterfront (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Casual (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Saturday brunch

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 6 days ago

BE CAREFUL!!!!
Make sure you specify where you want to sit either outdoor or indoors !!!
If you want outdoors and don’t request it...it can mean a 20-30 minute wait!
We were staying at the hotel and called via hotel phone (3 times) and nobody picked up the line so I went on open table to book.
We got to the hostess desk at our reserved time and was told that we should of requested an outdoor table in advance and since I did not do this we would have to wait the 20-30 minutes in a very rude manner!
Instead, we went back to our room and ordered room service and enjoyed our view.
Just we aware of this indoor/ outdoor request!!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

We had the best Valentine's Day dinner. Special Menu was delicious. I ordered a Surf and Turf. Ambience was exceptional, with red lights, silk red napkins, long stem roses, and the wonderful band with Sax player that made it even more romantic.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food. Server was attentive and friendly. Loved sitting outside.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Five star service. Provided excellent service, romantic atmosphere & sweet with our little children. Food & drink was great. Great valentines menu

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very mediocre food. Almost stale oysters, shrimps, and crab. Poor quality sushi. So-so roast beef and dessert. The best was the Mexican corn. But, Mexican corn for $68??? Definitely not good value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We all had the Sunday brunch with 2 of us adding on the unlimited Mimosas. Our two women servers were spectacular: wish I could remember their names. The degree of service with replacing silverware, stemware, and recognizing our 2 Birthday celebrations was phenomenal. You don’t even see this attention to detail at brunches costing over $100.00 a person.
And I haven’t even addressed the food yet. I’ve never seen this level of seafood with crab, shrimp, mussels, and sushi.
And not a fan of the sea? Well there’s Prime Rib, steak, chicken, and lots of entrees. No smorgasbord carb fillers here! And omelets made to order, waffles, crepes, etc.
And Ambiance? Well it doesn’t get much better.
I’ll be back soon. For sure!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was surprisingly subpar. All else was exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful location combined with good food and service made for an enjoyable luncheon

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The breakfast buffet was over priced and the food wasn’t fresh. The view was very pretty and comfortable outdoor seating. Perhaps ordering breakfast off the menu is better and fresher than the buffet?

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Go-to restaurant with spectacular service at the beautiful Terranea Resort. Reception was efficient and friendly to either indoor seating in a very well-appointed, kitchen-feel dining room or outdoor seating overlooking the pool and a stunning Pacific Ocean shoreline. Catalina Kitchen has a variety of seating configurations include spaces designed for large groups and heaters and umbrellas for all day comfort of guests. The menu is a good size with a lot of creativity across drinks, appetizers, and entrees and between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Among all the restaurants of Terranea, this is the go-to for dining from early morning to late evening—always available and always solid. The service at Catalina Kitchen is exceptional, really the shining gem of this restaurant—very proficient, professional, friendly, and attentive. My hats off to the staff! The food is very good in presentation and portions. The Spanish Eggs was a tasty tomato stew with lamb sausage and eggs. The Cast Iron Dutch Baby was a rich pancake souffle with plenty of apples and two strips of crispy bacon. The Monterrey Scramble was a trio of loaded scrambled eggs, a small salad with tangy tomatoes, and thin cut potatoes. The Pork Belly & Fig flatbread was a mix of savory flavors with a little sweet over a perfectly cooked flatbread. The Burger was juicy Kobe beef with a mix of topping flavors on a brioche bun with spiced fries. I rate the value as very good. Dress is casual. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was amazing as usual!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I’ve been going to Catalina Kitchen for several years now. I went with a friend and I was trying to impress her with the food. Little I knew it was going to be the opposite. Food was not to the standards of the resort. Not only that but the place was overbooked they were trying to accommodate more and more people which made it overcrowded and noisy.
I probably will go there again, I like the place.
Hopefully they will make sure the food quality improves.
Just being honest, I hope I don’t get black-listed for writing this review.
BTW, my friend who introduced me to this restaurant and his family, stoped going there for the same reason.
Service is excellent, they’re very professional and prompt. However, they need to work on their menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Seafood buffet was wonderful. Excellent everything!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was a Sunday Brunch so it might not be fair but the price was very high, the food was okay and the service was inattentive.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Didn't honor our 7 p.m. reservation. They tried on two occasions to seat us outside, which was extremely cold. We had to wait while they seated another party of 2 inside, who arrived much later than us.

Once we were finally seated and ordered our food, they came back to say that they ran out of the entree that my husband ordered.

They also accommodate parties of 20+ at one table, by pulling together several tables. People and kids were up and walking around the entire time, changing seats and generally very loud. The ambiance was like a children's pizza parlor. For a party that large they should have put them in a banquet room so that their other dining guests could enjoy their dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and dining expierience

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Felipe was a fantastic waiter ! Great food and tons of selection!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service! Outstanding buffet, seafood, salads, cheese, dessert, etc. Very expensive $$$$ for brunch but good quality. Great view!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a ball for my cousins surprise birthday brunch...our server was the...he made sure we were taken care of and he also gave her a special lil cheese cake for her special day...it was just an all around beautiful day we will be back

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food with good staff. The food was delicious with a great variety.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Last Friday, we went with two other couples to have lunch at Catalina Kitchen, and the weather was spectacular! We walked around the resort first to take some pictures of the incredible scenery. Our lunch selections were exceptional. My husband ordered the beef dip, and I had the steak salad. Both entrees were cooked to perfection! We look forward to spending another special afternoon at Terranea.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding! Best brunch we've ever had!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been here many times but mostly for lunch. My guest from Japan/Seattle wanted to eat sea food but the choice was basically Black miso cod, Salmon or scallop. They did not like scallop, not excited about miso flavor and they were tired of eating salmon all the time in Seattle. It was kind of disappointed with the choice. But the worst part was the service. The waiter was asking the order to the same person multiple times yet skipping others. He was so confused with our order and had to come back several times, couldn't remember anything. The person who came to take the dishes never asked if it's okay, she just took our plates while we weren't watching even the food was still on the plate. And after that, he never came to ask if we want coffee of anything. When we were trying to get the bill, it took more than 25 minutes even though we were waving our hands nobody was paying attention. My husband had to get up to talk to the waiter. And the food was just so so. Disappointed and embarrassed.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a great night! Wonderful seafood and great casual vibe. The fire on the patio is gorgeous in the evening.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We asked to be seated inside. Upon arrival for our reservation, we were told it would be an hour. We were strongly urged to sit outside. It was warm but very load and dark.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas dinner at Catalina Kitchen at Terranea; reservations were for 7:00 pm. The restaurant was busy as expected. The food was very good and the staff was excellent. Our waiter, Kevin, was the best, and tended to our every need. Thank you again, Kevin.😊

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome! Can’t say enough good things about Catalina Kitchen!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

a great place to talk out of town guests. the drive up was beautiful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have dined here before, and enjoyed it, and this time was just as good. I had a pork chop that was prepared perfectly, my GF had the Braised short rib. The sides and appetizer were also tasty. Our server was nice, if not a little too rushy, but otherwise it was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

You are essentially paying for the view, because the food was good, albeit standard fare. There were not many choices for the Sunday brunch buffet, especially given the pricetag, so it was disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not as impressive as it's upper crust Mar'sel neighbor, but consistently very good ,and more affordable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We regularly dine there and have always had an excellent experience in.

I use CK for business meals, family meals and whenever I feel like dining alone. It suits all needs and I've found fantastic service to be the normal, although we always ask for Nick. He's a star. We even called to praise his capacity.

Thanksgiving was the stark contrast to what we are used to from CK. It was rushed, then slow, a visibly overworked staff who was absent for most of the night. We heard escalated dialog between staff, there was stress and it made for a poor experience.

We had to actually have a manager finally remove our plates. We always get two bottles of wine. This time, we couldn't get a second bottle. Nobody came by. Nobody asked. We went to Admiral Risty and finished up there with desert and another bottle. We actually left early because we didn't want to be there anymore.

As a previous restaurant owner, I know a good place. CK is a good place, no doubt but your management absolutely dropped the ball on Thanksgiving. Less than prepared is being polite. Having to go without water, service and having dirty dishes pile up as we try to enjoy our meal is unacceptable.

We tipped our waiter 100 dollars, regardless because it was the holidays and that's how regulars who wish to stay regulars that are treated properly do. I'm assuming future service will demonstrate complete reciprocity.

Sincerely,

Erik and Elizabeth Jay

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Early Thanksgiving Dinner with my mother-in-law and celebrating a new job for myself.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great brunch! Just do it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I LOVE the TERRANEA and dining at CATALINA KITCHEN fir breakfast did not let me down. I was on a date with my husband and the ambiance was perfect. We ate outside and the beautiful flowers, freash sea air and blue sky made for a beautiful morning. Our waitress was attentive and even asked if I wanted my unfinished coffee to go. I had three good size pancakes that were delicious and covered with fresh berries. My husband had the corn beef hash with two eggs and toast. He loved it! The corn beef hash had little pieces of potatoes in it. The waitress pointed out that the jam was freshly made at the Terranea and my husband said it was delicious.

The beautiful ride up to the Terranea makes me feel like I am going on a special vacation and once I get to the grounds of the Terranea I am in a whole new world of beauty, serenity, and treated like a queen.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved it and the cheese cake dessert was bomb!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Server would be gone for long periods. Hard to get wine and drink orders. Server should pay more attention to their tables.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server Orlando was very attentive and helpful. His service made our experience more enjoyable.
On the other hand, our main female server was interrupted by other guests while she was taking our beverages order, and to our surprise, she walked away without excusing herself... hadn't not being by Orlando's attentive service (we called him to ask him a question and he ended up taking our order) our experience would have been much different.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I can only comment on lunch. I'm sure it is great for all the other items listed too. Our server was perfect! Three of us were celebrating a 70th birthday and it was the perfect place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy
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