Cavatina at Sunset Marquis

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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 Luis Morales 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Enjoy a special three or four-course Valentine's Day menu presented by Chef Luis Morales! The prix fixe menu will take the place of our full menu, for $79++ or $85++per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $33 and $44 per person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The hostess seated us at our reservation time. We waited 15 minutes before my husband went to find a waiter. The manager came to bring us water and take drink order. When a randomly appointed waiter came he brought the wrong drink. My husband went back to manager and he brought the correct drink out. Random waiter showed back up about 20 minutes later to take our order. He was unpleasant to say the least. Rude, short, and uninterested is how I would describe him. We ate when food was brought. No one returned after food delivered. We waited and waited wanting to order dessert but again no one came to even ask or refill water or see if I wanted another drink - which I did. My husband got up - YET AGAIN- to actually ask if we could get our check. Absolutely horrible experience! Would not recommend or revisit.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at Cavatina for my friends birthday one year ago and the food was mediocre. Decided to give it another chance after reading all reviews and came to celebrate anniversary with my wife yesterday, on a Tuesday. We really enjoyed our experience and the dinner this time! The food was delicious especially that tuna crudo!! The presentation of oysters was outstanding!! Service was quick, attentive and our server described all dishes very well. The blonde lady (I guess the manager of the restaurant) was very nice and checked on us several times wishing us happy anniversary. Love this restaurant. Will definitely come back again.

K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cavatina. A little bit of paradise. Food is good, lots of ambiance and great service (ask for Gustavo)

RB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this place! I came for brunch with my whole family. We had a beautiful table on the patio and our server Sebastian was great. He was refilling our mimosas in a timely manner and was friendly and professional. Food was delicious! They have a Russian manager there, who spoke in Russian with us and was very nice (we speak Russian too), so that was cool! Overall, really enjoyed our brunch at Cavatina and planning to make it our regular Sunday brunch place from now on! Higly recommend!

S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cavatina and have dined here many times, each time feeling great about the food, service, ambiance and reasonable price (for LA). We have invited several friends to dine who have never been to Cavatina and they have also loved the dining experience.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were staying at the hotel, and didn't want to go out. When we arrived, the restaurant was pretty empty and our hostess had us pick a table. It was chilly that night, heaters were on and very comfortable. Service was very fast and efficient. Food was excellent, prepared well, octopus was very tender, tuna sashimi wonderful and spicy, truffle mushroom risotto amazing. Too full for desert! Nice wine list, excellent cocktails .

TH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went for NYE. We knew there was a pre-set menu but their was no alternative for non-pork eaters and the potion size of the entree was ridiculous!!

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not recommend this restaurant. My husbands burger was cold. My pasta tasted like pre-packaged cheese sauce. I ordered an old fashioned and it tasted awful, no idea what they thought they were making, and it was served in a martini glass.
Our waiter disappeared for almost our entire meal, and we shared multiple fill-in waiters. Even though there was hardly anyone there, and we had just sat down.
This place is very expensive and expectation was it would be a nice night out. Unfortunately it was over priced food, that tasted terrible and ruined the night. Avoid it.

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Poor service in an otherwise elegant venue. Waiter broke the cork on a $125 wine bottle and rather than bringing new Bottle, took the damaged bottle to back and filtered into a decanter and charged us full price even after I let him know I saw him braking it.

L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too expensive and the food wasn’t that great. There was also a problem with the heater and lastly they charged us a tip on 30 dollars... Plus we didn’t get our change back!

EL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at Cavatina numerous times before and always love it. Tonight we had the most wonderful time. The service was impeccable. Our server spoiled us, anticipated our needs and really made our Christmas Eve dinner a delightful experience. They had a special 4 or 5 course menu for this evening and the grilled octopus and lobster saffron spaghetti were standouts. a lovely lovely meal and evening. thank you

K
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, superb dishes, especially their spicy tunq crudo appetizer. Absolutely loved it.

KH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere

B
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience with delicious food and wonderful attentive service.

KB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner, loved it!
Svetlana made the birthday celebration dinner very special. Will return often!

V
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance here is really wonderful! Relaxing, lush surroundings, relatively quiet, even when full of diners. Oyster app was outstanding, guacamole was wonderful as well.

Husband’s branzino was perfectly cooked, with a fresh salad accompaniment. The chicken palliard was perfectly cooked( though a bit bland in taste), and a lovely presentation with arugula salad in a DELISH lemon vinaigrette. The fingerling potato side was underwhelming.

The exceptional service and really lovely atmosphere are the star aspects of this place, and we would gladly come back.

JM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food options. A beautiful setting both inside and out.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy going here. The food is really good. And the service is wonderful.
This particular time, our waiter seemed to forget us near the end and I had to hunt him down to get the check. But other than this, the restaurant is truly lovely.

DL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

RP
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Los Angeles. Outstanding service. Lovely atmosphere. I would never be worried taking a guest to Cavatina. Whenever I do, he/she comes away delighted.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance, food and service..waitress was a doll..this place is a hidden gem

HK
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have dined at Cavatina many times and know that the service can at times be slow. However, this time it was terrible. We had 7:30 reservations, (3 of us) no one took our drink order until about 7:45, we ordered the delicious potato chips at the same time. The chips came quickly and the drinks fairly fast too, however, our waiter seemed to disappear and we finally caught his attention around 8:00 so that we could order our entrees. My husband was the only one to order a starter and he got it about 10 min later, however by 8:30 we had not yet received the rest of our meal. We stopped the waiter around 8:35 to ask where our food was, he apologized and said he had been asking for it and told us it would take about another 10 min. He did then bring my husband a glass of wine on the house. We still had not received our food by 8:50-8:55 so we got up from the table and walked over to the hostess to tell her we were tired of waiting for our food and were leaving. (The other two parties who arrived at the same time as we did or a little later had already finished their dinners). The hostess got the manager and he came over to apologize to us, said he was so sorry, that this had never happened before and he understood how upset we were. We actually did offer to pay for what we had and he said there was no need to do so, covered the valet parking for us, gave us his card and asked that we please come back another time so he could make it up to us. I'm not sure we will be back, although we do love the ambiance (and the potato chips).
I believe that part of the problem with the delay of our meals was due to the fact that they had a private party in the other room. However, they should have either had more help or informed us that there would be a delay in service.

EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to Cavatina multiple times for the Sunday brunch buffet. We had a group meeting up this past Sunday and to our surprise, the BUFFET NO LONGER EXISTS! We still had a fine time, but it was quite disappointing that this aspect has been changed :(

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The staff is amazing, food delicious and the atmosphere is the best...beautiful setting! I have never had a bad experience here! Always a good time, great food and service!

MC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for a date or an intimate outing. The food is great, service is great and the best part is the ambiance and feeling your outdoors out of LA. You won’t be disappointed

CO
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting from the ambience of the location with waterfalls and foliage to the Restaurant Week three course lunch to the great service, all total up to be an extraordinary experience. I have a business lunch and my client was overjoyed about conducing a meeting under these great circumstances.

JM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a beautiful environment.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Nice setup, great service, inedible food

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece was visiting from the East Coast for a business. I thought Cavatina would be a great place for good meal and great atmosphere. It did not disappoint. I highly recommend this restaurant.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All was excellent but the host . I highly recommend Cavatina at Sunset Marquis.

P
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool place, rock and roll history in beautiful garden setting.

G
South Dakota
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance can not be beat in all of LA... just love the food, love the location and love the service. What a gem!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely setting with table spacing that is refreshingly stout, friendly service and thoughtfully curated wine list make for a pleasant evening despite ho hum food

JC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Had an amazing time!

H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Seabass is a fantastic server! Love this place so much!

CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, they’ve created an atmosphere of style comfort and quiet with delicious food.

The only challenge is when you valet at the Sunset Marquis Hotel the valets try and rip you off by asking to pay them cash to park your car. The valet wanted $20 cash to park my car but when I went to the restaurant they said with a validation parking only $10.

So I got my receipt validated paid $10 and the valet demanded that I pay him $20 before he gave me my car back. I went back to the front desk and explained what happened and there was a big discussion around parking the valet once realized he was exposed, said OK $10 is fine.

Bottom line. Great restaurant, great atmosphere but hotel valet is that try and take your money

CA
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great recommendations to try. We ordered 4 different entrees(split among 3) and dessert. Everything was delicious. My husband and are not sushi fans, but we would go back and try it again.

BT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spectacular. The burrata salad with fresh peaches and figs was revelatory. Everything you’d expect from great Cali cuisine. And the Caesar salad was like having it for the first time. The individual leaves that you can eat as a finger food. Wonderful.
The venue could use a bit of an umph. As director of design fir luxury hospitality projects I understand the desire to preserve the history and character of this historic hotel. But the dining area could use a bit of s makeover. Maybe new FFE at least.

M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cavatina, and take every opportunity I can to introduce friends to such a great restaurant in such a lovely setting.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and exceptional cuisine!

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