Cavatina at Sunset Marquis

4.6
522 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Cavatina- a musical term describing an unembellished melody, beautiful in it's simplicity
Award winning Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schlow, is proud to introduce Cavatina, a new, exciting restaurant serving lunch and dinner at the fabled Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood.
A long time fan and guest of Sunset Marquis, this marks Michael’s first L.A. restaurant and he’s teamed up with Executive Chef Chris Turano to present dishes at Cavatina that showcase their unique cooking styles and bold approach to food.
Cavatina boasts an impressive wine list and the restaurant's setting and service embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual and relaxed vibe.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Mid-day: Daily: 3:00pm-5:30pm; Dinner: Daily 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 358-3759
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luis Morales
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Catering
Sunset Marquis has served as the backdrop for more than a few legendary celebrations. Whatever the scale, whatever your style – from intimate gatherings of family and friends to elegant gala extravaganzas, relaxed California cool to vintage Hollywood glamour – our experienced events team can help you bring your special event to life. Indeed!
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Cross street
Holloway
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Parking details
Valet Parking $10 with validation.
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Special events & promotions
Cavatina can host parties from 10-150, from cocktail parties to seated dinners. Please contact Ameliana at akamstra@sunsetmarquis.com for inquiries and details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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We have multiple creative spaces to host your event. From 10-250 people.

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LL
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always...some beautiful memories here...a staff that it in rivaled. We ❤️You!

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JL
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our fourth anniversary and my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate it there. We often go for cocktails and small bites, but this was our first full meal. Excellent service, delicious, romantic ambience and the staff really made us feel special for the occasion: complimentary prosecco, dessert and well wishes from everyone helping us. So glad it is in the neighborhood. A real hidden gem.

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m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter brought over a birthday dessert than put a charge on the bill for $65.00!
When asked what that item was, he said I'll take it off. Then automatically charged us 20% gratuity for a party of 5. Again it was removed after questioning since no mention was made of automatic service charge for parties of 5.
We basically poured our wine since the waiter was never around.
The food was good, service was awful!!

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H
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this space. It's so peaceful. Food is fabulous. Very nice staff.

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C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My Branzino was very plain. Caeser salad and drink was good. Pureed potatoes were okay. The best part was the ambiance and the service. The bill was about $50 higher then I expected based on the underwhelming experience of the food. I recommend that you order appetizers. There were minors there in flip flops without their parents at 9p on a Sat night which was a little bizarre. It felt like a cross between a really nice place and a coffee shop at a hotel.

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OB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is inside the hotel so valet park and the restaurant can take care of the parking for you.
The food is really good and we even got Kushii oysters to try.
The Mary's Organic Chicken was good but the Ora King Salmon was much better.
I couldn't decide which was better so you better order both desserts if you see it on the menu.
Cherry Frangipane Tart and Warm Valrhona Chocolate Oasis are not sweet but worth the calories.

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VM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute spot! Quiet & Romantic. Perfect for a date. Food was amazing. We ordered an appetizer, each an entree and each a dessert and there was not one thing we didnt absolutely love!

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MI
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were married at Sunset Marquis in 2014 and we love dining at Cavatina - never disappoints!

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DR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. We were a table of 7 people including two 7 year-old children. Very kid-friendly and very kind waiters. We will be back!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Cavatina for our 15th anniversary. A lovely oasis in the midst of West Hollywood. We were greeted by great pictures of some of our favourite rock bands walking through the hotel. We then crossed the bridge over the Koi pond backed with beautiful flora. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and sat on the patio facing the green wall. Our server, Angel was spectacular. He was very attentive and knowledgeable, recommending wonderful meal and drink choices that both my wife and I enjoyed immensely.

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CC
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been looking forward to having brunch here for a long time. The food was good and the atmosphere was beautiful. The service was friendly but really unattentive. We waited for about 15 minutes once seated and finally had to flag someone down to take our drink order. Had to flag down someone to help us with refills four times throughout, and our server forgot requests. Overall it was okay but I wouldn't recommend, nor will we return. There are much better brunch places with fantastic service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The staff is just as excellent as the food!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and wonderful service!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The hotel is great but I was really disappointed with the food quality. The chicken was bland, no seasoning at all. I’ve had better tasting cheeseburgers at In-and-out. The vegetables actually tasted bad. They had a sour burnt taste to them. Desert was good but not great. I expected more for the price.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in Hollyeood. A bit hidden. Nice service perfect ambiance and excelent food.

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J
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful buffet for "Mothers Day", attentive staff and love the setting with a view of the garden and beautiful trees. Food beautifully displayed and quickly replenished . Everything
was delicious and we so enjoyed sitting on the patio---all in all a delightful experience!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in LA as a Parisian. Love the food, the look, the ambiant... perfect ‘

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed because the online menu and the actual menu was different. I initially went there for a particular dish but wasn't available at that time. On top of that, I ordered a dish that was $26 (on the menu) but the bill came out as $32. They adjusted the cost but... Overall, it was okay.

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J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We so enjoy the setting of Cavatina ----it's beautiful and tranquil. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The menu is fairly limited but enough selections for a beautiful meal nicely presented.
It's like stepping into another world with the luxury of a delicious meal and being able to have a conversation with lunch or dinner partners .

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BF
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

Went for double birthday celebration (4 people total). In the past we've loved this place. This time was terribly disappointing. Maitre de was a sour-faced young woman who never even said hello...glumly walked me to the table. Didn't smile at anyone it seemed. Waiter was great...offered several wines to taste. Served the best Caesar salad ever. Recommended swordfish special. My friend (his b-day and mine) ordered it. Waiter comes back few minutes later that they don't have the swordfish. We were one of first people for their Saturday dinner so how do you not have the main special on menu? Waiter said they have same dish with a substitute fish cooked same way...my friend ordered it. What he got was Ahi Tuna, raw inside and not at all a substitute for the grilled swordfish. He ordered chicken instead. I ordered a $60 filet medium rare. What I got was medium well..and obvious to anyone looking at the plate from afar. Waiter looked surprised but not apologetic at all. By the time his chicken arrived and I got a new filet cooked properly (15 minutes minimum) our 2 other guests were already finished eating. No one ever came to apologize or even acknowledge they did anything wrong. They did give 2 complimentary birthday desserts but the overall dining experience was extremely disappointing.

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P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and boo had a swell time.

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is place is beautiful. And not in a superficial LA pricey kind of way. You feel like you are in a botanical garden. The staff is really nice. We had lunch their on Sunday but as it was a business meal, I didn't want to order the brunch for all, so we got a lovely table adjacent to the patio, without any pressure, and ordered off the menu. There is a variety of food for meat eaters and vegans. The food was a little slow to come out but could be that most people were eating at the brunch. Our guest was new to LA from France and had a wonderful time, we are looking forward to coming back.

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MT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, good food and yet, our service and was too slow. We had three different waiters during our dinner service. Maybe it was an off night and yes, it was expensive too.

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BL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cavatina has a beautiful menu featuring fresh, simple foods. The cauliflower steak with truffle was absolutely amazing, and the service was impeccable. The setting is stunning. A perfect meal.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Great setting, serene atmosphere, lush garden, delicious food. It’s my favorite place to have lunch in Hollywood now

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LL
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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KD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to Cavatina, and we were not disappointed. I love that this restaurant is so good and the tables are spaced in such a way that you can have a conversation with your friends, date or spouse. Our daughter was visiting from D.C. so we wanted a place we could catch up and enjoy each other's company. The halibut, ribeye and grilled chicken were all good. The octopus was tender, although the portion was a bit small if you are going to split. Service is awesome. The kitchen was running slow for our main course, but the waiter bought us a round of drinks on him because of the inconvenience. At $20, $17 and $17 that was no small offer. There is no rush here. Take your time. We were there 2.5 hours and loved every minute. Of course you could speed that up if you wanted, but we requested some time between courses so we would not be rushed. For dessert the cheesecake is excellent and a reasonable portion. The strawberry cobbler and hot chocolate chip cookies with ice cream and milk is to die for. Give this a try. You won't be disappointed.

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S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hidden Gem - My friends asked me to pick a place between mid city and Studio City so I found this place. I knew nothing about it other than it got good reviews. All of us ended up being delighted with my choice. The area is beautiful. There is a koi pond and a little bridge and lots of pretty trees. The seating is indoor/outdoor, very pretty, feels like you've left LA. Service wasn't quick, but it wasn't as slow as other reviewers had complained about. There were only a couple of healthy vegetarian options, but the jumbo asparagus and cauliflower steak I had were delicious. Others at the table had the ribs and loved them. Cocktails and wine were good. Lattes were good. All around a great choice with lots of interesting LA people to watch, some of whom had lots of plastic surgery. And the prices are medium for LA dining.

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

This is a beautiful spot. A lunch on the patio is a great experience. The menu is not very good; not enough interesting lunch items.

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B
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends at Cavatina and it was fantastic. It was a busy Saturday night and, still, service was quick but not rushed. Our server checked in on us regularly and kept our decanted wine flowing perfectly. The food was amazing and each of us loved the flavors and creativity of the plating. We selected a Rosenthal Block M Cabernet which is a very special local Malibu winery. After dinner we went into Bar 1200 which is on the Sunset Marquis property as well. Super hip and a great spot for a night cap. We will certainly be back to Cavatina very soon.

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PT
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we can't come up with a restaurant option for a particular occasion, Cavatina pleases everyone- therefore one of the few places we do repeat visits. Lovely surroundings, nestled in the discrete and secluded hip Sunset Marquis hotel. Easy valet parking , bonus photography gallery on right as one enters the hotel, then a glance at the pool area before finally arriving to the open air/indoor restaurant location with greenery and fountains as scenic view. Excellent service, great menu.

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OK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This place was listed as one of top restaurants to visit in Los Angeles, but I found it amazingly average at best. The hotel is quite dated, the bartender at the outdoor bar could hardly conceal her disdain for my guest since she had been listening to our conversation and apparently didn't care for his politics. Moreover, she can't make a cocktail. The food was ok, except for the octopus appetizer that was comprised of tentacles the size of my arm. No finesse or real care given to the food. The waiter was fine and got the order right. afterwards, we had a nightcap at the little bar near the entrance to the hotel and that was ok until one of the patrons got super belligerent. Fortunately, the manager was alert and took care of the issue promptly. The drinks are basic. the bartenders are not great or particularly friendly, but sufficient and it's a really cramped bar for them to work from, so I have to have some sympathy for them on that. In summary, there are too many great restaurants in L.A. to bother with this one.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Classic ‘New American’ cuisine. I love the fact it’s hidden and almost seems like you’ve been transported to some really cool tropical locale.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a true L.A. experience. Food was very good and the service read great

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PL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been fans of Cavatina for some time and on this occasion were introducing new diners to the club. We are in the neighborhood and strolled over. Our guests could not believe the garden ambiance. Nor could they, lifetime residents of LA County, believe there was this grand hotel with this restaurant hiding in the middle of the city. This is what we usually discover and that is a mixed happenstance. For what we treasure about Sunset Marquis is its mystery.

Well we all were pleased with our reception and the care given to every moment of our experience. The meal was tasty with the guest who had Chicken Paillard exclaiming that it was sooo good. We tried the burgers for the first time and thought it was worth the challenge to get them into our mouths. And those fries! It’s rare today to find hot fires that taste like potatoes instead of flavored oil. Our drinks were well made and the Cesar Salad was actually served in separate plates for those of us who shared. We ended up sharing a Bananas Foster Hot Fudge Sundae. The four of us each had more than a taste and found it a great conclusion to our meal. Thank you Cavatina for your service and quality of your product. But please Sunset Marquis, don’t lose your mystery.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing will definitely be back!

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j
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cavatina! Delicious food, fine service, gorgeous setting! What more could you want
in a restaurant?

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KD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've lived in the area for almost 10 years and I don't know how I did not know about this restaurant. What a find. You really feel like you have left the city to this secluded gem at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The food was excellent and some of the best service I've had.

My only complaint would be the gratuity was added to my bill for a party of 4. I thought that was unusual. My real issue was I ordered a $100 bottle of wine (cheap by the others on the wine list) and I feel it is very inappropriate to add a gratuity when someone orders wine. Had the bottle been $200 or $300 I presume the gratuity would have been added. Had the service not been so excellent, I would have demanded the gratuity be removed. I will, however, mention it when I return.

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J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem, quiet setting amongst trees, plants, fish pond with bridge . Food is always amazing, service is excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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