mar'sel at Terranea Resort
Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar'sel offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or seasonal Sunday brunch. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes Peninsula, mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for sea, mar and the French word for salt, sel) offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. With a seasonally rotating fine dining menu that features locally sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort's grounds, hand-ground chocolate, farm-fresh eggs), as well as playful takes on culinary favorites, mar'sel combines approachable luxury with a breathtaking setting perfect for every palate.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Cippolini agro dolce, heirloom potato chips, bordelaise | served à la carte
Seasonal Vegetable Pasta
Shell peas, tendrils, whipped ricotta, breadcrumbs
Sea of Cortez Halibut
Spinach puree, hen of the woods mushrooms, caper butter sauce, roasted tomato
Very expensive and I ordered a $54 Surf and Turf. Three tiny shrimp and I ordered the steak medium rare, it came back well done. My guests had to eat without me and it threw off the meal.
Also, very high prices for very average food. Paying for the view.
It was great. Everyone was so sweet! Beautiful views.
Loved: biscuits, the chefs app, the wine although pricey, salad special
Good but not amazing: shrimp app, halibut, beef, chocolate dessert
This was a fine brunch. My whole family enjoyed it very much.
So hard to find the restaurant. Not enough signs. Took us 15 minutes walking around in circles and nobody around to ask. Went to lobby n reception wasn’t any help. Entrance was hidden thru a pathway that wasn’t marked for the restaurant. Otherwise, it was a great dining experience. They could use more seafood items in their menu!
Wonderful early Mother’s Day celebration after a relaxing spa day. Our server Alex was very attentive and polite and made sure we had a truly wonderful experience. The patio was well heated and protected by the large glass panels making for a perfect evening out.
Everything was fantastic. You will not be disappointed whatsoever.
Food was nice, view was lovely, service was not so great--but I'm giving them some time to probably get brand new staff at this point of covid to get them up-to-speed.
Jeffrey and Abraham were super efficient and friendly. The food was great and delicious!!
The ambience, food and service were all outstanding! Would defiantly recommend, especially for any special occasion
Súper agradable y la atención excelente
The food was great. Alex and Cole were both very helpful and answer all our questions about dining
Thank you to Jeffrey for making our 15 year anniversary one to remember! You never cease to amaze us with your exceptional service and attention to detail. I love how our drinks are served (without us even placing an order) from the second we sit down...that is how well you have gotten to know us over the years. You anticipate our needs and take care of them without us even needing to ask. You are still the only establishment we truly trust over a year into this pandemic. You have earned that trust. Special kudos the Chef as well. As always - the Caviar was divine and the Truffle Pasta was the "piece de resistance." SIMPLY TO DIE FOR! Thank you again. We will be back!
Beautiful view and excellent food
You go here for the ambience and the view, not the food which is pricey. Service was incredible. Absolutely pleasant experience. We got the lamb rack and it was just okay. Not great almost returned it. The cheese and charcuterie plates were awesome. So was the pot de creme.
Amazing service, view
Food was a big let down 😭 our server was great and the view was amazing but that’s about it sadly
Lovely ambiance and service. The food was presented well
This restaurant on the Terranea property has beautiful ocean views, wonderful ambiance and fabulous food. The wait staff was wonderful, attentive, friendly and professional.
Excellent service. Beautiful view. Perfect place for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend.
34th Wedding Anniversary
Jeffrey was amazing
Everything was great , but having to pay $15.00 for self parking was a turn off . We have been going to Terranea for years and always go to Mar’sel for special occasions and never had to pay for parking . Considering the amount of money you spend when going to Terranea , they should not charge for self parking to go to their restaurant , just thought I’d was tacky.
The view was beautiful and the food was delicious. Great service too! We got little chef specials in between our entrees. Gave us a complimentary dessert for our would’ve been wedding day.
mar'sel is a great place to go if you are looking for a "special occasion" dining experience.
We sat outdoors and enjoyed the beautiful view. Our waiter, Jeffrey, was very attentive and friendly, as was his assistant, Eddie. We were not rushed from course to course which we really appreciated. Great cocktails, and an extensive wine list. We ordered the halibut and the lamb chops, and both were delicious. We will definitely return.
One of my favorite spots
Very impressed overall with Mar'Sel. My birthday dinner was fabulous. Thanks to our server Anthony and the entire staff!
Beautiful day, yummy food, and our server, Alex was absolutely amazing. Truly, he elevated our already beautiful experience.
Went here for my birthday dinner with my girlfriends and it was amazing from start to finish! Everything was amazing. Everyone from the resort shuttle people to the hosts and servers were extremely nice. The food and drinks were so good! And of course - the view was unreal! All of our needs were catered to before I even had to ask the question. I appreciate that everyone helped point out areas to take great pictures and truly made me feel so special on my birthday. Special shout out to Spencer, our shuttle person, who helped point out the best areas for pictures and Jeffrey, our server who was super friendly and attentive and gave us all the best food/drink recommendations! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to celebrate something special!
excellent food, great service, fabulous view
we'll be back
The food, service, view and settings were all Magnificent! If you are looking for a special place this would be on the top of my list.
I had proposed to my girlfriend at the restaurant and my experience was absolutely magical and perfect. Jeffrey our waiter went above and beyond. He purchased a cake for us from the cakery that I wanted specifically, he had the entire staff sign a congratulations card for us, the service was amazing, the food was spectacular and we got the perfect table! Diego, the busser, Erica, asst manager & Istvan, the manager were all very accommodating and personable!!! My engagement was absolutely perfect thanks to the Marsel staff!!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Mar’sel and had a wonderful dining experience. The food, service and views were amazing! I cannot wait to go back!
Jeffery was absolutely amazing. Service was impeccable and he made our experience amazing. The dessert is out of this world and halibut was really fabulous as well.
Beautiful location. Food and staff was amazing!
Jeffrey is phenomenal. We look forward to seeing him every time we come in! He makes the whole experience at Marsel amazing and always remembers things we have ordered in the past and liked. He really is a step above!
Truly a fantastic experience from start to finish. The setting is a beautiful 180 degree view of the ocean, and dining outside during sunset was perfect. Jeffrey and Eddie provided outstanding service, both attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The food was delicious; the bellinis are a treat! We will be back on our next trip.